Paladin Class Changes in Patch 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 08, 2021 at 18:56 by Stan 15 comments

On this page, you will find a list of all Paladin class changes coming in Patch 9.0.5.


Holy Paladin Changes

  • Holy Shock Icon Holy Shock now costs 16% mana (was 14%).

Protection Paladin Changes

  • Ardent Defender Icon Ardent Defender’s heal now has a visual effect.

Paladin Covenant Ability Changes

  • Vanquisher's Hammer Icon Vanquisher's Hammer (Necrolord) now generates 1 Holy Power when used.

Paladin Conduit Changes

  • The extra spells from Ringing Clarity Icon Ringing Clarity now have a longer delay between hits. Additionally, area-of-effect Judgment Icon Judgment hits from Divine Toll Icon Divine Toll are no longer reduced by 25% in PvP, and Judgment triggered from Ringing Clarity is reduced by 33% in PvP.
  • Virtuous Command Icon Virtuous Command no longer plays an attack animation when it triggers.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the additional Templar's Verdict Icon Templar's Verdict from Templar's Vindication Icon Templar's Vindication to not deal damage based on the initial Templar’s Verdict.

Paladin Legendary Power Changes

In this section, we list all Paladin Legendary Power changes that went live in Patch 9.0.5.


General Paladin Legendary Powers

  • Vanguard's Momentum Icon Vanguard's Momentum increases Holy damage done by 4% (was 3%) for 10 seconds (was 8 seconds).
  • Of Dusk and Dawn Icon Of Dusk and Dawn buff duration increased to 12 seconds (was 8 seconds) and Blessing of Dusk damage reduction increased to 4% (was 3%).

Holy Paladin Legendary Powers

  • Inflorescence of the Sunwell Icon Inflorescence of the Sunwell increases Infusion of Light Icon Infusion of Light effects by 30% (was 20%).
  • Maraad's Dying Breath Icon Maraad's Dying Breath's healing bonus to Light of the Martyr Icon Light of the Martyr no longer increases self-damage taken. Additionally, Maraad's Dying Breath now causes all Light of the Martyr self-damage to be dealt over 5 seconds.
  • Shadowbreaker, Dawn of the Sun Icon Shadowbreaker, Dawn of the Sun buff duration increased to 8 seconds (was 6 seconds).

Protection Paladin Legendary Powers

  • The Ardent Protector's Sanctum Icon The Ardent Protector's Sanctum has been redesigned — When Ardent Defender Icon Ardent Defender saves you from death, it restores 40% additional health. When Ardent Defender expires without saving you from death, its remaining cooldown is reduced by 40% (was 60 seconds).
  • Fixed an issue with The Ardent Protector's Sanctum Icon The Ardent Protector's Sanctum that caused Ardent Defender Icon Ardent Defender casts to put nearby Protection Paladin’s Ardent Defender on cooldown.
  • Fixed an issue that caused The Magistrate's Judgment Icon The Magistrate's Judgment to be consumed when casting a free Word of Glory Icon Word of Glory through Shining Light Icon Shining Light.

Retribution Paladin Legendary Powers

  • Final Verdict Icon Final Verdict damage has been increased by 15%.
  • The Magistrate's Judgment Icon The Magistrate's Judgment now grants the proper amount of Crusade Icon Crusade stacks when Holy Power is spent while under its effect.

Paladin PvP Changes

  • Divine Vision Icon Divine Vision (Holy) now reduces the cooldown of Aura Mastery Icon Aura Mastery by 1 minute (was grants Shadow Resistance Aura).
  • Ultimate Sacrifice Icon Ultimate Sacrifice (Holy) now causes Blessing of Sacrifice Icon Blessing of Sacrifice to last 6 seconds in addition to its existing effects.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Cleanse the Weak Icon Cleanse the Weak (PvP Talent) to not dispel multiple debuffs.
  • Steed of Glory Icon Steed of Glory (Protection) will now grant immunity to roots and snares only (was all crowd controlling effects).
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Royal Decree Icon Royal Decree Conduit from affecting Guardian of the Forgotten Queen Icon Guardian of the Forgotten Queen (Protection PvP Talent).
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the resurrection bonus from Ultimate Retribution Icon Ultimate Retribution (Retribution PvP Talent) to not be applied to the Paladin when an ally died.

More Patch 9.0.5 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.0.5 class changes linked below.



  • 08 Mar. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.0.5 release.
  • 26 Feb. 2021: Updated for Build 37705.
  • 21 Feb. 2021: Guide added.
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