Holy Priest Healing Spell List and Glossary — Dragonflight 10.0.2

Last updated on Nov 28, 2022 at 16:10 by Niphyr 38 comments
General Information

On this page, we present you with all spells and procs that you need to understand as a Holy Priest in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.2.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Holy Priest spells.

1.

Holy Priest Spell Summary

If you are new to Holy Priest, this is a great place to start understanding how the spec works. On this page, we will discuss your abilities, what they are used for within the specialization, how they interact with each other, and important cooldowns. If you already have experience with Holy Priest and are comfortable with it, it is recommended you skip this section and move on to the rest of the guide.

2.

Primary Resource for Holy Priest

Mana is your only resource as a Holy Priest. All your healing abilities cost Mana, so managing it so you stay supplied throughout each encounter is crucial to healing competitively. The best way to track this for most encounters is to keep your remaining Mana around the same percentage as the remaining boss's health.

Managing your Mana well is one of the more challenging parts of being a healer and, as a result, can often be a contributor to reduced performance. Many mistakes made concerning Mana management are discussed later in the guide and are aimed at helping you improve your gameplay and Mana usage.

3.

Unlocking Abilities

Note that this page lists all the different abilities, assuming you are at max level. If you are leveling, check out our dedicated Holy Priest Leveling page, which has detailed information on when you unlock all of these abilities.

4.

Baseline Holy Priest Abilities

These are your core skills that are available regardless of talents and form the core gameplay of the specialization.

4.1.

Baseline Damage and Healing Abilities

Ability Also Known As Description/Effect
Desperate Prayer Icon Desperate Prayer DP An active ability with a 90-second cooldown. It heals you for a portion of your maximum health and increases your maximum health for a while. The maximum health increase fades progressively over 10 seconds.
Fade Icon Fade - Removes your threat on all targets for 10 seconds on a 30-second cooldown. This is extremely useful if you take the aggro of newly-spawned mobs. It also reduces the range at which enemies will attack you while active.
Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal FH Heals for slightly less than Heal Icon Heal, but its cast time is shorter, and its Mana cost higher. It is useful in more pressing situations where the target is in danger of dying.
Focused Will Icon Focused Will - Reduces the damage you take after being melee'd. This is mostly relevant in open-world content and PvP, as you typically are not hit by melee attacks often in Dungeons and Raids.
Heal Icon Heal - A simple single target heal with a long cast time. It is generally used to heal targets when they are not taking heavy damage and not in immediate danger.
Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield PW:S Provides a short duration shield on the target. Similar to Renew Icon Renew, it is not generally considered worth casting in raids, except in the rare situation that no other spell will save someone's life.
Smite Icon Smite - Our default single target DPS filler spell. Despite some cooldown reduction towards Holy Word: Chastise Icon Holy Word: Chastise, in scenarios where your Mana matters, such as a raid encounter, you still want to avoid spending Mana on Holy Word: Chastise Icon Holy Word: Chastise anyway.
Holy Fire Icon Holy Fire HF A hard-hitting single target spell with a short cooldown. Great for adding some damage in situations where Mana is not a concern.
Shadow Word: Pain Icon Shadow Word: Pain SW:P An instance cast Damage over Time ability. It is quite efficient for Mana spent and is a great way to add extra damage
Holy Words Icon Holy Words HW This hidden passive ability that causes Heal Icon Heal and Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal to reduce the remaining cooldown of Holy Word: Serenity Icon Holy Word: Serenity by 6 seconds. It also causes Prayer of Healing Icon Prayer of Healing to reduce the remaining cooldown of Holy Word: Sanctify Icon Holy Word: Sanctify by 6 seconds and Renew Icon Renew to reduce the remaining cooldown of Holy Word: Sanctify by 2 seconds. While you do not need to actively manage this ability in any way, it is crucial that you are aware of its existence and constantly monitor the remaining cooldowns of your Holy Words so that you can use them soon after they become available.
Levitate Icon Levitate - Niche ability that can prevent fall damage on your target if timed correctly.
Mind Soothe Icon Mind Soothe - Now an AoE Dragonflight, Mind Soothe provides a unique buff reducing the distance at which an enemy will aggro on to yourself and your allies. This has fairly niche usage but can be used in some scenarios to avoid having to pull a pack of enemies and instead walk right past them.
Power Word: Fortitude Icon Power Word: Fortitude Fort Grants all party or raid members with 5% increased stamina for an hour. It is essential you cast this before each encounter to ensure everyone in your group has it.
Psychic Scream Icon Psychic Scream - Fears up to 5 enemies within 8 yards for 8 seconds. It can be useful for interrupting large groups of enemies, or sometimes even just on single ones.
Purify Icon Purify Dispel Removes all harmful magic and disease effects from your target, with an 8-second cooldown. You will find yourself using this spell regularly in dungeons, raids, PvP, and world content.
Resurrection Icon Resurrection Res Resurrects a dead ally so long as you remain out of combat.
Spirit of Redemption Icon Spirit of Redemption SoR Allows you to continue casting healing spells for 15 seconds after you die. During this time, your spells cost no Mana, and you cannot perform any other actions. You can not cast damage spells or use special effects like Trinkets during Spirit of Redemption.
5.

