Holy Paladin Dragonflight Class Guide

General Information

Welcome to our Holy Paladin Guide for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. We will help you to learn and master Holy Paladin in either Raids or Mythic Keystone Dungeons.

Last Update: 26-03-2023

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Basics of Holy Paladin

Holy Paladins are the second Healer class which are considered a Melee. With their healing increased by the distance to your Target, Holy Paladins can output very strong Single-Target heal, but also makes them vulnerable to avoidable mechanics while remaining in close combat.

Stat Choice for Holy Paladin

General Stat Priority for Holy Paladin with our Build is:

  1. Intellect
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery = Critical Strike
  4. Versatility

Basic Rotation

Please read our Rotation and Cooldown section for further information. 

Table of Contents

Builds and Talents

Talent Tree Explanation

General Talent Tree
Most Notable Talents

Seal of Order, Seraphim or Sanctified Wrath, Zealot’s Paragon and all allocated bottom row talents have the biggest impact in your playstyle. Holy Avenger and Divine Purpose manipulated frequently your Holy Power generation.

Other Damage Talents

Avenging Wrath is your strong 2-minute cooldown, increasing your damage. Greater Judgement causes your Holy Power spender to deal more damage after using Judgement. and Seal of Reprisal grants passive damage increase to your main ability. 

Crowd Control & Utility

Repentance and Blinding Light either stun or disorient enemies. Turn Evil can fear an Undead, Demon or Aberration for 40 seconds. All your Blessings (Freedom, Sacrifice, Protection) are granting unique Utility abilities. Cleanse Toxins can remove debuffs from allies, and Rebuke interrupts enemies.

Defensive Talents

Most Talents on the left side are granting additional Healing to yourself and your party members, or can cause your next Word of Glory to be free-to-use.


Specialization Talent Tree
Single Target Talents
  • Rule of Law is a 30-second cooldown which increases the range of your heals by 50% for 10 seconds.
  • Light of the Martyr instantly heals your target for a large amount, but you also take 50% healed as damage.
  • Barrier of Faith grants a friendly target an absorb shield, and for the next 24 seconds, the Barrier accumulates 40% of your Flash of Light or Holy Light spells to grant another absorb every 6 seconds.
  • Tyr’s Deliverance heals 5 injured allies instantly, and they receive 25% increased healing from Holy Light and Flash of Light for 10 seconds.
  • Holy Prism deals damage to an enemy and heals 5 allies, or heals a friendly player and deals damage to 5 enemies.
Multi Target Talents
  • Glimmer of Light creates a buff on targets hit by Holy Shock for 30 seconds. Whenever using Holy Shock again, they either take damage or are healed.
  • Divine Toll instantly casts Holy Shock on up to 5 targets.
  • Lights Hammer deals damage to enemies in the targeted area, and heals players inside.
  • Blessing of Summer grants rotating buffs to your party members.
  • Empyrean Legacy empowers your next Word of Glory to automatically activate Light of Dawn.
  • Beacon of Faith grants you a second beacon which mimics the effects of Beacon of Light.
  • Avenging Crusader grants your Judgement and Crusader Strike to heal 3 injured allies during Avenging Wrath.

Rotation and Cooldowns

Basic Rotation for Holy Paladin in Single Target

Basic Rotation for Holy Paladin in Multi Target

Stat Priority

Stat Choice for Holy Paladin

General Stat Priority for Holy Paladin with our Build is:

  1. Intellect
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery = Critical Strike
  4. Versatility

Intellect is your primary stat, meaning that Itemlevel is superior in most cases. Higher Itemlevel will also increase your Stamina and Armor that you gain.

Critical Strike increases the chance for your abilities and spells to deal double damage.

Haste reduces your global cooldown, your time to cast spells, and reduces the cooldown of many abilities.

Versatility grants you a flat damage increase, but also a damage decrease for half of its value.

Mastery increases your healing done, based on the proximity to your target.

The further we are getting into the expansion, the effects of diminishing returns start to limit your effective gain of your secondary stats. After reaching 30% (by rating) of any given stat, you will start to receive a penalty that reduces the gain from more of the same stat over this treshold.

Stat priority can differ on every character. Make sure to simulate yourself on Raidbots get the perfect results for you.

Gear and Trinkets

Best In Slot Gear for Holy Paladin

This List shows the current Best-In-Slot Gear for Dragonflight Season 1. Many Items can be potentially substituted with any Profession Gear, especially early on into the Season.

Additionally, there is the option for Profession Gear to be crafted with additional Buffs/Perks, which can benefit your character in certain situations.

Best Trinkets for Holy Paladin

This List shows the current Top 30 Trinkets, based on simulations for damage in a Single Target Situation.

This list might not reflect the perfect choice for your specific situation.

Trinkets can differ at any boss or in different dungeons.

To see a full overview of Trinkets – Please visit Bloodmallet


Gems, Enchants and Consumables