Paladin Class Changes for Shadowlands (Patch 9.0.1)

Last updated on Oct 12, 2020 at 14:15 by Stan 3 comments

On this page, you will find a list of all Paladin changes coming in Shadowlands.

In addition to the class changes listed here, Paladins also gain access to class-specific Paladin Covenant Abilities that can be used anywhere in the open world, Legendary Powers obtained through Runecarving, Soulbind Conduits, and Anima Powers that only work in Torghast.

1.

General Changes

  • The Aura bar is back, containing Crusader Aura Icon Crusader Aura, Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura, and Retribution Aura Icon Retribution Aura. All auras have a 40-yard range, and only one can be active at a time.
  • Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath and Holy Avenger Icon Holy Avenger no longer have a global cooldown.
  • All Paladins now have access to the following abilities:
    • New Ability: Turn Evil Icon Turn Evil — The power of the Light compels an Undead, Aberration, or Demon target to flee for up to 40 seconds.
    • Crusader Aura Icon Crusader Aura — Increases mounted speed by 20% for all party and raid members within 40 yards.
    • Devotion Aura Icon Devotion Aura — Party and raid members within 40 yards are bolstered by their devotion, reducing damage taken by 3%.
    • Retribution Aura Icon Retribution Aura — When any party or raid member within 40 yards dies, you gain Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath for 8 seconds.
    • Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory — Calls down the Light to heal a friendly target. Costs 3 Holy Power.
    • Shield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous — Slams enemies in front of you with your shield, causing Holy damage and increasing your armor for 4.5 seconds. No longer limited by charges. Costs 3 Holy Power.
    • Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike — Strike the target for Physical damage. Generates 1 Holy Power and costs 14% of Base Mana.
    • Hammer of Wrath Icon Hammer of Wrath — Hurls a divine hammer that strikes an enemy for Holy damage. Only usable on enemies that have less than 20% health or during Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath. Now generates 1 Holy Power.
    • Consecration Icon Consecration — Consecrates the land beneath you, causing Holy damage over 12 seconds to enemies who enter the area. Limit 1.
    • Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice — Blesses a party or raid member, reducing their damage taken by 30%, but you suffer for 75% of damage prevented. Lasts 12 seconds, or until transferred damage would cause you to fall below 20% health.
2.

General Paladin Abilities Learned Above Level 50

3.

Holy Paladin

3.1.

Holy Paladin Talent Changes

  • New Talent: Saved by the Light Icon Saved by the Light — When an ally with your Beacon of Light Icon Beacon of Light is damaged below 30% health, they gain an absorb shield. You cannot shield the same person this way twice within 1 minute.
  • New Talent: Seraphim Icon Seraphim — The Light magnifies your power for 15 seconds, granting 8% Haste, Critical Strike, and Versatility, and Mastery increased by 12%.
  • New Talent: Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of LightHoly Shock Icon Holy Shock leaves a Glimmer of Light on the target for 30 seconds. When you Holy Shock, all targets with Glimmer of Light are damaged or healed. You may have Glimmer of Light on up to 8 targets.
  • Holy Avenger Icon Holy Avenger has been redesigned — Your Holy Power generation is tripled for 20 seconds.
  • Divine Purpose Icon Divine Purpose has been redesigned — Holy Power abilities have a 15% chance to make your next Holy Power ability free and deal 20% increased damage and healing.
  • Fist of Justice Icon Fist of Justice has been redesigned — Each Holy Power spent reduces the remaining cooldown on Hammer of Justice Icon Hammer of Justice by 2 seconds.
  • Awakening Icon Awakening now procs from Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory.
  • Bestow Faith Icon Bestow Faith now generates 1 Holy Power.
  • Avenging Crusader Icon Avenging Crusader no longer has a global cooldown.
3.2.

Holy Paladin Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Holy Paladins.

3.3.

Holy Paladin Shadowlands Guide

4.

Protection Paladin

  • Protection Paladins now use Holy Power as a resource.
  • New Passive: Shining Light Icon Shining Light — Every 5 Shield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous make your next Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory cost 0 Holy Power.
  • Avenger's Shield Icon Avenger's Shield no longer increases the effects of your next Shield of the Righteous Icon Shield of the Righteous and now generates 1 Holy Power.
  • Judgment Icon Judgment now causes the target to take 25% increased damage from your next Holy Power ability and generates 1 Holy Power.
  • Hammer of the Righteous Icon Hammer of the Righteous now generates 1 Holy Power.
  • Consecration Icon Consecration reduces the Protection Paladins' damage taken by 5% while they stand inside it, in addition to any bonus added by Mastery.
  • Light of the Protector has been removed.
  • Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory now has an additional effect: When you cast Word of Glory on yourself, it is increased by up to 150% based on your missing health.
4.1.

