3v3 Holy Paladin

Holy Paladin
Season 3
50 characters
2501 - 2762

This guide is dedicated to building a PvP Holy Paladin equipped to prevail in 3v3 in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.5. It is based on an analysis of the top 50 characters from Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions, including Montageyo from Illidan (US) — currently ranked as the best Holy Paladin in 3v3.

The guide covers stat priority, the most effective races, widely used talents, the best equipment, as well as the ideal embellishments, enchantments, and gems for a Holy Paladin. To ensure better accuracy, it checks each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type. Updated every 12 hours, it ensures the most current and effective builds are always at your fingertips.

Top Holy Paladins

  1. 1
    Montageyo
    Illidan (US)
    459 ilvl
    2762
  2. 2
    Chadboss
    Stormscale (EU)
    457 ilvl
    2749
  3. 3
    Mtge
    Illidan (US)
    456 ilvl
    2742
  4. 4
    Théboss
    Ravencrest (EU)
    459 ilvl
    2740
  5. 5
    Toonahz
    Area 52 (US)
    458 ilvl
    2736

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Holy Paladin Secondary and Minor stats for 3v3.

Secondary Stats
+2804
25% Critical Strike
+1309
12% Haste
+4593
56% Mastery
+5247
26% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Mastery
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Haste
Minor Stats
+31
0% Avoidance
+11
0% Leech
+537
10% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Avoidance
  3. Leech

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Human currently being the top race for Holy Paladins in 3v3, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Human
    15
  2. Dark Iron Dwarf
    11
  3. Dwarf
    10
  4. Blood Elf
    7
  5. Tauren
    3

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Paladin specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Paladin class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Paladin's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Lay on Hands
50
Blessing of Freedom
50
Hammer of Wrath
50
Improved Cleanse
22
Auras of the Resolute
50
Obduracy
9
Auras of Swift Vengeance
0
Turn Evil
0
Fist of Justice
48
Divine Steed
50
Greater Judgment
50
Repentance
35
Cavalier
50
Seasoned Warhorse
39
Rebuke
46
Holy Aegis
50
Avenging Wrath
50
Justification
1
Punishment
0
Golden Path
2
Echoing Blessings
49
Blessing of Sacrifice
50
Sanctified Plates
50
Blessing of Protection
50
Lightforged Blessing
0
Seal of Mercy
0
Afterimage
3
Sacrifice of the Just
50
Unbreakable Spirit
50
Improved Blessing of Protection
43
Crusader's Reprieve
37
Strength of Conviction
0
Judgment of Light
2
Seal of Might
50
Divine Purpose
50
Seal of Alacrity
50
Touch of Light
48
Faith's Armor
7
Of Dusk and Dawn
50
Divine Toll
50
Seal of the Crusader
0
Seal of Order
41
Divine Resonance
44
Vanguard's Momentum
0

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Holy Paladins with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Holy Shock
50
Glimmer of Light
50
Light of Dawn
50
Light's Conviction
50
Aura Mastery
50
Beacon of the Lightbringer
50
Moment of Compassion
48
Tirion's Devotion
25
Unending Light
0
Awestruck
50
Divine Favor
26
Glistening Radiance
50
Unwavering Spirit
23
Imbued Infusions
50
Light of the Martyr
0
Blessed Focus
35
Saved by the Light
49
Holy Prism
4
Power of the Silver Hand
10
Light's Protection
50
Overflowing Light
13
Shining Righteousness
5
Divine Revelations
50
Commanding Light
50
Righteous Judgment
0
Breaking Dawn
1
Tower of Radiance
50
Divine Glimpse
50
Untempered Dedication
0
Beacon of Faith
49
Veneration
0
Avenging Wrath: Might
50
Barrier of Faith
35
Maraad's Dying Breath
0
Daybreak
50
Crusader's Might
0
Blessing of Summer
49
Relentless Inquisitor
0
Tyr's Deliverance
50
Rising Sunlight
50
Glorious Dawn
50
Sanctified Wrath
0
Inflorescence of the Sunwell
50
Boundless Salvation
50

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Holy Paladin's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Avenging Light
0
Ultimate Sacrifice
0
Darkest before the Dawn
0
Spreading the Word
6
Blessed Hands
50
Divine Vision
41
Cleanse the Weak
6
Hallowed Ground
0
Judgments of the Pure
2
Searing Glare
38
Divine Plea
3
Denounce
4

Equipment

Equipment directly determines a character's power level in World of Warcraft. These items are acquired from diverse sources: they can drop in dungeons and raids, be discovered across the world, be crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of equipment significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Holy Paladins in 3v3, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Barbute
    30
  2. Primal Molten Helm
    15
  3. Battle-Ready Binoculars
    4
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Helm
    1

Neck

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    28
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Pendant
    13
  3. Torc of Passed Time
    9

Shoulders

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Ailettes
    47
  2. Primal Molten Pauldrons
    2
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Shoulders
    1

Back

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    28
  2. Hellbloom Cape
    7
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Cloak
    5
  4. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    5
  5. Hellbloom Drape
    2

Chest

  1. Primal Molten Breastplate
    26
  2. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Warplate
    17
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Chestplate
    7

Wrist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Wristguards
    37
  2. Primal Molten Vambraces
    7
  3. set
    Hellbloom Bracers
    4
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Vambraces
    2

Hands

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets
    48
  2. set
    Hellbloom Gauntlets
    1
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Handguards
    1

Waist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Girdle
    36
  2. Primal Molten Greatbelt
    11
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Greatbelt
    3

Legs

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Cuisses
    50

Feet

  1. Infurious Warboots of Impunity
    25
  2. Primal Molten Sabatons
    23
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Stompers
    2

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    49
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    42
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    8
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Band
    1

Trinkets

  1. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    49
  2. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Emblem
    18
  3. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    17
  4. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    15
  5. Blossom of Amirdrassil
    1

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Scepter
    45
  2. Hellbloom Spellblade
    3
  3. Conflux Caller's Baton
    1
  4. Hellbloom Club
    1

Off Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Bulwark
    47
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Shield
    3

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Holy Paladins in 3v3.

  1. Precognition
    44
  2. Blue Silken Lining
    31
  3. Mettle
    25

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here is a list of the top enchantments for Holy Paladins in 3v3, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    2

Back

  1. Homebound Speed
    44
  2. +125 Speed
    4
  3. Graceful Avoidance
    2

Chest

  1. Reserve of Intellect
    50

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed
    46
  2. +200 Avoidance
    3
  3. +125 Speed
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    35

Legs

  1. Temporal Spellthread
    50

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    42
  2. Watcher's Loam
    7
  3. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery
    48
  2. +82 Critical Strike
    34
  3. +82 Versatility
    18

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    50

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, the following are the top gem choices for Holy Paladins in 3v3.

  1. Sensei's Alexstraszite
    122
  2. Sensei's Neltharite
    114
  3. Zen Neltharite
    46
  4. Zen Malygite
    37
  5. Radiant Alexstraszite
    26