WotLK Classic Holy Paladin Spec, Builds, Talents, and Glyphs

Last updated on Sep 24, 2023 at 12:00 by Sellin 26 comments

On this page, you will find out the best PvE talent choices and builds for your Holy Paladin in WotLK Classic, as well as advised glyphs.


Talent Builds for Holy Paladin

Holy Paladin talents focus on survivability, throughput, gaining powerful cooldowns such as Divine Illumination IconDivine Illumination, and maximizing the strength of your blessings.


Leveling Builds

If you were looking for a leveling-oriented build, please refer to our Paladin leveling guide.


Talent Build

Holy Paladin has several talent points that are up to personal preference and can be changed around to better fit your group or personal playstyle. In the build listed above two points are put into Improved Devotion Aura IconImproved Devotion Aura in order to increase healing done by those in range of your Auras but those point can be moved to various other place like Purifying Power IconPurifying Power or Blessed Hands IconBlessed Hands.


Important Holy Paladin Talents


Holy Tree

The Holy tree of Paladin talents focuses almost exclusively on healing-oriented improvements to your character but has some strong tools to increase your survivability as well.

Improved Lay on Hands IconImproved Lay on Hands does a massive heal and reduces Physical damage taken depending on how many points you have in this talent. This buff helps mitigate a ton of damage against any Physical-damage-heavy encounter.

Healing Light IconHealing Light increases the amount of healing done by your Holy Light IconHoly Light and Flash of Light IconFlash of Light by 4% per rank, which is the single largest healing increase you can get per talent point spent.

Illumination IconIllumination refunds 30% of the Mana cost of your Flash of Light IconFlash of Light, Holy Light IconHoly Light, and Holy Shock IconHoly Shock if you crit. This vastly increases the amount of incoming Mana you will receive in a fight and there are many talents that synergize extremely well with this.

Divine Favor IconDivine Favor is a 2-minute cooldown that guarantees your next heal will crit. Not only is this a massive burst of throughput, but it also guarantees you will receive the benefit of Illumination IconIllumination.

Light's Grace IconLight's Grace reduces the cast speed of your Holy Light IconHoly Light by 0.5 seconds when the buff is active. This bonus cast speed can help greatly in a situation where you are required to be doing the maximum healing you can output.

Holy Shock IconHoly Shock is an instant cast heal or damaging spell that is extremely potent. Holy Shock is not a spell you use on cooldown because of how much Mana it costs, but it is a great tool for an emergency where you do not have time to cast or are moving and cannot stop to cast.

Holy Guidance IconHoly Guidance grants 20% of your total Intellect as Spell Power. This drastically increases the value of Intellect for Holy Paladins, as it now directly increases the amount healed by each spell, in addition to already increasing the Mana pool and Spell Crit chance.


Protection Tree

Guardian's Favor IconGuardian's Favor reduces the cooldown of your Blessing of Protection IconBlessing of Protection and Blessing of Freedom IconBlessing of Freedom spells.

Divine Sacrifice IconDivine Sacrifice redirects 30% of incoming damage to the Paladin from party members.




Major Glyphs

Glyph of Seal of Wisdom Icon Glyph of Seal of Wisdom is a flat Mana cost reduction to your healing spells while Seal of Wisdom IconSeal of Wisdom is active.

Glyph of Holy Light Icon Glyph of Holy Light causes Holy Light IconHoly Light to splash healing to 5 friendly players near the target you cast Holy Light IconHoly Light on.

Glyph of Beacon of Light Icon Glyph of Beacon of Light increases the duration of you Beacon of Light IconBeacon of Light by 30 seconds ensuring you will have 100% uptime and more flexibility to move the beacon from target to target.


Minor Glyphs

Glyph of Lay on Hands Icon Glyph of Lay on Hands reduces the cooldown of one of your strongest cooldowns.

Glyph of Blessing of Kings Icon Glyph of Blessing of Kings reduces the cost of both regular and greater Blessing of Kings IconBlessing of Kings by half making rebuffing in combat less costly.

Glyph of Sense Undead Icon Glyph of Sense Undead provides a free 1% bonus damage against Undead while Sense Undead IconSense Undead is active.



  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 01 Sep. 2022: Page added.
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