Holy Paladin PvP Guide (Dragonflight 10.2.7)

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Mysticall 12 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play Holy Paladin in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Paladin PvP guide.

1.

Holy Paladins in the Current Meta

Holy Paladins are always a strong healing specialization. With powerful utility for teammates and the ability to deal large amounts of damage, they are considered one of the best healers. A strong understanding of cooldowns and when to use them is important to be good at this specialization.

2.

Holy Paladin Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths icon Strengths
  • +Large amount of healing cooldowns
  • +Multiple defensive abilities
  • +Great burst healing
  • +Very little casting
Weaknesses icon Weaknesses
  • -Weak spread healing
  • -Easy to swap to if overextended
  • -Limited mobility when out of Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedoms
3.

Notable 10.2.6 Changes

  • No notable changes in Patch 10.2.6.
4.

Notable 10.2.5 Changes

  • No notable changes for Patch 10.2.5.
5.

Notable 10.1.5 Changes

  • Barrier of Faith Icon Barrier of Faith is now 100% more effective in PvP combat.
  • Holy Light Icon Holy Light no longer increased by 47% in PvP combat.
  • Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light no longer increased by 30% in PvP combat.
  • Aura Mastery Icon Aura Mastery now increases the effectiveness of Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura to 24% in PvP combat (was 30%).
  • All healing reduced by 8%.
  • Holy Light Icon Holy Light healing increased by 40%.
  • Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light healing increased by 30%.
  • Touch of Light Icon Touch of Light healing now increased by 500% (was 700%).
  • Holy Prism Icon Holy Prism heal increased by 40%.
  • Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory healing increased by 10%.
  • Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light healing and damage is now increased by 4% per target (was 6%).
  • Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light damage increased by 10%.
6.

Notable 10.1.5 Changes

Several new talents have been added:

