For the rogue talent, see [Weapon Expertise].
Combat Expertise
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  • Combat Expertise (3 ranks)
  • Protection, Tier 1.2
  • Increases your expertise by 2/4/6, your total Stamina and chance to critically hit by 2/4/6%
Class Paladin
Tree Protection
Points required 1
Talent required 35
Affects N/A
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In Patch 2.3, "Weapon Expertise" was renamed Combat Expertise and changed to affect the new expertise rating by 2 per point and add 2% stamina and crit chance per point.


  • Max rank gives the paladin a 6% stamina bonus, makes it a must-have for any serious tankadins.
  • The health bonus multiply with that of [Sacred Duty]. Together they give 106% x 106% = 112.4%, i.e. 12.4% increase in stamina.
  • [Blessing of Kings] also multiplies with this bonus and Sacred Duty. 110% * 106% * 106% yields a total stamina of 123.6% of your base.

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Removed.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Redesigned. Previous version: Increases your expertise by 1/2/3/4/5 and your total Stamina by 2/4/6/8/10%.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Redesigned. Previous version: Increases your weapon skill with all weapons by 2/4/6/8/10.