Choosing a Priest Race

Here is our selection of the best races for a Priest.

Alliance PvE : Human

The Human Spirit: Useful while leveling and at max level.
Holy priests receive spell power equal to a percentage of their Spirit, so more spirit is always useful.
Desperate Prayer : Human/Dwarf priest racial at maximum level.
Feedback : Human/Dwarf priest racial at maximum level.

Alliance PvP : Dwarf

Stoneform : Removes all poison, disease, curse, magic, and bleed effects and reduces all physical damage taken by 10% for 8 sec.
Fear Ward : Wards the friendly target against Fear. The next Fear effect used against the target will fail, using up the ward. Lasts 10 minutes.
Desperate Prayer : Human/Dwarf priest racial at maximum level.

Horde PvE : Troll

Beast Slaying: Very useful passive because you will cross a lot of beast during your leveling
BerserkingVery powerful active racial.
Shadowguard : Troll priest racial at maximum level.
Hex of Weakness : Troll priest racial at maximum level.

Horde PvP : Undead

Will of the Forsaken is a very strong ability in PvP situations.
Cannibalize is a strong leveling ability, providing health regeneration without using your mana to heal yourself.
Devouring Plague : Undead priest racial at maximum level
Touch of Weakness : Undead priest racial at maximum level

Priest strengths:

  • Best and most versatile healer in the game
  • Guaranteed spot in any group / raid.
  • The Priest is the best teammate anyone can imagine, you’ll have a lot of friends!
  • Very interesting class to play with across the board healing ability and high skill celling
  • Shadow priest does serious damage in PVP with a lot of fun tools to enhance the gameplay (Psychic ScreamMana BurnMind Control etc.)
  • Shadow priest is extremely efficient for leveling.
  • Quest class for an awesome staff

Priest weaknesses

  • Annoying to level until shadow form, a lot of respeccing during your 1-60.
  • Shadow priest could be difficult to gear because it’s hard to find a place in raids (people prefer mages / warlocks)
  • Overpopulated class.