wotlk pve discipline priest best in slot bis pre raid gear
  • Author: Amery
  • Date: January 9, 2024
  • Updated: January 10, 2024
  • Expansion: WotLK Classic

Equipment will be the main source of your character’s power, contributing the biggest bulk of your stats. It is therefore very important that you choose the correct equipment for each slot — commonly referred to as “best in slot” equipment – in order to maximize your power.

This guide will help you choose the best equipment possible for each phase, but also the best equipment you can find outside of raids, known as “pre-raid” gear or “pre-BiS”.

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Tier is the best choice for this slot. The 4-piece set bonus is worth more than any off-pieces.

This neck piece is perfectly itemized for Discipline and you should have no competition for it.

Tier is the best choice for this slot. The 4-piece set bonus is worth more than any off-pieces.

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Tier is the best choice for this slot. The 4-piece set bonus is worth more than any off-pieces.

This is the best choice for this slot, and you shouldn’t have very much competition for it.

This is the best tier slot to use an off-piece for if you can get your hands on these gloves.

Crushing Coldwraith Belt is a strong alternative for throughput, but with the longer fights in Icecrown Citadel, the mana regeneration from Lingering Illness generally comes out ahead.

Tier is the best choice for this slot. However, if you don’t have San’layn Ritualist Gloves but do have Leggings of the Refracted Mind, this slot is a strong option for an off-tier piece.

This is the best choice for this slot, but you will have a lot of competition for it.

Ashen Band of Endless Wisdom is easy to obtain with a very nice spell power proc.

Incarnadine Band of Mending is perfectly itemized for Discipline Priests, and you should have no real competition for it.

Althor’s Abacus is your best option for a trinket in Icecrown Citadel, with a very nice healing proc and a lot of spell power.

The mana regeneration from Solace remains unrivaled.

Illustration of the Dragon Soul is a strong alternative if you don’t find yourself needing the mana from Solace.

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If you have a Val’anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings, you will want to replace it when you get a Heroic weapon in Icecrown Citadel, as consistent stats are generally preferable to procs for healing.

This is the best option for this slot, but it will be highly contested. Scourgelord’s Baton is easier to get and a solid alternative.

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Tier is the best choice for this slot. The 4-piece set bonus is worth more than any off-pieces.

This neck piece is perfectly itemized for Discipline and you should have no competition for it.

Tier is the best choice for this slot. The 4-piece set bonus is worth more than any off-pieces.

This is the best choice for this slot, but you will have a lot of competition for it from nearly every caster and healer.

Tier is the best choice for this slot. The 4-piece set bonus is worth more than any off-pieces.

This is the best choice for this slot, but you will have a lot of competition for it from nearly every caster and healer.

This is the best tier slot to use an off-piece for if you can get your hands on these gloves.

Crushing Coldwraith Belt is a strong alternative for throughput, but with the longer fights in Icecrown Citadel, the mana regeneration from Lingering Illness generally comes out ahead.

Tier is the best choice for this slot. However, if you don’t have San’layn Ritualist Gloves but do have Leggings of the Refracted Mind, this slot is a strong option for an off-tier piece.

This is the best choice for this slot, but you will have a lot of competition for it.

Ashen Band of Endless Wisdom is easy to obtain with a very nice spell power proc.

Incarnadine Band of Mending is perfectly itemized for Discipline Priests, and you should have no real competition for it.

Glowing Twilight Scale is by far the best output option we have for this slot.

Althor’s Abacus is your best option for a trinket in Icecrown Citadel, with a very nice healing proc and a lot of spell power.

The mana regeneration from Solace of the Defeated remains unrivaled.

Illustration of the Dragon Soul is a strong alternative if you both don’t need the mana from Solace of the Defeated and don’t yet have Glowing Twilight Scale or Althor’s Abacus.

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If you have a Val’anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings, you will want to replace it when you get a Heroic weapon in Icecrown Citadel, as consistent stats are generally preferable to procs for healing.

This is the best option for this slot, but it will be highly contested. Scourgelord’s Baton is easier to get and a solid alternative.

This is the best option for this slot, and you should have very little competition for it.

Progressive BIS

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Heroic + Dungeons (Former The Obsidian Sanctum 10 drop)
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

Upon hitting 80, you should begin farming Heroic+ Dungeons in search of a quality helmet. All three of the best fresh 80 options all drop from various Heroic+ instances.

Pre-Ulduar

Item
Source
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

Hood of Rationality is the best helmet acquirable outside of Ulduar. It drops from both 10 and 25 man version of the Malygos encounter, which is easily puggable in phase 2 of WotLK.

The second and third best options for this slot, Valorous Crown of Faith & Cowl of Vanity both drop off of various bosses in Naxxramas 10 and 25 man.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarMimiron (25) (HM)

In order to secure your 4 piece set bonus, you’ll want to use Conqueror’s Cowl of Sanctification. Your 4 piece is extremely powerful and should be your main priority when gearing this phase.

Disregarding the power of your 4 piece, Crown of Luminescence is the most powerful helmet stat wise in the game. Closely followed by Cowl of Dark Whispers, both of these are viable options if you don’t yet have the correct 4 pieces of tier.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

Titanium Spellshock Necklace is a relatively inexpensive craftable BoE that should be purchasable on your servers auction house. However, consider running some Heroic+ dungeons first in search of the other three wands on this list, as they are quite a bit more powerful.

Pre-Ulduar

Item
Source
Heroic + Dungeons or Judgment at the Eye of Eternity
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

Life-Binder’s Locket is the best necklace obtainable outside of Ulduar, and can be acquired from a quest item that drops from Sapphiron.

Torque of the Red Dragonflight is also powerful, but a direct downgrade to the necklace listed above. You can acquire this easily via Heroic+ Dungeons.

Chains of Adoration is a distant third option, and should also be easy to acquire via Heroic+ Dungeons.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarThorim (10) (HM)
UlduarIron Assembly (25) (HM)

Charm of Meticulous Timing is our best in slot necklace in phase 2 of WotLK, and drops off of the relatively easy XT-002 Deconstructor 25 man hardmode fight. It should be noted that this necklace is itemized better for Holy Paladins and Resto Shaman, so consider passing it to them first.

Pendant of the Shallow Grave is a close second, and is actually superior to Charm of Meticulous Timing on short, less mana intensive fights. It drops from the easiest hardmode in Ulduar, Thorim 10 man.

Sapphire Amulet of Renewal is a distant third option and drops off of Iron Assembly 25 HM.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop) – BoE

Mantle of the Extensive Mind are decent shoulders that should be relatively inexpensive on your servers auction house.

However, the best shoulders you can quickly acquire upon hitting 80 is T7 shoulders. Either Valorous Shoulderpads of Faith for 60 Emblem of Valor, or get lucky and find a Heroes’ Shoulderpads of Faith from Heroic+ Dungeons.

