Judgement of Light
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  • Judgement of Light
  • 10 yd  range
  • 10 seconds cooldown
  • 5% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • Unleashes the energy of a Seal spell to judge an enemy for 20 seconds, granting attacks made against the judged enemy a chance of healing the attacker for 2% of their maximum health. Refer to individual Seals for additional Judgement effect. Only one Judgement per Paladin can be active at any one time.
Usable by
Casting timeInstant cast
Cooldown10 seconds
Improved Judgements, Righteous Vengeance, Fanaticism, Heart of the Crusader, Benediction
Other information
Related debuff
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  • Magic
  • Judgement of Light
  • Melee attacks made against you have a chance of causing the attacker to be healed.
  • Duration: 20 seconds

Judgement of Light is one of three Judgement abilities available to paladins. In addition to a seal's Judgement effect, it gives melee attacks against the target a chance to heal the attacker.

Rank table

Rank Level Cost
1 4 1s


  • As with all Judgements, the miss chance with Judgement of Light is the same as with a melee attack.


Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King/ World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (12-Oct-2010): Removed. There is now only one Judgement.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (04-Aug-2009): Now heals for 2% of the attacker's maximum health instead of a variable amount based on the spell power and attack power of the judging paladin.
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Now also procs from ranged attacks, and gives no additional threat when judged by a tank.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008):  Introduced; replaced the Judgement effect of Seal of Light.

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