Holy Priest Leveling Guide From 1 to 70 for TBC Classic

Last updated on Jul 01, 2022 at 17:15 by Abide 3 comments

On this page, you will find our level-by-level Holy Priest leveling guide for TBC Classic. Make sure to use the slider to make the guide adapt to your level. For more general leveling information, please refer to our Priest leveling guide. We also have a Shadow Priest leveling guide and a Discipline Priest leveling guide.


Holy Priest Level by Level Rotation, Talents, and Trainer Skills

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Level: 70

It is not recommended to level your Priest as a healer when playing solo, as this is a much slower playstyle than leveling as Shadow . If you do wish to level as Holy, it is highly recommended that you level in a group or constantly look for dungeons to join.


Leveling Talents

Your first talent unlocks at Level 10.

  1. Levels 10 - 12: 3 points in Improved Renew IconImproved Renew.
  2. Levels 13 - 14: 2 points in Holy Specialization IconHoly Specialization.
  3. Levels 15 - 19: 5 points in Divine Fury IconDivine Fury.

Improved Renew IconImproved Renew, Holy Specialization IconHoly Specialization, and Divine Fury IconDivine Fury all aim to increase your healing capabilities.

  1. Level 20: 1 point in Holy Nova IconHoly Nova.
  2. Levels 21 - 23: 3 points in Holy Specialization IconHoly Specialization.
  3. Level 24: 1 point in Inspiration IconInspiration.
  4. Levels 25 - 27: 3 points in Improved Healing IconImproved Healing.
  5. Levels 28 - 29: 2 points in Inspiration IconInspiration.

Holy Specialization IconHoly Specialization, Inspiration IconInspiration, and Improved Healing IconImproved Healing all further increase your healing spells. Holy Nova IconHoly Nova is a good spell if you are leveling in dungeons, as it is both offensive and defensive at the same time, but be aware of the high Mana cost.

  1. Level 30: 1 point in Spirit of Redemption IconSpirit of Redemption.
  2. Levels 31 - 34: 4 points in Spiritual Guidance IconSpiritual Guidance.
  3. Levels 35 - 39: 5 points in Spiritual Healing IconSpiritual Healing.

Spiritual Guidance IconSpiritual Guidance and Spiritual Healing IconSpiritual Healing aim to even further increase your healing abilities. Spirit of Redemption IconSpirit of Redemption is taken for the 5% Spirit increase, but also allows you to keep healing for 15 seconds after you die.

  1. Levels 40 - 42: 3 points in Holy Concentration IconHoly Concentration.
  2. Levels 43 - 44: 2 points in Holy Reach IconHoly Reach.
  3. Levels 45 - 49: 5 points in Empowered Healing IconEmpowered Healing.

Holy Concentration IconHoly Concentration helps with your Mana sustain, giving you free casts from time to time. Empowered Healing IconEmpowered Healing increases your healing spells even further, while Holy Reach IconHoly Reach is taken to increase the radius of your AoE healing spells.

  1. Level 50: 1 point in Circle of Healing IconCircle of Healing.
  2. Levels 51 - 55: 5 points in Wand Specialization IconWand Specialization.
  3. Levels 56 - 58: 3 points in Improved Power Word: Shield IconImproved Power Word: Shield.
  4. Level 59: 1 point in Improved Power Word: Fortitude IconImproved Power Word: Fortitude.

Circle of Healing IconCircle of Healing is a very Mana-intensive, but amazing healing spell; it is an instant cast AoE that will heal all party members around the target. Be very cautious about spamming this ability, as you will run out of Mana quickly.
Wand Specialization IconWand Specialization is a good option, so you can use your wand and help out with some damage while you regenerate Mana.

  1. Level 60: 1 point in Improved Power Word: Fortitude IconImproved Power Word: Fortitude.
  2. Levels 61 - 63: 3 points in Meditation IconMeditation.
  3. Level 64: 1 point in Inner Focus IconInner Focus.
  4. Level 65: 1 point in Absolution IconAbsolution.
  5. Levels 66 - 70: 5 points in Mental Agility IconMental Agility.

Meditation IconMeditation, Inner Focus IconInner Focus and Mental Agility IconMental Agility all help immensely with your Mana issues.


Leveling Rotation

  1. Dispel Magic IconDispel Magic to remove any threatening debuffs on your allies, or buffs on your enemies.
  2. Prayer of Mending IconPrayer of Mending on your tank on the pull, or if there is a lot of AoE damage.
  3. Power Word: Shield IconPower Word: Shield people in emergencies when they will die before you can finish a cast.
  4. Binding Heal IconBinding Heal if both you and your target are low health.
  5. Flash Heal IconFlash Heal people that need a quick emergency heal.
  6. Renew IconRenew anyone that will take consistent damage and use the entire heal over time.
  7. Greater Heal IconGreater Heal anyone taking large amounts of damage.
  8. Heal IconHeal anyone taking large amounts of damage.
  9. Lesser Heal IconLesser Heal anyone taking large amounts of damage.
  10. Circle of Healing IconCircle of Healing if the entire group is near each other and taking large amounts of damage.
  11. Prayer of Healing IconPrayer of Healing if the entire group is taking large amounts of damage.
  12. Holy Nova IconHoly Nova if the group is stacked, all taking moderate damage, and you want to DPS a little.

Early on healing does not leave you with many options. Try to avoid over-healing people as you have a very limited Mana pool.

Holy Nova IconHoly Nova is nice for some early level AoE healing, and it even deals a bit of damage. Don't rely on this as a pure healing spell, as it heals for a low amount and has a high Mana cost.

By now, your Priest's healing kit is very well rounded, having many spells for all different situations. Flash Heal IconFlash Heal acts as your quick cast emergency heal, whereas Greater Heal IconGreater Heal is your long cast, big large heal. Utilizing the proper spell for each situation is what makes a healing priest great.


List of Trainer Skills to Buy

Training spells can be rather expensive, especially if you try to learn every spell available to you. Here we will give you a list of your top priority spells that you will want to train, so you know which ones you can avoid and save some money.



  • 01 Jul. 2022: Fixed incorrect link to Pain Suppression.
  • 21 May 2021: Page added.
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