The Best Priest Healing Gear

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This is a list of priest healing gear ranked using weighted stat values; as always, your results may vary. Item procs are taken into account. Set bonus values are listed at the end.

More information about this list can be found at the bottom of the post.

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Head:


Item Score Source
1.
Powerheal 9000 Lens 113.95 Engineering BoP
2.
Cowl of Light’s Purity 113.21 Sunwell – Kil’jaeden
3.
Cowl of Absolution 104.09 Hyjal – Archimonde
4.
Cowl of Benevolence 99.66 BT – Teron Gorefiend
5.
Cowl of the Avatar 95.56 SSC – Lady Vashj
6.
Powerheal 4000 Lens 91.58 Engineering BoP
7.
Light-Collar of the Incarnate 86.03 Karazhan – Prince
8.
Crown of the Sun 77.15 The Eye – Kael’thas
9.
Hood of the Third Eye 80.39 ZA – Hex Lord
10.
Cowl of Naaru Blessings 74.29 50 Badges of Justice
11.
Hallowed Crown 71.43 Arcatraz – Skyriss
12.
Brutal Gladiator’s Mooncloth Hood 62.82 1,875 Arena Points, 1,700 PR
13.
Headdress of the High Potentate 62.05 Karazhan – Chess
14.
Whitemend Hood 60.26 Tailoring BoE
15.
Vengeful Gladiator’s Mooncloth Hood 54.93 1,500 Arena Points
16.
Scint. Headdress of Second Sight 54.28 Heroic Crypts – Shirrak
17.
Gladiator’s Mooncloth Hood 50.37 Karazhan – Token off of Prince
18.
Crown of the Sea Witch 49.98 Jewelcrafting BoE
19.
Mana Binder’s Cowl 49.54 50 Badges of Justice
20.
Merciless Gladiator’s Mooncloth Hood
49.41 14,500 honor, 30 AV marks

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Neck:


Item Score Source
1. Brooch of Nature’s Mercy 48.14 ZA – Akil’zon
2. Amulet of Flowing Life 46.69 Jewelcrafting BoP
3. Teeth of Gruul 43.48 Gruul’s Lair – Gruul
4. Sin’dorei Pendant of Salvation 42.55 Sunwell – Twin Eredars
5. Brooch of the Highborne 41.12 Sunwell – Felmyst
6. Guardian’s Pendant of Salvation 38.58 15,300 honor, 10 EotS marks
7. Lord Sanguinar’s Claim 38.02 The Eye Quest
8. Nadina’s Pendant of Purity 37.61 BT – Mother Shahraz
9. Shattered Sun Pendant of Restoration 35.89 Shattered Sun – Exalted
10. Shining Chain of the Afterworld 35.48 Karazhan – Netherspite
Vindicator’s Pendant of Salvation 34.43 No longer available
11. Guardian’s Pendant of Reprieve 34.18 15,300 Honor, 10 EotS Marks
12. Archaic Charm of Presence 31.98 Doomwalker
Vindicator’s Pendant of Reprieve 30.73 No longer available
13. Swampstone Necklace 30.15 Underbog – Musel’ek
Veteran’s Pendant of Salvation 30.01 No longer available
14. Diamond Prism of Recurrence 29.20 CoT OH – Epoch Hunter
15. Choker of Fluid Thought 29.17 Arcatraz – Skyriss
16. Karja’s Medallion 29.00 Netherstorm Quest
17. Emberspur Talisman 28.82 Karazhan – Nightbane
18. Necklace of Eternal Hope /Amulet of G.T.
27.67 25 Badges of Justice / Ahune
19. Sethekk Oracle’s Focus 27.14 Sethekk Halls Quest
20. Gezzarak’s Fang 27.04 Terrokar quest summoned mob

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Shoulder:


Item Score Source
1. Mantle of Absolution 73.76 BT – Mother Shahraz
2. Shawl of Wonderment 66.01 Sunwell – Eredar Twins
3. Mantle of the Avatar 61.94 The Eye – Void Reaver
4. Amice of Brilliant Light 60.50 BT – Shade of Akama
5. Light-Mantle of the Incarnate 56.91 Gruul’s Lair – High King
6. Pauldrons of the Solace-Giver 53.97 Karazhan – Curator
7. Swiftheal Mantle 51.74 Tailoring BoP
8. Primal Mooncloth Shoulders 49.75 Tailoring BoP
9. Hallowed Pauldrons 47.26 Shadow Lab – Vorpil
10. Brutal Gladiator’s Mooncloth Mantle 44.62 1,500 Arena Points, 2,200 PR
11. Pauldrons of Sufferance 41.43 CoT OH – Epoch Hunter
12. Vengeful Gladiator’s Mooncloth 39.10 1,200 Arena Points, 1,950 PR
13. Gladiator’s Mooncloth Mantle 35.56 Gruul’s Lair – High King token
14. Merciless Gladiator’s Mooncloth 35.14 11,250 honor, 20 AB marks
15. Vestia’s Pauldrons of Inner Grace 32.71 Mechanar – Cache
16. Mooncloth Shoulderpads 31.03 Cen. Exp. Rep – Honored
17. Terrorcloth Mantle 30.31 Zangarmarsh Quest
18. Soulcloth Shoulders 28.07 Tailoring BoE
18. Mok’Nathal Mantle 26.73 Blade’s Edge Quest
19. Fizit’s Mantle of Drake Hunting 26.00 Blade’s Edge Quest
20. Researcher’s Mantle 23.69 Zangarmarsh Quest

