10-19 Classic 19 Twink Priest Guide

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    Samhain <Nagaz with Attitudez>

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    (Classic) WoW Version 1.1.0 - 1.12.2


    Table Of Contents


    I. Introduction

    II. Choosing Your Race

    III. Gearing Your Priest

    IV. Enchantments

    V. Priest Talents

    VI. Mastering Your Class



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    I. Introduction



    About the Author: I go by the in game name Samhain, I've played in the nineteen bracket from Vanilla all the way through Warlords of Draenor. I originally played rogue but throughout the years I have played every class in each of their expansions and have become very knowledgeable about every aspect of every class. With the announcement of Classic WoW servers at Blizzcon 2017, I am making this guide to help the players that didn't get to experience the nineteen bracket as it was at the games original release.



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    II. Choosing Your Race



    Alliance


    Human

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    Base Stats
    Str:20 - Agi:20 - Stam:20 - Int:23 - Spi:24

    *Desperate Prayer (Priest Racial) - Instantly heals the caster for 263 to 326. 10 min cooldown.

    *Perception - Dramatically increases stealth detection for 20 sec. 3min cooldown.

    *The Human Spirit -Spirit increased by 5%.

    *Diplomacy - Reputation gains increased by 10%.

    *Sword Specialization - Skill with Swords and Two-Handed Swords increased by 5.

    *Mace Specialization - Skill with Maces and Two-Handed Maces increased by 5.



    Dwarf

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    Base Stats
    Str:22 - Agi:16 - Stam:23 - Int:21 - Spi:22

    *Desperate Prayer (Priest Racial) - Instantly heals the caster for 263 to 326. 10 min cooldown.

    *Stoneform - While active, grants immunity to Bleed, Poison, and Disease effects. In addition, Armor increased by 10%. Lasts 8 sec.

    *Gun Specialization - Guns skill increased by 5.

    *Frost Resistance - Frost resistance increased by 10.

    *Find Treasure - Allows the dwarf to sense nearby treasure, making it appear on the minimap. Lasts until cancelled.



    Night Elf
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    Base Stats
    Str:17 - Agi:25 - Stam:19 - Int:22 - Spi:23

    *Starshards (Priest Racial) - Rains starshards down on the enemy target's head, causing 162 Arcane damage over 6 sec. 30 sec cooldown.

    *Shadowmeld - Activate to slip into the shadows, reducing the chance for enemies to detect your presence. Lasts until cancelled or upon moving. Night Elf Rogues and Druids with Shadowmeld are more difficult to detect while stealthed or prowling.

    *Quickness - Dodge chance increased by 1%.

    *Wisp Spirit - Transform into a wisp upon death, increasing speed by 50%.

    *Nature Resistance - Nature Resistance increased by 10.





    Horde


    Undead

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    Base Stats
    Str:19 - Agi:18 - Stam:21 - Int:20 - Spi:28

    *Touch of Weakness (Priest Racial) - The next melee attack against the caster will cause 8 Shadow damage and reduce the damage caused by the attacker by 2 for 2 min.

    *Will of the Forsaken - Provides immunity to Charm, Fear and Sleep while active. May also be used while already afflicted by Charm, Fear or Sleep. Lasts 5 sec. 2 min cooldown.

    *Cannibalize - When activated, regenerates 7% of total health every 2 sec for 10 sec. Only works on Humanoid or Undead corpses within 5 yds. Any movement, action, or damage taken while Cannibalizing will cancel the effect. 2 min cooldown.

    *Underwater Breathing - Underwater breath lasts 300% longer than normal.

    *Shadow Resistance - Shadow Resistance increased by 10.



    Troll
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    Base Stats
    Str:21 - Agi:22 - Stam:21 - Int:18 - Spi:24

    *Hex of Weakness (Priest Racial) - Weakens the target enemy, reducing damage caused by 2 and reducing the effectiveness of any healing by 20%. Lasts 2 min.

    *Berserking - Increases your casting and attack speed by 10% to 30%. At full health the speed increase is 10% with a greater effect up to 30% if you are badly hurt when you activate Berserking. Lasts 10 sec.

