Holy Paladin Healing Spell List and Glossary — Dragonflight 10.0.2

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General Information

On this page, we present you with all spells and procs that you need to understand as a Holy Paladin in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.2.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Holy Paladin spells.

1.

Introduction

If you are new to Holy, this is a great place to start to get an understanding of how the spec works. On this page we will discuss what abilities you have, what they are used for within the specialization, how they interact with each other and also with important cooldowns. If you already have experience with Holy and are comfortable with it in the current expansion, it is recommended you skip this section and move on to the rest of the guide.

2.

Main Resource of Holy Paladins

You have two primary resources as a Holy Paladin, with the first being Mana. The majority of your spells cost Mana and ensuring you do not run out of it over the course of each encounter is crucial to being able to heal competitively. The second resource comes in the form of Holy Power. You generate Holy Power by using abilities like Holy Shock Icon Holy Shock and Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike. Once you have generated 3 Holy Power, you can then spend it on abilities like Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory and Light of Dawn Icon Light of Dawn. In order to be successful as a Holy Paladin, you need to ensure you are generating and spending Holy Power as well as Mana, as efficiently as possible.

3.

Unlocking Abilities

Note that this page simply lists all the different abilities, assuming you are at max level. If you are leveling, check out our dedicated Holy Paladin Leveling page, which has detailed information on when you unlock all of these abilities.

4.

Baseline Abilities for Holy Paladins

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike CS Generates 1 Holy Power and damages an enemy.
Consecration Icon Consecration - Damages enemies within its radius.
Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield DS/Bubble Allows you to become immune from all damage and harmful effects for a short duration.
Hand of Reckoning Icon Hand of Reckoning HoR/Taunt Allows you to taunt an enemy, forcing them to attack you.
Judgment Icon Judgment Judge Deals damage to an enemy.
Intercession Icon Intercession BRez Allows you to resurrect an ally during combat.
Shield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous SotR Deals damage to enemies around you but costs 3 Holy Power.
Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory WoG Heals an ally for a large amount but costs 3 Holy Power.
Cleanse Icon Cleanse Dispel Allows you to dispel a poison, disease, or magical effect from an ally.
Beacon of Light Icon Beacon of Light BoL/Beacon Can be placed on ally, causing a percentage of your total healing done to replicate to them.
Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice HoJ Allows you to stun an enemy.
5.

Class Tree Abilities for Holy Paladins

5.1.

Rows 1-4

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath HoW Only usable during Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath or when an enemy is below 20% HP. This ability also generates 1 Holy Power.
Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom BoF/Freedom Causes your target to be immune to movement impairing effects for 8 seconds.
Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed Horse Causes your target to be immune to movement impairing effects for 8 seconds.
Repentance Icon Repentance Rep Will incapacitate an enemy for up to 1min.
Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands LoH/Lay Heals a friendly target for 100% of your maximum HP.
Blinding Light Icon Blinding Light BL Disorients enemies caught by its effect for up to 6 seconds. Most damage will break this effect.
Turn Evil Icon Turn Evil TE Will fear an enemy as long as they are undead, aberration, or demon.
5.2.

Rows 5-7

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath AW/Wings Increases your healing and damage by 20%.
Rebuke Icon Rebuke Kick/Interrupt Interrupts an enemy.
Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice Sac Will reduce an allies damage taken by 30% but all the damage they take you will instead take.
Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection BoP Causes an ally to be immune to physical damage and some harmful effects for 10 seconds.
5.3.

Rows 8-10

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Holy Avenger Icon Holy Avenger HA Causes your Holy Power generating abilities to generate 3 Holy Power instead of 1.
Seraphim Icon Seraphim Sera Costs 3 Holy Power and increases all your secondary stats for 15 seconds on a 45 second cooldown.
6.

Class Tree Passives for Holy Paladins

6.1.

