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<onlyinclude>{{Infobox ability
 
<onlyinclude>{{Infobox ability
 
|name=Hand of Protection
 
|name=Hand of Protection
 
|icon=Spell_Holy_SealOfProtection
 
|icon=Spell_Holy_SealOfProtection
|description=A targeted party member is protected from all physical attacks for X sec, but during that time they cannot attack or use physical abilities. Players may only have one Hand on them per Paladin at any one time. Once protected, the target cannot be protected by Divine Shield, Divine Protection, Hand of Protection or Lay on Hands again for 2 min.
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|description=Places a Hand on a party or raid member, protecting them from all physical attacks for 10 sec, but during that time they cannot attack or use physical abilities. Players may only have one Hand on them per Paladin at any one time.<br><br>Cannot be used on a target with Forbearance. Causes Forbearance for 1 min.
 
|class=[[Paladin]]
 
|class=[[Paladin]]
 
|type=Defensive
 
|type=Defensive
|school=Holy
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|school=[[Holy]]
|cost=6% of base mana
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|cost=7.0% of [[base mana]]
|range=30 yd
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|range=40 yd
 
|cast_time=Instant
 
|cast_time=Instant
|cooldown=5 minutes
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|cooldown=5 min
|improvement=[[Guardian's Favor]]
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|gcd=1.5 sec
|ranks=1
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|level=48
 
|buff_type=Magic
 
|buff_type=Magic
 
|buff_desc=Immune to physical attacks. Cannot attack or use physical abilities.
 
|buff_desc=Immune to physical attacks. Cannot attack or use physical abilities.
|buff_dur=X seconds
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|buff_dur=10 seconds
 
|debuff_name=Forbearance
 
|debuff_name=Forbearance
 
|debuff_image=Spell_Holy_RemoveCurse.png
 
|debuff_image=Spell_Holy_RemoveCurse.png
 
|debuff_dur=1 minute
 
|debuff_dur=1 minute
|debuff_desc=Cannot be protected by Divine Shield, Divine Protection, Hand of Protection or Lay on Hands.
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|debuff_desc=Cannot be affected by Divine Shield, Hand of Protection or Lay on Hands.
 
|debuff_type=
 
|debuff_type=
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|tcg=HandofProtectionTCG.jpg
 
}}</onlyinclude>
 
}}</onlyinclude>
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:''You may not serve the Light, but it will still offer you its protection. — Auralyn the Light of Dawn'' ([[TCG]])
'''Hand of Protection''' is a paladin spell. As of [[Patch 3.0.2]] this ability replaces the former {{ability|Blessing of Protection}} and works in the same way, but uses the [[Hand (spell)|Hand]] system to prevent conflicts with [[Blessing]]s. Players often use the old acronym "BoP" for this spell, even though it should be "HoP".
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'''Hand of Protection''' is a core [[paladin]] ability learned at level 48. As of [[Patch 3.0.2]] this ability replaces the former {{ability|Blessing of Protection}} and works in the same way, but uses the [[Hand (spell)|Hand]] system to prevent conflicts with [[Blessing]]s. Players often use the old acronym "BoP" for this spell, even though it should be "HoP".
 
== Rank table ==
 
{| class="darktable" style="text-align: center;"
 
|-
 
! Rank !! Level !! Duration !! Cost
 
|-
 
| 1 || 10 || 6 sec || {{Cost||3}}
 
|- class="alt"
 
| 2 || 24 || 8 sec || {{Cost||50}}
 
|-
 
| 3 || 38 || 10 sec || {{Cost|1|60}}
 
|}
 
 
== Talent Improvements ==
 
You can decrease the cooldown by 60 to 120 seconds with the talent [[Guardian's Favor]] (2 ranks).
 
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
*Using [[Divine Protection]], [[Divine Shield]], or [[Lay on Hands]] on yourself will afflict the protected character with the [[Forbearance]] debuff, which lasts two minutes and prevents any of those four abilities from being used again while it is active.
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*This does ''NOT'' protect the target from spell damage. This should not be used as a last minute protection if the target is being hit by spells (such as anyone running from a Mage in PvP).
*This does ''NOT'' protect the target from spell damage. This should not be used as a last minute protection if the target is being hit by spells (such as anyone running from a Mage in PvP).
 
 
*Unlike Divine Shield, this does not remove all preexisting debuffs (only physical like [[Hamstring]]), so it will ''NOT'' entirely double as a [[Hand of Freedom]].
 
*Unlike Divine Shield, this does not remove all preexisting debuffs (only physical like [[Hamstring]]), so it will ''NOT'' entirely double as a [[Hand of Freedom]].
 
