Healing Trinkets: Then and Now

There is quite the array of healing trinkets out there and selection can be quite tedious. Given the changes in how spirit and intellect affect mana regen in patch 2.4, and the addition of new trinkets, we are going to have to revisit which trinkets are the best for us healer-priests.

But first, let me just say that when raiding you should carry multiple trinkets with you and select from them based on your needs for the given encounter.

Wait, that was important! Let me just say that one more time:
You should carry multiple trinkets and select based on your needs for the given encounter.

You should use trinkets to supplement the areas you are weak on (mana regen, stats, or raw +heal) or to give you an edge in a given encounter (such as using the PvP Insignia on Rage Winterchill or Archimonde). Ranking trinkets all on one scale is oversimplifying the selection process. Depending on your play style, your gear, or the encounter’s requirements, you will likely select different trinkets than what is listed as “best” on this scale. That is okay! These listings are just for a general overview.

The Trinkets:

These 23 healing trinkets are listed alphabetically and are ranked below. “Effective Stats” refers to overall benefit of the trinket if utilized to its maximum potential. When the benefits of the trinket depended on the pre-existing stats of the priest, I assumed average raiding priest stats plus raid buffs.

PPM = Procs per minute

Alchemist’s Stone

  • From: Alchemy – BoP
  • Stats: +15 all stats. Increases the effects of healing and mana potions by 40%.
  • Effective Stats: 15 int, spirit, and stam. About 39mp5.
  • Best Use: In fights when you have to potion a lot. The mp5 gain from this trinket scales with how frequently you use mana potions.
  • Rank in 2.3: 2
  • Rank in 2.4: 3

Ashtongue Talisman of Acumen

  • From: Ashtongue Deathsworn faction – exalted
  • Stats: Each time your Renew heals, it has a 10% chance to grant you 220 +heal for 5 sec.
  • Effective Stats: At 2 ppm, this gives 37 +heal.
  • Best Use: Only if you have nothing else even remotely better. This trinket really isn’t that good for healing.
  • Rank in 2.3: 18
  • Rank in 2.4: 22

Bangle of Endless Blessings

  • From: Botanica – Warp Splinter
  • Stats: Your spell casts have a chance to allow 15% of your mana regeneration to continue while casting for 15 sec. Use: Increases your Spirit by 130 for 20 sec. (2 min cooldown)
  • Effective Stats: ~22 extra spirit from the “use” effect. About 65 mp5 every proc (~1 PPM), or 16 mp5 overall.
  • Best Use: This trinket is great if you know you will be innervated (due to the “Use” effect).
  • Rank in 2.3: 9
  • Rank in 2.4: 10

Battlemaster’s Perseverance

  • From: 75 Badges of Justice
  • Stats: Increases healing done by up to 88. Use: Increases maximum health by 1750 for 15 sec. (3 min cooldown)
  • Effective Stats: 88 +heal. The health gain isn’t typically useful when raiding.
  • Best Use: In PvP, or if you need a +heal heavy trinket and are short on options.
  • Rank in 2.3: 15
  • Rank in 2.4: 19

Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon

  • From: Darkmoon Faire – Beast Deck turn-in
  • Stats: 2% chance on successful spellcast to allow 100% of your mana regen to continue while casting for 15 sec.
  • Effective Stats: ~37 mp5
  • Math: You have an average of 51% regen in general (70% in FSR * 30% regen + 30% OOFSR * 100% regen = 51%). The trinket cannot increase your regen above 100%, so it provides an average bonus of 49% regen for 15 seconds.
  • Best Use: This has some synergy with trinkets that increase your intellect or spirit on demand (such as the Earring of Soulful Meditation).
  • Rank in 2.3: 4
  • Rank in 2.4: 7

Earring of Soulful Meditation

  • From: SSC – The Lurker Below
  • Stats: Increases +heal by 66. Use: Increases spirit by 300 for 20 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
  • Effective Stats: 66 +heal. “Use” worth 50 extra spirit.
  • Best Use: This is a solid all-around trinket. It increases both healing and mana regen if used properly.
  • Rank in 2.3: 1
  • Rank in 2.4: 1

Essence of the Martyr

  • From: 41 Badges of Justice
  • Stats: Increases +heal by 84. Use: Increases +healing by 297 for 20 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
  • Effective Stats: 134 +heal
  • Best Use: When you need to augment your +heal.
  • Rank in 2.3: 7
  • Rank in 2.4: 13

