Execution Sentence
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  • Execution Sentence
  • Level 15 Retribution paladin talent
  • 30 yd range
  • 3 Holy Power
  • 1 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • A hammer slowly falls from the sky upon the target. After 8 sec, they suffer (250% of Attack power) Holy damage, plus 20% of damage taken from your abilities in that time.
Usable by
Class Paladin
School Holy
Cooldown 1 minute
Other information
Level available 15
Related debuff
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  • Magic
  • Execution Sentence
  • Sentenced to suffer (250% of Attack power) Holy damage.
  • Duration: 8 seconds

Execution Sentence is a level 15 Retribution paladin talent.


The ability is based off the Execution Sentence ability used by the Dwarven Kings in Blackwing Descent.

Patch changes

  • Legion Hotfix (2017-01-17): Execution Sentence damage reduced by 15%.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Redesigned. Now available only to Retribution paladins.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-07-07): Execution Sentence now heals for 25% less in PvP combat.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24): Healing dealt by Stay of Execution has increased by 100%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Stay of Execution (the Holy version of Execution Sentence) now deals its healing in a large burst at first, and then decreasing over time (reversed from before).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10):
    • Execution Sentence will now immediately damage the target for 5 times the amount of damage that had been dealt by Execution Sentence's most recent periodic effect when dispelled.
    • Stay of Execution will now immediately heal the target for 5 times the amount of healing that had been dealt by Stay of Execution's most recent periodic effect when dispelled.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-10-04): Fixed an issue where Execution Sentence could deal excessive damage under some circumstances.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

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