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Cloak:


Item Score Source
1. Sunshower Light Cloak 46.03 The Eye – Kael’thas
2. Shroud of Redeemed Souls 44.95 Sunwell – Eredar Twins
3. Shroud of Forgiveness 44.02 BT – Bloodboil
4. Shroud of the Final Stand 39.50 Black Temple – Trash Mobs
5. Shadowvine Cloak of Infusion 34.01 Karazhan – Illhoof
6. Avian Cloak of Feathers 33.32 Sethekk Halls – Talon King
7. Shroud of the Highborne 33.29 Black Temple – Illidan
8. Stainless Cloak of the Pure Hearted 33.04 Karazhan – Prince
9. Manaweave Cloak 31.85 Tailoring BoE
10. Cloak of Scintillating Auras 31.20 Arcatraz – Zereketh
11. Red Riding Hood’s Cloak 31.18 Karazhan – Big Bad Wolf
12. Bishop’s Cloak / Winter’s Chill 29.09 25 Badges of Justice / Ahune
13. Lifegiving Cloak 28.91 World Drop
14. Kharmaa’s Shroud of Hope 27.42 60 Badges of Justice
15. Vicar’s Cloak / Mantle of Vivification 26.98 Shattered Halls Quest
16. Cloak of Ancient Rituals 26.47 ZA – Hex Lord
17. Light-Touched Stole of Altruism 25.56 Heroic Crypts – Maladaar
18. Cloak of Healing Rays 25.29 Underbog – Ghaz’an
19. Cloak of Swift Mending 24.26 MagT – Selin Fireheart
20. Sha’tari Anchorite’s Cloak 23.76 Bot / Mech Quest

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Chest:


Item Score Source
1. Robes of Faltered Light 106.90 Sunwell – M’uru
2. Vestments of Absolution 100.26 BT- Illidan
3. Robe of Eternal Light 95.02 Tailoring BoP
4. Gown of Spiritual Wonder 89.73 100 Badges of Justice
5. Robes of Heavenly Purpose 89.20 Zul’Aman – Nalorakk
6. Vestments of the Avatar 86.86 The Eye – Kael’thas
7. Primal Mooncloth Robe 79.42 Tailoring BoP
8. Robes of the Incarnate 74.34 Magtheridon’s Lair
9. Garments of Temperance 69.20 BT – Bloodboil
10. Brutal Gladiator’s Mooncloth Robe 67.04 1,875 Arena Points, 1,600 PR
11. Hallowed Garments 65.05 Shadow Lab – Murmur
12. Masquerade Gown 63.64 Karazhan – Julianne
13. Anchorite’s Robes 58.45 Aldor Reputation Honored
14. Vengeful Gladiator’s Mooncloth Robe 58.20 1,500 Arena Points
15. Robe of Effervescent Light 55.24 Heroic BF – Keli’dan
16. Shroud of Spiritual Purity 54.46 World Drop
17. Raiments of Divine Authority 54.33 Blood Furnace – Keli’dan
18. Merciless Gladiator’s Mooncloth Robe 54.05 14,500 honor, 30 AB marks
19. Gladiator’s Mooncloth Robe 50.82 Mag’s Lair – Token
20. Mooncloth Vestments 44.49 Thrallmar / HH – Honored Rep

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Wrist:


