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For her appearence in the Argent Pavilion, see Argent Confessor Paletress.

Argent Confessor Paletress is a boss of the Trial of the Champion in the Crusaders' Coliseum.

Either she or Eadric the Pure will be encountered after defeating the three grand champions of the opposite faction.


Before facing Paletress herself, players will have to deal with three groups of three mobs consisting of an Argent Lightwielder, an Argent Monk and an Argent Priestess:

  • The priestess drops lightwells, casts Holy Smite and Shadow Word: Pain. On heroic, she will also try to Mind Contol someone unless interrupted.
  • The lightwielder melees and casts cleave.
  • The monk has Final Meditation (on heroic only) which encases him in bubble at 1 hp and slows attack and movement speed of nearby players.


  • Spell holy holysmite.png  [Holy Smite] 50 yd range—Smites an enemy, inflicting 4,500 to 5,500 (Heroic: 7,650 to 9,350) Holy damage.
  • Spell holy searinglight.png  [Holy Fire] 30 yd range—Consumes an enemy in flames, burning it and inflicing addtional fire damage every 2 sec. over 8 sec.
  • Spell holy renew.png  [Renew]—Heals a friendly target for 17500 every 3 sec. Unlimited range
  • Spell holy testoffaith.png  [Confess]—Forcing nearby players to confess their darkest memories. Argent Confessor Paletress is shielded for 100% damage reduce, throwing 25% of damage done back at the attacker.


Paletress summons a random memory. While the ghost is alive, Paletress puts a 100% damage reduction shield on herself but doesn't (bug?) remain attacking the tank. Anyone who attacks Paletress while her shield is up will receive 25% of the damage dealt as damage to yourself. It should be noted, however, that she is still interruptable through the shield. Anybody with a kick-like interrupt can do this. This can be very helpful for interrupting the renew, even when she has summoned the memory.

Simply attack her until she summons the memory, take it down and finish her off afterward.

Her Renew is a magic effect, removing it can speed up the fight. If you have a Mage in the group the renew extremely powerful, is Spellstealable, and will greatly reduce said Mage's drain on the healer should he/she steal it.

The memory's Waking Nightmare is a typeless fear effect, and any ability that removes fear can be useful.

Prayer of Shadow Protection or Shadow Resistance Aura can help while the memory is alive.

Putting up a Fear Ward might help the healer from getting feared frequently and becoming unable to heal the tank.

Warrior Tanks

Paletress will focus on you if you taunt her. Additionally, everything she and the memory cast can be Spell Reflected. The Improved Spell Reflection talent makes this fight a lot easier.



Highlord Tirion Fordring yells: Well fought! Your next challenge comes from the Crusade's own ranks. You will be tested against their considerable prowess.
Jaeren Sunsworn/Arelas Brightstar yells: The next combatant is second to none in her passion for upholding the Light. I give you Argent Confessor Paletress!
The Alliance spectators cheer for Argent Confessor Paletress.
The Horde spectators cheer for Argent Confessor Paletress.
Argent Confessor Paletress says: Thank you, good herald. Your words are too kind.
Argent Confessor Paletress says: May the Light give me strength to provide a worthy challenge.
Highlord Tirion Fordring yells: You may begin!


  • Well then, let us begin.

Summoning a memory:

  • Take this time to consider your past deeds.

Killing a player:

  • Take your rest.
  • Be at ease.

Memory dies:

  • Even the darkest memory fades when confronted.


  • Excellent work!


Normal PTR encounter

Related achievements

Patches and hotfixes

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Added

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