Holy Priest introduction guide

Patch 10.0 Last Updated: 17th Nov, 2022
Heregellas Holy Priest Author
Heregellas

Note: This guide was written before Dragonflight was live

Introduction

This guide was written by Heregellas.

Heregellas, or Alisza on his priest, mostly plays disc/holy priest or resto druid during progress. He previously raided in From Scratch, and in Impact as an officer & raid leader before joining Method.

Holy Priest brings a lot of sustain healing throughput and can spot heal quite nicely thanks to Holy Words. Their DPS is pretty good, with easy-to-maintain spells and, of course, the Power Infusion.

They don’t bring any damage reduction, though, and won’t be able to burst heal during regular windows, which their other spec will cover: Discipline.

What has changed

First Impressions

Dragonflight is bringing back talent trees. Even though a modified version of the old trees (with a Class tree and a Specialization tree, with two distinct pools of points), we have some exciting changes/additions, such as:

No more Flash Heal to stack 5 times and to keep now, which was a bit boring sometimes, but overall the same healing set-up, with the addition of some Prayer of Healing build (since the spell was kind of never used during Shadowlands).

The fact that we still can have the damage reduction from Fade (10% via Translucent Image), another one with Flash Heal (10% via Protective Light), and another 3% reduction on magic damage (Spell Warding) from talents is really most welcome.