Item Score Source
1. Cuffs of Absolution 53.95 Sunwell – Kalecgos
2. Bracers of Martyrdom 53.26 Hyjal – Winterchill
3. Wristbands of Divine Influence 45.65 BT – Shade of Akama
4. Wristguards of Tranquil Thought 41.44 35 Badges of Justice
5. Guardian’s Mooncloth Cuffs 36.02 11,798 hr, 20 WSG, 1575 PR
6. Bands of Indwelling 34.60 Karazhan – Maiden
7. Bands of the Benevolent 34.32 Heroic Sethekk – Talon King
8. Wraps of Purification 34.06 SSC – Hydross
9. Vindicator’s Mooncloth Cuffs 31.55 9,199 Honor, 20 WSG Marks
10. Swiftheal Wraps 31.30 Tailoring BoE
11. Light Scribe Bands 29.78 Hellfire Ramparts – Nazan
12. Bracers of Divine Infusion 29.68 Magister’s Terrace – Vexallus
13. Veteran’s Mooncloth Cuffs 27.08 25 Badges
14. Bindings of the Timewalker 23.40 Keepers of Time Exalted
15. Goldenvine Wraps 22.91 SP & Underbog Quest
16. Crystalweave Bracers 21.85 BoE Apexis Shard Craft
17. Aldor Ceremonial Wraps 21.03 Netherstorm Quest
18. Bracers of Havok 20.72 Tailoring BoE
19. Shattrath Wraps 19.82 Shadow Lab Quest
20. Earthmender’s Bracer of Shattering 19.26 SMV Quest

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Gloves:


Item Score Source
1. Hands of Eternal Light 80.75 Tailoring BoE
2. Handguards of the Dawn 79.90 Sunwell – Kil’jaeden
3. Gloves of Absolution 69.80 Hyjal – Azlagor
4. Gloves of Unfailing Faith 61.80 BT – Essence of Souls
5. Light-Blessed Bonds 61.63 60 Badges of Justice
6. Gloves of the Avatar 59.41 SSC – Leo the Blind
7. Gloves of Saintly Blessings 54.41 Karazhan – Attumen
8. Handwraps of the Incarnate 50.35 Karazhan – Curator
9. Bloody Surgeon’s Mitts 41.04 Blood Furnace – Broggok
10. Hallowed Handwraps 40.87 SH – Kargath Bladefist
11. Gloves of Piety 37.02 World Drop
12. Prismatic Mittens of Mending 35.11 Botanica – Sarannis
13. Brutal Gladiator’s Mooncloth Gloves 35.07 1,125 Arena Points
14. Tempest’s Touch 34.57 Old Hillsbrad Quest
15. Gloves of Penitence 34.32 Terokkar Quest
16. Ethereal Gloves 30.75 Netherstorm Quest
17. Vengeful Gladiator’s Mooncloth 29.55 900 Arena Points
18. Soulcloth Gloves 25.75 Tailoring BoE
19. Merciless Gladiator’s Mooncloth 25.59 10,500 honor, 20 AV marks
20. Warpweaver’s Gloves 23.52 Netherstorm Quest

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Finger:


Item Score Source
1. Ring of Harmonic Beauty 51.73 Sunwell – Trash Drop
2. Band of the Eternal Restorer 46.24 Scale Rep – Exalted
3. Coral Band of the Revived 44.94 SSC – Lady Vashj
4. Band of Lucent Beams 42.66 Sunwell – Kalecgos
5. Ring of Flowing Life 42.56 Jewelcrafting BoE
6. Band of Eternity 40.03 Scale Rep – Revered
7. Blessed Band of Karabor 38.91 BT/MH Trash Drop
8. Anveena’s Touch 38.51 60 Badges of Justice
9. Violet Signet of the Grand Restorer 37.63 Violet Eye Rep – Exalted
10. Phoenix-Ring of Rebirth 37.09 The Eye – A’lar
11. Band of Eternity 36.66 Scale Rep – Honored
12. Signet of the Quiet Forest 36.41 Zul’Aman – 3rd Chest
13. Violet Signet 36.04 Violet Eye Rep – Revered
14. Naaru Lightwarden’s Band 35.60 Mag’s Lair Quest
15. Mender’s Heart-Ring 34.94 Karazhan – Illhoof
16. Guardian’s Band of Salvation 34.12 15,300 hr, 10 AV, 1650 PR
17. Band of Eternity 34.07 Scale Rep – Friendly
18. Sin’dorei Band of Salvation 33.97 Sunwell – M’uru
19. Violet Signet 32.88 Violet Eye Rep – Honored
20. Ring of Calming Waves 32.49 Black Temple – Naj’entus
21. Jade Ring of the Everliving 30.36 Karazhan – Prince
22. Band of the Crystalline Void 30.08 Mana-tombs – Yor
23. Keeper’s Ring of Piety 30.04 Black Morass Quest
24. Band of Sorrow 30.01 World Drop
25. Vindicator’s Band of Salvation 29.97 11,934 Honor, 10 AV Marks
26. Signet of Repose 29.20 Heroic BF – Broggok
27. Ring of Fabled Hope 29.20 Heroic UB – Black Stalker
28. Band of Halos / Witches Band 29.13 25 Badges/HH Event Drop
29. Violet Signet 28.32 Violet Eye Rep – Friendly
30. Kharmaa’s Ring of Fate 28.00 Magister’s T – Kael’Thas

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Waist:


