This guide was written by Heregellas.
Heregellas, or Alisza on his priest, was a resto druid main, before switching to a priest main in Crucible of Storms. He previously raided in From Scratch, and in Impact as an officer & raid leader before joining Method.
Holy Priest's strength comes from its immense amounts of healing throughput. Holy Priest is also easy to pick up and start learning.
Their weakness is that they are a jack-of-all-trades, master of none kind of spec, and they bring no damage reduction to the table, unlike the other priest healing spec: Discipline.
What has changed
Only one change was made for 9.1 so far:
Symbol of Hope now gives 18% of missing mana (was 12%), and recovers 60 seconds of cooldown on a major defensive ability for every player in the effect. The channel must be fully completed to get the full 60 secs CDR, otherwise it will recover ~12 seconds per tick channeled.
Here is the list of every spell currently affected:
|Priest||All specs||Desperate Prayer|
|Mage||All specs||Mirror Images|
|Rogue||All specs||Crismon Vial|
|Death Knight||All specs||Icebound Fortitude|
|Demon Hunter||Vengeance||Fiery Brand|
|Monk||All specs||Fortifying Brew|
|Paladin||Retribution||Shield of Vengeance|
|Shaman||All specs||Astral Shift|
|Warlock||All specs||Unending Resolve|
|Warrior||Arms||Die by the Sword|