Holy Paladin Healer PvP BiS Gear, Trinkets, and Switch Items

Last updated on Dec 02, 2020 at 01:25 by Impakt 12 comments

This page lists the best healing gear you can currently get in WoW Classic for your Holy Paladin. Also very important, we list the best switch items you can use, including Engineering trinkets.

For our more information about Paladin talents for PvP as well as consumables, please refer to our Classic Paladin PvP Guide.


PvP Best in Slot List for Holy Paladins

This is the gear we recommend for PvP encounters such as World PvP and Battlegrounds. As a general rule for this list, while this does represent the ultimate end-game BiS setup, several of the pieces are quite difficult to obtain and require a significant time investment. If you do not have access to the high ranking PvP gear, you can use the Tier 1 Lawbringer Armor set instead as a viable alternative.

In General, you will want to prioritize Stamina in PvP. Burst damage in WoW Classic is extremely high relative to player health pools, so having a higher health pool reduces the chance that you get bursted down before you have a chance to react to incoming damage. Additionally, you should always prioritize plate armor and shields. Damage taken is a huge concern in PvP, and armor/shields offer substantial mitigation against physicals hits.

As a reminder, while the set below is the ultimate BiS setup for this phase, it can be extremely time intensive to get, especially for the rank 12+ PvP pieces. Holy Paladins are actually quite lucky in that the tier 2 set is just slightly better than the PvP set armor in PvP, making ranking not necessary for gear. The tier 2 armor set actually gives more Intellect, more Stamina, and even some resistances. The tier 1 set is also an excellent alternative, but again, as long as you are wearing a shield and plate armor with Intellect and Stamina, you are going to be fine.