Miasma Mantle is a decent alternative to these options if you are lucky enough to find one in Heroic+ Dungeons.

Pre-Ulduar

Item
Source
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

Your tier shoulders Valorous Shoulderpads of Faith will be the most powerful option outside of Ulduar.

Mantle of Dissemination and Sympathetic Amice have wonderful stats if you are not concerned about set bonuses from your T7.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarYogg Saron (10) (HM)
UlduarVezax (25)

In order to secure your 4 piece set bonus, you’ll want to use Conqueror’s Shoulderpads of Sanctification. Your 4 piece is extremely powerful and should be your main priority when gearing this phase.

Amice of Inconceivable Horror is a great alternative if you do not yet have Conqueror’s Shoulderpads of Sanctification, but be warned that it is best in slot for Affliction Warlocks, so it is recommended that you pass to them.

Another viable placeholder until you have your tier is the Mantle of the Unknowing which drops off of normal mode Vezax 25 man.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Tailoring (415) – BoE

Wispcloak is a relatively cheap crafted BoE that should be available on your servers auction house. Buying this would provide a nice boost upon hitting 80, but it will quickly be replaced by easily obtainable badge and dungeon items.

The best cloak you can get as a fresh 80 is the Cloak of Kea Feathers. It only costs 25 Emblem of Valor and will get you lots of mileage.

Cloak of the Dying is a strong cloak if you are lucky enough to find it in Heroic+ Dungeons.

Pre-Ulduar

Item
Source

Pennant Cloak is extremely powerful and comparable to nearly any cloak in the entire game. It is heavily contested and drops off of 2 Drake Sartharion, which can be challenging relative to other Tier 7 content.

Cape of the Unworthy Wizard drops off of the final boss of Naxxramas, Kel’Thuzad. It is far inferior to the Pennant Cloak, but may be more easily obtainable as it is less contested.

Cloak of Kea Feathers is very easy to obtain as it only costs 25 Emblem of Valor. It is not as strong as the options listed above.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarFreya (25) (HM)
UlduarIron Assembly (25) (HM)

Drape of the Sullen Goddess drops from Freya 25 man Hardmode, which is relatively difficult. It is contested by Holy Paladins and Resto Shaman, but should typically be given to the Discipline Priest first.

Sunglimmer Cloak is also an exceptional cloak, and drops off of a quest item, Reply-Code Alpha, from Algalon The Observer 25 man. The quest offers best in slot rings and cloaks for nearly every DPS and Healer in the game, so it is highly contested. If you are lucky enough to get Reply-Code Alpha, you are better off selecting Starshine Circle instead.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

Upon hitting level 80, you’re going to want to farm Heroic+ Dungeons for a decent chest piece. The best of which by far is your tier chest, Heroes’ Robe of Faith. If you don’t manage to acquire this from Heroic+ Dungeons, it is also available for 80 Emblem of Heroism.

Gown of the Spell-Weaver & Robes of Hoarse Breaths are viable alternatives that both drop in Heroic+ Dungeons.

Pre-Ulduar

Item
Source
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

Before Ulduar, Blanketing Robes of Snow is the best obtainable chest piece. It drops from both 10 and 25 man Eye of Eternity, which is easily pugable now in phase 2.

If you are able to make a set bonus, however, you should seek out Valorous Robe of Faith, which drops from several bosses in Naxxramas.

Robes of Mutation & The Sanctum’s Flowing Vestments are also competitive. The Sanctum’s Flowing Vestments has the benefit of being very good for both Holy and Shadow as well.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarHodir (25)
UlduarKologarn (25)

In order to secure your 4 piece set bonus, you’ll want to use Conqueror’s Robe of Sanctification. Your 4 piece is extremely powerful and should be your main priority when gearing this phase.

If you do not yet have 4 piece or are looking to exclude chest, Raiments of the Iron Council from normal mode 25 man Iron Assembly is the best chest for its standalone stats. Robes of the Umbral Brute is also comparable.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

Cuffs of the Shadow Ascendant are a cheap option that you can buy on the auction house upon hitting 80. You will quite a bit of mileage out of these, and they remain competitive for quite a while.

Alternatively, if you are lucky enough to obtain Resurgent Phantom Bindings or Cuffs of Winged Levitation during your Heroic+ grind, consider saving your gold instead of spending it on Cuffs of the Shadow Ascendant.

Pre-Ulduar

Item
Source
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

Unsullied Cuffs are extremely powerful and will last you well into Ulduar. They are, however, extremely contested by every other casting class in the game.

Bindings of Yearning & Bands of Impurity are also powerful bracers, both of which drop in Naxxramas.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source

Grasps of Reason are the best bracers in the game for a Discipline Priest, but they are heavily contested by nearly every caster in the game. It is likely that this item will go to warlocks, mages, and even Holy Priests before you.

For that reason, you should consider using either Shackles of the Odalisque from normal mode 25 man Razorscale or Unsullied Cuffs, which was our best in slot in the previous phase.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
UlduarThorim (25) – BoE
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

Handwraps of Resonance are a phenominal choice to buy immediately after hitting 80. They are an Ulduar 25 man piece that you can buy on the auction house.

All other contenders pale in comparison to the gloves detailed above, but there are several viable options from Heroic and Heroic+ dungeons.

Pre-Ulduar

Item
Source
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

The best gloves in the game outside of Ulduar, particularly if it helps you complete a set bonus, is your Tier 7 gloves Valorous Gloves of Faith. They drop from The Obsidian Sanctum. Valorous Handwraps of Faith, the shadow priest version of your tier, is also a viable choice, although you will not get any benefit from the 2 or 4 piece set-bonus.

Wraps of the Persecuted and Gloves of Token Respect are common drops from both Naxx 10 and 25 man.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarVezax (25) (HM)

Handwraps of the Vigilant are the best gloves in the game for us, and luckily they are mostly uncontested.

Pharos Gloves on the other hand are heavily contested and worse than the Vezax gloves, so it is recommended to pass on these.

If you cannot obtain either of these gloves, your tier gloves are also a solid option based on stats alone, and invaluable if you need gloves to enable your 4 piece set bonus.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Tailoring (415) – BoE
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

Upon hitting 80, your best bet by a mile is to purchase Cord of the White Dawn on your servers auction house. It may be moderately expensive, but it is the second best belt in the entire game, so it will last you a very long time.

If you cannot yet afford Cord of the White Dawn, Agonal Sash & Sash of Mortal Desire are decent starters and that drop in Heroic+ Dungeons.

Elegant Temple Gardens’ Girdle is purchasable via 40 Emblem of Heroism and is serviceable as well.

Sash of the Servant drops from Azjol’Nerub Heroic. It may be worth your time to run it heroic Azjol’Nerub because it also drops Rod of the Fallen Monarch, one of the best starting wands for a discipline priest.

