Let’s take a look at the Protection Paladin Tier Bonuses in the World of Warcraft 10.1 update!
Protection Paladin is looking incredibly strong in 10.1 and their tier adds to what we’re already good at and is going to amplify that even more!
2pc: Avenger’s Shield causes the targets struck to burn with Heartfire, dealing an additional 20% of the damage dealt over 5s, Heartfire Heals you for 100% of the damage dealt.
Simply put, Avenger’s Shield applies both a DoT and a Hot onto the targets hit by Avenger’s Shield, and this has now been fixed to work with Divine Toll. This is going to be much stronger in AoE than in single target adding to the Divine Toll nuke. New Avenger’s Shield casts refresh Heartfire and do not overlap. Protection Paladins have easy access to a lot of absorbs and self-sustaining healing talents, adding this HoT is going to make us slightly tankier while keeping to our offensive strengths.
4pc: Judgement critical strikes apply Heartfire and can trigger Grand Crusader
On the surface this 4 piece seems a touch weak, the addition of Judgement critical strikes proccing
Grand Crusader to reset Avenger’s Shield does have some nice synergies with the 2 piece bonus and can add to more Heartfire uptime. While this does rely on critical strikes to see value, this should proc fairly frequently and will result in more Avenger’s Shield resets over the course of a run or encounter.