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Holy Paladin BfA Guide

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! πŸ™‚ 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:

β€œHoly Shock” has +30% increased the chance to critically strike instead of double your current Critical Strike chance.

β€œAvenging Wrath” positively influence to the healing and enhances Critical Strike chance by 30%. β€œAura Mastery”, and β€œHoly Avanger” are added to the global cooldown.

Also, let’s point out that there were added two more talents:β€œAwakening”,β€œAvenging Crusader”. We guess it was done instead of β€œFervent Martyr”, β€œBeacon of the Lightbringer”, which were totally removed.

β€œInfusion of Light” increases β€œFlash of Light’s” healing by 40%.

Our weaknesses:

There is no any raidwide important healing cooldown like a β€œTranquility” or β€œHealing Tide Totem”.

Paladin is not the most mobile healer. But we can use β€œDivine Steed” for increasing the movement speed.

We should heal multiple spread targets quickly since Paladin relies heavily on β€œLight of Dawn” for AoE (Area of Effect) healing.

Our Strengths:

Plate armor gives us the top level of survivability. More protection we get of our spells, like β€œDivine Protection” or β€œDivine 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: Crusader’s 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.

Keep β€œBeacon of Light”.

Use β€œHoly Shock” on target on cooldown.

Use β€œBestow Faith” on cooldown.

If the target receives low damage, use β€œHoly Light”. If the target receives high damage, use β€œFlash of Light” and don’t 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 the β€œHoly Shock” is not available, you can use the β€œLight 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

Keep β€œBeacon of Light” on a tank or any other target that receives permanent damage.

Use β€œHoly Shok” on cooldown

Use β€œLight of Dawn” on cooldown, assuming the targets receive a lot of damage.

Use β€œInfusion of Light” procs on β€œFlash of Light” on low health targets.

So, if the incoming damage you can use β€œHoly Light”, in another case β€œFlash of Light” and watch your mana.

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

The β€œLight of the Martyr” is an instant spell that replenishes the health of the target and causes damage to the paladin. It can’t be applied to itself, and it does not trigger the β€œBeacon of Light”. Its overall efficiency is rather low.

PvP Talents:

Adaptation

Relentless

Gladiator’s Medallion

Light’s 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.

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.ο»Ώ

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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% hasteο»Ώ.

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