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So I wanted to show holy priests and other players that it isn't as difficult at all as they make it seem to heal as a holy priest. I haven't played my priest since a few months before cataclysm and even then all I did was ding him to 80 and stopped. 2 of my 4 lvl 85s are tanks and I always seemed to have problems in groups with priest heals so I just had to see what was all the QQin about.
As soon as I specced and read all the talents I kinda had a picture on how to heal and started healing regular wrath dungeons to get a hang on things and went pretty smoothly. I felt confident enough to hit cata dungeons. Keep in mind I had reg 187 - 200 ilvl and 3 245 ilvl gear on. And it went pretty good even when the tank was not so good.
As you can see I'm level 82 and had gotten a few drops from instances and a few tailor healing gear (around half my gear doesn't have +spirit).In this video (Random LFD PUG) and all my prior instance runs, Heal uses less mana then what I regen. So with that in mind, I play it pro-actively. I spam heal and not sit there and wait 'till my tank loses hp. If he does while I'm waiting, more likely than not, the rest of the group also loses hp. So instead of me trying to catch up with healing the tank and then the group, I can concentrate and topping off the group then going back on the tank.
Tips, Rotation and mindset:
Chakra: Serenity is your friend and should always be up. Using dispell magic/disease is WAY better than healing through the DoTs dmg. Keep Prayer of Mending on cooldown. Renew on tank and keep it up with Heal. Knowing of incoming damage is key to time Prayer of Healing and Circle of Healing. Use Circle of Healing and Prayer of Mending to top off and to keep the rest of the group topped off. Flash heal shouldn't be used at all unless the free one procs or incase of an emergency. In this video I used it a handful times. Reason being, it eats through your mana very quickly.
Almost all of my abilities are keybound. Watch in high quality so you can see my layout better =]
Music: I got this mix from a fellow Youtube uploader named TranceSimmy.
1) Matias Lehtola feat. Gina J - Burning Bright (Original Mix)
2) Talla 2XLC vs. Carl B feat. Katie Marne - Giving Up Giving In (Sean Tyas Remix)
3) Beam feat. Michelle Aragon - Silent Tears (Sean Tyas Remix)
4) John O'Callaghan feat. Audrey Gallagher - Big Sky (Agnelli & Nelson Remix)
Addons: Since I haven't played this character in so long I didn't have anything special and I was still very potent and had quick reactions with my heals So healing addons are not essential as some make you believe. What I do use in the video however are:
Recount (damage meter)
CoolDownTimers (shows when my ability is ready)
All these can be found at Curse.com