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Holy Priest Quick Start Guide
This Guide is intended for new players just trying out the spec, casually raiding or working on max-level quests like class mounts, or for someone who hasn't played the spec in awhile and wants a quick brush up on what to do. If you are looking for more in-depth information, check out the other guide sections listed on the right-hand side of this page, or the
Priorites & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Here are some simple builds for Holy Priests. More information about all of the talents and reasons for taking them can be found on the
Holy Priest Talent Guide
This build is focused primarily on raiding.
This build is focused on Mythic+
Mastery (Around 40%)
Haste (Around 15-20%)
More in-depth information about stats and gear to target can be found
Fresh 110s in Legion can gear up pretty quickly (~880 ilvl) between World Quests, Dauntless and Relinquished Tokens from Nethershards, Heroic Dungeons, and PvP. Give our
Legion Gearing Before Raids
guide a read to learn which avenue of acquiring gear sounds the most interesting for you. Any gear can proc Warforged or Titanforged ilvl gains, so gear from any source can be a huge upgrade for new players.
Thanks to Artifact Knowledge catch-up mechanisms added in 7.2, you'll be able to empower your artifact fairly quickly even if this is your first 110, acquiring the first three golden traits with little effort.
For Holy Priests the current recommended artifact path after 35 traits is:
Learn about the catch-up mechanisms in our
Tips for Alts Guide
. If you already have a main at 110 and AK 30 or higher, just send the BoA Artifact book
Artifact Research Compendium: Volumes I-V
over to your alt so they'll instantly hit AK 25 or higher depending on your main's artifact knowledge level.
Don't forget to complete the Class Hall questline for the
third Artifact Relic
, which was nerfed in Patch 7.2 to have faster missions and fewer requirements. Acquiring the third relic will greatly increase the item level of your weapon and give you another free trait rank.
Here is a basic priority system for Holy Priest. More information about the priority of your abilities, as well as an explanation of important abilities and advanced tips, can be found
Holy Word: Serenity
on cooldown (if target is around 50% HP)
Holy Word: Sanctify
on cooldown (if hitting full 6 players and sufficient damage is going out).
Prayer of Mending
as needed and to deal with spot damage
Prayer of Healing
As raid damage occurs and if mana is permitting.
with respect to other healer's raid cooldowns when heavy damage occurs (addressed further in Advanced section).
as filler when not moving.
as filler when moving.
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