Paladin

Lightsworn: Legion’s healing trinkets Deciding which healing trinkets to use is always an interesting minigame. Unlike our DPS comrades, whose trinket choices mostly come down to “highest single-target DPS” or “highest multi-target DPS”, we healers typically get to take our pick from a wide variety of trinkets, all with their own unique benefits, situational uses, and mechanics. Do we...

Lightsworn: Taking down Kil’jaeden as a Holy Paladin At long last, it’s finally time to plunge deep into the depths of the Tomb of Sargeras and take down the Deceiver himself, Kil’jaeden. As appropriate for the final boss of a tier, Kil’jaeden has a big bag of tricks, and some very creative mechanics. And of course, Illidan plays an important role, because he’s...




Lightsworn: Tackling the Tomb of Sargeras as a Holy Paladin There are nine bosses lurking in the Tomb of Sargeras. We'll take a look at the first eight this month, and tackle the big spicy habanero himself, Kil'jaeden, next month when he is unlocked on Raid Finder.

Lightsworn: Stirring in the Shadows for the Paladin class mount If you’ve been dutifully plugging away and finishing all the special Broken Shore weekly quests up until now, you should have earned Breaching the Tomb for completing the Legionfall campaign. Assuming you’re Revered with the Armies of Legionfall by now, this means you’ve also unlocked something else: a questline that rewards a shiny, Paladin-only class mount!...

Lightsworn: Conquering The Highlord’s Return Hey, Blizzard Watch 2.0, it’s hammer time! Since we first saw it in Legion beta, Protection Paladins coveted the Crest of Holy Fire, the hidden Artifact appearance which turns our sword into a flail like the Diablo 3 Crusader. The Crest of Holy Fire is our challenge appearance awarded by vanquishing Highlord Kruul. Sorry, Kruul,...

Lightsworn: Revised Holy Paladin Tier 20 set bonuses revealed Ever since Patch 7.2.5 hit the PTR, Holy Paladins have been expressing serious concerns about our upcoming Tier 20 set bonuses, which required us to target injured, low-health friendly targets before casting Light of Dawn. Not only did these bonuses seem clunky and frustrating to deal with, they also seemed a bizarre step backwards in...




Lightsworn: Changing your healing style to match tier bonuses I love getting new tier sets. Not just for the obvious benefits they have on our healing numbers, but because they often encourage us to adjust the way we play to accommodate special procs, shortened cooldowns, or bonus spell charges. I find it tremendously fun to mix things up every now and then — it...

Lightsworn: Mythic plus with a Paladin tank Hey Blizzard Watch, it’s hammer time! Mythic+ dungeons have added a progression path for 5 man content that has been needed for a long time. Paladin tanks are an asset to their group in all content, and Mythic+ dungeons are no exception. The basics Like most group content, you can PuG Mythic+ dungeons, but having...



Lightsworn: Bringing the Light to Nightspire and Betrayer’s Rise The Nighthold is a big place, but it’s almost clear of those pesky demons, uppity elves, and grandstanding warlocks. Just two wings await us — the Nightspire, where Tichondrius, Krosus, and Grand Magistrix Elisande can be found, and Betrayer’s Rise, where we can finally put an end to this alternate-timeline Gul’dan. First the peak of...

Lightsworn: Bringing the Light to the Nighthold Nighthold is here, friends, and oh my goodness is it gorgeous. We’re just going to like, move in once we kick out Elisande and Gul’dan, right? I’m also a huge fan of how we’re more or less free to wander all over the place — it’s so much more engaging to explore what feels like...

Lightsworn: Transition into tanking Hey Blizzard Watch, it’s Hammer time! Until Legion, most Paladins had a Retribution spec and a support spec (Holy or Protection). Maintaining all three specs proved difficult because you needed specialized weapons, and you had to redo your UI and keybindings whenever you wanted to play that third spec. With Legion solving those issues, all...

Lightsworn: Paladin tank trinkets, including Nighthold Hey, Blizzard Watch, it’s Hammer time! In Legion, gear decisions are straightforward, and in most cases, taking the higher ilevel piece is the best bet. When you’ve got two pieces that are close (within 5 ilevels), we go to the secondary stats. For Tankadins, the stat priority is Versatility/Haste, then Mastery — or Critical Strike/Haste, then...

Lightsworn: Holy Paladin changes, Legendary item updates in Patch 7.1.5 Patch 7.1.5 is on the PTR now, let the datamining commence! Actually, there’s not much new for Holy Paladins. We’ve been in a pretty good place in Legion so far, and it seems that Blizzard is content with where we’re at. That being said, there are still a few minor changes to be aware of,...

Lightsworn: Tankadin UI Hey Blizzard Watch! It’s Hammer time! It is said that only a poor craftsman blames his tools and while that’s true, the best craftsmen tend to have the best tools. When it comes to playing World of Warcraft, a big part of the toolkit is the User Interface (UI) we use to interact with the...

Lightsworn: Holy Paladin guide to Trial of Valor Odyn, my dude. I get that you’re a bit peeved that Helya locked you up inside the Halls of Valor for all eternity, but what did you expect after betraying her, killing her, and turning her into the first Val’kyr against her will? Anyway, Odyn’s decided that it’s time to put an end to his...

Lightsworn: Patch 7.1 tankadin changes Patch 7.1 has landed on the live servers and we are ready to once more delve into the depths of Karazhan, prove our worth in the Trials of Valor and continue to help the Nightfallen in their bid to retake Suramar. Thalyssra is running a rebellion right? Well, we rebel! In addition, the patch brings...