PvE Discipline Priest (Healing) Guide

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  • Author: Amery
  • Date: June 20, 2021
  • Updated: June 20, 2021
  • Expansion: TBC Classic

Welcome to the Discipline Priest Healing guide for PVE in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Classic. In this guide we will go over talents, rotation, gearing as well as gems and enchants.

Best Races

I will only be covering the racials that benefit Priests the most, along with the spells each race gets. Also, all Priests get Fear Ward now, so it won’t be covered or taken into account in this section.


  • Human: One of the better Alliance races for Priests due to their racial, The Human Spirit, which increases their spirit by 10%
  • Dwarf: While Dwarves do get access to some pretty good racials such as Stoneform, they sadly don’t compete with The Human Spirit 
  • Night Elf: The only real racial/class ability Night Elves get is Elune’s Grace, which reduces the chance you’ll be hit by melee and ranged attacks by 20% for 15 seconds, but for healing it’s not that viable of a class spell.
  • Draenei: One of the best racials in the game behind The Human Spirit, Symbol of Hope gives nearly 1,000 mana over 15 seconds to each of your party members and yourself.


  • Troll: Berserking increases your casting speed by either 10-30%.  The other one being Hex of Weakness, which is highly situational
  • Blood Elf: Sadly Blood Elves don’t have any racials that directly benefit Priests in any way.
  • Undead: The main racial that benefits Undead Priests is Will of the Forsaken which removes charms, fears, and sleep effects for 5 seconds

Best Alliance Race: Human Priests are by far one of the best PVE healers with their racial The Human Spirit with Draenei coming in second with Symbol of Hope
Best Horde Race: Undead Priests have always been one of the best due to Will of the Forsaken with how strong of a racial it is in comparison to the others. Berserking, while good, won’t often give the full benefit since you should almost always be at full health as a healer.

Best Professions

Tailoring: At level 70, Tailoring allows you to craft your own BiS gear sets (Primal Mooncloth and Whitemend Wisdom) Tailoring also allows you to craft your own Golden Spellthread/Silver Spellthread) Lastly, Tailoring is a profession that we would see consistent benefit from as we’re levelling since we’re only able to ever wear cloth armor.

Enchanting: The biggest takeaway from Enchanting for any class or role that chooses it, is that we can enchant our rings with one of three enchanter-exclusive enchants. For a healer, we would be most interested in Enchant Ring – Healing Power for a bonus 40 healing.

Alchemy: In addition to being able to create your own consumables (Flasks, Potions and Elixirs) which will likely save you plenty of gold from buying them on the Auction House, you can also craft Redeemer’s Alchemist Stone in Phase 5, which is second only to Glimmering Naaru Silver.

Blacksmithing: Blacksmithing does allow players, or in this case, Priests, to craft Hand of Eternity. It should be mentioned, though, that this item is BoE (Bind on Equip) and can be purchased from other players or on the Auction House. Blacksmithing also allows for players to create various levels of keys that can be used to open locked chests.

Engineering: Beginning in Phase 2, Engineers will be able to craft Powerheal 4000 Lens, a powerful helmet that not only has great stats, but is also upgrade-able through the Phases to Powerheal 9000 Lens in Phase 5, which is second only to Cowl of Light’s Purity. As a plus, Engineers can craft flying mounts – Flying Machine Control while you do not have your Epic Flying training completed yet, and Turbo-Charged Flying Machine Control for when you it.

Leatherworking: Because as a Priest we can only wear cloth armor, the only benefit that Leatherworking would provide us with is the ability to create Drums of Battle or the alternative items.

Jewelcrafting: Jewelcrafting allows us to craft our own gems – one set of items that we will be using throughout the entirety of TBC Classic. It also allows us to craft unique gems that only we can wear such as Kailee’s Rose and although these gems are unique and we can only have one of each equipped at a time, their stat bonuses are still incredibly nice! Jewelcrafting also provides us opportunity to craft various trinkets – most notably, Figurine – Living Ruby Serpent.


About the Author


Hey guys! My name is Amery and here is a little something about me: I've been playing WoW for about 15 years now. With that experience, I wanted to share all the things I have learned over the years.
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