Paladin abilities

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

Class

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

Ability Level
[Crusader Strike] 1
[Judgment] 3
[Hammer of Justice] 5
[Flash of Light] 8
[Hand of Reckoning] 13
[Redemption] 14
[Divine Shield] 18
[Lay on Hands] 22
[Shield of Vengeance] 24
[Divine Steed] 28
[Rebuke] 36
[Heart of the Crusader] 40
[Blessing of Protection] 48
[Blessing of Freedom] 52
[Avenging Wrath] 72

Specializations

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

Talents become available at level 15, with a new tier unlocked every 15 levels. Only one talent can be chosen from each tier.

Paladin talents
Level Choices
15 Holy [Bestow Faith] [Light's Hammer] [Crusader's Might]
Protection [Holy Shield] [Blessed Hammer] [Consecrated Hammer]
Retribution [Final Verdict] [Execution Sentence] [Consecration]
30 Holy [Cavalier] [Unbreakable Spirit] [Rule of Law]
Protection [First Avenger] [Bastion of Light] [Crusader's Judgment]
Retribution [The Fires of Justice] [Zeal] [Greater Judgment]
45 [Fist of Justice] [Repentance] [Blinding Light]
60 Holy [Devotion Aura] [Aura of Sacrifice] [Aura of Mercy]
Protection [Blessing of Spellwarding] [Cavalier] [Retribution Aura]
Retribution [Virtue's Blade] [Blade of Wrath] [Divine Hammer]
75 Holy [Divine Purpose] [Holy Avenger] [Holy Prism]
Protection [Hand of the Protector] [Knight Templar] [Final Stand]
Retribution [Justicar's Vengeance] [Eye for an Eye] [Word of Glory]
90 Holy [Fervent Martyr] [Sanctified Wrath] [Judgment of Light]
Protection [Aegis of Light] [Judgment of Light] [Consecrated Ground]
Retribution [Divine Intervention] [Cavalier] [Seal of Light]
100 Holy [Beacon of Faith] [Beacon of the Lightbringer] [Beacon of Virtue]
Protection [Righteous Protector] [Seraphim] [Last Defender]
Retribution [Divine Purpose] [Crusade] [Holy Wrath]

Honor talents

Honor talents become available at level 110. Only one honor talent can be chosen from each tier.

They can be swapped out any time outside of combat, in rested areas, or during the beginning of a PvP match. Other situations require the use of  [Tome of the Tranquil Mind].

Holy
Rank Choice Rank Choice Rank Choice
1 [Gladiator's Medallion] 13 [Adaptation] 31 [Relentless]
2 [Defender of the Weak] 16 [Vim and Vigor] 34 [Divine Favor]
4 [Divine Vision] 19 [Unbound Freedom] 37 [Cleanse the Weak]
6 [Holy Ritual] 22 [Pure of Heart] 40 [Light's Grace]
8 [Avenging Light] 25 [Ultimate Sacrifice] 43 [Darkest before the Dawn]
10 [Spreading the Word] 28 [Blessed Hands] 46 [Avenging Crusader]
Protection
Rank Choice Rank Choice Rank Choice
1 [Gladiator's Medallion] 13 [Adaptation] 31 [Relentless]
2 [Relentless Assault] 16 [Inquisition] 34 [Softened Blows]
4 [Shield of Virtue] 19 [Unbound Freedom] 37 [Warrior of Light]
6 [Holy Ritual] 22 [Pure of Heart] 40 [Luminescence]
8 [Hallowed Ground] 25 [Guarded by the Light] 43 [Sacred Duty]
10 [Judgments of the Pure] 28 [Steed of Glory] 46 [Guardian of the Forgotten Queen]
Retribution
Rank Choice Rank Choice Rank Choice
1 [Gladiator's Medallion] 13 [Adaptation] 31 [Relentless]
2 [Hardiness] 16 [Reinforced Armor] 34 [Sparring]
4 [Jurisdiction] 19 [Unbound Freedom] 37 [Law and Order]
6 [Holy Ritual] 22 [Pure of Heart] 40 [Luminescence]
8 [Vengeance Aura] 25 [Blessing of Sanctuary] 43 [Seraphim's Blessing]
10 [Lawbringer] 28 [Divine Punisher] 46 [Hammer of Reckoning]

Glyphs

Glyphs are spell and ability enhancements that add cosmetic effects or minor enhancements, created by scribes. Glyphs are color-coded to the class for which they are meant.

Glyphs can be removed any time outside of combat using  [Vanishing Powder] and can be used from level 25.

See also