Paladin Runes & Locations – Season of Discovery (SoD)

Paladin Runes & Locations in Season of Discovery (SoD)

Rune Engraving is a new system for Season of Discovery. It allows each class to tailor their gameplay experience by unlocking new unique abilities! In this guide you’ll find all of the runes that are currently available for Paladins in Phase 4 of SoD. You can also see them all in our Season of Discovery Talent Calculator.

Paladin Librams

One important thing to note when collecting Paladin runes is that most of them are learned through librams, which are equipped in your character’s relic slot. You will need to open your character window and activate them from there in order to learn the rune. Each libram has its own requirements that must be met before it can be activated.

Phase 4 Paladin Runes

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Cloak
Slam the target with your shield, causing Holy damage based on your block value. 6 second cooldown.
Cloak
Your Vindication talent now also decreases the targets Attack Power and increases the Paladin’s Strength, Agility and Attack Power by up to 20% for 10 seconds.
Cloak
Your Judgement, Crusader Strike, Divine Storm, and Holy Shock abilities now deal an additional percentage of their damage dealt over 8 seconds.

Paladin Skill Books

In addition to runes, there are also skill books in the game that will teach you new spells. Here are the skill books that are available for Paladins in Season of Discovery.

Skill Book
Spell
Discovery

Phase 3 Paladin Runes

Here are the new runes for Paladins in Phase 3 of Season of Discovery, sorted by the gear slot they can be applied to.

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Bracers
Bracers
Bracers
Helm
Helm
Helm
Helm

Phase 2 Paladin Runes

These runes for Druids were added in Phase 2 of Season of Discovery.

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Belt
Belt
Belt
Boots
Boots
Boots

Enlightened Judgements Rune

Enlightened Judgements is a Paladin Rune for the Belt slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Kill humanoids in Arathi Highlands to loot a Tarnished Prayer Bead I.
  • Kill Boulderfist Ogres in Arathi Highlands to loot a Tarnished Prayer Bead II.
    • Purify this item by casting Divine Shield at or below 10% Health.
  • Kill Witherbark Trolls in Arathi Highlands to loot a Tarnished Prayer Bead III.
  • Bring the three purified Divine Prayer Beads to Brother Atticus in the graveyard at Stromgarde Keep to get your rune.

Guarded by the Light Rune

Guarded by the Light is a Paladin Rune for the Boots slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Loot a skeleton near the south wall of the Ruins of Alterac in Alterac Mountains (39.6, 60.9) to get a Dormant Holy Rune.
  • Use Divine Intervention on a party member and then have them resurrect you to get the rune.

Infusion of Light Rune

Infusion of Light is a Paladin Rune for the Belt slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Speak with the Dalaran Agent at Ariden’s Camp in the northeast of Deadwind Pass (52, 36) to get Ariden’s Sigil.
  • Equip Ariden’s Sigil and look for locations where you get the Dark Presence buff:
    • Arathi Highlands (60, 40)
    • Badlands (58, 54)
    • Deadwind Pass (43, 29)
    • Desolace (65, 25)
    • Duskwood (23, 47)
    • Swamp of Sorrows (69, 28)
    • The Barrens (52, 36)
  • In each of the above locations, use Ariden’s Sigil to summon a Dark Rider, a level 41 elite, and kill it to loot a relic.
  • When you have all seven relics, return to the Dalaran Agent to trade them in for your rune.

Sacred Shield Rune

Sacred Shield is a Paladin Rune for the Boots slot. Here’s how to get it:

Sheath of Light Rune

Sheath of Light is a Paladin Rune for the Belt slot. Here’s how to get it:

The Art of War Rune

The Art of War is a Paladin Rune for the Boots slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Pick up the quest Highway Robbery from an Extinguished Campfire near the Kodo Graveyard in Desolace (47, 54).
  • Speak with Bibbly F’utzbuckle at the northern crossroads in Desolace (63, 39) to progress the quest to On the Lam.
  • Speak with Tokal inside the inn at Booty Bay in Stranglethorn Vale (27, 77) to pick up the quest Cherry for Your Thoughts?.
  • Buy a Cherry Grog from the nearby vendor, Nixxrax Fillamug, and bring it to Tokal to get the quest No Honor Among Thieves.
  • Use the boat on the southern shore of Arathi Highlands near the bridge (53, 91) to travel to the east coast.
  • Speak to Illari Duskfeather and either agree with her (Alliance only) or fight her to get Illari’s Key.
  • Use the key to open the nearby Jewel-Encrusted Box to loot the rune.

Phase 1 Paladin Runes

Here are the Paladin runes that were released with Phase 1 of Season of Discovery. We have detailed walkthroughs for where and how to find each one!

