Talent Build & Glyphs for Protection Paladin in PvP | 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 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 selected talents are simply our general recommendation, your play style and group needs should be a priority when choosing your build. The talent descriptions include some additional advice on when different talents are the most appropriate choice.
- 15Speed of LightLong Arm of the LawPursuit of Justice
Speed of Light offers a large movement speed boost that can be used when needed to close gaps or escape from other players. However, the easy uptime on Long Arm of The Law is often a better choice for Protection PvP.
Long Arm of The Law is the best choice for situatons where you are able to use Judgment freely and regularly to maintain a high uptime on the movement speed boost. The ease of maintaining the movement speed boost from Long Arm of The Law makes it a very appealing choice in most fights.
- 30Fist of JusticeRepentanceBlinding Light
Fist of Justice provides an instant-cast ranged stun that is useful in virtually every PvP scenario.
Repentance offers a strong form of crowd control, but is often susceptible to early breaking due to the high prevalance of DoTs and cleaves in PvP gameplay.
Blinding Light provides a potent form of AoE crowd control that is most useful in fights where you need to control mutliple opponents. However, the long cooldown makes this talent somewhat difficult to use in PvP.
- 45Selfless HealerEternal FlameSacred Shield
Selfless Healer provides the opportunity for flexible self healing or team healing that is passively developed as you use Judgment. As Protection, Selfless Healer is a weak choice. It provides less healing than other talents and does not benefit from class mechanics like Bastion of Glory.
Sacred Shield provides damage absorption, but is generally not as helpful as the straight healing provided by the other talents in this tier.
- 60Hand of PurityUnbreakable SpiritClemency
Hand of Purity provides mitigation againt DoT abilities, but its uses are limited and provide less overall utility than the other talents in this tier.
Unbreakable Spirit makes it possible to more frequently use your most potent defensive cooldowns. This talent is useful in situatons where you expect to be a focused target and need to use those big cooldowns as frequently as possible. As Protection, Unbreakable Spirit is a strong choice as you will almost always be a primary target and need to mitigate as much damage as possible.
Clemency offers the most flexible use of any talent in this tier. Double charges on Hand spells are useful in nearly every fight for supporting yourself or your team. As Protection, Clemency is an acceptable choice if you do not need the extra survivability offered by other talents in this tier.
- 75Holy AvengerSanctified WrathDivine Purpose+
- 90Holy PrismLight's HammerExecution Sentence
Holy Prism provides a solid damage and healing combo that is easy to work into your PvP rotation.
Lights Hammer offers area damage and healing, but it is difficult to use in PvP scenarios against highly mobile targets. It is not generally recommended.
Execution Sentence offers the highest potential single target damage of the talents in this tier. As Protection, the choice between Execution Sentence and Holy Prism is up to personal preference: more single-target or more multi-target damage.
Major Glyphs are all highly situational. Your Glyph choices will largely depend on your team and class composition.