Rows 1-4

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Auras of the Resolute Icon Auras of the Resolute - Gives you access to Concentration Aura Icon Concentration Aura and Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura.
Auras of Swift Vengeance Icon Auras of Swift Vengeance - Gives you access to Retribution Aura Icon Retribution Aura and Crusader Aura Icon Crusader Aura.
Cavalier Icon Cavalier - allows you to have 2 charges of Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed.
Seasoned Warhorse Icon Seasoned Warhorse - Increases the duration of Divine Steed.
Seal of the Templar Icon Seal of the Templar - Increases the range of some of your abilities while under the effects of Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed
Improved Cleanse Icon Improved Cleanse - Empowers your dispel allowing you to also dispel disease and poison effects.
Fist of Justice Icon Fist of Justice FoJ Causes Holy Power spent to reduce the cooldown on Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice.
Greater Judgment Icon Greater Judgment - Causes Judgment Icon Judgment to make your next Shield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous deal 20% more damage.
6.2.

Rows 5-7

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Holy Aegis Icon Holy Aegis - Increases your armor and critical strike by 1% per rank.
Golden Path Icon Golden Path GP Causes your Consecration Icon Consecration to heal allies as well.
Judgment of Light Icon Judgment of Light JoL Causes Judgment Icon Judgment to apply a debuff to a target, causing allies who attack that target to be healed.
Seal of Reprisal Icon Seal of Reprisal - Causes Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike to deal 5% more damage.
Afterimage Icon Afterimage - Triggers once you spend 20 Holy Power and causes your next Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory to on an extra ally for 30% of the healing.
Sacrifice of the Just Icon Sacrifice of the Just - Reduces the cooldown of Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice.
Recompense Icon Recompense - causes 50% of the damage taken during Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice to deal extra damage on your next Judgment Icon Judgment or extra healing to your next Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory.
Unbreakable Spirit Icon Unbreakable Spirit - Reduces the cooldown of Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield, Divine Protection Icon Divine Protection, and Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands by 30%.
Improved Blessing of Protection Icon Improved Blessing of Protection - Reduces the cooldown by 1 minute.
Incandescence Icon Incandescence - Causes your Holy Power spent to have a chance to cause your next Consecration Icon Consecration to deal extra damage.
Touch of Light Icon Touch of Light ToL Causes your abilities to have a chance to deal damage or healing.
Seal of Mercy Icon Seal of Mercy ToL Causes Golden Path Icon Golden Path to heal 1 extra target for an extra amount.
6.3.

Rows 8-10

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Seal of Mercy Icon Seal of Mercy - Causes Golden Path Icon Golden Path to heal 1 extra target for an extra amount.
Seal of Clarity Icon Seal of Clarity SoC Gives you a 5% chance to reduce the Holy Power cost of your next Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory or Light of Dawn Icon Light of Dawn.
Aspiration of Divinity Icon Aspiration of Divinity AoD Causes your Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike to apply a stacking buff that increases your primary stat.
Divine Purpose Icon Divine Purpose DP Your Holy Power spending abilities have a 15% chance to cause your next Holy Power spending ability do 15% more healing or damage.
Obduracy Icon Obduracy - Increases your speed and avoidance.
Hallowed Ground Icon Hallowed Ground HG Increases your Consecration Icon Consecration damage.
Of Dusk and Dawn Icon Of Dusk and Dawn DnD Provides two unique buffs for reaching 5 Holy Power and reaching 0 Holy Power.
Seal of Might Icon Seal of Might - Increases your Mastery during Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath.
Seal of Alacrity Icon Seal of Alacrity - Increases your haste.
Seal of the Crusader Icon Seal of the Crusader SotC Causes your attacks to have a chance to make your target take increased holy damage.
Seal of Order Icon Seal of Order SoO/Order Gives extra benefits to the buffs provided from Of Dusk and Dawn Icon Of Dusk and Dawn.
Sanctified Wrath Icon Sanctified Wrath SW Reduces the cooldown of Holy Shock Icon Holy Shock by 40%.
Zealot's Paragon Icon Zealot's Paragon SW Increases the damage of Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath and Judgment Icon Judgment by 10% and both abilities extend the duration of Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath by 0.5 seconds.
7.

Spec Tree Abilities for Holy Paladins

7.1.

