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Holy Priest Talents & Specs

Welcome to the Holy Priest Talents & Specs page! There are no longer “cookie cutter” or straight forward talent builds, meaning each character can be individual and players are more free to choose. However, this also means it can be harder for those just starting out as a Holy Priest with less guidelines provided.

So we’re going to help you out by providing you with a starting point with regards to choosing talents. You’re free to choose others straight away or you can wait until you’re more comfortable with the Holy Priest class, and then re-jig your setup, but we’ll provide you with an “almost” fool-proof setup to get you started healing successfully.

First thing to do is of course, choose your specialization and because we want to focus on healing as Holy, your specialization will be Holy. Choosing Holy as your specialization will immediately give you access to all the Holy spells and passive abilities that your level allows to improve your ability to heal. To learn about the spells you will receive when choosing your specialization at maximum level, you can see all spells on the Holy Priest Spells page and get a grasp for what each does.

In terms of talents, here’s the setup we recommend choosing, what tier they appear in, what level you can gain it, the “category” we classify them as, what the spell does and the suggested key bind for that spell (if it is an active spell, rather than passive). Hover over the spell name to get the detailed tooltip of that spell.

Mana Conservation
Mana Conservation

Not really a great option in any scenario due to the use of Renew which is currently a bit weak.

Self Preservation
Self Preservation

A good option for self preservation, but somewhat lacking for party/raid wide utility.

Due to the low use of Renew, particularly on yourself, this talent is worth skipping.

Spell Enhancements
Spell Enhancements

Situational for times where you need heavy healing but don't anticipate a death. If the target dies, this talent choice is wasted.

Not as powerful as it was in Legion with the Legendary Cloak. Useful in rare situations, not recommended.

Crowd Control
Crowd Control

A viable option, however the lack of control over those affected leaves one paranoid about pulling additional mobs!

Additional Healing
Additional Healing

Whilst this spell is great fun to use, with a rare instant heal with no cast time, unfortunately due to the strength and unison the other talents have with Holy Words, this spell isn't ideal. But we still use it occasionally just for fun.

Healing Spells
Healing Spells

A “boomerang” spell that heals everyone in a straight line in front and returns to you and heals again. Positioning is crucial for this spell to be effective. Good for stacked situations. Or a conga-line.

Healing Spells
Healing Spells

A set and forget passive talent that reduces the cooldown for both Holy Words by an 33%, meaning you can effectively cast them both 33% extra. A flat heal increase but the strong cooldown based talents in this row tend to outweigh this.


Again, we wish to stress that all talents are viable for a healer, depending on your play style, but these are what we recommend for those starting out. Now you have a grasp on your talents, head to the Holy Priest Glyphs page to further enhance your Holy Priest.

Originally published on November 12th, 2014 by on HealingWoW.com, Last modified: .

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