Paladin build samples
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PvE Healing Builds
PvE Core Holy Paladin Build (51/0/0)
|Purpose||Starting Build For Any Holy Paladin|
Almost all PvE Holy builds have a 51 point set of core holy talents, the only room for flexability in the distribution of talents is whether you decide to finish putting points on or use that spare talent point in one of the other trees.
The remaining 20 points are spent then spent on either a Retribution Subspec (going for increased critical hit) or a Protection Subspec (going for increased raid survivability). Both are very suitable raiding specs; however a Retri Subspec is easier for those who are new or are still leveling up holy paladins compared to the Prot Subspec. This is because the full benefits of a Prot Subspec is only unleashed during raids.
Of a small note, the empty major glyph slot is depentant on whether your main spell is () or (). Most paladins will however get regardless. What goes into the empty minor glyph slot however is up to your own personal opinions: , and are all possible choices.
Core Tanking Spec (0/53/6)
- Buffs and utility. Fill out the second tier of Retribution for decent raid utility. is very good for tanking trash. lets you run out of the fire and chase down adds more quickly. is an essential debuff if you don't have a warrior doing or a feral druid doing .
- Threat. and are straight threat boosts (SotP is better, point-for-point).
- Survival. is a slight boost to your healers. and can be marginally useful, particularly in heroics.
Ret PvP (1/19/51)
|Purpose||2v2 arena (damage + support)|
Main buffs: Blessing of Might, Seal of Righteousness, Righteous Fury, Retribution Aura. May need changes depending on situation.
Retribution PvE (11/5/55)
With this build you're going to want / as your single-target DPS seal. Seal of Command is used for AoE. With Retribution Paladin DPS, the order in which you use your abilities is less of a "rotation" as it is "spell x > spell y > spell z."