BossArgent Confessor Paletress
Image of Argent Confessor Paletress
Gender Female
Race Human (Humanoid)
Level 82
Reaction Alliance Horde
Affiliation(s) Argent Crusade
Location Crusaders' Coliseum, Icecrown
Status Defeatable
For her appearance in the Argent Pavilion, see Argent Confessor Paletress.

Argent Confessor Paletress is a boss of the Trial of the Champion in the Crusaders' Coliseum.

Either she or Eadric the Pure will be encountered after defeating the three grand champions of the opposite faction.

Adventure Guide

Before heroes can challenge the forces of darkness, they must defeat agents of the Light. Highlord Tirion Fordring has selected a formidable priest from the Argent Crusade to test combatants' mettle. Paletress will do everything in her power to ensure that only those with strong faith will confront the Scourge.


Before facing Paletress herself, players will have to deal with three groups of three mobs consisting of an Argent Lightwielder, an Argent Monk and an Argent Priestess:

  • The priestess drops lightwells, casts Holy Smite and Shadow Word: Pain. On heroic, she will also try to Mind Contol someone unless interrupted.
  • The lightwielder melees and casts cleave.
  • The monk has Final Meditation (on heroic only) which encases him in bubble at 1 hp and slows attack and movement speed of nearby players.



Paletress summons a random memory. While the ghost is alive, Paletress puts a 100% damage reduction shield on herself but doesn't (bug?) remain attacking the tank. Anyone who attacks Paletress while her shield is up will receive 25% of the damage dealt as damage to yourself. It should be noted, however, that she is still interruptable through the shield. Anybody with a kick-like interrupt can do this. This can be very helpful for interrupting the renew, even when she has summoned the memory.

Simply attack her until she summons the memory, take it down and finish her off afterward.

Her Renew is a magic effect, removing it can speed up the fight. If you have a Mage in the group the renew extremely powerful, is Spellstealable, and will greatly reduce said Mage's drain on the healer should he/she steal it.

The memory's Waking Nightmare is a typeless fear effect, and any ability that removes fear can be useful.

[Prayer of Shadow Protection] or [Shadow Resistance Aura] can help while the memory is alive.

Putting up a [Fear Ward] might help the healer from getting feared frequently and becoming unable to heal the tank.

Warrior Tanks

Paletress will focus on you if you taunt her. Additionally, everything she and the memory cast can be Spell Reflected. The [Improved Spell Reflection] talent makes this fight a lot easier.


Main article: Confessor's Cache
Paletress only loot
Inv helmet 141.png [Gaze of the Somber Keeper] Inv belt 48.png [The Confessor's Binding]
Inv jewelry necklace 32.png [Brilliant Hailstone Amulet] Inv bracer 23b.png [Wristguards of Ceaseless Regret]
Inv bannerpvp 03.png [Banner of Victory] Inv gauntlets 72.png [Mercy's Hold]
Shared loot with Eadric's Cache
Inv belt 08.png [Belt of the Churning Blaze] Inv chest mail 03.png [Carapace of Grim Visions]
Inv gauntlets 68.png [Gloves of the Argent Fanatic] Inv pants cloth 27.png [Leggings of the Haggard Apprentice]
Inv chest plate 25.png [Breastplate of the Imperial Joust] Inv misc rune 09.png [Abyssal Rune]

Loot (Heroic)

Paletress only loot
Inv shoulder 98.png [Regal Aurous Shoulderplates] Inv shoulder 102.png [Pauldrons of Concealed Loathing]
Inv boots plate 11.png [Plated Greaves of Providence] Inv jewelry ring 44.png [Sinner's Confession]
Inv weapon halberd16.png [Marrowstrike] Inv belt 51.png [Trueheart Girdle]
Shared loot with Eadric's Cache
Inv helmet 134.png [Helm of the Crestfallen Challenger] Inv bracer 22b.png [Armbands of the Wary Lookout]
Inv gauntlets 74.png [Gloves of Dismal Fortune] Inv pants plate 27.png [Legplates of Relentless Onslaught]
Inv sword 142.png [Peacekeeper Blade] Inv jewelry necklace 36.png [Ancient Pendant of Arathor]

Related achievements


That was an impressive display. But are your ready for your next challenge?

Gossip I am ready for the next challenge.

Highlord Tirion Fordring yells: Well fought! Your next challenge comes from the Crusade's own ranks. You will be tested against their considerable prowess.
Jaeren Sunsworn/Arelas Brightstar yells: The next combatant is second to none in her passion for upholding the Light. I give you Argent Confessor Paletress!
The Alliance spectators cheer for Argent Confessor Paletress.
The Horde spectators cheer for Argent Confessor Paletress.
Argent Confessor Paletress says: Thank you, good herald. Your words are too kind.
Argent Confessor Paletress says: May the Light give me strength to provide a worthy challenge.
Highlord Tirion Fordring yells: You may begin!
Mobs cleared
The <Alliance/Horde> spectators cheer for <name>.


The <player's race>s of <city> cheer for <name>.
Well then, let us begin.
Summoning a memory
Take this time to consider your past deeds.
Killing a player
  • Take your rest.
  • Be at ease.
Memory dies
Even the darkest memory fades when confronted.
Excellent work!



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