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|Talent tree||Protection, Tier 5|
Holy Shield is a Paladin spell that increases chance to block and causes blocked attacks to reflect holy damage. The spell is primarily used by tanking paladins in order to increase threat generation and increase chance to block. To this extent the spell has become one of the core abilities for any Paladin who desires to tank.
Ranks are no longer in the game as of 4.0
The block chance increase from Holy Shield stacks with the increase from Redoubt. Both buffs combined equal a 60% increased block chance.
Tips and tactics
Holy Shield has eight charges. With appropriate equipment, this can allow a Paladin to block every attack as long as there are charges remaining. This significantly helps in reducing incoming damage as all blocked attacks are deducted by your current block value.
Libram of Repentance is an epic relic for paladins that increases block rating by 42 while Holy Shield is active(5.3%) at level 70, (2.56%) at level 80.
- Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): It is no longer possible to have two ranks of this ability active at the same time.
- Patch 4.0.3 (15-Nov-2010): Holy Shield and Shield of the Righteous have been linked. Holy Shield is no longer an activated ability and thus no longer in the tanking rotation. The talent will provide a 10% bonus to blocking damage reduction for 20 seconds when Shield of the Righteous is activated.