Introduction

This is a comparison of most (if not all) healing spells of the four different healing classes. There are both values available for spells with and without talents. Each section is ended by a list of top healing spells in different categories.

Explanation of values

Spell
The name of the healing spell.
Healing
The average amount of healing done by the healing spell.
Mana
The mana cost of the spell
Cast time
The amount of time it takes to cast a spell.
Duration
The duration of Heal over Time type spells or a conservative guess for spells with multiple charges.
Scaling
The percentage of bonus healing effects from gear the healing spell receives. See Spell power coefficient for a full list.
HPS
Healing per second; the amount of healing the spell does over a period of one second.
HPM
Healing per mana; the amount of healing this spell does per point of mana spent.
+x HPS
The healing per second when you have a total of x bonus healing from gear and/or buffs.
+x HPM
The healing per mana when you have a total of x bonus healing from gear and/or buffs.
SPS
Scaling per second; a value that says something about how well the HPS of the spell improves with bonus healing effects. a value of 100% means that 3.5 bonus healing increases the HPS by 1.
+H/HPM
Bonus healing per HPM; the amount of bonus healing needed in order to increase the HPM of the spell by 1.

Assumptions

  • Healing spells that heal the entire group, heal an average of 3 wounded units.
  • The healers have 300 intellect, 300 spirit and 5% base crit chance with spells. (edit: This assumption may result in bias because Paladin and Shaman healers have little use for Spirit and the spell crit chance of Paladin Healers is normally much higher.)
  • A bonus of 5% critical strike chance to healing spells results in an average of 2.5% more healing done.

Without talents

Priest

Spell Healing Mana Cast time Duration Scaling HPS HPM +500 HPS +500 HPM +1000 HPS +1000 HPM +1500 HPS +1500 HPM SPS +H/HPM
Greater Heal 2590 825 3.0 85.71% 863 3.14 1006 3.66 1149 4.18 1292 4.70 100.00% 963
Flash Heal 1190 470 1.5 42.86% 793 2.53 936 2.99 1079 3.44 1222 3.90 100.00% 1097
Renew 1110 450 0.0 15 100.00% 74 2.47 107 3.58 141 4.69 174 5.80 23.33% 450
Prayer of Healing 3843 1255 3.0 85.71% 1281 3.06 1424 3.40 1567 3.75 1710 4.09 100.00% 1464
Prayer of Mending* 800 390 0.0 42.86% 533 2.05 676 2.60 819 3.15 962 3.70 100.00% 910
Binding Heal 2380 705 1.5 85.71% 1587 3.38 1872 3.98 2158 4.59 2444 5.20 200.00% 823
Power Word: Shield 1315 600 0.0 20.00% 877 2.19 943 2.36 1010 2.53 1077 2.69 46.67% 3000

Druid

Spell Healing Mana Cast time Duration Scaling HPS HPM +500 HPS +500 HPM +1000 HPS +1000 HPM +1500 HPS +1500 HPM SPS +H/HPM
Healing Touch 2952 935 3.5 100.00% 843 3.16 986 3.69 1129 4.23 1272 4.76 100.00 935
Rejuvenation 1060 415 0.0 12 80.00% 88 2.55 122 3.52 155 4.48 188 5.45 23.33% 519
Regrowth 2559 845 2.0 21 100.00% 122 3.03 146 3.62 169 4.21 193 4.80 16.67% 845
Lifebloom (single cast) 873 220 0.0 7 95.00% 125 3.97 193 6.13 260 8.29 328 10.45 47.50% 232
Lifebloom (stacked) 819 220 0.0 6 156.00% 137 3.72 267 7.27 397 10.81 527 14.36 91.00% 141
Tranquility 18216 1650 8.0 228.57% 2277 11.04 2420 11.73 2563 12.43 2706 13.12 100.00% 722

Shaman

Spell Healing Mana Cast time Duration Scaling HPS HPM +500 HPS +500 HPM +1000 HPS +1000 HPM +1500 HPS +1500 HPM SPS +H/HPM
Healing Wave 2285 720 3.0 85.71% 762 3.17 905 3.77 1049 4.36 1190 4.96 100.0% 840
Lesser Healing Wave 1112 440 1.5 42.86% 741 2.53 884 3.01 1027 3.50 1170 3.99 100.00% 1027
Chain Heal 1547 540 2.5 125.00% 619 2.86 869 4.02 1119 5.18 1369 6.34 175.00% 432
Healing Stream Totem 3240 95 0.0 120 1080.00% 27 34.11 72 90.95 117 147.79 162 204.63 31.5% 8.8

Paladin

Spell Healing Mana Cast time Duration Scaling HPS HPM +500 HPS +500 HPM +1000 HPS +1000 HPM +1500 HPS +1500 HPM SPS +H/HPM
Holy Light 2321 840 2.5 71.43% 928 2.76 1071 3.19 1214 3.61 1357 4.04 100.00% 1176
Flash of Light 475 180 1.5 42.86% 317 2.64 460 3.83 602 5.02 745 6.21 100.00% 420

Conclusions

Top HPS spells:

