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Sneak Peek: World of Warcraft's Wrath of the Lich King Protection Paladin Talents

by: Finn Orfano ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/18/2012 • Leave a comment

A look at the Protection paladin talents in World of Warcraft's Wrath of the Lich King expansion

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    Protection Paladin Talents

    Anticipation: This spell has five ranks, where it will increase your chance to dodge by 1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, or 5% (depending on rank).

    Divine Strength: This spell has five ranks, where it will increase your total strength by 3%, 6%, 9%, 12%, or 15% (depending on rank).

    Hammer of the Righteous: This spell will hammer the current target and up to 2 additional targets nearby, causing 100% of weapon damage as holy damage. It will carry a high threat and is instant cast and a 6 second cooldown.

    Guardian's Favor: This skill has two ranks, which will reduce the cooldown of the blessing of protection by 60 seconds or 120 seconds (depending on rank) and increases the duration of your blessing of freedom by 2 seconds or 4 seconds (depending on rank).

    Redoubt: This skill has five ranks, where the damaging melee and ranged attacks against you have a 10% chance to increase your chance to block by 6%, 12%, 18%, 24%, and 30% (depending on rank). It will last five blocks or 10 seconds, whichever comes first.

    Stoicism: This spell has three ranks, where it will reduce the duration of all stun effects by an additional 10%, 20%, or 30% (depending on rank) and reduces the chance that the spells will be dispelled by an additional 10%, 20%, or 30% (depending on rank).

    Toughness: This spell has five ranks, where it will increase your armor value from items by 2%, 4%, 6%, 8%, or 10% (depending on rank).

    Improved Devotion Aura: This spell as three ranks, where it will increase the armor bonus of your devotion aura by 17%, 34%, or 50% (depending on rank) and increases the amount of healing on any target affected by devotion aura by 1%, 2%, or 3% (depending on rank).

    Blessing of King: This will place a blessing on a friendly target and increase their total stats by 10% for ten minutes. Only one blessing can be on them (per paladin) at a time.

    Shield Specialization: This spell has three ranks, where it will increase the amount of damage absorbed by your shield by 10%, 20%, or 30% (depending on rank).

    Improved Hammer of Justice: This spell has three ranks, where it will decrease the cooldown of your hammer of justice spell by 10 seconds, 20 seconds, or 30 seconds (depending on rank).

    Improved Righteous Fury: This spell has three ranks, where it will, when righteous fury is active, reduce all damage taken by 2%, 4%, or 6% (depending on rank).

    Divine Guardian: This spell as two ranks, when Divine Shield is active 15% or 30% (depending on rank) of all damage taken by party or raid members within 30 yards is redirected to the paladin.

    Reckoning: This spell has five ranks, where it will give you a 2%, 4%, 6%, 8%, or 10% (depending on rank) chance after being hit by any damage attack that the next four weapon swings within 8 seconds will generate an additional attack.

    Ardent Defender: This spell as five ranks, where when you have less than 35% health all damage taken is reduced by 6%, 12%, 18%, 24%, or 30% (depending on rank).

    Sacred Duty: This spell as two ranks, which increases your total stamina by 3% or 6% (depending on rank), reduces the cooldown of your divine shield spell by 30 seconds or 60 seconds (depending on rank), and reduces the attack speed penalty by 50% or 100% (depending on rank).

    One Handed Weapon Specialization: This spell has five ranks, which increases all the damage you deal when a one handed melee weapon is equipped by 1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, or 5% (depending on rank).

    Blessing of Sanctuary: This places a blessing on the friendly target that reduces damage dealt from all sources by up to 10 for 10 minutes. In addition, when the target blocks a melee attack the attacker will take 14 holy damage. They may have only one blessing on them (per paladin) at a time.

    Spell Warding: This spell has two ranks, which reduce spell damage taken by 2% or 4% (depending on rank).

    Shield of the Templar: This spell has three ranks, which increases the damage and reduces the mana cost of the holy shield, the avenger's shield, and the shield of righteousness spells by 5%, 10%, or 15% (depending on rank).

    Judgements of the Just: This spell has two ranks, which will make your judgement spells also reduce the melee attack speed of the target by 10% or 20% (depending on rank).

    Touched by the Light: this spell has three ranks, which will increase your spell power by an amount equal to 10%, 20% or 30% (depending on rank) of your stamina and increases the amount healed by your critical heals by 10%, 20%, or 30% (depending on rank).

    Avenger's Shield: This will hurl a holy shield at the enemy that will deal 281 to 343 holy damage, will daze them, and will jump to additional nearby enemies. This can affect up to 3 total targets and last 10 seconds.



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