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This build guide lists the commonly-sought talents that paladin players want. In parentheses following, it states the number of talent points you must consume in the respective tree, in order to get that talent maxed out.
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This build guide lists the commonly-sought talents that paladin players want. In parentheses following, it states the number of talent points you must consume in the respective tree, in order to get that talent maxed out. No matter what build you choose, you should know [[Paladin Abilities#Paladin Critical Strikes|what paladin abilities use which crit type]].
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Also, in chooseing talents, you should keep in mind where your own strengths and weaknesses tend to be. If you keep running out of mana, and you choose a holy build, than improved blessing of wisdom might be a good choice, for instance.
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Or maybe just some more +int gear =P
   
 
===Holy===
 
===Holy===
Notable: [[Paladin Talents#Divine Intellect|Divine Intellect]] (5), [[Paladin Talents#Spiritual Focus|Spiritual Focus]] (10), [[Paladin Talents#Divine Favor|Divine Favor]] (21)
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Notable: [[Paladin Talents#Divine Intellect|Divine Intellect]] (5), [[Paladin Talents#Consecration|Consecration]] (11), [[Paladin Talents#Spiritual Focus|Spiritual Focus]] (10), [[Paladin Talents#Illumination|Illumination]] (20), [[Paladin Talents#Divine Favor|Divine Favor]] (21), [[Paladin Talents#Lasting Judgment|Lasting Judgment]] (23), [[Paladin Talents#Holy Power|Holy Power]] (30), [[Paladin Talents#Holy Shock|Holy Shock]] (31)
   
A Healadin build would be best for the 'Combat Medic' role in PvP, or a burst damage build with [[Paladin Talents#Holy Shock|Holy Shock]] and [[Paladin Talents#Seal of Command|Seal of Command]].
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Many people see a holy build as mostly a healer build. That's partialy true; a holy build can also be a good damage build, if you pick up divine favor and holy shock, maybe even seal of command, and can gather, say, +200-300 spellpower through items and abilities. All in all, holy is a very flexable tree to spec into. If you do decide to take a holy build, be sure you look at [[Paladin Abilites#+Spellpower Coefficients|+spellpower coefficients]]
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Holy is seen as the best raiding tree, but it does not mean that a retribution paladin can not be a good raiding paladin. In holy there is holy power, illumination, divine favor, and lasting judgment. All of these are great healing talents, but they have more to do with mana than anything. The only talent in holy that really directly effects the ammount healed is [[Paladin Talents#Holy Light|Holy Light]], which is only a 12% bonus. Bringing a flash of light from around 300 health to around 900 is completely gear; +spellpower and +healing specificaly.
   
 
A typical Holy build would look like [http://www.wowhead.com/talent/?qVxuMgktZVbItz this] or [http://www.wowhead.com/talent/?aVxuMgktVMt0rh this].
 
A typical Holy build would look like [http://www.wowhead.com/talent/?qVxuMgktZVbItz this] or [http://www.wowhead.com/talent/?aVxuMgktVMt0rh this].
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(see this page discussion)
 
(see this page discussion)
   
Notable: [[Paladin Talents#Guardian's Favor|Guardian's Favor]] (7), [[Paladin Talents#Blessing of Kings|Blessing of Kings]] (11), [[Paladin Talents#Improved Hammer of Justice|Improved Hammer of Justice]] (18), [[Paladin Talents#Reckoning|Reckoning]] (30)
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Notable: [[Paladin Talents#Guardian's Favor|Guardian's Favor]] (7), [[Paladin Talents#Blessing of Kings|Blessing of Kings]] (11), [[Paladin Talents#Improved Righteous Fury|Improved Righteous Fury]] (13), [[Paladin Talents#Improved Hammer of Justice|Improved Hammer of Justice]] (18), [[Paladin Talents#Reckoning|Reckoning]] (30)
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Protection Paladins are excellent at PvP with [http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.aspx?fn=wow-paladin&t=446313&p=1&tmp=1#post446313 Reckonbombing], and [[Paladin Talents#Improved Hammer of Justice|Improved Hammer of Justice]], along with [[Paladin Talents#Blessing of Kings|Blessing of Kings]](Paladins are divided on this. A lot of people like it, and a lot thing it is a second or third rate blessing, depending on class) and [[Paladin Talents#Seal of Command|Seal of Command]]. If you store 4 Reckoning charges, use [[Paladin Talents#Blessing of Kings|Blessing of Kings]] and [[Paladin Talents#Seal of Command|Seal of Command]], you can easily [[OHKO]] anyone in cloth or leather armor.
   
Protection Paladins are excellent at PvP with [http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.aspx?fn=wow-paladin&t=446313&p=1&tmp=1#post446313 Reckonbombing], and [[Paladin Talents#Improved Hammer of Justice|Improved Hammer of Justice]], along with [[Paladin Talents#Blessing of Kings|Blessing of Kings]](This is one of the best buffs you can get, as a paladin) and [[Paladin Talents#Seal of Command|Seal of Command]]. If you store 4 Reckoning charges, use [[Paladin Talents#Blessing of Kings|Blessing of Kings]] and [[Paladin Talents#Seal of Command|Seal of Command]], you can easily [[OHKO]] anyone in cloth or leather armor.
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Paladin tanking is an interesting thing, and speccing full protection to tank may not be the best thing to do. This is because with improved righteous fury, divine favor, and holy shock, you can put out almost 1000 threat instantly without any sort of +spellpower bonus. This is a substantial ammount, and works almost like a warrior taunt. But with improved righteous fury and [[Paladin Talents#Holy Shield|Holy Shield]], you get a 90% bonus to threat just from improved righteous fury, and holy shield will do some 273 threat per proc. The difference is, a holy build might have a little more trouble holding aggro than a protection build, but a holy build could grab initial aggro quicker.
   
