Holy Priest Healing Crucible of Storms Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3
On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Holy Priest for each boss of the following raid: Crucible of Storms. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.
For the Holy Priest Boss Advice, we got together with Shelanne, moderator for Warcraft Priests and author of their popular Quick-Start Holy Priest guide.
Talent Cheatsheet for Holy Priest in Crucible of Storms
Holy Priest Boss Advice in Crucible of Storms
Keep in mind that, although your cooldowns may be mentioned in specific parts of this guide, you should always try to coordinate with your healing team and raid leader when possible to find the optimal place to cast these for your chosen strategy. While this primarily applies to Divine Hymn, Holy Word: Salvation, and Guardian Spirit, you may sometimes be asked to use Apotheosis or Symbol of Hope at specific times as well.
All talent choices made for each boss are suggestions intended on best dealing with the specific mechanics of that encounter. Due to Holy Priest having quite balanced talents, for the Level 40, Level 45, and Level 50 talents, there will be multiple viable talent options for many of the encounters.
The Restless Cabal
In this encounter, there are three relics of power that the bosses will activate upon reaching 75%, 50%, and 25% health.
Because usage of the Void Stone applies Embrace of the Void to the raid, which prevents healing done, aim to top the raid up as much as possible prior to it being used, ideally with a raid cooldown such as Divine Hymn or Holy Word: Salvation. Use the time the shield is up and healing is prevented to help contribute to damage with Smite while regenerating Mana.
The Tempest Caller creates Storm of Annihilation which deals ticking Nature damage for 15 seconds to the entire raid, and kills anyone who drops below 25% health with Annihilate. It is important your raid is kept healthy during this ability with raid cooldowns, such as Divine Hymn or Holy Word: Salvation. When you are not channelling your Divine Hymn, make sure to spot heal anyone who is dropping low to avoid Annihilate.
Promises of Power does grant extra damage and this is a buff that should not be immediately dispelled from all raid members. Coordinate dispelling of this debuff with your raid team to ensure appropriate uptime without risking any deaths. Dispelling it will also deal damage to the player dispelling it, so make sure you are healthy before doing so.
Pay attention to Crushing Doubt — it will do increased damage up until expiration. Strong single target healing will be necessary for those two targets. Remember to utilize Guardian Spirit or Desperate Prayer if needed. If you find you have slow members of your raid that are having trouble moving out with Crushing Doubt, you can use Angelic Feather to give them a movement speed boost.
You will most likely need to assist in soaking Void Crash during this fight, as the DPS will want to have high stacks of Promises of Power, so they will be unable to.
While Halo is a good choice for this fight, you need to be able to use it wisely. It will do damage to your raid members if they are considered hostile to allies during Cerebral Assault.
Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void
Tempest Caller from The Restless Cabal is back and it still causes Annihilate to kill anyone who drops below 25% health when affected by it. It is important your raid is kept healthy during this ability with raid cooldowns, such as Divine Hymn or Holy Word: Salvation.
Make sure to stand near the edge of the room during Oblivion Tear to keep as much of the room clear as possible. Standing in them will heal the boss, so these must be avoided until the Embrace of the Void is used to soak them up.
During Phase 3, Uu'nat will cast Gift of N'Zoth: Lunacy at 100 energy. This prevents healing done to allies for the duration and you should aim to have your raid healthy with raid cooldowns, such as Divine Hymn or Holy Word: Salvation, prior to Uu'nat reaching 100 energy. Similar to Cabal, Halo can be just slightly tricky to use during this fight as Gift of N’Zoth: Lunacy will cause the raid to become hostile to allies for 5 seconds. Make sure to avoid casting Halo during this time.
Raid members marked with Insatiable Torment become immune to healing for the rest of the encounter. In order to receive the healing they need, they will need to leech it from nearby raid members. Make sure all raid members within 5 yards of the target are healed up.
Good positioning will be needed during Piercing Gaze of N'Zoth, as you need to be able to soak one beam and let the debuff fall off before soaking the other. Not letting the debuff fall off first gives you a second stack, which can be fatal. This can be increasingly difficult if you need to do this while also helping others with Insatiable Torment, or dealing with it yourself.
- 14 Jan. 2020: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.3 and no changes are necessary.
- 24 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
- 23 May 2019: Added more tips for both bosses.
- 15 Apr. 2019: Guide added.
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