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Basic Support Paladin Build Guide for PvE

Build

required skill points: 328

This is the basic All-In-One Paladin build that works for any raid in the game.

Charge

7

Charge

Excellent MobilityShining Protection
Why?Quick Recharge
Executor's Sword

7

Executor's Sword

Excellent MobilityWeak Point Enhancement
Why?Galewind
Holy Sword

10

Holy Sword

PositioningOutburst of LightRelease Light
Why?Galewind
Light Shock

10

Light Shock

Swift FingersLight's VestigePowerful Shock
Why?Bleed
Godsent Law

10

Godsent Law

ShieldWide-Angle AttackGrace
Why?Focus
Wrath of God

10

Wrath of God

Wide ThunderstrokeFaithExpress Fury
Why?Wealth
Holy Protection

10

Holy Protection

Quick PacePurifyVow of Light
Why?Focus
Heavenly Blessings

10

Heavenly Blessings

FaithValorAbsolute Blessing
Why?Wealth
Alithanes's Judgment

Alithanes's Judgment

Skill priority

Light Shock
Wrath of God
Heavenly Blessings
Godsent Law
Holy Protection
Charge
Executor's Sword
Holy Sword

Since you only need one skill to maintain your vestige proc, making sure Light ShockLight Shock is at least level 7 should be a priority.

Furthermore, the second most important part of your kit are making sure that the Atk. Power buffs are cycled, so naturally Heavenly BlessingsHeavenly Blessings and Wrath of GodWrath of God are your second choice.

Holy ProtectionHoly Protection and Godsent LawGodsent Law are great supporting abilities, here you can choose between a shield that can purify your party as well as heal them, or a huge damage reduction buff with a shield.

The blue skills aren't as important, but ChargeCharge can provide some extra mobility with an amazing shield. The tripods to you counter skills make them easier and more comfortable to hit. There is no wrong choice here.

How to play

rotation
  1. Cast Light ShockLight Shock to maintain the vestige debuff on the boss (you can find the debuff's duration under the boss' HP bar) that gives only your party a +10% damage buff. If you don't have enough cooldown reduction, consider changing the tripod on Godsent LawGodsent Law -Wide-Angle AttackWide-Angle Attack to Brilliant LawBrilliant Law so you have an additional skill that can proc vestige.

  2. Cast Heavenly BlessingsHeavenly Blessings and Wrath of GodWrath of God off cooldown to cycle the +15% Atk. Power buff based off the caster's Atk. Power. Note that these buffs don't stack so ensure you cycle them for maximum buff uptime.

  3. Alithanes's JudgmentAlithanes's Judgment is your ultimate skill, use this to give your party a great shield, but most importantly to fill up a lot of piety meter.

  4. Cast Holy ProtectionHoly Protection mostly off cooldown to keep a shield up for your party. If you know there is a specific mechanic and your party may take damage, ensure that you have this skill available (e.g. Vykas typing mechanic in case someone failed.) Remember that this skill can also be used as a Purify with the PurifyPurify tripod. Alternatively, if the encounter doesn't require a purify, you can change this tripod to Robust ProtectionRobust Protection or Lingering PowerLingering Power to fit your playstyle.

  5. Cast Godsent LawGodsent Law beneath melee players whilst they are dealing damage to make their experience a more comfortable one. Save this shield for yourself and others for specific hard hitting abilities (e.g. the smash after Valtan's tomahawks in case someone can't reach the edge in time.)

  6. Cast Holy SwordHoly Sword and Executor's SwordExecutor's Sword to stagger and to generate some piety, make sure to have enough mana to still cycle buffs. These skills are also your counter skills, Holy SwordHoly Sword is a slower mid/high range counter with many ticks/ high duration, and Executor's SwordExecutor's Sword is a fast low/mid range counter.

  7. Cast ChargeCharge for mobility to get away from something, or for a big shield to take a hit.
utility
  • Holy SwordHoly Sword and Executor's SwordExecutor's Sword as your counters
  • Executor's SwordExecutor's Sword for destruction
  • Holy SwordHoly Sword and Executor's SwordExecutor's Sword for stagger. You can also use Godsent LawGodsent Law for low stagger only if you are certain you will not need it until the cooldown is back up.

engravings

Blessed Aura

3

Blessed Aura

Awakening

3

Awakening

Expert

3

Expert

Vital Point Hit

3

Vital Point Hit

Drops of Ether

3

Drops of Ether

Judgment

1

Judgment

The most important engravings are; Blessed AuraBlessed Aura, AwakeningAwakening and ExpertExpert.

In case you have a 9/7 stone with relic accessories, or you have access to ancient accessories, using level 1 JudgmentJudgment will greatly increase your piety meter gain with Punishment skills.

It is recommended to stay away from Heavy ArmorHeavy Armor and Spirit AbsorptionSpirit Absorption.

combat stats

Crit

0

Swiftness

1500

Specialization

500

Endurance

0

Domination

0

Expertise

0

Full swiftness with specialization on your necklace is recommended. The swiftness will allow you to have shorter cooldowns and move faster, this ensures you can cycle your buffs and maintain vestige, as well as build your meter as your cooldowns are shorter. Specialization makes identity more efficient and aids with meter regen.

Cooldown Gems

Holy Protection

Holy Protection

Charge

Charge

Light Shock

Light Shock

Godsent Law

Godsent Law

Holy Sword

Holy Sword

Executor's Sword

Executor's Sword

Wrath of God

Wrath of God

Heavenly Blessings

Heavenly Blessings

Paladin only requires cooldown gems. The most important ones are the skills that help you maintain your buffs.

If you're planning on getting the highest gems possible, your priorities are (in this order) Heavenly BlessingsHeavenly Blessings and Wrath of GodWrath of God.

gear tripods

Heavenly Blessings
FaithFaith
Absolute BlessingAbsolute Blessing
Wrath of God
FaithFaith
Holy Sword
PositioningPositioning
Godsent Law
ShieldShield
Charge
Excellent MobilityExcellent Mobility
Shining ProtectionShining Protection
Holy Protection
Quick PaceQuick Pace

The most important tripods Paladin has are the ones that generate piety, such as FaithFaith.

gear set

Paladins should go for the Yearning gear set to provide their party with a swiftness buff and damage increase.