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  • Talent
  • Fanaticism
  • {{{cast_time}}} sec cast
  • Requires Paladin
  • Increases the critical strike chance of all Judgements capable of a critical hit by X% and reduces threat caused by all actions by Y% except when under the effects of Righteous Fury.
Usable by
Casting timeUnknown sec cast
CooldownNone/Global Cooldown
Level required35

Fanaticism is a retribution paladin Talent. it increases the crititcal strike of all Judgements and reduces the threat of the paladin as an addition.

Rank table

Rank Judgement crit chance Threat reduction
1 +6% 10%
2 +12% 20%
3 +18% 30%


Again, it's a "must have" for Retribution Paladins as it increases critical hit with the highest damaging ability and increases the chance to have the proc of Vengeance. With a good critical strike chance, you can reach 50% chance to crit with Judgement with Sanctity of Battle, Conviction, and Fanaticism.

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Reduced to 3 ranks for 6/12/18% bonus and 10/20/30% threat reduction.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Now increases chance to critically hit by 5/10/15/20/25%.
                Was 3/6/9/12/15%.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Will now reduce threat caused by all actions by 6/12/18/24/30%.
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