Protection Paladin

Patch 9.0.5

Tokaine
Last Updated: 10th May, 2021

Raid Bosses

Castle Nathria

Shriekwing

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Talents: 1 2 3 1 1 3 2 (Defensive) Recommended Legendary Relentless Inquisitor

Talents: 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 (Offensive) Recommended Legendary The Mad Paragon

Notes: You want to have something for every Exsanguinating Bite. Make sure you have Shield of the Righteous up and remember not to panic press Word of Glory after as you will do 0 healing to yourself! Feel free to use Ardent Defender or Guardian of Ancient Kings if you feel like you’re low as it’s about to hit you. Additionally you can Divine Shield or Blessing of Protection the bleed off yourself so you can be healed instantly.

Huntsman Altimor

2 Target Cleave
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Talents: 1 2 3 3 1 3 2 (Defensive) Recommended Legendary Relentless Inquisitor

Talents: 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 (Offensive) Recommended Legendary The Mad Paragon

Notes: As a protection paladin you should aim to at least tank Barghast (Dog number 2) as you can Divine Shield + Hand of Reckoning as he’s casting Rip Soul ensuring the soul spawns at full 90% HP. Additionally you can also Blessing of Spellward yourself for the exact same effect. You should aim to always get the first stun on the Shades of Barghast as Hammer of Justice is one of the longest single target stuns in the game and using it first you will have no diminishing return and receive the full 6 second stun.

Sun King's Salvation

Heavy Add Cleave
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Talents: 1 2 3 3 2 1 2 (Defensive) Recommended Legendary Relentless Inquisitor

Talents: 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 (Offensive) Recommended Legendary The Mad Paragon

Notes: Position the boss so the frontal does not hit the raid. If you’re aiming to push the boss before the first vanquisher spawns you should ask to receive a Power Infusion on pull and run Holy Avenger + Hand of the Protector. Every global you can use a Word of Glory on Kael’Thas and you will do more healing than any other healer during this time. You can use Blessing of Spellwarding on someone so they can solo the Ember Blast.

Artificer Xy'mox

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Talents: 1 2 3 3 1 3 2 (Defensive) Recommended Legendary Relentless Inquisitor

Talents: 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 (Offensive) Recommended Legendary The Mad Paragon

Notes: Make use of the Dimensional Rift instead of using your mobility to get away from the boss with the bomb. Instead use your mobility to get back to the boss! What you can do with Blessing of Spellwarding is while the boss is casting Glyph of Destruction on you, Blessing of Spellward yourself and it will completely cancel the mechanic removing a large chunk of raid damage in the process. Just a note, this only works with Blessing of Spellwarding it does NOT work with Divine Shield, the boss will still put the bomb on you. You can clear traps with your Divine Shield or you could help out your team and do a seed during a nasty overlap as you can immune all the mechanics.

Hungering Destroyer

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Talents: 1 2 3 3 1 3 2 (Defensive) Recommended Legendary Relentless Inquisitor

Talents: 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 (Offensive) Recommended Legendary The Mad Paragon

Notes: Blessing of Spellwarding is good here as it lets you save someone if they drop low from the heal immune or you could place it on one of your top melee dps so he can stay in during the Consume. If you’re tanking during Expunge you should use an additional cooldown or external just to keep your AoE circle around you small.

Lady Inerva Darkvein

Single Target / Cleave
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Talents: 1 2 3 1 1 3 2 (Defensive) Recommended Legendary Relentless Inquisitor

Talents: 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 (Offensive) Recommended Legendary The Mad Paragon

Notes: Make sure you do the tank mechanic of facing the “ghosts''(Mythic Only).This fight is heavy on magic damage so Holy Shield is a must here. Make sure that when you reach 2 stacks of Warped Desires you use something to help smooth some of the damage such as an external or something like Ardent Defender. Make sure that after the adds are spawned the boss is positioned between them so you have the maximum uptime on cleave. You can use Blessing of Freedom on people who are afflicted by Rooted in Anima.

The Council of Blood

Single Target / Cleave
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Talents: 3 1 2 2 2 1 3 (Defensive) Recommended Legendary Relentless Inquisitor

Talents: 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 (Offensive) Recommended Legendary The Mad Paragon

Notes: This is a fight where you will have some downtime on your active mitigation. Make sure you always have Shield of the Righteous up for Niklaus’ Duelist’s Riposte. Additionally, Make sure to aim Stavros in a way where his Evasive Lunge will not hit the raid. You can Blessing of Protection the debuffs left by Niklaus’ Duelist’s Riposte off, this is really important in the last phase if you’re killing Niklaus last and your co tank is kiting the big gargoyle add.

Sludgefist

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Talents: 1 2 3 1 1 3 2 (Defensive) Recommended Legendary Relentless Inquisitor

Talents: 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 (Offensive) Recommended Legendary The Mad Paragon

Notes: There aren’t many fancy things you can do as a tank on this fight just make sure your Shield of the Righteous is always up while you are actively tanking and make sure you keep an eye on your timers so you don’t waste your Shield of the Righteous just as you’re running out to avoid the stomp. Save your Divine Steed to run to the pillar for the bosses Hateful Gaze.

Stone Legion Generals

Frequent Add Cleave
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Talents: 1 2 3 1 1 3 2 (Defensive) Recommended Legendary Relentless Inquisitor

Talents: 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 (Offensive) Recommended Legendary The Mad Paragon

Notes: Keep an eye on your stacks of Serrated Swipe and make sure you clear using Crystalize. You can use Blessing of Spellwarding on someone with Crystalize so you don’t need to soak it for them as they can simply run out of it. You can clear the bleeds with Blessing of Protection and Divine Shield on Heroic and below. However, this does NOT work on the Mythic versions of the boss.

Sire Denathrius

Single Target / Cleave
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Talents: 1 2 3 3 1 3 2 (Defensive) Recommended Legendary Relentless Inquisitor

Talents: 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 (Offensive) Recommended Legendary The Mad Paragon

Notes: In phase 1 you can precast Blessing of Freedom before the March of the Penitent to ignore the slow. Making sure to hit the 4 adds in Phase 2 with the tank-frontal is very important in order to meet certain damage checks. Make sure you and your co-tank are well informed as to where each tank-frontal should be aimed at.

In Phase 3 the boss does an insane amount of tank damage so don’t be afraid of doubling up on mitigation. We’re one of the weaker tanks when dealing with Remornia due to her bleed so if you’re co tank is something like a Brewmaster you should consider having them tank her far more than you. However if your stacks do go too high you can Divine Shield or Blessing of Protection them off, alternatively you can Blessing of Spellward yourself during the bosses Wracking Pain to negate the damage taken increase debuff.