Protection Paladin Talent Changes

4.2.

Protection Paladin Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Protection Paladins.

4.3.

Protection Paladin Shadowlands Guide

5.

Retribution Paladin

  • Wake of Ashes Icon Wake of Ashes is no longer a Talent and is learned by all Retribution paladins at level 34. Wake of Ashes damage increased by 50%, now deals reduced damage on secondary targets, and generates 3 Holy Power (was 5) .
  • Blade of Justice Icon Blade of Justice cooldown is now 12 seconds (was 10.5 seconds).
  • Greater Blessing of Kings and Greater Blessing of Wisdom have been removed.
  • Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm is now capped at 5 targets.
5.1.

Retribution Paladin Talent Changes

  • New Talent: Empyrean Power Icon Empyrean Power (replaces Hammer of Wrath) — Crusader Strike Icon Crusader Strike has a 15% chance to make your next Divine Storm Icon Divine Storm free and deal 25% additional damage.
  • New Talent: Healing Hands Icon Healing Hands (replaces Word of Glory) — The cooldown of Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands is reduced by up to 60%, based on the target's missing health. Word of Glory's healing is increased by up to 100%, based on the target's missing health.
  • New Talent: Seraphim Icon Seraphim (replaces Wake of Ashes) — The Light magnifies your power for 15 seconds, granting 8% Haste, Critical Strike, and Versatility, and Mastery increased by 13%.
  • New Talent Holy Avenger Icon Holy Avenger (replaces Consecration) — Your Holy Power generation is tripled for 20 seconds.
  • New Talent: Sanctified Wrath Icon Sanctified WrathAvenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath lasts 25% longer. During Avenging Wrath, each Holy Power spent causes you to explode with Holy light damage to nearby enemies.
  • New Talent: Final Reckoning Icon Final Reckoning (replaces Inquisition) — Call down a blast of heavenly energy, dealing Holy damage to all targets in the target area and causing them to take 50% increased damage from your Holy Power abilities for 8 seconds. Passive: While off cooldown, your attacks have a high chance to call down a bolt that deals Holy damage and causes the target to take 10% increased damage from your next Holy Power ability.
  • Execution Sentence Icon Execution Sentence has been redesigned — A hammer slowly falls from the sky upon the target. After 8 seconds, they suffer Holy damage, plus 20% of damage taken from your abilities in that time.
  • Divine Judgment has been removed.
  • Crusade Icon Crusade no longer has a global cooldown.
  • New PvP Talent: Aura of Reckoning Icon Aura of Reckoning — When you or allies with your Aura are critically struck, you gain Reckoning. At 50 stacks of Reckoning, your next weapon swing deals 200% increased damage. In addition, it activates Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath for 6 seconds.
  • Vengeance Aura Icon Vengeance Aura (PvP Talent) now functions on crowd control that strikes all allies within 20 yards, rather than allies within 40 yards that have your Greater Blessings.
  • Hammer of Reckoning (PvP Talent) has been removed.
5.2.

Retribution Paladin Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Retribution Paladins.

5.3.

Retribution Paladin Shadowlands Guide

6.

More Patch 9.0.1 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.0.1 class changes linked below.

7.

Changelog

  • 12 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands Pre-Patch.
  • 06 Sep. 2020: Updated for Beta Build 35755.
  • 18 Jul. 2020: Damage can now break the effect of Turn Evil.
  • 15 Jul. 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 35078.
  • 20 Jun. 2020: Hammer of Wrath 7.5 sec cooldown changed to 7.5 recharge.
  • 16 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34714.
  • 09 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34615.
  • 02 Jun. 2020: Updated intro with links to Anima Powers and Covenant Abilities.
  • 25 May 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 34490.
  • 15 May 2020: Hammer of Wrath buffed to 120% of Attack Power.
  • 08 May 2020: Updated with Light of Dawn and Word of Glory buffs.
  • 30 Apr. 2020: Updated Holy Paladin's Awakening talent description for Alpha Build 34199.
  • 28 Apr. 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 34137.
  • 21 Apr. 2020: Page added.
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