Prot is alive and well, living it up and helping my cousin Jhaman get geared in 3’s. We’re playing a comp that should not work… prot paladin, prot warrior, elemental shaman! The kills are hilarious and the damage is disgusting. I’ve been working for almost two weeks now trying to make the best gear setup possible for both damage and survivability. Trying to balance things that were never meant to be has proven to be a difficult yet rewarding challenge.
It’s crazy but I currently do more damage than an arms warrior with the control of a rogue. I no longer have to rely on cooldowns to kill stuff nor do I have to set them up perfectly with debuffs. All I have to do now is spam devastate/shield slam while keeping a target stunned/silenced and my partners throw in around 15k for good measure.
I feel that any more tweaking I do to the gear setup is just a minor bonus and I probably have the base for what stats prot pvpers should shoot for: 5% hit, 20% crit, 28k health, 2200 block value, 22% armor pen, 4100 base ap, +5% dev dmg, +10% crit dev, and 350 Resil.
I was smacking a 10k armory dummy with nothing but self buffs yesterday after buying the t9 pieces. Let me just say that a huge smile spread across my face when devastates broke 6k self buffed.