  • Beacon of the Lightbringer Icon Beacon of the LightbringerMastery: Lightbringer Icon Mastery: Lightbringer now increases your healing based on the target's proximity to either you or your Beacon of Light Icon Beacon of Light, whichever is closer.
  • Light's Conviction Icon Light's ConvictionHoly Shock Icon Holy Shock now has 2 charges.
  • Holy Infusion Icon Holy InfusionCrusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike generates 1 additional Holy Power and deals 25% more damage.
  • Awestruck Icon AwestruckHoly Shock Icon Holy Shock, Holy Light Icon Holy Light, and Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light critical healing increased by 20%.
  • Glistening Radiance Icon Glistening Radiance — Spending Holy Power has a 25% chance to trigger Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light's healing and damage.
  • Overflowing Light Icon Overflowing Light — 50% of Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light's overhealing is converted into an absorb shield. The shield amount cannot exceed 15% of your max health.
  • Light's Protection Icon Light's Protection — Your allies with Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light take 16% reduced damage, split evenly among them.
  • Righteous Judgment Icon Righteous JudgmentJudgment Icon Judgment has a 50% chance to cast Consecration Icon Consecration at the target's location. The limit on Consecration Icon Consecration does not apply to this effect.
  • Hand of Divinity Icon Hand of Divinity — Call upon the Light to empower your spells, causing your next 2 Holy Light Icon Holy Lights to heal 80% more, cost 50% less mana, and be instant cast.
  • Shining Righteousness Icon Shining RighteousnessShield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous deals damage to its first target struck. Every 5 Shields of the Righteous make your next Word of Glory or Light of Dawn cost no Holy Power.
  • Daybreak Icon Daybreak — Absorb your active Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Lights, triggering their effects at 200% value and granting 3000 Mana per Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light consumed.
  • Rising Sunlight Icon Rising Sunlight — After casting Daybreak, your next 3 Holy Shock Icon Holy Shocks cast 2 additional times.
  • Glorious Dawn Icon Glorious DawnHoly Shock Icon Holy Shock has a 10% chance to refund a charge when cast, increasing by 1.5% for each Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light you have active. Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light's healing and damage is increased by 10%.
  • Blessed Focus Icon Blessed FocusGlimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light's healing and damage is increased by 25%, but it can only affect 1 target at a time.
  • Reclamation Icon ReclamationHoly Shock Icon Holy Shock and Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike refund up to 15% of their Mana cost and deal up to 50% more healing or damage, based on the target's missing health.
  • Aura of Mercy Icon Aura of Mercy — Your auras restore health to 3 injured allies within 20 yards every 2 seconds. While Aura Mastery is active, heals all allies within 40 yards, and healing is increased by 50%. Shares a choice node with Blessing of Seasons.
7.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024 (races): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (macros): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (comps): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (gear): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (talents): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (this page): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (this page): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.2.5.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.2.5.
    • Updated Recommended Talents.
    • Updated Recommended PvP Talents.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (races): Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Best Alliance Races.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Updated Tier Set bonus.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 12 Jul. 2023 (talents): Updated Recommended Talent.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (races): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
    • Updated Best Alliance and Horde races.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (playstyle): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
    • Updated all Healing Rotations.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (comps): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
    • Updated Best 3v3 Team Compositions.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
    • Updated Stat Priority.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Embellishment section.
    • Updated Gems and Enchants.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
    • Updated Recommended Talents.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 07 May 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 07 May 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 07 May 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 07 May 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 07 May 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.1.
    • Updated Recommended Gear section.
    • Updated Tier-Set section.
  • 07 May 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.1.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 07 May 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 07 May 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.1.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (comps): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
    • Updated Best 2v2 and 3v3 Team Compositions.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Trinkets to Recommended Gear.
    • Added Tier-Set section.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
    • Updated Talent Tree.
    • Updated Talent Calculator.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (races): Updated Best Races.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (playstyle): Updated Healing rotations.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (comps): Updated Best 3v3 team compositions.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Updated Gems and Enchants.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (talents): Updated Best talent build.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (races): Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (macros): Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (playstyle): Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (comps): Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (gear): Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (talents): Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 22 Nov. 2022 (this page): Updated for Dragonflight Pre-patch.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (playstyle): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (gear): Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (talents): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (playstyle): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated all Healing Rotations.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (gear): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Tier-Set section.
    • Removed Shards of Domination section.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (talents): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated Best PvP Talents.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Added Notable Changes section.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Added Notable Changes section.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (races): Updated Best Horde Races.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (talents): Updated PvP Talents.
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.1.5
  • 10 Nov. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.1.5
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (playstyle): Updated Basic Healing rotation.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (comps): Updated Best 2v2 Compositions.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Shards of Domination section.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (talents): Updated PvP Talents.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 23 Dec. 2020 (playstyle): Updated Healing Rotations for Shadowlands.
    • Added Covenant Abilities to healing rotations.
  • 23 Dec. 2020 (comps): Updated Best Team Compositions
  • 23 Dec. 2020 (gear): Updated Best Gear section.
    • Updated Gems and Enchants section.
  • 23 Dec. 2020 (talents): Updated Tiers 5 and 6 Regular Talents.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 23 Dec. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands.
  • 23 Dec. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands.
  • 26 Oct. 2020 (talents): Updated Talent Table.
  • 25 Oct. 2020 (talents): Updated Tier 2 Regular talent.
  • 22 Oct. 2020 (gear): Removed unnecessary trinket.
  • 15 Oct. 2020 (playstyle): Updated Basic and Sustained Healing rotations.
  • 15 Oct. 2020 (talents): Updated Tier 3 Regular talent.
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (races): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (Patch 9.0.1).
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (macros): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (Patch 9.0.1).
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (playstyle): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (Patch 9.0.1).
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (comps): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (Patch 9.0.1).
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (gear): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (Patch 9.0.1).
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (talents): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (Patch 9.0.1).
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (Patch 9.0.1).
  • 12 Oct. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (Patch 9.0.1).
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