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    Holy Priest BiS gear list 3.2

    BiS Holy Priest Gear Guide 3.2

    This is my best-in-slot gear list for a holy priest in tier 9. If you have any suggestions or corrections to make, please do post!


    Understanding Stat Priorities

    As the only cloth-wearing healing class, we have the least amount of gear available to choose from and share a large amount of our useful gear with caster DPS.

    While that may sound like a bad thing, it also makes it fairly easy to choose for us from the pool of available gear. While each individual priest may value different stats as their priorization, the base gear is essentially the same BiS for all of us. This late into the expansion our base gear provides so much mana regen that the brunt of our customization (enchants, gemming) will go towards throughput increase and the only pool of items to choose from to accompany our own playing styles are the armor-less, "shared" items, i.e. back, neck, rings and trinkets.

    The stats you should mainly be concerned with when looking at a best in slot item list are spellpower, haste and intellect. How much you value each of these stats depends on personal preference and I will list options suited to every playstyle where applicable. As for Spirit and MP5, Holy Priests still gain more from Spirit due to 25% of it being converted to Spellpower and hence, throughput, so you probably want to priotize it over MP5 items.


    One-handed Weapons: Val'anyr's proc is still amazing, so until Icecrown it'll stay the number 1 mace choice.

    1.) Val'anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings - Item - World of Warcraft
    +55 Stamina
    +57 Intellect
    Durability 125 / 125
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 50 (1.09% @ L80).
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 49 (1.49% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 621.
    Equip: Your healing spells have a chance to cause Blessing of Ancient Kings for 15 sec allowing your heals to shield the target absorbing damage equal to 15% of the amount healed.

    Heroic Anub's drop in 2nd.
    2.) Misery's End - Item - World of Warcraft / Suffering's End - Item - World of Warcraft
    +66 Stamina
    +66 Intellect
    Durability 105 / 105
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 44 (0.96% @ L80).
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 66 (2.01% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 701.

    Then the PVP weapons.
    3.) Relentless Gladiator's Blade of Celerity - Item - World of Warcraft & Relentless Gladiator's Mageblade - Item - World of Warcraft & Relentless Gladiator's Salvation - Item - World of Warcraft

    +83 Stamina
    +56 Intellect
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Durability 75 / 75
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves your resilience rating by 48 (0.59% @ L80).
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 48 (1.46% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 701.

    +83 Stamina
    +56 Intellect
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Durability 75 / 75
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 48 (1.05% @ L80).
    Equip: Improves your resilience rating by 48 (0.59% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 701.

    +83 Stamina
    +56 Intellect
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Durability 105 / 105
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves your resilience rating by 48 (0.59% @ L80).
    Equip: Restores 24 mana per 5 sec.
    Equip: Increases spell power by 701.

    In fourth, the drop from defeating Anub'arak with at least 25 attempts left and the drop from ToGC 10 man's Faction Champions.
    4.) Heartsmasher - Item - World of Warcraft / Heartcrusher - Item - World of Warcraft &
    Sunreaver Disciple's Blade - Item - World of Warcraft / Blade of the Silver Disciple - Item - World of Warcraft


    +38 Stamina
    +58 Intellect
    Red Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Durability 105 / 105
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 36 (0.78% @ L80).
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 54 (1.65% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 621.

    +44 Stamina
    +49 Intellect
    Red Socket
    Socket Bonus: +4 Critical Strike Rating
    Durability 75 / 75
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 37 (0.81% @ L80).
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 58 (1.77% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 621.

    In fifth, ToGC 10 man Anub'arak drop.
    5.) Argent Resolve - Item - World of Warcraft / Mace of the Earthborn Chieftain - Item - World of Warcraft
    +42 Stamina
    +45 Intellect
    Red Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Durability 105 / 105
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 50 (1.09% @ L80).
    Equip: Restores 25 mana per 5 sec.
    Equip: Increases spell power by 621.

    Onyxia's drop in 6th.
    6.) Honed Fang of the Mystics - Item - World of Warcraft
    +40 Stamina
    +58 Intellect
    Durability 75 / 75
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 46 (1% @ L80).
    Equip: Restores 29 mana per 5 sec.
    Equip: Increases spell power by 621.


