Best Casual PvE Healing Gear

Last updated: 03/16/08, patch 2.3.3.

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THIS LIST WILL BE OUT OF DATE WHEN PATCH 2.4 IS RELEASED. An updated list can be found HERE.

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This is a list of the best healing gear for priests who only raid casually, if at all.

  • This list includes gear from: quests, crafting, instances, heroic instances, Karazhan, Gruul’s, Mag’s Lair, Zul’Aman, and badge rewards.
  • It does not include PvP rewards. It does not include gear from old world high-end raids or world bosses (Naxx, AQ40, etc.) .
  • Items are ranked according to their potential from sockets (I assumed rare gems). Item procs are taken into account. Item set-bonuses are not, except where explicitly noted.
  • I assumed that on-use effects from trinkets are used to their maximum potential and that procs occur at their average rate.
  • I tried to include as few “damage” items as possible, but given that some slots have very limited itemization if you are not a tailor, I had to dip into that pool a bit.
  • I did not include “damage” crafts when there were better straight “healing” crafts available with similar mats (Whitemend vs. Spellstrike, for instance).
  • High level BoE crafts are included, as they can be obtained through an AH of for $$$.

Remember: Gearing is a balancing act, so you have to consider your overall gear when looking at upgrades. Just because something is listed as better, does not mean it is better for every situation or play style. Think of this as just one giant list of suggestions.

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Head:

1 Hood of the Third Eye Zul’Aman – Malacrass
2 Whitemend Hood w/Set Bonus BoE Craft
3 Powerheal 4000 Lens BoP Eng. Craft
4 Whitemend Hood BoE Craft
5 Light-Collar of the Incarnate Karazhan – Prince
6 Cowl of Naaru Blessings 50 Heroic Badges
7 Headdress of the High Potentate Karazhan – Chess
8 Hallowed Crown Arcatraz – Harbinger Skyriss
9 Scintillating Headdress of Second Sight Heroic Crypts – Shirrak
10 Crown of the Sea Witch BoE Craft

Neck:

1 Brooch of Nature’s Mercy Zul’Aman – Akil’zon
2 Teeth of Gruul Gruul’s Lair – Gruul
3 Emberspur Talisman Karazhan – Nightbane
4 Shining Chain of the Afterworld Karazhan – Netherspite
5 Necklace of Eternal Hope 25 Heroic Badges
6 Necklace of Resplendent Hope Heroic Old Hillsbrad – Epoch Hunter
7 Natasha’s Guardian Cord Blade’s Edge Quest
8 Swampstone Necklace Heroic Underbog – Musel’ek
9 Living Ruby Pendant BoE Craft
10 Gezzarak’s Fang Skettis Quest Boss

Back:

1 Cloak of Ancient Rituals Zul’Aman – Malacrass
2 Stainless Cloak of the Pure Hearted Karazhan – Prince
3 Kharmaa’s Shroud of Hope 60 Heroic Badges
4 Red Riding Hood’s Cloak Karazhan – Opera
5 Bishop’s Cloak 25 Heroic Badges
6 Lifegiving Cloak BoE World Drop
7 Avian Cloak of Feathers Sethekk Halls – Talon King Ikiss
8 Cloak of the Everliving Heroic Ramparts – Watchkeeper
9 Clock of Scintillating Auras Arcatraz – Zereketh
10 White Remedy Cape BoE Craft

Shoulder:

1 Primal Mooncloth Shoulders w/Set Bonus BoP Tailoring Craft
2 Light-Mantle of the Incarnate Gruul’s – High King
3 Primal Mooncloth Shoulders BoP Tailoring Craft
4 Pauldrons of the Solace-Giver Karazhan – Curator
5 Hallowed Pauldrons Shadow Lab – Vorpil
6 Pauldrons of Sufferance Old Hillsbrad – Epoch Hunter
7 Vestia’s Pauldrons of Inner Grace Mechanar – Cache
8 Mana-Etched Spaulders Heroic Slave Pens – Quagmirran
9 Terrorcloth Mantle Zangarmarsh Quest
10 Soulcloth Shoulders BoE Craft

