Holy Priest Healing Stat Priority (WoD 6.2)

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Holy Priests in World of Warcraft WoD 6.2, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

The other pages of our Holy Priest guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

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This guide has been reviewed and approved by Jhazrun, one of the best Holy Priests in the world, who raids in Paragon.

1. Basics↑top

We recommend this stat priority for Holy Priests.

  1. Multistrike;
  2. Haste;
  3. Intellect;
  4. Mastery;
  5. Versatility;
  6. Critical Strike.

When healing in large groups, the positions of Haste and Mastery are switched. Mastery becomes more valuable then as you are able to efficiently use spells like Circle of Healing Icon Circle of Healing and Prayer of Mending Icon Prayer of Mending, whereas in small groups you tend to use single target heals more often.

These statistics have been obtained by combining common sense, in-game testing, and simulations using Simulation Craft.

2. Getting a Better Understanding↑top

2.1. Statistics Explanations

Intellect is your primary stat. You should look for this stat in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Spell Power, which increases the power of your heals.

Spirit increases your Mana regeneration. You should always aim to have items with Spirit. Once you are comfortable with your Mana regeneration, you can start prioritising other statistics. Spirit is only available for healers on Amulets, Cloaks, Rings, and Trinkets.

Mastery increases the amount of healing done by your Mastery: Echo of Light Icon Mastery: Echo of Light. This causes each one of your direct heals to place a HoT on the target, healing for a percentage of the initial heal over 6 seconds. Successive applications of this HoT do stack.

Note that in small raid sizes, Mastery is of lower importance since it does not benefit from Renew Icon Renew.

Haste lowers the cast time of your heals, as well as your global cooldown. It grants the greatest benefits to over-time effects like Renew and Lightwell Icon Lightwell, but little to none to ones such as Circle of Healing Icon Circle of Healing.

Critical Strike is not very valuable, as unlike other healers, Holy Priests gain no additional effects from critical strikes.