Holy Priest Healing Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.2
On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Holy Priest, based on your stat priority. We also give budget alternatives. This page is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.
If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Holy Priest gems and enchants.
Best Gems for Holy Priests
The gems you will use depend on the content you are primarily focusing on.
You should socket Sensei's Neltharite or Sensei's Alexstraszite in all of your sockets. Both gems are roughly equal in value. You should also equip one Skillful Illimited Diamond or Inscribed Illimited Diamond.
You should socket Crafty Alexstraszite or Crafty Ysemerald in all of your sockets. Both gems are roughly equal in value. You should also equip one Fierce Illimited Diamond or Inscribed Illimited Diamond.
Dungeons and Raid
If you find yourself swapping between both dungeons and raids regularly and want to optimize for both with the same set of gear, we suggest going with Sensei's Alexstraszite or Crafty Ysemerald in all of your sockets. You should also equip one Inscribed Illimited Diamond.
Best Enchants for Holy Priests
The optimal enchants are listed in the table below. You can also use the appropriate writ version of an enchant as a cheaper alternative.
|Weapon||Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion|
|Cloak||Enchant Cloak - Regenerative Leech|
|Chest||Enchant Chest - Waking Stats|
|Bracers||Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Leech|
|Belt||Shadowed Belt Clasp|
|Rings||Enchant Ring - Devotion of Critical Strike|
As a Holy Priest, stats are so close together for healing that you are largely free to use other stat enchants on rings if you prefer them. Mastery for Raiding and Haste for Dungeons are also good alternatives. Meanwhile, for weapon enchants, Enchant Weapon - Sophic Devotion is the recommended choice for your weapon, but any of the Writ alternatives below are also viable options.
- Enchant Weapon - Earthen Writ (raids)
- Enchant Weapon - Burning Writ (dungeons & raids)
- Enchant Weapon - Sophic Writ (dungeons & raids)
- Enchant Weapon - Wafting Writ (dungeons)
In situations where you want some additional survivability, such as difficult raid encounters or high Mythic+, you can opt for defensive-orientated enchants such as Frozen Spellthread on legs, Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Avoidance on Wrist, Enchant Boots - Watcher's Loam on Boots and Enchant Cloak - Graceful Avoidance on Cloak.
Should you find a specific encounter or dungeon has hefty movement requirements, you can also opt for numerous Speed enchants to assist. These include Enchant Cloak - Homebound Speed to Cloak, Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Speed to Wrist and Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze to Boots.
Consumables for Holy Priests
Best Flasks and Potions for Holy
Phial of Tepid Versatility should be used in raid and mythic+. Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage is a close second but is a much less reliable throughput increase and can also deal damage to you at bad times.
For Mana return, Aerated Mana Potion and Potion of Frozen Focus should both be kept available depending on the situation. While Potion of Frozen Focus is preferred; there are situations where you can not spend 10 seconds channeling and should instead use an Aerated Mana Potion.
Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power (or its lesser Elemental Potion of Power variant) is your recommended potion for burst healing throughput. These potions can also be obtained from a Potion Cauldron of Ultimate Power/ Potion Cauldron of Power.
Dreamwalker's Healing Potion acts as your healing potion. Each use will incur a 5-minute cooldown, but multiple can be consumed in an extended boss fight. In addition, a Warlock's Healthstones do not share a cooldown with other healing consumables.
Finally, Alchemy offers several utility potions, including those that can be used while you are dead! While not every potion will be listed, you should at least keep a small number of Residual Neural Channeling Agent on you to use while you have an available potion and are waiting for a battle resurrection.
Best Food for Holy
If available, Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak / Hoard of Draconic Delicacies is your food of choice for some additional Intellect. If a feast is unavailable, you should buff yourself with Filet of Fangs.
Additional, Optional Consumables
While they are not as necessary for success in areas of content as phials, potions and food, there are some additional consumables available for a small amount of extra temporary power for your character.
Weapon Runes function similarly to Weapon Oils of previous expansions, applying a temporary buff to your weapon that is not removed on death. In Dragonflight, you will want to apply a Buzzing Rune to your weapons for some additional Critical Strike.
If you find yourself in need of a Bloodlust-effect, drums are a useful tool to provide a similar, but weaker, form of the buff. At Level 70, the only drums that can be used are Feral Hide Drums.
Note that in Dragonflight, you can freely change your talents at any time outside of combat or a mythic+ dungeon. Because of this, there are no tome consumables to worry about!
Augment Runes for Holy
In addition, if you can afford it, you should use Draconic Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of the consumable runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.
- 08 Nov. 2023: Added more consumable advice.
- 06 Nov. 2023: Updated with Patch 10.2 changes.
- 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7.
- 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
- 07 May 2023: Updated with latest hotfix changes.
- 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1 including Onyx Annulet section.
- 31 Mar. 2023: Further Patch 10.0.7 updates.
- 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
- 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
- 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
- 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
- 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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