Slot
Rune
Discovery
Chest
Chest
Chest
Chest
Gloves
Gloves
Gloves
Legs
Legs
Legs
Legs
Legs

Starting Locations & Level Requirements

The table below can help you plan your route or simply see if you’ve acquired all of the runes in your current zone. Levels with a single asterisk (*) are runes that have a specific level requirement while those with a double asterisk (**) are our recommendations based on the level of enemies in the area or other factors such as abilities that will make the process easier.

Rune
Starting Locations
Level
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Elwynn Forest
4*
Wow Alliance Crest Loch Modan, Westfall
4*
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Elwynn Forest
6**
Wow Alliance Crest Dun Morogh, Elwynn Forest
8*
Wow Alliance Crest Loch Modan, Westfall
8*
Wow Alliance Crest Ironforge, Stormwind City
10**
Wow Alliance Crest Stormwind City
10**
[Reputation Required]
10**
The Barrens
10**
Duskwood
24*
Redridge Mountains
25**
Wow Alliance Crest Darkshore
25*
* – Required level, such as unable to accept quest or spell requires a certain level to train
** – Recommended level, based upon NPCs needed to kill, zone, etc
.

Aegis Rune

Aegis is a Paladin Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Cast Purify on a Wounded Adventurer in either of these locations:
    • Dun Morogh: near the entrance to Gnomeregan (26, 44)
    • Elwynn Forest: in the back of the spider area of Jasperlode Mine (62, 48)

Avenger’s Shield Rune

Avenger’s Shield is a Paladin Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Locate Dro’zem the Blasphemous, a level 23 elite, at the camp in the southeast corner of Redridge Mountains (77, 70).
  • Kill him to loot the rune.

Beacon of Light Rune

Beacon of Light is a Paladin Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Hand in Waylaid Supplies crates until you reach Friendly reputation with Azeroth Commerce Authority.
  • Purchase the rune from a Supply Officer. Supply Officers can be found near the Auction House in each major city.

Crusader Strike Rune

Crusader Strike is a Paladin Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

Dwarf:

Human:

Divine Sacrifice Rune

Divine Sacrifice is a Paladin Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Visit Grizzby inside the inn at Ratchet in The Barrnes.
  • Purchase a Rune of Sacrifice from him for 3 gold and use it to get the rune.

Divine Storm Rune

Divine Storm is a Paladin Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

Exorcist Rune

Exorcist is a Paladin Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

Hand of Reckoning Rune

Hand of Reckoning is a Paladin Rune for the Gloves slot. Here’s how to get it:

Loch Modan:

  • Enter either of the caves in Stonesplinter Valley in southern Loch Modan and follow the stream of water to the back.
  • Open a Sunken Reliquary at the bottom of the pool (37, 91) to loot a Libram of Justice.
  • Equip the Libram of Justice and kill enemies while they are stunned by your Hammer of Justice.
  • When you’ve done this 10 times, you will become Inspired and can use the Libram of Justice to get the rune.

Westfall:

Horn of Lordaeron Rune

Horn of Lordaeron is a Paladin Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

Loch Modan:

Westfall:

Inspiration Exemplar Rune

Inspiration Exemplar is a Paladin Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Grab a partner of one of the following classes: Druid, Paladin, Priest, or Shaman.
  • Travel to one of these locations and look for a corpse called Adventurer’s Remains:
    • Dun Morogh: The Grizzled Den cave west of Kharanos (43, 49.6)
    • Elwynn Forest: a hill east of Jerod’s Landing (52.2, 84.7)
    • Teldrassil: Oracle Glade in the northwest of the zone (32, 35)
  • Interact with the corpse and select “Begin the ritual” to start a summoning ritual.
  • Have your partner click on the summoning portal to summon an Adventurer’s Spirit. Loot the spirit to get the rune.

Rebuke Rune

Rebuke is a Paladin Rune for the Pants slot. Here’s how to get it:

Ironforge:

  • Speak with Bruuk Barleybeard, the bartender in Bruuk’s Corner in the Military Ward (72, 76) and progress his dialogue.
  • Speak with Bruart, a level 10 dwarf nearby, and defeat him when he turns hostile.
  • Return to Bruuk Barleybeard to get the rune.

Stormwind City:

  • Speak with Liv Bradford, the bartender at the tavern in The Park of Stormwind City (22.5, 64) and progress her dialogue.
  • Speak with Stuart, a level 10 human nearby, and defeat him when he turns hostile.
  • Return to Liv Bradford to get the rune.

Seal of Martyrdom Rune

Seal of Martyrdom is a Paladin Rune for the Chest slot. Here’s how to get it:

  • Talk to Brother Romulus in the Cathedral of Light in Stormwind City.
  • Take the stairs to your left to enter the catacombs and pick up a Charred Note from a shelf.
  • Talk to Ada Gelhardt on the island in the river between Westfall, Darkshore, and Elwynn Forest.
  • Defeat her, then talk to her again to get the rune.

