Level 100 Protection Paladin Guide [PvE]

A World of Warcraft Class Guide, Updated to Patch 6.1.2

Stat Priority for Protection Paladin in PvE | Latest Patch 6.1.2

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Below are the Stat Priority and Stat Summaries for Protection Paladin at level 100. The Stat Priority ranks your stats from most effective (left) to least effective (right). The Stat Summaries provide a quick overview of how each stat impacts your character.

Stat Priority

Stamina > Bonus Armor > Armor > Strength >= Versatility >= Haste >= Mastery > Multistrike = CritView Weights & Pawn

Stat Weights

  1. Stamina


  2. Bonus Armor


  3. Armor


  4. Strength


  5. Versatility


  6. Haste


  7. Mastery


  8. Multistrike


  9. Crit


Pawn Strings

( Pawn: v1: "PvE-630-Paladin-Protection-Noxxic": Strength=8.19, Armor=12.85, Stamina=35.22, MasteryRating=7.09, HasteRating=7.47, Multistrike=4.61, CritRating=4.55, Versatility=7.78, BonusArmor=17.08 )

Stat Summaries

Stamina increases your total health.

Bonus Armor
Bonus Armor increases Armor and attack power for tanking specializations. As Protection, Bonus Armor also increases your Attack Power thanks to Bladed Armor.

Armor reduces physical damage received.

Strength increases your attack power and the damage dealt by your abilities. Further, Strength slightly increases your chance to Parry.

Versatility increases your damage, healing, and absorption done and decreases damage received.

Haste increases attack and spell casting speed, adds additional damage and healing to DoTsA spell or ability that does damage over time. and HoTsA spell or ability that heals over time., and reduces the GCDA universal cooldown activated by most abilities.. As Protection, thanks to Sanctity of Battle, Haste increases Holy Power generation by lowering the cooldown of your core abilities. This allows you to use more abilities in less time to create more Holy Power. Also, Sacred Duty provides additional Haste rating.

Mastery provides a passive bonus to your character based on your specialization. Mastery Divine Bulwark increases the damage reduction of your Shield of The Righteous, boosts the healing bonus of Bastion of Glory, and improves your chance to block attacks. Mastery leads to slightly smoother incoming damage that may be easier for your healers to manage.

Multistrike grants a chance for your spells and abilities to activate up to 2 additional times at 30% effectiveness. As Protection, Shining Protector provides additional healing received based on your Multistrike chance.

Critical Strike increase the chance for your spells and attacks to critically hit for additional damage and healing. As Protection, Crit also increases your chance to Parry via Riposte.

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