Pre-Ulduar

Item
Source
Tailoring (415) – BoE
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

Outside of Ulduar, Cord of the White Dawn is your best bet. It is crafting via Tailoring and can be purchased on your servers auction house. Not only is it the best belt outside of Ulduar, but it is the second best belt in the entire game.

Leash of Heedless Magic drops from Malygos 10 and 25 man. It is heavily contested by all casters.

Out of Naxxramas you can find both Sash of Solitude & Sash of the Parlor which are viable options, but pale in comparison to the other two belts on this list.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Tailoring – BoE

Starwatcher’s Binding is the best belt in the game. It drops off of the very challenging Algalon The Observer in 25 man and is heavily contested by nearly all casters.

Cord of the White Dawn still holds up as the second best belt in the entire game, making this purchase a no-brainer.

Sash of Potent Incantations is a great belt early on in Ulduar, and only costs 28 Emblem of Conquest. You should not consider spending Emblem of Conquest until you have purchased both of the tier pieces.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

Upon hitting 80, your quickest path to obtaining decent legs is to farm Heroic+ dungeons. You can farm 75 Emblem of Valor for Valorous Leggings of Faith, or get lucky and obtain one of the other three leggings on this list.

Pre-Ulduar

Item
Source
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

The best legs outside of Ulduar are your Tier 7.5 legs, Valorous Leggings of Faith, especially if they secure a 2 or 4 piece set bonus.

Ignoring Tier 7 set bonuses, Leggings of Mortal Arrogance have the best stats of any leggings outside of Ulduar.

Distorted Limbs is a distant alternative, although it is very easy to obtain from several bosses in Naxxramas.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarFreya (25)
UlduarFreya (25) (HM)
UlduarVezax (10) (HM)

In order to secure your 4 piece set bonus, you’ll want to use Conqueror’s Leggings of Sanctification. Your 4 piece is extremely powerful and should be your main priority when gearing this phase.

Leggings of the Enslaved Idol have the best stats in the game, but are not worth running as your 4 piece is extremely powerful.

Leggings of Profound Darkness are a nice 10 man option, that drop from Vezax.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Tailoring – BoE
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

Upon hitting 80, your two best options are BoEs. Savior’s Slippers can be crafted by a tailor or purchased on the auction house.

Arcanic Tramplers drop from Malygos 10 and 25 man and are also BoE.

If you don’t have gold to spare, Slippers of the Holy Light can be purchased with 40 Emblem of Valor.

If you happen to find Sullen Cloth Boots from Heroic+ Dungeons, these are a viable option as well.

Pre-Ulduar

Item
Source
Tailoring – BoE

The best options for boots outside of Ulduar are both BoEs. Savior’s Slippers and Arcanic Tramplers can be purchased on your servers auction house.

If you’re short on gold, you can stay on the lookout for Boots of Persuasion or Serene Echoes from Patchwerk & Heigan the Unclean in Naxxramas.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarFlame Leviathan (25) (HM)
UlduarYogg Saron (25) (HM)

Boots of Fiery Resolution are the best boot in the game and is highly contested. It is also BIS for Affliction Warlocks.

Starlight Treads are fantastic as well, and are far less contested than the other two options on this list.

Treads of the False Oracle drop off of Yogg+1 25 man, and are also very contested.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Harold Winston (Vendor) – Dalaran
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

If you have lots of gold, Inscribed Ring of the Kirin Tor is extremely powerful and purchasable from a vendor in Dalaran. It also comes with the added bonus of giving you a second hearthstone!

Renewal of Life is available for 40 Emblem of Valor and is a solid option.

Band of Neglected Pleas is good as well if you are lucky enough to find it in Heroic+ Dungeons.

Pre-Ulduar

Item
Source
Harold Winston (Vendor) – Dalaran
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

If you have lots of gold, Inscribed Ring of the Kirin Tor is extremely powerful and purchasable from a vendor in Dalaran. It also comes with the added bonus of giving you a second hearthstone!

The best ring from Tier 7 content is the Signet of Manifested Pain, but it may be difficult to obtain as it has a low drop rate and is heavily contested.

Seized Beauty on the other hand is far less contested and drops more often.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarFreya (10) (HM)
UlduarYogg Saron (25)
UlduarMimiron (25) (HM)

Fire Orchid Signet and Starshine Circle are the best options in the game for us by far. Fire Orchid Signet drops off of 10 man hardmode Freya, and is BIS for every healer.

Starshine Circle drops off a quest item from 25 man Algalon The Observer. The quest item Reply-Code Alpha gives best in slot rings and cloaks for nearly every class in the game, so it is heavily contested.

Signet of Soft Lament is a solid, relatively uncontested ring from normal mode 25 man Yogg Saron.

Conductive Seal is a good option as well, although it is BIS for warlocks in both Ulduar and Trial of the Crusader, so it is highly recommended that you pass it to them if contested.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
World Drop – BoE

Your options for trinkets outside of raids are somewhat limited, although easy to obtain.

The best trinket outside of raids, especially if you are struggling for mana, is Figurine – Sapphire Owl from Jewelcrafting. It is not a BoE, so you will need Jewelcrafting in order to craft and equip it.

There are also three BoEs that are relatively cheap and can be purchased on your servers auction house: Darkmoon Card: Greatness, Je’Tze’s Bell and Darkmoon Card: Illusion. They are all very close in strength, so if you are short on gold, consider buying whichever two are cheapest.

An interesting but viable option is the Battlemaster’s Bravery, which you could quickly obtain in an hour or two of Battlegrounds and Wintergrasp.

Pre-Ulduar

Item
Source
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses
World Drop – BoE

Illustration of the Dragon Soul is an insanely overpowered trinket for Discipline Priests. It is by far the best trinket in the game during Phase 1 WotLK, and is the second best trinket in the game in Phase 2.

Forethought Talisman is a solid output option and is very easy to obtain. It is relatively uncontested and drops off of multiple bosses in Naxxramas 10 and 25 man.

There are also three BoEs that are relatively cheap and can be purchased on your servers auction house: Darkmoon Card: Greatness, Je’Tze’s Bell and Darkmoon Card: Illusion. They are all very close in strength, so if you are short on gold, consider buying whichever two are cheapest.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarYogg Saron (25) (HM)
UlduarThorim (10) (HM)

Show of Faith & Illustration of the Dragon Soul will be your best trinkets this phase.

Show of Faith is a well balanced trinket with great output potential with its static spellpower, and lots of sustain with its mp5 proc.

Illustration of the Dragon Soul is still our best trinket this phase. It has absurd output potential, even more so if you stack it before an encounter.

Sif’s Remembrance is a baby version of Show of Faith, and drops off of Thorim 10 man hardmode, which is quite easy.

Although it is much better on Holy Paladins, Meteorite Crystal is a viable option for us as well.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former The Eye of Eternity 10 drop)
Blacksmithing (440) – BoE

As an immediate option right as you hit 80, Titansteel Guardian is your best bet. It is crafted by Blacksmithing but is a BoE, so you can purchase it on your servers auction house.