Talented Abilities

As part of the Dragonflight overhaul to the talent system, Holy Priest has received numerous new passive effects and active abilities. To break the list of every possible effect down into manageable chunks, we have grouped these abilities into active and passive effects, organized by the rows you will come across them from top to bottom in each tree.

If you would like to know more about which of these talents to select for your own Holy Priest, please see the builds and talents section of our guide.

5.1.

Talent Tree Rows 1-4

5.1.1.

Active Abilities

Ability Also Known As Description/Effect
Renew Icon Renew - Heals the target over 15 seconds. It is not generally considered worth casting in raids except in periods of heavy movement when no other instant-cast spells are available.
Dispel Magic Icon Dispel Magic Purge Removes 1 beneficial magic effect from an enemy target. This spell can be potent, granting you the ability to remove strong buffs from dangerous enemies. There is a high Mana cost to this spell, so it is not advised to be casting it too often in situations where Mana is a concern.
Shadowfiend Icon Shadowfiend SFiend Summons a pet to attack your target for a short period, with each attack granting you a small amount of Mana.
Prayer of Mending Icon Prayer of Mending PoM Places a buff on the targeted ally, which heals them when they take damage and jumps to another nearby ally (up to 5 times). This is one of your most efficient spells and should be used as often as possible.
Shadow Word: Death Icon Shadow Word: Death SW:D A hard-hitting spell when used on targets below 20% health that deals damage back to you.
Holy Nova Icon Holy Nova HN An AoE spell capable of both healing allies and damaging enemies within range. This is primarily used for AoE damage, as the healing amount is quite small.
Angelic Feather Icon Angelic Feather Feather The primary movement enhancing ability for Holy Priest. It is typically used to enhance your own movement. However, up to 3 feathers can be placed at once to grant a movement boost to any ally who walks through them.
Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith Life Grip Pulls the targeted ally to your location. It can be useful for helping your tank kite or simply for saving careless allies from avoidable damage.
Shackle Undead Icon Shackle Undead Shackle A crowd-control ability that holds a single Undead enemy in place, rendering it unable to attack or move for 50 seconds, or until attacked.
Void Tendrils Icon Void Tendrils - Will root some enemies when placed for a short period or until the tendril is killed.
Mind Control Icon Mind Control MC Controls a target for 30 seconds that is not Demonic, Mechanical or Undead. Because it shares diminishing returns with other disorient effects, you must be mindful that a cast may not last for the full duration, particularly when using it on powerful enemies.
Holy Word: Serenity Icon Holy Word: Serenity HW:Serenity A strong instant cast, single-target heal with a 60-second cooldown that can be further reduced by casting Heal Icon Heal or Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal. It is an important spell to use during times of serious single-target damage.
Prayer of Healing Icon Prayer of Healing PoH Heals the target and the 4 nearest allies within 40 yards of them. It has a cast time and is one of your most reliable sources of AoE healing.
Guardian Spirit Icon Guardian Spirit GS Places a buff on the target, which lasts for 10 seconds and increases all healing received by the target by 60%. If the target receives a killing blow during this time, they will not die and instead be healed for 40% of their maximum health, consuming the Guardian Spirit effect. This ability should generally be used to help tanks survive large amounts of damage or to save raid members from dying.
Holy Word: Chastise Icon Holy Word: Chastise HW:Chastise An instant cast damage spell with a long cooldown but provides a short disorient to its target.
Holy Word: Sanctify Icon Holy Word: Sanctify HW:Sanc A strong instant cast spell that heals up to 6 allies in a targeted 10-yard radius. It has a 60-second cooldown, which can be further reduced by casting Prayer of Healing Icon Prayer of Healing or Renew Icon Renew.
Circle of Healing Icon Circle of Healing CoH An instant cast, short cooldown spell healing your target and 4 other injured allies within 30 yards. This spell is extremely Mana efficient.
Empyreal Blaze Icon Empyreal Blaze EB Causes your next 3 casts of Holy Fire Icon Holy Fire to have no mana cost, incur no cooldown, and cast instantly. It also causes the Holy Fire DoT to be extended instead of overwritten when it is reapplied.
5.1.2.