Item Score Source
1. Belt of Absolution 78.87 Sunwell – Brutallus
2. Belt of Divine Guidance 66.66 BT – Illidari Council
3. Belt of the Long Road 64.25 Tailoring BoE
5. Cord of Braided Troll Hair 56.77 Zul’Aman – 1st Timed Chest
4. Primal Mooncloth Belt 56.69 Tailoring BoP
7. Cord of Reconstruction 49.38 Magister’s Terrace – Kae’thas
6. Black Belt of Knowledge 46.93 Tailoring BoE
8. Cincture of Will 46.46 Karazhan – Illhoof
9. Cord of Belief 45.15 Heroic SP – Mennu
10. Guardian’s Mooncloth Belt 42.12 17,850 honor, 40 AB marks
11. Angelista’s Sash 41.68 Hyjal – Kaz’rogal
Vindicator’s Mooncloth Belt 36.60 No longer available
12. Cord of Sanctification 35.98 Heroic CoT OH -Epoch Hunter
13. Veteran’s Mooncloth Belt 33.66 40 Badges
14. Girdle of Ruination 31.36 Crafted
15. Dragonmaw Augur’s Cinch 29.37 SMV Quest
16. Akama’s Sash 26.07 SMV Quest
17. Diviner’s Cinch 25.90 Netherstorm Quest
18. Kirin’Var Journeyman’s Belt 24.87 Netherstorm Quest
19. A’dal’s Gift 23.19 Bot & Mech Quest
20. Ethereal Sash 21.54 Nagrand Quest

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Legs:


Item Score Source
1. Pantaloons of Calming Strife 104.18 Sunwell – Kalecgos
2. Adorned Supernal Legwraps 91.48 100 Badges of Justice
3. Leggings of Eternity 89.98 Hyjal – Archimonde
4. Breeches of Absolution 85.12 BT – Illidari Council
5. Breeches of the Avatar 82.76 SSC – Fathom-Lord
6. Star-Soul Breeches 74.85 The Eye – Solarian
7. Pantaloons of Repentence 74.42 Karazhan – Netherspite
8. Gilded Trousers of Benediction 72.97 BoE from Doomwalker
9. Pontifex Kilt 70.83 Heroic SV – Kalithresh
10. Trousers of the Incarnate 66.03 Gruul’s Lair – Gruul
11. Pontiff’s Pantaloons of Prophecy 63.72 Heroic OH – Capt Skarloc
12. Brutal Gladiator’s Mooncloth Pants 58.99 1,875 Arena Points, 1,550 PR
13. Whitemend Pants 58.73 Tailoring BoE
14. Kamaei’s Cerulean Skirt 58.26 World Drop
15. Haramad’s Leg Wraps 57.59 Mana Tombs Quest
16. Hallowed Trousers 55.24 Sethekk Halls – Talon King
17. Lifegiver Britches 53.65 Ramparts – Nazan
18. Vengeful Gladiator’s Mooncloth 50.15 1,500 Arena Points
19. Achromic Trousers of the Naaru 49.62 75 Badges of Justice
20. Leggings of the Skettis Exile 48.81 Lower City Rep – Revered

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Feet:


Item Score Source
1. Boots of Absolution 76.30 Sunwell – Felmyst
2. Slippers of Dutiful Mending 65.59 75 Badges of Justice
3. Soul-Strider Boots 63.03 SSC – Fathom-Lord
4. Archbishop’s Slippers 62.03 Hyjal – Anetheron
5. Boots of the Divine Light 61.46 BT/MH Trash Drop
6. Two-toed Sandals 56.73 Zul’Aman – Zul’jin
7. Boots of the Long Road 56.27 Tailoring BoP
8. Boots of the Incorrupt 50.58 Karazhan – Shade of Aran
9. Boots of the Pious 44.95 Heroic Mech – Pathaleon
10. Slippers of Serenity 43.42 Crypts – Exarch Maladaar
11. Curate’s Boots 43.31 Shattered Halls Quest
12. Guardian’s Mooncloth Slippers 42.12 17,850 hr, 40 EotS, 1700 PR
13. Light-Woven Slippers 38.52 Sethekk Halls – Syth
14. Vindicator’s Mooncloth Slippers 36.60 13,923 Honor, 40 EotS Marks
15. Veteran’s Mooncloth Slippers 33.66 40 Badges
16. Jeweled Boots of Sanctification 33.60 Shattered Halls – O’mrogg
17. Silent Slippers of Meditation 33.42 Shadow Lab – Murmur
18. Slippers of the High Priestess 32.29 Netherstorm Quest
19. Shattrath Jumpers 29.46 Shadow Lab Quest
20. Darktread Boots 28.02 Blade’s Edge Quest

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Two-Handed Weapons:


