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{{Infobox playable class
 
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| skill = [[Divine Shield]]<br />[[Avenging Wrath]]<br/>[[Holy Shock]]<br />[[Consecration]]<br />[[Judgment]]
 
| skill = [[Divine Shield]]<br />[[Avenging Wrath]]<br/>[[Holy Shock]]<br />[[Consecration]]<br />[[Judgment]]
 
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{{QuoteWiki|In all things, paladins must reflect the Light, which supplements our strength. To strive to be divine for one of our kind does not mean we strive for godhood--we strive to be good in all actions. Although called upon to smite evil in these harsh times, you must always remember that it's aiding others that will truly set you apart from the other citizens. Compassion, patience, bravery--these things mean as much to a paladin as strength in battle.|[[Tome of Divinity]]}}
 
{{QuoteWiki|In all things, paladins must reflect the Light, which supplements our strength. To strive to be divine for one of our kind does not mean we strive for godhood--we strive to be good in all actions. Although called upon to smite evil in these harsh times, you must always remember that it's aiding others that will truly set you apart from the other citizens. Compassion, patience, bravery--these things mean as much to a paladin as strength in battle.|[[Tome of Divinity]]}}
   
The '''paladin''' (often shortened to "pala" or "pally" by players) is a holy knight,<ref>''[[Of Blood and Honor]]'', pg. 5</ref> a hybrid class with the ability to play a variety of different roles — [[Healer classes|healing]] ([[Paladin talents#Holy|holy]]), [[tanking]] ([[Paladin talents#Protection|protection]]), and [[Damage dealer|DPS]] ([[Paladin talents#Retribution|retribution]]). They have [[blessing]]s that provide useful [[buff]]s for other players while withstanding heavy physical damage with [[plate armor]] and strong defensive abilities.
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The '''paladin''' (often shortened to "pala" or "pally" by players) is a holy knight,<ref>''[[Of Blood and Honor]]'', pg. 5</ref> a hybrid class with the ability to play a variety of different roles — [[Healer classes|healing]] ([[Paladin talents#Holy|holy]]), [[tanking]] ([[Paladin talents#Protection|protection]]), and [[Damage dealer|DPS]] ([[Paladin talents#Retribution|retribution]]). Firstly introduced in ''[[Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness|Warcraft II]]'', then as [[Hero (Warcraft III)|hero units]] in ''[[Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos|Warcraft III]]'' and a [[Class|character class]] of ''[[World of Warcraft]]'', the Paladins stand directly in front of their enemies, relying on heavy armor and healing in order to survive incoming attacks. Whether with massive shields or crushing two-handed weapons, Paladins are able to keep claws and swords from their weaker fellows – or they use healing magic to ensure that they remain on their feet.
   
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Stalwart paladins are trained to use the heaviest armor and shields, and can utilize their skill to ensure that enemies focus on them, defending weaker members of their group. Their potent healing abilities ensure that their allies remain in fighting shape and can be [[resurrect]], while they charge their weapons with holy might, allowing them to deal additional damage with their strikes. As champions of order, paladins are extremely potent in a group – their [[blessing]]s and [[Paladin auras|auras]] can improve damage and survivability for both themselves and their party, while withstanding heavy physical damage with plate armor and strong defensive abilities.<ref>https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/game/classes/paladin</ref>
*Through the holy specialization, paladins are able to empower their healing even further. The holy spec's most important talent, [[Beacon of Light]], allows a varying amount, depending on the Heal used, of a Paladin's heals to be mirrored to the affected friendly target.
 
   
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Paladin talents increase their ability to heal the wounded, strengthen their capacity to protect their companions, and allow them to deal out vicious damage in the name of justice:
*Protection paladins are excellent tanks. Through the use of a shield and the wearing of plate armor, they can mitigate quite a bit of physical damage. They also excel at tanking multiple mobs at the same time through the use of [[Hammer of the Righteous]], [[Holy Wrath]], and [[Consecration]].
 
   
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*[[Paladin#Holy|Holy paladins]] invoke the power of the Light to heal and protect allies and vanquish evil from the darkest corners of the world.<ref>https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/game/talent-calculator#paladin/holy</ref>
*Retribution paladins specialize in melee DPS and are able to increase their DPS by a considerable margin and fight several targets at a time with a good efficiency.
 
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*[[Paladin#Protection|Protection paladins]] use holy magic to shield themselves and defend allies from attackers. Through the use of a shield and the wearing of plate armor, they can mitigate quite a bit of physical damage.<ref>https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/game/talent-calculator#paladin/protection</ref>
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*[[Paladin#Retribution|Retribution paladins]] are righteous crusaders who judge and punish opponents with weapons and Holy magic.<ref>https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/game/talent-calculator#paladin/retribution</ref>
   
 
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''This is the call of the paladin: to protect the weak, to bring justice to the unjust, and to vanquish evil from the darkest corners of the world. These holy warriors are equipped with plate armor so they can confront the toughest of foes, and the blessing of the Light allows them to heal wounds and, in some cases, even restore life to the dead. Ready to serve, paladins can defend their allies with sword and shield, or they can wield massive two-handed weapons against their enemies. The Light grants paladins additional power against the undead and demons, ensuring that these profane beings corrupt the world no longer.''
 
''This is the call of the paladin: to protect the weak, to bring justice to the unjust, and to vanquish evil from the darkest corners of the world. These holy warriors are equipped with plate armor so they can confront the toughest of foes, and the blessing of the Light allows them to heal wounds and, in some cases, even restore life to the dead. Ready to serve, paladins can defend their allies with sword and shield, or they can wield massive two-handed weapons against their enemies. The Light grants paladins additional power against the undead and demons, ensuring that these profane beings corrupt the world no longer.''
   
''Paladins are not only zealots, but also guardians of the righteous, and they bestow blessings on those the Light would shine upon. The Light radiates from paladins, and worthy allies who stand near them are emboldened by its power.''<ref>http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/class/paladin</ref>
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''Paladins are not only zealots, but also guardians of the righteous, and they bestow blessings on those the Light would shine upon. The Light radiates from paladins, and worthy allies who stand near them are emboldened by its power.''<ref>https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/game/classes/paladin</ref>
   
 
===Creation screen description===
 
===Creation screen description===
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{{WC2-section}}
 
{{Main|Paladin (Warcraft II)}}
 
{{Main|Paladin (Warcraft II)}}
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[[File:Paladin.gif|64px|left]]
 
Founded during the [[Second War]], the paladins were a holy order of warriors whose purpose was to defend and shepherd the war-torn populace of [[Lordaeron]]. The Archbishop [[Alonsus Faol]] had perceived that the pious [[Brotherhood of Northshire|Clerics of Northshire]], who had suffered such terrible attrition in the [[First War]], were ill-suited for the dangers of combat. Along with many of the surviving Clerics of Northshire, he sought those of only the greatest virtue among the [[Knight (Warcraft II)|knighthood]] of Lordaeron and tutored them in the ways of magic. Led by the crusading [[Uther the Lightbringer]], it now rested upon the new paladins - christened the [[Knights of the Silver Hand]] - to heal the wounds sustained in combat and to restore faith in the promise of freedom from [[orc]]ish tyranny.<ref>''[[Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness]]'' manual, ''[[Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness manual#Alliance Ground Units|Alliance Ground Units]]'', Paladin</ref>
 
Founded during the [[Second War]], the paladins were a holy order of warriors whose purpose was to defend and shepherd the war-torn populace of [[Lordaeron]]. The Archbishop [[Alonsus Faol]] had perceived that the pious [[Brotherhood of Northshire|Clerics of Northshire]], who had suffered such terrible attrition in the [[First War]], were ill-suited for the dangers of combat. Along with many of the surviving Clerics of Northshire, he sought those of only the greatest virtue among the [[Knight (Warcraft II)|knighthood]] of Lordaeron and tutored them in the ways of magic. Led by the crusading [[Uther the Lightbringer]], it now rested upon the new paladins - christened the [[Knights of the Silver Hand]] - to heal the wounds sustained in combat and to restore faith in the promise of freedom from [[orc]]ish tyranny.<ref>''[[Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness]]'' manual, ''[[Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness manual#Alliance Ground Units|Alliance Ground Units]]'', Paladin</ref>
   
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{{Main|Paladin (Warcraft III)}}
 
{{Main|Paladin (Warcraft III)}}
 
[[File:BTNHeroPaladin.png|left]]
 
[[File:BTNHeroPaladin.png|left]]
[[File:Chronicle3 Arthas in Stratholme.jpg|thumb|Paladin Prince [[Arthas Menethil]] [[Culling of Stratholme|purged]] [[Stratholme]].]]
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[[File:Chronicle3 Arthas in Stratholme.jpg|thumb|Paladin Prince [[Arthas Menethil]] [[Culling of Stratholme|purging]] [[Stratholme]].]]
 
