Binding Heal
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  • Binding Heal
  • Level 40 Holy priest talent
  • 40 yd range
  • 3.4% of base mana
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • Heals you, your target, and another friendly target within 20 yards for (94% of Spell power).

    Reduces the remaining cooldown on both Holy Word: Serenity and Holy Word: Sanctify by 3 sec.
Usable by
Class Priest
School Holy
Cooldown None/Global Cooldown
Other information
Level available 40
Affects [Holy Word: Serenity], [Holy Word: Sanctify]

Binding Heal is a level 40 Holy priest talent. It is a healing spell that heals the priest and two nearby friendly targets for a reasonable amount. It is a very fast and efficient spell to cast if both you and your nearby targets are in need of healing.

Tips and tactics

  • If three or more targets are injured, multi-target spells like [Prayer of Healing] or [Circle of Healing] may be more efficient, although much slower.
  • This spell is similar to a "triple Flash Heal". It costs about as much as a Flash Heal, but heals for less per target. When all three targets are in need of healing, Binding Heal therefore surpasses Flash Heal in terms of speed (HPS). However, when the priest does not require healing, Flash Heal is superior in almost every respect.
  • Every Holy passive that works with Flash Heal also works with Binding Heal. Despite affecting multiple targets Binding Heal is considered a direct heal, allowing it to work with the [Chakra: Serenity] state to refresh [Renew] durations on both the priest and the target.[citation needed] 
  • In general, Binding Heal's high HPS makes it a good choice when both you and two other targets need healing. However, there are a few things to keep in mind:
    • If the situation is safe, it can be better to wait for further targets to be hit, thus allowing the use of (even more efficient) multi-target heals.
    • If one of you is critically low, it may be better to heal the critical target with faster single-target options, before following-up with Binding Heal.


Patch changes

  • Shadowlands Patch 9.2.0 (2022-02-22): Removed.
  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13): Binding Heal cost reduced by 32%.
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-02-07): Binding Heal] will now properly reduce the cooldown of Holy Word: Serenity while Al'maiesh, the Cord of Hope is equipped.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now costs 2.5% of mana (was 3.0%).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Changed from a level 48 ability and redesigned.
    Previous: Heals a friendly target and the caster.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-12-02): Binding Heal should now correctly heal both the Priest and friendly target.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now only available to Holy priests.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2.0 (2013-03-05): Amount of healing done reduced by 20%. However, the re-introduction of [Spiritual Healing] means that for Discipline and Holy priests, there is no decrease to the amount of healing done. Now causes normal threat.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Now provides roughly double the amount of healing.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Costs the same as [Flash Heal], now learned at level 48
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Now affects [Holy Words].
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Cost reduced by 32%, tooltip clarified that this is a low threat spell
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added as a part of the TBC expansion, initially as a trainable spell at lvl 64

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