    Offhand: Very straightforward. First place goes to the heroic Valkyr Twins drop.
    1.) Mystifying Charm - Item - World of Warcraft / Chalice of Searing Light - Item - World of Warcraft
    +65 Stamina
    +65 Intellect
    +57 Spirit
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 57 (1.24% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 100.

    And the non-heroic version in second.
    2.) Mystifying Charm - Item - World of Warcraft / Chalice of Searing Light - Item - World of Warcraft
    +58 Stamina
    +58 Intellect
    +50 Spirit
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 50 (1.09% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 89.


    Staves: This staff has a chance to drop when heroic Anub'arak is defeated with more than 25 attempts left.
    1.) Clemency - Item - World of Warcraft / Sufferance - Item - World of Warcraft
    +153 Stamina
    +153 Intellect
    +86 Spirit
    Blue Socket
    Red Socket
    Socket Bonus: +7 Spell Power
    Durability 120 / 120
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 137 (2.98% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 701.

    The ToGC 10-man Twins drop these.
    2.) Enlightenment - Item - World of Warcraft / Illumination - Item - World of Warcraft
    +73 Stamina
    +103 Intellect
    Blue Socket
    Yellow Socket
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +8 Haste Rating
    Durability 120 / 120
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 122 (2.66% @ L80).
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 117 (3.57% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 621.

    And ToGC 10-man's Anub'arak drops these.
    3.) Cold Convergence - Item - World of Warcraft / Perdition - Item - World of Warcraft
    +103 Stamina
    +120 Intellect
    Yellow Socket
    Red Socket
    Socket Bonus: +6 Critical Strike Rating
    Durability 120 / 120
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 95 (2.07% @ L80).
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 128 (3.9% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 621.


    Wands: This one's quick and painless!
    1.) Rod of Imprisoned Souls - Item - World of Warcraft / Scepter of Imprisoned Souls - Item - World of Warcraft
    +40 Stamina
    +29 Intellect
    Durability 75 / 75
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 31 (0.68% @ L80).
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 24 (0.73% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 50.


    Head
    : There's currently only one available ilvl 258 headpiece, which is the heroic tier piece you can get with the regalia that drops from the heroic Anub'arak encounter. ( Regalia of the Grand Conqueror - Item - World of Warcraft )

    1.) Velen's Cowl of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft / Zabra's Cowl of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft
    282 Armor
    +116 Stamina
    +116 Intellect
    +94 Spirit
    Meta Socket
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +9 Spell Power
    Durability 60 / 60
    Classes: Priest
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 86 (1.87% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 151.

    Assuming you do not have access to this, there's the regular tier piece as well as Onyxia's helm drop. The regular tier piece has a little more emphasis on intellect while Onyxia's helm gives you a little more throughput via spellpower. If you do not at least have the tier 9 two-piece though, I recommend picking up some tier

    pieces.

    2. ) Zabra's Cowl of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft / Velen's Cowl of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft
    269 Armor
    +103 Stamina
    +103 Intellect
    +82 Spirit
    Meta Socket
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +9 Spell Power
    Durability 60 / 60
    Classes: Priest
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 74 (1.61% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 131.

    Onyxia.
    3.) Halo of Transcendence - Item - World of Warcraft
    269 Armor
    +99 Stamina
    +80 Intellect
    +89 Spirit
    +10 Fire Resistance
    +10 Frost Resistance
    Meta Socket
    Red Socket
    Socket Bonus: +8 Spirit
    Durability 60 / 60
    Classes: Priest
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 75 (1.63% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 150.


    Neck: ToC/ToGC has slim pickings on holy priest neck pieces. We share our current BiS neckpiece with all caster DPS, and the next best piece is an Ulduar drop.

    Heroic Valkyr Twins.
    1.) Cry of the Val'kyr - Item - World of Warcraft / Wail of the Val'kyr - Item - World of Warcraft
    +65 Stamina
    +65 Intellect
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 57 (1.24% @ L80).
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 43 (1.31% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 91.

    Up in second place, the non-heroic version.
    2.) Cry of the Val'kyr - Item - World of Warcraft / Wail of the Val'kyr - Item - World of Warcraft
    +58 Stamina
    +58 Intellect
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 58 (1.26% @ L80).
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 38 (1.16% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 89.