Item Score Source
1. Golden Staff of the Sin’dorei 238.11 Sunwell – Kil’jaeden
2. Apostle of Argus 184.31 Hyjal – Archimonde
3. Staff of Immaculate Recovery 182.37 Black Temple – Bloodboil
4. Ethereum Life-Staff 174.79 The Eye – Solarian
5. Staff of Dark Mending 170.53 Zul’Aman – 2nd Chest
6. Rod of the Blazing Light 157.77 Heroic Mag’s T – Vexallus
7. Exodar Life-Staff 154.14 Doom Lord Kazzak
8. Nightstaff of the Everliving 147.05 Karazhan – Nightbane
9. Crystalheart Pulse-Staff 144.64 Magtheridon
10. Serpentcrest Life-Staff 104.96 SV – Steamrigger
11. Staff of Divine Infusion 96.61 World Drop
12. Seer’s Cane 95.02 Scryer’s Rep – Revered
13. Staff of the Ashtongue Deathsworn 91.58 SMV Quest
14. Ameer’s Judgement 91.35 Netherstorm Quest
15. Epoch-Mender 91.14 Black Morass – Temporus
16. Staff of the Redeemer 85.33 SMV Quest
17. Ironstaff of Regeneration 76.13 Crypts – Exarch Maladaar
18. Severin’s Cane 72.78 Skettis Quest
19. Ameer’s Impulse Taser 60.10 Netherstorm Quest
20. Runed Silver Staff 57.81 Netherstorm Quest

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One-Handed Weapons:


Item Score Source
1. Hammer of Sanctification 180.05 Sunwell – Kil’jaeden
2. Crystal Spire of Karabor 165.51 Black Temple – Illidan
3. Archon’s Gavel 164.97 Sunwell – Eredar Twins
4. Brutal Gladiator’s Salvation 147.75 3,150 Arena Pts, 2,050 PR/TR
5. Lightfathom Scepter 140.81 SSC- Lady Vashj
6. Gavel of Naaru Blessings 139.56 150 Badges of Justice
7. Vengeful Gladiator’s Salvation 137.01 3,150 Arena Pts, 1.850 PR/TR
8. Hammer of Atonement 131.70 Hyjal – Kaz’rogal
9. Dark Blessing 129.06 Zul’Aman – Zul’jin
10. Light’s Justice 126.85 Karazhan – Prince
11. Merciless Gladiator’s Salvation 124.92 25,200 honor, 20 EotS marks
Gladiator’s Salvation 110.43 No longer available
12. Shard of the Virtuous 110.16 Karazhan – Maiden
13. Hand of Eternity 102.79 Blacksmithing BoE
14. The Ancient Scepter of Sue-Min 96.38 World Drop
15. Gavel of Pure Light 94.85 Sha’tar Rep – Exalted
16. Shockwave Truncheon 92.55 Heroic SL – Murmur
17. Hammer of the Penitent 83.90 Mechanar – Capacitus
18. Dathrohan’s Ceremonial Hammer 80.13 Heroic OH – Capt Skarloc
19. K’iru’s Presage 79.39 Shattered Sun – Revered
20. Battle-mace of the High Priestess 76.91 Mag’s T – Priestess Delrissa

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Off-Hand:


Item Score Source
1. Scepter of Purification 45.71 Hyjal – Archimonde
2. Voodoo Shaker 41.30 35 Badges of Justice
3. Book of Highborne Hymns 40.30 Sunwell – Eredar Twins
4. Touch of Inspiration 39.99 BT – Essence of Souls
5. Signet of Unshakable Faith 35.00 Karazhan – Moroes
6. Talisman of the Sun King 34.17 The Eye – A’lar
7. Windcaller’s Orb 33.24 Cenarion Exp Rep – Exalted
8. Brutal Gladiator’s Reprieve 33.00 1,125 Arena Points
9. Aran’s Soothing Sapphire 32.99 Karazhan – Shade of Aran
10. Netherwing Spiritualist’s Charm 32.31 SMV – Quest
11. Vengeful Gladiator’s Reprieve 28.53 900 Arena Points
12. Swamplight Lantern 28.02 Heroic SP – Quagmirran
13. Lordaeron Medical Guide 27.92 Heroic CoT OH – Lt Drake
14. Merciless Gladiator’s Reprieve 26.43 9,000 honor, 20 EotS marks
15. Tears of Heaven 26.25 25 Badges of Justice
16. Lamp of Peaceful Repose 24.63 Arcatraz – Dalliah
17. Faol’s Signet of Cleansing 22.93 Heroic Ramparts – Omor
18. Unearthed Orb 19.46 Terokkar Quest
19. The Saga of Terokk 19.29 Sethekk Halls Quest
20. Book of Many Blessings 16.18 Terokkar Quest

