Holy Wrath
Spell holy vindication.png
  • Holy Wrath
  • Level 100 Retribution paladin talent
  • 3 min cooldown
  • Instant
  • Deals 200% of your missing health in Holy damage to 4 nearby enemies, up to 120% of your maximum health.

    Deals 50% of missing health against enemy players.
Usable by
Class Paladin
School Holy
Cooldown 3 minutes
Radius 10 yards
Other information
Level available 100

Holy Wrath is a level 100 Retribution paladin talent. It deals 200% of missing health as Holy damage to 4 nearby enemies, up to 120% of the paladin's maximum health. This effectively caps the damage at 60% of missing health in PvE.


In the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game.


Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now deals 200% of your missing health in damage to 4 nearby enemies, up to 120% of your maximum health.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Redesigned to a Retribution talent.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Damage has been increased by 100%, and its cooldown increased to 15 seconds (up from 9 seconds).
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-12-03): Damage dealt by Holy Wrath now scales properly with Attack Power and Spell Power.
  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2012-10-01): Holy Wrath now deals 100% more damage.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a Protection specialization ability. New icon.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): No longer uses ranks. Affected by new talents, along with the new resource Holy Power.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Hotfix (2009-09-09): We just deployed a hotfix to modify Holy Wrath so this spell has the same diminishing return mechanics that other player stun spells and abilities currently have. This will prevent Undead creatures that we wish to be susceptible to stun from being permanently stunned if you include enough Paladins in your raid who then rotate their Holy Wrath casts.This will affect the difficulty of Anub'arak, but we didn't want the "right way" to defeat this fight to involve bringing five Paladins who glyphed their Holy Wrath spell.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.0 (2008-03-25):  [Libram of Wracking]: This item now increases the damage on Holy Wrath and [Exorcism] instead of decreasing their mana cost.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Mana cost reduced.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Now actually shoots bolts as per spell description.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Judgement renamed Holy Wrath. Moved to level 50.
  • PTR client.png Patch 0.9 (2004-08-17): Now has a short cast time.

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