Holy 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 TombĀ 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...

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: 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...

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...

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...