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Holy Paladin Healing Guide (Legion 7.2)

Last updated on Apr 24, 2017 at 13:54 by Vlad 122 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Holy Paladin healing guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.2. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Holy Paladin in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Gamko, a top healer who raids in Serenity, one of the best guilds in the world.

1. Class Overview

Holy Paladins specialise in tank and single-target healing, with this being their primary role. They possess several tools that help them mitigate or avoid damage, both on themselves and on other raid members.

Holy Paladins lack mobility, but in general they are viable in raids and dungeons.

In order to properly play a healing role, you will need more than just class-specific information. To better understand healing in general, we recommend that you read our healing guide.

2. Patch 7.2 Changes

3. Patch 7.1.5 Changes

4. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 9 pages:

5. ChangeLog

  • 24 Apr. 2017 (this page): Removed a mention about Holy Paladin cooldowns not being as good as the cooldowns of other healers.
  • 22 Apr. 2017 (gear page): Updated the description of Aggramar's Stride to account for changes made to it in patch 7.2.
  • 01 Apr. 2017 (addons page): Removed Omen Threat Meter from the addon list since it is no longer relevant after the removal of Hand of Salvation.
  • 30 Mar. 2017 (artifact page): Changed the 7.2 artifact path to move the Light of the Silver Hand trait to the first position.
  • 28 Mar. 2017 (stats page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 28 Mar. 2017 (talents page): Updated tier 5 talent section and Judgment of Light description.
  • 28 Mar. 2017 (gear page): Updated legendary ranking slightly.
  • 28 Mar. 2017 (enchants page): Changed food recommendation to Lavish Suramar Feast.
  • 28 Mar. 2017 (artifact page): Added path for the artifact traits added in Patch 7.2.
  • 28 Mar. 2017 (rotation page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 28 Jan. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.2 changes.
  • 18 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Fixed the fact that we were referring to Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus as a ring when it is in fact a neck.
  • 18 Jan. 2017 (stats page): Added a mention of a dungeon stat priority change.
  • 18 Jan. 2017 (artifact page): Made a change to the relic priority and added a mention that the top two relics are worth 2-3 item levels over the following ones.
  • 18 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Made a pass and updated several talent tier discussions, most notably to give more weight to Aura of Sacrifice (tier 4) and to better explain the choice of tier 7 talent.
  • 18 Jan. 2017 (easy mode page): Updated talent choice slightly to better reflect talent page recommendations.
  • 14 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated the legendary recommendations and added a section on Tier 19 Set Bonuses.
  • 14 Jan. 2017 (enchants page): Changed neck recommendation to Mark of the Ancient Priestess (following it being stealth buffed in Patch 7.1.5).
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (enchants page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (rotation page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (easy mode page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.1.5 changes.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (stats page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Updated talent descriptions to account for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (artifact page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 22 Dec. 2016 (spells page): Page added.
  • 22 Dec. 2016 (easy mode page): Added easy mode page.
  • 06 Nov. 2016 (this page): Made small tweaks to update the page, keeping it in line with the current state of Holy Paladins.
  • 06 Nov. 2016 (rotation page): Revamped the Light of the Martyr section and updated a few other parts of the page (Blessing of Sacrifice and Aura Mastery usage, Infusion of Light usage).
  • 06 Nov. 2016 (addons page): Added Exorsus Raid Tools to the addon list, and fixed a typo.
  • 06 Nov. 2016 (talents page): Updated tier 1, 3, 4, 5, and 7 talent discussions.
  • 06 Nov. 2016 (artifact page): Updated the Relic priority.
  • 06 Nov. 2016 (gear page): Updated the legendary priority and added Drape of Shame as best in slot cloak.
  • 25 Oct. 2016 (talents page): Updated Rule of Law, Aura of Sacrifice, and Sanctified Wrath descriptions to account for Patch 7.1 changes.
  • 06 Sep. 2016 (enchants page): Changed the neck enchant to Mark of the Trained Soldier, since Mark of the Claw no longer procs from heals.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Added.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (gear page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (this page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 04 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Added Cavalier talent in place of Divine Steed.
  • 20 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Expanded on the mentions about Light of the Martyr, and fixed a small mistake that claimed that Divine Purpose procs could be overwritten.
  • 20 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Fixed an error where we had mixed up some comments about Aura of Mercy with Rule of Law.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Added mentions of Light of the Martyr.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (addons page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (gear page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (this page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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