PvE Holy Priest Healer Best in Slot (BiS) & Pre-Raid Gear

wotlk pve holy priest healer best in slot (bis) & pre raid gear

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

Memory of Malygos is the best ring for the other 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 remains unrivaled.

This legendary weapon remains the best option for this slot. If you don’t have one, Royal Scepter of Terenas II is a very strong alternative.

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

Ring of Phased Regeneration is the best ring for the other slot.

Glowing Twilight Scale is the ultimate output trinket.

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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)

Crown of Luminescence is the most powerful helmet stat wise in the game. They may also be contested by casters.

Conqueror’s Cowl of Sanctification is a distant 2nd, but can be easily purchased from 58 Emblem of Conquest off of a vendor in Dalaran.

Cowl of Dark Whispers is also a viable option, and drops from UlduarYogg Saron (25)

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
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.

Watchful Eye of Fate is our 2nd best in slot necklace in phase 2 of WotLK, and drops off of the relatively easy XT-002 Deconstructor 10 man hardmode fight.

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)

Amice of Inconceivable Horror are the best shoulders in the game for Holy Priests this phase. It is also best in slot for Affliction Warlocks, so look out for some competition.

Conqueror’s Shoulderpads of Sanctification are a distant 2nd option.

Another viable placeholder until you have either of the above shoulders is the Mantle of Wavering Calm, which drops off of XT-002 Deconstructor normal mode.

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)

Sunglimmer Cloak is 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.

Drape of the Sullen Goddess drops from Freya 25 man Hardmode, which is relatively difficult. It is contested by Holy Paladins, Resto Shaman and Discipline Priests.

Sunglimmer Drape is the 10 man version of Sunglimmer Cloak.

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 2 piece set bonus, you’ll want to use Conqueror’s Robe of Sanctification.

If you do not yet have tier 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

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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 Holy Priest, but they are heavily contested by nearly every caster in the game.

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)

Pharos Gloves are the best gloves in the game for us, but are extremely contested by virtually every caster.

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 2 piece set bonus.

Handwraps of the Vigilant are a safe alternative, as they are largely uncontested by all but holy and discipline priests.

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 holy 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.

Embrace of the Leviathan drops from normal mode Flame Leviathan, so this belt could not be easier to obtain. It is also relatively uncontested, as most casters crafted belts are superior.

Cord of the White Dawn still holds up as the 3rd best belt in the entire game, making this purchase a no-brainer if you do not have any of the other belts on this list yet.

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)
UlduarThorim (25)
UlduarVezax (10) (HM)

In order to secure your 2 piece set bonus, you’ll want to use Conqueror’s Leggings of Sanctification.

Leggings of the Enslaved Idol have the best stats in the game, but are not worth running as your 2 piece is pretty 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)
UlduarFreya (25)

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

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

For a safe, uncontested option, look into Boots of the Servant from normal mode Freya 25 man.

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
UlduarMimiron (25) (HM)
UlduarYogg Saron (25)

Conductive Seal is the best ring in the game for us, be be warned, it is heavily contested. Not only is it the best ring in the game for most casters now, but it is also BIS in ToGC for several of them as well.

Signet of Soft Lament is much less contested and drops from the relatively easy normal mode Yogg Saron 25.

Nebula Band drops from 10 man Algalon The Observer and has tremendous output potential. It is also heavily contested by all casters.

Starshine Circle is a ring from the quest Heroic: All Is Well That Ends Well. It is not recommended to go for this item, and go for your best in slot cloak instead.

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 Holy Priests. It is by far the best trinket in the game during Phase 1 WotLK.

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 & Sif’s Remembrance will be your best trinkets this phase.

Show of Faith & Sif’s Remembrance are well balanceded trinkets with great output potential with their static spellpower, and lots of sustain with their mp5 proc.

Soul Preserver still holds up even in Ulduar, offering insane mana regen potential for a Holy Priest.

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
UlduarVezax (10) (HM)
UlduarHodir (25) (HM)

To nobodies surprise, Val’anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings is the best weapon in the game for Holy Priests. We can deliver massive bubbles to the raid, and build up sturdy bubbles on the tank as well.

Constellus is our realistic BIS this tier. It is a fantastic weapon that will last you well into ToGC.

