Holy Priest Dragonflight Class Guide

General Information

Welcome to our Holy Priest Guide for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. We will help you to learn and master Holy Priest in either Raids or Mythic Keystone Dungeons.

Last Update: 16-03-2023

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Basics of Holy Priest

With their unique Holy Word’s, Holy Priests have many interesting abilities in their toolkit that they can utilize to quickly heal their party- or raidgroup. Mistiming your cooldowns might be very punishing.

Stat Choice for Holy Priest

General Stat Priority for Holy Priest with our Build is:

  1. Intellect
  2. Mastery = Critical Strike
  3. Versatility
  4. Haste

Basic Rotation

Please read our Rotation and Cooldown section for further information. 

Table of Contents

Builds and Talents

General Talent Tree

Most Notable Talents

Your bottom row Talents are Mindgames and Power Word: Life. These have the biggest impact in your rotation and playstyle. Divine Star or Halo can be talented aswell, which offers you an additional Heal/Damage ability.

Other Damage Talents

Shadow Word: Death and Shadowfiend are granting you additional abilities to deal damage with. Holy Nova also offers a strong AoE ability. Throes of Pain and Twist of Fate will grant passive boost in damage.

Crowd Control & Utility

Shackle Undead, Void Tendrils and Sheer Terror, Mind Control and Psychic Voice are your Crowd Control Talents. Power Infusion and Void Shift are your biggest Utility cooldown. Vampiric Embrace, Angelic Feather, Leap of Faith, Mass Dispel, Purify Disease and Dispel Magic are your other Utility Talents. 

Defensive Talents

Angelic Bulwark, Light’s Insipration and Crystalline Reflection are located in the bottom row of the Talent Tree, and increase your own Survivability.

Specialization Talent Tree

Single Target Talents
  • Divine Image grants a chance to summon a Naaru, mirroring your healing spells.
  • Holy Word: Salvation heals all allies within 40 yards and applies Renew to them.
  • Divine Hymn is a strong 3-minute cooldown, healing all allies within 40 yards over 7 seconds.
  • Benediction boosts your Prayer of Mending, granting it additional effects.
  • Restitution grants Holy Priests a Cheat-Death mechanic.
  • Afterlife grants you the ability to combat rezz an ally when you are a Spirit of Redemption.
Multi Target Talents
  • Holy Word: Chastice deals damage against one enemy
  • Empyreal Blaze refreshes the cooldown
  • on Holy Fire, and makes the next 3 Holy Fire free and instant cast.
  • Holy Word: Sanctify and Circle of Heal are strong Healing abilities for multiple targets.
  • Apotheosis grants a 2-minute cooldown which resets all Holy Word spells.
  • Divine Word empowers your next Holy Word for the next 15 seconds
  • Searing Light increases the damage of Smite and Holy Nova.

Mythic+ Talents For Holy Priest



Rotation and Cooldowns

Basic Rotation for Holy Priest in Single Target

Basic Rotation for Holy Priest in Single Target


  • Apply Renew to your primary target

Stat Priority

Stat Choice for Holy Priest

General Stat Priority for Holy Priest with our Build is:

  1. Intellect
  2. Mastery = Critical Strike
  3. Versatility
  4. Haste

Intellect is your primary stat, meaning that Itemlevel is superior in most cases. Higher Itemlevel will also increase your Stamina and Armor that you gain.

Critical Strike increases the chance for your abilities and spells to deal double damage.

Haste reduces your global cooldown, your time to cast spells, and reduces the cooldown of many abilities.

Versatility grants you a flat damage increase, but also a damage decrease for half of its value.

Mastery causes your direct healing spells to heal for an additional amount over 6 seconds.

The further we are getting into the expansion, the effects of diminishing returns start to limit your effective gain of your secondary stats. After reaching 30% (by rating) of any given stat, you will start to receive a penalty that reduces the gain from more of the same stat over this treshold.

Stat priority can differ on every character. Make sure to simulate yourself on Raidbots get the perfect results for you.

Gear and Trinkets

Best In Slot Gear for Holy Priest

This List shows the current Best-In-Slot Gear for Dragonflight Season 1. Many Items can be potentially substituted with any Profession Gear, especially early on into the Season.

Additionally, there is the option for Profession Gear to be crafted with additional Buffs/Perks, which can benefit your character in certain situations.

Best Trinkets for Holy Priest

This List shows the current Top 30 Trinkets, based on simulations for damage in a Single Target Situation.

This list might not reflect the perfect choice for your specific situation.

Trinkets can differ at any boss or in different dungeons.

To see a full overview of Trinkets – Please visit Bloodmallet


Gems, Enchants and Consumables