Holy Paladin Gearing Guide

Patch 10.2.5 Last Updated: 25th Jan, 2024
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Gear

Holy Paladin Tier Set

2-Set: When Glimmer of Light dissipates or is refreshed, it creates a Holy Reverberation on its target to heal an ally or damage an enemy for over 8 seconds. Multiple Holy Reverberations may overlap, up to 6 times.

This is an excellent boost to our throughput and you shouldn’t be afraid of sacrificing your Aberrus 4 set bonus for it.

4-Set: Daybreak increases haste by 25% for 6 seconds and its cooldown is reduced by 15 seconds.

Since the cooldown reduction on Daybreak will misalign it from Divine Toll, you should spec into Quickened Invocation as soon as you get the 4 set bonus.

Holy Paladin Best in Slot Gear

You should still prioritize the gear you use by running a sim for your character, but the lists below will give you a good idea of what items are considered good for Holy Paladin, and help you target the right content for each piece of loot.

Best Gear for Raiding

The following list is optimized for healing inside a raid environment

Slot Item Source
Head Zealous Pyreknight's Barbute Tindral Sageswift or Catalyst
Neck Elemental Lariat Crafted Item (Jewelcrafting)
Shoulders Zealous Pyreknight's Ailettes Smolderon or Catalyst
Cloak Raal’s Rib Or Inflammable Drapeleaf Waycrest Manor Or Gnarlroot
Chest Zealous Pyreknight's Warplate Nymue or Catalyst
Wrist Allied Wristguard of Companionship Crafted Item (Blacksmithing)
Gloves Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets Igira the Cruel or Catalyst
Belt Phlegethic Girdle Larodar
Legs Seared Ironwood Greaves Gnarlroot
Boots Lavaforged Sollerets Volcoross
Ring Daydreamer's Glimmering Ring BoE Drop
Ring Signet of Titanic Insight Crafted Item (Jewelcrafting)
Trinket Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge Council of Dreams
Trinket Coagulated Genesaur Blood The Everbloom
Main Hand Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Fyrakk
Shield Defender of the Ancient Gnarlroot

Best Gear for Mythic+

The following list is optimized for M+ and prioritizes items that can be acquired without raiding.

The notable exceptions here are the trinkets which have also been optimized with the highest possible DPS in mind - don’t be afraid of swapping these if you can’t get them or if you need more survivability. There is a list of other viable trinkets further down the page. 

Slot Item Source
Head Zealous Pyreknight's Barbute Tindral Sageswift or Catalyst
Neck Elemental Lariat* Or Ironshell Pendant Crafted Item (Jewelcrafting) Or Throne of Tides
Shoulders Zealous Pyreknight's Ailettes Smolderon or Catalyst
Cloak Raal’s Rib Waycrest Manor
Chest Zealous Pyreknight's Warplate Nymue or Catalyst
Wrist Allied Wristguard of Companionship Crafted Item (Blacksmithing)
Gloves Displaced Troopers Gauntlets Dawn of the Infinite: Murozand’s Rise
Belt Unwinding Eon Girdle Dawn of the Infinite: Galakronds Fall
Legs Zealous Pyreknight's Cuisses Larodar or Catalyst
Boots Marbled Oathstone Greatboots Or Insurgent Flame Warboots Dawn of the Infinite: Murozand’s Rise Or Raid BoE Drop
Ring Signet of Titanic Insight Crafted Item (Jewelcrafting)
Ring Band of Callous Dominance Black Rook Hold
Trinket Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart Fyrakk
Trinket Belor'relos, the Suncaller Tindral Sageswift
Main Hand Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Or Conflux Caller's Baton Fyrakk Or Dawn of the Infinite: Galakrond’s Fall
Shield Murozands Timeless Scale Dawn of the Infinite: Murozand’s Rise

*Lariat can be swapped in favor of a crafted Cloak or Belt with Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch

Embellishments

After heavy embellishment nerfs Allied Wristguard of Companionship is the best embellishment to craft for both raid and M+.

Elemental Lariat - as this item's power scales with the amount of gems you have socketed, it should be crafted later into the patch when you have more sockets.

DO NOT CRAFT Flourishing Dream Helm - it does not proc from AoE or Environmental damage

Keep in mind as well that the biggest power spike generally comes from crafting a weapon such as a Obsidian Seared Hexsword if you don’t already have a high ilvl weapon.

Mythic+/Damage focused

Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch is by far the best DPS Embellishment for Holy Paladin, and you would most likely run it in Mythic+. Keep in mind you can only use this embellishment on "Armor" pieces.

Holy Paladin Trinkets

Recommended trinkets

Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge - is the “Stat Trinket” of Amirdrassil. You can read about how it works here. It’s an excellent trinket for hpala, but it’s also coveted by many other specs. You’ll definitely be looking for this one every time you open your Vault.

Coagulated Genesaur Blood - a simple stat stick with INT and a Crit proc, great for both raiding and M+, this should definitely be one of your farming priorities.

Echoing Tyrstone the same trinket you’ve grown to love (or hate) during 10.1.5 is back. Not only is this a good trinket from a pure HPS standpoint but it also has the added advantage of being a dungeon drop, which means you don’t have to wait for it to show up in your Vault or bribe your guildmates during raid in order to get one.

Honorable mentions go to: 

Sea Star - simple int proc trinket with a lot of versa which makes it quite good in M+.

Idol of the Life-Binder - JC crafted trinkets have gone largely ignored during Dragonflight, but with poor competition from both m+ and raid these are now a decent choice especially if you have a lot of sockets.

M + Only Trinkets:

Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart - will give you a massive boost to damage and survivability, essential if you’re looking to push higher keys.

Belor'relos, the Suncaller - a powerful pure damage trinket with baseline Intellect.