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Wands:


Item Score Source
1. Wand of Cleansing Light 35.44 Sunwell Trash Drop
2. Naaru-Blessed Life Rod 26.51 BT – Essence of Souls
3. Luminescent Rod of the Naaru 22.59 SSC – Morogrim Tidewalker
4. Blue Diamond Witchwand 21.61 Karazhan – The Crone
5. Carved Witch Doctor’s Stick 19.55 25 Badges of Justice
6. Brutal Gladiator’s Baton of Light 17.64 1,000 Arena Points
7. Soul-Wand of the Aldor 16.52 SL – Ambassador Hellmaw
8. Vengeful Gladiator’s Baton of Light 16.05 800 Arena Points
9. Calming Spore Reed 15.33 Slave Pens – Rokmar
10. Wand of the Seer 12.19 Netherstorm Quest
11. Illidari Rod of Discipline 10.55 SMV Quest
12. Rejuvenating Scepter 10.37 Netherstorm Quest
13. Unearthed Enkaat Wand 10.28 Netherstorm Quest
14. Wand of Happiness / Ogre Handler’s Shooter 8.94 Nagrand Quest
15. Cerulean Crystal Rod 8.49 Ogri’la Rep – Revered
16. Nethekurse’s Rod/ Dire Shadows 8.67 Shattered Halls Quest
17. Sporeling’s Firestick 7.56 Sporeggar Rep – Revered
18. Desolation Rod 7.55 Hellfire Peninsula Quest
19. Dark Augur’s Wand 6.95 Terokkar Quest
20. Incendic Rod 6.78 Field Scout, 15 Marks

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Trinkets:


Item Score * Source
1. Redeemer’s Alchemist Stone 71.13 Alchemy BoP
2. Glimmering Naaru Sliver 65.13 Sunwell – M’uru
3. Alchemist’s Stone 56.40 Alchemy BoP
4. Memento of Tyrande 50.86 BT – Illidan
5. Earring of Soulful Meditation 50.32 SSC – Lurker Below
6. Figurine – Seaspray Albatross 43.00 Jewelcrafting BoP
7. Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon 37.00 Beasts Deck Turn-In
8. Essence of the Martyr 36.18 41 Badges of Justice
9. Tome of the Diabolic Remedy 35.82 Zul’Aman – Hex Lord
10. Vial of the Sunwell 34.20 Heroic Mag’s T – Priestess
11. Pendant of the Violet Eye 32.40 Karazhan – Shade of Aran
12. Bangle of Endless Blessings 30.30 Botanica – Warp Splinter
13. Figurine Talasite Owl 29.00 Jewelcrafting BoP
14. Lower City Prayerbook 27.90 Lower City Rep – Revered
15. Fel Reaver’s Piston 27.88 The Eye – Void Reaver
16. Eye of Gruul 26.88 Gruul’s Lair – Gruul
17. Ribbon of Sacrifice 26.46 Karazhan – Opera Event
18. Warp Scarab Brooch 25.69 Heroic MT – Nexus-Prince
19. Oshu’gun Relic 23.90 Nagrand Quest
20. Battlemaster’s Perseverance 23.76 41 Badges of Justice
21. Auslese’s Light Channeler 21.93 Blood Furnace – Broggok
22. Heavenly Inspiration 20.80 Netherstorm Quest
23. Scarab of the Infinite Cycle 19.30 Black Morass – Aeonus
24. Xi’ri’s Gift 14.61 Sha’tar Rep – Revered
25. Anc. Crystal Talis. / Glow. Crystal Insig. 16.92 Zangarmarsh Quest

* Trinkets, like other gear, are ranked according to their best possible benefit, so I assumed all procs and effects were used optimally. Accordingly, the Redeemer’s Alchemist Stone and (regular) Alchemist Stone are likely ranked much higher than their typical benefit to most players (as priests should not have to consistently chain-chug mana potions). The likely ranking for the Alchemy Stones’ typical use is 6/8, which would make the top trinkets: 1. Glimmering Naaru Sliver, 2. Memento of Tyrande, 3. Earring of Soulful Meditation.

More info about how trinkets were ranked can be found: here.

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Set Bonuses:

You need to know how much a set bonus is worth in order to determine whether breaking a set is worth the upgrade. Here are the average set bonus values for raiding healing priests (stats based on weights determined in the previous post on weighing stats).

Set Bonus Score
Whitemend (2 Piece) 17.04
Primal Mooncloth (3 Piece) 26.60
Hallowed (2 Piece) *
Hallowed (4 Piece) 2.59
Incarnate (2 Piece) *
Incarnate (4 Piece) *
Avatar (2 Piece) 45.80
Avatar (4 Piece) 34.10
Absolution (2 Piece) *
Absolution (4 Piece) 38.61

* Too situational to calculate. Insignificant in most encounters or the bigger picture.