    *Regeneration - Health regeneration rate increased by 10%. 10% of total Health regeneration may continue during combat.

    *Bow Specialization - Skill with Bow Weapons increased by 5.

    *Throwing Specialization - Skill with Throwing Weapons increased by 5.

    *Beast Slaying - Damage dealt versus Beasts increased by 5%.






    Class Bonus
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    Priests get an additional +2 Intellect and +3 Spirit.

    Race Base Stats

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    III. Gearing Your Priest


    Gearing your Priest in Classic WoW is a little more complex than in current retail because there is no option to lock your experience. Discovering the areas you need to do your quests in before hand and doing your quests at the earliest level possible is vital.

    I also use a Burning Crusade database for the links, because there are no Classic databases that work with forum links, to see the items actual vanilla stats use this database https://db.vanillagaming.org/



    HEAD
    Lucky Fishing Hat (Not available until later Patch.)
    (Requires 225 fishing) In Stranglethorn Vale on Sunday from 2PM - 4PM server time, fish School of Tastyfish along the coast until you get Keefer's Angelfish , turn into Fishbot 5000 in Booty Bay to receive your hat.

    Shadow Goggles
    Requires Engineering skill of 120 to craft and use this head piece.

    Green Tinted Goggles
    Requires Engineering skill of 150 to craft and use this head piece.




    NECK

    Sentinel's Medallion (Not available until later Patch.)
    (Alliance Only) Requires honored with Silverwing Sentinels, compete in battlegrounds to win marks of honor you turn in for rep gain. Buy from Illiyana Moonblaze located in southern Ashenvale.

    Scout's Medallion (Not available until later Patch.)
    (Horde Only) Requires honored with Warsong Outriders, compete in battlegrounds to win marks you turn in for rep gain. Buy from Kelm Hargunth located in northern Barrens.

    Voice Amplification Modulator
    Crafted from engineers and can be bought off the auction house.




    SHOULDERS

    Talbar Mantle
    The quest item Glowing Shard that starts the chain drops from Mutanus the Devourer the event boss in the Wailing Caverns dungeon located in the Barrens. You must kill all 4 of the leaders of the fang bosses (Lady Anacondra , Lord Cobrahn , Lord Pythas , and Lord Serpentis ) in order to speak to Disciple of Naralex at the start of the dungeon to begin the event. Once you've looted the Glowing Shard take it to Sputtervalve in Ratchet located in the Barrens and follow up with rest of the quests to receive your shoulders.

    Ghostly Mantle
    (Horde Only) Picked up from High Executor Hadrec in The Sepulcher located in Silverpine Forest, you must enter the dungeon Shadowfang Keep in Silverpine Forest and find the corpse of Deathstalker Vincent within the courtyard to turn in the quest and receive your shoulders.

    Reinforced Woolen Shoulders
    If you ever manage to raid Naxxramas on your main and manage to get Resilience of the Scourge (31 healing and 5 MP5) you can enchant it onto a pair of white shoulders and mail them to your twink (You will probably be kicked from your raiding guild for doing this lol). The reason Reinforced Woolen Shoulders are the best option is because they will become uncommon quality in The Wrath of the Lich King and give 4 stamina and 5 spell power, but will become souldbound to your twink.




    BACK

    Engineer's Cloak
    This quest chain begins in Ratchet located in The Barrens with Ziz Fizziks and is given by Sputtervalve , once you find Ziz Fizziks located in Stonetalon Mountains he will give you Super Reaper 6000 kill venture co shredder operators until the plans drop then turn in the quest, Ziz Fizziks then gives you Further Instructions you must deliver a letter back to Sputtervalve, then sends you back to Ziz Fizziks, finally you receive the last quest Gerenzo Wrenchwhistle you must go to the bridge located above the lake in Windshear Crag and kill Gerenzo Wrenchwhistle for his mechanical arm, upon completion you will receive the cloak.

    Caretaker's Cape (Not available until later patch.)
    (Alliance Only) Requires honored with Silverwing Sentinels, compete in battlegrounds to win marks of honor you turn in for rep gain. Buy from Illiyana Moonblaze located in southern Ashenvale.