Chest:

1 Primal Mooncloth Robe w/Set Bonus BoP Tailoring Craft
2 Robes of Heavenly Purpose Zul’Aman – Nalorakk
3 Primal Mooncloth Robe BoP Tailoring Craft
4 Robes of the Incarnate Mag’s Lair – Mag
5 Masquerade Gown Karazhan – Opera (R&J)
6 Hallowed Garments Shadow Lab – Murmur
7 Robe of Effervescent Light Heroic Blood Furnace – Keli’dan
8 Raiments of Divine Authority Blood Furnace – Keli’dan
9 Anchorite’s Robes Honored Aldor
10 Watcher’s Tunic Nagrand Quest

Wrist:

1 Wristguards of Tranquil Thought 35 Heroic Badges
2 Swiftheal Wraps BoE Craft
3 Bands of Indwelling Karazhan – Maiden
4 Bands of the Benevolent Heroic Sethekk Halls: Talon King Ikiss
5 Bindings of the Timewalker Exalted Keepers of Time
6 Light Scribe Bands Heroic Ramparts – Vazrudan & Nazan
7 Goldenvine Wraps Underbog & Slave Pens Quest
8 Shattrath Wraps Shadow Lab Quest
9 Bracers of Havok BoE Craft
10 Crystalweave Bracers BoE Craft

Hand:

1 Light-Blessed Bonds 60 Heroic Badges
2 Handwraps of the Incarnate Karazhan – Curator
3 Gloves of Saintly Blessings Karazhan – Attumen
4 Prismatic Mittens of Mending Botanica – Sarannis
5 Hallowed Handwraps Shattered Halls – Kargath
6 Bloody Surgeon’s Mitts Blood Furnace – Broggok
7 Gloves of Penitence Terrokar Quest
8 Tempest’s Touch Old Hillsbrad Quest
9 Gloves of Piety BoE World Drop
10 Soulcloth Gloves BoE Craft

Finger:

1 Signet of the Quiet Forest Zul’Aman – Timed Event
2 Naaru Lightwarden’s Band Quest – Mag’s Lair
3 Jade Ring of the Everliving Karazhan – Prince
4 Violet Signet of the Grand Restorer Exalted Violet Eye
5 Violet Signet Revered Violet Eye
6 Band of Halos 25 Heroic Badges
Witching Band SM – Headless Horseman
7 Mender’s Heart-Ring Karazhan – Illhoof
8 Violet Signet Honored Violet Eye
9 Keeper’s Ring of Piety Black Morass Quest
10 Band of the Crystalline Void Heroic Mana-Tombs – Yor
11 Ring of Convalescence Revered Honor Hold
Ancestral Band Revered Thrallmar
12 Cosmic Lifeband Mechanar – Septhera
13 Violet Signet Friendly Violet Eye
14 Ring of Fabled Hope Heroic Underbog – Black Stalker
15 Celestial Jewel Ring Netherstorm Quest
16 Spiritualist’s Mark of the Sha’tar SMV Quest
17 Signet of Repose Heroic Blood Furnace – Broggok
18 Gift of the Talonpriests Skettis Quest Boss
19 Raven’s Wood Exorcist’s Band Blade’s Edge Quest
20 Brilliant Pearl Band BoE Craft

Waist:

1 Primal Mooncloth Belt w/Set Bonus BoP Tailoring Craft
2 Belt of the Long Road BoE Craft
3 Primal Mooncloth Belt BoP Tailoring Craft
4 Cord of Troll Braided Hair Zul’Aman – Timed Event
5 Cincture of Will Karazhan – Illhoof
6 Cord of Belief Heroic Slave Pens – Mennu
7 Cord of Sanctification Heroic Old Hillsbrad – Epoch Hunter
8 Black Belt of Knowledge BoE Craft
9 Girdle of Ruination BoE Craft
10 Glyph-Lined Sash Heroic Mana-Tombs – Nexus Prince

