Introduction: Heres the deal guys this is my first paladin and I have decided to have some fun with it. I understand that as of the cataclysm expansion it is now possible to do a decent amount of DPS as a holy paladin if speced properly. Just today I have taken on the job of creating a web site dedicated to holy dps. I my self am only 65 at this moment so I can only collect so much data so I urge the community to collect data on my behalf, post it here and I would be glad to add it to the guide.
A basic overview of talents
For my first order of buisness I'd like to go over specific talents in the holy (and other) trees that are considered staples for dealing damage.
Tier 1 holy selection:
Judgements of the Pure - a good talent because your going to be using judgement on CD to conserve mana, so the 9% increase to casting speed should be kept pretty much constant.
Tier 2 holy Selection:
Blazing light - A manditory talent that no exodin should go without. Exorsism and holy shock are going to be constantly used so the 20% damage increase is nice.
Tier 3 holy Selections (most important tier IMHO):
Denounce - another manditory talent, it not only decreased the mana cost of exorcism to a reasonable amount but it also gives your holy shock a chance to make your next exorcism instant and free.
Divine favor - a very good burst spell that should be used on cooldown in PVE and when you need extreme burst in PVP. Its taking .3 seconds of your exorsism cast and its also increasing your crit by 20%
Infusion of light - A great talent. In a pve situations, the 10% increase to holy shock crit speaks for itself but the secondary affect works great in PVP for when you need a quick divine light, clocking in at 1.75 sec, nearly as fast as flash of light
Daybreak - a fantastic talent for PVP but not all that in PVE because it only procs of self heals. When this talent procs you get a holy shock of the global cooldown.
Tier 4 holy Selections:
Enlightened Judgements - this talent is in place so Exodins will not have to worry about hit rating. This talent effectivly gives you 100% of your spirit back as hit rating, making well geared holy paladins clearly over hit cap.
Speed of light - The 3% haste you get from this talent is good for PVP/PVE but the secondary affect is strictly for PVP, where some kiting speed is always welcome.
Tier 5 holy selections:
Conviction - A solid talent, a well geared paladin should have no problem keeping 3 stacks up at all times (9% increased damage).
Paragon of virtue - A great talent,this gives you more survivability in PVP and increases the up time of avenging wrath for pvp and pve use.
Tier 1 Retrubution Selections:
Crusade - This talent maxed out increases your exorcism damage by a whopping 30%. and the secondary affect is decent for PVP.
This is the build I'm theorizing will work equiliy as well in a pve and pvp surcumstance: http://www.wowhead.com/talent#scIMdbdhurdhZf
Doing damage as a holy paladin 101 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye8ZidLtJcY