Crusade (paladin talent)

  • Crusade (3 ranks)
  • Retribution, Tier 1
  • Increases the damage of your Crusader Strike, Hammer of the Righteous, and Templar's Verdict by 10/20/30%, and the damage and healing of your Holy Shock by 10/20/30%. In addition, for 15 sec after you kill an enemy that yields experience or honor, your next Holy Light heals for an additional 100/200/300%.
Class Paladin
Tree Retribution
Affects Damage and healing
Related buff
  • Crusader
  • Your next Holy Light heals for an additional 100/200/300%.
  • Duration: 15 seconds
Crusade TCG.jpg
In the World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game.

Crusade is a paladin talent in the Retribution tree which improves Spell holy crusaderstrike.png [Crusader Strike], Ability paladin hammeroftherighteous.png [Hammer of the Righteous], Spell paladin templarsverdict.png [Templar's Verdict], Spell holy searinglight.png [Holy Shock] and Spell holy holybolt.png [Holy Light]. You will need to spend 3 points in Retribution to max it.


  • The range of spells affected allows it to boost any specialization, making it desirable for all kinds of paladins.
  • The talent has 2 main effects:
    • Increases damage (and healing) done by several key abilities, with 2 available for each specialization.
    • Allows for a very mana-efficient Holy Light cast following a kill. This allows the paladin to heal himself very cheaply following combat.

Patch changes

  • Mists-Logo-Small.png Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
  • Cata-Logo-Small.png Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Now also has a proc on kill to increase the healing done by the paladin's next Holy Light by 100/200/300% for 15 seconds, in addition to its current effects.
  • Cata-Logo-Small.png Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Redesigned. No longer increases the paladin's damage against Humanoids, Demons, Undead and Elementals. Instead increases the damage of Crusader Strike, Hammer of the Righteous, Templar's Verdict, and the healing of Holy Shock. Also moved from tier 4 to tier 1.
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