    Battle Healer's Cloak (Not available until later patch.)
    (Horde Only) Requires honored with Warsong Outriders, compete in battlegrounds to win marks you turn in for rep gain. Buy from Kelm Hargunth located in northern Barrens.




    CHEST

    Tree Bark Jacket
    Bind on Equip random drop from the dungeon Blackfathom Deeps, can be bought from the auction house.




    WRISTS

    Mindthrust Bracers
    Bind on Equip random drop from the dungeon Shadowfang Keep, can be bought from the auction house.

    Crystalline Cuffs
    Drops from Taragaman the Hungerer in the dungeon Ragefire Chasm located in Orgrimmar.




    HANDS

    Magefist Gloves
    Bind on Equip random world drop, can be bought in the auction house.




    WAIST

    Keller's Girdle
    Bind on Equip random world drop, can be bought in the auction house.



    LEGS
    Darkweave Breeches
    Bind on Equip random world drop, can be bought in the auction house.



    FEET
    Sanguine Sandals
    Bind on Equip random world drop, can be bought in the auction house.

    Nat Pagle's Extreme Anglin' Boots (Not available until later Patch.)
    (Requires 225 fishing) In Stranglethorn Vale on Sunday from 2PM - 4PM server time, fish School of Tastyfish along the coast until you get Brownell's Blue Striped Racer , turn into Fishbot 5000 in Booty Bay to receive your boots.



    FINGER
    Lorekeeper's Ring (Not available until later Patch.)
    (Alliance Only) Requires honored with Silverwing Sentinels, compete in battlegrounds to win marks of honor you turn in for rep gain. Buy from Illiyana Moonblaze located in southern Ashenvale.

    Advisor's Ring (Not available until later Patch.)
    (Horde Only) Requires honored with Warsong Outriders, compete in battlegrounds to win marks you turn in for rep gain. Buy from Kelm Hargunth located in northern Barrens.

    Seal of Wrynn (Changes to these stats in a later Patch.)
    (Alliance Only) Quest chain starts from an envelope that drops from Edwin VanCleef , last boss of the Deadmines instance in Westfall.

    Seal of Sylvanas

    (Horde Only) Pick up the quest at The Seplucher located in Silverpine Forest. You must fully clear the dungeon Shadowfang Keep located in Silverpine Forest and loot the head of the last boss Arugal.

    Lavishly Jeweled Ring

    Drops from Gilnid the goblin boss in the Smelting room in the Deadmines dungeon in Westfall.

    Black Widow Band

    Bind on Equip random world drop, can be bought in the auction house.



    TRINKET

    Arena Grand Master (Not available until later Patch.)
    Chest spawns at the Gurubashi Arena in Stranglethorn Vale at 3,6,9 and 12AM and PM server times, loot Arena Master 12 times to turn into Short John Mithril the goblin in the stadium and receive your AGM.

    Insignia of the Alliance
    (Alliance Only) Requires the PvP rank Corporal, compete in battlegrounds to win marks of honor you turn in to increase rank. Buy from Master Sergeant Biggins in the Champion's Hall, in Stormwind City, Old Town

    Insignia of the Horde
    (Horde Only) Requires the PvP rank Grunt, compete in battlegrounds to win marks you turn in to increase rank. Buy from Brave Stonehide in the Hall of Legends, in Orgrimmar, just before the Valley of the Spirits.

    Minor Recombobulator
    Requires 140 Engineering, get the schematic from Gagsprocket in Ratchet in the Barrens.



    ONE HANDED WEAPON

    Evocator's Blade
    Bind on Equip random drop from the dungeon Blackfathom Deeps, can be bought from the auction house.



    OFF HAND

    Furbolg Medicine Pouch
    Requires Honored with the reputation "Timbermaw Hold" to buy. To do this you must die in one of the two locations in Felwood where the rep can be farmed and as a ghost follow a lvl 60 escort that is in your group, you will gain rep without experience while dead. The two locations are south Felwood farming Deadwood Warrior , Deadwood Gardener and Deadwood Pathfinder or the north Felwood location farming Deadwood Shaman and Deadwood Den Watcher . You buy the off hand from Gorn One Eye , make sure you bring gold to buy it.



