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Holy Talents

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

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Holy Word: Serenity

Holy Word: Serenity

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Prayer of Healing

Prayer of Healing aka. PoH

  • Prayer of Healing hits only the target and their 4 closest allies. There is no smart healing that targets injured or most injured allies.
CoH Healing TargetsCoH Healing Targets

Guardian Spirit

Guardian Spirit aka GS, Angel, Wings

  • "Massive Damage amounts will kill the target despite this effect" – The threshold for this is 200% of the target’s maximum HP in overkill. This means if the target is at full HP they can take up to 300% of their maximum HP in damage before dying.
  • This effect works by providing the target with a special absorb once their HP hits 1. This special absorb doesn’t absorb damage before the health pool like regular absorbs, instead absorbing damage once the health pool of the target has been reduced to 1.
    • Example: Target has 10% HP left and takes a hit for 30% of their maximum HP. The first 10% of the incoming hit reduces HP to 1, and the remaining 20% of the incoming hit is absorbed by Guardian Spirit which then heals the target for 40% of their maximum HP.
    • This heal is capped at 200% of the casting priests maximum health. This doesn’t affect normal usage and was introduced to prevent it from being abused on NPCs with high health pools.
  • GS can only heal for a maximum of 200% of the casting Priest's maximum hitpointsCoH Healing Targets
  • The increased healing effect increases all incoming healing on the target, not just healing from the casting priest.
  • Taking damage that causes the life-saving effect to proc causes Guardian Spirit to be removed from the target immediately, including the increased healing received buff it provides.
  • See Guardian Angel for the GS interactions with GA.

Holy Word: Chastise

Holy Word: Chastise

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Holy Word: Sanctify

Holy Word: Sanctify

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.

Guardians of the Light

Guardians of the Light

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.

Burning Vehemence

Burning Vehemence

  • Correctly reduces the cast time and cooldown of Holy Fire.
  • Does not alter the damage done in any way.

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Circle of Healing

Circle of Healing aka CoH

  • The cooldown of CoH is reduced by Haste.
  • CoH is a smart heal. It heals the target and 4 injured allies within 30 yards.
  • Credit to Chaoly for the following diagrams, they show that CoH will prefer injured allies anywhere within 30 yards of your target.
CoH Healing TargetsCoH Healing Targets

Revitalizing Prayers

Revitalizing Prayers

  • Renew procs are independent per target healed.
  • Renews trigger Empowered Renew.

Sanctified Prayers

Sanctified Prayers

Cosmic Ripple

Cosmic Ripple aka CR, Ripple

  • Behaves like a smart heal, preferring injured health allies within 39.5 yards when triggered.
  • Behaves correctly.
  • Can crit
  • Procs mastery
  • Scales with vers

Afterlife

Afterlife

Renewed Faith

Renewed Faith aka. RF

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

Empyreal Blaze

Empyreal Blaze

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Prayer Circle

Prayer Circle aka PC

  • Currently nothing of note.

Healing Chorus

Healing Chorus

Prayerful Litany

Prayerful Litany

Trail of Light

Trail of Light aka ToL, Trail

  • Works.
  • Procs Mastery
  • Flat percentage heal based on the spell that triggers it
  • Does not scale with vers, can't crit.
  • The heal effect is Trail of Light
  • Trail of Light - Healing spell

TODO: Shadowlands stuff:

  • 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

Divine Hymn

Divine Hymn aka. Hymn, DH

  • Hymn buff increases all healing received from all healers, not just the casting Priest.
  • Hymn channel time is decreased with haste
  • Hymn ticks 5 times, spaced evenly throughout the channel with the first tick happening immediately
  • The Hymn buff that increases healing received stacks up every time it ticks
    • Gaining a stack refreshes the duration back to 15-seconds
    • This means the healing buff will last for 15-seconds after the last tick refreshes the buff
  • Divine Hymn - Heal/Buff

Enlightenment

Enlightenment aka. Enl

note

TODO: Update for dragonflight

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

Benediction

Holy Mending

Holy Mending

  • Holy Mending (heal)
  • Behaves correctly.
  • Procs mastery
  • Scales with Vers
  • Can crit
  • Does not scale with holy priest aura

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Orison

Orison

Everlasting Light

Everlasting Light

  • Behaves on a sliding scale from 0% to 100% mana.
    • 0% extra healing at 100% mana
    • 7.5% extra healing at 50% mana
    • 15% extra healing at 0% mana

Gales of Song

Gales of Song

  • Increases Divine Hymn healing appropriately.
  • BUG: Does not grant additional healing from Divine Hymn stacks