Although the paladins were once loved and revered throughout the lands of [[Lordaeron]], by the time of the [[Third War]], they had since fallen into hard times. The entire [[Knights of the Silver Hand|Order of the Silver Hand]] was disbanded for [[Culling of Stratholme|refusing to kill innocent townsfolk]] who were believed to be contaminated by the dreaded [[Plague of Undeath|Undead plague]]. Disenfranchised and driven from their former homes, the paladins still worked selflessly to protect [[human]]ity from the gnawing jaws of evil. Empowered by the Light, these mighty warriors brandish both their warhammers and holy fire in the battle against all who would trample the meek and innocent.<ref>{{ref web|url=http://classic.battle.net/war3/human/units/paladin.shtml|title=Warcraft III - Humans -> Units -> Paladin}}</ref>
 
Although the paladins were once loved and revered throughout the lands of [[Lordaeron]], by the time of the [[Third War]], they had since fallen into hard times. The entire [[Knights of the Silver Hand|Order of the Silver Hand]] was disbanded for [[Culling of Stratholme|refusing to kill innocent townsfolk]] who were believed to be contaminated by the dreaded [[Plague of Undeath|Undead plague]]. Disenfranchised and driven from their former homes, the paladins still worked selflessly to protect [[human]]ity from the gnawing jaws of evil. Empowered by the Light, these mighty warriors brandish both their warhammers and holy fire in the battle against all who would trample the meek and innocent.<ref>{{ref web|url=http://classic.battle.net/war3/human/units/paladin.shtml|title=Warcraft III - Humans -> Units -> Paladin}}</ref>
   
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===World of Warcraft===
 
===World of Warcraft===
[[File:Silver Highguard (human).jpg|thumb|Member of the reformed [[Knights of the Silver Hand]].]]
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[[File:Paladin by Yee-ling Chun.jpg|thumb|Member of the reformed [[Knights of the Silver Hand]].]]
 
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The humans of Stormwind and the dwarves of Ironforge train their own paladins and consider themselves [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]. The human paladins spread their order to the dwarves of Ironforge.<ref>[[Consecrated Letter (quest)]]</ref><ref>[[Consecrated Rune (quest)]]</ref>
 
The humans of Stormwind and the dwarves of Ironforge train their own paladins and consider themselves [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]. The human paladins spread their order to the dwarves of Ironforge.<ref>[[Consecrated Letter (quest)]]</ref><ref>[[Consecrated Rune (quest)]]</ref>
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==Notable==
 
==Notable==
[[File:UthersTombBfA.jpg|thumb|The [[Uther's Tomb|tomb]] of [[Uther the Lightbringer]], first of the human paladins.]]
 
 
{{seealso|List of paladins}}
 
{{seealso|List of paladins}}
 
[[File:UthersTombBfA.jpg|thumb|360px|The [[Uther's Tomb|tomb]] of [[Uther the Lightbringer]], first of the human paladins.]]
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[[File:Sanctum of Light.jpg|thumb|360px|The [[Sanctum of Light]], [[class hall]] of the paladins during Legion.]]
 
{|class="darktable sortable zebra"
 
{|class="darktable sortable zebra"
!Name!!Role!!Affiliation!!Status!!Location
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!Name!!Role!!Affiliation!!Status
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Alliance|Uther the Lightbringer|icon=Uther}}
 
|{{NPC|Alliance|Uther the Lightbringer|icon=Uther}}
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|[[Alliance of Lordaeron]], [[Lordaeron (kingdom)|Kingdom of Lordaeron]], [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]
 
|[[Alliance of Lordaeron]], [[Lordaeron (kingdom)|Kingdom of Lordaeron]], [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]
 
|{{Status|Deceased}}
 
|{{Status|Deceased}}
|[[Uther the Lightbringer#Locations|Various]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Alliance|Turalyon|icon=Turalyon}}
 
|{{NPC|Alliance|Turalyon|icon=Turalyon}}
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|[[Alliance]], [[Stormwind (kingdom)|Kingdom of Stormwind]], [[Army of the Light]], [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]
 
|[[Alliance]], [[Stormwind (kingdom)|Kingdom of Stormwind]], [[Army of the Light]], [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
|[[Turalyon#Locations|Various]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Alliance|Gavinrad|icon=Gavinrad}}
 
|{{NPC|Alliance|Gavinrad|icon=Gavinrad}}
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|[[Alliance of Lordaeron]], [[Stormwind (kingdom)|Kingdom of Stormwind]], [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]
 
|[[Alliance of Lordaeron]], [[Stormwind (kingdom)|Kingdom of Stormwind]], [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]
 
|{{Status|Deceased}}
 
|{{Status|Deceased}}
|[[Icecrown Citadel]], [[Icecrown]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Neutral|Tirion Fordring|icon=Tirion}}
 
|{{NPC|Neutral|Tirion Fordring|icon=Tirion}}
|Formerly Highlord of the [[Argent Crusade]] and wielder of the [[Ashbringer]], and founding member of the [[Knights of the Silver Hand|Silver Hand]]
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|Former Highlord of the [[Argent Crusade]] and wielder of the [[Ashbringer]], and founding member of the [[Knights of the Silver Hand|Silver Hand]]
 
|[[Argent Crusade]]
 
|[[Argent Crusade]]
 
|{{Status|Deceased}}
 
|{{Status|Deceased}}
|[[Tirion Fordring#Locations|Various]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Neutral|Saidan Dathrohan|icon=Saidan}}
 
|{{NPC|Neutral|Saidan Dathrohan|icon=Saidan}}
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|[[Scarlet Crusade]], [[Crimson Legion]]
 
|[[Scarlet Crusade]], [[Crimson Legion]]
 
|{{Status|Deceased}}
 
|{{Status|Deceased}}
|[[Scarlet Bastion]], [[Stratholme (Classic)|Stratholme]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Alliance|Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker|icon=Human Male}}
 
|{{NPC|Alliance|Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker|icon=Human Male}}
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|[[Alliance]], [[Stormwind (kingdom)|Kingdom of Stormwind]], [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]
 
|[[Alliance]], [[Stormwind (kingdom)|Kingdom of Stormwind]], [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
|[[Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker#Locations|Various]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Alliance|Valgar Highforge|icon=Dwarf Male}}
 
|{{NPC|Alliance|Valgar Highforge|icon=Dwarf Male}}
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|[[Alliance]], [[Ironforge (kingdom)|Kingdom of Ironforge]], [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]
 
|[[Alliance]], [[Ironforge (kingdom)|Kingdom of Ironforge]], [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
|[[Valgar Highforge#Locations|Various]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Alliance|Vindicator Maraad|icon=Maraad}}
 
|{{NPC|Alliance|Vindicator Maraad|icon=Maraad}}
|[[Vindicator]] of the Alliance and military leader in {{Au|Draenor}}
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|[[Vindicator]] of the Hand of Argus and military leader of the Alliance in {{Au|Draenor}}
|[[Alliance]], [[Exodar (faction)|Exodar]], [[Valiance Expedition]]
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|[[Alliance]], [[Hand of Argus]], [[Exodar (faction)|Exodar]], [[Valiance Expedition]]
 
|{{Status|Deceased}}
 
|{{Status|Deceased}}
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|-
|[[Vindicator Maraad#Locations|Various]]
 
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|{{NPC|Alliance|Vindicator Boros|icon=Draenei Male}}
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|First-in-command of the [[Triumvirate of the Hand]] and Champion of the Silver Hand
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|[[Alliance]], [[Hand of Argus]], [[Exodar]], [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]
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|{{Status|Alive}}
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|-
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|{{NPC|Alliance|Arator the Redeemer|icon=Arator}}
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|Champion of the Silver Hand
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|[[Alliance]], [[Knights of the Silver Hand]], [[Honor Hold]]
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|{{Status|Alive}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Horde|Lady Liadrin|icon=Liadrin}}
 
|{{NPC|Horde|Lady Liadrin|icon=Liadrin}}
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|[[Horde]], [[Quel'Thalas (kingdom)|Kingdom of Quel'Thalas]], [[Blood Knight]]s, [[Sunsworn]]
 
|[[Horde]], [[Quel'Thalas (kingdom)|Kingdom of Quel'Thalas]], [[Blood Knight]]s, [[Sunsworn]]
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
|[[Lady Liadrin#Locations|Various]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Horde|Aponi Brightmane|icon=Tauren Female}}
 
|{{NPC|Horde|Aponi Brightmane|icon=Tauren Female}}
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|[[Horde]], [[Thunder Bluff (faction)|Thunder Bluff]], [[Sunwalkers]]
 
|[[Horde]], [[Thunder Bluff (faction)|Thunder Bluff]], [[Sunwalkers]]
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
|[[Aponi Brightmane#Locations|Various]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Horde|Sunwalker Dezco|icon=Tauren Male}}
 