Hammer of the Astral Plane & Ice Spire Scepter are overpowered weapons from Heroic+ Dungeons. If you are fortunate enough to find one of these, you should consider your weapon good enough to enter any raid.

War Mace of Unrequited Love drops from the last boss in The Nexus Heroic and is a solid starter weapon.

Pre-Ulduar

Item
Source
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former The Eye of Eternity 10 drop)

Torch of Holy Fire is by far the best weapon available outside of Ulduar, but it is heavily contested, and a rare drop from the final boss in Naxxramas, Kel’Thuzad.

Hammer of the Astral Plane & Ice Spire Scepter are also phenomenal starters, and drops from Heroic + Dungeons.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarHodir (25) (HM)

Val’anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings is technically our BIS weapon, however, it is generally considered to be inferior on a Discipline healer compared to any other healing class/spec in the game. It may even be superior on a DPS class such as a Boomkin, Shadow Priest or Enhance Shaman, so there is little reason to ever seek this item over another member of your raid.

Constellus is our realistic BIS this tier. It is a fantastic weapon with perfect stats for a disc priest.

Staff of Endless Winter is another solid alternative, but will be contested by most casters as it is most classes 2nd BIS weapon.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Inscription – BoE

If you are seeking an immediate upgrade upon hitting level 80, Faces of Doom can be crafted via Inscription and purchased on the auction house.

Scepter of Murmuring Spirits is slightly better than Faces of Doom, but will require some luck in Heroic+ Dungeons.

For 25 Emblem of Heroism you can buy Handbook of Obscure Remedies which is a decent starter offhand.

Pre-Ulduar

Item
Source
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

For an offhand to get you into Ulduar, all of your options are in Naxxramas.

Urn of Lost Memories and Accursed Spine drop from several bosses so should be easy to obtain, where as Matriarch’s Spawn exclusively drops from Maexxna, and is contested by casters.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarKologarn (25)

Cosmos is the best offhand in the game for us this phase, but drops off of the difficult boss Algalon The Observer, and is contested by every caster.

Ironmender is a decent alternative, and drops off of one of the easiest bosses in Ulduar, Kologarn, but may also be contested by most casters.

Igniter Rod is a safe uncontested option from 10 man Ignis The Furnace Master.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

To secure a wand upon hitting 80, your best bet will be in Heroic+ Dungeons. You should be after either Wand of the Archlich or Contortion.

Alternatively, you can try your luck in Heroic Azjol-Nerub in search of Rod of the Fallen Monarch.

Pre-Ulduar

Item
Source
Heroic + Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

The best wand outside of Ulduar is Fading Glow, which drops from Loatheb in Naxxramas.

Also in Naxxramas is both the Plague Igniter & Touch of Horror. They drop off of multiple bosses from both 10 and 25 man versions, so they should be relatively easy to obtain.

Wand of the Archlich is from Heroic+ Dungeons and is very strong as well.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarFreya (10) (HM)
UlduarVezax (25) (HM)

Petrified Ivy Sprig is the best wand in the game for Discipline Priests, despite the hit rating. However it is somewhat rare and heavily contested by anyone who can use a wand.

Scepter of Creation drops off of Ignis The Furnace Master 25 man and is relatively close in value to the Petrified Ivy Sprig.

Scepter of Lost Souls is harder to obtain than the others on this list, as it drops from Vezax 25 man hardmode, which is quite a bit more difficult than the bosses that your other best wands drop from.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former The Obsidian Sanctum 10 drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

Upon hitting 80, you should begin farming Heroic++ Dungeons for Emblem of Conquest to eventually purchase Conqueror’s Cowl of Sanctification.

In the meantime, you can keep an eye out for Valorous Cowl of Sanctification, the token for which drops in all Heroic++ instances. If you are not yet ready for Heroic++ Dungeons, there are three viable options from Heroic+ listed above.

Pre-ToC/Onyxia’s Lair

Item
Source
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
UlduarMimiron (25) (HM)

Your tier 8.5 and tier 8 helmets, Conqueror’s Cowl of Sanctification & Valorous Cowl of Sanctification respectively, are the best helmets in the game for a Discipline priest. This is due to the overwhelming power of your 4 piece set bonus.

If you already have 4 pieces of tier and are looking for a piece to exclude from your set, Crown of Luminescence & Cowl of Dark Whispers are fantastic pre-ToGC options.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
UlduarMimiron (25) (HM)

In order to secure your 4 piece set bonus, you’ll want to use Conqueror’s Cowl of Sanctification. Your 4 piece is extremely powerful and should be your main priority when gearing this phase.

Disregarding the power of your 4 piece, Crown of Luminescence is the most powerful helmet stat wise in the game. Closely followed by Cowl of Dark Whispers, both of these are viable options if you don’t yet have the correct 4 pieces of tier.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Animated Constellation – 15 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

Pendant of the Shallow Grave is by far the most powerful option a fresh level 80 Disc priest can obtain. Acquire it by farming Heroic++ Dungeons for Sidereal essences.

During your Heroic++ grind, keep an eye out for the Pendant of the Piercing Glare. It is not as good as the Pendant of the Shallow Grave, but is far superior to the rest of the items on this list.

Titanium Spellshock Necklace is a relatively inexpensive craftable BoE that should be purchasable on your servers auction house. However, consider running some Heroic+ dungeons first in search of the other wands on this list, as they are quite a bit more powerful.

Pre-ToC/Onyxia’s Lair

Item
Source
UlduarThorim (10) (HM)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

Charm of Meticulous Timing is the best necklace outside of ToGC. It drops off of XT-002 Deconstructor in 25 man Ulduar, which is a heal intensive and relatively difficult encounter. It is also contested by every healer, so it may hard to acquire. It should be noted that this necklace is itemized better for Holy Paladins and Resto Shaman, so consider passing it to them first.

Pendant of the Shallow Grave is your next best option. It drops off of 10 man Hardmode Thorim, which is commonly considered to be the easiest Hardmode. You can also obtain it via Sidereal Essences from Heroic++ Dungeons.

Life-Binder’s Locket is the best necklace obtainable outside of Ulduar, and can be acquired from a quest item that drops from Sapphiron.

Torque of the Red Dragonflight is also powerful, but pales in comparison to the options listed above. You can acquire this easily via Heroic+ Dungeons.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarThorim (10) (HM)
UlduarIron Assembly (25) (HM)

The best necklace in the game for Discipline Priests is the Wow Alliance CrestWail of the Val’kyr. It may be hard to come by, as it is contested by virtually every caster and healer.

Charm of Meticulous Timing is our next best option, and drops off of the XT-002 Deconstructor 25 man Hardmode fight. Its stats are more well suited for a Holy Paladin or Resto Shaman, so consider passing it to them if it drops.

