Protection Paladin Tanking Guide

Level 120, Patch 8.0.1

Protection Paladin PvE Tanking Rotation - 8.0.1

Below is our guide for prioritizing your Protection Paladin abilities optimally. This should help give you a basic understanding of what to do and what's most important to focus on. Keep in mind that simply following this (or any other) rotation guide will not guarantee you to be amazing at tanking. How aggressively you execute the rotation, how fast and intelligently you react in encounters, your FPS, latency, etc. play a large part in the end-result of your performance. We encourage you to really focus on those things and perfect this rotation if you're very performance-focused.

Single Target Rotation

Tanking Priority: Execute this priority to build threat and deal damage.

  1. Consecration maintained at all times.
  2. Judgment on cooldown to further reduce the cooldown of Shield Of The Righteous.
  3. Avengers Shield whenever available. Watch for Grand Crusader procs.
  4. Hammer Of The Righteous or Blessed Hammer when available.
  5. Consecration  as a filler ability.

Active Mitigation: Consume Holy Power with these skills to mitigate damage.

Remember to use Light Of The Protector as often as possible for a potent self-heal, especially while standing in Consecration. Shield Of The Righteous is your primary mitigation ability and should be used whenever you have 2+ charges.

AoE Rotation

Remember to stand in  Consecration to buff your   Hammer Of The Righteous or Blessed Hammer as often as possible while executing the rest of the AoE rotation.

Effective Cooldowns

These are effective cooldowns to try and incorporate in each encounter.