DPS Holy Priest Build Is Amazing

I found an article that really has my interest because of my newfound obsession with talent builds. Talent builds used to bore the crap out of me when I was a warrior. I didn’t want to go Protection because I wasn’t interested in competing with our GM for main tank duty. His gear was better and I wasn’t going to catch up any time soon. If it had STR, STA, or AGI, I wanted the piece. If the talent point said “damage” or “crit,” I wanted to spend the point.

Now that I am a priest, it seems like there are a lot more options, and even one that I had never considered before reading this article on a DPS Holy build. WoW Insider has been rocking my world recently with new in-game concepts that I was unaware of, despite my constant surfing. Maybe I should play more and surf less, but I do have a job. 🙂

Several things would be different for me if I went to this build now. The biggest is my lack of level 60 gear. I’m guessing that with the stats he put up for his damage and crit rate, he’s got some end-game instance gear. I am 6 points away from having his level 62 build. Have any of you tried a Holy build with the intent being DPS rather than purely healing?

Here is that build if you didn’t click-through to read the article:

Discipline (14 points)5/5 Wand Specialization
3/5 Silent Resolve
2/2 Improved Power Word: Fortitude
1/1 Inner Focus
3/3 Meditation
Holy (32 points)

2/2 Healing Focus
3/3 Improved Renew
5/5 Holy Specialization
5/5 Divine Fury
1/1 Holy Nova
3/3 Inspiration
3/3 Improved Healing
2/2 Searing Light
1/1 Spirit of Redemption
5/5 Spiritual Guidance
2/2 Surge of Light

Shadow (7 points)

5/5 Spirit Tap
2/2 Improved Shadow Word: Pain

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