Holy Paladin Overview
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Rotation and Abilities
Leveling from 1-20
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What's new in patch 7.2?
Not much has changed for Holy Paladins in patch 7.2, we saw all around tuning to some of our legendarys, adding secondary stats to some of the weaker legendary's such as
, and nerfing our stronger ones such as
. In addition the talent
now stacks with multiple paladins, so no more fighting over it.
saw a nerf that makes the 5% crit healing worth roughly 35 item levels. (So an 895 cloak = 860
.) New artifact traits are available this patch as well. Check out the Gear/Artifact sections of this guide for more information! =)
Patch 7.2 also added a new unique artifact appearance that can be unlocked via a new solo challenge while the Mage Tower is active!
Holy Paladins utilize direct healing and low mana costs to sustain themselves and their allies in battle. Predominantly reactive healers, Holy Paladins focus on quickly restoring party and raid members to full life before moving to the next wounded ally. Their single-target, direct healing style is simple to learn but requires deep understanding to truly master. Holy Paladins are often a staple of raiding compositions thanks to their utility and consistent healing capabilities.
Changes from Warlords of Draenor to Legion
The biggest change to Holy Paladins from Warlords of Draenor to Legion is the change to our
. Our new mastery increases the effectiveness of our healing based on our proximity to whomever we're healing; meaning we'll spend a portion of our time near the boss with Tanks and melee DPS. This also means that we won't have any absorption-based healing.
The second biggest change is the removal of Holy Power. We no longer have any form of builders or spenders. As such, Word of Glory and Eternal Flame were removed, but Light of Dawn remains as a baseline ability with a 10 second cooldown; though Light of Dawn has reverted to being a frontal cone like it was in Cataclysm.
Another big change to all healers is the removal of Spirit as a stat. All healers recover 4% of their maximum mana every 5 seconds. There are a few trinkets that allow you to recover mana in various ways, but we should be seeing much less change in how to manage mana over the course of the expansion.
Our only new baseline ability is Light of the Martyr, an instant-cast heal that sacrifices a portion of the healing as self-inflicted damage.
What makes Holy Paladin Special
Learn more in our
Legion Healing Overview
: Healers that gain strength through the power of the Light, Holy Paladins use powerful healing spells, blessings, and auras to keep themselves and their allies healed through dire situations.
: Holy Paladins use mana as their resource for spells.
is a personal damage reduction and
is a damage immunity.
as well as
are the Holy Paladin's bread and butter. Use
for AoE healing.
should be used as often as possible. Keep
on tanks and use
is the Holy Paladin's only form of increased mobility.
is your main healing cooldown as well as
: A Two-handed weapon that that was forged by the Titan Watcher, Tyr.
: Intellect Plate
: Specializes in Single Target Healing and Tank Healing.
Races that can play a Paladin are: Draenei, Blood Elf, Dwarf, Tauren, and Human.
Holy Paladins can use one-handed axes, one-handed maces, two-handed maces, one-handed swords, shields, and off-hands.
Iconic Holy Paladin abilities:
Empowers your chosen aura and increases its radius to 40 yards for 6 sec.
The Holy Paladin Artifact Weapon in Legion is
The Silver Hand
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Paladins have special mounts--
from the Argent Tournament, and two mounts for each race (
for Blood Elves, and
for Blood Elves and Humans). They can equip the legendaries
. Horde paladins can also get
. Sold by
in Light's Hope.
4/4/2017 - Added Artifact Challenge Section
8/13/2016 - Added navigation bar
10/26/16 - Added the spreadsheet link to the top
11/28/16 - Added Boss Tips to navigation bar
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