Blessing of Protection
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  • Blessing of Protection
  • Level 32 paladin ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 15% of base mana
  • 5 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Places a blessing on a party or raid member, protecting them from all physical attacks for 10 sec.

    Cannot be used on a target with Forbearance. Causes Forbearance for 30 sec.
Usable by
Class Paladin
School Holy
Cooldown 5 minutes
Other information
Level learned 32
Improvements [Blessed Hands], [Sacred Duty]
Related buff
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  • Magic
  • Blessing of Protection
  • Immune to physical attacks.
  • Duration: 10 seconds
Related debuff
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  • Forbearance
  • Cannot be affected by Divine Shield, Hand of Protection or Lay on Hands.
  • Duration: 30 seconds

In the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game.

Blessing of Protection is a level 32 paladin ability. Using it causes [Forbearance] on the target.


  • Commonly referred to as "BoP" in raids. As in "Bop that Warlock, he's Hellfiring!"
  • Using [Divine Shield] or Blessing of Protection will afflict the protected character with the [Forbearance] debuff, which lasts one minute and prevents any of those four abilities from being used again while it is active.
  • This does NOT protect the target from spell damage. This should not be used as a last minute protection if the target is being hit by spells (such as anyone running from a Mage in PvP).
  • Against rogues, if they have any stacks of deadly poison on the target you BoP, a rogue can still use Envenom to damage the target because it is a Nature damage attack, not physical (its a rare thing but it can interrupt something like a bandage or be potentially lethal if you aren't careful.)


Tips and tricks

  • People protected by Blessing of Protection can still cast spells.
  • While this skill is effective in PvP against warriors, rogues, and hunters, they all have abilities that can hit through the shield. Those abilities include [Kick], [Thunder Clap], [Pummel], etc.
  • Players protected by Blessing of Protection lose aggro while under its duration. Tanking paladins can use this as a last resort method of aggro management, or because of a player's inability to perform melee actions through the shield, an effective way to reign in a melee DPS class who is unable to control their own aggro. The threat reduction only lasts for the duration of the blessing however, so a tanking paladin needs to make sure they are able to generate enough threat to keep aggro when the blessing expires.

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