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Version: 10.x

Patch 10.2 Holy Priest Changes

Incomplete List

This is not a comprehensive list and may be missing some changes, for example, undocumented hotfixes, PvP changes or uninteresting bug fixes.

Patch 10.2 was released on November 7th, 2023.

Spell Changes

Priest Spells

  • Power Infusion Haste reduced to 20% (was 25%) and duration reduced to 15 seconds (was 20 seconds).
  • Shadow Word: Death now deals 8% of the Priest’s maximum health in damage when it fails to kill a target instead of the backlash damage being based on damage dealt.
  • Tithe Evasion now reduces Shadow Word: Death damage dealt to the Priest by 50% (was 75%).
  • Mass Dispel cooldown is now 2 minutes (was 45 seconds).
  • Improved Mass Dispel is now a PvP Talent and reduces the cooldown of Mass Dispel by 60 seconds (was 20 seconds).
    • Improved Mass Dispel no longer reduces the cast time of Mass Dispel.
    • Improved Mass Dispel has been replaced with Mental Agility in the Priest talent tree.
  • New Talent: Mental Agility – Reduces the mana cost of Purify, Purify Disease, and Mass Dispel by 50% and Dispel Magic by 10%.
  • Rhapsody now only highlights Holy Nova at max stacks while in combat.
  • Power Word: Life received a number of changes:
    • Now costs 2.5% mana (was 0.5%).
    • Cooldown decreased to 15 seconds (was 30 seconds), but its cooldown is no longer decreased when cast on targets below 35% health.
    • Is now only usable on targets below 35% health.
    • Healing increased by 500% and no longer increases healing on targets below 35% health.

Holy Spells

Dragonflight Systems

Season 3 brings with it 2-piece and 4-piece set bonuses. At time of writing, they are:

(2) Set Bonus: Holy Word: Serenity applies 14 seconds of Renew to its target. Holy Word: Sanctify applies 5 seconds of Renew to allies it heals.

(4) Set Bonus: Renew's healing has a chance to cause your next Holy Word: Sanctify or Holy Word: Serenity to not consume a charge when cast and cost 50% less Mana, stacking up to 2 times.

The items that are a part of the bonus:

The following items are also able to be obtained using the Revival Catalyst.

Notable hotfixes

  • Dec 19, 2023: All healing increased by 3%.
  • Dec 19, 2023: Prayer of Mending healing increased by 15%.
  • Dec 05, 2023: All healing increased by 4%.
  • Dec 05, 2023: Burning Vehemence now causes Holy Fire to deal 75% of its initial damage to nearby enemies (was 60%).
  • Dec 05, 2023: Amirdrassil 2pc: Renews caused by Serenity now last 18 seconds (was 14 seconds) and Renews caused by Sanctify now last 6 seconds (was 5 seconds).
  • Nov 28, 2023: Resolved an issue preventing the cooldown of Mass Dispel from resetting when an encounter ends.


Below is a list of things that are suspected to be bugs or unintended behaviour.

Important bugs

Likely a bug

  • Divine Image's Light Eruption behaves as though Holy Nova is the damage-only version from Legion. It doesn't trigger from, nor do any healing.
  • Divine Star frequently only heals targets once, happening more often if they are near the 24-yard distance. Happens even when you and the target are stationary.
  • Rhapsody buff status/stacks aren't shown properly in combatlog.
  • Shadowfiend can't have the following glyphs applied to it, stating "That glyph is invalid for your Holy specialization":

Hopefully a bug


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