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  • Judgment
  • Level 3 paladin ability
  • 30 yd range
  • 3% of base mana
  • 12 sec cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Holy Holy
    Judges the target, dealing (250% of spell power) Holy damage, and causing the target to take 30% increased damage from your Crusader Strike and Holy Shock for 6 sec.

    Protection Protection
    Judges the target, dealing (250% of spell power) Holy damage, and reducing the remaining cooldown on Shield of the Righteous by 2 sec, or 4 sec on a critical strike.

    Retribution Retribution
    Judges the target and 1 other nearby enemy, dealing (250% of spell power) Holy damage, and causing them to take 12% increased damage taken from your Holy Power spenders for 8 sec.
Usable by



12 seconds

Other information
Level learned



See Improvements section

Related debuff
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  • Judgment
  • Taking 12% increased damage from the Paladin's Holy Power consuming abilities.
  • Duration: 8 seconds

Judgment is a level 3 paladin ranged ability. It deals Holy damage to the target.

The damage increase of Holy Power spenders scales with [Mastery: Divine Judgment].


  • Judgment's cooldown is reduced with Haste.



Honor talents

Artifact traits

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Hotfix (2016-09-14): "Judgment's damage on secondary targets should correctly match its damage on the primary target."
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-08-01): "The tooltip for Judgment no longer incorrectly states that it hits 2 additional targets for paladins without Greater Judgment."
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Redesigned.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2.3 (2015-11-17): Damage has been increased by 8%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-17): "Damage increased by 20%."
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Judgment is now naturally free for Holy paladins, and naturally generates 1 Holy Power for Protection and Retribution paladins.
    • The Retribution version no longer applies the [Physical Vulnerability] effect.
    • Now costs 5% of base mana for all paladin specializations.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10): Judgment for Holy Paladins now costs 12% of base mana to cast (up from 5% of base mana).
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Now costs 5% of base mana.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Renamed from Judgement to Judgment.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.3.0 (2011-11-29): Judgement no longer automatically targets a nearby enemy when the player attempts to activate it without a hostile target selected.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Judgements are now useable while silenced.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Readded, as Replacement for [Judgement of Justice], [Judgement of Light] and [Judgement of Wisdom].
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.1 (2004-11-17): Moved to level 4.

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