Passive Effects

Ability Also Known As Description/Effect
Improved Flash Heal Icon Improved Flash Heal - Provides a basic, small increase in healing to Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal.
Improved Purify Icon Improved Purify - Adds the ability for Purify Icon Purify to additionally dispel diseases.
Psychic Voice Icon Psychic Voice - Reduces the cooldown of Psychic Voice Icon Psychic Voice.
Focused Mending Icon Focused Mending FM Increases the healing Prayer of Mending Icon Prayer of Mending does to its first target.
Protective Light Icon Protective Light PL Grants you a small amount of damage reduction for a short time after casting Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal on yourself.
From Darkness Comes Light Icon From Darkness Comes Light FDCL Increases the healing done by your next Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal by a small amount, each time your Shadow Word: Pain Icon Shadow Word: Pain damages an enemy. This effect stacks up to 50 times.
Phantasm Icon Phantasm - Removes all snare effects from you when you cast Fade Icon Fade.
Death and Madness Icon Death and Madness D&M Resets the cooldown of Shadow Word: Death Icon Shadow Word: Death when it hits and fails to kill a target below 20% health. This effect has a cooldown, preventing it from triggering repeatedly.
Spell Warding Icon Spell Warding SW Reduces all magic damage you take by a small amount.
Blessed Recovery Icon Blessed Recovery BR A primarily a PvP focused passive, causing you to heal a portion of any Melee or Ranged critical strike damage taken.
Rhapsody Icon Rhapsody - Grants you a buff that stacks every 5 seconds, up to 20 times. This buff causes your next Holy Nova Icon Holy Nova cast to consume the buff, dealing increased damage and healing.
Sheer Terror Icon Sheer Terror - Increases the amount of damage required to break Psychic Scream Icon Psychic Scream by 75%.
Guardian Angel Icon Guardian Angel GA Reduces the cooldown of Guardian Spirit Icon Guardian Spirit to 60 seconds when it expires on a target without having saved them from dying.
Guardians of the Light Icon Guardians of the Light GotL Applies Guardian Spirit Icon Guardian Spirit to you when you cast it on an ally.
Censure Icon Censure - Causes Holy Word: Chastise Icon Holy Word: Chastise to also stun the target for 4 seconds.
Burning Vehemence Icon Burning Vehemence BV Increases the damage of Holy Fire Icon Holy Fire.
Revitalizing Prayers Icon Revitalizing Prayers RP Gives Prayer of Healing Icon Prayer of Healing a small chance for each target it heals to apply a short duration Renew Icon Renew to them.
Sanctified Prayers Icon Sanctified Prayers SP Holy Word: Sanctify Icon Holy Word: Sanctify casts grant you a short duration buff increasing the healing done by Prayer of Healing Icon Prayer of Healing. This is a great synergistic buff as more Prayer of Healing Icon Prayer of Healing means more Holy Word: Sanctify Icon Holy Word: Sanctify casts, further increasing the uptime during periods of heavy healing.
Cosmic Ripple Icon Cosmic Ripple CR Causes 5 nearby injured targets to be healed for a small amount when either Holy Word: Sanctify Icon Holy Word: Sanctify or Holy Word: Serenity Icon Holy Word: Serenity comes off cooldown.
Afterlife Icon Afterlife - Increases the duration of your Spirit of Redemption Icon Spirit of Redemption by 50%, cast range by 50%. It allows you to cast Resurrection Icon Resurrection, bringing one ally back to life at the cost of ending Spirit of Redemption Icon Spirit of Redemption. Care should be taken when casting Resurrection Icon Resurrection to ensure enough time remains on Spirit of Redemption Icon Spirit of Redemption to complete the cast.
Renewed Faith Icon Renewed Faith RF Provides a small increase to your healing done to any ally with your Renew Icon Renew present on them. This works on Renew from all sources, pairing it well with other talents that apply it to allies.
5.2.

