Paladin - Best in Slot Patch 4.3

New to end-game content? Wondering what is the best gear? Here is a complete list of best-in-slot Paladin gear for patch 4.3 for LFR Dragon Soul players.

Gearing up in the World of Warcraft takes a lot of time and effort, and it's pinnacle is the gear available in the last raid of each expansion. This time around, that means the gear found in the Dragon Soul raid. Unlike most end raids though this one is open to a huge number of players since it is the first to use the new Looking for Raid (LFR) or Raid Finder tool. This means that far more players than normal will be gearing up with end-game gear in preparation for the next expansion Mists of Pandaria.

This time in addition to more players having access to the end-game gear, there is more of it as well. This is due to most of the gear being available in three different forms. These forms are the ilevel 384 LFR version, the ilevel 397 normal raid version, and the ilevel 410 heroic raid versions. In addition some of the items dropped by Deathwing are an even slightly higher ilevel.

This guide is aimed at all the Paladin players experiencing end game raiding for the first time, so lists the items available in the LFR version of Dragon Soul. For players that are raiding the normal or heroic version, in most cases it is just a difference of ilevel on the gear and not different gear required, so you are generally just looking for the same items in a higher item level.

You can find all the items listed below, and more, on PlayerScore.

Holy Paladin Best in Slot for Patch 4.3 LFR Players

As a Holy Paladin you are looking for as much Intellect as you can get your hands on. While do that you are also looking to get Spirit, Haste, and Crit to allow you to heal longer, faster, and bigger. Which pieces are best in slot to do accomplish this while progessing through the patch 4.3 looking for raid Dragon Soul content though. This is what you should be watching for:

Holy Paladin Best in Slot Patch 4.3
  • Head - [ps item=78787]Headguard of Radiant Glory[/ps] - Warmaster Blackhorn - Dragon Soul
  • Neck - [ps item=78382]Petrified Fungal Heart[/ps] - Morchok - Dragon Soul
  • Shoulder - [ps item=78841]Mantle of Radiant Glory[/ps] - Hagara the Stormbinder - Dragon Soul
  • Back - [ps item=77096]Woundlicker Cover[/ps] - 1250 Valor Points
  • Chest - [ps item=78821]Breastplate of Radiant Glory[/ps] - Ultraxion - Dragon Soul
  • Wrist - [ps item=71991]Soul Redeemer Bracers[/ps] - Crafted - Blacksmithing
  • Hands - [ps item=78469]Gauntlets of the Golden Thorn[/ps] - Spine of Deathwing - Dragon Soul
  • Waist - [ps item=78444]Dragonfracture Belt[/ps] - Ultraxion - Dragon Soul
  • Legs - [ps item=78812]Greaves of Radiant Glory[/ps] - Yor'sahj the Unsleeping - Dragon Soul
  • Feet - [ps item=77169]Silver Sabatons of Fury[/ps] - 1650 Valor Points
  • Ring 1 - [ps item=78496]Signet of Suturing[/ps] - World Drop - Dragon Soul
  • Ring 2 - [ps item=78601]Band of Reconstruction[/ps] - 1250 Valor Points
  • Trinket 1 - [ps item=77115]Reflection of the Light[/ps] - 1650 Valor Points
  • Trinket 2 - [ps item=77976]Heart of Unliving[/ps] - Spine of Deathwing - Dragon Soul
  • Weapon - [ps item=77196]Maw of the Dragonlord[/ps] - Madness of Deathwing - Dragon Soul
  • Shield - [ps item=77227]Timepiece of the Bronze Flight[/ps] - Spine of Deathwing - Dragon Soul
  • Relic - [ps item=77083]Lightning Spirit in a Bottle[/ps] - 700 Valor Points

Protection Paladin Best in Slot for Patch 4.3 LFR Players

Protection Paladins are looking for as much avoidance and mitigation as they can get. This comes in the for or Parry, Dodge, Block, Mastery, and Armor. As a protection paladin the best single stat is mastery as it allows you to minimize your chance of taking a full hit the fastest. Once you reach the ideal 102.4% total avoidance then parry and dodge become more important. Which pieces are best in slot to do accomplish this while progressing through the patch 4.3 looking for raid Dragon Soul content though. This is what you should be watching for:

