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Holy Paladin Healing Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Nov 06, 2016 at 12:07 by Vlad 77 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Holy Paladins. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Holy Paladin guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Jeathebelle, a top Holy Paladin who raids in Midwinter. You can follow him on Twitter.

1. Best in Slot List

We will add full gear recommendations soon, but for now it is worth mentioning that the Drape of Shame Icon Drape of Shame from the Maiden of Virtue in Return to Karazhan is the best cloak for Holy Paladins, regardless of its item level.

2. Legendary Items

Legendary items have a high item level of 895, which makes them extremely strong. They are so strong, in fact, that a legendary item is always going to be worth equipping over any other item you might have in that slot.

However, there is a limitation on the number of legendary items you can have equipped at any one time (by default 1, but by now most players should be able to equip 2). Since some legendary items are better than others, if you have more items than the limit, you will have to choose which ones to equip.

Below, we will do our best to guide you through this process, as well as provide any other relevant information.

Below is our ranking of the legendary items available to Holy Paladins.

  1. Obsidian Stone Spaulders Icon Obsidian Stone Spaulders: this is probably the best legendary item, possibly tied with the ring (see below); the Obsidian Stone Spaulders have the advantage of being easy to use.
  2. Ilterendi, Crown Jewel of Silvermoon Icon Ilterendi, Crown Jewel of Silvermoon: this will increase the healing of the next 3 spells you cast (3 instant casts or 2 instant casts in between which is one spell with a cast time); if for some reason you are unable to do this, you should fit in a Light of Dawn Icon Light of Dawn and a Holy Shock Icon Holy Shock. This legendary is almost as good as the Obsidian Stone Spaulders Icon Obsidian Stone Spaulders, if not just as good.
  3. Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus: this is generally undervalued; it scales with your hit points and can prevent roughly 300,000 damage every 35 seconds.
  4. Chain of Thrayn Icon Chain of Thrayn and Tyr's Hand of Faith Icon Tyr's Hand of Faith: these two items are essentially equal in value, although the Chain of Thrayn is better for raids, while Tyr's Hand of Faith is better in Mythic+ dungeons.
  5. Uther's Guard Icon Uther's Guard: this does not take up a tier slot and increases the duration of your Blessings by a substantial amount.
  6. Aggramar's Stride Icon Aggramar's Stride: while movement speed is amazing, Haste is your worst stat and is not worth choosing over any other legendary. That said, in Mythic+ dungeons, during Heroism Icon Heroism/Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust and Holy Avenger Icon Holy Avenger, it can be quite powerful.
  7. Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret: this is definitely not worth using unless it is your only legendary and you are using it for the item level alone.

3. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Demon Hunters, Protection/Retribution Paladins, Priests, and Warlocks
Plate Armor Death Knights, Protection/Retribution Paladins, and Warriors
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Everyone
Trinkets Restoration Druids, Mistweaver Monks, Discipline/Holy Priests, and Restoration Shamans

4. ChangeLog

  • 06 Nov. 2016: Updated the legendary priority and added Drape of Shame as best in slot cloak.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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