  1. Tranquility
  2. Binding Heal
  3. Prayer of Healing
  4. Holy Light

Top HPM spells:

  1. Healing Stream Totem
  2. Tranquility
  3. Lifebloom (single cast)
  4. Lifebloom (stacked)

Top HPS scaling spells:

  1. Binding Heal
  2. Chain Heal

Top HPM scaling spells:

  1. Healing Stream Totem
  2. Lifebloom (stacked)
  3. Lifebloom (single cast)
  4. Flash of Light
  5. Chain Heal

With Talents

Priest

List of considered talents

  • Improved Renew: +15% Healing for Renew
  • Holy Specialization: +5% Crit for Greater Heal, Flash Heal, Prayer of Healing, Binding Heal, Holy Nova, Circle of Healing
  • Divine Fury: -0.5 seconds Cast time for Greater Heal
  • Improved Healing: -15% Mana for Greater Heal
  • Healing Prayers: -20% Mana for Prayer of Healing, Prayer of Mending
  • Spiritual guidance: +79 Healing for all spells
  • Spiritual Healing: +10% Healing for all spells except Power Word: Shield
  • Holy Concentration: -6% Mana for Greater Heal, Flash Heal, Binding Heal
  • Empowered Healing: +20% Scaling for Greater Heal, Binding Heal; +10% Scaling for Flash Heal
  • Improved Power Word: Shield: +15% Healing for Power Word: Shield
Spell Healing Mana Cast time Duration Scaling HPS HPM +500 HPS +500 HPM +1000 HPS +1000 HPM +1500 HPS +1500 HPM SPS +H/HPM
Greater Heal 3006 659 2.5 105.71% 1202 4.56 1414 5.36 1625 6.16 1837 6.97 148.00% 624
Flash Heal 1384 442 1.5 52.86 923 3.13 1099 3.73 1275 4.33 1451 4.93 123.33% 836
Renew 1483 450 0.0 15 100.00% 99 3.30 132 4.41 166 5.52 199 6.63 23.33% 450
Prayer of Healing 4402 1004 3.0 85.71% 1467 4.38 1610 4.81 1753 5.24 1896 5.67 100.00% 1171
Prayer of Mending* 914 312 0.0 42.86% 609 2.93 752 3.62 895 4.30 1038 4.99 100.00% 728
Binding Heal 2769 663 1.5 105.71% 1846 4.18 2198 4.98 2551 5.77 2903 6.57 246.67% 627
Power Word: Shield 1528 600 0.0 20.00% 1019 2.55 1085 2.71 1152 2.88 1219 3.05 46.67% 3000
Holy Nova 1415 875 0.0 7.14% 940 1.61 963 1.65 987 1.69 1011 1.73 16.67% 12250
Lightwell 12986 445 1.5 30 0.00% 433 29.18 433 29.18 433 29.18 433 29.18 0.00% N.A.
Circle of Healing 1810 450 0.0 42.86% 1207 4.02 1350 4.50 1493 4.98 1636 5.45 100.00% 1050

Druid

Caster Form

List of considered talents

  • Naturalist: -0.5 seconds Cast time for Healing Touch
  • Tranquil Spirit: -10% Mana for Healing Touch, Tranquility
  • Improved Rejuvenation: +15% Healing for Rejuvenation
  • Gift of Nature: +10% Healing for all spells
  • Empowered Touch: +20% Scaling for Healing Touch
  • Improved Regrowth: +50% Crit for Regrowth
  • Natural Perfection: +3% Crit for Healing Touch, Regrowth, Swiftmend
  • Empowered Rejuvenation: +16% Scaling for Rejuvenation, Swiftmend (Rejuvenation); +14% Scaling for Regrowth, Swiftmend (Regrowth); +10% Scaling for Lifebloom (single cast); +31.2% Scaling for Lifebloom (stacked)

Todo: Add a similar table that removes Empowered Rejuvenation, but adds Moonglow (-9% mana to HT, Rejuv, Regrowth) and Lunar Guidance (25% of Int is added to +Heal)

Spell Healing Mana Cast time Duration Scaling HPS HPM +500 HPS +500 HPM +1000 HPS +1000 HPM +1500 HPS +1500 HPM SPS +H/HPM
Healing Touch 3296 842 3.0 120.00% 1099 3.92 1299 4.63 1499 5.34 1699 6.06 140.00% 701
Rejuvenation 1341 415 0.0 12 96.00% 112 3.23 152 4.39 192 5.54 232 6.70 28.00% 432
Regrowth 3189 845 2.0 21 114.00% 152 3.77 179 4.45 206 5.12 233 5.80 19.00% 741
Lifebloom (single cast) 960 220 0.0 7 105.00% 137 4.37 212 6.75 287 9.14 362 11.52 52.50% 210
Lifebloom (stacked) 901 220 0.0 6 187.20% 150 4.10 306 8.35 462 12.60 618 16.86 109.20% 118
Tranquility 20038 1485 8.0 228.57% 2505 13.49 2648 14.26 2790 15.03 2933 15.80 100.00% 650
Swiftmend (Rejuvenation) 1361 379 0.0 96.00% 907 3.59 1227 4.86 1547 6.13 1867 7.39 224.00% 395
Swiftmend (Regrowth) 1219 379 0.0 72.00% 813 3.22 1053 4.17 1293 5.12 1533 6.07 168.00% 526

