Circle of Healing

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Circle of Healing
Spell holy circleofrenewal.png
Usable by
Class
Properties
Type

Healing

School
Cooldown

15 seconds

Other information
Level learned

100

"CoH" redirects here. For the novel, see Cycle of Hatred.

Circle of Healing is a level 100 Holy priest talent. It is an instant-cast spell that heals up to 5 nearby party or raid members within a 30 yard radius of the target. It does not necessarily heal the person you cast the spell on.

Tips and tactics

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  • Circle of Healing is an instant, emergency AoE healing option.
  • The main alternative to Circle of Healing is [Prayer of Healing]:
    • Prayer of Healing has no cooldown and so can be cast as often as required.
    • Circle of Healing's instant capability not only prevents enemies from interrupting the cast, but means it is not affected by pushback, unlike [Prayer of Healing].
    • Without improvements, Circle of Healing is 5% more efficient than Prayer of Healing, therefore eclipsing it in terms of speed, HPS and HPM. In these cases Circle of Healing should be used instead of Prayer of Healing whenever possible.
  • Circle of Healing is a major contributor to the impressive burst healing ability of the holy priest. The spell can be used directly following a [Prayer of Healing], healing 5 targets at virtually the same time (6 if glyphed).
  • The heal will not be a major hitter alone, healing for low amounts of healing on individual targets.
  • Being a "smart heal", the spell does very low amounts of overhealing. Many priests end up spamming the spell on cooldown due to it pushing priests high on healing meters as a result.
  • In TBC and in early WotLK, the dominant healing style of the Holy priest was to spam this spell mindlessly. The massive amount of healing done by "CoH-spam" trivialized a lot of encounters, which led Blizzard to add (and later increase) the spell's cooldown.

Trivia

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13): Circle of Healing healing increased by 15% and cost reduced by 40%.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now does healing equal to 260% of spell power (up from 222%). Cooldown increased from 12 seconds to 15. Changed from level 50 ability to level 100 talent.
  • WoD Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14):
    • Cooldown is now 12 seconds (up from 10 seconds).
    • No longer prioritizes the most injured party or raid member.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Effectiveness has been increased by 30%.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Cooldown increased to 10 seconds
  • WotLK Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): Healing increased by approximately 40%.
  • WotLK Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Circle of Healing now has a 6 second cooldown.
  • TBC Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): Circle of Healing: The base amount of healing reduced, spell coefficient increased.
  • TBC Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): Circle of Healing effect increased.
  • TBC Patch 2.0.10 (2007-03-06): Circle of Healing mana cost reduced by 25%.
  • TBC Patch 2.0.1 (2006-12-05): Added.

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