Seal of Truth
Spell holy sealofvengeance
  • Seal of Truth
  • Instant cast
  • Fills you with Holy Light, causing melee attacks to deal 13% additional Holy damage and apply Censure to the target.

    Replaces Seal of Command.

    Deals X additional Holy damage over 15 sec. Stacks up to 5 times.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown (GCD 1 sec)
Level required24
Related buff
Spell holy sealofvengeance
  • Seal of Truth
  • Melee attacks cause Holy damage over 15 sec.

Seal of Truth is a paladin ability learned at level 24 for those with the Retribution specialization. It replaces [Seal of Command], dealing additional holy damage with melee attacks and applying the Censure debuff.

Modified by



Note that only normal melee swings can apply the debuff, with the exception of Hammer of the Righteous. Attacks like Divine Storm and Crusader Strike will not apply or refresh the DoT, though they do gain the direct holy damage bonus if the DoT has 5 stacks.

Patch changes

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.2.3 (17-Oct-2015): Damage has been increased by 8%.
  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.1.0 (24-Feb-2015): Seal of Truth is no longer available to Protection Paladins. Seal of Command is now replaced by Seal of Righteousness instead of Seal of Truth.
  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Seal of Truth is no longer available to Holy Paladins.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.3.0 (29-Nov-2011): Seal of Truth, when Judged, now benefits from a multiplier of 20% per stack of Censure, up from 10%.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Fixed a tooltip error that stated swings at targets with Censure fully stacked dealt 9% weapon damage. They actually dealt 15% damage and the tooltip has been updated accordingly.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): All single target attacks (including Judgement, Hammer of Wrath, Exorcism, and Templar’s Verdict) can now trigger this seal.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.9 (2009-02-10): The duration on all Seals has been increased to 30 minutes and can no longer be dispelled.
  • Bc icon/ Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Attack Power and Spell Power scaling on all Seals and Judgements other than Command and Blood has been reduced.; All Seals have been reduced to 1 rank and now cost 14% of base mana. The duration has been increased to 2 minutes and are no longer consumed when a Judgement spell is cast. The effects can be triggered from all weapon based special abilities.  ; Seal of Righteousness deals damage based on weapon speed plus an amount based on attack power and spell power, increases Judgement damage by 25%.

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