I’m Kina and welcome to my Holy Paladin guide for the Shadowlands launch. I’ve raided at the top level since the end of WoD and I’m excited to share with you my insight into changes that Holy Paladins are receiving in Shadowlands.
What has changed
Changes to Paladins in Shadowlands
Aura’s have now returned!
Turn Evil: has returned and is currently a niche crowd control. Be wary of using this in dungeons as the crowd controlled mob will run away from where you applied Turn Evil, potentially pulling more mobs towards your group.
Every Paladin specialization has access to the following Holy Power spenders:
Crusader Strike now costs 9% base mana for every spec which equates to 900 mana at level 60.
Changes to Holy Paladins in Shadowlands
Holy Power is now an additional resource you need to manage and stacks up to 5.
The base cooldown of Holy Shock is now 7.5 seconds (down from 9). It generates 1 Holy Power and its cooldown reduction will continue to scale with haste.
Bestow Faith: now generates 1 holy power after it heals.
Beacon of Light has received multiple changes with it no longer refunding mana. Instead, Holy Light and Flash of light now generate 1 Holy Power when cast on a player with Beacon of Light. Additionally, its healing transfer is increased to 50%, from 40%.
Aura Mastery: Interacts with your currently selected aura;
- Devotion Aura: Increases its damage reduction from 3% to 15% for every affected ally.
- Concentration Aura: Provides immunity to interrupt and silence affects.
- Crusader Aura: Increases mount speed increase from 20% to 60% for the 8-second duration of Aura Mastery.
- Retribution Aura: Increases the duration of the Avenging Wrath proc by 6 seconds if someone dies within the 8 second Aura Mastery period.