Legs:

1 Achromic Trousers of the Naaru 75 Heroic Badges
2 Whitemend Pants w/Set Bonus BoE Craft
3 Pantaloons of Repentence Karazhan – Netherspite
4 Pontifex Kilt Heroic Steamvault – Kalithresh
5 Whitemend Pants BoE Craft
6 Kamaei’s Cerulean Skirt BoE World Drop
7 Trousers of the Incarnate Gruul’s Lair – Gruul
8 Haramad’s Leg Wraps Mana Tombs Quest
9 Pontiff’s Pantaloons of Prophecy Heroic Old Hillsbrad – Captain Skarloc
10 Hallowed Trousers Sethekk Halls – Talon King Ikiss

Feet:

1 Two-Toed Sandals Zul’Aman – Zul’jin
2 Boots of the Long Road BoP Tailoring Craft
3 Boots of the Incorrupt Karazhan – Aran
4 Boots of the Pious Heroic Mechanar – Pathaleon
5 Light-Woven Slippers Sethekk Halls – Darkweaver Syth
6 Slippers of Serenity Crypts – Exarch Maladaar
7 Jeweled Boots of Sanctification Shattered Halls – O’mrogg
8 Curate’s Boots Shattered Halls Quest
9 Shattrath Jumpers Shadow Lab Quest
10 Imbued Netherweave Boots BoP Craft

Two-Handed Weapon:

1 Staff of Dark Mending Zul’Aman – Timed Event
2 Crystalheart Pulse-Staff Mag’s Lair – Mag
3 Nightstaff of the Everliving Karazhan – Nightbane
4 Serpentcrest Life-Staff Steamvault – Steamrigger
5 Epoch-Mender Black Morass – Temporus
6 Seer’s Cane Revered Scryers
7 Staff of the Redeemer SMV Quest
8 Staff of Divine Infusion BoE World Drop
9 Ameer’s Judgement Netherstorm Quest
10 Staff of the Ashtongue Deathsworn SMV Quest

One-Handed Weapon:

1 Dark Blessing Zul’Aman – Zul’jin
2 Light’s Justice Karazhan – Prince
3 Shard of the Virtuous Karazhan – Maiden
4 Hand of Eternity BoE Craft
5 Shockwave Truncheon Heroic Shadow Lab – Murmur
6 Gavel of Pure Light Exalted Sha’tar
7 The Ancient Scepter of Sue-Min BoE World Drop
8 Hammer of the Penitent Mechanar – Mechao-Lord Capacitus
9 Lightsworn Hammer Shattered Halls – Kargath
10 Dathrohan’s Ceremonial Hammer Heroic Old Hillsbrad – Captain Skarloc

Off-Hand:

1 Voodoo Shaker 35 Heroic Badges
2 Aran’s Soothing Sapphire Karazhan – Aran
3 Tears of Heaven 25 Heroic Badges
4 Signet of Unshakable Faith Karazhan – Moroes
5 Windcaller’s Orb Exalted Cenarion Expedition
6 Netherwing Spiritualist’s Charm SMV Quest
7 Faol’s Signet of Cleansing Heroic Ramparts – Omor
8 Lordaeron Medical Guide Heroic Old Hillsbrad – Lt. Drake
9 Lamp of Peaceful Repose Arcatraz – Dalliah
10 Swamplight Lantern Heroic Slave Pens – Quagmirran

Wand:

1 Blue Diamond Witchwand Karazhan – Opera (Oz)
2 Carved Witch Doctor’s Stick 25 Heroic Badges
3 Soul-Wand of the Aldor Shadow Labyrinth – Hellmaw
4 Rejuvenating Scepter Netherstorm Quest
5 Calming Spore Reed Slave Pens – Rokmor
6 Illidari Rod of Discipline Netherwing Quest
7 Wand of the Seer Netherstorm Quest
8 Wand of Happiness Nagrand Quest
9 Ogre Handler’s Shooter Nagrand Quest
10 Cerulean Crystal Rod Ogri’la Revered

