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
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.