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Holy Paladin BfA Guide

Last updated on August 14, 2018 4:44 pm

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For the new patch of Warcraft we prepared the new Holy Paladin guide. Find how to manage with paladins in BfA WoW with tera-powerleveling.

There are a lot of changes in Paladin character if we talk about the patch The Battle for Azeroth of Warcraft.

The most important change lies in the fact that Blizzard is going to return onehanded weapon and a shield! Joke! 🙂 But the fact that BfA WoW came back to the roots is very pleasant.

A shield is an important tool for the paladins! It gives +10% of defense and it’s cool!

And remember, in BfA all bonuses from Legion WoW artifact weapon traits will no longer work.

Anyway, let’s look at the most significant changes and innovations.

- Ability changes:

Holy Shockhas +30% increased the chance to critically strike instead of double your current Critical Strike chance.

Avenging Wrathpositively influence to the healing and enhances Critical Strike chance by 30%. “Aura Mastery”, andHoly Avangerare added to the global cooldown.

Also, let’s point out that there were added two more talents:“Awakening”,“Avenging Crusader”. We guess it was done instead ofFervent Martyr”, “Beacon of the Lightbringer”, which were totally removed.

Infusion of LightincreasesFlash of Lightshealing by 40%.

- Our weaknesses:

There is no any raidwide important healing cooldown like aTranquilityorHealing Tide Totem”.

Paladin is not the most mobile healer. But we can useDivine Steedfor increasing the movement speed.

We should heal multiple spread targets quickly since Paladin relies heavily onLight of Dawnfor AoE (Area of Effect) healing.

- Our Strengths:

Plate armor gives us the top level of survivability. More protection we get of our spells, likeDivine ProtectionorDivine Shield”.

We can provide an excellent healing of our Prot warrior throughBeacon of Light“.

The characters are able to cast a lot of useful spells such as “Blessing of Protection” and “Blessing of Freedom”.

- Talents of the Holy Paladins :

15 lvl: Crusaders Might or Bestow Faith;

30 lvl: Rule of Law;

45 lvl: Blinding Light;

60 lvl: Devotion Aura;

75 lvl: Holy Avenger;

90 lvl: Avenging Crusader;

100 lvl: Beacon of Virtue or Beacon of Faith.

- Stats Priority:

  • Intellect;
  • Critical Strike;
  • Haste;
  • Versatility;
  • Mastery;
  • Playstyle:

- Single target

Your priority target is a Tank. One Target Healing is reduced to a set of simple actions.

KeepBeacon of Light”.

UseHoly Shockon target on cooldown.

UseBestow Faithon cooldown.

If the target receives low damage, useHoly Light”. If the target receives high damage, useFlash of Lightand dont forget about mana.

If the target does not receive damage justifying the use of all the above spells, switch to the other raid members.

If you need to move to another spot and theHoly Shockis not available, you can use theLight of the Martyr” (of course, if the health of the target is low, and you do not risk to die at the same time).

- Group or Raid

KeepBeacon of Lighton a tank or any other target that receives permanent damage.

UseHoly Shokon cooldown

UseLight of Dawnon cooldown, assuming the targets receive a lot of damage.

UseInfusion of Lightprocs onFlash of Lighton low health targets.

So, if the incoming damage you can useHoly Light”, in another caseFlash of Lightand watch your mana.

As in the case of single target, if you need to move to another spot and theHoly Shockis not available, you can use theLight of the Martyr” (of course, if the health of the target is low, and you do not risk to die at the same time).

TheLight of the Martyris an instant spell that replenishes the health of the target and causes damage to the paladin. It cant be applied to itself, and it does not trigger theBeacon of Light”. Its overall efficiency is rather low.

- PvP Talents:

Adaptation

Relentless

Gladiators Medallion

Lights Grace

Avenging Light

Divine Favor

There is an innovation it BFA WoW which will allow players to choose independently, whether they want to fight with other players in the open world or not.

Enabling War Mode grants the following benefits:

PvP talents are enabled in the outdoor world.

10% increase in World Quest rewards at max level.

10% more experience gained while leveling.

Earn Conquest Points which can reward gear every week.

In the Battle for Azeroth should not be expected of big changes from Holy Paladins. Yes, before BfA they were more survivable, but this disadvantage doesn’t mean that they will become worse in the Battle for Azeroth. They will a bit different with good healing bonuses. As usual, Holy paladins are very popular for Mythic+ dungeons, as the top tier healers.

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5 thoughts on “Holy Paladin BfA Guide

  • October 23, 2018 at 12:28 pm
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    So… as it stands can Holy be used as a DPS role and still be viable? mainly focusing on damage but throwing the occasional buff or heal to party members? Someone in my group is already a dedicated healer but i like the flow-playstyle of Holy more than Ret!

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    • November 7, 2018 at 5:13 pm
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      Holy can still provide a good amount of damage if you focus on it to the exclusion of healing, but I would never say that doing so for an entire encounter (or even most of it) is viable. If you don’t need the healing at any point in a boss fight you are far better having that healer switch to Retribution or bringing in another damage dealer. As an example, I just looked at Warcraft Logs data for Heroic Varimathras – A relatively short encounter without much movement. The top Holy Paladin did an incredible 4236 damage, which was far higher than the next Holy Paladin and still 9% lower damage than your average Retribution Paladin on the same fight.

      This is not to say that healer damage is not important at times. It can be, but you should bring the number of healers you do because you need the extra healing.

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  • October 24, 2018 at 2:21 pm
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    I am struggling with the AoE healing. I have been healing as druid and monk for a really long time, and I consider by own a good healer. But I just can’t figure out Holy pPaladin.

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  • October 29, 2018 at 4:01 pm
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    Do you think Paladins are currently viable for higher M+ keys? I personally feel like they’re bottom tier right now (aside from DPS output). A lack of raw throughput makes AoE damage very tough to heal and mana seems to be a huge issue right now as well.

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  • October 30, 2018 at 3:03 pm
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    Other holy paladins have been stacking a bit on Haste saying that its kind of okay to stack on it since infusion wont always proc you need a way to quickyl burst heals. Ive been seeing top paladins having around 7% to 9% haste.

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