Stat Priority (5.4.8)

Stats are the core of your character and how you choose to balance those stats will greatly impact the effectiveness of your Holy Priest. Use this guide to select the stats that are the most important for your Priest and learn how to prioritize those stats to optimize your performance.

Stat Priority

Intellect > Spirit > Mastery > Haste > Crit

Stat Summaries

PvP Resilience and PvP PowerPatch 5.3 introduced major changes to PvP Resilience and PvP Power to reduce their effectiveness. In general, traditional secondary stats like Crit, Haste, and Mastery are now much more effective in PvP. Our stat priorities are based on the best available information, but we expect our recommendations to change as the PvP season progresses.

Intellect Increases damage and healing dealt by all spells and slightly improves critical strike chance.

Spirit Increases the rate of your Mana regeneration. Spirit is the best stat for Mana efficiency. Only stack enough Spirit to have just enough Mana for your typical PvP encounter.

Mastery
Mastery Echo of Light adds a HoT effect to your direct heals.

Haste Reduces cast time, lowers the GCD, and gives extra ticks on HoTs.

Crit Increases the chance for your heals to critically hit for additional healing.