Trinkets:

1 Essence of the Martyr 41 Heroic Badges
2 Alchemist’s Stone BoP Alchemy Craft
3 Tome of Diabolic Ready Zul’Aman – Malacrass
4 Figurine – Talasite Owl BoP Jewelcrafting Craft
5 Oshu’gun Relic Nagrand Quest
6 Eye of Gruul Gruul’s Lair – Gruul
7 Lower City Prayerbook Revered Lower City
8 Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon Darkmoon Faire Beasts Deck
9 Ribbon of Sacrifice Karazhan – Opera
10 Warp-Scarab Brooch Heroic Mana-Tombs – Nexus Prince
11 Bangle of Endless Blessings Botanica – Warp Splinter
12 Pendant of the Violet Eye Karazhan – Aran
13 Heavenly Inspiration Netherstorm Quest
14 Icon of the Silver Crescent 41 Heroic Badges
15 Auslese’s Light Channeler Blood Furnace – Broggok
16 Scarab of the Infinite Cycle Black Morass – Aeonus
17 Xiri’s Gift Revered Sha’tar
18 Figurine – Living Ruby Serpent BoP Jewelcrafting Craft
19 Scryer’s Bloodgem Revered Scryers
20 Vengance of the Illidari HFP Quest

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Items ranked using a formula (stats weights: .15 stam / .2 int / .35 spirit / 1 mp5 / .03 spell crit / .25 heal / .1 spell haste). Bonuses, unique effects, and trinkets are all rated on a conversion system to the aforementioned stats, and then ranked.

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When should you break Whitemend set?
You can break Whitemend if can get Hood of the Third Eye and either Achromic Trousers of the Naaru, Pantaloons of Repentence, or Pontifex Kilt.

When should you break Primal Mooncloth set?
If you can get Robes of Heavenly Purpose and something else from content higher than Gruul/Mag/Zul’Aman (namely T5).

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12 Responses

  1. Head:

    1 Whitemend Hood BoE Craft
    (Too pricey & time consuming for me to make)
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    2 Powerheal 4000 Lens BoP Eng. Craft
    (not Engineer, so it’s out)
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    3 Light-Collar of the Incarnate Karazhan – Prince
    (I’m 0-11 on this item. Killed Prince 11 times and actually WON a roll for the item once, but a guild leader gave it to a druid because the druid was in the guild longer than I was. The druid then had a 4 set tier-4, and I still remain at 0 set pieces from the tier-4 set!)
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    4 Headdress of the High Potentate Karazhan – Chess
    (Never came up for any of my 11+ runs in Karazhan)
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    5 Watcher’s Cowl Revered Cenarion Expedition
    (I got this! Nice piece, but I just think the Hallowed crown is better…. I know, I know… I’m crazy to think that, aren’t I?)
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    6 Cowl of Naaru Blessings 50 Heroic Badges
    (48 badges now)
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    7 Scintillating Headdress of Second Sight Heroic Crypts – Shirrak
    (Never dropped for me)
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    8 Hallowed Crown Arcatraz – Harbinger Skyriss
    (Current head piece. I guess I need to upgrade to Watcher’s Cowl)
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    Neck:

    6 Necklace of Eternal Hope 25 Heroic Badges
    (Current equipped item. I guess I need to upgrade.)
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    Back:

    5 Cloak of the Everliving Heroic Ramparts – Watchkeeper
    (Current equipped item. I guess I need to upgrade.)
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    Shoulder:

    2 Pauldrons of the Solace-Giver Karazhan – Curator
    (Current equipped item. I really, really like the next shoulder piece here on your list though, the Light-Mantle of the Incarnate! What a sweet look compared to the drab Hallowed Pauldron rip-off look of this Solace-Giver.)
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    3 Light-Mantle of the Incarnate Gruul’s: High King
    (Dreamy!)
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    Chest:

