PVE Protection Paladin Tank Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)
Welcome to the Protection Paladin Tank guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Protection Paladin in a raid. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.
Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.
Austere Earthsiege Diamond combined with Shifting Dreadstone and Sovereign Dreadstone
Rest of the gem slots can be filled with flat Stamina - Solid Majestic Zircon
There is also a second variant (below).
Head – Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Pinnacle or Greater Inscription of the Gladiator
Cloak – Major Agility, Mighty Armor or Titanweave
Chest – Greater Defense, Heavy Borean Armor Kit or Super Health
Bracers – Major Stamina
Gloves – Heavy Borean Armor Kit or Armsman
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Frosthide Leg Armor
Boots – Tuskarr's Vitality or Greater Fortitude
Weapons – Blade Ward or Enchant Weapon Mongoose
Shield – Major Stamina or Defense
5. Gameplay & Rotations
To put it simply, there is one main rotation for a Protection Paladin: the 969 rotation. It uses 5 skills: two with 6 sec cooldown and tree with 9 sec cooldown. Use a 9 sec skill, then a 6 sec skill, then a 9 sec skill, then another 6sec skill and so on.
Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.
Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.