tbc classic pve protection paladin tank stat priority burning crusade classic
  • Author: Kurathis
  • Date: April 1, 2021
  • Expansion: TBC Classic
  1. Defence (490)
  2. Total Avoidance (102.4%)
  3. Stamina (Roughly 785 for Karazhan)
  4. Spell Damage (200+)
  5. Hit/Expertise

Every tank has to reach their classes’ corresponding defense skill cap (Warriors and Paladins are 490 while Druids are 415) or they are prone to receive unpredictable damage through critical strikes. Critical strikes cause 200% of normal damage. Reaching a total avoidance of 102.4% (combined Dodge, Block, Parry and Miss) will eliminate crushing blows from the table. Crushing blows cause 150% of normal damage.

It’s widely accepted for tanks to have around 11,000 Health when entering Karazhan. Spell damage is how we generate our threat but prioritizing it over defense, avoidance and stamina will often result in death since you’re holding more threat than damage mitigation. Through our Protection tree, “Precision” offers 3% melee and spell hit rating and with Consecration’s scaling with spell damage in TBC, we won’t often find ourselves worrying too much about some misses until further into the expansion when you’ll start seeing this kind of gear drop.


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