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A seal is a short-term self-buff which boost the Paladin's power temporarily for two minutes. Additionally, Paladins can unleash these seals upon an enemy through the use of Judgement. Each type of seal will have a different effect when unleashed. Since patch 3.0.2 the Paladins seal does not disappear when unleashing the seals with a Judgement
The Seals provide the following buffs to the Paladin:
|Seal||Tree||Levels||Seal notes||Judgement notes||Available to|
|Righteousness||Holy||1, 10, 18, ...||Each melee attack adds holy damage to your regular weapon damage depending on the speed of your weapon. The seal deals more damage with 2-H weapons for the same attack speed.||Deals instant holy damage to the enemy.||Alliance and Horde.|
|Command||Retribution||20, 30, ...||Melee attacks have a good chance to deal additional Holy Damage 70% of the weapon's damage. This is gained by a talent.||Deals instant holy damage, and double damage if the target is stunned or incapacitated.||Alliance and Horde.|
|Justice||Protection||22, 48||Melee attacks have a chance to stun for 2 seconds.||This prevents mobs from fleeing (PvE only). Rank 2 also prevents the target from going above normal running speed.||Alliance and Horde.|
|Light||Holy||30, 40, 50, 60||Each melee attack has a chance to heal the Paladin for 39/53/76/94/133 HP.||Each melee attack has a chance to heal the attacker for 25/34/49/61/95 HP.||Alliance and Horde.|
|Wisdom||Holy||38, 48, 58||Each melee attack has a chance to restore the Paladin's mana for 50/71/90/121 mana.||Each attack (physical or spell) has a chance to restore mana to the attacker for 33/46/59/74 mana.||Alliance and Horde.|
|Vengeance||Retribution||64||Each melee attack has a chance to cause 120 Holy damage over 12 sec. This effect can stack up to 5 times.||Instantly causes 120 Holy damage per application of Holy Vengeance.||Alliance Only.|
|Martyr||Retribution||66||All melee attacks deal additional Holy damage equal to 35% normal weapon damage, but the Paladin loses health equal to 10% of the total damage inflicted.||Instantly causes 295 to 325 Holy damage at the cost of health equal to 33% of the damage caused.||Alliance Only.|
|Blood||Retribution||64||All melee attacks deal additional Holy damage equal to 35% normal weapon damage, but the Paladin loses health equal to 10% of the total damage inflicted.||Instantly causes 295 to 325 Holy damage at the cost of health equal to 33% of the damage caused.||Horde Only.|
|Corruption||Retribution||66||Each melee attack has a chance to cause 120 Holy damage over 12 sec. This effect can stack up to 5 times.||Instantly causes 120 Holy damage per application of Seal of Corruption.||Horde Only.|
|Wrath||?||70||Harmful spells and effects deal additional holy damage.||Judgement causes 50 holy damage every three seconds.||Dawnblade Blood Knight only|
Seal of Vengeance and Seal of the Martyr are available only to Alliance paladins; Seal of Blood and Seal of Corruption are available only to Blood knights (Horde paladins); Seal of Wrath is cast only by Dawnblade Blood Knight on the Isle of Quel'Danas.
See the Paladin DPS Calculator to see what Seal produces the best results given your gear.
Seals and Judgements Hit/Crit mechanic
The Seals and their Judgements have complex hit/crit mechanics, based on melee or spell type. After Patch 1.9.0 Seals of Command, Justice, Light and Wisdom 'proc per minute' (PPM) and Judgements that place debuffs cannot be resisted.
|Ability||Seal Hit||Seal Crit||Judgement Hit||Judgement Crit|
(*) It is unclear what are the exact PPM (proc per minute) for Seal of Light and Seal of Wisdom (source)
(**) This is a chance of the ability to trigger, not a chance to apply it.
(***) Seal of Vengeance can crit only when the debuff is 5 times stacked in the target.