Eye of Gruul

  • From: Gruul’s Lair – Gruul the Dragonkiller
  • Stats: Increases +heal by 44. Equip: Each healing spell you cast has a 2% chance to make your next heal cast within 15 sec cost 450 less mana.
  • Effective Stats: 44 +heal, 15 mp5
  • Best Use: When you are downranking heavily or casting Renew/PoM/CoH, this can drop you out of the five second rule. It has a chance to trigger per heal, so fights with heavy use of PoM and CoH benefit more from this trinket.
  • Rank in 2.3: 10
  • Rank in 2.4: 15

Fel Reaver’s Piston

  • From: The Eye – Void Reaver
  • Stats: Restores 16 mana per 5 sec. Your direct healing spells have a chance to place a heal over time on your target, healing 500 over 12 sec.
  • Effective Stats: 16 mp5 , ~44 +heal
  • Best Use: When assigned to heal someone likely to get the full benefit of the bonus healing proc (typically a tank).
  • Rank in 2.3: 8
  • Rank in 2.4: 14

Figurine – Seaspray Albatross

  • From: Jewelcrafting – BoP
  • Stats: Restores 18 mana per 5 sec. Use: Restores 900 mana over 12 sec. (3 min cooldown)
  • Effective Stats: 43 mp5
  • Best Use: Supplement your mana regen.
  • Rank in 2.3: N/A
  • Rank in 2.4: 5

Figurine – Talasite Owl

  • From: Jewelcrafting – BoP
  • Stats: Restores 14 mana per 5 sec. Use: Restores 900 mana over 12 sec. (5 min cooldown)
  • Effective Stats: 29 mp5
  • Best Use: When
  • Rank in 2.3: 6
  • Rank in 2.4: 11

Glimmering Naaru Sliver

Not yet confirmed in the game. Data-mined only.

  • From: Sunwell Plateau – M’uru
  • Stats: Increases +heal by 119. Use: Gain 250 mana each second for 8 seconds. Channeled. (5 min cooldown)
  • Effective Stats: 119 +heal, 33 mp5
  • Best Use: Fights where you can use the 8 second channel to its best use.
  • Rank in 2.3: N/A
  • Rank in 2.4: 4

Insignia/Medallion of the Alliance/Horde

  • From: PvP – 2.8k honor (17k for the Medallion)
  • Stats: Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown) (Medallion also gives +20 resilience on equip.)
  • Effective Stats: N/A
  • Best Use: PvP, or scenarios where you need to break control-effects on your character.
  • Rank in 2.3: N/A (situational)
  • Rank in 2.4: N/A (situational)

Lower City Prayerbook

  • From: Lower City – Revered reputation
  • Stats: Equip: Increases healing done by up to 70 and damage done by up to 24 for all magical spells and effects.
    Use: Your heals each cost 22 less mana for the next 15 sec. (1 Min Cooldown)
  • Effective Stats: 70 +heal, ~9 mp5
  • Best Use: This is a easy to get trinket. Solid, well rounded stats make it great for entry raiding.
  • Rank in 2.3: 11
  • Rank in 2.4: 16

Memento of Tyrande

  • From: Black Temple – Illidan Stormrage
  • Stats: Equip: Increases healing done by 118. Chance to gain 76 mp5 for 15 sec on spell cast.
  • Effective Stats: 118 +heal, ~19 mp5 from proc (about 1 PPM)
  • Best Use: This is a solid trinket with high +heal and moderate mp5. Excellent, all-around.
  • Rank in 2.3: 3
  • Rank in 2.4: 6

Pendant of the Violet Eye

  • From: Karazhan – Shade of Aran
  • Stats: +40 int. Use: Each spell cast within 20 seconds will grant a stacking bonus of 21 mp5. Expires after 20 seconds. Abilities with no mana cost will not trigger this trinket. (2 min cooldown)
  • Effective Stats: 40 int. ~12 mp5.
  • Best Use: Situations when you are downranking and spamming spells. Not very strong otherwise.
  • Rank in 2.3: 13
  • Rank in 2.4: 8