Slot Item Source
  • Redemption Headpiece Icon Redemption Headpiece
  • Field Marshal's Lamellar Faceguard Icon Field Marshal's Lamellar Faceguard
  • Crystal Adorned Crown Icon Crystal Adorned Crown
  • Deviate Growth Cap Icon Deviate Growth Cap
  • Don Rigoberto's Lost Hat Icon Don Rigoberto's Lost Hat
  • Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer Icon Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer
  • Zulian Headdress Icon Zulian Headdress
  • Insightful Hood Icon Insightful Hood
  • Amulet of the Fallen God Icon Amulet of the Fallen God
  • Amulet of the Shifting Sands Icon Amulet of the Shifting Sands
  • Angelista's Charm Icon Angelista's Charm
  • Jin'do's Evil Eye Icon Jin'do's Evil Eye
  • Choker of the Fire Lord Icon Choker of the Fire Lord
  • Redemption Spaulders Icon Redemption Spaulders
  • Field Marshal's Lamellar Pauldrons Icon Field Marshal's Lamellar Pauldrons
  • Wild Growth Spaulders Icon Wild Growth Spaulders
  • Ternary Mantle Icon Ternary Mantle
  • Animist's Spaulders Icon Animist's Spaulders
  • Mantle of Lost Hope Icon Mantle of Lost Hope
  • Royal Cap Spaulders Icon Royal Cap Spaulders
  • Living Shoulders Icon Living Shoulders
  • Cloak of Suturing Icon Cloak of Suturing
  • Cloak of Clarity Icon Cloak of Clarity
  • Drape of Benediction Icon Drape of Benediction
  • Hide of the Wild Icon Hide of the Wild
  • Shroud of Pure Thought Icon Shroud of Pure Thought
  • Redemption Tunic Icon Redemption Tunic
  • Judgement Breastplate Icon Judgement Breastplate
  • Field Marshal's Lamellar Chestplate Icon Field Marshal's Lamellar Chestplate
  • Robes of the Guardian Saint Icon Robes of the Guardian Saint
  • Robes of the Exalted Icon Robes of the Exalted
  • Robe of Volatile Power Icon Robe of Volatile Power
  • Judgement Bindings Icon Judgement Bindings
  • Bracelets of Royal Redemption Icon Bracelets of Royal Redemption
  • Burrower Bracers Icon Burrower Bracers
  • Loomguard Armbraces Icon Loomguard Armbraces
  • Gallant's Wristguards Icon Gallant's Wristguards
  • Redemption Handguards Icon Redemption Handguards
  • Peacekeeper Gauntlets Icon Peacekeeper Gauntlets
  • Gloves of the Messiah Icon Gloves of the Messiah
  • Gloves of Dark Wisdom Icon Gloves of Dark Wisdom
  • Harmonious Gauntlets Icon Harmonious Gauntlets
  • Taut Dragonhide Gloves Icon Taut Dragonhide Gloves
  • Judgement Belt Icon Judgement Belt
  • Grasp of the Old God Icon Grasp of the Old God
  • Corehound Belt Icon Corehound Belt
  • Regenerating Belt of Vek'nilash Icon Regenerating Belt of Vek'nilash
  • Sash of Mercy Icon Sash of Mercy
  • Legplates of Blazing Light Icon Legplates of Blazing Light
  • Marshal's Lamellar Legplates Icon Marshal's Lamellar Legplates
  • Empowered Leggings Icon Empowered Leggings
  • Judgement Legplates Icon Judgement Legplates
  • Salamander Scale Pants Icon Salamander Scale Pants
  • Leggings of Immersion Icon Leggings of Immersion
  • Padre's Trousers Icon Padre's Trousers
  • Redemption Boots Icon Redemption Boots
  • Marshal's Lamellar Boots Icon Marshal's Lamellar Boots
  • Boots of Pure Thought Icon Boots of Pure Thought
  • Snowblind Shoes Icon Snowblind Shoes
  • Treads of the Wandering Nomad Icon Treads of the Wandering Nomad
  • Boots of the Full Moon Icon Boots of the Full Moon
  • Verdant Footpads Icon Verdant Footpads
  • Instructor Razuvious, Gothik the Harvester, and Gluth in Naxxramas
  • Honor Rank 12
  • Trash BoE in Blackwing Lair
  • Azuregos, the world boss in Azshara
  • Various Captains in AQ20
  • Captain Kromcrush in Dire Maul North
  • Stonespine in Stratholme
  • Band of Unanswered Prayers Icon Band of Unanswered Prayers
  • Ring of Redemption Icon Ring of Redemption
  • Pure Elementium Band Icon Pure Elementium Band
  • Ring of the Martyr Icon Ring of the Martyr
  • Only as a set: Primalist's Band Icon Primalist's Band
  • Only as a set: Primalist's Seal Icon Primalist's Seal
  • Cauterizing Band Icon Cauterizing Band
  • Mindtear Band Icon Mindtear Band
  • Fordring's Seal Icon Fordring's Seal
  • Rejuvenating Gem Icon Rejuvenating Gem
  • Scrolls of Blinding Light Icon Scrolls of Blinding Light
  • Hibernation Crystal Icon Hibernation Crystal
  • Zandalarian Hero Charm Icon Zandalarian Hero Charm
  • Scarab Brooch Icon Scarab Brooch
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed
  • Hammer of the Twisting Nether Icon Hammer of the Twisting Nether
  • Scepter of the False Prophet Icon Scepter of the False Prophet
  • Sharpened Silithid Femur Icon Sharpened Silithid Femur
  • Grand Marshal's Warhammer Icon Grand Marshal's Warhammer
  • Lok'amir il Romathis Icon Lok'amir il Romathis
  • Jin'do's Hexxer Icon Jin'do's Hexxer
  • Azuresong Mageblade Icon Azuresong Mageblade
  • Shield of Condemnation Icon Shield of Condemnation
  • Wormscale Blocker Icon Wormscale Blocker
  • Malistar's Defender Icon Malistar's Defender
  • Sartura's Might Icon Sartura's Might
  • Lei of the Lifegiver Icon Lei of the Lifegiver
  • Brightly Glowing Stone Icon Brightly Glowing Stone
  • Libram of Light Icon Libram of Light
  • Libram of Divinity Icon Libram of Divinity
  • Libram of Grace Icon Libram of Grace
  • Libram of Truth Icon Libram of Truth
  • Libram of Hope Icon Libram of Hope

Switch Items

Switch Items are items that you do not normally wear since they do not give very good stats, but offer an on-use effect that is very good for certain scenarios. So, you switch to them for their effect.

