Holy Paladin Healing Mythic+ Tips — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Mytholxgy 9 comments
General Information

In this guide, you will find tips and advice to tackle Mythic+ dungeons with your Holy Paladin in World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5.


Holy Paladin in Mythic+

Holy Paladin is one of the better healing specializations for Mythic+. It has excellent throughput for almost any healing situation in dungeons, many defensive tools, multiple cooldowns for emergencies, and good damage for a healer. Holy Paladin weaknesses in Mythic+ include low mobility, lack of a standard interrupt, and limited options for crowd control.

If you are unfamiliar with Mythic+ and its associated general mechanics, you can read more about it on our Shadowlands Mythic+ Season 2 page below.


Holy Paladin Mythic+ Rotation

5-man healing is very similar to single-target healing, with the exception that you will sometimes find uses for Light of Dawn Icon Light of Dawn, and that if you have the Beacon of Virtue Icon Beacon of Virtue talent, you should use it when multiple party members are taking damage.

You can read our Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities page for more details.


Mythic+ Talents for Holy Paladins

Please note that our talents here are specifically focused on Mythic+. If you are interested in more generic talents or for other forms of content, please refer back to our page dedicated to talents.

Level Choices
15 Crusader's Might Crusader's Might Bestow Faith ? Bestow Faith Light's Hammer Light's Hammer
25 Saved by the Light ? Saved by the Light Judgment of Light Judgment of Light Holy Prism Holy Prism
30 Fist of Justice ? Fist of Justice Repentance ? Repentance Blinding Light ? Blinding Light
35 Unbreakable Spirit Unbreakable Spirit Cavalier ? Cavalier Rule of Law ? Rule of Law
40 Divine Purpose Divine Purpose Holy Avenger Holy Avenger Seraphim ? Seraphim
45 Sanctified Wrath ? Sanctified Wrath Avenging Crusader Avenging Crusader Awakening Awakening
50 Glimmer of Light Glimmer of Light Beacon of Faith Beacon of Faith Beacon of Virtue Beacon of Virtue

There are two different builds you can play for Holy Paladin in Mythic+. The build utilizing Beacon of Virtue Icon Beacon of Virtue will be better for beginner and intermediate players. The other build focuses on Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light which will be superior when you are more comfortable with Holy Paladin and playing at higher levels.


Beginner/Intermediate Talents

One of the major issues for new/inexperienced paladins comes when they have no cooldowns available and are facing high levels of group wide damage. This build provides more consistent ways of dealing with this damage through use of Beacon of Virtue Icon Beacon of Virtue and Saved by the Light Icon Saved by the Light.


Advanced Covenant-Specific Talent Builds

The strongest and most popular covenant choices for Holy Paladin, Venthyr and Kyrian use very different talents in Mythic+. Advanced players will want to follow the talents choices that correspond with their desired covenant choice.

The advanced builds will provide higher damage output as well as increased tank healing since you will have Beacon of Light Icon Beacon of Light on your tank at all times. The major downside of these builds are they do not have nearly as much emergency group healing since you do not have Beacon of Virtue Icon Beacon of Virtue. You also rely more heavily on procs from Awakening Icon Awakening to carry healing when your actual Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath is on cooldown. That being said, these builds are the strongest and you will likely see the top players using these talents in extremely high Mythic+ dungeons.


Kyrian Paladin Talent Build


Venthyr Paladin Talent Build

Venthyr players may want to opt into using Holy Avenger Icon Holy Avenger instead of Divine Purpose Icon Divine Purpose. Since Venthyr players do not have the emergency tool that Kyrian players do, it can be useful to have an extra cooldown to help in stressful situations.

Kyrian players should run Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light instead of Beacon of Faith Icon Beacon of Faith if playing the advanced build. Glimmer has stronger synergy with Divine Toll Icon Divine Toll making it very desirable. Kyrian players will also want to use Seraphim Icon Seraphim as it has very strong synergy with Divine Toll for both healing and damage output.

Beacon of Faith Icon Beacon of Faith has become an exceptionally strong talent choice at every level of play due to Anima Powers from the Season 2 affix. It provides very consistent and strong healing for your beacon targets and gives you another avenue to gain Holy Power consistently.


Best Mythic+ Covenant and Soulbinds for Holy Paladin

While the recommendations here apply to Mythic+, feel free to check out our Covenant page for the full details on everything this system has to offer.

Your options vary between Covenants:

Covenant Soulbind Recommended Tree
Kyrian Forgelite Prime Mikanikos Mikanikos Tree
Venthyr Theotar the Mad Duke Theotar Tree
Necrolord Emeni Emeni Tree
Night Fae Korayn Korayn Tree

For your second Potency Conduit choice, you will want to go with your Covenant-specific Conduit such as Hallowed Discernment Icon Hallowed Discernment for Venthyr players and Ringing Clarity Icon Ringing Clarity for Kyrian.

If you have low levels of Renown, you will likely need to choose a different Soulbind until you unlock the additional Soulbinds. You will not have instant access to final power from Kleia, for example. Until you are able to unlock Kleia and make your way fully down the Soulbind tree, you will want to use Pelagos.


Best Conduits for Holy Paladin in Mythic+

The best Potency Conduits will likely come down to whatever Covenant you choose. If you are Kyrian, Ringing Clarity Icon Ringing Clarity will be the best Conduit available to you. The other Covenant specific Conduits are not fantastic and will not be as strong as Focused Light Icon Focused Light. If you are unable to get your hands on either of those, Enkindled Spirit Icon Enkindled Spirit is not terrible and can be used in their place. Especially if you have it at a high item level. You will want to avoid using Untempered Dedication Icon Untempered Dedication as it can put you in greater danger whenever you cast Light of the Martyr Icon Light of the Martyr. Resplendent Light Icon Resplendent Light should never be used in Mythic+ content.