Pendant of the Shallow Grave is a close third option, and is actually superior to Charm of Meticulous Timing on short, less mana intensive fights. It drops from the easiest Hardmode in Ulduar, Thorim 10 man, and is also purchasable from Sidereal Essences.

Sapphire Amulet of Renewal is a distant option and drops off of Iron Assembly 25 HM.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Animated Constellation – 19 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop) – BoE

Amice of Inconceivable Horror is the best option for a fresh level 80 Discipline Priest. You can farm this by running lots of Heroic++ Dungeons for Sidereal Essences.

The next best option is your Tier 8.0 shoulders, Valorous Shoulderpads of Sanctification. Consider using this instead of Amice of Inconceivable Horror if it completes your 4 piece set bonus.

Mantle of the Extensive Mind are decent shoulders that should be relatively inexpensive on your servers auction house.

Miasma Mantle is a decent option to these options if you are lucky enough to find one in Heroic+ Dungeons.

Pre-ToC/Onyxia’s Lair

Item
Source
Animated Constellation – 19 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

Conqueror’s Shoulderpads of Sanctification are not only the best shoulders outside ToGC, but also the best shoulders in the entire game, since you’re going to want to run your 4 piece tier 8.

Amice of Inconceivable Horror have incredible stats if you are not yet concerned about your 4 piece tier 8.

Your tier 8.0 shoulders, Valorous Shoulderpads of Faith, are a fantastic option if you need to fulfill to your tier 8 4 piece bonus.

There are also some viable options from Tier 7 raids such as Mantle of Dissemination & Sympathetic Amice.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
UlduarYogg Saron (10) (HM)
UlduarVezax (25)

In order to secure your 4 piece set bonus, you’ll want to use Conqueror’s Shoulderpads of Sanctification. Your 4 piece is extremely powerful and should be your main priority when gearing this phase.

Amice of Inconceivable Horror is a great alternative if you do not yet have Conqueror’s Shoulderpads of Sanctification, but be warned that it is best in slot for Affliction Warlocks, so it is recommended that you pass to them.

Another viable placeholder until you have your tier is the Mantle of the Unknowing which drops off of normal mode Vezax 25 man.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Animated Constellation – 19 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Tailoring (415) – BoE

Despite the hit rating, Drape of the Messenger is the strongest cloak purchasable as a fresh level 80. You can acquire it from Sidereal Essences that drop in Heroic++ Dungeons.

A close runner up is the Cloak of the Dormant Blaze which drops in Heroic++ Dungeons.

Wispcloak is a relatively cheap crafted BoE that should be available on your servers auction house. Buying this would provide a nice boost upon hitting 80, but it will quickly be replaced by easily obtainable badge and dungeon items.

Another powerful cloak option is the Cloak of Kea Feathers. It only costs 25 Emblem of Valor and will get you lots of mileage.

Cloak of the Dormant Blaze & Cloak of the Dying are strong cloak options if you are lucky enough to find it in Heroic+ or Heroic++ Dungeons.

Pre-ToC/Onyxia’s Lair

Item
Source
UlduarFreya (25) (HM)
UlduarIron Assembly (25) (HM)

Drape of the Sullen Goddess is an extremely powerful cloak that holds up against any cloak in the game.

Sunglimmer Cloak is also a very powerful option, but it is not recommended to obtain this. If you happen upon the Reply-Code Alpha quest that gives this item, you will likely get far more mileage out of the ring Starshine Circle.

Pennant Cloak is extremely powerful and comparable to nearly any cloak in the entire game. It is heavily contested and drops off of 2 Drake Sartharion, which can be challenging relative to other Tier 7 content.

Cape of the Unworthy Wizard drops off of the final boss of Naxxramas, Kel’Thuzad. It is far inferior to the Pennant Cloak, but may be more easily obtainable as it is less contested.

Cloak of Kea Feathers is very easy to obtain as it only costs 25 Emblem of Valor. It is not as strong as the options listed above.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Trial of the Crusader – Argent Crusade Tribute Chest (25) Heroic
UlduarFreya (25) (HM)
UlduarIron Assembly (25) (HM)

The best cloak in the game for Discipline Priests is Wow Alliance CrestJaina’s Radiance. It is extremely difficult to obtain, however, as it requires you to clear ToGC Heroic without a single wipe. It is also contested by every caster in the game.

Wow Alliance CrestMaiden’s Favor is a distant second option, but will be far easier to obtain.

Drape of the Sullen Goddess drops from Freya 25 man Hardmode, which is relatively difficult. It is contested by Holy Paladins and Resto Shaman, but should typically be given to the Discipline Priest first.

Sunglimmer Cloak is also an exceptional cloak, and drops off of a quest item, Reply-Code Alpha, from Algalon The Observer 25 man. The quest offers best in slot rings and cloaks for nearly every DPS and Healer in the game, so it is highly contested. If you are lucky enough to get Reply-Code Alpha, you are better off selecting Starshine Circle instead.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Tailoring – BoE
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

Conqueror’s Robe of Sanctification is not only the best option for a fresh level 80, but one of the best chest pieces in the game. Acquire this early and aim to complete your 4 piece set bonus as fast as possible.

Valorous Robe of Sanctification is similarly powerful if it allows you to complete your 4 piece bonus.

If your 4 piece tier 8 set bonus is not an option yet, consider buying Merlin’s Robe on the auction house. It may be quite pricey, but a chest this powerful is well worth it.

Pre-ToC/Onyxia’s Lair

Item
Source
UlduarHodir (25)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Tailoring – BoE
UlduarKologarn (25)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

In order to secure your powerful 4 piece set bonus, you’re going to want to seek out Conqueror’s Robe of Sanctification or Valorous Robe of Sanctification.

If your 4 piece tier 8 set bonus is not an option yet, consider buying Merlin’s Robe on the auction house. It may be quite pricey, but a chest this powerful is well worth it.

From Ulduar there are also several powerful options, such as the Raiments of the Iron Council or Robes of the Umbral Brute.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Trial of the Crusader – Argent Crusade Tribute Chest (25) Heroic
UlduarHodir (25)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Tailoring – BoE
UlduarKologarn (25)

In order to secure your 4 piece set bonus, you’ll want to use Conqueror’s Robe of Sanctification. Your 4 piece is extremely powerful and should be your main priority when gearing this phase.

If you do not yet have 4 piece or are looking to exclude chest, Wow Alliance CrestVelen’s Robe of Triumph is the best chest for its standalone stats.

If your 4 piece tier 8 set bonus is not an option yet, consider buying Merlin’s Robe on the auction house. It may be quite pricey, but a chest this powerful is well worth it.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Tailoring – BoE
Tailoring – BoE
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

By far the best option for a fresh level 80 Discipline Priest are the crafted BoE Royal Moonshroud Bracers. They are extremely powerful and are comparable to the best bracers in the game.

