Inquisition (paladin ability)
- For the paladin honor talent, see . For lore about inquisitions, see Inquisitor (occupation).
Inquisition is a level 100 Retribution paladin talent.
- It is similar to by the fact that both spells increase the paladin's damage for a few seconds. However, there are important differences between them which heavily differs their usage.
- Inquisition only increases damage. Avenging Wrath increases both damage and healing.
- Inquisition has, in contrast to Avenging Wrath, no cooldown. This is possibly the largest difference between them, allowing Inquisition to be active at all times. This makes it similar to a rogue's or a druid's , being intended to generate a constant buff which increases the paladin's damage. To Retribution-paladins, Avenging Wrath may be considered a long-cooldown extension of this, similar to the mage's .
- The level 81-spell for paladins in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm was originally planned to be Blinding Shield, but was replaced with Inquisition before patch 4.0.1 went live.
- Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Re-added as talent. Increases damage and Haste by 8%, and last for 15 seconds per Holy Power (was 30% Holy damage and 10% critical strike, lasting for 20 seconds per Holy Power).
- Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Removed.
- Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Now lasts 20 seconds per charge of Holy Power consumed, up from 10 seconds.
- Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): It is no longer possible to refresh Inquisition to a lower duration.
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now a Retribution specialization ability. Now increases critical strike chance by 10%.
- Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Inquisition is no longer dispellable.
- Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.