    And in third place, a drop from heroic Iron Council.
    3.) Sapphire Amulet of Renewal - Item - World of Warcraft
    Neck
    +70 Stamina
    +48 Intellect
    +47 Spirit
    Red Socket
    Socket Bonus: +4 Spirit
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 239
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 35 (1.07% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 75.

    Really, the only other alternative but badly itemized for holy priests is a drop from ToGC10 Jaraxxus.
    4.) Pendant of Binding Elements - Item - World of Warcraft
    +59 Stamina
    +57 Intellect
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +4 Intellect
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 50 (1.09% @ L80).
    Equip: Restores 21 mana per 5 sec.
    Equip: Increases spell power by 80.


    Shoulders
    : Again, the absolute BiS is the heroic tier piece gotten through Regalia of the Grand Conqueror - Item - World of Warcraft after defeating heroic Anub'Arak.

    1.) Velen's Shoulderpads of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft / Zabra's Shoulderpads of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft
    260 Armor
    +86 Stamina
    +86 Intellect
    +76 Spirit
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Durability 60 / 60
    Classes: Priest
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 68 (1.48% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 124.

    2.) In second place, Mantle of Revered Mortality - Item - World of Warcraft / Pauldrons of Revered Mortality - Item - World of Warcraft, bought with 45 Triumph badges.
    248 Armor
    +77 Stamina
    +77 Intellect
    +67 Spirit
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Durability 60 / 60
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 59 (1.8% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 109.

    Should you be after a tier bonus or be exceptionally low on crit, you may instead prefer the non-heroic tier piece.
    3.) Zabra's Shoulderpads of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft / Velen's Shoulderpads of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft
    248 Armor
    +77 Stamina
    +77 Intellect
    +67 Spirit
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Durability 60 / 60
    Classes: Priest
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 59 (1.29% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 109.


    Back: Getting one's hands on a REALLY good cape is a big tougher this tier. Hands-down best in slot are, of course, the ilvl 272 drops from killing heroic Anub'arak with 50 attempts left.

    1.) Lady Liadrin's Conviction - Item - World of Warcraft / Bolvar's Devotion - Item - World of Warcraft
    182 Armor
    +74 Stamina
    +74 Intellect
    +65 Spirit
    Red Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 272
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 57 (1.74% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 105.

    2.) Aethas' Intensity - Item - World of Warcraft / Jaina's Radiance - Item - World of Warcraft
    182 Armor
    +74 Stamina
    +74 Intellect
    Red Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 272
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 65 (1.42% @ L80).
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 57 (1.74% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 105.

    In third place, and with identical stats but different socket colors are a drop from the heroic Northrend Beasts encounter as well as the cloak chest drop from clearing the heroic 10-man instance with 50 attempts left.

    3.) Drape of the Refreshing Winds - Item - World of Warcraft / Shawl of the Refreshing Winds - Item - World of Warcraft / Shawl of the Devout Crusader - Item - World of Warcraft / Shawl of Fervent Crusader - Item - World of Warcraft

    173 Armor
    +65 Stamina
    +65 Intellect
    +57 Spirit
    Red Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 49 (1.49% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 91.

    173 Armor
    +65 Stamina
    +65 Intellect
    +57 Spirit
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 49 (1.49% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 91.

    The caster DPS equivalents would be up next.
    4.) Drape of the Sunreavers - Item - World of Warcraft / Drape of Bitter Incantation - Item - World of Warcraft
    +65 Stamina
    +65 Intellect
    Red Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 57 (1.24% @ L80).
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 49 (1.49% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 91.

    If you're unable to get your hands on one of those, there's always the normal version of the Shawl/Drape of the Refreshing Winds or the Onyxia cloak.


    Chest: The drop from heroic Northrend Beasts takes #1. Three sockets and haste beats the heroic tier piece.

    1.) Flowing Vestments of Ascent - Item - World of Warcraft / Flowing Robes of Ascent - Item - World of Warcraft
    347 Armor
    +116 Stamina
    +116 Intellect
    +94 Spirit
    Blue Socket
    Red Socket
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +9 Spell Power
    Durability 100 / 100
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 86 (2.62% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 151.