  • Skull of Impending Doom Icon Skull of Impending Doom is one of the most powerful item switches you can have. This can be used to break many different CC abilities such as Polymorph Icon Polymorph, Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap, Sap Icon Sap, Seduce, and many more. It also has a niche use by helping you suicide which causes no item durability loss which can save you outside of PvP situations. In Battlegrounds this is only truly useful in Warsong Gulch since it is a battleground with a flag mechanic. This can be used to catch a flag carrier or run a flag since movement speed as a flag carrier is incredibly important (if you are attempting to use this in a battleground it is a good idea to have a healer put a HoT on you to negate the DoT effect ESPECIALLY if you are using it as a flag carrier). This is a reward from the level 40 quest Forbidden Knowledge in the Badlands.
  • Furbolg Medicine Pouch Icon Furbolg Medicine Pouch is sold by Gorn One Eye when you reach Honored status with Timbermaw Hold. This is a great item that you can swap during combat to provide you with a significant 1000 heal over 10 seconds. For comparison's sake, Heavy Runecloth Bandage Icon Heavy Runecloth Bandage heals you for 2000 over 8 seconds, but requires you to channel it, and you cannot take any sort of damage in the channel duration.
  • Tidal Charm Icon Tidal Charm is one of the strongest PvP trinkets in the game. It is very annoying to farm for so do not be discouraged if it takes you a while to obtain one. Tidal Charm has an estimated 30-yard range, making it very strong for stopping mounted people in world PvP. This trinket has a cooldown of 15 minutes though so make sure to use it wisely. Tidal Charm is a drop from Prince Nazjak in Arathi Highlands.
  • Nifty Stopwatch Icon Nifty Stopwatch provides a 40% run speed increase for 10 seconds when used, which can be invaluable for escaping or running someone down in PvP. This is a reward from the quest This Is Going to Be Hard in the Badlands.
  • Barov Peasant Caller Icon Barov Peasant Caller is a reward from a questline in Scholomance that summons 3 servants to deal damage for you. The duration is unclear but seems to be very short. This trinket is incredible against casters since the 3 servants attacking will continually push back the cast time of enemy casters' spells. These peasants can also break a Rogue's Vanish if the Rogue attempts to vanish while the servants are fixated on them. They also do a good amount of damage putting extra pressure on your target. All in all, this is a very easy trinket to obtain that has many good uses in PvP. This item is a reward from The Last Barov in Western Plaguelands.
  • Glimmering Mithril Insignia Icon Glimmering Mithril Insignia does not break fear, it prevents you from being feared. So, you must use it before being feared. This trinket is fantastic for engaging either a Shadow Priest or Warlock to negate their major CC mechanic. Using this in conjunction with your Insignia trinket to break fear to prevent a chain fear is a great combination that allows you to easily pressure Shadow Priests and Warlocks.
  • Ancient Cornerstone Grimoire Icon Ancient Cornerstone Grimoire is a more difficult trinket to obtain due to being an Onyxia drop from Onyxia's Lair. The trinket does not have very great stats on it, but just like Barov Peasant Caller Icon Barov Peasant Caller it will attack Rogues through Vanish making it very strong in mirror matchups to prevent your target from getting a restealth. The skeleton does do a significant amount of damage (between 100 and 200 usually) and can critically hit, this allows you to pressure any class with it from just the damage that it does. This item is dropped from Onyxia in Onyxia's Lair.
  • Arena Grand Master Icon Arena Grand Master is difficult to acquire, but has an excellent on-use effect that gives you a roughly 1000 shield for 20 seconds. To get it, you must open the chest at the center of the Gurabashi Arena in Stranglethorn Vale 12 separate times to get 12 of Arena Master Icon Arena Masters. You turn in those Arena Master trinkets to Short John Mithril in the back of the arena for the reward.
  • Insignia of the Horde Icon Insignia of the Horde is very easy to obtain, simply requiring you to be Honor Rank 2 and then to purchase one in your major city. This trinket is required in PvP since it breaks fears and stuns and is the only active way to break one of these effects while they are already on you. The only other way would be to use an item such as Skull of Impending Doom Icon Skull of Impending Doom before being feared or stunned but being able to break free from these effects is more powerful in our opinion.