Redeemer’s Alchemist Stone

  • From: Alchemy – BoP
  • Stats: Increases +heal by 119. Increases the effect that healing and mana potions have on the wearer by 40%. This effect does not stack.
  • Effective Stats: 119 +heal. ~39 mp5.
  • Best Use: This is great in fights when you are dependent on mana potions.
  • Rank in 2.3: N/A
  • Rank in 2.4: 2

Ribbon of Sacrifice

  • From: Karazhan – Opera Event
  • Stats: Increases +heal by 73. Use: For the next 20 sec, your direct heals grant Fecundity to your target, increasing the healing received by the target by up to 30. Fecundity lasts 10 sec and stacks up to 5 times. (2 Min Cooldown)
  • Effective Stats: 73 +heal. The “use” effect can gives you about 25 +heal when its effect is averaged over the 2 min cooldown.
  • Best Use: If you are assigned to heal a target that others are healing, too, the Fecundity effect’s value increases.
  • Rank in 2.3: 14
  • Rank in 2.4: 18

Scarab of the Infinite Cycle

  • From: Black Morass – Aeonus
  • Stats: Increases +heal by 70. Your direct healing and heal over time spells have a chance to increase your spell haste rating by 320 for 6 secs.
  • Effective Stats: 70 +heal. About 4 haste value.
  • Best Use: This has some synergy with trinkets like the Lower City Prayerbook.
  • Rank in 2.3: 16
  • Rank in 2.4: 20

Tome of Diabolic Remedy

  • From: Zul’Aman – Hex Lord Malacrass
  • Stats: Restores 18 mana per 5 sec. Use: Increases +heal by 396 for 20 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
  • Effective Stats: 18 mp5. 66 +heal.
  • Best Use: This is another solid all-around trinket.
  • Rank in 2.3: 5
  • Rank in 2.4: 9

Vial of the Sunwell

  • From: Heroic Magister’s Terrace – Priestess Delrissa
  • Stats: Restores 15 mana per 5 sec. Collects 100 Holy Energy from healing spells you cast. Cannot collect more than 2000 Holy Energy. Use: Release all accumulated Holy Energy to instantly heal current friendly target by the amount of Holy Energy accumulated. (2 Min Cooldown)
  • Effective Stats: 18 mp5. ~60 +heal
  • Best Use: Useful for encounters where you have to heal through burst damage or could use another instant cast heal.
  • Rank in 2.3: N/A
  • Rank in 2.4: 12

Warp-Scarab Brooch

  • From: Heroic Mana Tombs – Nexus-Price Shaffar
  • Stats: Restores 13 mana per 5 sec. Use: Increases +heal by 282. (2 Min Cooldown)
  • Effective Stats: 13 mp5. 47 +heal.
  • Best Use: This is a okay trinket when gearing up.
  • Rank in 2.3: 12
  • Rank in 2.4: 17

Xi’ri’s Gift

  • From: The Sha’tar – Revered reputation.
  • Stats: Improves spell crit rating by 32 (1.45% @ L70). Use: Increases +heal by 280 for 15 sec. (1.5 Min Cooldown)
  • Effective Stats: 32 spell crit. 47 +heal.
  • Best Use: This is an easy to get trinket when gearing up to start raiding.
  • Rank in 2.3: 17
  • Rank in 2.4: 21

Ranking Them:

We need to use stat weights to compare these trinkets. Here is what was previously derived:

Patch 2.3:
0.35 spirit / 0.20 int / 1 mp5 /
0.19 +heal / 0.06 spell crit / 0.03 spell haste

Patch 2.4:
0.64 spirit / 0.51 int / 1 mp5
0.19 +heal / 0.06 spell crit / 0.03 spell haste

We use these weights to give each trinket a score, then we rank them from highest score to lowest score.

Example: Item #1 has 40 + heal and 12 mp5. Item #2 has 75 +heal. Which is better? From the derived stat weights, 1 +heal is worth 0.19. 1 mp5 is worth 1. Item#1 has a score of 0.19*40 + 12*1 = 19.6. Item #2 has a score of 0.19*75 = 14.25. Item #1 has a higher score, and is therefore ranked as “better.”

