Protection Paladin in WoW Classic is the ideal off-tank and can just about fend for itself as a main tank at a stretch
The Protection Paladin is the best off tank and excellent support tank. They know how to help the MT (if it's not them) using blessings and other auras, and can also Tank very effectively both in single target and in AoE fights. You'll have no aggro problem thanks to Righteous Fury and can adapt to all situations thanks to the many seals they at their disposal. However, they remain less powerful than the Protection Warrior.
The goal of this build is clear: to make you the strongest tank possible. Your threat generation should therefore never be a problem with this build, and you should have a survival worthy of a real travelling colossus, in addition to all of your Paladin benefits detailed below (and there are some others).
Stats to Prioritize
Defense (heading to 440)> Stamina> Strength = Agility> Intelligence> Spell Power> Mana every 5 seconds
Rotation and Spells
- Righteous Fury must be constantly active,
- Seal of Righteousness must be permanently active (or Seal of Wisdom if you are not tanking or against certain bosses such as Golemagg ),
- Greater Blessing of Sanctuary must be active all the time,
- Devotion Aura must be active constantly,
- Judgment after casting Seal of Righteousness, and as soon as available when you are the MT,
- Holy Shield as soon as possible when you're tanking,
- Consecration when you need to generate threat on multiple targets.
The Blessings are, like the Auras presented below, one of the flagship assets of the Paladin. They allow a Paladin to buff one or more allies with powerful bonuses, such as the Blessing of Salvation, or Blessing of Might!
The Divine Shield allows the Paladin to fully immunize for a few seconds at the cost of a greatly reduced attack speed. Very convenient in case of normally deadly damage! You can also use your Hearthstone whilst inside the bubble for a speedy getaway.
The Paladin has at its disposal 5 auras. He can only use one at a time but this allows him to buff all the group's allies with a powerful situational bonus: Aura of Retribution for example.
Divine Intervention is the ultimate spell of thePaladin, allowing them to sacrifice themselves in order to fully immunize a player but puts them out of action for 3 minutes, by preventing it from doing anything. You will die using this ability, but you allow this player to survive and so (if you chose) to resurrect all your allies one by one, saving a lot of time for the whole raid.
Note: Always carry Symbol of Divinity with you since each spell of this spell will cost you one of them.
Best Race For Protection Paladin
The Dwarf's Stoneform is a serious asset in PvP, especially against Rogues. Frost Resistance is also great against your nemesis: the Frost Mage.
The Human has serious assets making it potentially better than the Orc depending on the chosen build: Mace Specialization and Sword Specialization, Diplomacy is also great when grinding reputation, and Perception is very useful in PvP.
World of Warcraft: Classic has a number of races to choose from, and making that choice has long-term consequences. You don't want to regret your choice later, so we've broken down the races in our tier list for WoW: Classic.
If you follow our advice for choosing professions, Herbalism is an excellent choice because if you choose Alchemy you can be almost self-sufficient. And, even if you do not choose Alchemy, it allows you to farm components for your guild or to sell to the auction house and make a small fortune.
Alchemy is one of the most important professions in World of Warcraft because it allows for the creation of flasks but also various potions, some more useful than others. The Paladin does not need to opt for a particular crafting profession to make a specific armour set, so it's the ideal class to opt for Alchemy.
The Engineer is the best choice by default as it's great in both PvE and PvP. From Goblin Sapper Charge to the Arcanite Dragonling to the Dense Dynamite, everything about this role will always be useful!
WoW Classic sounds the return of a long and demanding leveling process, requiring patience and rigour. To make your task a bit easier, we offer some tips for both Horde and the Alliance, whatever your class: addons, zones, PvP, instances and more.