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For paladin abilities and talents on Classic servers, see Paladin abilities (Classic).

Paladin abilities are abilities that paladins use. Most abilities are shared between all specializations, while some are only specific to one (or two) specializations.


All paladins automatically learn the following spells at the specified level, regardless of specialization.

Ability Level
Spell holy crusaderstrike [Crusader Strike] 1
Ability paladin shieldofvengeance [Shield of the Righteous] 2
Spell holy righteousfury [Judgment] 3
Spell holy flashheal [Flash of Light] 4
Spell holy sealofmight [Hammer of Justice] 5
Spell holy innerfire [Consecration] 6
Inv helmet 96 [Word of Glory] 7
Spell holy righteousfury [Judgment] Rank 2 8
Spell holy unyieldingfaith [Hand of Reckoning] 9
Spell holy divineshield [Divine Shield] 10/B Paladin [1-10] A Paladin's Service
Spell holy senseundead [Sense Undead] 10
Spell holy resurrection [Redemption] 13
Ability paladin intercession [Intercession] 19


The three paladin specializations are Holy (healing), Protection (tanking) and Retribution (melee DPS).

For a summary of the character and strengths of each spec, see Paladin specializations.


Talents become available at level 10. They can be changed at any time outside of combat, except during a PvP match or Mythic+ dungeon. A talented ability cannot be changed while it is on cooldown.

Row 5 is locked until 8 points are spent, and row 8 is locked until 20 points are spent.

Class talents[]

Tier Talent Ranks Requirement
1 Spell holy layonhands [Lay on Hands] 1 Automatic for Holy/Protection
Spell holy sealofvalor [Blessing of Freedom] 1 Automatic for Holy/Retribution
Spell paladin hammerofwrath [Hammer of Wrath] 1 Automatic for Retribution
2 Spell holy purify [Improved Cleanse] 1 Lay on Hands (Holy only)
Spell holy renew [Cleanse Toxins] 1 Lay on Hands (Protection/Retribution only)
Spell holy devotionaura [Auras of the Resolute] 1 Lay on Hands OR Blessing of Freedom (Automatic for Holy/Protection)
Ability paladin speedoflight [Obduracy] 1 Blessing of Freedom
Spell holy crusade [Auras of Swift Vengeance] 1 Blessing of Freedom OR Hammer of Wrath (Automatic for Retribution)
Ability paladin turnevil [Turn Evil] 1 Hammer of Wrath
3 Spell holy fistofjustice [Fist of Justice] 2 Lay on Hands OR Improved Cleanse OR Cleanse Toxins OR Auras of the Resolute
Ability paladin divinesteed [Divine Steed] 1 Auras of the Resolute OR Obduracy OR Auras of Swift Vengeance
Spell holy righteousfury [Greater Judgment] 1 Hammer of Wrath OR Auras of Swift Vengeance OR Turn Evil
4 Spell holy prayerofhealing [Repentance]/
Ability paladin blindinglight [Blinding Light]
1 Improved Cleanse OR Cleanse Toxins OR Fist of Justice
Ability paladin divinesteed [Cavalier] 1 Divine Steed
Spell nature swiftness [Seasoned Warhorse] 1 Divine Steed
Spell holy rebuke [Rebuke] 1 Greater Judgment
5 Ability paladin touchedbylight [Holy Aegis] 2 Fist of Justice OR Repentance/Blinding Light OR Cavalier
Spell holy avenginewrath [Avenging Wrath] 1 Divine Steed OR Cavalier OR Seasoned Warhorse
Ability paladin empoweredsealsrighteous [Justification] 1 Greater Judgment OR Seasoned Warhorse OR Rebuke
Spell holy rebuke [Punishment] 1 Rebuke
6 Ability priest cascade [Golden Path] 1 Repentance/Blinding Light OR Holy Aegis
Achievement dungeon heroic gloryoftheraider [Echoing Blessings] 1 Holy Aegis (Holy only)
Spell holy sealofsacrifice [Blessing of Sacrifice] 1 Holy Aegis OR Avenging Wrath
Inv chest plate raidpaladin s 01 [Sanctified Plates] 2 Avenging Wrath
Spell holy sealofprotection [Blessing of Protection] 1 Avenging Wrath OR Justification
Spell holy sealofvalor [Unbound Freedom] 1 Justification (Protection/Retribution only)
Spell holy circleofrenewal [Lightforged Blessing] 1 Justification OR Punishment
7 Spell holy greaterblessingofsalvation [Seal of Mercy] 1 Golden Path
Spell holy aspiration [Afterimage] 1 Golden Path OR Blessing of Sacrifice (Holy/Protection only)
Spell holy aspiration [Afterimage]/
Ability paladin infusionoflight [Healing Hands]
1 Golden Path OR Echoing Blessings OR Blessing of Sacrifice (Retribution only)
Spell holy sealofsacrifice [Sacrifice of the Just]/
Ability racial foregedinflames [Recompense]
1 Blessing of Sacrifice
Spell holy holyguidance [Unbreakable Spirit] 1 Blessing of Sacrifice OR Sanctified Plates OR Blessing of Protection
Spell holy sealofprotection [Improved Blessing of Protection] 1 Blessing of Protection
Inv sword 07 [Crusader's Reprieve] 1 Blessing of Protection OR Unbound Freedom OR Lightforged Blessing
8 Spell holy eyeforaneye [Strength of Conviction] 2 Seal of Mercy OR Afterimage/Healing Hands
Spell holy divineprovidence [Judgment of Light] 1 Afterimage/Healing Hands OR Sacrifice of the Just/Recompense
Spell holy sealofwrath [Seal of Might] 2 Sacrifice of the Just/Recompense OR Unbreakable Spirit
Spell holy divinepurpose [Divine Purpose] 1 Unbreakable Spirit
Spell holy sealofvengeance [Seal of Alacrity] 2 Unbreakable Spirit OR Improved Blessing of Protection
Inv summerfest firespirit [Incandescence]/
Achievment raid houroftwilight [Touch of Light]
1 Improved Blessing of Protection OR Crusader's Reprieve
Inv shield 1h newplayer a 01 [Faith's Armor] 1 Lightforged Blessing OR Crusader's Reprieve
9 Spell paladin lightofdawn [Of Dusk and Dawn] 1 Strength of Conviction OR Judgment of Light OR Seal of Might
Ability bastion paladin [Divine Toll] 1 Seal of Might OR Divine Purpose OR Seal of Alacrity
Spell holy holysmite [Seal of the Crusader] 2 Seal of Alacrity OR Incandescence/Touch of Light OR Faith's Armor
10 Spell holy sealofwisdom [Seal of Order]/
Spell shadow sealofkings [Fading Light]
1 Of Dusk and Dawn
Ability mount goatmountwhite [Divine Resonance]/
Spell holy pureofheart [Quickened Invocation]
1 Divine Toll
Ability paladin speedoflight [Vanguard's Momentum] 1 Seal of the Crusader (Holy only)
Ability paladin conviction [Zealot's Paragon] 1 Seal of the Crusader (Protection only)
Spell paladin hammerofwrath [Vengeful Wrath] 1 Seal of the Crusader (Retribution only)