Here are the scores from all the trinkets:

Trinket 2.3 Score
2.4 Score
Alchemist’s Stone 47.25 56.25
Ashtongue Tailsman of Acumen 7.03 7.03
Bangle of Endless Blessings 23.70 30.08
Battlemaster’s Perseverance 16.72 16.72
Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon 31.00 37.00
Earring of Soulful Meditation 83.50 98.00
Essence of the Martyr 25.46 25.46
Eye of Gruul 23.36 23.36
Fel Reaver’s Piston 24.36 24.36
Figurine – Seaspray Albatross 43.00
Figurine Talasite Owl 29.00 29.00
Glimmering Naaru Sliver 55.61
Insignia/Medallion 0.00 0.00
Lower City Prayerbook 22.30 22.30
Memento of Tyrande 41.42 41.42
Pendant of the Violet Eye 20.00 32.40
Redeemer’s Alchemist Stone 61.61
Ribbon of Sacrifice 18.43 18.43
Scarab of the Infinite Cycle 13.42 13.42
Tome of the Diabolic Ready 30.54 30.54
Vial of the Sunwell 26.40
Warp Scarab Brooch 21.93 21.93
Xi’ri’s Gift 10.85 10.85

2.3 “Best” Trinkets

Trinket 2.3 Score
1 Earring of Soulful Meditation 83.50
2 Alchemist’s Stone 47.25
3 Memento of Tyrande 41.42
4 Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon 31.00
5 Tome of the Diabolic Ready 30.54
6 Figurine – Talasite Owl 29.00
7 Essence of the Martyr 25.46
8 Fel Reaver’s Piston 24.36
9 Bangle of Endless Blessings 23.70
10 Eye of Gruul 23.36
11 Lower City Prayerbook 22.30
12 Warp Scarab Brooch 21.93
13 Pendant of the Violet Eye 20.00
14 Ribbon of Sacrifice 18.43
15 Battlemaster’s Perseverance 16.72
16 Scarab of the Infinite Cycle 13.42
17 Xi’ri’s Gift 10.85
18 Ashtongue Tailsman of Acumen 7.03
N/A Insignia/Medallion 0.00

2.4 “Best” Trinkets

Trinket 2.4 Score
1 Earring of Soulful Meditation 98.00
2 Redeemer’s Alchemist Stone 61.61
3 Alchemist’s Stone 56.25
4 Glimmering Naaru Sliver 55.61
5 Figurine – Seaspray Albatross 43.00
6 Memento of Tyrande 41.42
7 Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon 37.00
8 Pendant of the Violet Eye 32.40
9 Tome of the Diabolic Ready 30.54
10 Bangle of Endless Blessings 30.08
11 Figurine – Talasite Owl 29.00
12 Vial of the Sunwell 26.40
13 Essence of the Martyr 25.46
14 Fel Reaver’s Piston 24.36
15 Eye of Gruul 23.36
16 Lower City Prayerbook 22.30
17 Warp Scarab Brooch 21.93
18 Ribbon of Sacrifice 18.43
19 Battlemaster’s Perseverance 16.72
20 Scarab of the Infinite Cycle 13.42
21 Xi’ri’s Gift 10.85
22 Ashtongue Tailsman of Acumen 7.03
N/A Insignia/Medallion

Quick Summary:

In 2.4…

If you need a trinket to increase your mana regen, go with:

  1. Earring of Soulful Meditation
  2. Alchemist’s Stone
  3. Figurine – Seaspray Albatross
  4. Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon
  5. Figurine – Talasite Owl

If you need a trinket to augment your bonus healing, go with:

  1. Redeemer’s Alchemist Stone
  2. Glimmering Naaru Sliver
  3. Memento of Tyrande
  4. Tome of Diabolic Remedy
  5. Essence of the Martyr
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5 Responses

  1. Thank you,

    Very good read, you always seem to deliver.

    I’m sitting at 2100 healing at the moment and had taken a look at some of the new trinkets in 2.4

    I still need my earrings of soulful meditation, and am crafting an alchemists stone to upgrade in 2.4, this just quantifies my need for those two items even more.

  2. This is a fantastic guide, even for non-priest healers. Thankyou. :)

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  4. Great list … thanks for the info!

    I’m just wondering if the spirit from the use effect on the bangle and earring might be a little undervalued. If you can arrange to use the trinket when you can get a stretch of time outside the FSR (by timing it with clearcast, inner focus, etc), you’re better off. You’d still be about 70% inside the FSR overall, but for the times the trinket is active, you’d be outside the FSR more, so the spirit would be more valuable than for a trinket with a constant +spirit (like the alchemist one). I’m trying to sort out the choices between burst regen trinkets and constant regen ones. Any thoughts?

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