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Finding Upgrades:

If an item has a higher score, it is considered to be better in general, or an “upgrade.” Here is an example of how you would use the scores to determine better gear (with a set bonus factored in):

Example #1:
You are thinking about breaking your Primal Mooncloth Set. You have Robes of Heavenly Purpose from ZA (score: 75.75) and Mantle of the Avatar (score: 52.26). The Primal Mooncloth Set bonus, on average, is worth 26.60. The Primal Mooncloth Robe is scored as 66.72 and the Primal Mooncloth Shoulders is scored as 42.24.

PMC:
Robe + Shoulders + Set Bonus =
79.24 + 49.75 + 26.60 = 155.59

Possible Upgrade Set:
Robes of Heavenly Purpose + T5 Shoulders
89.20 + 61.94 = 151.14

The Primal Mooncloth pieces (just barely) work out to be better in this situation.

Example #2:
Let’s use the same gear, but now say that the Avatar shoulders would give you the two-piece set bonus for its set:

PMC:
Robe + Shoulders + Set Bonus =
76.07 + 46.99 + 26.60 = 149.66

Possible Upgrade Set:
Robes of Heavenly Purpose + T5 Shoulders + T5 Set Bonus
89.20 + 61.94 + 45.80 = 196.94

The Robes of Heavenly Purpose plus the Mantle of the Avatar work out to be much better in this situation.

Always use some common sense though when looking for upgrades. If your mana regen is fine, but you are lacking in healing power (+heal) or stamina, sacrificing a little to round out your stats is fine. In the situation in the first example, the stamina gain might be necessary to survive encounters. It doesn’t matter what your mana regen is if you are dead.

Feel free to use the stat weights from the formula used for “scoring” the gear (see below) to plug into a site like LootRank.com to create your own gear lists or to find items to augment areas you are weak in. Gearing is a balancing act!

In short: Common sense is your friend. Gear how you feel comfortable. These lists are just suggestions.

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About This Gear List:

This listing was created using a scoring system that put the stat values of all the gear through a formula to determine the value (“score”) of each item; items were then ranked according to their scores.

Score =
0.65*(spirit) + 0.51*(int) + 1.00*(mp5) + 0.27*(+heal) + 0.06*(spell crit) + 0.10*(spell haste)

Given differences in playstyles, % time in FSR, raid make-up, gear level, racial bonuses, encounter-specific requirements, etc., this formula cannot account for all holy priest gearing needs. It works off of averages. Assumptions had to be made about the talents of the priest, buffs, gems, spell use, etc. Priests with good gear, or who are the race “human,” should weigh spirit a little higher. Intellect, practically speaking, varies as well. Priests lacking in healing power should weigh +heal a higher. And so on…

Some encounters require specific gearing needs (shadow resist, higher stamina, extra haste, etc.). This list certainly doesn’t account for those scenarios. Stamina isn’t taken into consideration at all as it doesn’t directly affect your healing power (though it does indirectly, as a dead priest makes a poor healer :) ). Gear to maximize your healing potential. Hold onto high(er) stamina items to swap in as necessary. If you find yourself light on stamina in general, look for gear perhaps rated slightly lower to use; don’t ever gem for stamina (in PvE)!

Example: Hamard’s Leg Wraps are ranked slightly higher than Hallowed Trousers, but Hallowed Trousers give you 25 more stamina. If you are light on health, they’d make the better choice despite being ranked lower.

One thing that may be difficult to digest is the presence of some blue (rare) items, or even the occasional green (uncommon) item, interspersed in these lists of purples (epics). Repeat after me: THE COLOR PURPLE IS A LIE! There are some blue, and yes, even green items, that have some quality stats on them. Just because an item’s name is in purple text doesn’t automatically make it better. Plus, the new mana regen model introduced in patch 2.4 was created after many of these items were, and their stats were not adjusted to fall in line with it.

Please note! These gear lists are not fully inclusive.

  • DPS gear with healing equivalents (Soul-Collar of the Incarnate, the T4 DPS priest helm, for example) are not taken into account unless ranked higher than their healing counterparts.
  • Only the higher ranked item appears on the list in situations where a quest would grant two items that fell onto the list for the same slot.
  • “Old World” raiding gear is not taken into consideration.

If you have any comments/suggestions, please reply to this post or contact me.

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31 Responses

  1. Thanks for the guide – great post :)

    Quick question as someone who hasn’t been keeping up with all the 2.4 news. I notice changes from your original casual gear list e.g on the shoulder slots the Primal Mooncloth Shoulders are now below the Pauldrons of the Solace-Giver from Curator. I’m assuming this is due to changes in the mana regen model?

