Hammer of the Righteous

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Hammer of the Righteous
Ability paladin hammeroftherighteous
  • Hammer of the Righteous
  • Meleerange
  • 4.5 sec cooldown
  • 3.0% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Requires Melee Weapon
  • Hammer the current target for 20% weapon damage, causing a wave of light that hits all targets within 8 yards for 35% Holy weapon damage and applying the Weakened Blows effect. Grants a charge of Holy Power.
Usable by
Cooldown4.5 sec (GCD 1.5 sec)
SpecializationProtection, Retribution
Level required20
Other information
RequirementsRequires Melee Weapon
Related debuff
Inv relics totemofrage
  • Weakened Blows
  • Reduces physical damage dealt by 10%.
  • Duration: 30 seconds
TCG image
A hammer, a libram, and the strength of the Light-all necessary, but the hammer is the most fun.
- Nimaasus the Implacable TCG

Hammer of the Righteous is a paladin ability learned at level 20 for those with either the Protection or Retribution specialization. It allows paladins to strike a target, but then have a wave of holy damage sweep over all other targets within range while generating a charge of holy power.

Modified by Edit

Inv glyph majorpaladin2020
  • Glyph of Hammer of the Righteous
  • Item Level 25Disenchants into:
    Not disenchantable
  • Major Glyph
  • Classes: Paladin (Protection)(Retribution)
  • Requires Level 25
  • Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph.
    The physical damage reduction caused by Hammer of the Righteous now lasts 50% longer.
  • Sell Price: 1Silver

Tips Edit

  • Hammer of the Righteous can be used while silenced. However, it may not be used while disarmed. Most other abilities are usable while disarmed.
  • Hammer of the Righteous can crit, causing 200% damage. Probability is based on crit chance with the weapon being wielded. Hammer of the Righteous can miss, be dodged or deflected.
  • This ability is a Smart Spell.
  • It attacks the paladin's current target with a straight melee physical attack, doing a percentage of weapon damage.
  • If the physical attack connects with its target, it then attacks all nearby enemies (including the paladin's target) with a Holy damage spell. This is resolved as a spell attack, using the paladin's spell miss chance.

Related items Edit

  • Lightsworn Plate (Protection Tier 10) - 2 piece set bonus makes your Hammer of the Righteous ability deal 20% increased damage.
  • Liadrin's Plate set (Protection Tier 9) - 2 piece set bonus makes your Hammer of the Righteous ability deal 5% increased damage.
  • Turalyon's Plate set (Protection Tier 9) - 2 piece set bonus makes your Hammer of the Righteous ability deal 5% increased damage.
  • Redemption Plate (Protection Tier 7) - 2 piece set bonus makes your Hammer of the Righteous ability deal 10% increased damage.

Patch changes Edit

  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.2.0 (28-Jun-2011): Hammer of the Righteous mana cost has been lowered to 10%, down from 12% to match Crusader Strike.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Crusader Strike, Holy Shock, and Hammer of the Righteous no longer incorrectly grant Holy Power from a missed attack.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small/Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Cooldown reduced from 6 seconds to 3 seconds, now hits target for physical damage and all nearby enemies (including target) for holy damage, and gives 1 Holy Power.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Now does correct damage with heirloom weapons.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.3 (04-Nov-2008): Tooltip corrected to indicate it does 4 times weapon DPS instead of 3.
  • Bc icon/Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Added.

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