PVE Holy Priest Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

Holy Priest Class Overview

PVE Holy Priest Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

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.

Talent Tree

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.

PVE Holy Priest Talent Tree, spec WoW WotLK 3.3.5a

There are some variations in talents. Blessed Resilience is taken when you have good gear, when those 3% make a difference, otherwise take Improved Healing

Lightwell – Is a good skill, though lots of people don’t use it. You can take a point off from Blessed Resilience, Test of Faith or Empowered Healing to unlock it.


Major Glyphs:
Glyph of Circle of Healing
Glyph of Prayer of Healing
Glyph of Guardian Spirit or Glyph of Flash Heal

Small Glyphs:
Glyph of Shadowfiend
Glyph of Levitate
Glyph of Shackle Undead


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.

Blue: Sparkling Stormjewel
Red: Purified Dreadstone
Yellow: Luminous Ametrine
This combination is suitable for players who just reached level 80 with low gear level.

Blue: Purified Dreadstone
Red: Purified Dreadstone
Yellow: Reckless Ametrine
For players with medium level of gear.

Spell Power:
Blue: Purified Dreadstone
Red: Runed Cardinal Ruby
Yellow: Reckless Ametrine
For players with high level of gear.


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

Two-handed – Greater Spellpower
One-handed – Mighty Spellpower

Gameplay & Rotations

Basic healing rotation:
Circle of HealingPrayer of MendingPrayer of Healing
Binding Heal is has a huge mana cost, so use it carefully.

Healing a tank:
Prayer of MendingRenewBinding 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 the tank is heavily damaged:
If you have Serendipity start with Greater Heal, or use Binding Heal to stack it. Afterwards, use standard combo.

When things get really scary:
Open up with Guardian Spirit and then use the standard tank-healing rotation

Out of Mana healing:
First of all, if things like this happen it's because you didn’t manage your mana correctly.
Use Guardian SpiritPrayer of MendingRenew.
Lightwell would also help out


Addons play quite a big role in World of Warcraft and should be used by everyone. The question is, what addons do YOU need? Truth is, every player decides for himself what addons does he need or want. Now, there is a list of must-have addons, without them - you won't be taken seriously, or your game will be much more complicated.

Check out our Addons Page which will provide you with download links and configuration information. Addon version is correct for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a.

PVE Holy Priest Guide, WoW WotLK 3.3.5a
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