Rows 1-4

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Holy Shock Icon Holy Shock HS/Shock Generates 1 Holy Power and can be used to either heal or damage an enemy.
Holy Light Icon Holy Light HL Is a slow-casted ability to heal an ally.
Light of Dawn Icon Light of Dawn LoD Costs 3 Holy Power and will heal 5 allies in front of you in a cone.
Divine Protection Icon Divine Protection DP/Wall Reduces all damage taken by 20% for a short duration.
Bestow Faith Icon Bestow Faith BF Places a buff on an ally that will heal them after 5 seconds and will generate 1 Holy Power.
Aura Mastery Icon Aura Mastery AM Empowers your chosen aura, granting an extra effect for a short duration.
Rule of Law Icon Rule of Law RoL Increases the range of your heals by 50% for a short duration.
7.2.

Rows 5-7

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Divine Favor Icon Divine Favor DF Is a 1-minute cooldown that buffs your next Holy Light Icon Holy Light or Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light by specific effects.
Light's Hammer Icon Light's Hammer LH Is a 1-minute cooldown that deals damage and healing every 2 seconds for 14 seconds.
Holy Prism Icon Holy Prism HP/Prism can be used to either deal damage to enemies around you while providing a strong single-target heal, or less healing but spread among 5 targets while doing more damage.
Light of the Martyr Icon Light of the Martyr LotM/Martyr Is an instant cast ability that heals an ally but you take 50% of the healing in damage.
7.3.

Rows 8-10

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Divine Toll Icon Divine Toll DT/Toll Casts 5 Holy Shock Icon Holy Shocks at the same time. Casting on an enemy will cause the Holy Shocks to prioritize dealing damage. If you cast on an ally the ability will prioritize healing.
Beacon of Faith Icon Beacon of Faith BoF/Faith Allows you to put a second Beacon of Light Icon Beacon of Light on an ally, effectively giving you two beacons at one time.
Beacon of Virtue Icon Beacon of Virtue BoV/Virtue Replaces Beacon of Light Icon Beacon of Light and places beacons on 4 allies for a short duration when casted.
Avenging Crusader Icon Avenging Crusader AC/Melee Wings Modifies your Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath causing it to gain different effects.
Barrier of Faith Icon Barrier of Faith - Barrier of Faith Icon Barrier of Faith buffs an ally for a short duration causing both Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light and Holy Light Icon Holy Light to stack an absorb on the target.
Tyr's Deliverance Icon Tyr's Deliverance Tyrs Heals allies while its active. This also causes allies to receive 25% more healing from both Holy Light Icon Holy Light and Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light.
Blessing of Summer Icon Blessing of Summer Seasons Provides unique buffs that can be used on either an ally our yourself.
8.

Spec tree Passives for Holy Paladins

8.1.

Rows 1-4

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Illumination Icon Illumination - Increases the healing of Holy Light Icon Holy Light and Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light by 10%.
Divine Insight Icon Divine Insight - Increases Holy Shock Icon Holy Shocks healing and damage by 5%.
Unending Light Icon Unending Light - Causes every Holy Power spent on Light of Dawn Icon Light of Dawn to increase the healing of your next Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory by 5% up to 45%.
Moment of Compassion Icon Moment of Compassion - Causes Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light to deal 15% more healing when casted on your Beacon of Light Icon Beacon of Light target.
Resplendent Light Icon Resplendent Light - Heals allies within a short range of your target for a percentage of what your Holy Light Icon Holy Light healed one target.
Tirion's Devotion Icon Tirion's Devotion - Reduces the cooldown of Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands with every Holy Power spent.
Empyreal Ward Icon Empyreal Ward - Gives the target of your Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands armor for a period of time.
8.2.