Tree of Life Form

List of considered talents

  • All talents of Caster Form
  • Tree of Life: -20% Mana for all spells; +86 Healing for all spells
Spell Healing Mana Cast time Duration Scaling HPS HPM +500 HPS +500 HPM +1000 HPS +1000 HPM +1500 HPS +1500 HPM SPS +H/HPM
Rejuvenation 1424 332 0.0 12 96.00% 119 4.29 159 5.73 199 7.18 239 8.63 28.00% 346
Regrowth 3288 676 2.0 21 114.00% 157 4.86 184 5.71 211 6.55 238 7.39 19.00% 593
Lifebloom (single cast) 1051 176 0.0 7 105.00% 150 5.97 225 8.95 300 11.94 375 14.92 52.50% 168
Lifebloom (stacked) 1062 176 0.0 6 187.20% 177 6.04 333 11.35 489 16.67 645 21.99 109.20% 94
Swiftmend (Rejuvenation) 1444 303 0.0 96.00% 963 4.76 1283 6.35 1603 7.93 1923 9.51 224.00% 316
Swiftmend (Regrowth) 1281 303 0.0 72.00% 854 4.23 1094 5.42 1334 6.60 1574 7.79 168.00% 421

Shaman

List of considered talents

  • Improved Healing Wave: -0.5 second Cast time for Healing Wave
  • Tidal Focus: -5% Mana for Healing Wave, Lesser Healing Wave, Chain Heal, Earth Shield
  • Totemic Focus: -25% Mana for Healing Stream Totem
  • Restorative Totems: +25% Healing for Healing Stream Totem
  • Tidal Mastery: +5% Crit for Healing Wave, Lesser Healing Wave, Chain Heal
  • Healing Way: +9% (average) Healing for Healing Wave
  • Purification: +10% Healing for Healing Wave, Lesser Healing Wave, Chain Heal, Earth Shield
  • Nature's Blessing: +90 Healing for Healing Wave, Lesser Healing Wave, Chain Heal, Earth Shield
  • Improved Chain Heal: +20% Healing for Chain Heal
Spell Healing Mana Cast time Duration Scaling HPS HPM +500 HPS +500 HPM +1000 HPS +1000 HPM +1500 HPS +1500 HPM SPS +H/HPM
Healing Wave 2887 684 2.5 85.71% 1155 4.22 1326 4.85 1498 5.47 1669 6.10 120.00% 798
Lesser Healing Wave 1293 418 1.5 42.86% 862 3.09 1005 3.61 1148 4.12 1291 4.63 100.00% 975
Chain Heal 2208 513 2.5 125.00% 883 4.30 1133 5.52 1383 6.74 1633 7.96 175.00% 410
Healing Stream Totem 4860 71 0.0 120 900.00% 41 68.21 78 131.37 116 194.53 153 257.68 26.25% 8
Earth Shield 3240 855 0.0 50 300.00% 65 3.79 95 5.54 125 7.30 155 9.05 21.00% 285

Paladin

List of considered talents

  • Healing Light: +12% Healing for Holy Light, Flash of Light
  • Illumination: -9.6% Mana for Holy Light; -6% Mana for Flash of Light
  • Sanctified Light: +6% Crit for Holy Light
  • Holy Power: +5% Crit for all spells
  • Light's Grace: -0.25 seconds (average) Cast time for Holy Light
  • Holy Guidance: +116 Healing for all spells
Spell Healing Mana Cast time Duration Scaling HPS HPM +500 HPS +500 HPM +1000 HPS +1000 HPM +1500 HPS +1500 HPM SPS +H/HPM
Holy Light 2830 759 2.25 71.43% 1258 3.73 1416 4.20 1575 4.67 1734 5.14 111.11% 1063
Flash of Light 596 169 1.5 42.86% 397 3.52 540 4.79 683 6.06 826 7.32 100.00% 395
Holy Shock 617 409 0.0 42.86% 411 1.51 554 2.03 697 2.56 840 3.08 100.00% 954

Conclusions

  • Top HPS spells
    1. Tranquility
    2. Binding Heal
    3. Prayer of Healing
    4. Holy Light
  • Top HPM spells
    1. Healing Stream Totem
    2. Lightwell
    3. Tranquility
    4. Lifebloom (stacked) - Tree of Life
    5. Lifebloom (single cast) - Tree of Life
  • Top HPS scaling spells
    1. Binding Heal
    2. Swiftmend (rejuvenation)
    3. Chain Heal
    4. Swiftmend (regrowth)
    5. Greater Heal
  • Top HPM scaling spells
    1. Healing Stream Totem
    2. Lifebloom
    3. Earth Shield
    4. Rejuvenation
    5. Flash of Light
  • Note: The author only counts one jump of Prayer Of Mending, ProM can jump up to five times. Seems inconsistent compared to Shaman's chain heal where it is given credit for three.

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