Mythic+ Holy Paladin

Holy Paladin
Season 3
50 characters
3415 - 3760

This guide is dedicated to building a PvE Holy Paladin equipped to prevail in Mythic+ 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 杠开 from World Tree (TW) — currently ranked as the best Holy Paladin in Mythic+.

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
    杠开
    World Tree (TW)
    489 ilvl
    3760
  2. 2
    云辰梦影
    Shadowmoon (TW)
    488 ilvl
    3749
  3. 3
    미대장
    Azshara (KR)
    487 ilvl
    3662
  4. 4
    루세한
    Azshara (KR)
    487 ilvl
    3660
  5. 5
    Боровыч
    Gordunni (EU)
    488 ilvl
    3641

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 Mythic+.

Secondary Stats
+4928
37% Critical Strike
+5147
35% Haste
+1098
27% Mastery
+4469
22% Versatility
  1. Haste
  2. Critical Strike
  3. Versatility
  4. Mastery
Minor Stats
+669
9% Avoidance
+539
4% Leech
+186
4% Speed
  1. Avoidance
  2. Leech
  3. Speed

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 Dwarf currently being the top race for Holy Paladins in Mythic+, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Dwarf
    18
  2. Blood Elf
    16
  3. Human
    5
  4. Dark Iron Dwarf
    3
  5. Draenei
    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
49
Auras of the Resolute
50
Obduracy
28
Auras of Swift Vengeance
3
Turn Evil
30
Fist of Justice
3
Divine Steed
50
Greater Judgment
50
Blinding Light
36
Cavalier
48
Seasoned Warhorse
6
Rebuke
48
Holy Aegis
50
Avenging Wrath
50
Justification
1
Punishment
0
Golden Path
1
Echoing Blessings
48
Blessing of Sacrifice
50
Sanctified Plates
50
Blessing of Protection
50
Lightforged Blessing
0
Seal of Mercy
0
Afterimage
49
Sacrifice of the Just
49
Unbreakable Spirit
50
Improved Blessing of Protection
0
Crusader's Reprieve
50
Strength of Conviction
46
Judgment of Light
4
Seal of Might
50
Divine Purpose
50
Seal of Alacrity
50
Touch of Light
4
Faith's Armor
0
Of Dusk and Dawn
50
Divine Toll
50
Seal of the Crusader
0
Seal of Order
48
Quickened Invocation
49
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
Resplendent Light
32
Tirion's Devotion
15
Unending Light
1
Awestruck
39
Hand of Divinity
46
Glistening Radiance
50
Protection of Tyr
3
Imbued Infusions
50
Light of the Martyr
0
Illumination
49
Saved by the Light
26
Holy Prism
33
Power of the Silver Hand
1
Light's Protection
49
Overflowing Light
24
Shining Righteousness
39
Divine Revelations
46
Commanding Light
50
Righteous Judgment
16
Breaking Dawn
3
Tower of Radiance
43
Divine Glimpse
50
Untempered Dedication
0
Beacon of Faith
41
Veneration
3
Avenging Wrath: Might
49
Reclamation
50
Maraad's Dying Breath
0
Daybreak
50
Crusader's Might
0
Blessing of Summer
49
Relentless Inquisitor
0
Tyr's Deliverance
49
Rising Sunlight
50
Glorious Dawn
27
Awakening
42
Inflorescence of the Sunwell
42
Boundless Salvation
37

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
10
Ultimate Sacrifice
18
Darkest before the Dawn
4
Spreading the Word
11
Blessed Hands
35
Divine Vision
9
Cleanse the Weak
16
Hallowed Ground
11
Judgments of the Pure
10
Searing Glare
7
Divine Plea
3
Denounce
0

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 Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Barbute
    46
  2. Mask of the Unbidden Grim
    3
  3. Soulspun Casque
    1

Neck

  1. Elemental Lariat
    33
  2. Choker of Shielding
    7
  3. Torc of Passed Time
    5
  4. Amulet of Eonar's Chosen
    3
  5. Ouroboreal Necklet
    2

Shoulders

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Ailettes
    48
  2. Dazhak's Desiccated Wingbones
    1
  3. Harp Shell Pauldrons
    1

Back

  1. Cloak of Fading Echoes
    9
  2. Inflammable Drapeleaf
    9
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    9
  4. Shadowfeather Shawl
    8
  5. Zealous Pyreknight's Banner
    8

Chest

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Warplate
    49
  2. Etheldrin's Breastplate
    1

Wrist

  1. Allied Wristguard of Companionship
    39
  2. Zealous Commander's Cuffs
    3
  3. Agonizing Manacles
    2
  4. Primal Molten Vambraces
    2
  5. Shadowshroud Vambraces
    2

Hands

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Jeweled Gauntlets
    21
  2. Eldermoss Gauntlets
    10
  3. Displaced Trooper's Gauntlets
    9
  4. Primal Molten Gauntlets
    5
  5. Risen Lord's Oversized Gauntlets
    5

Waist

  1. Phlegethic Girdle
    12
  2. Unwinding Eon Girdle
    11
  3. Zealous Pyreknight's Emblem
    9
  4. Primal Molten Greatbelt
    7
  5. Girdle of Burgeoning Apathy
    6

Legs

  1. set
    Zealous Pyreknight's Cuisses
    48
  2. Frostfire Legguards of Preparation
    1
  3. Seared Ironwood Greaves
    1

Feet

  1. Lavaforged Sollerets
    14
  2. Goldsteel Sabatons
    12
  3. Insurgent Flame Warboots
    5
  4. Marbled Oathstone Greatboots
    5
  5. Fused Obsidian Sabatons
    4

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    33
  2. Band of Callous Dominance
    13
  3. Signet of the Last Elder
    13
  4. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    12
  5. set
    Lord Waycrest's Signet
    11

Trinkets

  1. Fyrakk's Tainted Rageheart
    34
  2. Coagulated Genesaur Blood
    14
  3. Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge
    12
  4. Blossom of Amirdrassil
    8
  5. Belor'relos, the Suncaller
    7

Main Hand

  1. Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno
    18
  2. Obsidian Seared Hexsword
    13
  3. Conflux Caller's Baton
    9
  4. Larodar's Moonblade
    7
  5. Hoof of Yalnu
    2

Off Hand

  1. Defender of the Ancient
    26
  2. Primal Molten Defender
    9
  3. Verdant Matrix Beacon
    7
  4. Desiccated Husk Shield
    3
  5. Murozond's Timeless Scale
    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 Mythic+.

  1. Allied Wristgaurds Of Companionship
    39
  2. Elemental Lariat
    33
  3. Roiling Shadowflame
    13
  4. Choker Of Shielding
    7
  5. Verdant Tether
    3

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 Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    49

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance
    37
  2. Regenerative Leech
    11
  3. +125 Avoidance
    2

Chest

  1. Waking Stats
    39
  2. Reserve of Intellect
    10

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance
    40
  2. +200 Leech
    9
  3. +125 Avoidance
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    48

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread
    30
  2. Temporal Spellthread
    20

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam
    39
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    11

Rings

  1. +82 Critical Strike
    42
  2. +82 Haste
    31
  3. +82 Versatility
    27

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    42
  2. Dreaming Devotion
    8

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 Mythic+.

  1. Radiant Alexstraszite
    96
  2. Radiant Malygite
    51
  3. Crafty Alexstraszite
    45
  4. Energized Malygite
    42
  5. Energized Ysemerald
    33