Rows 5-7

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Shining Savior Icon Shining Savior - Causes Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory and Light of Dawn Icon Light of Dawn to deal 5% more healing.
Unwavering Spirit Icon Unwavering Spirit - Reduces the cooldown of Aura Mastery Icon Aura Mastery by 30 seconds.
Protection of Tyr Icon Protection of Tyr - Increases the healing of your party or raid members by 10% during Aura Mastery Icon Aura Mastery.
Imbued Infusions Icon Imbued Infusions - Reduces the cooldown of Holy Shock Icon Holy Shock whenever you consume the buff from Infusion of Light Icon Infusion of Light.
Saved by the Light Icon Saved by the Light SbtL Gives your Beacon of Light Icon Beacon of Light target an absorb shield when they fall below a certain HP threshold.
Radiant Onslaught Icon Radiant Onslaught - Gives you an extra charge of Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike.
Tower of Radiance Icon Tower of Radiance ToR Gives you an extra Holy Power when casting Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light or Holy Light Icon Holy Light on your Beacon of Light Icon Beacon of Light target.
Echoing Blessings Icon Echoing Blessings - Gives Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom movement speed and Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice extra damage reduction.
Divine Revelations Icon Divine Revelations - Causes Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light to do extra healing or Holy Light Icon Holy Light to refund some Mana when buffed by Infusion of Light Icon Infusion of Light.
Commanding Light Icon Commanding Light - Causes Beacon of Light Icon Beacon of Light to transfer an extra percentage of healing.
Second Sunrise Icon Second Sunrise SS Causes Light of Dawn Icon Light of Dawn to cast a second time.
Divine Glimpse Icon Divine Glimpse -- Causes Holy Shock Icon Holy Shock to have an increased critical strike chance.
Untempered Dedication Icon Untempered Dedication UD Increases the healing of Light of the Martyr Icon Light of the Martyr through a buff that increases with each cast.
8.3.

Rows 8-10

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Veneration Icon Veneration UD Causes Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light, Holy Light Icon Holy Light, and Judgment Icon Judgment critical strikes to reset the cooldown of Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath and make it usable at anytime.
Breaking Dawn Icon Breaking Dawn BD Increases the range of Light of Dawn Icon Light of Dawn to 40 yards.
Avenging Wrath: Might Icon Avenging Wrath: Might - Gives Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath an extra 20% critical strike chance.
Power of the Silver Hand Icon Power of the Silver Hand - Causes both Holy Light Icon Holy Light and Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light to increase the healing of your next Holy Shock Icon Holy Shock.
Maraad's Dying Breath Icon Maraad's Dying Breath - Causes Light of Dawn Icon Light of Dawn to increase the healing of your next Light of the Martyr Icon Light of the Martyr depending on how many targets were hit.
Divine Resonance Icon Divine Resonance - Casts an extra Holy Shock Icon Holy Shock every 5 seconds for 15 seconds after casting Divine Toll Icon Divine Toll.
Crusader's Might Icon Crusader's Might CM Reduces the cooldown of Holy Shock Icon Holy Shock whenever you cast Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike.
Awakening Icon Awakening - Causes both Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory and Light of Dawn Icon Light of Dawn to have a chance to grant you Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath.
Relentless Inquisitor Icon Relentless Inquisitor - Grants you haste whenever you cast a Holy Power spending ability.
Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light Glimmer Gauses Holy Shock Icon Holy Shock to leave behind a buff on players that will heal them whenever you cast Holy Shock. This has a maximum of 8 at once.
Inflorescence of the Sunwell Icon Inflorescence of the Sunwell Inflo Gives you an extra charge of Infusion of Light Icon Infusion of Light. This also reduces the Mana cost of Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light by 30% or Holy Light Icon Holy Light to have a 30% chance to generate an extra Holy Power.
Empyrean Legacy Icon Empyrean Legacy - Will apply when you cast Judgment Icon Judgment and will cause your next Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory to also cast Light of Dawn Icon Light of Dawn but with increased effectiveness.
Boundless Salvation Icon Boundless Salvation - Causes your Tyr's Deliverance Icon Tyr's Deliverance to extend its duration whenever you cast Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light and Holy Light Icon Holy Light on targets affected by Tyr's Deliverance.
9.

Important Procs

Infusion of Light Icon Infusion of Light causes your Holy Shock Icon Holy Shock critical strikes to increase the healing of Holy Light Icon Holy Light by 30% or to reduce the cast time of Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light by 30%.

What ability you choose to use your infusion on will depend on the situation. Holy Light Icon Holy Light is one of the best heals available to us, but it does have a rather long cast time that can be difficult to weave in. If you have the chance to cast Holy Light without putting yourself in danger and without impacting the rest of your rotation, then you will want to prioritize casting that. If you are unable to safely cast it or do not have the time, you can use Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light on a member of your group who is in danger, or on your Beacon of Light Icon Beacon of Light target to generate 1 Holy Power. In the past it has not been worth to cast healing spells on your Beacon target, but with the introduction of Holy Power, it is now acceptable.

10.

Changelog

  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 24 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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