There are two bracer options that drop from Heroic++ Dungeons that are viable. Keep an eye out for Runetouch Wristwraps & Combustion Bracers during your Heroic++ farm.

Pre-ToC/Onyxia’s Lair

Item
Source
Tailoring – BoE
Tailoring – BoE
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

By far the best bracer option outside of ToGC is the crafted BoE Royal Moonshroud Bracers. They are extremely powerful and are comparable to the best bracers in the game.

Grasps of Reason are a close second option, but are highly contested by all casters.

The Shackles of the Odalisque are a lower item level than the bracers above, but are perfectly statted and easily acquirable off of Razorscale, one of the easiest bosses in Ulduar.

There are a few viable bracer options from Tier 7 content. By far the best of which is Unsullied Cuffs off of Sartharion.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Tailoring – BoE
Tailoring – BoE

Despite the hit rating, Wow Alliance CrestBindings of Dark Essence are the best bracers in the game for a Discipline Priest. They are unfortunately highly contested by most casters, and since they can make use of the hit rating, it is advisable to pass it to them first.

The Royal Moonshroud Bracers are a close second and are purchasable on the auction house.

Armbands of the Ashen Saint are another excellent option, but are contested by Affliction Warlocks.

From Ulduar there are two excellent bracer options, the Grasps of Reason & Shackles of the Odalisque.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
UlduarThorim (25) – BoE
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

The Valorous Gloves of Sanctification are something you should begin to seek out upon hitting 80. As a standalone item they are not exceptional, but obtaining your 4 piece set bonus should be an immediate priority.

Handwraps of Resonance are a phenominal choice to buy immediately after hitting 80. They are an Ulduar 25 man piece that you can buy on the auction house.

All other contenders pale in comparison to the gloves listed above, but there are several viable options from Heroic and Heroic+ dungeons.

Pre-ToC/Onyxia’s Lair

Item
Source
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
UlduarVezax (25) (HM)
UlduarThorim (25) – BoE
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

Your tier 8 or tier 8.5 gloves are not exceptional as a standalone item, but obtaining your 4 piece set bonus should be an immediate priority. Seek these out before stepping into ToGC.

If you are looking for a piece to exclude from your tier set, Handwraps of the Vigilant and Pharos Gloves are excellent options.

Handwraps of Resonance are an easy obtainable and solid option. They are an Ulduar 25 man piece that you can buy on the auction house.

Wraps of the Persecuted and Gloves of Token Respect are common drops from both Naxx 10 and 25 man.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
UlduarVezax (25) (HM)

Your tier 8 or tier 8.5 gloves are not exceptional as a standalone item, but obtaining your 4 piece set bonus should be an immediate priority.

Handwraps of the Vigilant are the best gloves in the game for us, and luckily they are mostly uncontested.

Wow Alliance CrestGloves of the Lifeless Touch & Pharos Gloves on the other hand are heavily contested and worse than the Vezax gloves, so it is recommended to pass on these.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Tailoring (415) – BoE
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

Upon hitting 80, your best bet by a mile is to purchase Cord of the White Dawn on your servers auction house. It may be moderately expensive, but it is one of the best belts in the entire game, so you will get a lot of mileage out of it.

If you cannot afford Cord of the White Dawn, Sash of Potent Incantations from Emblem of Conquest is your next best bet.

If you cannot yet afford Cord of the White Dawn, Agonal Sash & Sash of Mortal Desire are decent starters and that drop in Heroic+ Dungeons.

Sash of the Servant drops from Azjol’Nerub Heroic. It may be worth your time to run it heroic Azjol’Nerub because it also drops Rod of the Fallen Monarch, one of the best starting wands for a discipline priest.

Pre-ToC/Onyxia’s Lair

Item
Source
Tailoring (415) – BoE
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

Outside of ToGC, Starwatcher’s Binding is your best bet. It drops off of Algalon The Observer 25 man who is quite challenging, and the belt itself is highly contested amongst most casters.

The runner up is the Cord of the White Dawn. It is crafting via Tailoring and can be purchased on your servers auction house.

If you cannot afford Cord of the White Dawn, Sash of Potent Incantations from Emblem of Conquest is your next best bet.

There are two viable options that drop from Heroic++ Dungeons: Binding of the Dragon Matriarch & Conductive Cord, so keep an eye out for them while you are farming.

Leash of Heedless Magic drops from Malygos 10 and 25 man. It is heavily contested by all casters.

Out of Naxxramas you can find both Sash of Solitude & Sash of the Parlor which are viable options, but pale in comparison to the other two belts on this list.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Tailoring – BoE

Wow Alliance CrestCord of Biting Cold are the best belts in the game despite the hit rating. They are contested by most caster DPS who can get value from the hit rating, so consider passing to them first.

Starwatcher’s Binding is the second best belt in the game. It drops off of the very challenging Algalon The Observer in 25 man and is heavily contested by nearly all casters.

Wow Alliance CrestCinch of the Undying are a very solid 10 man option, and should be easier to come by than the two belts listed above.

Cord of the White Dawn still holds up as the fourth best belt in the entire game, making this purchase a no-brainer.

Sash of Potent Incantations is a great belt early on in Ulduar, and only costs 28 Emblem of Conquest. You should not consider spending Emblem of Conquest until you have purchased both of the tier pieces.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

As a fresh level 80 Discipline Priest, your tier 8.0 legs Valorous Leggings of Sanctification are your best bet. You can acquire them easily in Heroic++ Dungeons while you are farming Sidereal Essences for various other pieces.

While you are in Heroic++ Dungeons, keep an eye out for Leggings of Unstable Discharge. Their stats are very powerful, but they lack the benefit of the 4 piece tier 8 set bonus.

If you find yourself with an excess of badges, consider purchasing Valorous Leggings of Faith.

There are also several options in Heroic+ Dungeons such as Heroes’ Leggings of Faith, Leggings of the Instructor & Leggings of Sapphiron. But bear in mind that these legs pale in comparison to the other leg pieces above them on this list.

Pre-ToC/Onyxia’s Lair

Item
Source
UlduarFreya (25)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
UlduarFreya (25) (HM)
UlduarVezax (10) (HM)
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

The best legs outside of ToGC (and in the entire game) are your Tier 8.5 and Tier 8.0 legs respectively. Your Tier 8 set bonus is extremely powerful, so you should seek out these legs ASAP.

If you do not yet have your tier 8 set bonus, or are looking for a piece to exclude, the Leggings of the Enslaved Idol off Freya 25 man Hardmode as well as the Leggings of Profound Darkness off of Vezax 10 man Hardmode are your best bet.

There are two legs that drop from Tier 7 content that are quite powerful as well. Keep an eye out for Leggings of Mortal Arrogance or Distorted Limbs from various bosses in Naxxramas.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarFreya (25)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
UlduarFreya (25) (HM)
UlduarVezax (10) (HM)

Since your 4 piece set bonus is so powerful, you should seek out either Conqueror’s Leggings of Sanctification or Valorous Leggings of Sanctification. Even though there are better standalone items, you will want to secure tier legs to secure your 4 piece set bonus.

