Holy Paladin playstyle and rotation guide

Patch 10.0 Last Updated: 27th Nov, 2022
Bryanz Holy Paladin Author
Bryanz

Playstyle & Rotation

General Rotation:

DPS:

DPSing as Holy Paladin isn’t the hardest since most of the spells are in our normal healing rotation to gain Holy Power.

You want to make sure to keep Consecration on the ground.

Cast Hammer of Wrath off cooldown if the target is in execute range or you have Wings up.

Cast Judgment off cooldown.

You can also commit Holy Shock offensive to do damage when no healing is needed and do it off cooldown.

Use Crusader Strike when you have a Charge available.

Use Shield of the Righteous when you have the Holy Power, and don’t play Awakening.

If you play Awakeningyou want to spend the Holy Power into Light of Dawn or Word of Glory to fish for Avenging Wrath procs and get more access to Hammer of Wrath, which is more damage overall than using Shield of the Righteous.

If you play Light’s Hammer, you can also commit it offensive for damage. ( In Mythic+ or a multi-target raid fight)

Playstyle

Maraad’s Build:

If you play with Beacon of Light / Beacon of Faithmake sure it’s up before the fight starts.

If you are on 5 Holy Power, spend it on Light of Dawn to get Maraad’s Dying Breath proc.

Use Maraad’s Dying Breath procs on Light of the Martyr.

Make sure you keep your Blessing of Dawn (from Of Dusk and Dawn) talent up to maintain the damage and healing increase by going up to 5 Holy Power.

Use Holy Shock on Cooldown.

Try to prioritize your Hammer of Wrath over Crusader Strike during Avenging Wrath.

Cast Crusader Strike to generate Holy Power.

Fill gaps with Consecration and Judgment.

Caster Build:

If you play with Beacon of Light / Beacon of Faithmake sure it’s up before the fight starts. 

If you are on 5 Holy Power, spend it on Light of Dawn or Word of Glory (if you need spot healing)

Make sure you keep your Blessing of Dawn (from Of Dusk and Dawn) talent up to maintain the damage and healing increase by going up to 5 Holy Power.

Use Holy Shock on Cooldown.

Use your Infusion of Light procs by casting Holy Light on your Beacon of Light target.

Try to prioritize your Hammer of Wrath over Crusader Strike during Avenging Wrath.

Cast Crusader Strike to generate Holy Power.

Fill gaps with Consecration and Judgment.

Avenging Wrath is very unique since it is a healing and damage cooldown. You basically want to use it on cooldown and only delay it when you have an Awakening proc or it’s assigned to a specific event in the Boss fight by your Raidleader or Healing Officer. For Mythic+, you need your own timing where you and/or your group need extra healing throughput or want to use it for damage.

Divine Toll is on a 1 min cooldown and generates 5 Holy Power. You don’t want to overheal a lot with Divine Toll and don’t want to overcap your Holy Power. It’s also important that you don’t hold it too long since it’s on a short cooldown and spreading Glimmer of Light.

Aura Mastery is mainly assigned to specific points in the fight by your raid leader or healing officer. If that’s not the case, use it when you know big raid-wide damage is incoming.