Holy Priest Class Overview
Welcome to my Holy Priest Healer guide for World of Warcraft WotLK 3.3.5a. This will be a short guide describing what Talents, Glyphs, Gems and Enchants you will need in order to succeed in a raid. In the end of the guide there are also some tips and basic rotation for the class.
Holy Priest is one of the most underrated healers in WotLK. His array of skills allows him to contribute any raid. Important to note, that this spec is hard to play due to his Mana Costs. Managing your Mana will be a key-moment.
One of the pros being a Holy Priest is your adaptation to every situation. You can change your rotations depending on the situation. Holy Priest arsenal includes all kind of spells: HoTs (Heal over Time), single- and AoE (Area of Effect) spells, also instant spells and heals capable of basically reviving your whole raid in a dangerous situation.
Gems are used to get your stat caps depending on what you lack, so it is situational
Insightful Earthsiege Diamond this meta gem will allow you to regenerate 600 – 1200 mana per minute
There are different ways of combining gems.
Head – Arcanum of Burning Mysteries
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Storm
Cloak – Greater Speed
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Superior Spellpower
Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Brilliant Spellthread
Boots – Icewalker
Gameplay & Rotations
Healing a tank:
Prayer of Mending → Renew → Binding Heal
When you’re at full health and the tank doesn’t get too much incoming damage, instead of using Binding Heal, you can use Flash Heal until you reach 2 stacks of Serendipity
When things get really scary:
Open up with Guardian Spirit and then use the standard tank-healing rotation
Boss mods for all raid bosses.
A must have addon.
User Interface (UI) AddOn. Quartz is a modular approach to a casting bar addon.
User Interface (UI) AddOn. A complete replacement for Blizzard's default unit frames, including raid frames and raid tools.
OmniCC is an addon that adds text to items, spell and abilities that are on cooldown.
Omen is one of the most popular threat meters.
A must have addon.
Tool for helping Healer to their work. Highly customizable tool for faster and more efficient healing.
The addon will notify you in the middle of your screen with an icon, name of the spell that has procced.