Talent Tree Rows 5-7

5.2.1.

Active Abilities

Ability Also Known As Description/Effect
Mass Dispel Icon Mass Dispel MD Removes all harmful magic effects from up to 5 friendly targets, and 1 beneficial effect from enemy targets. This spell has a long cooldown and a high Mana cost but can be invaluable at removing dangerous debuffs from your allies and buffs from your enemies. Mass Dispel can also remove some beneficial effects from enemies that regular dispel abilities cannot, such as Ice Block Icon Ice Block and Divine Shield Icon Divine Shield.
Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion PI A miniature Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Heroism Icon Heroism effect you can cast on yourself, or an ally. While this is not technically a healing cooldown, paired with the Prayer Circle Icon Prayer Circle or Apotheosis Icon Apotheosis talents, it can provide significant additional throughput. Depending on the situation, you may find it more beneficial for your group to instead be casting this on someone else, primarily lining it up with DPS players using their own cooldowns.
Vampiric Embrace Icon Vampiric Embrace VE Heals a nearby ally for a portion of your shadow damage done. Unfortunately, you do not do much shadow damage, so the healing provided is negligible in nearly every situation.
Divine Hymn Icon Divine Hymn DH, Hymn A channeled spell that heals all raid members within 40 yards over 8 seconds, and also increase the healing they receive during that time. It is a powerful raid cooldown that can be used to mitigate serious raid damage.
Symbol of Hope Icon Symbol of Hope SoH is a unique cooldown that provides all healers in your raid with Mana when you channel it. It also reduces the remaining cooldown on a defensive ability for all targets. A good guide is either when you are at 20% mana or the boss is at 20% health remaining. You can view a full list of all of the defensive spells that Symbol of Hope reduces here.
5.2.2.