    Thanks
    Dur

  2. Also the Attumen gloves above Curator gloves and Moroes offhand higher than A’lar / Aran alternatives is interesting

  3. Yes, the new mana regen formula really changes things a lot. Some pretty interesting items moved way up the list, Conversely, some things that were considered very good before have now fallen off of it.

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  5. Just signed up to say thank you for this post. Wish I had time to do this myself but you do a phenomenal job so I guess I don’t have to :)

    Cheers!

  6. Is the Voodoo Shaker’s cost of 55 Badges of Justice a typo or is the price being increased by 20 badges in the patch from the current 35?

  7. Just a typo! Voodoo Shaker is 35 badges. Thanks for catching it. :)

  8. I can’t see how Hallowed Crown is better then Headdress of the High Potentate (55.25). HC starts at 39.71 and, following your gem guide Insightful Earthstorm Diamond adds 6.12, Imperial Tanzanite adds 4.91, and the socket bonus adds 2.56 for a total of 53.3, not 62.87.

    As I finish this post, I realize the proc of the diamond is worth about 10mp5 so that must be the difference. I’ll make this post anyway in case anybody else is wondering.

  9. I had to make some assumptions about gem choices in order to make the list. I figured an Insighful Earthstorm Diamond for the meta gems and most of the other gems were spirit/+heal, spirit, or intellect. I included the proc on the Insightful Earthstorm Diamond, too. That is likely the difference you are finding.

  10. Wouldnt the Ring Of Harmonic Beauty be the best ring in the game? I think you left it off the list, or maybe forgot to put it on there. Just a friendly suggestion :)

  11. Awesome, been looking for a guide like this forever. Thanks for putting in the work.

  12. so i am thinking of dropping tailoring, since i am past my primal mooncloth set, to pick up engineering. is it worth it to make that cowl?

  13. its late and i am tired, i mean lens, not cowl.

  14. This is a great post. Thanks for the effort.

    Will you be including a gems list?

  15. She did: http://dwarfpriest.com/2007/11/17/gems-for-priests/

  16. Absolutely love this, helped me out when gearing my priest before MH/BT (where the choices are less ambiguous).

  17. 2. Vestments of Absolution 96.76 Hyjal – Illidan

    Illidan is in Black Temple.

  18. D’oh! Typo. Fixed. :)

  19. Head-piece: Watcher’s Cowl (Cenarion Expedition, revered). Not on the list? :)

  20. Watcher’s Cowl is still #21. Just missed the cut!

  21. Hey, keep up the good work!

    A typo:

    17.Gladiator’s Mooncloth Hood 48.52 Karazhan – Token off of Prince

    There are lower ranked head items with higher points.

  22. Just a typo. It should be:
    17. Gladiator’s Mooncloth Hood – 50.37
    Thank you for catching it! :)

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  24. Interesting, I agree completely with this way of gear ranking.

    Due to this, it is quite possible for a Holy Priest to gear up to late T6 content with badge gear.

  25. I find it really interesting that the Shadowvine Cloak of Infusion, from Illhoof, is ranked #5 on the list. Thoughts?

  26. There will never exist a simple equation to flawlessly rank all gear for you. Never. There will occasionally be a fluke item that will rank highly despite not even remotely resembling something you would want to wear. We have primary stats, and secondary stats. If an item has a ton of secondary ones, but it lacking in primary ones, the formula doesn’t understand that. It just computes an overall score based on values. I have considered remixing the formula in the future, scaling down an item’s score if it is too lacking in “primary” stats, making the overall equation more accurate, but more complicated.

    About Shadowvine Cloak of Infusion (#5) … would I wear it over Shroud of the Highborne for Illidan (#7)? No. It is obviously one of those aforementioned flukes in the system. Some level of common sense needs to be exercised when thinking about gearing (it also doesn’t help that there are not a lot of healing cloaks out there).

    Other factors that affect this system (and the strangely high ranking of that cloak): I had to average out stat values across all levels of raiding, leading to a slightly lower value placed on haste and heal than most people in T6 content would like. And keep in mind, stamina isn’t even factored in.

  27. so.. we gonna be seeing the wrath gear rank soon?

  28. This site was an immensely useful guide to gearing up. I would love to see the host do something similar for WotLK as well.

  29. This was the best gear list and I would love to see another like it to help get new WOTLK gear.

  30. Thanks so much for this list, it helped me and a bunch of others that I referred to your site.
    As of patch 3.0 and WOLTK I’m having some major difficulties trying to figure out the spell power vs,. spirit vs. mp5. If you could update this, that’d be amazing, I’m sure its a LOT of work, but it helps a lot of people :)
    Thanks again,
    Solaryn

  31. THERE IS A NEW LIST HERE: [Best Holy Priest Healing Gear]. Disc list coming soon. Good times.

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