Healing Mastery

“Four be the things I’d have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.”
Dorothy Parker


Healing Mastery

Each class has a Mastery. It is easy to think that one could increase their Mastery by increasing their Mastery statistic but they are two very different things. It is a built in mechanic that gives a boost to your play.

Knowing your Mastery is important and one can attempt to take full advantage of this little engine built into our classes. I do think that each Mastery adds a cool flavor to playing the class.

These are “passive” spells that are triggered by your actions.

Look them over.

  • Really, Resto-Druid has to cast a lot of spells to make their Mastery work; constantly non-stop. This is rough (in big groups like raids) but a rewarding playstyle unique to Legion.
  • It is interesting that Echo of Light is the top spell by a wide margin for Holy Priests. This is a very powerful Mastery.
  • We don’t see Disc much in raids anymore. All they have to do is change specs to Holy to be the Top Dog once again.
  • I love that the Paladin wants to get right into the fray. I imagine it can be challenging because Holy Paladin is considered a range class and could “drop bad” on the melee stack.
  • Resto-Shaman is so darn solid I am in awe. This is what a Mastery should look like!
  • The poor Mistweaver, I don’t know if this is a good Mastery or not. My experiences in Legion has been to not see very many of these healers. Our guild has several who love to PvP but I’ve not asked them about their Mastery. Deep Healing and Lightbringer are such powerful names, “gust of wind” even sounds wimpy!

Mastery: Harmony
Requires Druid (Restoration)
Requires level 78
Your healing is increased by 5% for each of your Restoration heal over time effects on the target.


Mastery: Echo of Light
Requires Priest (Holy)
Requires level 78
Your direct healing spells heal for an additional 10% over 6 sec.


Mastery: Absolution
Requires Priest (Discipline)
Requires level 78
Increases the healing transferred through Atonement by 13.0%.


Mastery: Lightbringer
Requires Paladin (Holy)
Requires level 78
Proximity to your target causes your spells to heal for up to 12% more.


Mastery: Deep Healing
Requires Shaman (Restoration)
Requires level 78
Increases healing from your spells by up to 24%, based on the current health of your target. Lower health targets are healed for more.


Mastery: Gust of Mists
Requires Monk (Mistweaver)
Requires level 78
Effuse, Renewing Mist, Enveloping Mist, and Vivify also cause a gust of healing mists, instantly healing the primary target for (0.01% of Spell power).


Do you know the Mastery for your class?




5 thoughts on “Healing Mastery

  1. Cool! I actually did not know that much about other healing classes mastery – only a little from what you mentioned in an earlier post about…Priests I think, was it. I knew of mine – do you have a special kind of spec to benefit the most from it, or do you change frequently? I read that some spec Efflo, to get the tick from that, so it adds to another tick, and then focus on the melee group etc. – but Im not sure if that is just for the pure purpose of boosting numbers (Aka “Dumb healing”)?

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  2. I’ve actually been thinking about this a lot recently, so it’s really funny you’ve made this post!
    I think it’s really important for other healers to be aware of their fellow healers’ mastery so that everyone can work together and get the most of everyone’s mastery.

    I found it really interesting that you say restoration shaman mastery is solid, and a good representation of what mastery should be like. I’ve been having some thoughts about how I would change resto shaman mastery because, even though it’s great for progression or fights with few healers, as soon as more healers are brought in, or content is on farm and no-one takes damage, my healing just goes out the window and I feel a bit useless.
    Anyway, all I’m saying is you’ve inspired me to get off my butt and actually write that post- thank you! 😀

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