Shield of the Righteous
Ability paladin shieldofvengeance.png
  • Shield of the Righteous
  • Level 2 paladin ability
  • Melee range
  • 3 Holy Power
  • Instant
  • Requires Shields
  • Slams enemies in front of you with your shield, causing (42.5% of Attack power) Holy damage, and increasing your Armor by

    Holy Holy:
    (1.7 * Intellect)

    Protection Protection, Retribution Retribution:
    (1.7 * Strength)

    for 4.5 sec.
Usable by
Class Paladin
School Holy
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level learned 2
Improvements [Consecration], [Consecrated Hammer], [Warrior of Light], [Righteous Crusader]
Related buff
Ability paladin shieldofvengeance.png
  • Shield of the Righteous
  • Armor increased by X.
  • Duration: 4.5 seconds

In the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game.

Shield of the Righteous is a paladin ability, available at level 2. The paladin slams the target with their shield, dealing damage and increasing armor 4.5 sec.


Patches and hotfixes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now available to all specializations, cooldown and charges removed, now costs Holy Power.
  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13): Shield of the Righteous can only be extended to a maximum of three times its base duration.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-09-16): (Hotfix in testing; to be applied with next weekly maintenance) Most abilities used by Tank specializations have had their damage reduced by 10%.
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-01): Shield of the Righteous is now available at level 24.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Redesigned.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.2 (2015-09-01): Tooltip updated to reflect 2015-07-20 hotfix.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-07-20): Bastion of Glory now increases the healing received from Word of Glory by 8% per stack (up from 6%).
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-01-06): Shield of the Righteous should no longer incorrectly provide a greater than intended reduction to physical damage taken after refreshing the ability.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-11-25): Now reduces physical damage taken by 25% (up from 20%).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Now reduces physical damage taken by 20% (down from 25%).
    • Bastion of Glory no longer affects the periodic healing of [Eternal Flame]. It still affects the direct healing portion of the ability.
    • Bastion of Glory now increases Word of Glory's healing by 6% per stack (down from 10% per stack).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Will now apply [Selfless Healer]'s bonus to healing to the casting Paladin as well as other targets and consume all stacks of Bastion of Glory in the process.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.3.0 (2013-05-21): Now reduces physical damage taken by 25%, down from 30%.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now requires 3 Holy Power and has a 1.5 sec cooldown. Reduces damage taken by 30% for 3 sec.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Contribution of attack power halved (now 60% with full Holy Power) and base damage brought up so that a level 85 paladin in Heroic dungeon gear deals the same damage with no Vengeance, but Vengeance has less impact.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Renamed from [Shield of Righteousness], functionality changed.

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