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Holy Priest Healing Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.1.5)

Last updated on Jan 10, 2017 at 00:17 by Vlad 105 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Holy Priests. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Holy Priest guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Zolvolt, officer and long-time healing Priest of Exiled Legion, whom you can follow on Twitter.

1. Best in Slot List

With the existence of Titanforged and Mythic+ dungeons, there is no such thing as a hard Best in Slot anymore. This is more of a guideline for the best pieces to keep an eye out for in your raid or dungeon (if applicable). Be smart, and if you find higher item level pieces with valuable stat combinations do not hesitate to upgrade to them.

Slot Item Source
Helm Hood of Darkened Visions Icon Hood of Darkened Visions Xavius
Neck Cursed Beartooth Necklace Icon Cursed Beartooth Necklace Ursoc
Shoulders Ancient Dreamwoven Mantle Icon Ancient Dreamwoven Mantle Nythendra
Cloak Drape of Shame Icon Drape of Shame Maiden of Virtue in Return to Karazhan
Chest Maddening Robe of Secrets Icon Maddening Robe of Secrets Xavius
Wrists Ragged Fur Wristwraps Icon Ragged Fur Wristwraps Ursoc
Gloves Handwraps of Delusional Power Icon Handwraps of Delusional Power Dragons of Nightmare
Belt Pliable Spider Silk Cinch Icon Pliable Spider Silk Cinch Elerethe Renferal
Legs Ragged Horrorweave Leggings Icon Ragged Horrorweave Leggings Elerethe Renferal
Boots Crimson Wool-Lined Slippers Icon Crimson Wool-Lined Slippers Ursoc
Ring #1 Grubby Silver Ring Icon Grubby Silver Ring Nythendra
Ring #2 Mindrend Band Icon Mindrend Band Dragons of Nightmare

For trinkets, you will ideally want to use one Mana regeneration trinket and one throughput trinket, although using 2 Mana trinkets is acceptable as well.

For Mana trinkets, we recommend Amalgam's Seventh Spine Icon Amalgam's Seventh Spine for longevity, followed by Fluctuating Energy Icon Fluctuating Energy and Darkmoon Deck: Promises Icon Darkmoon Deck: Promises.

For throughput trinkets, we recommend Unstable Arcanocrystal Icon Unstable Arcanocrystal, or Brinewater Slime in a Bottle Icon Brinewater Slime in a Bottle or Ethereal Urn Icon Ethereal Urn. Vial of Nightmare Fog Icon Vial of Nightmare Fog is worse, but can still be used, while Heightened Senses Icon Heightened Senses is not your last resort.

2. Legendary Items

Legendary items have a high item level of 910, which makes them extremely strong. They are so strong, in fact, that a legendary item is always going to be worth equipping over any other item you might have in that slot.

However, there is a limitation on the number of legendary items you can have equipped at any one time (by default 1, but by now most players should be able to equip 2). Since some legendary items are better than others, if you have more items than the limit, you will have to choose which ones to equip.

Below, we will do our best to guide you through this process, as well as provide any other relevant information.

  1. Entrancing Trousers of An'juna Icon Entrancing Trousers of An'juna: these pants allow you to refresh Renew Icon Renew on tanks less frequently and give it a nice boost in your general use of Renew. That said, Renew critical strikes can not proc  Icon Blessing of T'uure, so make sure to continue to use Heal Icon Heal even if using this legendary. This is the best legendary for you, given the prominence of the Benediction Icon Benediction tier 7 talent.
  2. X'anshi, Shroud of Archbishop Benedictus Icon X'anshi, Shroud of Archbishop Benedictus: this cloak turns Spirit of Redemption Icon Spirit of Redemption into a viable way of dumping Mana into healing, as well as a means of recovery without the use of one of your raid's valuable combat resses. This legendary opens up the door for misuse, but if properly used, this item will be very valuable to a Mythic progression raid.
  3. Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus: this will easily make up a sizeable amount of damage over the course of an encounter that will not need to be healed. This item is extremely powerful for a raid, preventing damage and saving healer Mana.
  4. Rammal's Ulterior Motive Icon Rammal's Ulterior Motive: this is an interesting legendary that we feel has good potential. Time will tell exactly how strong it is.
  5. Al'maiesh, the Cord of Hope Icon Al'maiesh, the Cord of Hope: this belt can be strong, but since Holy Words are mostly used on cooldown, its effect will not occur very often.
  6. Phyrix's Embrace Icon Phyrix's Embrace: this is a decent legendary for improved single target healing, but it generally finds less usefulness compared to legendaries that are not tied to abilities with such a long cooldown as Guardian Spirit Icon Guardian Spirit.
  7. Muze's Unwavering Will Icon Muze's Unwavering Will: this is a very weak legendary. 15% faster cast time is just nothing to be impressed about.
  8. Norgannon's Foresight Icon Norgannon's Foresight: this item's effect is a nice bonus, but overall it does not have a big enough impact for it to be considered strong.
  9. Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret: this is definitely the worst legendary, and should only be used if you have no other legendaries to use instead of it.

We would point out that if the content on which you are progressing requires individual survivability, you should prioritise X'anshi, Shroud of Archbishop Benedictus Icon X'anshi, Shroud of Archbishop Benedictus and Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus, while for more raid-wide healing you should focus on Entrancing Trousers of An'juna Icon Entrancing Trousers of An'juna and Rammal's Ulterior Motive Icon Rammal's Ulterior Motive.

3. Loot Competition

Holy Priests use Cloth Armor with Intellect as their main stats. They also use Spirit, which is found on Amulets, Cloaks, Rings, and Trinkets.

Therefore, apart from other Holy Priests, they will also be competing for items with the classes listed below:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Demon Hunters, Paladins, Discipline/Shadow Priests, and Warlocks
Cloth Armor Mages, Discipline/Shadow Priests, and Warlocks
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Trinkets Restoration Druids, Mistweaver Monks, Holy Paladins, Discipline Priests, and Restoration Shamans

4. ChangeLog

  • 10 Jan. 2017: Updated trinket section and legendary item ranking.
  • 02 Nov. 2016: Updated the BiS cloak.
  • 06 Sep. 2016: Added BiS list.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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