|Blessing of Kings|
Blessing of Kings is baseline Protection spell learned at level 20.
Greater Blessing of Kings
OLD DATA: Greater Blessing of King was removed in Patch 4.0, Blessing of Kings now affects all raid members. Paladins also have Greater Blessings, which includes a Greater Blessing of Kings which can be learned (purchased) from the Class Trainer. Each Greater Blessing affects all players of the targeted class within your party or raid and lasts for 30 minutes (as of patch 2.2).
- Blessing of Kings applies its bonus to stats after all other buffs and auras on the target are added, making the cumulative effect potentially greater than any other class buff.
- Blessing of Kings is not as effective as it was before TBC; gear then mainly boosted primary attributes: strength, agility, intellect, spirit and stamina. Itemization since TBC emphasizes secondary attributes such as attack power, critical strike rating, and spell damage, which are not directly improved by Blessing of Kings.
- In PvE, it is still the most wanted buff for tanks. For healers, it comes after Blessing of Wisdom. Most DPS probably want Blessing of Might or Blessing of Wisdom, which makes Blessing of Kings the second blessing.
- In PvP, it is usually the best blessing for any class, as having high stamina is vital in surviving enemy players' attacks.
- Friendly boss characters (like capital faction leaders and the 2 generals in Alterac Valley, Vanndar Stormpike and Drek'thar) are immune to Blessing of Kings, perhaps because the added bonus would be too strong on those NPCs.
- Since this blessing has only one rank, it's possible for a low level (20+) paladin to give this buff to random level 80 players while retaining the same level of usefulness - unlike, for example, Blessing of Might.
CataclysmThis section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.
Blessing of Kings and will no longer boost Spirit with Cataclysm.