Protection Paladin Best in Slot Patch 4.3
  • Head - [ps item=78787]Faceguard of Radiant Glory[/ps] - Warmaster Blackhorn - Dragon Soul
  • Neck - [ps item=77092]Guardspike Choker[/ps] - 1250 Valor Points
  • Shoulder - [ps item=78840]Shoulderguards of Radiant Glory[/ps] - Hagara the Stormbinder - Dragon Soul
  • Back - [ps item=77099]Indefatigable Greatcloak[/ps] - 1250 Valor Points
  • Chest - [ps item=78827]Chestguard of Radiant Glory[/ps] - Ultraxion - Dragon Soul
  • Wrist - [ps item=71993]Titanguard Wristplates[/ps] - Crafted - Blacksmithing
  • Hands - [ps item=78772]Handguards of Radiant Glory[/ps] - Warlord Zon'ozz - Dragon Soul
  • Waist - [ps item=77186]Forgesmelter Waistplate[/ps] - 1650 Valor Points
  • Legs - [ps item=71984]Foundations of Courage[/ps] - Crafting - Blacksmithing
  • Feet - [ps item=78439]Stillheart Warboots[/ps] - Ultraxion - Dragon Soul
  • Ring 1 - [ps item=78498]Hardheart Ring[/ps] - World Drop - Dragon Soul
  • Ring 2 - [ps item=77112]Signet of the Resolute[/ps] - 1250 Valor Points
  • Trinket 1 - [ps item=72900]Veil of Lies[/ps] - Archbishop Benedictus - Hour of Twilight
  • Trinket 2 - [ps item=77983]Indomitable Pride[/ps] - World Drop- Dragon Soul
  • Weapon - [ps item=78488]Souldrinker[/ps] - Madness of Deathwing - Dragon Soul
  • Shield - [ps item=78456]Blackhorn's Might Bulwark[/ps] - Spine of Deathwing - Dragon Soul
  • Relic - [ps item=77084]Stoutheart Talisman[/ps] - 700 Valor Points

Retribution Paladin Best in Slot for Patch 4.3 LFR Players

Retribution Paladins are all about causing as much damage as possible. To do this they need to stack strength as their primary stat. In addition they are looking to max hit, expertise, mastery, crit, and haste. Which pieces of gear are the best to do this with though, how should you go about gearing while working through the Dragon Soul raid in LFR level? These are the items you are looking for:

Retribution Paladin Best in Slot Patch 4.3
  • Head - [ps item=78788]Helmet of Radiant Glory[/ps] - Warmaster Blackhorn - Dragon Soul
  • Neck - [ps item=77090]Necklace of Black Dragon's Teeth[/ps] - 1250 Valor Points
  • Shoulder - [ps item=78470]Backbreaker Spaulders[/ps] - Spine of Deathwing - Dragon Soul
  • Back - [ps item=77097]Dreamcrusher Drape[/ps] - 1250 Valor Points
  • Chest - [ps item=78822]Battleplate of Radiant Glory[/ps] - Ultraxion - Dragon Soul
  • Wrist - [ps item=71992]Bracers of Destructive Strength[/ps] - Crafted - Blacksmithing
  • Hands - [ps item=78770]Gauntlets of Radiant Glory[/ps] - Warlord Zon'ozz - Dragon Soul
  • Waist - [ps item=78424]Runescriven Demon Collar[/ps] - Hagara the Stormbinder - Dragon Soul
  • Legs - [ps item=78807]Legplates of Radiant Glory[/ps] - Yor'sahj the Unsleeping - Dragon Soul
  • Feet - [ps item=78396]Treads of Crushed Flesh[/ps] - Warlord Zon'ozz - Dragon Soul
  • Ring 1 - [ps item=78497]Breathstealer Band[/ps] - World Drop - Dragon Soul
  • Ring 2 - [ps item=78440]Curled Twilight Claw[/ps] - Ultraxion - Dragon Soul
  • Trinket 1 - [ps item=77982]Bone-Link Fetish[/ps] - World Drop - Dragon Soul
  • Trinket 2 - [ps item=77977]Eye of Unmaking[/ps] - Spine of Deathwing - Dragon Soul
  • Weapon - [ps item=78487]Gurthalak, Voice of the Deeps[/ps] - Madness of Deathwing - Dragon Soul
  • Relic - [ps item=77081]Gutripper Shard[/ps] - 700 Valor Points

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