Holy Paladin Frequently Asked Questions in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 10, 2018 at 14:00 by Adamselene 27 comments

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General Information

On this page, we list all of the frequently asked questions for a Holy Paladin in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1.

The other pages of our Holy Paladin guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Holy Paladin Theorycrafter Adamselene. He currently raids with War Front of Kel'Thuzad-US. You can find him on the Hammer of Wrath class Discord and the most up to date version of “The Light and How to Swing It” — the spreadsheet he maintains with Rhyno — can be found here.

1. Holy Paladin Frequently Asked Questions

This page will answer a few of the more frequently asked questions by Holy Paladins in Battle for Azeroth that are not more appropriately discussed on one of the other guide pages.

2. Why Do You Recommend Devotion Aura over Aura of Mercy?

Many people wonder why they see top performing Holy Paladins on combat logs using Aura of Mercy Icon Aura of Mercy and not Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura as the guide recommends. The simple answer is: Devotion Aura's damage prevented does not show up on combat logs, but Aura of Mercy's healing does. So even though Devotion Aura prevents far more damage than Aura of Mercy heals, and is the superior talent choice in almost all situations, it will not provide the largest healing per second number in a combat log.

For a very detailed look at the strength of Holy Paladin Auras you can read Dreamguard's analysis on his blog here

3. Is There a Critical Strike Cap?

There is a Critical Strike "soft cap"; a point past which the value of more Critical Strike rating is greatly reduced. However, unlike in Legion, it is impossible to reach in the early raid tiers of Battle for Azeroth. If it does become possible at any point during Battle for Azeroth, it will be mentioned in our discussion of stat priorities elsewhere in the guide.

4. What Happened to the Holy Light Animation?

The book animation added to Holy Light Icon Holy Light in the Alpha and Beta testing phase of Battle for Azeroth did not work properly with all character models and was removed. It is unknown whether it will be re-introduced in the future.

5. Can I use my Silver Hand Transmog with a Sword and Shield?

You may replace the appearance of any One-Handed Sword and Shield with  Icon The Silver Hand appearance. You do not see your shield if you cover the appearance of it with The Silver Hand. You may, of course, also replace the appearance of any Two-Handed weapon with The Silver Hand.

6. Changelog

  • 10 Aug. 2018: Added Holy Paladin FAQ.
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