    TWO HANDED WEAPON

    Twisted Chanter's Staff
    Bind on Equip random world drop, can be bought in the auction house.

    Staff of the Blessed Seer
    Bind on Equip random drop from the dungeon Blackfathom Deeps, can be bought from the auction house.

    Staff of the Friar
    Bind on Equip random drop from the dungeon Blackfathom Deeps, can be bought from the auction house.

    Lorekeeper's Staff (Not available until later Patch.)
    (Alliance Only) Requires honored with Silverwing Sentinels, compete in battlegrounds to win marks of honor you turn in for rep gain. Buy from Illiyana Moonblaze located in southern Ashenvale.

    Advisor's Gnarled Staff (Not available until later Patch.)
    (Horde Only) Requires honored with Warsong Outriders, compete in battlegrounds to win marks you turn in for rep gain. Buy from Kelm Hargunth located in northern Barrens.



    RANGED

    Gravestone Scepter
    For alliance this quest is a small chain that starts with In Search of Thaelrid and is given by Dawnwatcher Shaedlass in Darnassus, You must enter the Blackfathom Deeps dungeon and speak to Argent Guard Thaelrid he is hidden in an underwater cave in the room Ghamoo-ra the turtle boss is in, once you speak to Thaelrid he will give you Blackfathom Villainy , for horde you just simply enter Blackfathom Deeps and talk to Thaelrid and he will give you Blackfathom Villainy collect the Head of Kelris then turn in for your wand.




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    IV. Enchantments


    Head
    Lesser Arcanum of Rumination or Lesser Arcanum of Constitution

    Cloak

    Enchant Cloak - Superior Defense or Enchant Cloak - Greater Resistance

    Chest

    Enchant Chest - Major Mana or Enchant Chest - Major Health

    Bracers

    Enchant Bracer - Healing Power

    Gloves

    Enchant Gloves - Healing Power (Not available until later patch.) use Heavy Armor Kit until then.

    Legs

    Lesser Arcanum of Rumination or Lesser Arcanum of Constitution

    Boots

    Enchant Boots - Greater Stamina or Enchant Boots - Minor Speed

    Weapon

    Enchant Weapon - Mighty Intellect and Enchant Weapon - Healing Power

    Start with Twisted Chanter's Staff with Mighty Intellect and swap to Staff of the Blessed Seer with Healing Power after you've used the 480 mana Twisted Chanters gives you, this will give you an advantage over other healers who do not utilize a starting staff. You can also enchant Staff of the Friar with Enchant Weapon - Mighty Spirit for a regeneration staff when you are out of mana.



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    V. Priest Talents


    Standard Holy Spec
    Healing Focus 2/2, Improved Renew 3/3, Divine Fury 5/5 - This is the best healing spec using Heal instead of Lesser Heal for larger heals and better mana efficiency.
    https://db.vanillagaming.org/?talent#bZf0x

    Wand Spec

    Wand Specialization 5/5, Healing Focus 2/2, Improved Renew - This is more of a support priest spec capable of dealing damage but has slower burst healing capabilities. Priests using this spec usually focus more on instant casts like shadow word: pain, renew and dispel in between wanding.
    http://db.vanillagaming.org/?talent#bVZf


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    VI. Mastering Your Class


    Priest_Role
    Healer


    Stat_Priority
    Intellect > Healing Power > Stamina > MP5 > Spirit


    Priest Statistics

    1 Intellect = 15 Mana / X% Spell Crit

    1 Healing Power =

    1 Stamina = 10 Health

    MP5 = (Mana per 5 seconds) Mana that is restored every 5 seconds in and out of combat.

    1 Spirit =



    Mana Efficiency

    Mana efficiency refers to the most cost effective way to heal or in other words the most healing per point of mana. In Classic mana does not regenerate like it does in retail today, you have to be smart when using your mana and know what spells will maximize your healing capabilities and which will render your mana pool useless.

    Formula for calculating mana efficiency
    Spell Average Amount Healed ÷ Mana Cost = Mana Efficiency


    For example, below are the spells by highest efficiency to lowest efficiency based on the average healing of each spell without any healing power.

