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Holy Paladin Healing Guide (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Nov 06, 2016 at 12:08 by Vlad 77 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Holy Paladin healing guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.1. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Holy Paladin in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

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. Class Overview

Holy Paladins specialise in tank and single-target healing, with this being their primary role. They possess several tools that help them mitigate or avoid damage, both on themselves and on other raid members.

Holy Paladins lack mobility, and their cooldowns as not as impactful as those of other healing classes (such as Tranquility Icon Tranquility or Divine Hymn Icon Divine Hymn).

In order to properly play a healing role, you will need more than just class-specific information. To better understand healing in general, we recommend that you read our healing guide.

2. Significant Legion Changes

The Holy specialisation has changed considerably from Warlords of Draenor, gaining many new mechanics and losing old ones. That said, it still feels quite familiar.

  • Holy Power has been removed, and Mana is the only resource.
  • Seals have been removed.
  • Holy Radiance and Denounce have been removed.
  • Your Mastery has been redesigned to now increase healing to targets the closer they are to you.
  • A new instant-cast heal called Light of the Martyr Icon Light of the Martyr has been added, which heals your target and damages you for 50% of the amount.

3. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 7 pages:

4. ChangeLog

  • 06 Nov. 2016 (this page): Made small tweaks to update the page, keeping it in line with the current state of Holy Paladins.
  • 06 Nov. 2016 (rotation page): Revamped the Light of the Martyr section and updated a few other parts of the page (Blessing of Sacrifice and Aura Mastery usage, Infusion of Light usage).
  • 06 Nov. 2016 (gear page): Updated the legendary priority and added Drape of Shame as best in slot cloak.
  • 06 Nov. 2016 (talents page): Updated tier 1, 3, 4, 5, and 7 talent discussions.
  • 06 Nov. 2016 (addons page): Added Exorsus Raid Tools to the addon list, and fixed a typo.
  • 06 Nov. 2016 (artifact page): Updated the relic priority.
  • 25 Oct. 2016 (talents page): Updated Rule of Law, Aura of Sacrifice, and Sanctified Wrath descriptions to account for Patch 7.1 changes.
  • 06 Sep. 2016 (enchants page): Changed the neck enchant to Mark of the Trained Soldier, since Mark of the Claw no longer procs from heals.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (gear page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (this page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Added.
  • 04 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Added Cavalier talent in place of Divine Steed.
  • 20 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Expanded on the mentions about Light of the Martyr, and fixed a small mistake that claimed that Divine Purpose procs could be overwritten.
  • 20 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Fixed an error where we had mixed up some comments about Aura of Mercy with Rule of Law.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Added mentions of Light of the Martyr.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (this page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (addons page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (gear page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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