Building up Protection Paladin PvP (Cataclysm 4.0.6)




  • Prime: Word of Glory, Shield of Righteous, Seal of Truth
  • Major: Dazing Shield, Focus Shield, Hammer of Justice (Turn Evil and Lay on Hands are viable too )
  • Minor: It’s not relevant since all of them reduce mana cost to 50% (Just pick the spells you use more often)


  • Meta: Reverberating Shadowspirit Diamond (+54 Str and 3% Increased Critical Damage)
  • Red: Strength
  • Yellow: Strength/Crit Rating, Strength/Resilience
  • Blue: Strength/Hit Rating


  • Head:  60 Str/35 Resi (PVP enchant)
  • Shoulders: 50 Str/25 Crit (Therazane faction) or 50 Str / 25 Resil (PVP enchant)
  • Back: Crit Rating
  • Chest: Stats or Resilience
  • Wrist: Strength or Hit Rating (if not hit capped)
  • Weapon: Landslide or Avalanche
  • Shield: Titanium Plating (must-have for the 50% Disarm reduction)
  • Hands: Strength
  • Waist: Ebonsteel Belt Buckle (another gem slot)
  • Legs: Dragonscale Leg Armor
  • Feet: Hit Rating


Reforge to cap Hit Rating (5%), then reforge to Crit Rating. The following stats are in order of inutility for protection paladin:

  • Haste
  • Mastery
  • Expertise