    In second, the heroic tier piece.
    2.) Velen's Robe of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft / Zabra's Robe of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft
    +116 Stamina
    +116 Intellect
    +94 Spirit
    Red Socket
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +7 Spell Power
    Durability 100 / 100
    Classes: Priest
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 94 (2.05% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 160.

    In third, the normal versions of each.
    3.) Flowing Robes of Ascent - Item - World of Warcraft / Zabra's Robe of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft / Velen's Robe of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft

    331 Armor
    +103 Stamina
    +103 Intellect
    +90 Spirit
    Red Socket
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +7 Spell Power
    Durability 100 / 100
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 74 (2.26% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 140.

    331 Armor
    +103 Stamina
    +103 Intellect
    +82 Spirit
    Red Socket
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +7 Spell Power
    Durability 100 / 100
    Classes: Priest
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 82 (1.79% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 140.


    Wrists: Heroic Anub'arak's bracer drop takes the cake.
    1.) Armbands of the Ashen Saint - Item - World of Warcraft / Bindings of the Ashen Saint - Item - World of Warcraft
    152 Armor
    +65 Stamina
    +65 Intellect
    +57 Spirit
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Durability 35 / 35
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 49 (1.49% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 91.

    Up in second, the crafted bracers.
    2.) Royal Moonshroud Bracers - Item - World of Warcraft / Bejeweled Wizard's Bracers - Item - World of Warcraft

    145 Armor
    +58 Stamina
    +58 Intellect
    +50 Spirit
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Durability 35 / 35
    Races: Orc, Undead, Tauren, Troll, Blood Elf
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 42 (0.91% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 80.

    145 Armor
    +58 Stamina
    +58 Intellect
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Durability 35 / 35
    Races: Human, Dwarf, Night Elf, Gnome, Draenei
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 42 (0.91% @ L80).
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 50 (1.52% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 80.

    In third, the normal version of the Anub drop.
    3.) Armbands of the Ashen Saint - Item - World of Warcraft / Bindings of the Ashen Saint - Item - World of Warcraft
    145 Armor
    +58 Stamina
    +58 Intellect
    +50 Spirit
    Durability 35 / 35
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 50 (1.52% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 89.


    Hands: Tie between the heroic tier gloves and the heroic Anub'arak drop depending on the rest of your gear and what you value more.
    1.) Velen's Gloves of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft / Zabra's Gloves of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft / Gloves of the Lifeless Touch - Item - World of Warcraft / Handwraps of the Lifeless Touch - Item - World of Warcraft
    217 Armor
    +86 Stamina
    +86 Intellect
    +68 Spirit
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Durability 35 / 35
    Classes: Priest
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 76 (2.32% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 124.

    217 Armor
    +86 Stamina
    +86 Intellect
    Blue Socket
    Red Socket
    Socket Bonus: +7 Spell Power
    Durability 35 / 35
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 60 (1.31% @ L80).
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 76 (2.32% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 114.

    In second, the normal versions of either.
    2.) Velen's Gloves of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft / Zabra's Gloves of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft / Gloves of the Lifeless Touch - Item - World of Warcraft / Handwraps of the Lifeless Touch - Item - World of Warcraft

    207 Armor
    +77 Stamina
    +77 Intellect
    +59 Spirit
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Durability 35 / 35
    Classes: Priest
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 67 (2.04% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 109.

    207 Armor
    +77 Stamina
    +77 Intellect
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Durability 35 / 35
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 59 (1.29% @ L80).
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 67 (2.04% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 109.


    Waist: Very little variety here. Heroic Beasts takes #1, again.
    1.) Belt of the Tenebrous Mist - Item - World of Warcraft / Cord of the Tenebrous Mist - Item - World of Warcraft
    195 Armor
    +86 Stamina
    +86 Intellect
    +76 Spirit
    Blue Socket
    Red Socket
    Socket Bonus: +7 Spell Power
    Durability 35 / 35
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 60 (1.83% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 114.

    And the normal version scores second.
    2.) Belt of the Tenebrous Mist - Item - World of Warcraft / Cord of the Tenebrous Mist - Item - World of Warcraft
    186 Armor
    +77 Stamina
    +77 Intellect
    +67 Spirit
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Durability 35 / 35
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 59 (1.8% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 109.

