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Holy Paladin Healing Stat Priority (Legion 7.2)

Last updated on Mar 28, 2017 at 16:14 by Vlad 113 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Holy Paladins in World of Warcraft Legion 7.2, 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 Paladin guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Gamko, a top healer who raids in Serenity, one of the best guilds in the world.

1. Basics

The stat priority for a Holy Paladin is as follows.

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

The effectiveness of Mastery depends on where you, your Beacon target(s), and the raid is positioned. In situations where the entire group is very close to you or your Beacon, Mastery outperforms Versatility. In most raiding situations where the group is spread out, the further your targets are, the less your heals benefit from Mastery. If your target is further than 15 yards away from you, Versatility is the better stat.

Note that for dungeon content, Mastery should also be preferred over Versatility (although Critical Strike should still be your secondary stat of choice).

2. Getting a Better Understanding

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.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities.

Haste lowers your global cooldown and your cast time.

Mastery (Mastery: Lightbringer Icon Mastery: Lightbringer) causes healing you do to be increased the closer they are to you. The actual increase depends on the amount of Mastery you have.

Versatility increases all your damage and healing done, and decreases all damage taken.

3. ChangeLog

  • 28 Mar. 2017: No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 18 Jan. 2017: Added a mention of a dungeon stat priority change.
  • 10 Jan. 2017: Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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