TBC Classic Holy Priest Stat Priority

Last updated on May 30, 2021 at 09:38 by Abide 11 comments

On this page, you will find out the optimal PvE stat priority for your Holy Priest in TBC Classic. We first present the stat priority, before delving into more complex explanations.

Here we will go over all of the Holy Priest stats, what each stat does, which stats to look out for, and list them in a priority order.


Stat Priority for Holy/Healing Priests

  1. Spell Haste;
  2. Bonus Healing;
  3. Spell Critical Strike;
  4. Spirit;
  5. Intellect;
  6. Mana Per 5;
  7. Stamina.

Basic Stats for Holy Priests

Here we will give you a full breakdown of what each stat offers you as a Holy Priest.


Spell Haste

Spell Haste is your biggest increase to healing output by reducing your global cooldown when you are using instant casts, as well as reducing cast time of your spells; Spell Haste multiplies your healing capabilities much more than any other stat bonus. Early on it is difficult to find this stat, so focus on other stats until you can begin transitioning into haste.


Bonus Healing

Every Healer needs a good amount of Bonus Healing to amplify their spells up to a higher level. Your goal should be to aim for around 2,000 Bonus Healing before starting to prioritize other stats.


Spell Crit

Spell Critical Strike chance is a great stat as a healing spell that crits heals for 50% more. Early on it may be hard to get this stat much, if at all, but in later gearing this stat really starts to shine.



Spirit is a great stat for Healing Priests, increasing our Mana regeneration as well as increasing our Bonus Healing through Spiritual Guidance IconSpiritual Guidance. With Meditation IconMeditation, Spirit gives us Mana regeneration while casting. In addition, when we are not casting, our regeneration is greatly increased.



Intellect increases our Mana pool, Spell Critical Strike chance, and our Mana regen. In TBC Classic, Intellect is now factored into the the Spirit regen formula, making Intellect a very strong stat for healing Priests.


Mana Per 5

While Mana per 5 is a good stat, it is a bit worse than Spirit since Spirit gives us more than just regen. It is still a good stat to pick up whenever you can.



While you should not focus on Stamina, it is important that you have enough to survive boss encounters that deal damage to random players. Priest has one of the lowest base health pools in the game, so taking gear that has slightly worse healing stats but some Stamina on it may be needed.



  • 30 May 2021: Guide added.
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