Holy Priest

Patch 9.0

Written by Buythelight & Mitzki Last Updated: 16th Jan, 2021

Stat Priorities

In general, you want to have as many stats as possible, no secondary is worth dropping item level for. At equal item level in general you prefer intellect, mastery and crit while trying to avoid haste.

Stat Ranking

Intellect > Mastery > Crit > Versatility > Haste

Stat Outline

Intellect: Increases your spell power which boosts your abilities throughput.

Mastery: Echo of Light - a % of your direct healing is repeated over 6 seconds. Very powerful throughput when it does not overheal

Critical Strike: Has no synergies with the holy priest toolkit, other than increasing your chance to critically hit.

Versatility: Flat out increases damage and healing done, while decreasing damage taken.

Haste: increases casting speed, reduces the global cooldown and reduces the cooldown of Prayer of Mending and Circle of Healing.


Throughput wise, the races are all really close and you will never be forever behind because one chose one race over another.

Goblin does, however, deserve a special shoutout due to their racial offering some much-appreciated mobility.

On the Alliance side, Void Elves have a decent mobility racial as well, and as such are the premier option.


Enchant weapon - Celestial Guidance

Enchant ring - Tenet of mastery

Enchant gloves - Shadowlands Gathering (optional)

Enchant chest - Eternal Bounds

Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

Enchant Boots - Speed of Soul

Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech or Fortified Avoidance


Intellect Gem: Leviathan's Eye of Intellect x1

Mastery Gem: Masterful Jewel Cluster


Armor Kit: Heavy Desolate Armor Kit

Food: Iridescent Ravioli with Apple Sauce

Oil: Embalmer's Oil

Healing Potion: Spiritual Healing Potion

Potion: Potion of Sacrificial Anima (with 4x Prayer of Healing or 3x prayer of healing + 1x Holy Word: Sanctify)

Mana Potion: Potion of Spiritual Clarity

Flask: Spectral Flask of Power