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Blessing of Protection
Spell holy sealofprotection
  • Blessing of Protection
  • Row 6 paladin talent
  • 40 yd range
  • 15% of base mana
  • 5 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Blesses a party or raid member, granting immunity to Physical damage and harmful effects for 10 sec.

    Cannot be used on a target with Forbearance. Causes Forbearance for 30 sec.

    Shares a cooldown with Blessing of Spellwarding.
Class Paladin
School Holy
Cooldown 5 minutes
Talent required Spell holy avenginewrath [Avenging Wrath] or Ability paladin empoweredsealsrighteous [Justification]
Improvements Ability paladin blessedhands [Blessed Hands], Achievement dungeon heroic gloryoftheraider [Echoing Blessings], Spell holy sealofprotection [Improved Blessing of Protection], Spell holy sealofprotection [Sacred Duty], Spell holy greaterblessingofsalvation [Uther's Counsel]
Related buff
Spell holy sealofprotection
  • Magic
  • Blessing of Protection
  • Immune to physical attacks.
  • Duration: 10 seconds
Related debuff
Spell holy removecurse
  • Magic
  • Forbearance
  • Cannot be affected by Divine Shield, Hand of Protection or Lay on Hands.
  • Duration: 30 seconds
Blessing of Protection TGC

In the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game.

Blessing of Protection is a paladin class talent. Using it causes Spell holy removecurse [Forbearance] on the target.


  • Commonly referred to as "BoP" in raids. As in "Bop that Warlock, he's Hellfiring!"
  • Using Spell holy divineshield [Divine Shield] or Blessing of Protection will afflict the protected character with the Spell holy removecurse [Forbearance] debuff, which lasts one minute and prevents any of those four abilities from being used again while it is active.
  • This does NOT protect the target from spell damage. This should not be used as a last minute protection if the target is being hit by spells (such as anyone running from a Mage in PvP).
  • Against rogues, if they have any stacks of deadly poison on the target you BoP, a rogue can still use Envenom to damage the target because it is a Nature damage attack, not physical (its a rare thing but it can interrupt something like a bandage or be potentially lethal if you aren't careful.)


Tips and tricks[]

  • People protected by Blessing of Protection can still cast spells.
  • While this skill is effective in PvP against warriors, rogues, and hunters, they all have abilities that can hit through the shield. Those abilities include Ability kick [Kick], Spell nature thunderclap [Thunder Clap], Inv gauntlets 04 [Pummel], etc.
  • Players protected by Blessing of Protection lose aggro while under its duration. Tanking paladins can use this as a last resort method of aggro management, or because of a player's inability to perform melee actions through the shield, an effective way to reign in a melee DPS class who is unable to control their own aggro. The threat reduction only lasts for the duration of the blessing however, so a tanking paladin needs to make sure they are able to generate enough threat to keep aggro when the blessing expires.

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 6 class talent (was a level 32 ability).
  • Shadowlands Hotfix (2020-10-22): Now learned at level 32 (was level 41).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now learned at level 41 (was 48).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Re-added at level 48 (was level 10). No longer prevents the target from attacking or using physical abilities.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Removed, replaced by Spell holy sealofprotection [Hand of Protection].
  • Bc icon Patch 2.2.0 (2007-09-25): This spell can no longer be cast on others when stunned. It can only be cast on self (to break the stun) under those circumstances.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.9.0 (2006-01-03): Spell holy divineprotection [Divine Protection], Spell holy divineshield [Divine Shield], Blessing of Protection - Targets of these spells will now receive the "Spell holy removecurse [Forbearance]" effect, preventing another of these three spells from being applied to that target for one minute.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): Fixed a bug where a Hunter's magic shots were missing too frequently when used on a target with Blessing of Protection active.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): Now castable on all raid targets.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Moved to level 10.

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