Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Protection Paladin Guide

Introduction

    Protection Paladins have access to
    Blessing of Sanctuary
    , as well as any of the other main blessings. They also bring a couple important raid debuffs with
    Heart of the Crusader
    ,
    Judgements of the Just
    , and
    Improved Devotion Aura
    , as well as
    Judgement of Light
    or
    Judgement of Wisdom
    depending on what is needed.

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Protection Paladin Rotation

Single Target

  1. Maintain your assigned Aura.
  2. Use
    Seal of Vengeance
    .
  3. Use
    Avenging Wrath
    .
  4. Use
    Divine Plea
    . This will be refreshed with
    Guarded by the Light
    .
  5. Maintain
    Sacred Shield
    .
  6. Use
    Avenger's Shield
    .
  7. Proceed to 9-6-9 Rotation.

9-6-9 Rotation

  1. This rotation alternates between using an 8(+1 GCD) second cooldown ability and a 6 second cooldown ability.
  2. Use
    Holy Shield
    .
  3. Use
    Hammer of the Righteous
    .
  4. Use
    Consecration
    .
  5. Use
    Shield of Righteousness
    .
  6. Use
    Judgement of Wisdom
    or
    Judgement of Light
    .
  7. Use
    Hammer of the Righteous
    .
  8. Use
    Holy Shield
    .
  9. Use
    Shield of Righteousness
    .
  10. Use
    Consecration
    .
  11. Use
    Hammer of the Righteous
    .
  12. Use
    Judgement of Wisdom
    or
    Judgement of Light
    .
  13. Use
    Shield of Righteousness
    .
  14. Repeat.

AoE

  1. Use
    Seal of Command
    .
  2. Use
    Holy Wrath
    if targets are Undead or Demons.
  3. Same as single target.

Defensive Cooldowns

  1. Divine Plea
    with
    Glyph of Divine PleaGlyph of Divine Plea
    .
  2. Divine Protection
    .
  3. Lay on Hands
    .
  4. Divine Sacrifice
    and
    Divine Guardian
    .
  5. Ardent Defender
    .

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Protection Paladin Talents

Standard Build

This build has a few points that can be moved around depending on your raid composition. You can remove 2 points from
Improved Blessing of Might
and move them to
Conviction
if another Paladin has them. If you are responsible for the Attack Speed debuff, you can remove 2 points from
Conviction
and put them into
Judgements of the Just
. If you aren't going to be AoE tanking, you can remove the 1 point from
Seal of Command
and move it to
Conviction
.
0
Holy
0
Protection
0
Retribution

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Protection Paladin Glyphs

  1. Major:
    Divine PleaDivine Plea
    ,
    Seal of VengeanceSeal of Vengeance
    ,
    Righteous DefenseRighteous Defense
  2. Optional: For AoE, replace
    Seal of VengeanceSeal of Vengeance
    and
    Righteous DefenseRighteous Defense
    with
    Hammer of the RighteousHammer of the Righteous
    and
    Holy WrathHoly Wrath
  3. Minor:
    Lay on HandsLay on Hands
    ,
    Sense UndeadSense Undead
    ,
    Blessing of KingsBlessing of Kings

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Protection Paladin Stats

Hit Cap

  • 7% (230 Rating) with
    Heroic Presence
  • 8% (263 Rating)

Expertise Cap

    Soft Cap

  • 41 Rating with
    Mace Specialization
    from Dwarf,
    Combat Expertise
    and
    Glyph of Seal of VengeanceGlyph of Seal of Vengeance
  • 58 Rating with
    Mace Specialization
    or
    Sword Specialization
    from Human,
    Combat Expertise
    and
    Glyph of Seal of VengeanceGlyph of Seal of Vengeance
  • 82 Rating with
    Combat Expertise
    and
    Glyph of Seal of VengeanceGlyph of Seal of Vengeance
  • Hard Cap

  • 328 Rating with
    Combat Expertise
    and
    Glyph of Seal of VengeanceGlyph of Seal of Vengeance

Defense Cap

  • 540 Rating

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Protection Paladin Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of Stoneblood
    Alternatives:
  • Elixir of Mighty Agility
    ,
  • Elixir of Mighty Defense
    ,
    Elixir of Mighty Fortitude
    , or
    Elixir of Protection

Food

    Best:
  • Dragonfin Filet
    Alternatives:
  • Snapper Extreme
    ,
  • Worg Tartare
    ,
  • Rhinolicious Wormsteak

Potions

    Best:
  • Indestructible Potion

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Dark Rune
    or
    Demonic Rune

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Protection Paladin Best Races

Alliance

  1. Draenei:
    Heroic Presence
  2. Dwarf:
    Stoneform
    and
    Mace Specialization
  3. Human:
    Sword Specialization
    and
    Mace Specialization

Wrath Classic (WOTLK) Protection Paladin Best Professions

  1. Engineering: Best profession thanks to
    Nitro Boosts
    ,
    Reticulated Armor Webbing
    ,
    Flexweave Underlay
    , and
    Mind Amplification Dish
    enchants,
    Global Thermal Sapper Charge
    , and
    Armored Titanium Goggles
    for early gearing.
  2. Jewelcrafting: Second best profession thanks to the 3 unique gems such as
    Solid Dragon's Eye
    , as well as
    Figurine - Monarch Crab
    and
    Figurine - Ruby Hare
    for early gearing.
  3. Blacksmithing, Mining, Leatherworking, Enchanting: All provide comparable stat bonuses with
    Socket Bracer
    and
    Socket Gloves
    ,
    Toughness
    ,
    Fur Lining - Stamina
    , and
    Ring - Stamina
    respectively.
  4. Alchemy:
    Mixology
    .