Post by Hobgoblin
I am planning on using this Talent tree
for my Holy Priest build.
Someone said to not waste a point in Lightwell because nobody ever clicks on it, so I will not get that. That's the only exception I will make.
Any other advice? What skills should I learn/not learn? Should I learn any Shadow skills, or save my gold instead?
Post by Elrael
Al trough mental Agility is a strong talent and you use a lot of instants it doesn't make a good starter build with both tank healing and group healing abilities. And you want to be able to do both in five man groups. Mental agility shines when you mostly raid/group heal with CoH (aka naxx) and even then isn't really that needed.
So just stick to a more basic balanced build like this one minus 7 points
Lightwell is a great spell but if people don't use it it's wasted. :<
As for money saving by not buying skill sounds funny I'm not going to question it. Just pick up SWD/Mind Blast/Mind Sear/Shadow Word:Pain and Devouring Plague, you will use them all when soloing elites!
Post by Elrael
is the spec that I use.
With this I can be raid healing or tank healing, normally I don't set myself up for tank heals but it is possible. If you are in 25man raids, then the whole Renew and Emp. Renew I've found to be just a waste of a GCD. Spamming FH, CoH on cooldown, then a 3 stack Serendipity PoH followed by a regular PoH (if necessary) should be enough healing to restart the whole rotation.
Healing Focus is key in Ulduar, otherwise you'll just be overhealing and wasting mana. No Improved Healing is a good idea, but you will sometimes use Greater Heal, but throwing it up into Renew (if that is your playstyle is fine). I personally like being extremely flexible.
Empowered Renew gives a chance to proc Holy Concentration so if you can (play style) fit renws in your healing rotation it can be a lot of mp5 overall.
For tank healing you probably always want to keep renew up, and if you want to have one spec for both roles renew talent are probably needed.
Also I know you are trying to help but you do know you are giving Ulduar healing and spec advise to a level 73?
Okay, thank you for your quick feedbacks! Those two specs you two provided are almost the same. I will certainly max out Meditation
: Why no points in Healing Focus
? When I get hit and need to heal myself asap, wouldn't it be nice to have HF then?
Also, what is Guardian Spirit
, exactly? A video of it in action would be awesome and clear it up for me. The description for this skill is confusing me and I'm not sure if I should deposit a point in this skill or not. :P
The point with a tank and group healing spec is that you want all talents, but you don't got a million talent points. So at some point you need to sacrifice points. For heroics and even naxx the push back can be a nasty thing but should make less of a difference. Also you can shield yourself to prevent push back.
That said the 2 points for healing focus come from
Improved Healing (which is good for healing)
Improved Renew (which is great for healing)
Inspiration (which is awesome for tank healing)
Desperate Prayer (but thats only one point.)
So you need to take points way from one of those talents for Healing Focus.
And Guardian Spirit. I couldn't find a movie in action, but it goes like this.
Tank has 10% HP during fight.
Priest cast Guardian Spirit
Boss hits tank for 10% HP
Tank does not die.
Tank gets healed for 50% hp by GS
And even when the tank is healed back to decent health before GS go off all healing done to the tank is increased by 40%.