    In third, ToGC 10 man Anub drop.
    3.) Belt of the Eternal - Item - World of Warcraft / Cinch of the Undying - Item - World of Warcraft
    186 Armor
    +77 Stamina
    +73 Intellect
    +72 Spirit
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +4 Intellect
    Durability 35 / 35
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 47 (1.02% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 118.


    Pants: With three sockets and a 9 spellpower socket bonus, the heroic Lord Jaraxxus drop barely beats the heroic tier piece.

    1.) Leggings of the Soothing Touch - Item - World of Warcraft Pants of the Soothing Touch - Item - World of Warcraft
    303 Armor
    +116 Stamina
    +116 Intellect
    +94 Spirit
    Red Socket
    Blue Socket
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +9 Spell Power
    Durability 75 / 75
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 86 (2.62% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 151.

    2.) Zabra's Leggings of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft / Velen's Leggings of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft
    303 Armor
    +116 Stamina
    +116 Intellect
    +94 Spirit
    Red Socket
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +7 Spell Power
    Durability 75 / 75
    Classes: Priest
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 94 (2.87% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 160.

    A tie between the normal versions of each in third.
    3.) Velen's Leggings of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft / Zabra's Leggings of Triumph - Item - World of Warcraft / Pants of the Soothing Touch - Item - World of Warcraft / Leggings of the Soothing Touch - Item - World of Warcraft

    290 Armor
    +103 Stamina
    +103 Intellect
    +82 Spirit
    Red Socket
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +7 Spell Power
    Durability 75 / 75
    Classes: Priest
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 82 (2.5% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 140.

    290 Armor
    +103 Stamina
    +103 Intellect
    +90 Spirit
    Blue Socket
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +7 Spell Power
    Durability 75 / 75
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 74 (2.26% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 140.

    And in case you need some crit... ToGC 10-man Jaraxxus is your friend.
    4.) Leggings of the Demonic Messenger - Item - World of Warcraft / Legwraps of the Demonic Messenger - Item - World of Warcraft
    290 Armor
    +119 Stamina
    +89 Intellect
    +89 Spirit
    Yellow Socket
    Red Socket
    Socket Bonus: +6 Spirit
    Durability 75 / 75
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 71 (1.55% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 150.

    Feet: Not much variety here. Heroic Faction Champions drop takes #1.
    1.) Sandals of the Mourning Widow - Item - World of Warcraft / Boots of the Mourning Widow - Item - World of Warcraft
    238 Armor
    +86 Stamina
    +86 Intellect
    +76 Spirit
    Blue Socket
    Red Socket
    Socket Bonus: +7 Spell Power
    Durability 50 / 50
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 68 (2.07% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 124.

    Up second, its normal version.
    2.) Boots of the Mourning Widow - Item - World of Warcraft / Sandals of the Mourning Widow - Item - World of Warcraft
    228 Armor
    +77 Stamina
    +77 Intellect
    +67 Spirit
    Blue Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Durability 50 / 50
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 59 (1.8% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 109.

    3.) Boots of the Grieving Soul - Item - World of Warcraft / Sandals of the Grieving Soul - Item - World of Warcraft
    228 Armor
    +77 Stamina
    +77 Intellect
    +51 Spirit
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +4 Intellect
    Durability 50 / 50
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 72 (1.57% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 109.


    Rings: I am actually disappointed at the lack of 258 spirit/haste rings. But I guess you can't win them all, so, depending on what you value more... (Darkmender = more regen and haste for throughput, Anub drop = crit and more spellpower), these two share the pole position.

    1.) Ring of the Darkmender - Item - World of Warcraft / Circle of the Darkmender - Item - World of Warcraft & Lurid Manifestation - Item - World of Warcraft / Band of Deplorable Violence - Item - World of Warcraft
    +65 Stamina
    +65 Intellect
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Races: Human, Dwarf, Night Elf, Gnome, Draenei
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 49 (1.49% @ L80).
    Equip: Restores 28 mana per 5 sec.
    Equip: Increases spell power by 91.