|{{NPC|Horde|Sunwalker Dezco|icon=Tauren Male}}
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|[[Horde]], [[Dawnchaser tribe]], [[Thunder Bluff (faction)|Thunder Bluff]]
 
|[[Horde]], [[Dawnchaser tribe]], [[Thunder Bluff (faction)|Thunder Bluff]]
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
|[[Sunwalker Dezco#Locations|Various]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Horde|High Prelate Rata|icon=Zandalari Female}}
 
|{{NPC|Horde|High Prelate Rata|icon=Zandalari Female}}
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|[[Horde]], [[Rastari]], [[Zandalari Empire]]
 
|[[Horde]], [[Rastari]], [[Zandalari Empire]]
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
|[[Chamber of Rezan]], [[Dazar'alor]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Neutral|Arthas Menethil|icon=Arthas|icon2=LichKing}}
 
|{{NPC|Neutral|Arthas Menethil|icon=Arthas|icon2=LichKing}}
|Formerly [[Lich King]] of the [[Scourge]] and crown prince of [[Lordaeron (kingdom)|Lordaeron]]
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|Former [[Lich King]] of the [[Scourge]] and crown prince of [[Lordaeron (kingdom)|Lordaeron]]
 
|[[Scourge]]
 
|[[Scourge]]
 
|{{Status|Deceased}}
 
|{{Status|Deceased}}
|[[Arthas Menethil#Locations|Various]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Neutral|Alexandros Mograine|icon=Mograine}}
 
|{{NPC|Neutral|Alexandros Mograine|icon=Mograine}}
|Original wielder of the [[Ashbringer]], formerly leader of the [[Four Horsemen]] and [[Knights of the Silver Hand|Knight of the Silver Hand]]
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|Original wielder of the [[Ashbringer]], former leader of the [[Four Horsemen]] and [[Knights of the Silver Hand|Knight of the Silver Hand]]
 
|[[Four Horsemen]], [[Scourge]]
 
|[[Four Horsemen]], [[Scourge]]
 
|{{Status|Deceased}}
 
|{{Status|Deceased}}
|[[Alexandros Mograine#Locations|Various]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Neutral|Maxwell Tyrosus|icon=Maxwell}}
 
|{{NPC|Neutral|Maxwell Tyrosus|icon=Maxwell}}
|Champion of the Silver Hand and leader of the Argent Crusade
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|Leader of the Argent Crusade and Champion of the Silver Hand
 
|[[Argent Crusade]], [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]
 
|[[Argent Crusade]], [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
||[[Maxwell Tyrosus#Locations|Various]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Neutral|Bolvar Fordragon|icon=BolvarUndead2}}
 
|{{NPC|Neutral|Bolvar Fordragon|icon=BolvarUndead2}}
|Highlord of the [[Knights of the Ebon Blade|Ebon Blade]], formerly [[Lich King]] of the [[Scourge]], Regent of [[Stormwind (kingdom)|Stormwind]], and paladin.
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|Highlord of the [[Knights of the Ebon Blade|Ebon Blade]], formerly [[Lich King]] of the [[Scourge]], regent of [[Stormwind (kingdom)|Stormwind]], and paladin.
 
|[[Knights of the Ebon Blade]]
 
|[[Knights of the Ebon Blade]]
 
|{{Status|Active}}
 
|{{Status|Active}}
|[[Bolvar Fordragon#Locations|Various]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Neutral|Yrel|icon=Yrel}}
 
|{{NPC|Neutral|Yrel|icon=Yrel}}
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|[[Lightbound]], [[Council of Exarchs]]
 
|[[Lightbound]], [[Council of Exarchs]]
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
|[[Yrel#Locations|Various]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|{{NPC|Neutral|Lothraxion|icon=Lothraxion}}
 
|{{NPC|Neutral|Lothraxion|icon=Lothraxion}}
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|[[Army of the Light|Grand Army of the Light]], [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]
 
|[[Army of the Light|Grand Army of the Light]], [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
 
|{{Status|Alive}}
|[[Lothraxion#Locations|Various]]
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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==Races==
 
==Races==
 
[[File:StromgardeBloodKnights.png|thumb|[[Blood elf]] paladins.]]
 
[[File:StromgardeBloodKnights.png|thumb|[[Blood elf]] paladins.]]
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[[File:Paladin Class Mount by Veli Nyström.jpg|thumb|[[Highlord's Golden Charger]], paladin class mount during [[World of Warcraft: Legion|Legion]].]]
 
{{Main|Paladin races}}
 
{{Main|Paladin races}}
   
 
The paladin class can be played by the following races:
 
The paladin class can be played by the following races:
 
{{Paladin attributes}}
 
{{Paladin attributes}}
 
Blood elf paladins belong to the [[Blood Knights|Order of Blood Knights]], while human and dwarven paladins are usually from the [[Knights of the Silver Hand]]. Draenei paladins are members of an organization called the [[Hand of Argus]]. Lightforged draenei paladins are members of the [[Army of the Light]], an army created to end the [[Burning Legion|Legion's]] burning crusade.
 
 
Tauren paladins are called [[Sunwalkers]]. [[Aponi Brightmane]], founder and chieftain of the Sunwalkers in Thunder Bluff, is believed to have been the first in-game tauren paladin. She has a conversation with [[Tahu Sagewind]] about how the tauren have only been worshiping the moon, while both the sun and the moon are the eyes of the Earthmother, making them both equally sacred. This new belief made the tauren able to draw powers from the sun as the [[druid]] can draw power from the moon.
 
   
 
===Racial mounts===
 
===Racial mounts===
 
Each paladin order has a different mount.
 
Each paladin order has a different mount.
 
*{{Alliance}} [[Human]], [[Dwarf]]: [[Summon Warhorse]], [[Summon Charger]]
 
*{{Alliance}} [[Human]], [[Dwarf]]: [[Summon Warhorse]], [[Summon Charger]]
*{{Alliance}} [[Draenei]], [[Lightforged draenei]]: [[Summon Exarch's Elekk]], [[Summon Great Exarch's Elekk]]
 
*{{Horde}} [[Blood elf]]: [[Summon Thalassian Warhorse]], [[Summon Thalassian Charger]]
 
*{{Horde}} [[Tauren]]: [[Summon Sunwalker Kodo]], [[Summon Great Sunwalker Kodo]]
 
 
*{{Alliance}} [[Dwarf]]: [[Summon Dawnforge Ram]]
 
*{{Alliance}} [[Dwarf]]: [[Summon Dawnforge Ram]]
 
*{{Alliance}} [[Dark Iron dwarf]]: [[Summon Darkforge Ram]]
 
*{{Alliance}} [[Dark Iron dwarf]]: [[Summon Darkforge Ram]]
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*{{Alliance}} [[Draenei]]: [[Summon Exarch's Elekk]]
 
*{{Alliance}} [[Lightforged draenei]]: [[Summon Great Exarch's Elekk]]
 
*{{Horde}} [[Blood elf]]: [[Summon Thalassian Warhorse]], [[Summon Thalassian Charger]]
 
*{{Horde}} [[Tauren]]: [[Summon Sunwalker Kodo]], [[Summon Great Sunwalker Kodo]]
 
*{{Horde}} [[Zandalari troll]]: [[Crusader's Direhorn]]
 
*{{Horde}} [[Zandalari troll]]: [[Crusader's Direhorn]]
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*{{Both}} All: [[Argent Charger]], [[Highlord's Golden Charger]]
   
 
==Specializations==
 
==Specializations==
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===Holy===
 
===Holy===
[[File:Paladin preview Holy.jpg|right|300px]]
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[[File:Paladin preview Holy.jpg|thumb|300px|"The truth and virtue of the Light imbues these sacred knights with the power to revitalize their comrades"]]
 
[[File:Spell holy holybolt.png|left|link=Paladin abilities#Holy]] '''''Invokes the power of the Light to protect and to heal.'''''
 
[[File:Spell holy holybolt.png|left|link=Paladin abilities#Holy]] '''''Invokes the power of the Light to protect and to heal.'''''
   
Holy paladins have devoted themselves to healing, with powerful specializations including [[Beacon of Light]] and [[Light of Dawn]]. With their plate armor, Holy paladins are some of the toughest healers in the game. When they need to deal damage, they have access to both ranged and melee Holy attacks like [[Holy Shock]] and [[Crusader Strike]].
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Holy paladins have devoted themselves to healing, with powerful specializations including [[Beacon of Light]] and [[Light of Dawn]]. With their plate armor, Holy paladins are some of the toughest healers in the game. They are most powerful when close to their allies, due to their [[Mastery: Lightbringer]]. When they need to deal damage, they have access to both ranged and melee Holy attacks like [[Holy Shock]] and [[Crusader Strike]].
   
