Word of Glory is a core paladin ability learned at level nine. It allows paladins to utilize their charges of holy power to heal themselves or friendly targets, the amount of healing increased by the number of charges of holy power used.
Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph. Your Word of Glory can now also be used on enemy targets, causing Holy damage approximately equal to the amount it would have healed. Does not work with Eternal Flame.
Use: Permanently teaches you this glyph. Increases your damage by 3% per Holy Power spent after you cast Word of Glory or Eternal Flame. Lasts 6 sec.
Sell Price: 1
Before Patch 4.1, Word of Glory, in tandem with [Crusader Strike], could be used to sustain a Retribution Paladin's health indefinitely, to the point where the paladin can solo a normally 5 person elite mob. However, the cooldown effectively killed this strategy.
With Patch 5.0.1 the cooldown changed from 20 seconds to 1.5 seconds.
Patch 5.0.4 (28 August 2012): Cooldown reduced from 20 seconds to 1.5 seconds.
Patch 4.1.0 (26-Apr-2011): Cooldown of 20 seconds added.
Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Word of Glory no longer resets the swing timer.