On this folio, you will find out the optimal stat priority for your Protection Paladin. We outset nowadays the stat priority, before delving into more complex explanations. Our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.
If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our
TBC Archetype Protection Paladin stat priority.
The Nuts of Stats for Protection Paladin
Defensively, the stat priority for Protection Paladins are as follows:
- Critical Strike.
It is important to accept into account that Haste, Mastery, and Versatility are all extremely close in terms of value, and item level is by far the about of import aspect of gear upgrades. In most cases this stat priority is only really useful comparing when you have two items of the same particular level.
One time yous showtime to approach 30% Mastery you will want to consider balancing this stat budget out with more Versatility where possible to avoid Diminishing Returns.
Getting a Better Understanding of Protection Paladin Stats
reduces your global cooldown and the cooldowns of about of the abilities that are part of your rotation. Haste’s principal task is to increment
Shield of the Righteous
uptime, to more often than not smooth harm intake and make you lot more than predictable to heal. At ～20% Haste yous volition accept more than enough rotational Holy Power to achieve very high uptimes on Shield of the Righteous. At ～25-xxx% Haste you lot volition exist able to cast
Word of Celebrity
without fear of dropping Shield of the Righteous uptime. Once you are this level of Haste you will want to offset looking to maximise the benefits of other stats over Haste.
Mastery, thanks to
Mastery: Divine Bulwark
, increases your chance to block attacks and your attack power, as well equally increasing the harm reduction you get from standing in your
. Information technology works similar to Versatility since it is direct upwardly damage reduction but likewise increases damage and healing done, but due to increased attack power. Information technology simply outperforms Versatility due to increasing block gamble likewise.
increases all harm and healing done too every bit reducing damage taken. Versatility gives you slightly more impairment reduction per point than Mastery and it will too be active outside of
. Yet, it is not as strong equally Mastery due to missing out on block run a risk also.
increases your damage and healing output, and also gives you Parry, as yous get 1 Parry from for every i point of Disquisitional Strike. Disquisitional Strike does very little for you defensively, exterior of the parry increasing which can increment the frequency at which
Word of Glory
is also able to critically strike which almost guarantees a full heal, however this is unreliable and merely a nice bonus when it does occur. Offensively, it is a bully stat, however it is not something that should exist sought later on as a priority.
increases the Armor gained from
Shield of the Righteous
, your assail power, and your parry chance (by a small amount).
Confronting well-nigh encounters y’all need to have a decent amount of health, in society to requite yourself the chance to exist healed earlier a subsequent attack kills you. In addition to this
minimum corporeality of Stamina, we feel that Stamina remains quite valuable for Protection Paladins. Still, most of your Stamina is innately found on your gear, just it is e’er a skilful choice to have boosted Stamina available, should it temporarily be necessary through trinkets, enchants, and gemming (in that order). As y’all become more than comfortable determining the amount of survivability needed for each encounter, you can shift some of that Stamina into other stats.
21 Feb. 2022:
Reviewed and approved for Patch ix.2.
01 Nov. 2021:
Reviewed and canonical for Patch 9.1.five.
28 Jun. 2021:
Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.ane.
09 Mar. 2021:
Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
10 Feb. 2021:
Re-write of Disquisitional Strike section to analyze strengths of the stat.
nineteen January. 2021:
Revised data on Strength to include minor gains to parry from increasing Strength.
06 December. 2020:
Updated info on Haste.
23 November. 2020:
Updated for Shadowlands.
13 Oct. 2020:
Folio updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.