Holy Priest Healing Gems, Enchants, and Consumables in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Sep 03, 2018 at 09:22 by Niphyr 30 comments

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants for a Holy Priest in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1. We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) and profession-specific perks.

The other pages of our Holy Priest guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Niphyr, a generally knowledgeable, long-time healing Priest and theorycrafter. You can follow him on Twitter.

1. Gems for Holy Priests

The gems you will use depend on the content you are primarily focusing on.

If you find yourself swapping between both dungeons and raids regularly and want to optimise for both with the same set of gear, we suggest going with Critical Strike gems and enchants on any items you share between both activities. Critical Strike and Mastery both have similar value in a raid environment, but Critical Strike is superior in dungeons.

1.1. Raiding

You should use Kraken's Eye of Intellect Icon Kraken's Eye of Intellect in one socket, and Masterful Tidal Amethyst Icon Masterful Tidal Amethyst (or the cheaper Masterful Kubiline Icon Masterful Kubiline) in all other sockets.

1.2. Dungeons

You should use Kraken's Eye of Intellect Icon Kraken's Eye of Intellect in one socket, and Deadly Amberblaze Icon Deadly Amberblaze (or the cheaper Deadly Solstone Icon Deadly Solstone) in all other sockets.

2. Enchants for Holy Priests

2.1. Raids

Slot Enchantment
Rings
Weapon

2.2. Dungeons

Slot Enchantment
Rings
Weapon

3. Consumables for Holy Priests

Flask of Endless Fathoms Icon Flask of Endless Fathoms should be used for raids along with Potion of Replenishment Icon Potion of Replenishment as your potion of choice. You can also use Battle Potion of Intellect Icon Battle Potion of Intellect to pre-pot at the beginning of the fight. Coastal Mana Potion Icon Coastal Mana Potion can also be used once per fight as an instant Mana restore if the fight does not allow for usage of Potion of Replenishment Icon Potion of Replenishment.

You should eat Bountiful Captain's Feast Icon Bountiful Captain's Feast for the buff to your Intellect (or the cheaper Galley Banquet Icon Galley Banquet if you cannot afford the +100 food).

Coastal Healing Potion Icon Coastal Healing Potion should be used alongside Healthstone Icon Healthstones for emergency healing.

If you can afford it, you should use Battle-Scarred Augment Rune Icon Battle-Scarred Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of these runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

4. Changelog

  • 03 Sep. 2018: Updated choices after higher gear-level modelling.
  • 31 Aug. 2018: Updated suggestions for shared dungeon and raid gear enhancements.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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