- Author: Kurathis
- Date: April 1, 2021
- Expansion: TBC Classic
Single Mob/Boss Spell Rotation
- Seal of Righteousness should be your current seal for immediate threat
- Avenging Wrath before you initiate the pull
- Avenger’s Shield will be your first spell cast at the boss
- As you are closing the gap between you and the boss, Judgement followed by Seal of Vengeance
- Casting Exorcism next if the mob happens to be Undead or Demon
- If not, Holy Shield will be next
- Consecration will be next
- We’ll be repeating 4-7 with the exception of using Judgement with either Seal of Wisdom or Seal of Light and then returning to Seal of Vengeance if either resource (mana or health, respectively) is being depleted
Secondary Single Mob/Boss Spell Rotation
While the above is an effective rotation for tanking single-target pulls, Paladins are gifted with another option for threat generation, more often than not in 25-man raids rather than 10-man raids. Combining Improved Righteous Fury and Greater Blessing of Might will allow each cast cause 133 threat per raid member buffed. So, if you had 5 players of the same class, you could cause 665 threat for the cost of 295 mana on a 1.5 second cooldown (It’s affected by the Global Cooldown) Greater Blessing of Might replaces the Classic WoW standard, Greater Blessing of Kings, since Rank 3 of Greater Blessing of Might is learned at level 70, increasing the threat generated. Greater Blessing of Kings generates 114 threat per raid member buffed.
Area of Effect Rotation
- Seal of Righteousness should be your initial seal for immediate threat
- With the exception of LoS (Line of sight) pulls being started with Avenger’s Shield, we’ll be “body-pulling” (running head first into the pull) most pulls to conserve mana
- Because of the potential number of mobs that will be hitting you, Holy Shield will be our second spell used while closing the gap
- Consecration will be next to start building threat on all mobs
- Judgement is next (If you have melee in the group with some casters, you may wish to mark a skull so that the melee are killing the same mob) followed by a reapplication of Seal of Righteousness
- We’ll be repeating 3-5 throughout the pull
Note: If you feel like it, you can tab-target between mobs and auto-attack them to generate threat more evenly throughout the pull, but it shouldn’t be necessary if you don’t. Also, tab-targeting allows for you to monitor each mob’s threat levels if you have, for example, a Mage who decides to use Arcane Explosion, which can crit on all or just some mobs affected. By tab-targeting mobs, we can see spikes in threat on certain mobs and use Judgement with Seal of Righteousness to build enough of a threat cushion that all is well!
Note: Judging Seal of the Crusader CAN provide an increase to your threat generation, but, unfortunately, outside of Consecration’s damage, it’s not guaranteed, so I would recommend only judging Seal of the Crusader once you have established a large enough threat cushion that forgoing judging Judgement of Righteousness or judging Seal of Vengeance won’t put you and your DPS in close proximity for threat, and you don’t need mana or health regeneration.
Also, new with The Burning Crusade Classic, Paladins receive Spiritual Attunement (Rank 1 at level 18, and Rank 2 at level 66) which allows us to receive 8% and 10%, respectively, of every heal we receive in mana, as long as it is not “over-healing.” For example, if we were healed for 100, we would receive either 8 with Rank 1, and 10 with Rank 2.