Very similar in value to Constellus is Aesuga, Hand of the Ardent Champion, which offers us a nice 10 man weapon option.

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)

Ironmender is the best offhand in the game for us this phase. It is contested by resto druids and warlocks, but should not be terribly difficult to obtain. It drops off of the best easiest boss in 25 man Ulduar, Kologarn.

Cosmos is the 2nd 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. It is not recommended that you take this item, as it is better on other classes.

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
UlduarVezax (25) (HM)
UlduarFreya (10) (HM)

Scepter of Creation is a total freebie. It is relatively uncontested and drops off of the extremely easy boss, Ignis The Furnace Master 25 man.

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.

Petrified Ivy Sprig is a viable option for us, despite the hit rating. It is, however, contested by every other class/spec that can use a wand, including discipline priests.

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.

There are several other options that drop from Heroic+ Dungeons, such as Enamored Cowl, Cowl of Winged Fear & Heroes’ Crown of Faith. These pale in comparison to your Tier 8.0 and Tier 8.5 helmet, but will serve as a temporary helmet in the interim.

Pre-ToC/Onyxia’s Lair

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

One of the most powerful helmets in the game, let alone before ToGC is the Crown of Luminescence. It drops off of 25 man Mimiron in Ulduar, which is a very difficult encounter.

Your tier 8.5 and tier 8 helmets, Conqueror’s Cowl of Sanctification & Valorous Cowl of Sanctification, are incredibly powerful, especially if you can get 4 pieces of tier 8 to complete your set bonus.

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

Best-in-Slot

Item
Source
Trial of the Crusader – Argent Crusade Tribute Chest (25) Heroic
UlduarMimiron (25) (HM)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)

Wow Alliance CrestVelen’s Cowl of Triumph is the most powerful helmet in the game. Not only because of its stats, but also because you’ll want two pieces of tier to complete your very powerful 2 piece set bonus.

The next best helmet is the Aurora of Transcendence, which drops off of the very easy encounter Onyxia 25 man. It lacks the potential of gaining your 2 piece tier 9 set bonus, but has excellent stats for a standalone item.

Crown of Luminescence from Ulduar still holds up quite well even compared to Tier 9 helmets.

Your tier 8 and tier 8.5 helmets, Conqueror’s Cowl of Sanctification & Valorous Cowl of Sanctification are still very powerful if a set bonus is intact. If not, the Cowl of Dark Whispers will be superior.

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)

Watchful Eye of Fate 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 Watchful Eye of Fate, 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.

There are several other viable candidates for a start neck piece that drop from Heroic+ Dungeons, such as Torque of the Red Dragonflight, Necklace of the Glittering Chamber & Bone-Linked Amulet.

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 and the second best necklace in the entire game. 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.

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
Animated Constellation – 15 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
UlduarThorim (10) (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.

Sapphire Amulet of Renewal is another phenomenal option and drops off of Iron Assembly 25 HM.

Pendant of the Shallow Grave is a close fourth 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.

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.

Iceshear Mantle are the best standalone shoulders that drop out of Heroic++. You should consider them superior to Valorous Shoulderpads of Sanctification if you do not have a 2 or 4 piece tier 8 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

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

Conqueror’s Shoulderpads of Sanctification have excellent stats and should be worn above Amice if they complete a set bonus.

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
Trial of the Crusader – Argent Crusade Tribute Chest (25) Heroic
UlduarYogg Saron (10) (HM)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
UlduarVezax (25)

Wow Alliance CrestVelen’s Shoulderpads of Triumph are the best shoulders in the game for a Holy Priest. Not just because of their exceptional stats, but also because of the power of the tier 9 2 piece set bonus.

Amice of Inconceivable Horror is a great alternative if you do not yet have Wow Alliance CrestVelen’s Shoulderpads of Triumph.

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

Shawl of the Caretaker is flawlessly statted and is easily obtainable as a drop from Heroic++ Dungeons.

Despite the hit rating, Drape of the Messenger is one of the strongest cloak options 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)

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.

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

Drape of Mortal Downfall is also quite powerful despite the hit rating, which is a useless stat for us.

