Heal Rotation & Cooldowns (5.4.2)
Maintaining a proper Rotation and using the right Cooldowns is essential to maximizing your Holy Paladin. Use this guide to optimize your single target and AoE rotations while learning how to get the most out of your cooldowns.
Single Target Rotation
Seal: Seal of Insight
Buffs: Maintain these buffs on your main healing target.
Healing Priority: Follow these guidelines for optimal healing.
The Holy Paladin healing priority revolves around building and spending Holy Power. Your primary Holy Power builder is Holy Shock. You will consume Holy Power with Eternal Flame. Holy Light, Divine Light, and Flash of Light should all be used as suggested in the Healing Priority, but keep in mind that Holy Light is the most Mana efficient heal to use on targets not affected by your Beacon of Light.
Holy Paladins must also watch for Infusion of Light and Divine Purpose procs. Always try to use Infusion of Light procs on Divine Light for single target healing. Remember that casting Divine Light on your Beacon of Light target will always grant a Holy Power thanks to Tower of Radiance. Divine Purpose procs should be used on Eternal Flame.
Finally, if it’s possible, you should melee to generate additional Mana from Seal of Insight.
If only experiencing low to moderate raid damage, try to heal single targets with Holy Light. As raid damage increases, use Holy Radiance to build Holy Power and Light of Dawn to spend Holy Power. If available, use Lights Hammer on cooldown. Use Infusion of Light procs on Holy Radiance for AoE healing and Holy Shock after Holy Radiance for extra AoE healing thanks to Daybreak. Finally, Divine Purpose procs should be used on Light of Dawn for AoE healing.
These effective cooldowns are available if you chose them in your talent build.
These are effective cooldowns to try and incorporate into most all encounters.