Holy Priest Healing Guide

Level 110, Patch 8.0

Holy Priest PvE Healing Rotation - 8.0

Below is our guide for prioritizing your Holy Priest abilities optimally. This should help give you a basic understanding of what to do and what's most important to focus on. Keep in mind that simply following this (or any other) rotation guide will not guarantee you to be amazing at healing. How aggressively you execute the rotation, how fast and intelligently you react in encounters, your FPS, latency, etc. play a large part in the end-result of your performance. We encourage you to really focus on those things and perfect this rotation if you're very performance-focused.

Single Target Rotation

Healing Priority: Use this spell priority for single target healing.

  • Renew for low to moderate healing on as many targets as possible.
  • Prayer Of Mending for low to moderate healing on as many targets as possible.
  • Heal to heal moderate to high amounts of damage.
  • Flash Heal as an emergency heal to save players facing death. Watch for Surge Of Light procs (if selected).
  • Holy Word Serenity as a massive emergency heal with a long cooldown.

Holy Priest single target healing follows the priority above. Use Renew and Prayer Of Mending as much as possible and work your way down the priority based on the amount of damage received by your target. Heal provides strong single target healing for high amounts of damage and Flash Heal is your emergency heal. It is also important to watch for Holy Words to reduce the cooldown of Holy Word Serenity with each Heal and Flash Heal that you cast.

AoE Rotation

Renew and Prayer Of Mending should be maintained on as many targets as possible during low to moderate periods of AoE healing. As AoE damage increase, you will need to use Prayer Of Healing on cooldown. Holy Word Sanctify should be used as often as possible on the targets in most need of healing. 

Effective Cooldowns

These are effective cooldowns to try and incorporate in each encounter.

  • Divine Hymn Use as needed to heal major raid damage.
  • Guardian Spirit Use to prevent the death of key players in your party/raid.
  • Apotheosis Use as needed for burst healing (if selected).
  • Symbol Of Hope Use as directed by your group leader for burst mana recovery (if selected).
  • Holy Word Salvation Use as directed by your group leader for burst healing (if selected).