    2 Robes of the Incarnate Mag’s Lair: Mag
    (Because all tanks -aka- warriors will get first dibs on this & we have 8 druids on every raid…I’ll never see this.)
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    3 Masquerade Gown Karazhan: Opera
    (Current equipped item. I guess I need to upgrade.)
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    Wrist:

    2 Bindings of the Timewalker Exalted Keepers of Time
    3 Bands of Indwelling Karazhan – Maiden
    (Current equipped item. I guess I need to upgrade. Soooo close to Keepers of Time exalted now…)
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    Hand:

    1 Gloves of Saintly Blessings Karazhan – Attumen
    (Current equipped item. I guess I do NOT need to upgrade. ;-))
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    Finger:

    2 Naaru Lightwarden’s Band Quest – Mag’s Lair
    (Because all tanks -aka- warriors will get first dibs on this & we have 8 druids on every raid…I’ll never see this.)
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    3 Violet Signet of the Grand Restorer Exalted Violet Eye
    (Current equipped item.)
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    5 Ring of Convalescence Revered Honor Hold
    (Current equipped item. I guess I need to upgrade. I thought the Band of Pure Elementium was cool… guess I need to Disenchant it now. ;-( )
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    Waist:

    1 Primal Mooncloth Belt BoP Tailoring Craft
    (Gosh… I better start getting the mats for this sucker.)
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    6 Cincture of Will Karazhan – Illhoof
    (Never dropped for me. 0-11 Illhoof kills!)
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    7 Cord of Belief Heroic Slave Pens – Mennu
    (Current equipped item. I guess I need to upgrade!)
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    Legs:

    3 Pontifex Kilt Heroic Steamvault – Kalithresh
    (I disenchanted this. My Hallowed trousers were superior in healing and mana regen.)
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    5 Trousers of the Incarnate Gruul’s Lair – Gruul
    (Again, Warriors and Druids take this every time. I’ll get another shot at it in the year 2010.)
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    7 Hallowed Trousers Sethekk Halls – Talon King Ikiss
    (Current equipped item. I guess I need to upgrade!)
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    Feet:

    2 Boots of the Incorrupt Karazhan – Aran
    (Current equipped item.)
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    Two-Handed Weapon:

    1 Crystalheart Pulse-Staff Mag’s Lair: Mag
    (Current equipped item. I guess I do NOT need to upgrade! Thank goodness those 8 druids didn’t need on this sucker.)
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    Wand:

    1 Blue Diamond Witchwand Karazhan – Opera
    (Current equipped item. I guess I do NOT need to upgrade!)
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    Trinkets:

    1 Essence of the Martyr 41 Heroic Badges
    (Current equipped item. I guess I do NOT need to upgrade!)
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    4 Eye of Gruul Gruul’s Lair – Gruul
    (Current equipped item.)
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    15 Pendant of the Violet Eye Karazhan – Aran
    (Current equipped item. Wow… maybe I should rethink this stackable buffs for mana regen on this trinket. 15th place? I better use Eye of Gruul instead.)
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  2. Excellent update post-2.3!

  3. hey dwarf priest- great list and resource. However, why don’t you include:

    Achromic Trousers of the Naaru
    http://www.wowhead.com/?item=33585#comments

    Even if you don’t like spell haste, the +heal on the pants is quite impressive.

  4. Missed those! I’ll update the list. Thank you.

  5. I noticed that Voodoo Shaker is not showing in lootzor.com :(

    http://www.wowhead.com/?item=33325

    IMHO Voodoo Shaker is clearly the best Off-Hand, especially as the spirit bonus compensates the +healing difference to the “better” ones

  6. Good catch. Voodoo Shaker is clearly superior to what was currently listed as #1. The list has been updated!

  7. Can I ask which programme you used to do the rankings with?
    As I’ve been using lootzor, however it is not the best in the world, and wondered what other programmes there are.

    Thanks in advance

  8. blooming typical, just seen it listed in your link section, missed it the first time I looked

    http://dwarfpriest.com/links/

    Please just delete my above post and this one, they add no value to this post now :/ sorry about that

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