''Like priests who serve the Light, holy paladins are devout in their faith. After spending much of their lives in hallowed halls studying divine doctrine, those who pledge themselves to a holy order become beacons of the Light for their allies in conflict, taking up the heavy armor and weaponry of justice. Holding the unwavering belief that any battle waged to eradicate evil in the world is righteous, these paladins stands on the frontlines in service to all others dedicated to the cause. The truth and virtue of the Light imbues these sacred knights with the power to revitalize their comrades. If necessary, they even lay down their own lives to serve as a martyr for the greater good.''<ref name="Class Preview">[http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/19955661/legion-class-preview-series-paladin-11-9-2015 Legion Class Preview Series: Paladin]</ref>
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''Like priests who serve the Light, holy paladins are devout in their faith. After spending much of their lives in hallowed halls studying divine doctrine, those who pledge themselves to a holy order become beacons of the Light for their allies in conflict, taking up the heavy armor and weaponry of justice. Holding the unwavering belief that any battle waged to eradicate evil in the world is righteous, these paladins stands on the frontlines in service to all others dedicated to the cause. The truth and virtue of the Light imbues these sacred knights with the power to revitalize their comrades. If necessary, they even lay down their own lives to serve as a martyr for the greater good.''<ref name="Class Preview">[https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/19955661/legion-class-preview-series-paladin Legion Class Preview Series: Paladin]</ref>
   
 
===Protection===
 
===Protection===
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[[File:Paladin preview Protection.jpg|thumb|300px|"Stalwart and steadfast, these protectors are ardent defenders of the Light"]]
 
[[File:Ability paladin shieldofthetemplar.png|left|link=Paladin abilities#Protection]] '''''Uses Holy magic to shield <himself/herself> and defend allies from attackers.'''''
 
[[File:Ability paladin shieldofthetemplar.png|left|link=Paladin abilities#Protection]] '''''Uses Holy magic to shield <himself/herself> and defend allies from attackers.'''''
   
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===Retribution===
 
===Retribution===
 
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[[File:Paladin preview Retribution.jpg|thumb|300px|"Oftentimes the most dedicated paladins become fanatical in their devotion"]]
 
[[File:Spell holy auraoflight.png|left|link=Paladin abilities#Retribution]] '''''A righteous crusader who judges and punishes opponents with weapons and Holy magic.'''''
 
[[File:Spell holy auraoflight.png|left|link=Paladin abilities#Retribution]] '''''A righteous crusader who judges and punishes opponents with weapons and Holy magic.'''''
   
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''To serve as instrument of the Light is to hold an unshakable faith. Oftentimes the most dedicated paladins become fanatical in their devotion, instruments of retribution against those who dare defy the laws of the divine. These paladins are vengeful guardians of the weak—crusaders judging and punishing the wicked. Their resolute conviction in the divine order of all things assures them that victory is inevitable—but they will fight to the end to ensure that the Light prevails.''<ref name="Class Preview"/>
 
''To serve as instrument of the Light is to hold an unshakable faith. Oftentimes the most dedicated paladins become fanatical in their devotion, instruments of retribution against those who dare defy the laws of the divine. These paladins are vengeful guardians of the weak—crusaders judging and punishing the wicked. Their resolute conviction in the divine order of all things assures them that victory is inevitable—but they will fight to the end to ensure that the Light prevails.''<ref name="Class Preview"/>
 
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==Holy Power==
 
==Holy Power==
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{{main|Holy Power}}
 
{{main|Holy Power}}
In addition to the mana used by all paladins, Retribution paladins have a unique [[resource system]] called [[Holy Power]]. Similar to the [[rogue]]'s [[combo points]], Holy Power is gained by using various abilities, such as [[Crusader Strike]] and [[Blade of Justice]], while being consumed by spells such as [[Templar's Verdict]] and [[Divine Storm]]. Up to 5 Holy Power can be stored. Holy Power does not decay until 30 seconds out of combat.
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In addition to the [[mana]], paladins have a unique [[resource system]] called [[Holy Power]]. Similar to the [[rogue]]'s [[combo point]]s, Holy Power can be gained through certain spell and talents, such as [[Crusader Strike]] and [[Blade of Justice]], and is used for casting other spells, such as [[Templar's Verdict]] and [[Divine Storm]]. Up to 5 Holy Power can be stored, and does not decay until 30 seconds out of combat.
   
 
==Gear==
 
==Gear==
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{{seealso|Paladin sets}}
 
{{seealso|Paladin sets}}
   
Paladins can wear [[cloth]], [[leather]], [[mail]] or [[plate]] armor and may use a [[shield]]. They can use [[polearm]]s and one or two handed [[sword]]s, [[axe]]s and [[mace]]s.
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Paladins can wear [[cloth]], [[leather]], [[mail]] or [[plate]] armor and may use a [[shield]]. They can use [[one-handed]], [[main-hand]] or [[two-handed]] [[sword]]s, [[axe]]s, [[mace]]s, and [[polearm]]s.
   
Paladins '''cannot''' [[dual wield]], or wield [[daggers]], [[fist weapon]]s or [[staves]]. They also '''cannot''' use [[ranged]] weapons. They have no spammable ranged attacks, but can use [[Avenger's Shield]] (if Protection), or [[Holy Shock]] (if Holy).
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Paladins '''cannot''' [[dual wield]], or wield [[daggers]], [[fist weapon]]s or [[staves]]. They also '''cannot''' use [[ranged]] weapons.
   
They can summon their own [[Warhorse]] at level 20, and the Paladin will automatically learn Apprentice Riding. The epic [[Charger]] is acquired automatically at level 40, and is ridable, however does not give the benefit of 100% movement speed boost until Journeyman Riding is learned.
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They can summon their own [[Summon Warhorse|Warhorse]] at level 10 and automatically learn the [[Apprentice]] [[Riding]] skill. At level 17 they can summon their epic [[Charger]], however, it does not give the benefit of 100% movement speed boost until Journeyman Riding is learned.
   
Lore-wise, paladins are often depicted wielding large, often two-handed warhammers. The "paladin hammer", in addition to the [[libram|book of incantations]] paladins often carry, are perhaps the most characteristic features of a paladin. Some hammers are even known to have names, such as [[Arthas Menethil]]'s [[Light's Vengeance]] and [[Uther the Lightbringer]]'s [[Uther the Lightbringer#Equipment|Hammer of the Lightbringer]]. Draenei paladins also tend to prefer their own two-handed hammers, a Light-blessed crystalline weapon known as the [[Hammer of the Naaru]]. Blood elf paladins seem to prefer [[polearm]]s instead.
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Lore-wise, paladins are often depicted wielding large two-handed warhammers. The "paladin hammer", in addition to the [[libram|book of incantations]] paladins often carry, are perhaps the most characteristic features of a paladin. Some hammers are even known to have names, such as [[Arthas Menethil]]'s [[Light's Vengeance]] and [[Uther]]'s [[Uther the Lightbringer#Equipment|Hammer of the Lightbringer]]. Draenei paladins also tend to prefer their own two-handed hammers, a Light-blessed crystalline weapon known as the [[Hammer of the Naaru]]. Blood elf paladins seem to prefer [[polearm]]s instead.
   
 
==Abilities==
 
==Abilities==
 
[[File:Divine Shield WoW.jpg|thumb|Paladin with [[:Divine Shield]].]]
 
[[File:Divine Shield WoW.jpg|thumb|Paladin with [[:Divine Shield]].]]
 
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Paladins stand directly in front of their enemies, relying on heavy armor and healing in order to survive incoming attacks. Whether with massive shields or crushing two-handed weapons, paladins are able to keep claws and swords from their weaker fellows – or they use healing magic to ensure that they remain on their feet.
Paladins play a key role by buffing their allies . However, they also have a few other handy spells and abilities in their arsenal.
 
   
 
''Paladin talents increase their ability to heal the wounded, strengthen their capacity to protect their companions, and allow them to deal out vicious damage in the name of justice.''
 
''Paladin talents increase their ability to heal the wounded, strengthen their capacity to protect their companions, and allow them to deal out vicious damage in the name of justice.''
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They have several anti-undead and demon abilities such as [[Sense Undead]], [[Wake of Ashes]], and [[Turn Evil]] which made them very effective when fighting [[Demon]] and [[Undead]] targets (not including [[Forsaken]] players, who are considered Humanoids for balance reasons).
   
 
===Blessings===
 
===Blessings===
 
{{main|Blessing}}
 
{{main|Blessing}}
 
Blessings are spell buffs that can be cast on party and raid members. Blessings are derived from previous Hands, and include [[Blessing of Freedom]], [[Blessing of Protection]], and [[Blessing of Sacrifice]].
   
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===Auras===
Blessings are spell buffs that can be cast on party and raid members. Blessings are derived from previous Hands, and includes [[Blessing of Freedom]], [[Blessing of Protection]], and [[Blessing of Sacrifice]].
 