If you do not yet have your set bonus or are looking for a piece to exclude, the Wow Alliance CrestLeggings of the Deepening Void are the best standalone legs in the game.

Leggings of the Enslaved Idol & Leggings of Profound Darkness from Ulduar still hold up as well.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Animated Constellation – 24 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Tailoring – BoE
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

By far the best option for a fresh level 80 Discipline Priest are the Starlight Treads which are purchasable via Sidereal Essences which can be farmed in Heroic++ Dungeons.

Alternatively, Savior’s Slippers are a crafted BoE option that are quite powerful and purchasable on your servers auction house.

Arcanic Tramplers drop from Malygos 10 and 25 man and are also BoE.

If you don’t have gold to spare, Slippers of the Holy Light can be purchased with 40 Emblem of Valor.

If you happen to find Sullen Cloth Boots from Heroic+ Dungeons, these are a viable option as well.

Pre-ToC/Onyxia’s Lair

Item
Source
UlduarFlame Leviathan (25) (HM)
UlduarYogg Saron (25) (HM)
Animated Constellation – 24 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Tailoring – BoE

The best boots in the game outside of ToGC are the Boots of Fiery Resolution. They drop off of Hardmode Flame Leviathan in Ulduar, which is a fairly easy boss, but they are heavily contested by most casters and healers.

Treads of the False Oracle are similarly contested and drop off of Yogg Saron 25 man Hardmode.

Starlight Treads from Sidereal Essences still hold up against all the boots in the game, and are purchasable before you even enter a raid.

Savior’s Slippers are a cheap and effective BoE option if you are lacking quality boots.

There are several powerful options from Tier 7 content as well, such as the Arcanic Tramplers (which are BoE), Boots of Persuasion & Serene Echoes.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarFlame Leviathan (25) (HM)
UlduarYogg Saron (25) (HM)

By far the best boots in the game are the Wow Alliance CrestBoots of the Mourning Widow. They are however highly contested by most caster DPS and some healers. Since they have haste on them, consider passing to a peer who can make better use of this stat.

Boots of Fiery Resolution, Starlight Treads & Treads of the False Oracle all still hold up well against even the best boots in the game.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Animated Constellation – 19 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Animated Constellation – 15 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Harold Winston (Vendor) – Dalaran
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

As a fresh level 80 Discipline Priest, you have excellent ring options. You should farm lots of Sidereal Essences from Heroic++ Dungeons in order to purchase both Nebula Band & Signet of Soft Lament. These rings are incredibly powerful and hold up well even against the best rings in the game.

If you do not have the time to farm lots of Sidereal Essences, consider buying the Inscribed Ring of the Kirin Tor. It will cost you a pretty penny, but in exchange you get a powerful ring and a second hearthstone.

While you are farming Heroic++ Dungeons, keep an eye out for Lady Maye’s Sapphire Ring and the Band of Neglected Pleas.

If you find yourself with an excess of badges, consider purchasing Renewal of Life for 40 Emblem of Valor.

Pre-ToC/Onyxia’s Lair

Item
Source
Animated Constellation – 19 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Animated Constellation – 15 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
UlduarFreya (10) (HM)
UlduarMimiron (25) (HM)
Harold Winston (Vendor) – Dalaran
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

Starshine Circle is an extremely powerful ring that holds up against even the best rings in the game. It drops off a quest item from 25 man Algalon The Observer. The quest item Reply-Code Alpha gives best in slot rings and cloaks for nearly every class in the game, so it is heavily contested.

Nebula Band & Signet of Soft Lament are excellent rings that you can purchase before you even enter a raid via Sidereal Essences from Heroic++ Dungeons.

Fire Orchid Signet is another ring purchasable via Sidereal Essences. It lacks the output potential of the two rings listed above, but has superior sustain.

Conductive Seal is also a powerful option, but it is far better suited for other caster DPS classes. It remains a Best-in-Slot item for several caster classes even in ToGC, so it is not advisable to take it over them.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Animated Constellation – 19 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
UlduarFreya (10) (HM)
UlduarMimiron (25) (HM)

Wow Alliance CrestBand of Deplorable Violence are the best rings in the game for Discipline Priests. They are also highly contested by almost every caster and healer, and drop off of the final boss in ToGC Heroic, Anub’arak, making them very difficult to acquire.

Similarly, Wow Alliance CrestRing of the Darkmender are also extremely powerful, but heavily contested. They are best in slot for every healer in the game.

Starshine Circle from Ulduar still holds up quite well when compared to the two BIS ToGC rings listed above.

Nebula Band, Signet of Soft Lament & Fire Orchid Signet are all purchasable via Sidereal Essences from Heroic++ Dungeons and continue to be very powerful, even in ToGC.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Animated Constellation – 19 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
World Drop – BoE

The best trinket in the game for a fresh level 80 Discipline Priest is Sif’s Remembrance. You can purchase it for Sidereal Essences that drop from Heroic++ Dungeons.

Your options past Sif’s Remembrance are quite bleak. The second best trinket before raiding is Darkmoon Card: Illusion, but you’ll want to replace this quickly once you get into raids.

Past that you can keep an eye out for Spark of Hope while you’re farming Heroic++ Dungeons. It may provide some much needed regen while your early gear is lacking mana sustain.

Darkmoon Card: Greatness is another option, and can be purchased on the auction house.

If you are a Jewelcrafter, Figurine – Sapphire Owl can also be a powerful trinket early on.

Pre-ToC/Onyxia’s Lair

Item
Source
UlduarYogg Saron (25) (HM)
Animated Constellation – 19 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses
World Drop – BoE

Show of Faith is an amazing trinket and offers a balance of mana sustain and output. It drops off of Hardmode Yogg Saron in Ulduar.

Illustration of the Dragon Soul is an insanely overpowered trinket for Discipline Priests. Even in ToGC it is still the best output trinket in the game for Discipline Priests. Regardless of the quality of your current trinkets, you should farm The Obsidian Sanctum weekly until you obtain this.

Sif’s Remembrance is similar to Show of Faith and operates the exact same way. You can purchase this trinket before you even enter a raid via Sidereal Essences from Heroic++ Dungeons.

Forethought Talisman is a solid output option and is very easy to obtain. It is relatively uncontested and drops off of multiple bosses in Naxxramas 10 and 25 man.

There are also three BoEs that are relatively cheap and can be purchased on your servers auction house: Darkmoon Card: Greatness, Je’Tze’s Bell and Darkmoon Card: Illusion. They are all very close in strength, so if you are short on gold, consider buying whichever two are cheapest.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarYogg Saron (25) (HM)
UlduarThorim (10) (HM)

Wow Alliance CrestSolace of the Defeated offers unparalleled mana sustainability. It is only contested by Holy Priests and Resto Druids, so hopefully you manage to acquire this if you are farming ToGC weekly.

