Hammer of the Righteous

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Hammer of the Righteous
Ability paladin hammeroftherighteous.png
  • Hammer of the Righteous
  • Level 10 Protection paladin ability
  • Melee range
  • 4.5 sec recharge
  • Instant cast
  • Requires One-Handed Melee Weapon
  • Requires
  • Hammers the current target for (112% of weapon damage) Physical damage.

    While you are standing in your Consecration, Hammer of the Righteous also causes a wave of light that hits all other targets within 8 yds for (67% of weapon damage) Holy damage.
Usable by
Class
Properties
Type

Offensive

School
Recharge

4.5 seconds

Other information
Level learned

10

Improvements
"A hammer, a libram, and the strength of the Light - all necessary, but the hammer is the most fun." [1] - Nimaasus the Implacable

Hammer of the Righteous is a level 10 Protection paladin ability.

Improvements

Tips & tactics

Hammer of the Righteous attacks the paladin's current target with a straight melee physical attack, dealing 112% of weapon damage.

Hammer of the Righteous is one of the two protection paladin abilities able to be used while silenced. The other is [Crusader Strike]. However, these two may not be used while disarmed. Most other protection abilities are usable while disarmed.

Related items

  • Lightsworn Plate (Protection Tier 10) - 2 piece set bonus makes your Hammer of the Righteous ability deal 20% increased damage.
  • Liadrin's Plate set (Protection Tier 9) - 2 piece set bonus makes your Hammer of the Righteous ability deal 5% increased damage.
  • Turalyon's Plate set (Protection Tier 9) - 2 piece set bonus makes your Hammer of the Righteous ability deal 5% increased damage.
  • Redemption Plate (Protection Tier 7) - 2 piece set bonus makes your Hammer of the Righteous ability deal 10% increased damage.

Patches and hotfixes

  • 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%."
  • Hotfix (2016-09-13): "Hammer of the Righteous will no longer show its impact visual on dead targets."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): No longer hits multiple enemies but deals 200% more damage to the primary target. Mana cost removed and no longer classified as a Holy spell.
  • Hotfix (2015-07-21): "Fixed an issue that caused Hammer of the Righteous to often hit the primary target twice instead of damaging one of the secondary targets."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): No longer applies the Weakened Blows effect.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a specialization ability for Retribution in addition to Protection. Main target weapon damage reduced from 30% to 20%. Can now be used with two-handed weapons.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.2.0 (2011-06-28): Mana cost has been lowered to 10%, down from 12% to match Crusader Strike.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Cooldown reduced from 6 seconds to 3 seconds, now hits target for physical damage and all nearby enemies (including target) for holy damage, and gives 1 Holy Power.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): Tooltip corrected to indicate it does 4 times weapon DPS instead of 3.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.

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