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Holy Talents

This page contains details on Holy Priest talents and how they work.

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Below is the talent tree as of Patch 9.1.0. You can view an interactive version on WoWHead's Holy Priest Talent calculator.

LevelTalentTalentTalent
15EnglightenmentTrail of LightRenewed Faith
25Angel's MercyBody and SoulAngelic Feather
30Cosmic RippleGuardian AngelAfterlife
35Psychic VoiceCensureShining Force
40Surge of LightBinding HealPrayer Circle
45BenedictionDivine StarHalo
50Light of the NaaruApotheosisHoly Word: Salvation

Level 15#

The level 15 talent theme is mana efficiency.

Enlightenment#

Englightenment aka. Enl

  • Enlightenment at 60 adds 200 mp5 or 40 Mana (jump) per second
    • This brings the total base regen to 2,200 mp5 or 440 Mana per second

Trail of Light#

Trail of Light aka. ToL, Trail

  • Heal amount of Trail is 35% of Flash Heal or Heal including when it critical strikes.
  • The additional heal provided by Trail of Light is its own healing spell Trail of Light.
  • Does proc Echo of Light.
  • Always heals the previous target, it will not heal your Flash Heal target:
    • Flash Heal Player A, ToL heals the previous target
    • Flash Heal Player B, ToL heals Player A
    • Flash Heal Player B again, ToL heals Player A again

Renewed Faith#

Renewed Faith aka. RF

  • Only affects your own healing on targets affected by your own Renew.

Level 25#

The level 25 talent theme is survivability.

Angel's Mercy#

Angel's Mercy aka Mercy

  • Specific CDR provided for different damage amounts is unknown at this time.
  • It is confirmed through testing and logs that more damage taken does, however, result in more cooldown-reduction.

Body and Soul#

Body and Soul aka B&S

  • Currently nothing of note. Would need a holy priest to use it first...

Angelic Feather#

Angelic Feather aka Feather

  • Prefers the casting priest if cast underneath them, meaning if a group is stacked together then feather should still speed-boost the casting priest as a priority and not pick a target at random.
  • Can’t be used with macro conditions like @target, @focus, @mouseover and @targettarget.
  • Can be used with both the @cursor and @player macro conditions.
  • @player is most commonly used as it immediately applies the speed boost to the casting priest.
#showtooltip /cast [@player] Angelic Feather /stopspelltarget 
  • @cursor can be used to directly cast it under the mouse cursor.
#showtooltip/cast [@cursor] Angelic Feather /stopspelltarget 

Level 30#

The level 30 talent theme is passive healing increases.

Cosmic Ripple#

Cosmic Ripple aka CR, Ripple

  • Behaves like a smart heal, preferring injured health allies within 39.5 yards when triggered.

Guardian Angel#

Guardian Angel aka GA

  • Cooldown of Guardian Spirit is set to 60 seconds if Guardian Spirit expires on a target without the life-saving portion coming into effect.
  • Multiple Guardian Spirit's on a target will not stack the healing increase.

Afterlife#

Afterlife

Level 35#

The level 35 talent theme is enemy crowd control.

Psychic Voice#

Psychic Voice

  • Currently nothing of note.

Censure#

Censure

  • Talenting into Censure replaces the incapacitate effect that Holy Word: Chastise usually has with a stun.
  • The stun shares stun DR with other stun effects.

Shining Force#

Shining Force aka SF

  • The knockback and snare effects are separate, so you can knock back snare-immune enemies, and slow knockback immune enemies
  • The radius of Shining Force around the friendly target is 10 yards

Level 40#

The level 40 talent theme is all over the place.

Surge of Light#

Surge of Light aka SoL, Surge

  • The buff it generates Surge of Light lasts for 20-seconds and can stack 2 times.
  • Any successive procs while at 2 stacks will refresh the timer to 20-seconds.
  • SoL proc does not make Flash Heal cast faster, it just moves the healing portion of a Flash Heal to the start of the GCD rather than the end (The cast speed of Flash Heal is the length of the GCD).
  • Flash Heals that consume SoL can also proc it again.
  • Surge has a flat 8% chance to proc, it is not on the RPPM system and has no badluck protection.
  • Surge can be procced by the following spells:
CooldownsFillers
Circle of HealingBinding Heal 🀒
Desperate PrayerFlash Heal
Divine HymnHeal
Divine StarPrayer of Healing
HaloRenew
Holy Word: SanctifySmite
Holy Word: Serenity
Prayer of Mending

Binding Heal#

Binding Heal aka BH

  • Has 3 components:
    • Heal on the target you cast it on
    • Heal on yourself
    • Smart heal on an injured ally within 20 yards of your target
  • BH is affected by Holy Words:

Prayer Circle#

Prayer Circle aka PC

  • Currently nothing of note.

Level 45#

The level 45 talent theme is mana efficient healing throughput increases.

Benediction#

Benediction aka Bene

  • Renew placed by Benediction do not count as a cast, and therefore don’t generate cooldown reduction for Holy Word: Sanctify through Holy Words, or count as a cast on WCL.

Divine Star#

Divine Star aka DS, Dstar, Divstar

tip

Despite Divine Star being a fairly complicated spell mechanically, there is nothing that needs to be understood or done to get good value out of your casts. Divine Star healing "just works" and on average will do the proper healing you would expect... when it actually returns back to you.

  • Has a mind of its own in regards to when it will hit a pebble on the ground and return to you early.
  • If you move too far after your initial cast, Divstar will not return back to you.
  • Targets around 24 yards from you should be hit twice
  • Targets around 24-29 yards from you should be hit only once
  • Heals the first 6 targets for the full tooltip amount
    • Scales down from the 7th target onwards using a "square-root" scaling technique

Note: Prior to 9.1.5 the old scaling Halo used "basically" rounded the amount of healing down to the equivalent of 6 targets.

Blue post on AOE Capping for some healing spells

Halo#

Halo

Healing Component

  • Caps at 20 targets
  • Will heal pets and guardians as part of the cap
  • Heals the first 6 targets for the full tooltip amount
    • Scales down from the 7th target onwards using a "square-root" scaling technique

Note: Prior to 9.1.5 the old scaling Halo used "basically" rounded the amount of healing down to the equivalent of 6 targets.

Blue post on AOE Capping for some healing spells

Level 50#

The level 50 talent theme is significant healing throughput increases.

Light of the Naaru#

Light of the Naaru aka LotN

Apotheosis#

Apotheosis aka Apoth