Holy Paladin

Patch 9.0.5

Last Updated: 25th Mar, 2021
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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!

Crusader Aura, Devotion Aura, Concentration Aura and Retribution Aura.

Only one can be active at any one time and multiple paladins can’t stack the same aura. Concentration Aura is learnt at level 52 and Retribution Aura’s duration is upgraded by 4 seconds at level 56.

New abilities:

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.

Hammer of Wrath: Generates 1 holy power and becomes usable during Avenging Wrath after level 58 with rank 2 Hammer of Wrath.

Every Paladin specialization has access to the following Holy Power spenders:

Shield of the Righteous (Requires an equipped shield) and Word of Glory.

Miscellaneous Changes:

Crusader Strike now costs 9% base mana for every spec which equates to 900 mana at level 60.

Avenging Wrath and Holy Avenger are now off the global cooldown.

Retribution has Blessing of Sacrifice and Consecration baseline.

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.

Infusion of Light has been reworked to reduce the cost of your next Flash of light by 30% or increase your next Holy Light by 30%.

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%.

Word of Glory has returned and requires 3 Holy Power to use, whilst Light of Dawn has been reworked, requiring 3 Holy Power to use and now incurs no cooldown.

Aura Mastery: Interacts with your currently selected aura;