WoW Classic Best Paladin Weapons Guide

Last updated on Oct 06, 2019 at 16:07 by Impakt 1 comment

Paladins benefit heavily from weapon upgrades, especially as Retribution. Weapon upgrades are the most important upgrades to get while leveling, meaning it is extremely important to know where your next weapon is coming from.

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Paladin Weapon Skills

Paladins know how to use their starting melee weapons when created, but they can also learn how to use many other weapon types from Weapon Masters around the world.

Weapon Master location Weapon Skills available
Ironforge (around 62,89) Axes, Maces
Stormwind (around 57,57) Swords, Polearms

Like most melee classes, Paladins benefit heavily from weapon upgrades. Higher level weapons will almost always be better since weapon damage is the most important stat to look at, meaning even higher level common weapons will sometimes be upgrades over what you are currently using.

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Swords for WoW Classic Paladins

Paladins can use swords, and especially as Human swords will be a preferred weapon to use due to your Sword Specialization Icon Sword Specialization racial. Besides the racial, most weapons come down to the weapon itself for the stats and weapon damage.

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Axes for WoW Classic Paladins

Paladins can use axes, but most weapons come down to the weapon itself for the stats and weapon damage.

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Maces for WoW Classic Paladins

Paladins can use maces, and especially as Human maces will be a preferred weapon to use due to your Mace Specialization Icon Mace Specialization racial. Besides the racial, most weapons come down to the weapon itself for the stats and weapon damage.

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Shields for WoW Classic Paladins

Paladins can use shields, but they are used either as Holy for stats or as Protection to tank. It is always worth keeping a 1H and shield on your just in case you ever need to tank.

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Polearms for WoW Classic Paladins

Paladins can use polearms, but most weapons come down to the weapon itself for the stats and weapon damage.

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Wands for WoW Classic Paladins

Paladins cannot use wands.

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Staves for WoW Classic Paladins

Paladins cannot use staves.

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Daggers for WoW Classic Paladins

Paladins cannot use daggers.

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Crossbows for WoW Classic Paladins

Paladins cannot use crossbows.

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Bows for WoW Classic Paladins

Paladins cannot use bows.

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Guns for WoW Classic Paladins

Paladins cannot use guns.

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Thrown Weapons for WoW Classic Paladins

Paladins cannot use thrown weapons.

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Fist Weapons for WoW Classic Paladins

Paladins cannot use fist weapons.

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Leveling Weapons for Paladins in WoW Classic

As stated above, look for 2H weapons that have high weapon damage. It is also worthwhile to look for 1H weapons with +Holy Damage, +Healing for Holy, and you should want to keep a shield around for when you need to tank something. The best way to get weapon upgrades while leveling is to check the Auction House to buy weapons there. Paladins can spend extra gold since they do not need to save for a mount at level 40, meaning you can throw more gold at weapon upgrades.

For more leveling information, please refer to our leveling guide for Paladins.

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End-Game Weapons for Paladins in WoW Classic

Paladins will use a few different end game weapons depending on spec. Ret Paladins will want high damage, slow 2H weapons. Holy Paladins will completely focus on +Healing, and Protection Paladins will want a fast 1H with a high level shield.

You can check the complete list for each type of Paladin weapon at itemization.info, a website that can filter weapons and armor pieces by phase, class, slot, and basically any parameter that you would need.

For more end-game gearing information, please refer to our gearing guide for Paladins.

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Changelog

  • 06 Oct. 2019: Page added.
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