*Against rogues, if they have any stacks of deadly poison on the target you protect, a rogue can still use Envenom to damage the target because it is a Nature damage attack, not physical (its a rare thing but it can interrupt something like a bandage or be potentially lethal if you aren't careful.)
 
*Against rogues, if they have any stacks of deadly poison on the target you protect, a rogue can still use Envenom to damage the target because it is a Nature damage attack, not physical (its a rare thing but it can interrupt something like a bandage or be potentially lethal if you aren't careful.)
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* People protected can still cast spells.
 
* People protected can still cast spells.
 
* While this skill is effective in PvP against warriors, rogues, and hunters, they all have abilities that can hit through the shield. Those abilities include [[Kick]], [[Thunderclap]], [[Pummel]], etc.
 
* While this skill is effective in PvP against warriors, rogues, and hunters, they all have abilities that can hit through the shield. Those abilities include [[Kick]], [[Thunderclap]], [[Pummel]], etc.
* Players protected lose aggro while under its duration. Tanking paladins can use this as a last resort method of aggro management, or because of a player's inability to perform melee actions through the shield, an effective way to reign in a melee dps class who is unable to control their own aggro. The threat reduction only lasts for the duration of the hand however, so a tanking paladin needs to make sure they are able to generate enough threat to keep aggro when the hand expires.
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* Players protected lose aggro while under its duration. Tanking paladins can use this as a last resort method of aggro management, or because of a player's inability to perform melee actions through the shield, an effective way to reign in a melee dps class who is unable to control their own aggro. The threat reduction only lasts for the duration of the hand however, so a tanking paladin needs to make sure they are able to generate enough threat to keep aggro when the hand expires.
*The paladin [[Judgement]]s are considered to be physical abilities and cannot be used while protecion is active.
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*The paladin [[Judgement]]s are considered to be physical abilities and cannot be used while protection is active.
 
*This does protect you from fall and fatigue damage.
 
*This does protect you from fall and fatigue damage.
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== External links ==
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{{elinks-spell|1022}}
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{{Paladin blessings}}
 
{{Paladin blessings}}
 
{{Classfooter|Paladin}}
 
{{Classfooter|Paladin}}

Revision as of 03:36, December 21, 2012

Hand of Protection
Spell holy sealofprotection
  • Hand of Protection
  • 40 yd  range
  • 5 min cooldown
  • 7.0% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Places a Hand on a party or raid member, protecting them from all physical attacks for 10 sec, but during that time they cannot attack or use physical abilities. Players may only have one Hand on them per Paladin at any one time.

    Cannot be used on a target with Forbearance. Causes Forbearance for 1 min.
Usable by
ClassPaladin
Properties
TypeDefensive
SchoolHoly
Cooldown5 min (GCD 1.5 sec)
Level required48
Related buff
Spell holy sealofprotection
  • Magic
  • Hand of Protection
  • Immune to physical attacks. Cannot attack or use physical abilities.
  • Duration: 10 seconds
Related debuff
Spell holy removecurse
  • Forbearance
  • Cannot be affected by Divine Shield, Hand of Protection or Lay on Hands.
  • Duration: 1 minute
TCG image
HandofProtectionTCG
You may not serve the Light, but it will still offer you its protection. — Auralyn the Light of Dawn (TCG)

Hand of Protection is a core paladin ability learned at level 48. As of Patch 3.0.2 this ability replaces the former [Blessing of Protection] and works in the same way, but uses the Hand system to prevent conflicts with Blessings. Players often use the old acronym "BoP" for this spell, even though it should be "HoP".

Notes

  • This does NOT protect the target from spell damage. This should not be used as a last minute protection if the target is being hit by spells (such as anyone running from a Mage in PvP).
  • Unlike Divine Shield, this does not remove all preexisting debuffs (only physical like Hamstring), so it will NOT entirely double as a Hand of Freedom.
  • Against rogues, if they have any stacks of deadly poison on the target you protect, a rogue can still use Envenom to damage the target because it is a Nature damage attack, not physical (its a rare thing but it can interrupt something like a bandage or be potentially lethal if you aren't careful.)

Tips & tricks

  • People protected can still cast spells.
  • While this skill is effective in PvP against warriors, rogues, and hunters, they all have abilities that can hit through the shield. Those abilities include Kick, Thunderclap, Pummel, etc.
  • Players protected lose aggro while under its duration. Tanking paladins can use this as a last resort method of aggro management, or because of a player's inability to perform melee actions through the shield, an effective way to reign in a melee dps class who is unable to control their own aggro. The threat reduction only lasts for the duration of the hand however, so a tanking paladin needs to make sure they are able to generate enough threat to keep aggro when the hand expires.
  • The paladin Judgements are considered to be physical abilities and cannot be used while protection is active.
  • This does protect you from fall and fatigue damage.

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