    +65 Stamina
    +65 Intellect
    +50 Spirit
    Yellow Socket
    Socket Bonus: +5 Spell Power
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 258
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 53 (1.15% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 91.

    2.) Band of the Invoker - Item - World of Warcraft
    +58 Stamina
    +58 Intellect
    +50 Spirit
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 50 (1.52% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 89.

    3.) Circle of the Darkmender - Item - World of Warcraft / Ring of the Darkmender - Item - World of Warcraft & Lurid Manifestation - Item - World of Warcraft / Band of Deplorable Violence - Item - World of Warcraft
    +58 Stamina
    +58 Intellect
    Races: Orc, Undead, Tauren, Troll, Blood Elf
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves haste rating by 50 (1.52% @ L80).
    Equip: Restores 25 mana per 5 sec.
    Equip: Increases spell power by 89.

    +58 Stamina
    +58 Intellect
    +44 Spirit
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 54 (1.18% @ L80).
    Equip: Increases spell power by 89.

    4.) Heartmender Circle - Item - World of Warcraft
    +58 Stamina
    +58 Intellect
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 50 (1.09% @ L80).
    Equip: Restores 25 mana per 5 sec.
    Equip: Increases spell power by 89.


    Trinkets: Sadly, there are very few new trinkets in ToGC.

    1.) Solace of the Fallen - Item - World of Warcraft / Solace of the Defeated - Item - World of Warcraft
    Equip: Increases spell power by 168.
    Equip: Each time you cast a helpful spell, you gain 18 mana per 5 sec. for 10 sec. Stacks up to 8 times.

    2.) Solace of the Fallen - Item - World of Warcraft / Solace of the Defeated - Item - World of Warcraft
    Equip: Increases spell power by 150.
    Equip: Each time you cast a helpful spell, you gain 16 mana per 5 sec. for 10 sec. Stacks up to 8 times.

    3.) Talisman of Resurgence - Item - World of Warcraft
    +128 Intellect
    Requires Level 80
    Item Level 245
    Use: Increases spell power by 599 for 20 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)

    4.) Shiny Shard of the Flame - Item - World of Warcraft / Shiny Shard of the Scale - Item - World of Warcraft
    Equip: Restores 576 health per 5 sec.
    Shiny Shard of the Gods (0/2)
    Shiny Shard of the Scale
    Shiny Shard of the Flame
    (2) Set: Increases spell power by 250.
    (2) Set: Your direct heals have a chance to cause Cauterizing Heal. Your direct damage spells have a chance to cause Searing Flame.

    5.) Show of Faith - Item - World of Warcraft
    Equip: Increases spell power by 140.
    Equip: Each time you cast a spell, there is a chance you will gain up to 241 mana per 5 for 15 sec.
    Last edited by Aliena; 11-24-2009 at 09:27 AM.

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    Nice guide but you might consider putting a note on Solace and saying that having the #1 and #2 BiS will not be as good once 3.3 hits

    Looking forward to the Disc one
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    My priest comrades will be excited to read this.

    The items you wrote about side by side:
    Main hand weapons
    Offhand
    Staves
    Wands
    Head
    Neck
    Shoulders
    Back
    Chest
    Wrists
    Hands
    Waist
    Legs
    Feet
    Rings
    Trinkets

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    Nice list.

    Resto Shaman's need this! Someone make one!

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    A bit off-topic (if i may) but i was wondering what exactly's the difference between how holy and discipline priests itemize? From what i've heard they put more focus on mp5 than on spirit, but i really don't know much in that dept. Was curious to how close this bis list would be to discipline bis list.

    Anyway thanks for the work and all that

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    thats more on how the person is playing disc - elitist jerks shows a few different disc play styles.

    only real difference is spirit is not a priority because we do not gain spell power though it.
    having a large mana pool is a larger prio, (this when put side to side the disc priest will have at least 5k more mana than an equally geared holy)

    crit is vital for divine aegis
    sp for inscreasing our PW:S power and the divine aegis
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    Yeah. The biggest difference is less priority on mana regen in general - INT's a favorite among disc priests because of talents like Mental Strength and Rapture, MP5 and Spirit are a bad choice for mana regen in comparison. Disc is by far more mana-efficient than holy, has a bigger mana pool and the ability to regain a lot of mana through Rapture. In end-game itemization, throughput stats like spellpower in gemming and crit/haste gear pieces over spirit pieces are lot more important for discs once you hit a mana pool you're comfortable with.