 
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Auras are spell buffs that can boost the abilities of the party and raid members with passive effects, but only within a certain radius of effect around the paladin. They can be changed at any time, but with only one aura active at a time. Since [[World of Warcraft: Shadowlands|''Shadowlands'']], all paladin specializations once again have access to auras, among them [[Devotion Aura]], [[Retribution Aura]], [[Concentration Aura]], and [[Crusader Aura]].
===Greater Blessings===
 
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===Healing===
As of patch 7.0.3 Blessings have been consolidated into three buffs – [[Greater Blessing of Kings]], [[Greater Blessing of Might]] and [[Greater Blessing of Wisdom]] – that each have a 60 minute duration. Unlike their previous incarnations, these Greater Blessings are no longer multi target.
 
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All paladin specializations have access to spells like [[Flash of Light]], or [[Lay on Hands]] to instantly heal themselves or an ally for the paladin's maximum health, and [[Redemption]] to resurrect an ally back from death. Holy Paladins also have [[Absolution]] to resurrect all dead allies, and [[Cleanse]] to remove all poison, disease, and magic effects from them or an ally.
   
 
===Crowd control===
 
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==PvP==
 
In PvP, the paladin's most well-known strength is his/her ability to outlast his opponent(s). With plate armor, their ability to heal themselves and allies, and a near-complete invulnerability every few minutes, they are a hard target to take down. Paladins can also do a surprising amount of burst-damage and have good access to stun abilities. Paladins also make great supporting characters, buffing and healing team-mates while being able to survive the enemy's attention. Paladins are particularly vulnerable to [[Silence]] and [[Interrupt]] effects, as all of a paladin's abilities are part of a single magic school (Holy). In addition, [[dispel]] effects are powerful against paladins.
 
   
 
==In the RPG==
 
==In the RPG==
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*According to [[Chris Metzen]], the "heart and soul" of the Marvel Comics superhero {{Wp|Captain America}} was particularly influential in developing the "true vibe" of ''Warcraft'' paladins.<ref name="Foreword">''[[The Comic Volume 1]]'', pg. 3 - 4 — Chasing Thunder: A foreword by Chris Metzen</ref> The Protection ability [[Avenger's Shield]]<ref name="Foreword"/> and the talent [[First Avenger]] are explicit references to Captain America and his {{Wp|Captain America's shield|famous shield}}.
 
*According to [[Chris Metzen]], the "heart and soul" of the Marvel Comics superhero {{Wp|Captain America}} was particularly influential in developing the "true vibe" of ''Warcraft'' paladins.<ref name="Foreword">''[[The Comic Volume 1]]'', pg. 3 - 4 — Chasing Thunder: A foreword by Chris Metzen</ref> The Protection ability [[Avenger's Shield]]<ref name="Foreword"/> and the talent [[First Avenger]] are explicit references to Captain America and his {{Wp|Captain America's shield|famous shield}}.
 
*[[Seal (ability)|Seals]] were self-buffs, permanent until changed, turned off or the Paladin switches specialization, which boost the power of the Paladin's melee attacks. Effectively, they added a weapon proc to their melee strikes. Previously, Paladins could unleash these seals upon an enemy using [[Judgment]], causing holy damage and causing an effect depending on which seal was used. The Paladin needed to have a Seal active to use Judgment.
 
*[[Seal (ability)|Seals]] were self-buffs, permanent until changed, turned off or the Paladin switches specialization, which boost the power of the Paladin's melee attacks. Effectively, they added a weapon proc to their melee strikes. Previously, Paladins could unleash these seals upon an enemy using [[Judgment]], causing holy damage and causing an effect depending on which seal was used. The Paladin needed to have a Seal active to use Judgment.
*Paladins had several anti-undead and demon abilities such as [[Exorcism]], [[Holy Wrath]], and [[Turn Evil]] which made them very effective when fighting [[Demon]] and [[Undead]] targets (not including [[Forsaken]] players, who are considered Humanoids for balance reasons). [[Exorcism]] and [[Holy Wrath]] work against all targets, but had additional mechanics when dealing with undead and demon.
 
 
*In ''[[Hearthstone: Rastakhan's Rumble]]'''s {{hs|Rumble Run}} the player character is {{hs|Rikkar}} a [[jungle troll]] who {{hs|Rikkar (Paladin)|can be}} a paladin. {{hs|A New Challenger...}} is a collectable card that also has what could be a jungle troll paladin.
 
*In ''[[Hearthstone: Rastakhan's Rumble]]'''s {{hs|Rumble Run}} the player character is {{hs|Rikkar}} a [[jungle troll]] who {{hs|Rikkar (Paladin)|can be}} a paladin. {{hs|A New Challenger...}} is a collectable card that also has what could be a jungle troll paladin.
 
*In ''[[Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows]]'' {{hs|Commander Rhyssa}} appears to be a [[gnome]] paladin, even sporting a unique [[mechanostrider]] mount.
 
*In ''[[Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows]]'' {{hs|Commander Rhyssa}} appears to be a [[gnome]] paladin, even sporting a unique [[mechanostrider]] mount.
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Paladin.gif|[[Paladin (Warcraft II)|Paladin]] unit portrait in ''Warcraft II'' has glowing eyes.
 
Paladin.gif|[[Paladin (Warcraft II)|Paladin]] unit portrait in ''Warcraft II'' has glowing eyes.
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HumanKnight.gif|Paladin unit sprite in ''Warcraft II''.
 
File:PaladinW2.jpg|Paladin in the ''[[Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness manual]]''.
 
File:PaladinW2.jpg|Paladin in the ''[[Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness manual]]''.
 
WarCraft Metzen005b.jpg|''Charge of the Silver Hand'' by [[Chris Metzen]].
 
WarCraft Metzen005b.jpg|''Charge of the Silver Hand'' by [[Chris Metzen]].
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Mounted paladin WC2 wallpaper.jpg|''Mounted paladin'' ''[[Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition]]'' [[Wallpaper|wallpaper]], a [[knight]] in the [[Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness manual|manual]].
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Paladin WC2 wallpaper.jpg|''Paladin'' [[Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition]] wallpaper.
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BTNHeroPaladin.png|[[Paladin (Warcraft III)#Classic|Paladin]] unit portrait in ''[[Warcraft III: Classic]]''.
 
Paladin warcraft III.gif|[[Paladin (Warcraft III)|Paladin]] hero unit model in ''Warcraft III''.
 
Paladin warcraft III.gif|[[Paladin (Warcraft III)|Paladin]] hero unit model in ''Warcraft III''.
 
Human Paladin WC3 concept art.jpg|''Warcraft III'' concept art.
 
Human Paladin WC3 concept art.jpg|''Warcraft III'' concept art.
 
AllianceVSHordeWC3.jpg|''Warcraft III'' art with a paladin in the front.
 
AllianceVSHordeWC3.jpg|''Warcraft III'' art with a paladin in the front.
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BTNHeroPaladin-Reforged.png|[[Paladin (Warcraft III)#Reforged|Paladin]] unit portrait in ''[[Warcraft III: Reforged]]''.
 
Warcraft III Reforged - Paladin.png|Paladin model in ''[[Warcraft III: Reforged]]''.
 
Warcraft III Reforged - Paladin.png|Paladin model in ''[[Warcraft III: Reforged]]''.
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Paladin - Cole Eastburn.jpg|''Paladin'' by [https://www.artstation.com/artwork/OrzYb Cole Eastburn] at the [[BlizzCon 2017|BlizzCon]] Art Demo 2017.
 
Blood Elf Female Paladin.jpg|Blood elf female paladin by [[Wei Wang]].
 
Blood Elf Female Paladin.jpg|Blood elf female paladin by [[Wei Wang]].
 
BloodKnightSots.jpg|A blood elf paladin by [[Glenn Rane]].
 
BloodKnightSots.jpg|A blood elf paladin by [[Glenn Rane]].
 
Delas Moonfang - paladin.jpg|[[Delas Moonfang]], a rare night elf paladin NPC.
 
Delas Moonfang - paladin.jpg|[[Delas Moonfang]], a rare night elf paladin NPC.
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Chronicle2 Art.jpg|Paladin facing a Death Knight from ''[[World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2|Chronicle Volume 2]]''.
 
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===RPG===
 
===RPG===
 
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Warcraft RPG.jpg|Paladin on the cover art for ''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]''.
 
Paladin silver hand.jpg|[[Paladin warrior]] art from ''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]''.
 
Paladin silver hand.jpg|[[Paladin warrior]] art from ''[[Warcraft: The Roleplaying Game]]''.
 
Epic paladin.jpg|[[Epic paladin warrior]] art from ''[[Shadows & Light]]''.
 
Epic paladin.jpg|[[Epic paladin warrior]] art from ''[[Shadows & Light]]''.
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Zophos the Vengeful TCG.jpg|[[Zophos the Vengeful]], a draenei paladin
 
Zophos the Vengeful TCG.jpg|[[Zophos the Vengeful]], a draenei paladin
 
Kuatha Mornhoof TCG.jpg|[[Kuatha Mornhoof]], a tauren paladin.
 
