Holy Paladin Stats, Races and Consumables Guide

Patch 10.2.5 Last Updated: 25th Jan, 2024
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Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking


Intellect  > Crit* > Mastery = Haste* > Versatility


Intellect > Crit* > Versatility = Haste* >  Mastery

*Because of diminishing returns for Crit it’s recommended you don’t exceed 45% (in character sheet value, after all buffs have been applied).

*For haste it's recommended to find a sweetspot that works for you around ~35%.

If you’re ever unsure of which item you prefer or what’s the best combination of gear in your bags https://questionablyepic.com/live/ is a great tool to help you decide.

Stat Outline

Critical Strike: Chance for each attack and ability to do twice as much damage or healing.

In 10.1.5 Crit has gained greatly in value since we no longer ignore Infusion of Light procs. 

Haste: Increases attack and spell-casting speed. It also reduces the cooldown of main rotation abilities such as Holy Shock and Crusader Strike. The major pitfall of having too much haste is that you’ll spend your mana too fast. Paladins have no way of throttling their mana usage, so if you spend too much too fast you’ll be forced to go afk while it regenerates. This is why it's important to balance how much haste you have and find a sweet spot where you’re playing fast enough for good HPS throughput, but not so fast as to spend all your mana before the encounter is finished.

Mastery: (Mastery: Lightbringer) Increases the healing you do based on how close your target is to you.

Since Mastery does not contribute any damage the value is decreased significantly in Mythic+.

Versatility: Increases damage and healing done and decreases damage taken.

Versatility takes precedence over mastery in M+ as not only will it increase your damage and healing but also provide you with damage reduction.


Races are a minor thing, and all of them are viable.

Zandalari Troll: has 2 good racials for raiding. Embrace of Pa’ku - Your abilities have a chance to grant you a 4% critical strike for 12 seconds. or Embrace of Gonk - Increase movement speed by 5%.

Blood Elf: Gives you Arcane Torrent, which is an extra Holy Power generator on a 2 min cooldown, and Arcane Acuity, which increases your critical strike chance by 1%.

Tauren: Gives you an AoE Stun with War Stomp, primarily sees use in PvP. Brawn buffs your critical strike healing by 2% and synergises with Holy Shock. And it gives you Endurance which provides you with extra Stamina.

Dwarf: Stoneform Removes all harmful Poison, Disease, Curse, Magic, and Bleed effects and reduces all physical damage taken by 10% for 8 sec. this is an additional defensive cooldown and sees a lot of play in High Mythic+.

Human: Will to Survive - Removes all stun effects. And The Human Spirit, where you gain 2% more of all secondary stats from all sources.

Dark Iron Dwarf: Fireblood is like Stoneform from Dwarf, but you get primary stats instead of the physical damage reduction.

Draenei: Gives you Gift of the Naaru, which can be good in some situations.

But you should choose what you like best and what fits the best for the content you play since the impact is minor.


Head: Incandescent Essence (new 10.2 enchant you can read more about here)

Weapon: Sophic Devotion for M+ / Dreaming Devotion for Raid

Chest: Waking Stats

Cloak: Regenerative Leech for Raid / Enchant Cloak - Graceful Avoidance for M+

Bracer: Devotion of Leech for Raid / Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Avoidance for M+

Legs: Temporal Spellthread / Frozen Spellthread

Boots: Plainsrunner’s Breeze / Watchers Loam

Rings: Devotion of Critical Strike

Waist: Shadowed Belt Clasp


Intellect/Crit: Inscribed Illimited Diamond

Crit/Mastery: Sensei's Alexstraszite

Crit/Haste: Crafty Alexstraszite

Use one Inscribed gem and then Crit/Mastery or Crit/Haste.  If you already have too much crit, use whatever gems round out your stats the best


Holy Paladin Flasks

Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage will give you the most throughput of any phial but at a tradeoff of also giving you a DoT. While the damage done to you can be mitigated through Alchemy - Decayology using this phial in raid and especially on progress remains a risky endeavor.

Phial of Tepid Versatility though not as powerful is a safer M+ option.

Holy Paladin Food

Deviously Deviled Eggs which gives you 76 Primary Stat

Holy Paladin Potions

Aerated Mana Potion / Potion of Frozen Focus is your mana potion.

Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power gives you a ton of Intellect and should be used if you don't need a mana pot.

Buzzing Rune is your default for all types of content

Howling Rune is an alternative, should you find yourself lacking haste

Dreamwalker's Healing Potion this could save your life in a raid encounter.