Symbol of Hope

Symbol of Hope aka. SoH, Symbol

  • Restores a percentage of missing mana only, not total mana
    • Only affects friendly healers within 40 yards at the time of the cast
  • SoH ticks 1-second after the channel begins, every 1-second until it ends (5 ticks total)
    • Receiving the SoH benefit grants the Symbol of Hope
    • Cast time is increased by haste, condensing the time between ticks
    • Each tick returns 3% of missing mana (dynamically updates throughout the channel)
    • Each tick reduces the cooldown of a specific defensive ability by 12 seconds.
      • This is done by increasing the cooldown recovery rate by 1200%
Jump to this spell in the compendium Symbol of Hope reduces the cooldown of the following abilities:
SpecAbilitySpecAbility
Death Knight - AllIcebound FortitudePaladin - ProtectionArdent Defender
Demon Hunter - HavocBlurPaladin - RetributionShield of Vengeance
Demon Hunter - VengeanceFiery BrandPriest - AllDesperate Prayer
Druid - AllBarkskinRogue - AllCrimson Vial
Hunter - AllExhilarationShaman - AllAstral Shift
Evoker - AllObsidian Scales]Warlock - AllUnending Resolve
Mage - AllMirror ImageWarrior - ArmsDie by the Sword
Monk - AllFortifying BrewWarrior - FuryEnraged Regeneration
Paladin - HolyDivine ProtectionWarrior - ProtectionShield Wall

Divine Service

Divine Service

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Crisis Management

Crisis Management

Prismatic Echoes

Prismatic Echoes

  • Behaves correctly.

Prayers of the Virtuous

Prayers of the Virtuous

  • Behaves correctly.

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Pontifex

Pontifex

Apotheosis

Apotheosis aka Apoth

Holy Word: Salvation

Holy Word: Salvation

Empowered Renew

Empowered Renew

Rapid Recovery

Rapid Recovery

Say Your Prayers

Say Your Prayers

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Resonant Words

Resonant Words

  • BUG: Doesn't proc from Holy Word: Sanctify casts if they don't hit a target
  • Doesn't proc from Chastise casts
  • Should proc from all HW casts

Desperate Times

Desperate Times

  • BUG: Only works on targets under 35% HP.

Light of the Naaru

Light of the Naaru aka LotN

  • Ranks are 10% and 20% additional Holy Words effect
  • BUG: Provides 33% at all ranks

TODO: Shadowlands stuff below:

Harmonious Apparatus

Harmonious Apparatus

Searing Light

Searing Light

  • BUG: Rank 2 does not apply any additional damage.
  • Stacks multiplicatively with other Holy Nova/Smite damage bonuses.

Answered Prayers

Answered Prayers

  • Stacking buff is Answered Prayers
  • Does not reset the cooldown of Holy Words when triggered.

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Lightweaver

Lightweaver

  • Each Heal cast consumes a stack.
  • The cast time reduction effect reduces the cast time by a multiplicative amount.
  • Grants the Lightweaver buff for 20-seconds or until consumed.

Lightwell

Lightwell

  • The heal over time buff is Lightwell (372847).
  • Does not trigger Echo of Light.
  • Attempts every second to put the HoT on a nearby target.
  • Does not tick immediately. Ticks every 2 seconds, increased with Haste.
  • No haste breakpoints, gains a micro-tick at the end with any remaining "healing" leftover, similar to Renew.
  • Despawns if you move more than 100 yards away.
  • BUG: Will put Lightwell HoT on targets who already have it, overwriting the existing one.

Divine Word

Divine Word

  • Divine Word: Sanctuary healing is a fixed amount regardless of the number of targets
  • Divine Word: Sanctuary can crit and is affected by vers. With 0 haste it ticks 15 times. The tick rate scales with haste. Does not scale with mastery
  • The Divine Word buff lasts 10-seconds.
  • The cooldown for Divine Word begins immediately after pressing it.

Divine Image

Divine Image

  • Can has a 25% chance to be triggered by all 4 holy words:
  • You can have multiple Naaru out at once from Divine Image if you're lucky, and they will each behave independently of one another.
  • None of the healing or damage spells from Divine Image scale with the Holy Priest aura Holy Priest Spec Aura.
  • None of the healing or damage spells have the 5% variance most other spells do.
  • All damage and healing spells scale with Intellect (Their base coefficient is spellpower).
  • All damage and healing spells scale with Versatility and can Critical Strike.
  • None of the healing spells trigger Mastery Echo of Light.

There are 6 possible casts from Divine Image, each one happens when you cast the appropriate trigger spell.

Divine Image SpellTrigger Spell(s)
Healing LightDesperate Prayer
Flash Heal
Heal
Holy Word: Serenity
Power Word: Shield
Dazzling LightsCircle of Healing
Divine Hymn
Holy Word: Sanctify
Prayer of Healing
Searing LightHoly Fire
Holy Word: Chastise
Shadow Word: Pain
Shadow Word: Death
Smite
Light EruptionHoly Nova
Blessed LightPrayer of Mending
Tranquil LightRenew
NothingCosmic Ripple
Divine Star
Halo
Mindgames
Power Word: Life
Psychic Scream
Holy Word: Salvation
Symbol of Hope

Other notes about each of the Divine Image spells:

Healing Light

  • Nothing of note.

Dazzling Lights

  • Prefers injured targets.
  • Will heal pets.
  • Only has a 15-yard radius (Looks like a copy/paste of the Legion smart heal version of PoH).
  • Each tick of Divine Hymn will proc Dazzling Lights.

Searing Light

  • Nothing of note.

Light Eruption

  • Only triggers if Holy Nova hits more than 1 target.
    • Does not trigger from the secondary damage from rank 2 Holy Nova.
  • Only trigger from Holy Nova damage (Holy Nova healing trigger nothing).

Blessed Light

Tranquil Light

  • Scales with haste.

Miracle Worker

Miracle Worker

Restitution

Restitution