Kuatha Mornhoof TCG.jpg|[[Kuatha Mornhoof]], a tauren paladin.
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Disciple of the Light TCG.jpg|[[Disciple of the Light]].
 
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Rikkar (Paladin) HS.jpg|{{hs|Rikkar}} as {{hs|Rikkar (Paladin)|a paladin}}
 
Rikkar (Paladin) HS.jpg|{{hs|Rikkar}} as {{hs|Rikkar (Paladin)|a paladin}}
 
Lightfang Enforcer.jpg|{{hs|Lightfang Enforcer}}
 
Lightfang Enforcer.jpg|{{hs|Lightfang Enforcer}}
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Uther HotS.jpg|{{hots|Uther}}
 
Uther HotS.jpg|{{hots|Uther}}
 
Yrel HotS.jpg|{{hots|Yrel}}
 
Yrel HotS.jpg|{{hots|Yrel}}
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Human Paladin by Caio Monteiro.jpg|Paladin by Caio Montero
 
Human Paladin by Caio Monteiro.jpg|Paladin by Caio Montero
 
Knights of the Silver Hand by Jiang Feng.jpg|Paladins of the Silver Hand
 
Knights of the Silver Hand by Jiang Feng.jpg|Paladins of the Silver Hand
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Warcraft Paladin.jpg|''Warcraft Paladin'' by [https://www.artstation.com/artwork/EVd22K X WH].
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Silver Hand Recruit - Hearthstone.jpg|''Silver Hand Recruit'' by [https://www.artstation.com/artwork/RXZ3r Andrew Theophilopoulos].
 
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Paladin
Paladin
Paladin Crest.png
Available to Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf
Dark Iron dwarfDark Iron dwarf Dark Iron dwarf
DraeneiDraenei Draenei
DwarfDwarf Dwarf
HumanHuman Human
Lightforged draeneiLightforged draenei Lightforged draenei
TaurenTauren Tauren
Zandalari trollZandalari troll Zandalari troll
Specializations Holy Holy (healer)
Protection Protection (tank)
Retribution Retribution (melee DPS)
Resource(s) Mana, Holy Power
Primary attribute Strength or Intellect
Weapon skills Polearms, One-handed, Main-hand or Two-handed Swords, Axes and Maces
Armor type Plate; can also equip Mail, Leather, Cloth.
Signature abilities [Divine Shield]
[Avenging Wrath]
[Holy Shock]
[Consecration]
[Judgment]

“In all things, paladins must reflect the Light, which supplements our strength. To strive to be divine for one of our kind does not mean we strive for godhood--we strive to be good in all actions. Although called upon to smite evil in these harsh times, you must always remember that it's aiding others that will truly set you apart from the other citizens. Compassion, patience, bravery--these things mean as much to a paladin as strength in battle.”

 [Tome of Divinity]

The paladin (often shortened to "pala" or "pally" by players) is a holy knight,[1] a hybrid class with the ability to play a variety of different roles — healing (holy), tanking (protection), and DPS (retribution). Firstly introduced in Warcraft II, then as hero units in Warcraft III and a character class of World of Warcraft, the Paladins stand directly in front of their enemies, relying on heavy armor and healing in order to survive incoming attacks. Whether with massive shields or crushing two-handed weapons, Paladins are able to keep claws and swords from their weaker fellows – or they use healing magic to ensure that they remain on their feet.

Stalwart paladins are trained to use the heaviest armor and shields, and can utilize their skill to ensure that enemies focus on them, defending weaker members of their group. Their potent healing abilities ensure that their allies remain in fighting shape and can be resurrect, while they charge their weapons with holy might, allowing them to deal additional damage with their strikes. As champions of order, paladins are extremely potent in a group – their blessings and auras can improve damage and survivability for both themselves and their party, while withstanding heavy physical damage with plate armor and strong defensive abilities.[2]

Paladin talents increase their ability to heal the wounded, strengthen their capacity to protect their companions, and allow them to deal out vicious damage in the name of justice:

  • Holy paladins invoke the power of the Light to heal and protect allies and vanquish evil from the darkest corners of the world.[3]
  • Protection paladins use holy magic to shield themselves and defend allies from attackers. Through the use of a shield and the wearing of plate armor, they can mitigate quite a bit of physical damage.[4]

Class overview

Game guide

This is the call of the paladin: to protect the weak, to bring justice to the unjust, and to vanquish evil from the darkest corners of the world. These holy warriors are equipped with plate armor so they can confront the toughest of foes, and the blessing of the Light allows them to heal wounds and, in some cases, even restore life to the dead. Ready to serve, paladins can defend their allies with sword and shield, or they can wield massive two-handed weapons against their enemies. The Light grants paladins additional power against the undead and demons, ensuring that these profane beings corrupt the world no longer.

Paladins are not only zealots, but also guardians of the righteous, and they bestow blessings on those the Light would shine upon. The Light radiates from paladins, and worthy allies who stand near them are emboldened by its power.[6]

Creation screen description

Paladins do battle to protect the world from the forces of shadow. Powerful warriors in their own right, they can also call upon the Light to heal wounds, create shields of force, and incinerate evil creatures. Although paladins were once exclusively human, a number of stout-hearted dwarves have recently been welcomed into the Order of the Silver Hand.[7]

Paladins are champions who call upon the Light to heal wounds and combat evil. The draenei employed such holy warriors for millennia before arriving on Azeroth to find like-minded souls among the Alliance. Recently blood elves, too, began wielding paladin abilities. Yet these elves, having little in common with their counterparts, must bend the Light to their will. [8]

Paladins are heavily-armored fighters and defenders who use Holy magic to heal wounds and combat evil. They can focus on two-handed weapons, shields or healing.

Classic guide

Limited to the Alliance, Paladins are bastions of divine light, meting out justice with magic and might.[9]

Background

The first paladins may have been draenei, who were introduced to the Light by the Naaru after fleeing their home planet of Argus.

Second War

Death knights versus paladins in the Second War.

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Founded during the Second War, the paladins were a holy order of warriors whose purpose was to defend and shepherd the war-torn populace of Lordaeron. The Archbishop Alonsus Faol had perceived that the pious Clerics of Northshire, who had suffered such terrible attrition in the First War, were ill-suited for the dangers of combat. Along with many of the surviving Clerics of Northshire, he sought those of only the greatest virtue among the knighthood of Lordaeron and tutored them in the ways of magic. Led by the crusading Uther the Lightbringer, it now rested upon the new paladins - christened the Knights of the Silver Hand - to heal the wounds sustained in combat and to restore faith in the promise of freedom from orcish tyranny.[10]

Paladins were also known to minister to the masses during the war, gathering inside churches to deepen their faith. Through meditating, communing and tithing at these sanctified sites, they discovered new ways to channel their healing and spiritual powers.[11]

Third War

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Paladin Prince Arthas Menethil purging Stratholme.

Although the paladins were once loved and revered throughout the lands of Lordaeron, by the time of the Third War, they had since fallen into hard times. The entire Order of the Silver Hand was disbanded for refusing to kill innocent townsfolk who were believed to be contaminated by the dreaded Undead plague. Disenfranchised and driven from their former homes, the paladins still worked selflessly to protect humanity from the gnawing jaws of evil. Empowered by the Light, these mighty warriors brandish both their warhammers and holy fire in the battle against all who would trample the meek and innocent.[12]

Many paladins traveled to quarantined lands to ease the suffering of those left within the plague-ridden colonies, but although the paladins were immune to disease of any kind, they were persecuted by the general populace who believed that they had been infected by the foul plague. Some of these paladins traveled to Northrend. When they finally reached Ner'zhul's icy fortress, embittered by the trials they had to suffer through, they had become dark and brooding. The Lich King offered them untold power in exchange for their services and loyalty, and they accepted to become death knights to his service.[13]

World of Warcraft

Member of the reformed Knights of the Silver Hand.

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The humans of Stormwind and the dwarves of Ironforge train their own paladins and consider themselves Knights of the Silver Hand. The human paladins spread their order to the dwarves of Ironforge.[14][15]

The paladins who remained in Lordaeron continued to fight against the Scourge. The Scarlet Crusade evolved from the Knights of the Silver Hand dedicated to the eradication of the undead from Lordaeron, the Forsaken and Scourge.[16] However, there were those who believed that the zealous and fanatic Crusade had fallen from their once-noble purpose, and left to form their own order, the Argent Dawn.

The Hand of Argus is a order of draenei paladins and vindicators based in the Azuremyst Isles.

The Blood Knights are a order of blood elf paladins formed by sapping Light energy from the captive naaru M'uru, once the Sunwell was restored in the wake of Kil'jaeden's defeat the Blood Knights channel their power directly from the Sunwell.

