Holy Priest Overview
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Priest Healer for Incarnate on US-Ner'zhul. I've been raiding in WoW for almost 6 years straight with my most recent accomplishments of finishing Mythic Trial of Valor US-15, World 52nd.
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Holy in Legion has grown a great deal from Warlords of Draenor, offering a fresh take on how we heal. Holy Words have been significantly buffed offering impressive tools to our arsenal. While the Holy Word spells have large cooldowns, they can be reduced by casting spells that trigger
, which has been changed from its form in past expansions. Your bread and butter heals like
, now work as support spells which help you pump out Holy Words faster. Thanks to this and other changes, you'll see that Holy is looking to be in fantastic shape on a competitive and personal enjoyment level.
My goal through this guide and any post guide instruction is to give you a better understanding of the practical applications of theorycraft without the fluff that could inhibit your gameplay. Part of this will involve explaining the thought process for WHY you are casting specific spells over others to better instruct on some of the nuances of healing that others do not explain. Thank you for choosing my guide and I hope you find it instructive.
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What makes Holy Priest Special
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Legion Healing Overview
: Healers that worship the power of the Light, Holy Priests use powerful healing spells to keep themselves and their allies healed through dire situations.
: Holy Priests use mana as their resource for spells.
is a passive personal damage taken reduction from melee hits.
as well as
are the Holy Priests bread and butter. Use other healing spells such as
to reduce the cooldown of your holy words.
should be used as often as possible.
on cooldown, utilizing AoE and Single Target healing to reduce your Holy Word cooldowns via Serendipity.
are both on the same talent row. These are used for mobility if needed.
: Apart from your Holy Words,
is your main healing cooldown as well as
: A weapon that not only takes the image of the Naaru but is also blessed by them.
: Intellect Cloth
: Specializes in Single Target Healing as well as Healing Over Time.
Every race except for Orcs can play a priest.
Priests can use daggers, 1H maces, staves, and wands.
Iconic Holy Priest abilities:
: Your direct healing spells heal for an additional 10% over 6 sec.
Not sure what race to play? Below is a breakdown of each race for this spec among players with updated
. Data is updated once per week.
Priests have a variety of vanity glyphs:
to float your Levitate targets on clouds,
to change the appearance of your Shadow Fiend,
to change the appearance of your Shackle Undead spell, and
to appear as a Val'kyr!
They can equip the legendary weapons
All of these items are sold by
: Summons holy orbs or ravens.
: effect of old Glyph of Confession
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