Holy Paladin has very strong Endurance Conduits for Mythic+. You will choose between Golden Path Icon Golden Path, Shielding Words Icon Shielding Words, and Divine Call Icon Divine Call. You can realistically run any of these without a big difference as they all improve your survivability by a noticeable amount. Shielding Words Icon Shielding Words provides a strong shield whenever you cast Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory. Golden Path Icon Golden Path will give you constant self-healing given that you are frequently using Consecration Icon Consecration in Mythic+. Finally, Divine Call Icon Divine Call will increase the uptime of Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield. As long as you are making frequent use of the ability, it will be competitive with the alternatives. Once again, you can choose any of these Endurance Conduits without much of a difference.

Finesse Conduits are not largely impactful and once again you can choose whatever you have available and prefer. In most cases, the extra mobility from Light's Barding Icon Light's Barding will provide the most benefit.


Best Mythic+ Legendaries for Holy Paladin

  1. The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon
  2. Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier
  3. Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum
  4. Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor

You will want to craft Shock Barrier Icon Shock Barrier as your first Legendary. It will be strong in every form of content and will provide you with a nice HPS increase as you begin playing Holy Paladin.

The Mad Paragon Icon The Mad Paragon will provide you with a strong damage increase and is a great choice of a second Legendary. Once you become more comfortable with playing Holy Paladin in Mythic+, you will want to use this Legendary as your primary one.

Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor is a Retribution specific Legendary that we are also able to use. If you play multiple specs this might be the best Legendary for you. It is reasonably good for Protection, Retribution and Holy which will allow you to swap specs easily. We are able to maintain almost perfect uptime on the buff provided from it, only dropping it when we exit combat. With haste being such an important stat, this Legendary is decent.

If you would like more information about Legendaries available to Holy Paladin, you can visit our dedicated page by clicking the link button.


Best Trinkets for Holy Paladins in Mythic+

As this is the Mythic+ section, we will be listing trinkets with strong single target healing effects or strong stat increases below.

It is important to note that you can change what stat Unbound Changeling Icon Unbound Changeling gives you. The stat you receive from the trinket is determined by what type of food you eat. Eating crit food will make the trinket buff your crit, eating haste food will make the trinket buff your haste. If you are interested in reading more about gearing your Holy Paladin, you can check out our page linked below.


Season 3 Mythic+ Affix

In Season 3, the affix Encrypted Icon Encrypted, spawns enemies around the dungeon that provide powerful buffs depending on which enemy you kill first. The buffs that are obtainable are as follows:

  1. Decrypted Wo Cypher Icon Decrypted Wo Cypher – 150% movement speed and stealth for 10 seconds.
  2. Decrypted Vy Cypher Icon Decrypted Vy Cypher – 15% haste increase for 45 seconds.
  3. Decrypted Urh Cypher Icon Decrypted Urh Cypher – 200% increased cooldown reduction for 45 seconds.

Most groups will either opt for the Haste increase or cooldown reduction depending on the situation. By killing Decrypted Urh Cypher Icon Decrypted Urh Cypher first, you will be able to make use of abilities such as Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath and Holy Avenger Icon Holy Avenger much more frequently, increasing both the damage and healing output of Holy Paladin.


Legion Timewalking Affix: Infernal

During Legion Timewalking Events introduced in Patch 9.1.5, you are able to complete Legion Mythic+ dungeons with a new affix named, Infernal Icon Infernal. With this added affix, each dungeon will have three Legion beacons near bosses in the dungeon. These beacons spawn a miniboss as well as additional waves of enemies. Each miniboss has unique abilities and adds that you will need to fight.


Holy Paladin Utility

Due to the nature of dungeon content, healers will be expected to do damage and heal at the same time, as well as use your other utility to help your party perform well. Below is a list of abilities you should look for ways to use in Mythic+ at all times.

  • Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection will remove bleeds and other physical damage over time effects such as Grievous Icon Grievous as well as preventing all physical damage to the target for 10 seconds. Often used on melee DPS players who might pull threat from your tank.
  • Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom will remove or prevent the application of movement-impairing effects, including many that cannot be dispelled with Cleanse Icon Cleanse.
  • Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice will stun many mobs and can often be used to interrupt spell casting of targets that are not stun-immune.
  • Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura is very strong defensive ability for yourself and your group. Use of Aura Mastery Icon Aura Mastery with it can prevent large amounts of damage and save party members from very large damage spikes, especially those who lack defensive abilities. Try to stand within range of the tank when possible for maximum benefit.
  • Repentance Icon Repentance is a crowd-control ability, but will only work against certain specific types of enemies. Using it will not place you in combat.
  • Blinding Light Icon Blinding Light is an Area of Effect disorient to enemies within 10 yards. The effect breaks when non-holy damage is done to the target(s). It can also be used to interrupt spell casting of one or more enemies.


  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 08 Apr. 2022: Trinket recommendations updated.
  • 21 Feb. 2022: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Page updated for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 29 Sep. 2021: Updated Anima Power recommendations.
  • 07 Aug. 2021: Added recommended Shards and adjusted talents.
  • 13 Jul. 2021: Updated for Season 2 of Shadowlands Mythic+.
  • 28 Jun. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 18 Feb. 2021: Added new talent build and updated Soulbind recommendations.
  • 06 Dec. 2020: Page updated to include Covenant, Soulbind, and Legendary recommendations.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Page updated for Shadowlands recommendations.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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