Tirion Fordring restored the original order of the Silver Hand in Lordaeron, which later merges with the Argent Dawn to form the Argent Crusade.

The Sunwalkers are an order of tauren paladin, who recently learned to use the power of the sun, much as druids use the power of the moon, to wield the Light and become paladins.

During the Cataclysm, the Twilight's Hammer deployed its own vindicator zealots.

Zandalari troll prelates are paladins who worship the loa Rezan. Some joined Zul's campaign in Pandaria, but most stayed in Dazar'alor serving the empire.

During the third invasion of the Burning Legion and after the defeat of the Argent Crusade in the Battle for the Broken Shore, the Silver Hand was formally reestablished and supported by each major paladin order on Azeroth.

Tyr's Guard is a secret order sworn to protect the tomb in Tyr's Fall who learned how to wield the Holy Light, and they became mighty paladins.

Lightforged draenei of the Army of the Light many of who are paladins fought against the Legion during the Argus Campaign and after the defeat of the Burning Legion ended up joining the Alliance.

Code of conduct

As "warriors of the Holy Light", paladins uphold all that is good and true in the world and revile all that is evil and sinister — especially undead and the Burning Legion. They offer assistance to the beleaguered and smite their enemies with holy fervor. Found in almost every corner of Azeroth fighting the forces of evil and barbarism, these stalwart, zealous warriors ceaselessly maintain their vigil. Paladins are the embodiment of good and selfless dedication to the protection of their peoples. Their passion and fearsome resolve can lead them astray, however. Most notably, the Scarlet Crusade, a faction of paladins and priests who broke away from the the Knights of the Silver Hand, took their commitment to eradicating the Scourge so far that they turned on their former allies, suspecting anyone whom they believed carried the "taint" of the undeath.[17]

Paladins don't always have to work within good or neutral organizations, as seen by the Scarlet Crusade and others — however, they do have to believe they are working for good organizations or have faith that their cause is good and just. A paladin can be evil (as illustrated by Renault Mograine and Arthas before he took up Frostmourne), but as long as they believe their cause to be just, the Light will continue to serve them because wielding the Light is a matter of willpower and faith in one's own ability to do it.[17] Since he felt conflicted, Arthas's ability to use the Light began to wane after he culled Stratholme. He perceived this as the Light choosing to abandon him, which weakened his faith in it further.[18]

Similarly, the connection with the Light cannot be forcibly stripped from a paladin that personally conducts himself in an honorable manner. When Tirion Fordring defended the orc Eitrigg from his fellow humans, he was excommunicated from the Order of the Silver Hand after a ceremony was performed by Uther the Lightbringer to strip him of his light-given powers. Even if the ceremony succeeed, as he lost the blessings and holy powers he had obtained during his ceremony of initiation, he retained his connection with the Light as he was able to heal an injured Eitrigg by his desperate will to save him[19], and used the Light even after that in the years and wars to come.

Notable

See also: List of paladins

The tomb of Uther the Lightbringer, first of the human paladins.

The Sanctum of Light, class hall of the paladins during Legion.

Name Role Affiliation Status
Alliance  Uther the Lightbringer First human paladin, Co-founder and Supreme leader of the Knights of the Silver Hand, and mentor of Arthas Alliance of Lordaeron, Kingdom of Lordaeron, Knights of the Silver Hand Deceased
Alliance  Turalyon Regent of Stormwind, High Exarch of the Army of the Light and founding member of the Silver Hand Alliance, Kingdom of Stormwind, Army of the Light, Knights of the Silver Hand Alive
Alliance  Gavinrad Guardian of the remains of Kel'Thuzad, leader of the Champions of Peace and founding member of the Silver Hand Alliance of Lordaeron, Kingdom of Stormwind, Knights of the Silver Hand Deceased
Neutral  Tirion Fordring Former Highlord of the Argent Crusade and wielder of the Ashbringer, and founding member of the Silver Hand Argent Crusade Deceased
Neutral  Saidan Dathrohan Former Grand Crusader of the Scarlet Crusade (corpse possessed by Balnazzar) and founding member of the Silver Hand Scarlet Crusade, Crimson Legion Deceased
Alliance  Lord Grayson Shadowbreaker Mission specialist of the Silver Hand and leader of the paladins in Stormwind City Alliance, Kingdom of Stormwind, Knights of the Silver Hand Alive
Alliance  Valgar Highforge Grand Smith of the Silver Hand and paladin trainer in Ironforge Alliance, Kingdom of Ironforge, Knights of the Silver Hand Alive
Alliance  Vindicator Maraad Vindicator of the Hand of Argus and military leader of the Alliance in Draenor Alliance, Hand of Argus, Exodar, Valiance Expedition Deceased
Alliance  Vindicator Boros First-in-command of the Triumvirate of the Hand and Champion of the Silver Hand Alliance, Hand of Argus, Exodar, Knights of the Silver Hand Alive
Alliance  Arator the Redeemer Champion of the Silver Hand Alliance, Knights of the Silver Hand, Honor Hold Alive
Horde  Lady Liadrin Matriarch of the Blood Knights and leader of the Sunsworn Horde, Kingdom of Quel'Thalas, Blood Knights, Sunsworn Alive
Horde  Aponi Brightmane Founder and Chieftain of the Sunwalkers Horde, Thunder Bluff, Sunwalkers Alive
Horde  Sunwalker Dezco Chieftain of the Dawnchaser tribe Horde, Dawnchaser tribe, Thunder Bluff Alive
Horde  High Prelate Rata Leader of the Rastari prelates and member of the Zanchuli Council Horde, Rastari, Zandalari Empire Alive
Neutral   Arthas Menethil Former Lich King of the Scourge and crown prince of Lordaeron Scourge Deceased
Neutral  Alexandros Mograine Original wielder of the Ashbringer, former leader of the Four Horsemen and Knight of the Silver Hand Four Horsemen, Scourge Deceased
Neutral  Maxwell Tyrosus Leader of the Argent Crusade and Champion of the Silver Hand Argent Crusade, Knights of the Silver Hand Alive
Neutral  Bolvar Fordragon Highlord of the Ebon Blade, formerly Lich King of the Scourge, regent of Stormwind, and paladin. Knights of the Ebon Blade Active
Neutral  Yrel High Exarch of the Lightbound Lightbound, Council of Exarchs Alive
Neutral  Lothraxion High Commander of the Grand Army of the Light, and first notable nathrezim infused with the Light Grand Army of the Light, Knights of the Silver Hand Alive

Races

Blood elf paladins.

[Highlord's Golden Charger], paladin class mount during Legion.

Main article: Paladin races

The paladin class can be played by the following races:

Strength Agility Stamina Intellect Spirit Armor Health Mana
Alliance Alliance DraeneiDraenei Draenei Bc icon.gif 23 17 22 20 23 34 58 80
DwarfDwarf Dwarf WoW Icon update.png 27 16 23 19 20 32 68 79
HumanHuman Human WoW Icon update.png 22 20 22 20 21 40 58 80
Lightforged draeneiLightforged draenei Lightforged Legion N/A
Dark Iron dwarfDark Iron dwarf Dark Iron Battle for Azeroth N/A
Horde Horde Blood elfBlood elf Blood elf Bc icon.gif 19 22 22 23 19 44 58 125
TaurenTauren Tauren Cataclysm 27 15 24 15 23 24 71 76
Zandalari trollZandalari troll Zandalari Battle for Azeroth N/A

Racial mounts

Each paladin order has a different mount.

Specializations

For a full list of specialization abilities, see Paladin abilities

Holy

"The truth and virtue of the Light imbues these sacred knights with the power to revitalize their comrades"

Spell holy holybolt.png

Invokes the power of the Light to protect and to heal.

Holy paladins have devoted themselves to healing, with powerful specializations including [Beacon of Light] and [Light of Dawn]. With their plate armor, Holy paladins are some of the toughest healers in the game. They are most powerful when close to their allies, due to their [Mastery: Lightbringer]. When they need to deal damage, they have access to both ranged and melee Holy attacks like [Holy Shock] and [Crusader Strike].

Like priests who serve the Light, holy paladins are devout in their faith. After spending much of their lives in hallowed halls studying divine doctrine, those who pledge themselves to a holy order become beacons of the Light for their allies in conflict, taking up the heavy armor and weaponry of justice. Holding the unwavering belief that any battle waged to eradicate evil in the world is righteous, these paladins stands on the frontlines in service to all others dedicated to the cause. The truth and virtue of the Light imbues these sacred knights with the power to revitalize their comrades. If necessary, they even lay down their own lives to serve as a martyr for the greater good.[20]

Protection

"Stalwart and steadfast, these protectors are ardent defenders of the Light"

Ability paladin shieldofthetemplar.png

Uses Holy magic to shield <himself/herself> and defend allies from attackers.