 

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I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since vanilla, usually as a healer or caster and often as a guild leader. I play both retail and classic. I also love RPGs, sandboxes, and sims.
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Bigtruthhere
Bigtruthhere
7 months ago

Good, let the alliance overrun pvp servers and be best in pve for once, horde will now have to learn to play the game while being last place like alliance always did

Last edited 7 months ago by Bigtruthhere
Gotta
Gotta
Reply to  Bigtruthhere
6 months ago

What are earth are you talking about? I’ve been playing since the beginning and alliance has always been superior. Better racials and the pvp maps were in favor of alliance.

Passion
Passion(@passion)
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Reply to  Gotta
6 months ago

I’m not quite sure what you were playing, but Alliance racials are worse almost across the board in Classic.

Not counting Paladins, or Priest racials at least.

Gotta
Gotta
Reply to  Passion
6 months ago

Escape Artist, Perception, Stone form? I’m talking PvP. Warstomp is probably number 1 but overall?

TWOHANDEDENJOYER
TWOHANDEDENJOYER
7 months ago

so it wasn’t enough for you guys to nick shamans windfury totem by giving it to druid as an aura… now you’re gonna nick shamans strength and agi totem too by giving it to paladin oh and why not give paladin a bloody tremor totem AURA as well just for good measure?

at this point why don’t you just delete horde lmao. if you’re gonna steal all the abilities/buffs exclusive to the horde faction and give them as an improved version to the alliance faction with a pretty ribbon on it to boot, why do you even bother having factions at all?…

reading up on these runes i can easily tell a lot of them should not even have left the drawing board… its downright insane what you’re planning here if this is legit.

Last edited 7 months ago by TWOHANDEDENJOYER
steezydeez
steezydeez
Reply to  TWOHANDEDENJOYER
7 months ago

who is this guy talking to

dumbo
dumbo
Reply to  TWOHANDEDENJOYER
7 months ago

Dude calm down, the level cap is 25 of course it wont be 100% balanced

Romey
Romey
Reply to  TWOHANDEDENJOYER
7 months ago

I think he has a good Point here.
Alliance gets the unique and trademark abilities from the Shaman, but doesn´t get anything in return. For Example Blessing of Kings/Might/Salvation etc.
In End-Game Classic Alliance performs a bit better than Horde and with this change, the gap will increase even more. With the current playerbase the people will even more tend towards the alliance faction with these changes.
Especially on PvP Server this can become a huge Problem.

Krysen
Krysen
Reply to  Romey
7 months ago

Dude is totally right. I mean, I’m liking most of those changes and can’t wait to be able to play, but we must not forget that a huge thing that separates classic from retail is class identity and class uniqueness, which is being slaughtered here.

belos
belos
Reply to  Romey
7 months ago

kings is a level 30 spell so pallys wont have it. might i thought didn’t stack with the war buff and there is a totem that reduces threat. shamys are getting water shield and earth shield both that are really good. and druids getting windfury helps both sides cus now melee will always be in range of windfury. the only real unfair i can see is the fear aura and that’s only if it doen’t act like the totem and go off in waves

Romey
Romey
Reply to  belos
7 months ago

Sorry but you´re wrong
Kings is a Skill in the Talentree, available at lvl 20
Battle Cry and BoM do stack in Classic (in WOTLK it doesn´t stack anymore)

The Totem that reduces Threat is crap because it competes with WF and AGI Totem. While you can have only 1 Totem per Element (groupwide), multiple Paladins buffs can be applied at the same time (raidwide)

Totems are powerful but clunky (totemrange, can get killed, can pull,…) so other classes get the Power without the clunkyness? = is even better than the Shaman-Abilities. WF is with Pala-Buffs even more powerful than on hordeside.

When you play Warrior in Classic your first Decision is:
Wanna play with Shaman support? = Horde
Wanna play with Paladin support? = Alliance
If one Faction can give you both, there is no Decision anymore.

About Class identity/lore/uniqueness we dont have to talk about it really.

Im not a Horde-Lover and the Paladin sounds great but i dont get the Point of giving one Faction some huge Power-ups while not giving the other Faction anything back.

PallyPower
PallyPower
Reply to  TWOHANDEDENJOYER
7 months ago

OMG HORDE ISNT GONNA BE META FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS BLIZZARD HATES THE HORDE ITS NOT LIKE WE HAVE BEEN THE META FACTION SINCE TBC CAME OUT

Malski
Malski
Reply to  TWOHANDEDENJOYER
6 months ago

What a totally moronic reaction.
Hunters will provide kings as an aspect.
The only edge alliance have over horde is the paladin’s op Inspiration Exemplar, but that is literally just a Tremor Totem.

Please read up before crying over something you are clearly unable to comprehend.

Have fun in SoD lads <3

Durex
Durex
Reply to  TWOHANDEDENJOYER
5 months ago

What you moaning for? Horde get what they deserve like that shithole you call a capital city Orgrimmar

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