Holy Paladin Healing Easy Mode — Dragonflight 10.2
On this page, we explain how to easily play Holy Paladin in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2, using the simplest rotation, talent tree, stat priority, gear setup, etc., without sacrificing performance.
This page is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty, or simply want a more straightforward way to play their specialization without being overwhelmed by the numerous subtleties and active abilities that need to be taken into consideration for optimal play.
The Basics of Holy Paladins
Holy Paladins do best at passively supporting tanks with their beacons and single-target healing in general. In addition to this, Holy Paladins are peculiar for having many tools at their disposal that allow them to handle various encounter mechanics in ways that other healers cannot.
That said, their mobility is weak.
Talent Choice for Holy Paladins
Remember that you can easily import the talent tree below into the game with either of the two "Copy Export String" buttons:
The talents in this build focus on amplifying Holy Shocks healing and damage as well as providing you with strong cooldowns in Divine Toll, Daybreak and Tyr's Deliverance for situations where you may need extra healing. On top of this, you also select Rebuke, allowing you to interrupt any enemies you may be encountering. This build is flexible to perform well in any form of content and gives you less buttons to focus on managing. While it may not be the best overall build, it is very easy to play as a beginner as you get more comfortable.
If you do find yourself struggling to heal an entire party at once, do not be afraid to select Beacon of Virtue instead of Beacon of Faith. This will allow you to do very high group healing at the cost of some consistent tank healing.
Stat Choice for Holy Paladins
Currently, you will want to prioritize secondary stats for the talent choices given above as follows:
For Raid Healing:
- Critical Strike.
- Critical Strike;
Basic Playstyle for Holy Paladins
- Always keep Beacon of Light on the target.
- If you have 5 Holy Power, cast Light of Dawn for group healing or Word of Glory for single-target healing.
- Cast Holy Shock on cooldown.
- Use any Infusion of Light procs on Flash of Light.
- Cast Judgment to generate Holy Power.
- Cast Hammer of Wrath whenever possible.
- Cast Crusader Strike if you have no Infusion of Light proc and nothing else to do.
- Use Holy Light for low or moderate damage, and add Flash of Light for higher damage as needed and as Mana allows.
- Cast Consecration.
Cooldown Usage for Holy Paladins
As a Holy Paladin, you have several healing cooldowns. You should use them as we explain below:
- Avenging Wrath should be used as often as possible throughout the fight, but you should also consider saving it for periods of high sustained damage. Make sure that you have a target to attack and can safely be in melee range of a target for the entire duration of Avenging Wrath.
- Lay on Hands should be used to save dying raid members, especially tanks.
- Daybreak should be used as often as possible to regen mana and output a high amount of burst healing.
- Divine Toll should be used ideally after Daybreak to quickly reapply Glimmer of Light to your allies. It can, however be used for quick burst healing instead.
- Tyr's Deliverance provides a small amount of passive healing while also amplifying some of your kit. It is important that you extend this buff as long as possible with Boundless Salvation.
- Blessing of Sacrifice is excellent for reducing the damage taken by the tank or other raid members. Be cautious, however, because the Blessing of Sacrifice can be dangerous to your own life if used without a damage reduction cooldown, such as Divine Protection or Divine Shield, or when simultaneous raid damage independently threatens your life, such that the additional damage taken from Blessing of Sacrifice can lead to your death.
- Aura Mastery should be used at a time designated by your healing officer or raid leader.
- Blessing of Protection can be used to clear harmful physical damage debuffs and bleeds from the target. Be mindful of the fact that bosses will not attack targets affected by Blessing of Protection, though, so only cast it on the current tank if the off-tank is prepared to take over.
- Blessing of Freedom removes movement-impairing effects from the targeted raid member, which can be very useful in certain situations.
- 06 Nov. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.2
- 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
- 07 Aug. 2023: Updated talent recommendations.
- 10 Jul. 2023: Talent recommendation updated for Patch 10.1.5.
- 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.
- 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
- 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
- 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
- 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
- 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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