Holy Priest Patch 9.1 Changes Analysis

Last updated on May 19, 2021 at 15:44 by Niphyr 32 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you how the Patch 9.1 changes for Holy Priest affect the spec and what the current state of theorycrafting is.

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Holy Priest in Patch 9.1: Chains of Domination

This page will go over how the changes currently on the Patch 9.1 Public Test Realm (PTR) will affect Holy Priests, specifically how the changes impact the playstyle, best Legendaries, Covenants, etc. If you are simply interested in what the current changes are for Holy Priest on the 9.1 PTR, you can instead read our full list of changes to the entire Priest class on our dedicated page below. For an additional list of content coming in Patch 9.1, you can also check out our Patch 9.1 Overview page.

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Disclaimer

Because the changes discussed on this page are on the PTR, there is a high likelihood of things changing before Patch 9.1 goes live. Additionally, as there is still a lot of time left until 9.1 goes live, things that might currently appear best might not end up being best due to continued theorycrafting discovering better builds. Due to this, we strongly suggest that you check back when 9.1 is fully live for the latest state of Holy Priests.

2.

Best Talents in Patch 9.1 for Holy Priest

The changes in 9.1 do not have any impact on talent balance.

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Rotation in Patch 9.1 for Holy Priest

The changes in 9.1 to Symbol of Hope Icon Symbol of Hope grant it raid-wide cooldown reduction on the personal cooldown for each player. This means that for optimal usage you will want to try and use Symbol of Hope after the majority of players have used their personals to get the maximum value out of this effect. Symbol retains the Mana return component granting a percentage of missing Mana, so you will continue to cast this as late into the fight as practical if you want to optimise this part of the spell.

In an organised raid you will likely end up using it primarily for the cooldown reduction portion, typically after a period of raid-wide damage that most of the raid will be using their personal cooldowns to mitigate.

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Best Legendary in Patch 9.1 for Holy Priest

None of the newly-added Legendaries currently appear to be better than Flash Concentration Icon Flash Concentration or Harmonious Apparatus Icon Harmonious Apparatus, and these two will most likely remain the best options in 9.1.

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Best Covenant in Patch 9.1 for Holy Priest

Since none of the new Legendaries appear better than our current best-in-slot, there is nothing leaning us towards a specific covenant in 9.1.

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Changelog

  • 19 May 2021: Page created.
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