Paladin

Lightsworn: How to get the Holy Paladin hidden Artifact appearance Legion’s Artifact weapons have interesting lore, cool abilities, and unique weapon models, but what if you don’t actually like how they look? Sure, you can always transmog them (a great change over Legendary weapons of the past), but it almost feels wrong not to use your Artifact’s actual appearance. Fortunately, there’s a solution: hidden Artifact...

Lightsworn: How to heal as a Legion Holy Paladin Confused, Holy Paladins? If you’re just now returning to WoW after a bit of a hiatus, or if you weren’t following the Holy Paladin changes on the beta, you might be at a bit of a loss right now looking over your talents and spells. Does this one mean we’re supposed to melee now? Does...




Know Your Lore: The fate of Turalyon and Alleria The last time anyone mentioned Turalyon and Alleria, it was their son Arator back in The Burning Crusade’s Outland. We met him in Honor Hold in Outland. There, he seeks out Danath Trollbane for any news of his father, but Danath has nothing to tell him. But now, at long last, we know where Turalyon...

Lightsworn: Dungeon tanking tips, talents, and treasure You can solo as Protection all day long (and it’s a blast), but you aren’t tanking until you get into group content. Legion has some fantastic dungeons and they should stay relevant much longer than any previous expansion with Mythic+ slated to be a viable alternative to raids. There’s some debate among the theorycrafters about...

Lightsworn: Final Holy Paladin preparations for Legion The Legion pre-patch is live, demonic invasions are starting tomorrow, and then it’s off to the Broken Isles! The pre-patch brought with it all of our new talents and spells, so if you haven’t yet familiarized yourself with our new abilities, now’s the time. Here’s a handful of things we can do to help prepare...

Lightsworn: Acquiring iconic Paladin transmog Hey, Blizzard Watch, it’s hammer time! The new Wardrobe system was my favorite part of the Legion pre-patch. It has provided me with bag space, oh glorious bag space. I went from having maybe 4 or 5 slots free to having dozens of slots free. To put the new tool and all those free slots...




Tankadin versus the Legion
Lightsworn: Legion Tankadin talents and rotation “Tell Gul’dan to empty the Twisting Nether. Let the demons come, a hundred or a thousand at a time. NONE SHALL PASS!!” With patch 7.0 landing tomorrow, we will be looking at our Legion selves. Sure, we can’t go gallivanting around the Broken Isles just yet, but this is the utility belt we will strap on...

Lightsworn: Retribution Paladin Legion talents and rotation My son, there will come a day when you will command the Ashbringer, and with it mete out justice across this land. I have no doubt that when that day finally comes, you will bring pride to our people, and that Lordaeron will be a better place because of you. — Alexandros Mograine As a...



Lightsworn: Holy Paladin talents for leveling in Legion Legion is almost upon us! The excitement of new talents, experiencing new zones, and seeing new dungeons and bosses for the first time! Unfortunately, for Holy Paladins that also means having to endure the grueling leveling process, where we fumble through as Holy or just give up and play Retribution, since…wait, what’s that? Holy is...

Ret Paladin fighting a Prot Paladin
Lightsworn: Leveling as a Protection Paladin in Legion Hey Blizzard Watch, it’s hammer time! At the beginning of each new expansion, Protection Paladins face the decision of how to get the cap and be ready to raid with our guilds in the most expeditious way possible. For pretty much every prior expansion, the best advice told us to put away our shield, speak softly, and...

Ashbringer Artifact
Lightsworn: Legion’s Ret Paladin Ashbringer Artifact questline How do you do, fellow Retribution Paladins? Nah, just kidding. I normally write the Holy Paladin column here, but I’m filling in for now to tell you how you’ll get your hands on your Legion Artifact weapon, the legendary Ashbringer. Disclaimer: Retribution is my offspec, and while I’m comfortable enough with it to do dailies...

Lightsworn: The Silver Hand artifact questline We’ve talked about the Silver Hand’s history in the past, and we’ve taken some close looks at its various artifact traits as well. But how do we actually get our hands on this amazing hammer? How early into Legion do we get it? Is it going to be difficult to acquire? Well, let’s see! Here’s...

paladin kneeling in Cathedral of Light
Lightsworn: Latest Legion Tankadin updates Hey, Blizzard Watch! It’s hammer time! Well met my fellow Tankadins. I’m Ted Atchley, but in-game, I’m your friendly neighborhood Dwarf Tankadin known as Honors Hammer. I started tanking late in Vanilla after endless runs of Alterac Valley to get my Immovable Object. (In those days, few guilds would give a Paladin a raid drop tanking shield.)...

Lightsworn: How much change is too much change for Holy Paladins? It’s a confusing time to be a Holy Paladin. Our spec is undergoing huge changes: the removal of Holy Power, a new proximity-based Mastery, the new melee healer playstyle, Light of the Martyr, Light of Dawn going back to a cone shape… it’s a lot to absorb. Perhaps too much? Will playing Holy Paladin in...

Lightsworn: Legion Holy Paladin PVP Update Back in December, we took an early look at Legion’s Holy Paladin PVP talents. That was prior to Holy Paladins even being available to play on the alpha servers, so we knew there’d be changes. Let’s take a look at our revamped PVP talents, and also at how our regular PVE talents and Silver Hand...

Lightsworn: Holy Paladin updates and the problem with Light of the Martyr I think we’re slowly starting to get a clearer picture of the intended role for Holy Paladins in Legion. Talents are being cleaned up, our Silver Hand traits are being polished, and we’re finally receiving a speed boost ability, thank the Light. If you’re looking for a summary of the Silver Hand Artifact quest, we’ve...