PVE Protection Paladin Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Protection Paladin Class Overview

PVE Protection Paladin Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Welcome to my Protection Paladin Tank guide for World of Warcraft WotLK 3.3.5a. This will be a short guide describing what Spec, Talents, Glyphs, Gems and Enchants you will need in order to succeed in a raid. In the end of the guide there are also some tips and basic rotation for the class.

Protection Paladin is a solid choice for a tank. Paladin blocks a lot of damage with his shield spells, while also possessing a strong self- and raid-healing capabilities. Excels in tanking multiple targets and fairly easy to play.

Talent Tree

Optimal talent tree for raids. You have two spare points to spend. I'd suggest Pursuit of Justice , Judgements of the Just or Vindication

PVE Protection Paladin Talent Tree, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a


Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Divine Plea
Glyph of Hammer of the Righteous
Glyph of Seal of Vengeance

Small Glyphs:
Glyph of Sense Undead
Glyph of Blessing of Kings
Glyph of Lay on Hands


Austere Earthsiege Diamond combined with Shifting Dreadstone and Sovereign Dreadstone

Now here we have to ways to go.
The first one would be go All in Stamina, filling every slot with Solid Majestic Zircon

The second one is..
Solid Majestic Zircon
Enduring Eye of Zul
Regal Dreadstone or Shifting Dreadstone


Head – Arcanum of the Stalwart Protector
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Pinnacle or Greater Inscription of the Gladiator
Cloak – Major Agility , Mighty Armor or Titanweave
Chest – Greater Defense , Heavy Borean Armor Kit or Super Health
Bracers – Major Stamina
Gloves – Heavy Borean Armor Kit or Armsman
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Frosthide Leg Armor
Boots – Tuskarr's Vitality or Greater Fortitude
Weapons – Blade Ward or Enchant Weapon Mongoose
Shield – Major Stamina or Defense

Gameplay & Rotations

To put it simple, there is one main rotation for a Protection Paladin: the 969 rotation. It uses 5 skills: two with 6 sec cooldown and tree with 9 sec cooldown. Use a 9sec skill, then a 6sec skill, then a 9sec skill, then another 6sec skill and so on.

9 sec CD:
Judgement of Light
Holy Shield
6 sec CD:
Hammer of the Righteous
Shield of Righteousness


Full description of these addons and their features can be found HERE

Download all these addons from the link below or download them separately.

Download all link


Boss mods for all raid bosses.
A must have addon.
More info.

Download link


User Interface (UI) AddOn. Quartz is a modular approach to a casting bar addon.
More info.

Download link


User Interface (UI) AddOn. A complete replacement for Blizzard's default unit frames, including raid frames and raid tools.
More info.

Download link


OmniCC is an addon that adds text to items, spell and abilities that are on cooldown.
More info.

Download link


Omen is one of the most popular threat meters.
A must have addon.
More info.

Download link


Tool for helping Healer to their work. Highly customizable tool for faster and more efficient healing.
More info.

Download link


The addon will notify you in the middle of your screen with an icon, name of the spell that has procced.
More info.

Download link

PVE Protection Paladin Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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