Passive Effects

Ability Also Known As Description/Effect
Words of the Pious Icon Words of the Pious WotP Grants you a buff after casting Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield that causes Smite Icon Smite and Holy Nova Icon Holy Nova to deal additional damage for a short period.
Move with Grace Icon Move with Grace MWG Reduces the cooldown of Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith by 30 seconds.
Tithe Evasion Icon Tithe Evasion TE Reduces the damage that Shadow Word: Death Icon Shadow Word: Death does to you by 75%.
Inspiration Icon Inspiration - Leaves a short buff on your target granting them a reduction to physical damage taken after you critical strike with Heal Icon Heal or Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal.
Improved Mass Dispel Icon Improved Mass Dispel - Reduces the cooldown and cast time of Mass Dispel Icon Mass Dispel.
Body and Soul Icon Body and Soul B&S Grants targets of Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield and Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith a short burst of speed.
Twins of the Sun Priestess Icon Twins of the Sun Priestess Twins Makes Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion also apply to you for its duration when cast on an ally.
Void Shield Icon Void Shield - Causes some of your damage done to refill an active Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield.
San'layn Icon San'layn - Reduces the cooldown of Vampiric Embrace Icon Vampiric Embrace and increases its healing done.
Apathy Icon Apathy - Causes your Holy Fire Icon Holy Fire critical strikes significantly reduce the target's movement speed for a short duration.
Unwavering Will Icon Unwavering Will UW Slightly reduces the cast time of Heal Icon Heal, Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal, and Prayer of Healing Icon Prayer of Healing by a small amount while you are above 75% health.
Twist of Fate Icon Twist of Fate ToF Increases your damage and healing done for a short time after healing or damaging a target which is below 35% health.
Throes of Pain Icon Throes of Pain - Causes Shadow Word: Pain Icon Shadow Word: Pain to deal a small amount of additional damage, and if an enemy dies with Shadow Word: Pain on them, it also restores a small amount of Mana.
Prayer Circle Icon Prayer Circle PC Provides a temporary increase to your Prayer of Healing Icon Prayer of Healing casting speed after casting Circle of Healing Icon Circle of Healing.
Healing Chorus Icon Healing Chorus HC Causes each tick of Renew Icon Renew healing to provide you with a stacking buff. This buff stacks up to 50 times and increases the healing of your next Circle of Healing Icon Circle of Healing.
Prayerful Litany Icon Prayerful Litany PL Increases the healing done to the most injured target healed by Prayer of Healing Icon Prayer of Healing, adding a valuable triage component to each Prayer of Healing cast.
Trail of Light Icon Trail of Light ToL Causes Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal and Heal Icon Heal casts to also heal the previous target you healed with Flash Heal for 35% of the amount. Casting one of these spells two or more times in a row on the same target does not cause them to benefit from Trail of Light. Instead, the previously healed other target is still healed, no matter how many heals ago you had healed them.
Enlightenment Icon Enlightenment - Passively increases your Mana regeneration rate by 10%.
Benediction Icon Benediction Bene Prayer of Mending Icon Prayer of Mending has a small chance to place a Renew Icon Renew on each target it heals.
Holy Mending Icon Holy Mending HM Heals for a small amount each time Prayer of Mending Icon Prayer of Mending jumps to an ally who already has your Renew Icon Renew on them.
Orison Icon Orison - Reduces the cooldown of Circle of Healing Icon Circle of Healing and causes it to heal 1 additional ally.
Everlasting Light Icon Everlasting Light EL Gives Heal Icon Heal a small increase in healing the less Mana you have remaining. This additional healing is not enough to warrant intentionally dropping to low Mana for the benefit.
Gales of Song Icon Gales of Song Gales Buffs Divine Hymn Icon Divine Hymn healing and increases the healing bonus from the stacking buff that Divine Hymn applies to your allies.
Divine Service Icon Divine Service DS Increases Prayer of Mending Icon Prayer of Mending healing done by a small amount for each bounce remaining every time it heals.
Crisis Management Icon Crisis Management CM Improves the chance Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal and Heal Icon Heal will critically strike by a small amount. This talent synergizes well with Pontifex Icon Pontifex and the class tree talent Inspiration Icon Inspiration.
Prismatic Echoes Icon Prismatic Echoes PE Causes your Mastery: Echo of Light Icon Mastery: Echo of Light to heal for slightly more from all sources.
Prayers of the Virtuous Icon Prayers of the Virtuous PotV Adds a small number additional total jumps to Prayer of Mending Icon Prayer of Mending, having excellent synergy with Benediction Icon Benediction, Divine Service Icon Divine Service and Say Your Prayers Icon Say Your Prayers.
5.3.

Talent Tree Rows 8-10

5.3.1.

