Season of Discovery Holy Priest Healer Stat Priority

Last updated on Jul 05, 2024 at 10:00 by Sellin 4 comments

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


Stat Priority for Holy Priests

Holy Priest is one of WoW's most iconic healers and they scale incredibly well with gear, knowing how to best optimize your Priest can prove to be an almost night and day difference when it comes to having the resources available to best handle any encounter throughout the Season of Discovery.

  1. Healing Power
  2. Mana per 5 seconds (Mp5)
  3. Spirit
  4. Intellect
  5. Spell Crit
  6. Stamina

Stat Explanation for Healing Priest


Healing Power

Healing Power increases the amount of healing by your abilities, the more healing power the stronger your heals and thus the less Mana you have to spend keeping your group alive.


Mana Per 5 (Mp5)

Mana per 5 seconds or MP5 is the stat that allows you to continue to regenerate mana while in combat and casting abilities, this is a crucial stat as a healer and something you should actively seek out as much of as possible especially in the lower level bands where mana is likely to be quite an issue on lower level encounters.



Spirit increases your Mana and Health regeneration while not casting or out of combat, this can be a useful stat if you are able to take advantage of the 5 second rule, which means you are not spending your mana for 5 seconds, after this period you would begin to regenerate mana as if you were out of combat, therefore being able to utilize your spirit. Meditation Icon Meditation now also allows you to regenerate 15% of your Mana regeneration to continue while casting making this stat quite valuable in addition to Spiritual Guidance Icon Spiritual Guidance which causes you to gain Spell Damage and Healing equal to 25% of your total Spirit, improving your output as well.



Each point of Intellect increases your maximum Mana by 15 and slightly increases your chance to crit with your spells. Mana is incredibly important as a Healer as this is the resource you will need to be able to keep your party alive.


Spell Critical Strike

Spell Crit increases the chance of your spells to deal a critical strike which causes your heal to be 150% more effective, while this is a great stat for maximizing your HPS it can often lead to overhealing which is unfortunately useless. With the addition of Runes like Surge of Light Icon Surge of Light and Divine Aegis Icon Divine Aegis this stat is made even more valuable and while still not a priority over MP5 the extra benefits will certainly be noticeable.



1 Stamina will give you 10 hit points, while you will very rarely be tanking anything as a Shadow priest there are many situations especially in dungeons and raids where there is unavoidable damage, the more health you have the easier this will be to manage.



  • 05 Jul. 2024: Updated for Phase 4.
  • 31 Mar. 2024: Updated for Phase 3.
  • 11 Feb. 2024: Updated for Phase 2.
  • 15 Dec. 2023: Guide updated.
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