- Author: Amery
- Date: August 16, 2022
- Expansion: WotLK Classic
Besides your gear and talents, there are 3 additional ways you as a player can increase your character’s power: gems, enchants, and consumables, which make your character significantly more powerful when combined correctly.
Many guilds and raid groups may not invite you at all if you don’t have the correct gems, enchants and consumables — but worry not, this guide will help you avoid that problem!
The Insightful Earthsiege Diamond is the best choice when it comes to a Meta gem for a Holy Priest. You will require one of each color of gem (Red, Yellow, Blue) to activate it. Ember Skyflare Diamond and Beaming Earthsiege Diamond are decent alternatives you could consider as well.
Raw spell power gems will be your best option for gems in any socket, and particularly so in Red sockets. You will want to socket these gems into every other socket after activating your Meta gem, unless there’s a useful socket bonus you could activate with a Yellow or Blue gem, as explained in the respective sections below.
You need at least 1 Yellow gem socketed in your gear in order to activate your Meta gem, and the spells listed above will be your best option.
Alternatively, if you are low on mana, you could use spell power + intellect (Luminous Monarch Topaz / Luminous Ametrine) gems instead.
Use any of these orange gems in order to activate powerful socket bonuses in items with Yellow sockets, like +spell power or +haste.
You need at least 1 Blue gem socketed in your gear in order to activate your Meta gem, and the spells listed above will be your best option.
Use any of these purple gems in order to activate powerful socket bonuses in items with Blue sockets, like +spell power or +haste.
This is the best enchant that you can acquire for this slot. If you don’t have the Kirin Tor rep required for it, you could instead use the significantly weaker Arcanum of Dominance enchant from Wintergrasp.
Players with the Inscription profession should use their profession-exclusive Master’s Inscription of the Storm enchant here, while everyone else uses Greater Inscription of the Storm.
If you don’t quite have the The Sons of Hodir reputation necessary to buy it yet, you can use either Lesser Inscription of the Storm at Honored or Inscription of Dominance (purchased with 30 Stone Keeper’s Shard from Wintergrasp).
Players with the Tailoring profession should use their profession-exclusive Lightweave Embroidery enchant here, while everyone else uses Enchant Cloak – Greater Speed.
Players with the Engineering profession who do not have Tailoring can use Springy Arachnoweave instead. It is a good bit better than the default enchant, though for us Priests the slow fall effect isn’t useful, as we have Levitate!
This is your best option for the chest slot.
Players with the Leatherworking profession should use their profession-exclusive Fur Lining – Spell Power enchant here, while everyone else uses Enchant Bracers – Superior Spellpower.
Additionally, players with the Blacksmithing profession should use Socket Bracer to add an extra socket to their bracers. It stacks with enchants.
Players with the Engineering profession should use their profession-exclusive Hyperspeed Accelerators enchant here, while everyone else uses Enchant Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower.
If you’re slightly shy off meeting your hit cap (explained in the Stat Priority section), you can use the Enchant Gloves – Precision enchants instead. This is more of a last resort, however — do not rely on this enchant for your hit cap.
Additionally, players with the Blacksmithing profession should use Socket Gloves to add an extra socket to their gloves. It stacks with enchants.
This is your only option for this slot.
Engineers are able to enchant their belts with Frag Belt, giving the ability to throw a weaker grenade for free every 6 minutes. This is generally not incredibly useful in raids as you will want to use Saronite Bombs, but you may as well use this if you are an Engineer already. This stacks with Eternal Belt Buckle.
This is your best option for this slot, though Tailors should use Sanctified Spellthread instead, which provides the same stat bonus while being significantly cheaper to craft.
If you’re strapped for cash, you could use the more budget-friendly Shining Spellthread instead.
Players with the Engineering profession should use their profession-exclusive Nitro Boosts enchant here, while everyone else uses Enchant Boots – Tuskarr’s Vitality
If you feel like you don’t need the movement speed boost of Enchant Boots – Tuskarr’s Vitality, you could instead use the Enchant Boots – Greater Spirit enchant for some extra mana regen. We generally recommend against this however, as movement speed is invaluable.
Players with the Enchanting profession should use their profession-exclusive Enchant Ring – Greater Spellpower enchant here. There are no other options.
Remember that if you drop Enchanting as a profession your ring enchants will stay on the item but will not give any benefit.
Enchant Weapon – Mighty Spellpower will be our best enchant. Alternatively, if you’re currently using a staff rather than a one-hand weapon & off-hand combination, you should use the Enchant Staff – Greater Spellpower enchant.
If flasks are very expensive on your server, you could instead use a combination of the Spellpower Elixir and the Elixir of Mighty Mageblood. Note that these are significantly weaker than the flask, and they don’t persist through death, so if you’re wiping a lot in your raid, the flask may end up being cheaper anyway.
Holy Priests have it easy with buff food — we can use a Fish Feast prepared by any Cook in the raid to gain the maximum amount of spell power possible. If your raid doesn’t have any cooks, or if you’d rather not partake in communal dining, you could use Firecracker Salmon or Tender Shoveltusk Steak instead — they confer the exact same boost.
Alternatively, you could use Cuttlesteak for some bonus mana regeneration, or Imperial Manta Steak if you need some spell haste.
Like it has been the case in previous expansions, mana regeneration potions are a crucial tool for healers in raids, and WotLK is no different with its Runic Mana Potion. Remember that in WotLK you can now only use 1 potion per fight, so use your potion wisely!