Through the Protection spec, paladins gain an increased ability to tank enemies. Paladins are especially well known for their ability to tank many enemies at once with rapid threat production. Strong stamina scaling, simple and very high threat generation and the superb [Ardent Defender] ability make paladins powerful tanks. With plate armor, shields and an array of powerful self-healing and defensive options, Protection paladins are often hard to defeat even without a healer by their side.

The paladin’s tools of war lay bare their motivations. Clenched in one hand is the weapon, a deadly device for exacting righteous judgment. Locked in the other hand is the shield, a symbolic and literal barrier protecting good from evil. Stalwart and steadfast, these protectors are ardent defenders of the Light and all that it touches, and are rejuvenated by its radiance in return. So dedicated they are to their cause that they consecrate the very ground upon which they battle corruption.[20]

Retribution

"Retribution" redirects here. For the paladin ability, see [Retribution].

"Oftentimes the most dedicated paladins become fanatical in their devotion"

Spell holy auraoflight.png

A righteous crusader who judges and punishes opponents with weapons and Holy magic.

Retribution paladins favor slow two handed weapons, causing sudden damage spikes through both melee and spell crits. They favor single-target attacks like [Crusader Strike] and [Blade of Justice] to build Holy Power, powering regular use of [Templar's Verdict], or [Divine Storm] for AoE. In PvP, Retribution paladins can be very effective off-healers, but have poor mobility. Retribution paladins can use powerful augments like [Avenging Wrath] to buff their damage output.

To serve as instrument of the Light is to hold an unshakable faith. Oftentimes the most dedicated paladins become fanatical in their devotion, instruments of retribution against those who dare defy the laws of the divine. These paladins are vengeful guardians of the weak—crusaders judging and punishing the wicked. Their resolute conviction in the divine order of all things assures them that victory is inevitable—but they will fight to the end to ensure that the Light prevails.[20]

Holy Power

Paladin Holy Power UI.jpg

Main article: Holy Power

In addition to the mana, paladins have a unique resource system called Holy Power. Similar to the rogue's combo points, Holy Power can be gained through certain spell and talents, such as [Crusader Strike] and [Blade of Justice], and is used for casting other spells, such as [Templar's Verdict] and [Divine Storm]. Up to 5 Holy Power can be stored, and does not decay until 30 seconds out of combat.

Gear

A human paladin model as originally seen on the official World of Warcraft website.

See also: Paladin sets

Paladins can wear cloth, leather, mail or plate armor and may use a shield. They can use one-handed, main-hand or two-handed swords, axes, maces, and polearms.

Paladins cannot dual wield, or wield daggers, fist weapons or staves. They also cannot use ranged weapons.

They can summon their own Warhorse at level 10 and automatically learn the Apprentice Riding skill. At level 17 they can summon their epic Charger, however, it does not give the benefit of 100% movement speed boost until Journeyman Riding is learned.

Lore-wise, paladins are often depicted wielding large two-handed warhammers. The "paladin hammer", in addition to the book of incantations paladins often carry, are perhaps the most characteristic features of a paladin. Some hammers are even known to have names, such as Arthas Menethil's  [Light's Vengeance] and Uther's Hammer of the Lightbringer. Draenei paladins also tend to prefer their own two-handed hammers, a Light-blessed crystalline weapon known as the  [Hammer of the Naaru]. Blood elf paladins seem to prefer polearms instead.

Abilities

Paladin with Divine Shield.

Main article: Paladin abilities

Paladins stand directly in front of their enemies, relying on heavy armor and healing in order to survive incoming attacks. Whether with massive shields or crushing two-handed weapons, paladins are able to keep claws and swords from their weaker fellows – or they use healing magic to ensure that they remain on their feet.

Paladin talents increase their ability to heal the wounded, strengthen their capacity to protect their companions, and allow them to deal out vicious damage in the name of justice.

They have several anti-undead and demon abilities such as [Sense Undead], [Wake of Ashes], and [Turn Evil] which made them very effective when fighting Demon and Undead targets (not including Forsaken players, who are considered Humanoids for balance reasons).

Blessings

Main article: Blessing

Blessings are spell buffs that can be cast on party and raid members. Blessings are derived from previous Hands, and include [Blessing of Freedom], [Blessing of Protection], and [Blessing of Sacrifice].

Auras

Main article: Paladin auras

Auras are spell buffs that can boost the abilities of the party and raid members with passive effects, but only within a certain radius of effect around the paladin. They can be changed at any time, but with only one aura active at a time. Since Shadowlands, all paladin specializations once again have access to auras, among them [Devotion Aura], [Retribution Aura], [Concentration Aura], and [Crusader Aura].

Healing

All paladin specializations have access to spells like [Flash of Light], or [Lay on Hands] to instantly heal themselves or an ally for the paladin's maximum health, and [Redemption] to resurrect an ally back from death. Holy Paladins also have [Absolution] to resurrect all dead allies, and [Cleanse] to remove all poison, disease, and magic effects from them or an ally.

Crowd control

Paladins have regular access to spell interruption through [Rebuke] and [Hammer of Justice], as well as talents including [Repentance] and [Blinding Light].

Stats

Paladin stats vary by role. Secondary stats can be optionally obtained after primary stats have been met.

Holy Protection Retribution
Stat priority
  1. Intellect
  2. Mastery
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Versatility
  5. Leech
  6. Haste
  7. Avoidance
  1. Armor
  2. Leech
  3. Avoidance
  4. Versatility
  5. Mastery
  6. Haste
  7. Critical Strike
  8. Stamina
  9. Strength
  1. Haste
  2. Strength
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Versatility
  5. Mastery
  6. Leech
  7. Avoidance

In the RPG

Icon-RPG.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

A paladin must be good and will lose all Light-given abilities if he ever willingly commits an evil act. Additionally, the paladin's code requires that he respect legitimate authority, act with honor (not lying, not cheating, not using poison and so forth), help those in need (provided they do not use their help for evil or chaotic ends), and punish those who harm or threaten innocents. While he may adventure with others from different organizations, a paladin will never knowingly associate with evil persons, nor will he continue an association with someone who consistently offends his moral code. A paladin may accept only henchmen, followers or cohorts whose intentions are good. A paladin who violates this code, becomes an ex-paladin, and loses all Light-given abilities until he atones for his violations.[21][22]

Trivia

  • Any paladin will tell you that the brunt of their power comes from the shoulders. The bigger the better.[23]
  • Their description during the Warcraft III alpha was as such: "The noble warriors of humanity employ both a strong military and powerful magics in the defense of their kingdoms. Bestowed with the ancient arms and armor of their forefathers, they wander from town to town righting the wrongs of society. Although the Alliance has all but fallen apart, these valiant warriors have once again taken up steel against the enemies of humanity."[24]
  • Some paladins are known to change their name after being knighted, with the example of Davil Crokford who became known as Davil Lightfire.
  • Several paladins are depicted with golden eyes glowing with the Light, such as the Paladin and Turalyon units in Warcraft II, also seen with the paladin on the Divine Favor TCG Card. All Lightforged draenei have Light-infused eyes even though they are not all paladins. Since Battle for Azeroth, golden eyes are also an option for blood elves. Lady Liadrin and her paladins have them.
  • According to Chris Metzen, the "heart and soul" of the Marvel Comics superhero Captain America was particularly influential in developing the "true vibe" of Warcraft paladins.[25] The Protection ability [Avenger's Shield][25] and the talent [First Avenger] are explicit references to Captain America and his famous shield.
  • Seals were self-buffs, permanent until changed, turned off or the Paladin switches specialization, which boost the power of the Paladin's melee attacks. Effectively, they added a weapon proc to their melee strikes. Previously, Paladins could unleash these seals upon an enemy using [Judgment], causing holy damage and causing an effect depending on which seal was used. The Paladin needed to have a Seal active to use Judgment.
  • In Hearthstone: Rastakhan's Rumble's Rumble Run the player character is Rikkar a jungle troll who can be a paladin. A New Challenger... is a collectable card that also has what could be a jungle troll paladin.
  • In Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows Commander Rhyssa appears to be a gnome paladin, even sporting a unique mechanostrider mount.
  • Lightfang Enforcer is a worgen paladin in Hearthstone Battlegrounds.[26]

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Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now begins with plate armor at level 1 instead of mail armor.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28):
    • Paladins can now store up to 5 Holy Power at a time at higher levels, but still can only use up to 3 on each Holy Power spender.
    • Auras have been removed from the game.
    • Seals now works as "stances" instead of being a timed buff, which makes them persist through death.
    • Relics have been removed from the game.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12):
    • Paladins now have a new resource, Holy Power, which works similarly to combo points.
    • Greater Blessings have been removed. Regular Blessings now have the same mass effect without the need for a reagent.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): All Auras now affect all party and raid members within the area of effect.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): With the introduction of the blood elves, paladins are now playable by both the Alliance and the Horde.

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