pve protection paladin pre raid & best in slot (bis) (wotlk 3.3.5a)

In this section of the guide, we will help you choose the best equipment or alternatives that you can utilize for each of the different phases of the expansion. Having the Pre-raid tab contain items that you will want to acquire before you start any serious raiding!

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Those will be your best options for your ring slots.

Alternative: Essence of Gossamer
Alternative: Defender’s Code
Alternative / Threat / DPS: Darkmoon Card: Greatness

Those will be your best options for your Weapon & Shield

Alternative: Hero’s Surrender
Alternative: Broken Promise

Alternative: Libram of Obstruction (If you need to be beefier / don’t need threat)

Due to the second phase having items that present themselves with low Hit Rating but an abundance of other beneficial stats, we will have to resort to using gems that increase our overall Hit Rating!

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Alternative: Dragonslayer’s Brace

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Those will be the best options for the ring slots

Those will be the best options for the trinket slots. However, you can consider Bitter Balebrew Charm & Bubbling Brightbrew Charm as potent alternatives and honorable mentions.

Those will be the best Weapon & Shield that you can acquire in the second phase of the expansion.

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Those will be your best options for your ring slots.

Alternatives: Devium’s Eternally Cold Ring

Those will be your best options for your Weapon & Shield

Alternative: Havoc’s Call, Blade of Lordaeron Kings

Alternative: Bloodvenom Blade

Alternative: Libram of Valiance (Threat generation!)

 

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Nevermore

Hey there folks, I am Nevermore and have been deeply passionate about WoW for more than a decade. Whether we talk about the hidden mysteries of Azeroth or the otherworldly Outland, my journey brought me here to share the things that I have experienced with you all.
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Jamie
Jamie(@jamielolx)
4 months ago

Consider Seal of Pantheon as an alternative to that awful dodge trinket, as this build will not make you defense cap you can use the extra defense to add more valuable stats to your gear

Pride
Pride(@pride)
Reply to  Jamie
2 months ago

Good point! Added to the guide, thanks a lot for the feedback!

Phillip
Phillip
Reply to  Pride
1 month ago

If you are going for BiS and defense, Repelling Charge (Thaddius 10m) is better than Seal.

Bills
Bills
4 months ago

For your Pre-Raid set, you are far from reaching Defence Cap (According to Eightyupgrades.com, you’re at 491)

https://eightyupgrades.com/set/6dtj45DJCXVPnkXgHswvw4

Your Hit Chance is also quite low, sitting at 2.68% (Hit Chance is the first priority on the Stat Priority page)

Defence is second on that page, but you’re pretty far off in terms of cap.

My recommendation: https://eightyupgrades.com/set/opJNQSxLgmSpyEeHbNjKN7 (You can switch around the Cloak enchant)

Jamie
Jamie(@jamielolx)
Reply to  Bills
4 months ago

wouldn’t really use that shoulder enchant and go for the 70 pvp one instead. the ressi unironically helps with crit immunity.
https://eightyupgrades.com/set/rUmHSvtSNus2d2VkbYpB7d is prob one of the best options you can go for – and beats at all of your stats offensive and defensive. apart from parry (due to the excess in defense) – you could ofc easily modify it and get actual hit and expertise cap to become a threat machine, but this does both.

It also appears both you and Nevermore forget about the free expertise you get from your glyph, and in this particular case your human racial. though I would agree yours is a lot better of a step in the right direction and would not instantly get crushed by patchwerk it’s not exactly optimal.

Last edited 4 months ago by Jamielolx
Bills
Bills
Reply to  Jamie
4 months ago

Resilience DOES help gain crit immunity, absolutely. However, it doesn’t add to any defensive stats, while the shoulder enchant I used does (through both Dodge and Defence Rating)

Your choice of helmet requires you to be in Engineering, so it’s not as universal.

Because of the way it has currently been, I have no guarantee that we will have access to Tier 7 pieces without stepping foot into a raid, so, my set does not include anything like that.

I never ‘missed’ the Expertise boost from the glyph – continuing to expand on your Expertise is useful until you reach the hard cap, after which it becomes less useful.

You DO beat me in some stats, absolutely. However, I beat you in some, too. I don’t see your point here.

Bills
Bills
Reply to  Jamie
4 months ago

Additionally, your gearset isn’t “Pre-BiS” – it’s a mixture of Pre-Raid items, and potentially two raid items (T7 – we have no confirmation as to how these will be obtained outside of raids, so until we have that, I consider them raid items)

Jamielolx
Jamielolx(@jamielolx)
Reply to  Bills
4 months ago

You can buy them from badges mate

Bills
Bills
Reply to  Jamielolx
4 months ago

Given the changes to EMBLEMS, do you have a source that says that you buy Tier 7 pieces with them in Lich King Classic?

Jamielolx
Jamielolx(@jamielolx)
Reply to  Bills
4 months ago

Yep, the chest and gloves you can

Bills
Bills
Reply to  Jamielolx
4 months ago

You’ve failed to provide an actual source. For example, a Blizzard post.

Jamielolx
Jamielolx(@jamielolx)
Reply to  Bills
4 months ago

Retail, Private servers, the beta right now and since the start.

Bills
Bills
Reply to  Jamielolx
4 months ago

Retail/Private Servers don’t hold weight here. Neither of those replicate what we’ll be receiving with this release.

Jamielolx
Jamielolx(@jamielolx)
Reply to  Bills
4 months ago

Any database website would also work

Pride
Pride(@pride)
Reply to  Bills
2 months ago

Hey man, thanks a lot for your feedback!

BiS lists for tanks are complicated since what gear you need really depends on the situation, as you’re no doubt aware since you seem very knowledgeable. Thus our BiS list for Prot Paladins here is less “you should use these exact 17 items”, and more “these are the best items for each individual slot, but not necessarily the best combination”.

We plan to have something like an eightyupgrades list, like the ones you provided, which list some sample sets that get you crit capped, with different lists that focus on mitigation, threat, etc.

Again thank you for your feedback  🙂 

KNOMI
KNOMI
2 months ago

For the Phase 1 set, isn’t the trinket Bubbling Brightbrew Charm added in next years Brewfest? It was added in 3.2.0.

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