Specialization talents[]

PvP talents[]

PvP talents become available at level 20. Up to 3 PvP talents may be active at any given time (with additional slots becoming available at levels 30 and 40).

These talents are active in the open world with War Mode turned on, as well as during instanced PvP. They have no effect in dungeons and raids.


Glyphs are items that can change a spell or ability's visual appearance. Most glyphs are crafted by scribes, are color-coded by class, and can be applied as early as level 11. They can be removed at any time outside of combat using Inv misc dust 02 [Vanishing Powder].

Glyph Used on
Inv glyph minorpaladin [Glyph of Fire From the Heavens] Spell holy righteousfury [Judgment]
Inv glyph minorpaladin [Glyph of Pillar of Light] Spell holy searinglight [Holy Shock]
Inv glyph minorpaladin [Glyph of the Luminous Charger] Spell holy crusaderaura [Crusader Aura]
Inv glyph minorpaladin [Glyph of the Queen] Spell holy heroism [Guardian of Ancient Kings]
Inv glyph minorpaladin [Glyph of the Trusted Steed] Ability paladin divinesteed [Divine Steed]
Inv glyph minorpaladin [Glyph of Winged Vengeance] Spell holy avenginewrath [Avenging Wrath]
Inv misc rope 01 yellowblue [Golden Charger's Bridle] Ability paladin divinesteed [Divine Steed]
Inv misc rope 01 purpleblue [Valorous Charger's Bridle] Ability paladin divinesteed [Divine Steed]
Inv misc rope 01 yellowred [Vengeful Charger's Bridle] Ability paladin divinesteed [Divine Steed]
Inv misc rope 01 bluepurple [Vigilant Charger's Bridle] Ability paladin divinesteed [Divine Steed]

See also[]