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Intro to Priests

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Intro to Priests

  1. 1. Intro to PriestsInevitable Betrayal
  2. 2. Priests• MANA is the most important attribute
  3. 3. What affects Mana?• Intelligence: – Determines the AMOUNT of mana – Increased spell power (increases average heal) – Increases critical strike (Doubles you heal amount)• Spirit: – Determines how fast you REGENERATE mana • In combat & out of combat
  4. 4. What happens when mana runs out?• Dungeon/ Raid Group usually dies
  5. 5. In combat regeneration• Use wand to attack and conserve mana – Not very effect attack• Mindbender (Talent at lvl 45) – Summon a shadow fiend to attack target – Each fiend attack gives priest up to 5% of total mana back – % back increases with character level
  6. 6. Suggested Talents• Level 15: Dominate Mind – Takes control of an enemy player or NPC• Level 30: Angelic Feather – Allows you to place up to 3 feathers that increase movement by 60% for 4 seconds• Level 45: Mindbender – Gives reliable Mana regeneration cooldown
  7. 7. Suggested Talents• Level 60: Desperate Prayer – Instance cast, self-heal for 30% of max health• Level 75: Power Infusion – Increases casting by 20% and reduces mana cost of spells by 20% for 20 secs• Level 90: Cascade – Chain heal that bounces from target to target ; bounces up to 3 times
  8. 8. Types of Healing• Just like in DPS – Single Target Healing • Most efficient spell for healing a single person • AKA: Tank heals – Area of Effect (AOE) Healing • Most efficient spell for healing group • AKA: Raid Heals
  9. 9. Specialization Basics •Holy – Healing •Discipline – Healing •Shadow - DPS
  10. 10. Holy• Best for Raid healing (10 to 25 man)• Chakras – learned at lvl 56 – Chastise – increase damage done – Sanctuary – increase AOE healing – Serenity – increase single target healing
  11. 11. Holy• Stat Priority• Lvl 1 to 79 – Focus on Intellect & Spirit• Lvl 80+ – Focus on Intellect & Spirit – Start looking for: Haste, Crit, then Mastery
  12. 12. Discipline (Disc)• Focuses on – Damage Absorption and Mitigation • Aims at avoiding damage and smoothing out incoming damage • Strategic use of shields to reduce need for healing • Can tank heal or raid heal
  13. 13. Discipline (Disc)• Stat Priority• Lvl 1 to 79 – Focus on Intellect & Spirit• Lvl 80+ – Focus on Intellect & Spirit – Start looking for: Crit, Mastery, then Haste
  14. 14. Discipline (Disc)• Crit v. Mastery – Focus on Crit • Atonement Healing – Focus on Mastery • Increase basic Healing
  15. 15. Discipline (Disc)• Atonement – Allows you to heal players by attacking enemy with Smite, Holy Fire, and Penance – Lowes Health player within 40 yards of target is healed equal to the amount of damage the priest did – Each Smite, Holy Fire, and Penance places a stack of Evangelism on the enemy
  16. 16. Discipline (Disc)• Evangelism – Want to keep as many stacks on the target as you can – Use Archangel to consume the stacks and gain up to 25% healing increase • Use Archangel when lots of damage is occurring
  17. 17. Shadow• DPS only• Maintain Shadow form• Weak heals and shields, but can help heal in a pinch; but kicks you out of shadow form, so lower dps
  18. 18. Shadow• Stat Priority• Lvl 1 to 79: – Intellect & Hit/Spirit (to 15% hit)• Lvl 80+: – Intellect, Hit / Spirit (to 15% hit) – Haste (to 24.97%), Crit, then Mastery
  19. 19. Useful Spells• Power Word: Fortitude (Fort) – Always cast on yourself/group – Increases Stamina by 10%• Hymn of Hope – Group wide Mana Regen• Fear Ward – Grants one person immunity to a fear attack
  20. 20. Useful Spells• Purify – Will remove all Magic and Disease effects on friendly target• Dispel – Will remove one beneficial Magic effect from an enemy• Silence – Interrupt the target’s spell casting for 45 secs
  21. 21. Useful Spells• Mass Dispel – Remove one harmful magical effect from every friendly player and one beneficial magical effect from every enemy within 15yards of the caster. – Capped at 10 friendly and 10 enemy dispels – Can also remove effects in raids that are normally not dispellable
  22. 22. Useful Spells• Psychic Scream – AOE Fear up to 8 enemies• Shackle “Undead” – Allows you to crowd control undead enemies – Does not work on Forsaken• Fade – Will reduce priest’s threat to all enemies
  23. 23. Useful Spells• Leap of Faith – Pulls a friendly target to you – Good for getting that certain DPS out of the fire• Levitate – Reduces damage from falling and allows walking on water
  24. 24. Useful Spells• Vampiric Embrace – Heals you and your allies for 50% of the damage you deal for 15 seconds. – Shadow spec only spell
  25. 25. Questions?

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