3v3 Holy Paladin

Holy Paladin
Season 3
50 characters
2531 - 2771

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 Montage 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
    Montage
    Illidan (US)
    459 ilvl
    2771
  2. 2
    Montageyo
    Illidan (US)
    459 ilvl
    2762
  3. 3
    Montagego
    Illidan (US)
    460 ilvl
    2750
  4. 4
    Théboss
    Ravencrest (EU)
    457 ilvl
    2740
  5. 5
    Reeceboss
    Ravencrest (EU)
    459 ilvl
    2724

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
+2619
24% Critical Strike
+1368
12% Haste
+4473
55% Mastery
+5364
26% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Mastery
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Haste
Minor Stats
+42
1% Avoidance
+16
0% Leech
+502
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
    16
  2. Dark Iron Dwarf
    12
  3. Dwarf
    10
  4. Blood Elf
    4
  5. Tauren
    4

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
21
Auras of the Resolute
50
Obduracy
9
Auras of Swift Vengeance
0
Turn Evil
0
Fist of Justice
49
Divine Steed
50
Greater Judgment
49
Repentance
35
Cavalier
50
Seasoned Warhorse
35
Rebuke
45
Holy Aegis
50
Avenging Wrath
50
Justification
1
Punishment
0
Golden Path
1
Echoing Blessings
48
Blessing of Sacrifice
50
Sanctified Plates
49
Blessing of Protection
50
Lightforged Blessing
0
Seal of Mercy
0
Afterimage
4
Sacrifice of the Just
50
Unbreakable Spirit
50
Improved Blessing of Protection
41
Crusader's Reprieve
45
Strength of Conviction
0
Judgment of Light
2
Seal of Might
50
Divine Purpose
50
Seal of Alacrity
48
Touch of Light
50
Faith's Armor
4
Of Dusk and Dawn
50
Divine Toll
50
Seal of the Crusader
2
Seal of Order
43
Divine Resonance
38
Vanguard's Momentum
2

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
49
Tirion's Devotion
28
Unending Light
0
Awestruck
50
Divine Favor
25
Glistening Radiance
50
Unwavering Spirit
20
Imbued Infusions
50
Light of the Martyr
0
Blessed Focus
28
Saved by the Light
49
Holy Prism
4
Power of the Silver Hand
7
Light's Protection
50
Overflowing Light
15
Shining Righteousness
8
Divine Revelations
50
Commanding Light
50
Righteous Judgment
0
Breaking Dawn
0
Tower of Radiance
50
Divine Glimpse
50
Untempered Dedication
0
Beacon of Faith
50
Veneration
2
Avenging Wrath: Might
50
Barrier of Faith
37
Maraad's Dying Breath
0
Daybreak
50
Crusader's Might
0
Blessing of Summer
50
Relentless Inquisitor
0
Tyr's Deliverance
50
Rising Sunlight
50
Glorious Dawn
48
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
3
Blessed Hands
50
Divine Vision
40
Cleanse the Weak
2
Hallowed Ground
1
Judgments of the Pure
3
Searing Glare
43
Divine Plea
1
Denounce
7

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
    22
  2. Primal Molten Helm
    18
  3. Battle-Ready Binoculars
    8
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Helm
    1
  5. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Helmet
    1

Neck

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    27
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Pendant
    12
  3. Torc of Passed Time
    10
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Necklace
    1

Shoulders

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Ailettes
    45
  2. Primal Molten Pauldrons
    3
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Pauldrons
    1
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Shoulders
    1

Back

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    24
  2. Hellbloom Cape
    10
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Cloak
    8
  4. Zealous Pyreknight's Banner
    4
  5. Hellbloom Drape
    2

Chest

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Warplate
    24
  2. Primal Molten Breastplate
    22
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Chestplate
    4

Wrist

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Wristguards
    33
  2. set
    Hellbloom Bracers
    8
  3. Primal Molten Vambraces
    5
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Vambraces
    3
  5. Difficult Wrist Protectors
    1

Hands

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets
    50

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
    24
  2. Primal Molten Sabatons
    23
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Stompers
    2
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Plate Warboots
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    45
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    31
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    12
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Band
    10
  5. Verdant Aspirant's Band
    1

Trinkets

  1. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    48
  2. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    21
  3. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Emblem
    19
  4. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity
    9
  5. Blossom of Amirdrassil
    1

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Scepter
    44
  2. Hellbloom Spellblade
    3
  3. Hellbloom Club
    2
  4. Conflux Caller's Baton
    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
    43
  2. Blue Silken Lining
    30
  3. Mettle
    24
  4. Dreamtender'S Charm
    1

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
    3

Back

  1. Homebound Speed
    40
  2. +125 Speed
    5
  3. Graceful Avoidance
    4

Chest

  1. Reserve of Intellect
    50

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed
    42
  2. +200 Avoidance
    6
  3. +125 Speed
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    31

Legs

  1. Temporal Spellthread
    50

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    43
  2. Watcher's Loam
    4
  3. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    1

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery
    43
  2. +82 Critical Strike
    41
  3. +82 Versatility
    15

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    49
  2. Burning Writ
    1

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
    107
  2. Sensei's Neltharite
    103
  3. Zen Neltharite
    41
  4. Radiant Alexstraszite
    39
  5. Zen Malygite
    28