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    Nice list.

    Only thing I'd add in there is the 245 spirit/crit ring from the Ony 25 head quest. Maybe not BIS compared to TotGC drops, but still pretty good. I wear that along with the one from Triumph badges.

    You might also say something about balancing crit and haste. I wear only the 2pc t9 bonus because I refuse to use empowered renew at the moment (I'll think about it if I get my 4th piece of t9, but I don't see that being likely, its not high on my priority list). I wear the haste robe instead of my t9 robe because I happen to have a lot of crit on the rest of my gear and the haste from that robe balances my stats out nicely and I don't lose much for it. If for some reason I get the headpiece (I like the haste on the badge shoulderpiece too much to dump it, but I wouldn't mind replacing the Ony head since both pieces have crit anyway) I would probably put the t9 robe back on and try out some empowered renew.

    I have no TotGC drops (we've only been able to down beasts, and both times we did my lag was too high to allow me to participate), but I'm pretty full up on drops from 25 TotC (Just won the shawl of refreshing winds over a resto druid, woot!). I'm sitting at 25% crit and 18% haste self buffed only. I like to balance my crit so that I get at least 30% when I'm fully raid buffed, and then stack haste from there.

    Speaking of cloak drops - Aliena, what's your advice on enchants there? I'm a tailor, and I've run with Darkglow for the longest time. However, I'm at a point where I generally don't run out of mana, so I'm wondering if its time to give lightweave another look? A spellpower proc would be nice to have, I think.
    Last edited by Knighterrant81; 11-28-2009 at 09:07 AM.

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    Thank you for taking the time to put this list together <3

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    New Priest

    I am finishing lvling my priest and I need some gear lists to get started with anyone know where I can find a good list? Thanks for the work on this list!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fealthas View Post
    Nice guide but you might consider putting a note on Solace and saying that having the #1 and #2 BiS will not be as good once 3.3 hits
    My main role is a tank, but I have a ton of fun healing on my priest alt.

    Are you referring to this change: "Solace of the Defeated: Can no longer be triggered by spells with a base cost of 0."

    That doesn't seem like much of a nerf, or is there something else that is changing?

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    I think T9 shadow set chest is worth mentioning also, it's very similar to northrend beasts chest if not even slightly better for holy. It is surely better than healing set crit chest, unless you want to optimize your gear for both holy and disc specs.

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    ToGC is a impossible task without a well organized group. I guess I wont be seeing any TOGC items anytime soon....;(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akeber View Post
    My main role is a tank, but I have a ton of fun healing on my priest alt.

    Are you referring to this change: "Solace of the Defeated: Can no longer be triggered by spells with a base cost of 0."

    That doesn't seem like much of a nerf, or is there something else that is changing?
    No, I was refering to how the Mp5 proc will no longer stack. 3.3 will make item procs/uses that have the same name no longer stack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fealthas View Post
    No, I was refering to how the Mp5 proc will no longer stack. 3.3 will make item procs/uses that have the same name no longer stack.
    Just curious, where did you see this? I haven't heard anything about that and I don't see it in the patch notes through my quick skimming.

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    Im pretty sure there was a blue post about it, if I remember right they said that they didnt intend people to just get two of the same item and get double the benefit. I know that the holy priest in the #1 guild on my server has been QQing about it for a long time now (the nerf).
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    Delete this post pls
    Last edited by Inphecthyuz; 11-30-2009 at 11:53 AM.

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    With the 4 piece being pretty bad for holy priest, Which 2 pieces of tier 9, without access to 9.5 with this being my alt, would you use to maximize yourself?

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    Frozen Bonespike

    hi

    I was curious to get your opinion in a weapon. The weapon Im talking about is Frozen Bonespike from Lord Marrowgar. Ive had my eyes on this weapon for a while and I find it a really amazing with all the spellpower on it and with all the healing friendly stats you need as a holy preist.

    /Tearana, Aszune holy priest

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    Anyone know of a list like this for Disc priests?

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