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
Trial of the Crusader – Argent Crusade Tribute Chest (25) Heroic
Trial of the Crusader – Argent Crusade Tribute Chest (10) Heroic
Trial of the Crusader – Argent Crusade Tribute Chest (10) 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 CrestBolvar’s Devotion is another contender for best cloak in the game. It lacks some of the output potential of Wow Alliance CrestJaina’s Radiance, but has superior mana sustain.

Wow Alliance CrestShawl of Fervent Crusader & Wow Alliance CrestMaiden’s Favor are the 10 man alternatives to the cloaks listed above. They are identical in terms of stat breakdown, just with less power all around. They are however far more easily obtainable, because 10 man ToGC is easier than 25 man ToGC. These serve as realistic BIS capes for most of us.

Drape of the Sullen Goddess drops from Freya 25 man Hardmode, which is relatively difficult. It is contested by Holy Paladins and Resto Shaman.

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.

There are several options from Heroic++ and Heroic+ Dungeons, but they pale in comparison to the chest pieces above them on this list.

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
Tailoring – BoE
UlduarHodir (25)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
UlduarKologarn (25)

Wow Alliance CrestFlowing Vestments of Ascent is the best chest piece for a Holy Priest. It drops off the very first boss of ToGC, the Beasts of Northrend on Heroic difficulty. They are only BIS for Holy Priests, so hopefully they will be relatively uncontested.

The next best chest piece is the Wow Alliance CrestVelen’s Robe of Triumph. It is potentially harder to obtain than the Wow Alliance CrestFlowing Vestments of Ascent as it requires you to fully clear heroic ToGC 25 man with over 24 attempts remaining.

If neither of the above pieces are obtainable 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
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 Holy 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

Grasps of Reason are the best bracer option outside of ToGC, but are highly contested by all casters.

A close second option is the crafted BoE Royal Moonshroud Bracers. They are extremely powerful and are comparable to even the best bracers in the game.

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

Wow Alliance CrestArmbands of the Ashen Saint are the best bracers in the game for Holy Priests. They are contested by most casters so they may be hard to come by. They are also difficult to obtain, as they only drop off of the final boss in Heroic ToGC, Anub’arak.

Grasps of Reason are the best bracer option outside of ToGC, but are highly contested by all casters.

Bejeweled Wizard’s Bracers still hold up well compared to even the best bracers in the game. They are a crafted BoE and purcashable on your servers auction house.

Despite the hit rating, Wow Alliance CrestBindings of Dark Essence are very powerful bracers for a Holy 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 another powerful BOE are purchasable on the auction house. They may be considerably cheaper than the other BoE option, Bejeweled Wizard’s Bracers.

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 if obtain a set bonus they can be quite powerful.

Handwraps of Resonance are a phenomenal 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
UlduarVezax (25) (HM)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
UlduarThorim (25) – BoE
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

Pharos Gloves are not only the best gloves prior to ToGC, but the best gloves in the entire game. They drop off of the very difficult encounter Algalon The Observer in 25 man Ulduar, and are heavily contested by all casters and some healers.

A similarly powerful option, Handwraps of the Vigilant, may be far easier to come by. They drop off of Vezax 25 man which is considerably easier than Algalon The Observer and are only less contested.

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
Trial of the Crusader – Argent Crusade Tribute Chest (25) Heroic
UlduarVezax (25) (HM)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)

Pharos Gloves are still the best gloves in the game for Holy Priests, beating out even the best gloves that drop in Tier 9 content. They are heavily contested and drop off the very difficult encounter Algalon The Observer in 25 man Ulduar.

Very close in power to the Pharos Gloves are the Wow Alliance CrestGloves of the Lifeless Touch. They are nearly identical in stats to Pharos. They drop off of Anub’arak 25 man Heroic, another very challenging encounter, and like the Pharos Gloves are very contested.

Another option from ToGC are your tier 9.5 gloves, Wow Alliance CrestVelen’s Gloves of Triumph. Like all tier 9.5 pieces, they only drop once you full clear heroic ToGC with 24+ attempts remaining.

Handwraps of the Vigilant still hold up in Tier 9 content and are much more easily obtainable than the other gloves on this list. They drop off of Vezax 25 man hardmode, which is far less challenging than the bosses required to obtain the three BIS gloves listed above.

