Avenging Wrath
Spell holy avenginewrath
  • Avenging Wrath
  • 2 min cooldown
  • Instant cast
  • Increases all damage and healing caused by 20% for 20 sec.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown2 min
Level required72
Related buff
Spell holy avenginewrath
  • Avenging Wrath
  • All damage and healing caused increased by 20%.
  • Duration: 20 Seconds.
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Evil shows no mercy, nor is it shown any by the Light.

Avenging Wrath is a paladin ability learned at level 72 for those with the Retribution specialization, increasing all damage and healing for a short period of time.

Modified by

Core abilities


  • This ability essentially places the Paladin at a higher DPS bracket for the duration. It is useful in PvP and PvE alike as a way of causing huge burst damage in a small amount of time.
  • Because of its powerful boost and well-known visual effect, Avenging Wrath is often just referred to as a paladin's "wings". For example; "he used his wings, so the other guy was killed in two seconds".

Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Avenging Wrath is no longer available to Protection Paladins.
  • Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.2.0 (5-Mar-2013): Avenging Wrath now has a cooldown of 2 minutes for Retribution Paladins (was 3 minutes). The cooldown remains unchanged for Holy and Protection Paladins.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Divine Shield, Divine Protection, and Avenging Wrath cannot be used within 30 seconds of each other anymore. Forbearance removed from Avenging Wrath.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Hotfix (2008-10-31): Once more causes Forbearance.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): No longer causes Forbearance, damage increase reduced to 20% (from 30), now increases healing done by 20%.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): It is no longer possible to use a macro to gain the benefit of Avenging Wrath and Divine Shield at the same time.

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