Holy Paladin PvP Talents and Builds (Shadowlands / Patch 9.2.5)

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 17:08 by Mysticall 10 comments

Choosing the right PvP and PvE talents is a prerequisite to proper performance in PvP. This guide goes through the various talent choices available to you as a Holy Paladin and gives you the best combinations you can take.

This page is part of our Holy Paladin PvP Guide.


Talent Choices for Holy Paladins

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

While the above table provides a generally accurate overview of the viability of talents, some finer points are discussed in the sections that follow, and we recommend you read those for a deeper understanding.


Tier 1 (Level 15) Talents

Bestow Faith Icon Bestow Faith is the best choice in this tier. With a relatively short cooldown, this is a great talent to help increase your sustained healing output. This will also generate 1 Holy Power when it heals the target.


Tier 2 (Level 25) Talents

Saved by the Light Icon Saved by the Light is the best choice in this tier. This is a crucial talent to have in every matchup. This provides a large absorption shield on a teammate that gets low on health and is great for when you are stuck in crowd control.


Tier 3 (Level 30) Talents

Fist of Justice Icon Fist of Justice is the best choice in this tier. This is a strong stun to use on a kill target or for setting up crowd control on the enemy team. When taking this talent, make sure to use abilities like Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory as often as possible. However, you can also use Repentance Icon Repentance if the enemy team does not have multiple interrupts and will not focus you. This gives your team additional crowd control for the enemy healer.

Important note: Repentance Icon Repentance shares a diminishing return with spells like Polymorph Icon Polymorph. You should not take Repentance when playing with a Mage.

Blinding Light Icon Blinding Light is also a good option in this tier. If you are playing with teammates that already have a lot of stuns and a diminishing return with Repentance Icon Repentance, like RMP, you should play this for additional crowd control.


Tier 4 (Level 35) Talents

Rule of Law Icon Rule of Law is the best choice in this tier. This help the healing from your Mastery by a large amount. This should be used right before using major cooldowns.

Cavalier Icon Cavalier can also be an option to use in this tier. If you think you will be the primary target or will be pushing in for crowd control on large maps, you should use this talent. This will help with getting crowd control and running away so teams cannot swap to you. If they do swap to you, you will have an additional charge of Divine Steed Icon Divine Steed to quickly get away.


Tier 5 (Level 40) Talents

Divine Purpose Icon Divine Purpose is the best choice in this tier. This talent is important simply because it will provide a significant amount of strong, free healing throughout an arena match. When you get a Divine Purpose proc, your next Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory will do much more healing and cost no Holy Power.


Tier 6 (Level 45) Talents

Awakening Icon Awakening is the best choice in this tier. This gives your Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory and Light of Dawn Icon Light of Dawn a chance to proc your Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath. This is a crucial talent that increases your overall healing output.


Tier 7 (Level 50) Talents

Beacon of Faith Icon Beacon of Faith is the best choice in this tier. Being able to apply a second person with Beacon allows you to generate Holy Power quicker. This results in more healing output with Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory.


PvP Talents for Holy Paladins

You can choose 3 of the following PvP talents. Each of them has their uses, but some are better for certain strategies than others. The top three choices are the most useful, but can be replaced with other PvP talents, depending on your team's goal.


Mandatory PvP Talents

Divine Favor Icon Divine Favor increases the next heal you cast and you will not be interrupted on it. This is a mandatory PvP talent to have.

Blessed Hands Icon Blessed Hands makes your Blessing of Freedom Icon Blessing of Freedom and Blessing of Protection Icon Blessing of Protection now have an additional charge. This gives you additional utility for your teammates and gives you multiple defensives. Abilities like Blessing of Freedom and Blessing of Protection are already strong, but with 2 charges you will have a large amount of utility during an arena match.


Situational PvP Talents

Ultimate Sacrifice Icon Ultimate Sacrifice makes it so that your Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice will now transfer 50% of all damage to you. You can use this to negate a team's entire burst, as long as you heal yourself while it is active. You can also use this before a crowd control like Polymorph Icon Polymorph or Fear Icon Fear so they break from damage.

Light's Grace Icon Light's Grace increases the healing of Flash of Light Icon Flash of Light and reduces the damage done to that target. This is great versus teams that have strong single-target damage.

Darkest before the Dawn Icon Darkest before the Dawn increases the healing of your next Light of Dawn Icon Light of Dawn. This effect stacks up to 5 times and works very well with the Dawn Will Come Icon Holy Paladin 2-Piece and Dawn Will Come Icon Holy Paladin 4-Piece set bonuses.

Cleanse the Weak Icon Cleanse the Weak makes it so that when you dispel a teammate that is affected by your aura, all of your teammates with the same DoT will have it dispelled. This is crucial versus specializations like Shadow Priest or Affliction Warlocks. This will allow you to dispel Vampiric Touch Icon Vampiric Touch on multiple of your teammates in one global cooldown.



  • 31 May 2022: Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 28 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated Best PvP Talents.
  • 10 Nov. 2021: Updated PvP Talents.
  • 02 Jul. 2021: Updated PvP Talents.
  • 08 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 23 Dec. 2020: Updated Tiers 5 and 6 Regular Talents.
    • Updated PvP Talents.
  • 26 Oct. 2020: Updated Talent Table.
  • 25 Oct. 2020: Updated Tier 2 Regular talent.
  • 15 Oct. 2020: Updated Tier 3 Regular talent.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (Patch 9.0.1).
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