Introduction to the Holy Paladin

Holy Paladins are the healer that predominantly focuses on single target “Spot” healing, while simultaneously excelling at Tank healing. Making them for many raid groups a must have. They use the power of the light to heal their allies and have many utility spells to help support your group. Paladin’s are also well known for their “Battle Healer” playstyle weaving in damage mechanics to help them heal.  They are fairly new player friendly but can be difficult to master at the highest levels of content.

Below you will find a beginners guide to the Holy Paladin, you can click on highlighted abilities, for a more in depth description of them.

Be sure to check out our guide on which healer should you pick here

Strengths and Weaknesses of the Holy Paladin



  • Struggle to heal multiple spread targets quickly since it relies heavily on Light of Dawn Icon Light of Dawn for AoE healing
  • Not very mobile


15Crusader's Might Crusader’s Might Bestow Faith Bestow FaithLight's Hammer Light’s Hammer
30Unbreakable Spirit Unbreakable SpiritCavalier CavalierRule of Law Rule of Law
45Fist of Justice Fist of JusticeRepentance RepentanceBlinding Light Blinding Light
60Devotion Aura Devotion AuraAura of Sacrifice Aura of SacrificeAura of Mercy Aura of Mercy
75Judgment of Light Judgment of LightHoly Prism Holy PrismHoly Avenger Holy Avenger
90Sanctified Wrath Sanctified WrathAvenging Crusader Avenging Crusader Awakening Awakening
100Divine Purpose Divine PurposeBeacon of Faith Beacon of FaithBeacon of Virtue Beacon of Virtue

Rotation of the Holy Paladin

The basic rotation of the Holy Paladin is:

  • Make sure to use Judgment Icon Judgment on the target on cooldown

You can use the recommended Addon ConRo for help with your rotation, it can be found in our Addons Guide here

Healing Cooldowns

  • Avenging Wrath Icon Avenging Wrath increases your healing done and Critical Strike chance by 30% for 20 seconds
  • Lay on Hands Icon Lay on Hands heals the targeted ally for an amount equal to your maximum health
  • Aura Mastery Icon Aura Mastery empowers your chosen aura, increasing its range to 40 yards

Stat Priority

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