Holy Priest

Patch 8.1.5

Written by Xirips Last Updated: 23rd Apr, 2019

Azerite Traits

Spec Specific Azerite Traits

Word of Mending

Word of Mending: increases Prayer of Mending healing and reduces the cooldown of Holy Word: Sanctify by 2 seconds.

Very good trait as you want to be casting as many Prayer of Mendings and Holy Word: Sanctifys as possible. You only want 1 of these since the cooldown reduction doesn’t stack.

Promise of Deliverance

Promise of Deliverance: For 10 seconds after you cast Holy Word: Serenity, Heal and Flash Heal you heal for an additional amount and the cooldown of your Holy Word: Serenity is reduced by an additional 1 second.

Decent trait, especially for M+. Again though, the cooldown reduction doesn’t stack.

Everlasting Light

Everlasting Light: Heal heals for an additional amount, depending on your missing mana.

Not a very good trait, as you don’t want to play around having low mana.

Blessed Sanctuary

Blessed Sanctuary: Echo of Light from Holy Word: Sanctify heal for an additional amount.

The throughput of this trait is not very high, so if you have better choices, pick them instead.

Permeating Glow

Permeating Glow: Flash Heal increases the healing of your Flash Heal on that target for 6 seconds.

Can be somewhat decent in M+, when you cast a lot of Flash Heal or you have problems with your tank dying, but it is not recommended to play around this trait.

Prayerful Litany

Prayerful Litany: Prayer of Healing restores an additional amount to the most injured ally it affects.

A fairly strong trait, which can provide some nice throughput if you take enough damage on the fight for it to be worth it.

Azerite traits rotation changes

There really aren't many traits that will change your rotation drastically, even if there are, you are most likely not gonna be playing around them. An example being Promise of Deliverance, you always want to cast Prayer of Mending on cooldown and you will almost always be casting your Holy Words on cooldown as well, especially if you picked Holy Word: Salvation.

Recommended Azerite Traits

The trait setup I recommended is:

From there on out it’s basically taking as many Treacherous Covenant as possible, as the intellect gain from them is so substantial. The alternative would be to go for Bonded Souls.