Classic Priest Healer Spec, Builds, and Talents

Last updated on Aug 09, 2019 at 11:43 by Niphyr 27 comments

On this page, you will find out the best PvE talent choices and builds for your Priest Healer in WoW Classic.

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Talent Builds for Healing Priests

There are multiple builds for Healing Priests, most of them revolve around utilising a similar set of base talents and then applying the remaining points, depending on the intended utility or role that is desired.

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Leveling Builds

If you were looking for leveling builds, please refer to our leveling guide for Priests.

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Important Talents for 'Deep Holy' Priests

Generic Deep Holy Talents Image

Deep Holy in this context refers to you going deep into the Holy tree to pick up a lot of the healing talents, and it goes all out on maximizing your throughput as a healer. There are several variations you can make on this build and it is by no means the only viable build, but this serves as a good guideline.

  • Healing Focus Icon Healing Focus — Whenever you are doing content where you are taking any form of damage, this talent is absolutely crucial to have. Having your spell casts delayed is annoying and, more importantly, very inefficient.
  • Spiritual Healing Icon Spiritual Healing — Provides you with a flat 10% healing increase when you spend 5 points on it. This is great for increasing your throughput.
  • Spiritual Guidance Icon Spiritual Guidance — Allows you to convert up to 25% of your Spirit into Spell Power, making it so that you get more value out of Spirit as a stat, which is great when Spirit is a decent stat to get in the first place.
  • Inspiration Icon Inspiration — Wonderful talent that provides your tanks with a lot of extra mitigation when your direct healing spells critically heal them.
  • Divine Spirit Icon Divine Spirit — It is important to have at least one Priest in the raid get this, but not all Priests have to get it. Make sure to communicate with your fellow Priests about who has to take it.
  • Inner Focus Icon Inner Focus — Adds a lot of efficiency to your healing ability every 3 minutes, both in terms of Mana efficiency and raw throughput.
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Important Talents for 'Deep Discipline' Priests

Generic Deep Discipline Talents Image

Deep Discipline in this context refers to you going deep into the Discipline tree to focus more on your own damage and, most importantly, gives you the option to pick Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion. This build is not really recommended early on, as you give up a lot of the healing benefits that going deep into Holy provides. It also does not have a tremendous amount of flexibility in terms of your talent choices. As you and your raid get more gear, this build becomes stronger because you do not have to heal as much, which makes shifting the focus to increasing the DPS of your raid more excusable.

  • Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion - This is the biggest reason to consider this build. Adding an extra damage cooldown to your raid makes it valuable for fights where it is not so much about the healing, but the DPS required. Be prepared for bribes from your raid to give them Power Infusion!
  • Divine Spirit Icon Divine Spirit - It is important to have at least one Priest in the raid get this, but not all Priests have to get it. Make sure to communicate with your fellow Priests about who has to take it.
  • Inner Focus Icon Inner Focus - This adds a lot of efficiency to your healing ability every 3 minutes, both in terms of Mana efficiency and raw throughput.
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Changelog

  • 09 Aug. 2019: Guide added.
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