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Holy Priest Raid Tips
Priorites & Abilities
Macros & Addons
General Raid Tips
Try to learn as much of the fight beforehand. Watch videos, watch streams, go over logs, all to recognize damage patterns.
Separate your raid cooldowns (
Power Word: Barrier
Healing Tide Totem
) with your other healers, unless otherwise required. On progression, your cds are precious and must be divvied up.
Minimize your own damage taken by maximizing your positioning.
Tomb of Sargeras Specific Tips
Keep an eye on targets effected by DoTs. Staying in range of your raid is quite important as its very easy for players to be widely spread as they are soaking.
Prepare Holy Words and Hymn before
Watch targets effected by
, spot heal as needed
This fight will steadily ramp up in damage as players move up and down in the realms and more interrupts are missed of the Pangs of Guilt.
Organize with your healers on a relative order to Confess and rotate cooldowns through that period as raid damage ramps up.
's cooldown as it will often be a strong time to use raid cooldowns.
Stay spread out from other players to avoid the
stacks as they can get really out of hand very quickly.
Precast PoHs for
. You will want to have raid cooldowns ready for the sustained damage and detonate for when
Watch timers to prepare for each
. There is a cast time that will occur shortly after so be mindful of the time it will take after the boss mod tracker shows the ability will occur.
Every Eclipse is an opportunity for a raid cooldown and heavy HWord usage. Healing the
Embrace of the Eclipse
absorb, or healing the split damage from
For every Eclipse you should have significant damage to heal, but it is important to be careful not to burn through mana too quickly, a big reason why
is a strong choice for this boss.
Track the Throw Glaive debuff so that you can instantly Serenity players targeted by it
Watch out for those targeted by
on them if needed.
If targeted by
run to the edge of the room to drop off the void zones.
Stick to the walls to avoid the Glaive Storms. Often running to the area that the glaives just landed will give you a safer position from which you can watch for the next bounceback from the glaives.
Watch for small adds in the Spirit Realm, they will knock you back when they explode.
to the area designated by your group
Watch out for targets with
as they will be taking extremely heavy damage.
Frequent use of
is encouraged for low-cost, sustained healing on all targets.
Look for a spot to use Leytorrent Potion ~15-20seconds before the next
happens. This period before is usually one of the lowest in damage taken.
If soaked properly, the Sundering that you must stand in will deal significantly less damage to the group than the one that you must move away from (it varies based on which Realm you are in)
is very predictable in its timings. Try to have your
Holy Word: Sanctify
ready before each shot goes off so that you can rapidly reverse the damage.
This fight is extremely movement intensive on mythic. Watch your positioning so that you may properly move in to soak
and get your
Prayer of Healing
casts off in time.
Stick to the walls when the Crashing Wave occurs so that you may more easily dodge it.
Watch targets effected by
, they are at high risk of death if they are not topped, have
and are soaking a
Watch your tanks (Mythic) or a particular infusion side (Heroic/Norm) when soaking the
Hammer of Creation
Hammer of Obliteration
Don't touch the other color, you may even consider during the
Wrath of the Creators
to stand away from your raid and not soak orbs if you fear that someone will hit the wrong color. For a disorganized raid group, it is safer to get no healing increase and no bombs, than a big healing increase that is wasted because you had to drop your bomb.
Try to use
Holy Word: Sanctify
so that you can quickly heal any melee clumps before they spread out too far.
as you would for any burst damage, finding a central location for your Hymn to hit all targets is essential.
Grips are excellent for motivating reluctant soakers for
Touch of Sargeras
on the tank is rough,
Shadow Reflection: Erupting
begins to ramp-up rapidly in damage. Prepare to be consistently casting PoH/Sanctify to keep the raid healthy during this period
and the resulting cleave if players stand too close, can deal tons of damage. Designate a handful of immobile ranged to soak it. Healers/SPriest for example.
needs to be healed up once you find Illidan during the transmission. Find him quickly so that you can plant your feet and start healing again.
Darkness of a Thousand Souls
deals tons of damage, ensure all raid members are topped off. Later on you will be able to avoid a huge amount of the damage from this mechanic via
Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus
Velen's Future Sight
are your most frequently used/highest performing legendaries.
X'anshi, Shroud of Archbishop Benedictus
is an exceptional safety net and strong to utilize on progression.
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