- 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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!