- Author: Kurathis
- Date: May 4, 2021
- Expansion: TBC Classic
Holy Paladins are undeniably the strongest single-target healers in the entire expansion. We’re the ones that often get called upon to heal our main-tank, while other healers cover the group healing. In this guide we will explore everything you need to know to get you prepared to start healing in raids and heroics!
Human: While Humans are the best race for Protection Paladins, it’s not necessarily that easy for healers since the only racial that benefits us would be The Human Spirit. Like all stats, Spirit is beneficial in its own right. However, the regeneration that it brings starts outside combat, rather than during it.
Dwarf: Dwarves have Stoneform, which doesn’t benefit us that much. It’s an increase in armor and immunity to bleeds, disease and poison effects. However, as a Paladin we are able to clear all of those and being immune to all incoming damage for up to 12 seconds using Divine Shield.
Draenei: Draenei are given a free heal, Gift of the Naaru, that scales with your level. At level 70, it heals for over 1,000 over 15 seconds on a 3-minute cooldown. This works out to be roughly 200+ healed every 3 seconds. Draenei Paladins are also given Heroic Presence, which not only increases their hit chance, but also everyone in their party.
Blood Elf: While Blood Elves are your only choice for Paladins if you wish to play on the Horde, Blood Elves do carry a few bonuses. The first of which is that they have increased intellect and thus more mana. The other bonus that Blood Elves bring is Mana Tap and Arcane Torrent.
Be sure to check out our TBC Classic Professions Guide to make sure you’re prepared for the journey to reaching maximum rank in your chosen professions!
- Enchanting: While Enchanting can be a major money-maker by providing enchants for players, it’s also incredibly beneficial since you get two unique enchants on your equipment. Enchanters are able to enchant their rings with Enchant Ring – Healing Power for some extra healing!
- Alchemy: By selecting Alchemy, players are able to craft their own consumables such as flasks, potions and elixirs. The other reason why Alchemy may appeal to players is that in Phase 5 we can craft Redeemer’s Alchemist Stone. However, it should be noted that with the release of Phase 5, we’ll have access to Memento of Tyrande and Glimmering Naaru Silver. Both of which are superior to Redeemer’s Alchemist Stone.
- Tailoring: Being able to craft your own BiS gear is always an advantage. Some of this gear is the Primal Mooncloth Set and Whitemend Wisdom Set.
- Leatherworking: Leatherworking is beneficial for items such as Drums of Battle and Drums of Restoration. However, as confirmed on Beta, there is a 2-minute debuff for players that benefited from these items called Tinnitus.
- Blacksmithing: Unfortunately, as a Holy Paladin, Blacksmithing doesn’t provide the most benefit.
- Engineering: With the release of future phases, we will be able to craft powerful items such as Justicebringer 2000 Specs and Justicebringer 300 Specs.
- Jewelcrafting: Similar to the idea of Enchanting, Jewelcrafting lets players craft unique items that only they can use. The biggest gem we’d be looking for is Kailee’s Rose.
- Gathering Professions: Because we’re recommending Enchanting and Tailoring, two professions that don’t require a gathering profession in order to maintain, we do not recommend sacrificing either of those two professions for a gathering profession.