How to level as a holy priest in Wrath of the Lich King.
Step #1: Put on some gear.
For leveling, you are looking for the following stats (in order of importance):
- MP5 (not even worth looking for)
Don’t buy gear! It’s a waste of gold. Just wear whatever you have lying around. Everything will be replaced in by quest rewards many times over.
Step #2: Respec!
Respec to: 14/44/3.
- Take discipline points up through Inner Focus/Meditation (no Mental Agility or Imp. DS).
- Take holy points up through Circle of Healing/Holy Concentration (skip the temptation of Inspiration, Lightwell, Serendipity, Test of Faith, Healing Prayers, Holy Nova). Only go 2/5 Empowered Healing (it’ll be okay! Trust me!).
- Put the three points in shadow for Spirit Tap.
Holy Reach + Twin Disciplines + Searing Light + Surge of Light + Spirit Tap = Mobs dead in 10 seconds and zero down time!
Step #3: Kill some things!
Cast: Holy Fire, then Smite x3. SW:D if needed. Loot mob.
Lather, rinse, repeat!
Step #4: Spend some more talents points!
Level 71: Empowered Healing (3/5)
Level 72: Empowered Healing (4/5)
Level 73: Empowered Healing (5/5)
Level 74: Test of Faith (1/3)
Level 75: Test of Faith (2/3)
Level 76: Test of Faith (3/3)
Level 77: Guardian Spirit (1/1)
Level 78: Divine Providence (1/5)
Level 79: Divine Providence (2/5)
Level 80: Divine Providence (3/5)
At level 80, you will end up with: 14/54/3.
Step #5: Profit!
You may not be as efficient as a shadow priest, or most other classes’ DPS specs, but you will be able to heal any instance with ease and have zero downtime when grinding and/or soloing. At level 80, you will be able to keep this spec while you finish up your questing. Healing in level 80 instances won’t be a problem at all.