Active Abilities

Ability Also Known As Description/Effect
Divine Star Icon Divine Star Divstar Resembles a yo-yo, in the sense that a ball of energy travels in a path away from you (in front of you). After reaching a certain point (24 yards away), it returns. Both on the first, as well as on the second trip, it heals allies and damages enemies in its path. 15-second cooldown.
Halo Icon Halo - It creates a ring around you that expands in radius (up to 30 yards). Allies who come in contact with it are healed, and enemies are damaged. 40-second cooldown and a 1.5-second cast time.
Mindgames Icon Mindgames MG Single target damage ability that leaves a short debuff on the target. This debuff will prevent some damage the enemy does and instead heal their target. If your target does healing, Mindgames will prevent some of the healing and deal some damage to that target.
Power Word: Life Icon Power Word: Life PW:L A short cooldown triage heal. If cast on someone above 35% hitpoints, it will only heal for a small amount. If cast on someone below 35% hitpoints, it will heal considerably and reduce the ability's cooldown from 30 seconds down to 10 seconds.
Void Shift Icon Void Shift - Swaps your health percentage with your target's health percentage while keeping both of you above 25%. This can be particularly useful in saving someone on low health that could not otherwise be healed by normal means.
Apotheosis Icon Apotheosis Apoth An active ability with a 2-minute cooldown. Casting it immediately resets the cooldowns on Holy Word: Serenity Icon Holy Word: Serenity, Holy Word: Sanctify Icon Holy Word: Sanctify, and Holy Word: Chastise Icon Holy Word: Chastise and for 20 seconds, the cooldown reduction to your Holy Words is increased by 300%. The cost of your Holy Words is reduced by 100%.
Holy Word: Salvation Icon Holy Word: Salvation Salv A potent raid cooldown that heals everyone within 40 yards of you, as well as applying both Renew Icon Renew and 2 stacks of Prayer of Mending Icon Prayer of Mending to each. While this ability does have a very long base cooldown of 12 minutes, each of your Holy Word: Serenity Icon Holy Word: Serenity and Holy Word: Sanctify Icon Holy Word: Sanctify casts reduces its remaining cooldown by 30 seconds.
Lightwell Icon Lightwell - Places a stationary Lightwell for 3 minutes which will place a heal on nearby allies under 50% health, healing for a small amount over 6 seconds. It will expire after 3 minutes or until it heals 15 targets.
Divine Word Icon Divine Word DW

Divine Word Icon Divine Word is a spell which when cast, causes your next Holy Word: Serenity Icon Holy Word: Serenity, Holy Word: Sanctify Icon Holy Word: Sanctify or Holy Word: Chastise Icon Holy Word: Chastise to provide a short buff, depending on which Holy Word is cast:

5.3.2.

