Holy Priest PvP Guide (Dragonflight 10.2.7)

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Mysticall 17 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play Holy Priest in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Priest PvP guide.

1.

Holy Priests in the Current Meta

Holy Priests are the most underrated healer. Usually a specialization that struggles, Holy Priests excel at healing against spread pressure and single-target teams. Many teams will struggle with how much utility and immunities you have.

2.

Holy Priest Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths icon Strengths
  • +Strong spread healing
  • +Multiple powerful healing cooldowns
  • +Very Mana efficient
Weaknesses icon Weaknesses
  • -Struggle against teams with two melee on it
  • -Have to cast most spells to get value from cooldowns
  • -Very limited mobility
3.

Notable Season 4 Changes

  • No notable changes in Season 4.
4.

Notable 10.2 Changes

  • Improved Mass Dispel Icon Improved Mass Dispel is now a PvP talent and reduces the cooldown of Mass Dispel Icon Mass Dispel by 60 seconds (was 20 seconds).
  • Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion Haste reduced by 20% (was 25%) and duration reduced to 15 seconds (was 20 seconds).
  • Several Healing Buffs:
    • Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal healing increased by 40%.
    • Heal Icon Heal healing increased by 40%.
    • Holy Word: Serenity Icon Holy Word: Serenity healing increased by 30%.
5.

Dragonflight Patch 10.1.7

No changes for Holy Priest.

6.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024 (races): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (macros): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (comps): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (gear): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (talents): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (this page): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 07 May 2024 (this page): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (races): Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (macros): Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (comps): Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (talents): Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 22 Apr. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 22 Mar. 2024 (talents): Updated Talents for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Tier Set section.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Recommended Talents.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 06 Nov. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (races): Updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (macros): Updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (playstyle): Updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (comps): Updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.1.7
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7 Nothing changes.
  • 04 Sep. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7 Nothing changes.
  • 07 Aug. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5 Class Tuning, nothing changed.
  • 07 Aug. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5 Class Tuning, nothing changed.
  • 24 Jul. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5 Tuning, nothing changed.
  • 24 Jul. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5 Tuning, nothing changed.
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 10 Jul. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5
  • 09 May 2023 (races): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
  • 09 May 2023 (macros): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
  • 09 May 2023 (playstyle): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
  • 09 May 2023 (comps): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
  • 09 May 2023 (gear): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
  • 09 May 2023 (talents): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (playstyle): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (talents): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 21 Mar. 2023 (this page): Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 30 Jan. 2023 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 12 Dec. 2022 (comps): Updated for Dragonflight S1.
  • 12 Dec. 2022 (gear): Updated for Dragonflight S1.
  • 12 Dec. 2022 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands S1.
  • 12 Dec. 2022 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands S1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (races): Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (macros): Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (playstyle): Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 11 Dec. 2022 (talents): Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (playstyle): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (gear): Updated for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (talents): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 01 Aug. 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
  • 31 May 2022 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (talents): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 31 May 2022 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 04 Apr. 2022 (playstyle): Updated Defensives section.
  • 01 Mar. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Mar. 2022 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Mar. 2022 (playstyle): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated Healing Rotations.
  • 01 Mar. 2022 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Mar. 2022 (gear): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Tier-Set section.
    • Removed Shards of Domination section.
  • 01 Mar. 2022 (talents): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated Best PvP Talents.
  • 01 Mar. 2022 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Added Notable Changes section.
  • 01 Mar. 2022 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Added Notable Changes section.
  • 26 Nov. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 26 Nov. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 26 Nov. 2021 (playstyle): Updated for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 26 Nov. 2021 (comps): Updated best 3v3 compositions.
  • 26 Nov. 2021 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 26 Nov. 2021 (talents): Updated PvP Talent Choices.
  • 26 Nov. 2021 (this page): Page reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 26 Nov. 2021 (this page): Page reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (playstyle): Updated Defensives section.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Shards of Domination section.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (talents): Updated PvP Talent Choices.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 02 Jul. 2021 (this page): Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (races): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (macros): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (playstyle): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (comps): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (gear): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (talents): Updated PvP Talent Choices.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 08 Mar. 2021 (this page): Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 09 Dec. 2020 (gear): Updated Stat Priority.
  • 06 Dec. 2020 (gear): Added BiS gear list for Shadowlands.
  • 05 Dec. 2020 (playstyle): Updated Rotations to include Covenant Ability.
  • 05 Dec. 2020 (talents): Updated Talent Table.
    • Updated Tier 1 Regular Talent.
  • 30 Nov. 2020 (playstyle): Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
  • 30 Nov. 2020 (gear): Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
    • Removed outdated gear.
    • Added gems section.
  • 30 Nov. 2020 (talents): Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
  • 30 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added Covenant page, removed Azerite mentions, and updated gear section.
  • 30 Nov. 2020 (this page): Added Covenant page, removed Azerite mentions, and updated gear section.
  • 04 Nov. 2020 (talents): Updated PvP Talents.
  • 15 Oct. 2020 (races): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (9.0.1)
  • 15 Oct. 2020 (macros): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (9.0.1)
  • 15 Oct. 2020 (playstyle): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (9.0.1)
  • 15 Oct. 2020 (comps): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (9.0.1)
  • 15 Oct. 2020 (gear): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (9.0.1)
  • 15 Oct. 2020 (talents): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (9.0.1)
  • 15 Oct. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (9.0.1)
  • 15 Oct. 2020 (this page): Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch (9.0.1)
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