A tanking build is not reccomended, as your only way to gain threat is by white damage, or using Righteous Fury, which is rather sub-par. But if you wish to try it anyway, a typical tanking build would look like [http://www.wowhead.com/talent/?qxxzZVMtIxzVoV0L this]. If you're looking for a PvP build, look no further than [http://www.wowhead.com/talent/?sxxzZxGt0coLZVbht Reckonbomber].
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A typical tanking build would look like [http://www.wowhead.com/talent/?qxxzZVMtIxzVoV0L this]. If you're looking for a PvP build, look no further than [http://www.wowhead.com/talent/?sxxzZxGt0coLZVbht Reckonbomber].
   
 
===Retribution===
 
===Retribution===
Notable: [[Paladin Talents#Seal of Command|Seal of Command]] (11), [[Paladin Talents#Convistion|Conviction]] (15)
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Notable: [[Paladin Talents#Improved Judgment (7), [[Paladin Talents#Seal of Command|Seal of Command]] (11), [[Paladin Talents#Convistion|Conviction]] (15), [[Paladin Talents#Improved Retribution Aura|Improved Retribution Aura]] (17), [[Paladin Talents#Sanctity Aura|Santity Aura]] (21), [[Paladin Talents#Vengeance|Vengeance]] (30), [[Paladin Talents#Repentance|Repentance)) (31)
   
A retribution Paladin's most powerful talent is [[Paladin Talents#Seal of Command|Seal of Command]]. Retribution Paladins(or Retnoobs to some) specialize in doing damage and putting up debuffs on the target(such as [[Paladin Talents#Vindication|Vindication]] and various judgements).
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A retribution Paladin's most powerful talent is [[Paladin Talents#Seal of Command|Seal of Command]]. Most paladins have this ability, as it is useful to everyone, since it scales with both +AP and +spellpower. Typicaly, retribution and holy will be taken together in varying degrees since the two trees compliment eachother wonderfully. Particularly, improved judgment is useful to eaither a holy or retribution heavy build.
   
 
A typical Retribution build would looking like [http://www.wowhead.com/talent/?aVLZxMuZVbItMcqo this] or [http://www.wowhead.com/talent/?aZxGt0coZVbItMcqo this].
 
A typical Retribution build would looking like [http://www.wowhead.com/talent/?aVLZxMuZVbItMcqo this] or [http://www.wowhead.com/talent/?aZxGt0coZVbItMcqo this].

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This build guide lists the commonly-sought talents that paladin players want. In parentheses following, it states the number of talent points you must consume in the respective tree, in order to get that talent maxed out. No matter what build you choose, you should know what paladin abilities use which crit type.

Also, in chooseing talents, you should keep in mind where your own strengths and weaknesses tend to be. If you keep running out of mana, and you choose a holy build, than improved blessing of wisdom might be a good choice, for instance.

Or maybe just some more +int gear =P

Holy

Notable: Divine Intellect (5), Consecration (11), Spiritual Focus (10), Illumination (20), Divine Favor (21), Lasting Judgment (23), Holy Power (30), Holy Shock (31)

Many people see a holy build as mostly a healer build. That's partialy true; a holy build can also be a good damage build, if you pick up divine favor and holy shock, maybe even seal of command, and can gather, say, +200-300 spellpower through items and abilities. All in all, holy is a very flexable tree to spec into. If you do decide to take a holy build, be sure you look at +spellpower coefficients

Holy is seen as the best raiding tree, but it does not mean that a retribution paladin can not be a good raiding paladin. In holy there is holy power, illumination, divine favor, and lasting judgment. All of these are great healing talents, but they have more to do with mana than anything. The only talent in holy that really directly effects the ammount healed is Holy Light, which is only a 12% bonus. Bringing a flash of light from around 300 health to around 900 is completely gear; +spellpower and +healing specificaly.

A typical Holy build would look like this or this.

Protection

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Notable: Guardian's Favor (7), Blessing of Kings (11), Improved Righteous Fury (13), Improved Hammer of Justice (18), Reckoning (30)

Protection Paladins are excellent at PvP with Reckonbombing, and Improved Hammer of Justice, along with Blessing of Kings(Paladins are divided on this. A lot of people like it, and a lot thing it is a second or third rate blessing, depending on class) and Seal of Command. If you store 4 Reckoning charges, use Blessing of Kings and Seal of Command, you can easily OHKO anyone in cloth or leather armor.

Paladin tanking is an interesting thing, and speccing full protection to tank may not be the best thing to do. This is because with improved righteous fury, divine favor, and holy shock, you can put out almost 1000 threat instantly without any sort of +spellpower bonus. This is a substantial ammount, and works almost like a warrior taunt. But with improved righteous fury and Holy Shield, you get a 90% bonus to threat just from improved righteous fury, and holy shield will do some 273 threat per proc. The difference is, a holy build might have a little more trouble holding aggro than a protection build, but a holy build could grab initial aggro quicker.

A typical tanking build would look like this. If you're looking for a PvP build, look no further than Reckonbomber.

Retribution

Notable: [[Paladin Talents#Improved Judgment (7), Seal of Command (11), Conviction (15), Improved Retribution Aura (17), Santity Aura (21), Vengeance (30), [[Paladin Talents#Repentance|Repentance)) (31)

A retribution Paladin's most powerful talent is Seal of Command. Most paladins have this ability, as it is useful to everyone, since it scales with both +AP and +spellpower. Typicaly, retribution and holy will be taken together in varying degrees since the two trees compliment eachother wonderfully. Particularly, improved judgment is useful to eaither a holy or retribution heavy build.

A typical Retribution build would looking like this or this.

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