Paladin Class Overview

Last updated on Sep 29, 2019 at 01:10 by Blainie 3 comments

Upholders of the Holy Light and defenders of the Alliance, the Paladins can be found from the northern forests of the Tirisfal Glades, fighting back the advance of the Forsaken, to the southern reaches of the Blasted Lands, ceaselessly upholding their vigil against demonic forces from beyond the Dark Portal. Wielding their mighty hammers and the strength of the Light, these holy warriors command forces in battle, all the while throwing themselves to where the fighting is the thickest.

If you were looking for TBC Classic advice, please refer to our TBC Classic Paladin class overview.


Races for Paladins

Paladins can be played as Humans and Dwarves for the Alliance. In Classic, you cannot play Paladin on the Horde.


Paladin Specializations

Paladins have 3 talent specializations: Holy, Protection, and Retribution.

  • Holy — This specialization focuses on healing your allies with the power of the Light.
  • Protection — This specialization seeks buff your survivability so that you can tank damage for your party.
  • Retribution — This specialization weaponizes the Light, using it to deal as much damage as possible.

Resources as a Paladin

The primary resource used by Paladins is Mana in all specializations.


Gearing a Paladin



Paladins are able to wear Cloth, Leather, and Mail armour, as well as Plate after reaching Level 40.



Paladins are able to use Axes (One-handed and Two-handed), Maces (One-handed and Two-handed), Polearms, and Swords (One-handed and Two-handed).


Paladin Trainers

In order to learn skills and skill ranks, you will need to go to a Paladin trainer. Below is a list of all the trainers available to the Alliance.


Alliance Paladin Trainers


Paladin Guides for World of Warcraft: Classic

For information on how best to play your Paladin in Classic, you can check out the following guides.


Paladin Guides for the Season of Mastery

While the Season of Mastery features no class changes, you can check out alternate gear guides we have created for Paladin.



  • 29 Sep. 2019: Updated trainer locations.
  • 25 Aug. 2019: Guide added.
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