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 Sash of Ancient Power 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 Sash of Ancient Power, Sash of Potent Incantations from Emblem of Conquest is your next best bet.

If you cannot yet afford Sash of Ancient Power, 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 Holy 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 Sash of Ancient Power. It is crafting via Tailoring and can be purchased on your servers auction house.


If you cannot afford Sash of Ancient Power, 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

Cord of the Tenebrous Mist is the best belt in the game for Holy Priests. It drops off of the first boss in ToGC, Beasts of Northrend on Heroic difficulty. It is somewhat contested by casters, but most will prefer the Wow Alliance CrestCord of Biting Cold, so hopefully it will not be too contested in your raid group.

Wow Alliance CrestCord of Biting Cold is the second best belt in the game, despite the hit rating. They are contested by most caster DPS.

Starwatcher’s Binding still holds up against the best belts in the game, despite being a tier old. 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.

Sash of Ancient Power 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 Holy 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 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
Trial of the Crusader – Argent Crusade Tribute Chest (25) Heroic
UlduarFreya (25)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
UlduarFreya (25) (HM)
UlduarVezax (10) (HM)

Leggings of the Soothing Touch are the best legs in the game for a Holy Priest. They are statted perfectly and not too difficult to obtain. They are relatively uncontested and drop off of the easiest boss in ToGC, Lord Jaraxxus.

Your tier 9.5 legs are your next best option. Velen’s Leggings of Triumph are well statted, but if you are lucky enough to acquire a Tier 9.5 token, it is advisable to use them on a helmet or shoulders, as they are the only two pieces of tier that are considered BIS.

Conqueror’s Leggings of Sanctification & Valorous Leggings of Sanctification are powerful, so long as you have your 2 piece or 4 piece set bonus intact.

Leggings of the Enslaved Idol & Leggings of Profound Darkness from Ulduar still hold up as well, and can be considered better than Conqueror’s Leggings of Sanctification if a set bonus is not involved.

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 Holy 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.

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

Starlight Treads are also quite powerful, even in comparison to the other boots on list this. They are easily acquirable via Sidereal Essences from Heroic++ Dungeons.

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 Holy Priest, you have excellent ring options. You should farm lots of Sidereal Essences from Heroic++ Dungeons in order to purchase both Nebula Band & Fire Orchid Signet. 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
UlduarMimiron (25) (HM)
Animated Constellation – 15 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Animated Constellation – 19 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Harold Winston (Vendor) – Dalaran
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses

Conductive Seal is not only the best ring in the game before ToGC, but the best ring in the game period. Unfortunately it also remains to be the best ring in the game for almost every caster, making it heavily contested.

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 & Fire Orchid Signet are excellent rings that you can purchase before you even enter a raid via Sidereal Essences from Heroic++ Dungeons.

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

Conductive Seal is still the best ring in the game for us Holy Priests, even a tier later. It drops off of Mimiron Hardmode in Ulduar 25 man, which is a challenging encounter. It also is heavily contested, as it is the best ring in the game for almost every caster.

Wow Alliance CrestRing of the Darkmender is also incredibly powerful and easily wins out as our 2nd best ring. It is contested by all healers, but casters don’t want them typically, so hopefully it will not be overly contested.

Wow Alliance CrestBand of Deplorable Violence is also quite powerful. 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.

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

Nebula Band & 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)
Animated Constellation – 24 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
World Drop – BoE

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

Beyond Sif’s, your next best choice is Meteorite Crystal. It is also farmable from Sidereal Essences and is considered one of the best mana sustain trinkets in the game.

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
Animated Constellation – 24 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
UlduarYogg Saron (25) (HM)
Animated Constellation – 19 Sidereal Essence (Sidereal Essence Vendor)
Heroic++ Dungeons (Former Ulduar 10)
Naxxramas – Multiple Bosses
World Drop – BoE

Your best choice for mana sustain is Meteorite Crystal. It is farmable from Sidereal Essences and is considered one of the best mana sustain trinkets in the game.

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 Holy Priests. Even in ToGC it is still the best output trinket in the game for Holy 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 Holy 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 one handed 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 Holy 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.