Passive Effects

Ability Also Known As Description/Effect
Binding Heals Icon Binding Heals BHs Heals you for a portion of your Heal Icon Heal and Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal casts on allies.
Angel's Mercy Icon Angel's Mercy AM Reduces the cooldown of Desperate Prayer Icon Desperate Prayer by a small amount each time you take damage, depending on the amount of damage taken.
Translucent Image Icon Translucent Image TI Enhances your Fade Icon Fade to also reduce the damage you take for a small amount.
Surge of Light Icon Surge of Light SoL Causes your healing spells and Smite Icon Smite to have an 8% chance to make your next Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal instant cast and cost no Mana. Getting a Surge of Light proc while you already had an unused one will grant you 2 charges of the proc (which is the maximum you can have at any one time).
Light's Inspiration Icon Light's Inspiration LI Increases the temporary health gained by Desperate Prayer Icon Desperate Prayer.
Crystalline Reflection Icon Crystalline Reflection - Adds an instant heal portion to Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield and reflects a portion of the damage it absorbs.
Improved Fade Icon Improved Fade - Reduces the cooldown of Fade Icon Fade by a small amount.
Manipulation Icon Manipulation - Reduces the cooldown of Mindgames Icon Mindgames by a small amount each time you cast Smite Icon Smite or Holy Fire Icon Holy Fire.
Angelic Bulwark Icon Angelic Bulwark - When an attack brings you below 30% health, you gain an absorb for a small portion of your maximum health. This can only occur once every 90 seconds.
Shattered Perceptions Icon Shattered Perceptions - Increases the duration, damage and healing of Mindgames Icon Mindgames.
Pontifex Icon Pontifex - Causes critical heals from Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal and Heal Icon Heal to increase the healing of your next Holy Word: Serenity Icon Holy Word: Serenity, Holy Word: Sanctify Icon Holy Word: Sanctify or Holy Word: Salvation Icon Holy Word: Salvation by a small amount, stacking 2 times.
Empowered Renew Icon Empowered Renew ER Instantly heals the target of any Renew Icon Renew cast for 10% of its expected periodic healing.
Rapid Recovery Icon Rapid Recovery RR Reduces the duration of Renew Icon Renew but increases its healing by a small amount. This applies to all sources of Renew Icon Renew, though Renew left by Revitalizing Prayers Icon Revitalizing Prayers is only reduced by 1 second.
Say Your Prayers Icon Say Your Prayers SYP Grants each jump of Prayer of Mending Icon Prayer of Mending a chance to not consume a charge, effectively increasing the maximum potential number of times each cast of Prayer of Mending will jump in total.
Resonant Words Icon Resonant Words RW Casting any Holy Word increases the healing of your next Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal or Heal Icon Heal. Due to the number of Holy Words being cast, this can provide a significant number of buffed Heal, and Flash Heal casts if played properly.
Desperate Times Icon Desperate Times DT Increases all healing you do to targets below 50% health. The value of this talent will vary greatly depending on the content you are healing, and your group composition.
Light of the Naaru Icon Light of the Naaru LotN Reduces the cooldowns of your holy words by an additional amount when you cast the relevant spells. An easy-to-use and reliable increase to your healing by increasing the number of powerful Holy Words you can cast.
Harmonious Apparatus Icon Harmonious Apparatus HA/td>

Provides additional Holy Word cooldown reduction when casting specific short-cooldown spells:

Searing Light Icon Searing Light SL Increases the damage done by Smite Icon Smite and Holy Nova Icon Holy Nova to targets affected by Holy Fire Icon Holy Fire, improving the value of other Holy Fire related talents.
Answered Prayers Icon Answered Prayers AP Grants you a short duration Apotheosis Icon Apotheosis (without the Holy Word cooldown reset effect) after Prayer of Mending Icon Prayer of Mending heals a certain number of targets.
Lightweaver Icon Lightweaver LW A strong increase to the healing done by Heal Icon Heal when cast after a Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal. This increase provides a relatively Mana-efficient way to heal with Heal and Flash Heal, synergizing well with other talents that increase their healing like Trail of Light Icon Trail of Light and Crisis Management Icon Crisis Management.
Divine Image Icon Divine Image DI Gives your Holy Word spells a chance of spawning the image of a Naaru beside you. This image will cast its own version of spells, replicating, in its own style, most of your spells.
Miracle Worker Icon Miracle Worker MW Provides Holy Word: Serenity Icon Holy Word: Serenity and Holy Word: Sanctify Icon Holy Word: Sanctify an extra charge each. This is a great quality of life improvement but depending on the content is not a significant healing improvement.
Restitution Icon Restitution - Brings you back to life when Spirit of Redemption Icon Spirit of Redemption expires. The amount of health you revive with depends on the healing you do during Spirit of Redemption. After Restitution brings you back to life, you cannot trigger Spirit of Redemption again for 10 minutes.
6.

Further Reading

Since nearly every primary ability for Holy Priest interacts with each other, it can be challenging to figure out how they are meant to be prioritized. But now that you know what they do, our rotation page can help you see how to balance your spell casts and manage your Mana while effectively healing your allies.

7.

Changelog

  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
Show more
Show less