    Heal (Rank 1) - 2.05
    Lesser Heal (Rank 3) - 1.95
    Renew (Rank 2) - 1.76 Improved Renew 3/3 - 1.53 Unspeced
    Lesser Heal (Rank 2) - 1.74
    Renew (Rank 1) - 1.72 Improved Renew 3/3 - 1.51 Unspeced
    Lesser Heal (Rank 1) - 1.71
    Powerword: Shield (Rank 3) - 1.31 Improved Powerword: Shield 3/3 - 1.21 Unspeced
    Powerword: Shield (Rank 2) - 1.26 Improved Powerword: Shield 3/3 - 1.1 Unspeced
    Powerword: Shield (Rank 1) - 1.12 Improved Powerword: Shield 3/3 - 0.97 Unspeced

    Heal
    (Rank 1) is the most efficient healing spell, specing into Divine Fury brings your Heal spell to a 2.5 second cast and it is also the most effective way in the bracket to burst heal. Improved Renew brings up your renews mana efficiency a good amount, I use renew on allies when I am repositioning or kiting when no one is in danger of dying, try not to over heal your allies with renew. Power Word: Shield is not worth using in vanilla, it costs too much mana for such a low amount of absorption, you will only be throwing mana away that could be used much more efficiently, if your ally is in danger of dying I recommend spamming Lesser Heal (Rank 1) instead of casting Powerword: Shield. Dispel Magic can be more mana efficient than any other spell depending on the circumstance, if you're quick at dispelling removing things like a glass cannon warlocks corruption can save your teammate from a lot of hurt at a lower cost than what you would of healed for that full duration of corruption.


    Advanced Unit Frames

    The default interface for battlegrounds in Classic is horrible, especially for playing a healer class, the first thing you will want to do before entering Warsong Gultch is pick up a good unit frame add-on that will allow you to view your entire raid in battlegrounds. The best unit frame add-on in Classic is Luna Unit Frames but you can also use Grid.

    Add-on
    LunaUnitFrames

    Add-on
    Grid


    Other Useful Add-ons
    Decursive is another great add-on that displays your teammates debuffs all in a bar that can be moved to a more convenient and visible location, allows you to assign Dispel Magic to your left or right mouse click when you interact with the buff bar, you can also customize the spells you want to be displayed in the debuff bar, be sure to only assign magical effects to be displayed. Examples - Polymorph, Fear, Hammer of Justice, Corruption.

    Add-on
    Decursive



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  2. justpwn

    justpwn washed up tink

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    I actually loved reading this thank for for the look back. I remember doing all this stuff with my buddy as i stood around dead as to avoid gaining exp lol. good o'l days
     
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    Samhain

    Samhain <Nagaz with Attitudez>

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    Hi,

    What would you say is the best race to play on alliance side and why?

    Cheers
     
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    Samhain

    Samhain <Nagaz with Attitudez>

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    Hello PotNoodle, the best race on alliance side to play as priest is human, at least at the level 19 bracket, that changes from level 20+ due to the the dwarfs second priest specific racial https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=6346/fear-ward.

    Though humans do share the same priest racial as dwarf https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=19236/desperate-prayer, their other racial abilities are much better than dwarfs.

    With rogues being very powerful in the 19 bracket you will see many of them and https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20600/perception is a great way to counter them before eating an ambush.

    As I said in the guide mana efficiency is a very important thing in Classic WoW all serious twink healers will have an alternate mana regeneration set stacking spirit making https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20598/the-human-spirit a very useful racial to have.

    Also though https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=20599/diplomacy is not directly useful in PvP, it makes farming your https://classic.wowhead.com/item=16768/furbolg-medicine-pouch a bit easier.

    Laslty I would like to point out that dwarf racials don't offer anything you can't rid of yourself. Poisons are removed with https://classic.wowhead.com/item=6452/anti-venom. and frost root and snare effects can be removed with https://classic.wowhead.com/spell=527/dispel-magic.

    It's been sometime since I have updated this guide I intend on updating it soon with better hyperlinks and more information.
     
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  7. moonwalker2000

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    Really cool guide! but you didn't mention anything about class specific addons.. what are those? found a brief note on them here, but that's the first I hear about them o_O
     

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