I will main a Prot Pala in BFA and really looking forward to tanking some Raids, so thanks for this ;)
I've switched over to Prot Paladin from Vengeance DH since 8.0 and I'm enjoying it quite a bit. Moving away from having Last Resort is tricky, but being proactive with Ardent Defender more than covers the gap, especially with Unbreakable Spirit. Shame it shares a row with Hand of the Protector though.Overall it feels like Prot Paladins have pretty good universal coverage. The GCD on LotP is a bit of an odd choice, but it's workable. The note about First Avenger having no defensive benefit is incorrect though. Avenger's Shield gives a 20% increase on SotR, so more Grand Crusader = more buffed SotR. It might not be a massive difference, but it is one.
I'm switching away from tanking this xpac, but it was definitely good to take a peek at how my Legion main's spec should perform going into BfA. :)
Good to see the new Mastery and some talent changes are reducing Paladin’s one-shot susceptibility. I’d like to see more in-depth analysis of that though, as that was their single biggest issue in Legion and the main reason I didn’t play one seriously. Without that issue they’re really fun and highly capable.
Now that you are done with all the tanking spec reviews and opinions, I'm curious as to how you would rank them ( and other roles ). I know there was an article recently with Method Jdotb, but I wonder if other Wowhead contributors and article authors would like to chime in and give their opinion ;)