Against my better judgment, I wrote up a Holy priest guide.  And then it expanded and demanded its own sub-guides: Macros and Power Auras.  That’s kinda been eating up my blogging time for the last few weeks, but now it’s ready to unleash on the world.  Mostly.

If you find something that needs to be fixed, let me know.  It’s pretty much in a constant state of fixing.


Holy Priest Guide Up — 10 Comments

  1. Good stuff, good stuff! I might re-evaluate some of my glyphs based on that…

    And it reminded me that this is one of the things I really like about being a healer, there’s less “this is the one and only right way to do things” dogma going on. There are good choices and there are bad choices, but in-between there is a lot of wiggle room.

    Also, why is everyone hating on Renew so much these days? It’s still #1 on my effective healing done on most encounters (usually ~25%).

    • I am a big renew fan, but I noticed myself having mana issues. I forced myself to stop using renew and start using direct heals instead when I needed to heal a single target. My mana held out much better that way.

  2. Wow! What a great guide! If it’s okay with you I am going to link to this guide on my Class Mechanics and Gear page (under the heading of “Everything you need to know about Holy Priesting”). Just a great guide, thanks so much for putting it together :)

  3. One thing I think you have wrong: You say that Holy Word: Serenity refreshes Renew, but as I recall, any direct heal refreshes Renew when you are in the Chakra: Serenity stance.

    Of course, I’ve been mostly disc’ing the last month or two, so if there’s been a recent change, I could be WAY off!

  4. Oh, but I should say that it is a very nicely laid out and written guide. I totally meant to put that in my other post, but then I forgot, only to remember as I hit Post Comment. I am not trying to pad my comment count numbers on the meters.

  5. Thank you for this! I will definitely reference it if I ever get brave enough to try priest healing again. I love that it’s very easy to read without talking down or assuming you already know how everything works.

  6. I meant to say this much sooner and I apologize for not doing so, but this guide is incredibly well done and an excellent read! I’ll be shooting you some link love in a post this morning and I’ll send any holy priest I know that’s in need of help over here. Please keep up the good work, Zel and I’m glad to have you on board as a fellow healing priest and all around cool blogger to know.


    • Thanks for your support! If you find something that is wrong (give me a few days to edit for 4.1) holler at me and I’ll fix it!