Show of Faith is a well balanced trinket with great output potential with its static spellpower, and lots of sustain with its mp5 proc.

Illustration of the Dragon Soul remains the best output trinket in the entire game, even two phase later. It has absurd spell power potential, even more so if you stack it before an encounter begins.

Sif’s Remembrance is a baby version of Show of Faith, and drops off of Thorim 10 man Hardmode, which is quite easy. You can also farm this in Heroic++ Dungeons with Sidereal Essences if you can’t manage to get it from Ulduar.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Animated Constellation – 38 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Trial of the Champion – The Black Knight (Heroic)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former The Eye of Eternity 10 drop)
Blacksmithing (440) – BoE

By far the best weapon option for a fresh level 80 Discipline Priest is Aesuga, Hand of the Ardent Champion. You can acquire it without stepping into a raid, by farming Heroic++ Dungeons for Sidereal Essences.

The rest of the items on this pale in comparison to Aesuga, Hand of the Ardent Champion. The next closest option is Mariel’s Sorrow, which drops from the new 5-man dungeon Trial of the Champion.

As an immediate option right as you hit 80, Titansteel Guardian is your best bet. It is crafted by Blacksmithing but is a BoE, so you can purchase it on your servers auction house.

Hammer of the Astral Plane & Ice Spire Scepter are powerful weapons from Heroic+ Dungeons.

War Mace of Unrequited Love drops from the last boss in The Nexus Heroic and is also a solid starter weapon.

Pre-ToC/Onyxia’s Lair

Item
Source
UlduarHodir (25) (HM)
Animated Constellation – 38 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former The Eye of Eternity 10 drop)

Val’anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings is the best weapon in the game, and you acquire it without stepping foot in ToGC. It is difficulty and tedious to build, as it requires multiple full clears of Ulduar 25 man.

The next best option before entering ToGC is Constellus. It is statted perfectly for us and drops from multiple bosses in Ulduar.

Staff of Endless Winter is the only viable staff for a Discipline Priest before ToGC. It drops off of 25 man Hodir Hardmode, which has become one of the easier Hardmodes for a group with solid DPS.

Aesuga, Hand of the Ardent Champion is the last Ulduar-level weapon available to us. Luckily, you can farm this in Heroic+ Dungeons via Sidereal Essences before even stepping into a raid.

The remaining weapons on this list pale in comparison to those listed above.

From Tier 7 content, there are three decent weapons available to us: Torch of Holy Fire, Hammer of the Astral Plane & Ice Spire Scepter.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
PvP Arena
UlduarHodir (25) (HM)
Animated Constellation – 38 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)

Val’anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings is technically our BIS weapon, however, it is generally considered to be inferior on a Discipline healer compared to any other healing class/spec in the game. It may even be superior on a DPS class such as a Boomkin, Shadow Priest or Enhance Shaman, so there is little reason to ever seek this item over another member of your raid.

The Relentless Gladiator’s Mageblade is extremely powerful due to its high base spellpower, but is very difficult to obtain to someone not already adept at PvP Arena. It requires an arena rating of 2200, which would place you in the top few percent of the arena ladder.

Wow Alliance CrestMisery’s End are the best weapons available to us from ToGC. These are a realistic BIS option if you find yourself clearing ToGC each week.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Inscription – BoE

If you are seeking a wand as a fresh level 80 Discipline Priest, your best bet is to farm Heroic++ Dungeons for a chance at Igniter Rod or Scepter of Murmuring Spirits.

If you are seeking an immediate upgrade upon hitting level 80, Faces of Doom can be crafted via Inscription and purchased on the auction house.

Scepter of Murmuring Spirits is slightly better than Faces of Doom, but will require some luck in Heroic+ Dungeons.

For 25 Emblem of Heroism you can buy Handbook of Obscure Remedies which is a decent starter offhand.

Pre-ToC/Onyxia’s Lair

Item
Source
UlduarKologarn (25)

Cosmos is by far the best offhand option that drops from Ulduar and is the 3rd best offhand in the entire game. It drops off of the challenging boss Algalon The Observer, and is contested by most casters.

Ironmender is a much more easily obtainable and less contested alternative that drops off of one of the easiest bosses in Ulduar, Kologarn.

Igniter Rod is also a viable option and now drops in Heroic++ Dungeons.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarKologarn (25)

Cosmos is the best offhand in the game for us this phase, but drops off of the difficult boss Algalon The Observer, and is contested by every caster.

Ironmender is a decent alternative, and drops off of one of the easiest bosses in Ulduar, Kologarn, but may also be contested by most casters.

Igniter Rod is a safe uncontested option from 10 man Ignis The Furnace Master.

Fresh 80

Item
Source
Animated Constellation – 15 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)

Petrified Ivy Sprig is not only the best wand option for a fresh 80 Discipline Priest, but the best wand in the entire game! You are definitely going to want to farm Heroic++ Dungeons for Sidereal Essences in order to purchase this.

In the meantime during your Heroic++ grind, keep and eye out for Nurturing Touch, Wand of the Archlich or Contortion, but bear in mind that these pale in comparison to the power of the Petrified Ivy Sprig.

Alternatively, you can try your luck in Heroic Azjol-Nerub in search of Rod of the Fallen Monarch.

Pre-ToC/Onyxia’s Lair

Item
Source
Animated Constellation – 15 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
UlduarVezax (25) (HM)
UlduarVezax (25) (HM)
Heroic+ Dungeons (Former Naxxramas 10 Drop)
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

Petrified Ivy Sprig is not only the best wand option before ToGC, but the best wand in the entire game! You are definitely going to want to farm Heroic++ Dungeons for Sidereal Essences in order to purchase this.

If you do not wish to farm Heroic++ Dungeons for your Petrified Ivy Sprig, the next best options drop from Ulduar 25 man. There are several options from Ulduar 25 such as Scepter of Creation & Scepter of Lost Souls so it should not take you too many clears to acquire one.

From Tier 7 content there are also a few wand options. Keep an eye out for Fading Glow, Plague Igniter & Touch of Horror during your Tier 7 clears.

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
UlduarFreya (10) (HM)
UlduarVezax (25) (HM)

Petrified Ivy Sprig is the best wand in the game for Discipline Priests, despite the hit rating. You can now easily farm this item in Heroic++ Dungeons via Sidereal Essences.

Wow Alliance CrestRod of Imprisoned Souls is your next best option and drops in 10 man Heroic ToGC.

Scepter of Creation drops off of Ignis The Furnace Master 25 man is also a viable wand option.

Scepter of Lost Souls is harder to obtain than the others on this list, as it drops from Vezax 25 man hardmode, which is quite a bit more difficult than the bosses that your other best wands drop from.