Talent Build & Glyphs for Protection Paladin in PvE | Latest Patch 6.0.2
Below is the recommended Talent Build & Glyphs guide for Protection Paladin at level 90. These recommendations are based on a combination of extensive simulations along with play testing to assess the overall usefulness and power of each talent.
Below is the recommended build. Click the + symbol to read more about each talent. The talents that are primarily utility-based are simply our general recommendation, your play style and raid needs should be priority when choosing these talents. The talent descriptions include some additional advice on when different utility talents are the most appropriate choice.
- 15Speed of LightLong Arm of the LawPursuit of Justice
Speed of Light offers burst movement that is best for fights with significant area damage that must be quickly avoided.
Long Arm of The Law offers a steady movement buff that is relatively easy to maintain. It is most useful when you are required to move quickly and more frequently than the Speed of Light cooldown allows.
Pursuit of Justice offers passive movement speed with an additional boost for your pooled Holy Power. This is a good all-around choice, especially for easier content or fights where you do not need to have the burst speed available from the other talents in this tier.
- 30Fist of JusticeRepentanceBlinding Light
Fist of Justice provides a powerful stun that is useful in almost every fight.
Repentance is situationally useful in fights with eligible targets (Demons, Dragonkin, Giants, Humanoid, or Undead). In general, this is not a commonly used talent.
Blinding Light provides a useful form of area crowd control that is situationally useful in some fights.
- 45Selfless HealerEternal FlameSacred Shield
Selfless Healer allows you to frequently cast a free and sometimes potent heal. As Protection, Selfless Healer provides the least effective healing of any talent in this tier.
Sacred Shield provides a strong damage absorption shield. In general, it mitigates less damage than the other talents can heal, but it can be used to absorb incoming damage rather than healing it after the fact. However, Eternal Flame is generally the stronger choice.
- 60Hand of PurityUnbreakable SpiritClemency
Unbreakable Spirit is the top choice in fights where you need to use your damage mitigation abilities multiple times.
Clemency doubles the effectiveness of your many Hand abilities. This can be very helpful in fights where your Hand spells are a core part of your group's strategy.
- 75Holy AvengerSanctified WrathDivine Purpose
Holy Avenger offers a potent burst cooldown. This talent is most useful when you need additional on-demand burst damage, threat, and damage mitigation capabilites.
Divine Purpose offers the most additional Holy Power of any talent in this tier over the course of a fight which makes this talent an excellent choice.
- 90Holy PrismLight's HammerExecution Sentence
Holy Prism allows you to quickly heal or damage targets from range. As Protection, Holy Prism is an acceptable choice and is useful for quickly grabbing adds by targeting a nearby player. However, it is generally less useful than Lights Hammer.
Lights Hammer provides a strong area-targeted damage/heal. As Protection, Lights Hammer is generally the most useful talent of this tier. You can place Lights Hammer on your location, damage targets, and heal.
Execution Sentence provides the strongest single-target option of this talent tier, but is generally less useful than the other talents.