Engineering Trinkets

Engineering is considered to be an almost required profession in PvP due to the exceptional trinkets and other on-use items that you can use in various situations. The strongest of those trinkets are listed below. For more information on Engineering, check out our Engineering profession guide linked below.

  • Arcanite Dragonling Icon Arcanite Dragonling is an interesting trinket since the level of the Dragonling is your Engineering skill divided by 5 meaning as a Level 39 twink you can potentially have a Level 60 Dragonling (even higher if you are a gnome). This trinket has an absurd cooldown time of 1 hour so be very careful when using it. The Dragonling attacks normally but has a fire breath attack that deals much more damage (between 250-350 a hit) however this is pretty rare and only usually happens once during the uptime. If you are using Fire attacks (such as a Fire Mage or Destruction Warlock would) then this trinket's Fire Breath ability puts a debuff on the target that makes Fire spells against the target deal extra damage. This item is an Engineering item that requires 300 Engineering.
  • Gnomish Battle Chicken Icon Gnomish Battle Chicken is similar to the Arcanite Dragonling Icon Arcanite Dragonling. The level of the summoned chicken is your Engineering skill divided by 5, meaning that this is very powerful for twink brackets and gnomes. The Battle Chicken occasionally squawks which gives 5% more attack speed for 4 minutes. This trinket, just like the Arcanite Dragonling, can see Rogues in stealth. If you use both the Battle Chicken and Arcanite Dragonling, it is recommended to alternate them, given that they both have very long cooldowns. This item is an Engineering that requires Gnomish Engineering and 230 Engineering to make.
  • Ultra-Flash Shadow Reflector Icon Ultra-Flash Shadow Reflector reflects any shadow spell cast on you for 5 seconds when used. The plans to craft this drop from Crimson Inquisitors in Stratholme.
  • Gyrofreeze Ice Reflector Icon Gyrofreeze Ice Reflector reflects any frost spell cast on you for 5 seconds when used. The plans to craft this are sold by Xizzer Fizzbolt in Winterspring.
  • Hyper-Radiant Flame Reflector Icon Hyper-Radiant Flame Reflector reflects any fire spell cast on you for 5 seconds when used. The plans to craft this drop from Solakar Flamewreath in Upper Blackrock Spire.
  • Gnomish Net-o-Matic Projector Icon Gnomish Net-o-Matic Projector will root your target in a net for 10 seconds, which will not be broken by damage. However, it occasionally backfires and will net you instead. The plans can be learned from Gnomish Engineering trainers.
  • Goblin Mortar Icon Goblin Mortar will do some fire damage and stun all targets in a small radius for 5 seconds. The plans can be learned from Goblin Engineering trainers.
  • Gnomish Cloaking Device Icon Gnomish Cloaking Device will make you invisible for 10 seconds. The plans drop from Mekgineer Thermaplugg in Gnomeregan.
  • Gnomish Death Ray Icon Gnomish Death Ray can be channeled for a few seconds, draining your health some, to deal a huge burst of damage to your opponent at the end of the channel. The plans can be learned from Gnomish Engineering trainers.

Paladin PvP Guide

We hope this guide was helpful for your PvP exploits! Feel free to check out the general PvP Talent and Consumables guide as well in the link down below.



  • 02 Dec. 2020: Updated for Phase 6.
  • 28 Jul. 2020: Reworked to include alternatives, also updated for Phase 5.
  • 14 Apr. 2020: Updated with Zul'Gurub gear.
  • 23 Feb. 2020: Updated for Phase 3.
  • 10 Dec. 2019: Page added.
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