TBC Classic Holy Priest Pre-Raid Gear

Last updated on May 30, 2021 at 09:38 by Abide 9 comments

On this page, you will find the best pre-raid gear for Holy Priest in TBC Classic.

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Holy Priest Pre-Raid Best-in-Slot Gear

In this section we will go over the different gear available for Holy Priests before entering raids. We will offer multiple different pieces as some can be rather expensive or very rare to find. It is also recommended as a Priest to avoid wearing too many pieces of gear with little-to-no Stamina, as you already have a low base health pool.

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Other Holy Priest Best in Slot Lists

If your character is ready to jump into Phase 3 / Tier 6 content, then see our current best in slot list. If you wish to go through the content of Tiers 4 or 5 instead, then please see their respective lists below.

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Rank Item Gems Source
Best Whitemend Hood Icon Whitemend Hood 3 x Teardrop Living Ruby Icon Teardrop Living Ruby Whitemend Hood IconWhitemend HoodTailoring
Option Hallowed Crown Icon Hallowed Crown 1 x Insightful Earthstorm Diamond Icon Insightful Earthstorm Diamond, 1 x Purified Shadow Pearl Icon Purified Shadow Pearl Harbinger SkyrissThe Arcatraz (Heroic)
Easy Watcher's Cowl Icon Watcher's Cowl Cenarion ExpeditionRevered

Whitemend Hood Icon Whitemend Hood is a very strong, but expensive head piece. Since it will be replaced in Tier 4 raids, it may be worth getting one of the alternative options instead to save some gold.

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Necklace

Rank Item Source
Best Necklace of Eternal Hope Icon Necklace of Eternal Hope 25 x Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
Option Karja's Medallion Icon Karja's Medallion Shutting Down Manaforge Ara
Option Natasha's Guardian Cord Icon Natasha's Guardian Cord The Hound-Master

Necklace of Eternal Hope Icon Necklace of Eternal Hope is a good neck choice that can be grabbed fairly easily. If you cannot buy one yet, pick up one of the easy-to-obtain options.

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Shoulder

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Primal Mooncloth Shoulders Icon Primal Mooncloth Shoulders Primal Mooncloth Shoulders IconPrimal Mooncloth ShouldersTailoring
Option Hallowed Pauldrons Icon Hallowed Pauldrons 2 x Teardrop Living Ruby Icon Teardrop Living Ruby Grandmaster VorpilShadow Labyrinth

Primal Mooncloth Shoulders Icon Primal Mooncloth Shoulders are your first of three pieces of Mooncloth Tailoring gear. These shoulders are a very strong piece to grab early on.

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Back

Rank Item Source
Best Lifegiving Cloak Icon Lifegiving Cloak BoE World Drop
Option Avian Cloak of Feathers Icon Avian Cloak of Feathers Talon King IkissSethekk Halls
Option Bishop's Cloak Icon Bishop's Cloak 25 x Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
Easy White Remedy Cape Icon White Remedy Cape White Remedy Cape IconWhite Remedy CapeTailoring

Lifegiving Cloak Icon Lifegiving Cloak is another expensive BoE option that gets replaced in Tier 4, making it recommended to grab one of the alternative pieces. Avian Cloak of Feathers Icon Avian Cloak of Feathers is very strong and can be farmed fairly easily.

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Chest

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Primal Mooncloth Robe Icon Primal Mooncloth Robe 2 x Teardrop Living Ruby Icon Teardrop Living Ruby Primal Mooncloth Robe IconPrimal Mooncloth RobeTailoring
Option Hallowed Garments Icon Hallowed Garments 3 x Teardrop Living Ruby Icon Teardrop Living Ruby MurmurShadow Labyrinth
Easy Shroud of Spiritual Purity Icon Shroud of Spiritual Purity BoE World Drop

Primal Mooncloth Robe Icon Primal Mooncloth Robe is another very strong Tailoring piece that will last you for a long time in Phase One. Hallowed Garments Icon Hallowed Garments is a very solid chest piece until you can acquire it, or if you are not a tailor.

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Wrist

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Bands of the Benevolent Icon Bands of the Benevolent Talon King IkissSethekk Halls (Heroic)
Option Bindings of the Timewalker Icon Bindings of the Timewalker Keepers of TimeExalted
Easy Bracers of Havok Icon Bracers of Havok 1 x Teardrop Living Ruby Icon Teardrop Living Ruby Bracers of Havok IconBracers of HavokTailoring

Bands of the Benevolent Icon Bands of the Benevolent are very strong, but can be hard to obtain. Grab one of the easier to obtain options while you farm for upgrades.

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Hands

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Hallowed Handwraps Icon Hallowed Handwraps Warchief Kargath BladefistShattered Halls
Option Prismatic Mittens of Mending Icon Prismatic Mittens of Mending Commander SarannisBotanica
Option Bloody Surgeon's Mitts Icon Bloody Surgeon's Mitts 1 x Teardrop Living Ruby Icon Teardrop Living Ruby, 1 x Purified Shadow Pearl Icon Purified Shadow Pearl BroggokBlood Furnace

All three of your glove choices are very similar in their benefits. Pick whichever one fits in with your other gear needs when choosing a dungeon to farm.

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Waist

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Primal Mooncloth Belt Icon Primal Mooncloth Belt 2 x Teardrop Living Ruby Icon Teardrop Living Ruby Primal Mooncloth Belt IconPrimal Mooncloth BeltTailoring
Option Cord of Belief Icon Cord of Belief Mennu the BetrayerThe Slave Pens (Heroic)
Option Cord of Sanctification Icon Cord of Sanctification Epoch HunterOld Hillsbrad Foothills (Heroic)

Primal Mooncloth Belt Icon Primal Mooncloth Belt is an amazing belt, and easily your best belt for the entirety of Tier 4. Grab one of the other options until you can make it, or if you are not a tailor.

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Legs

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Pontifex Kilt Icon Pontifex Kilt 3 x Teardrop Living Ruby Icon Teardrop Living Ruby Warlord KalithreshSteamvault (Heroic)
Option Kamaei's Cerulean Skirt Icon Kamaei's Cerulean Skirt BoE World Drop
Option Pontiff's Pantaloons of Prophecy Icon Pontiff's Pantaloons of Prophecy 3 x Teardrop Living Ruby Icon Teardrop Living Ruby Captain SkarlocOld Hillsbrad Foothills (Heroic)
Easy Pants of the Naaru Icon Pants of the Naaru Special Delivery to Shattrath City
Option Whitemend Pants Icon Whitemend Pants 2 x Teardrop Living Ruby Icon Teardrop Living Ruby Whitemend Pants IconWhitemend PantsTailoring

Priests have quite a few leg options to work with. Pontifex Kilt Icon Pontifex Kilt and Kamaei's Cerulean Skirt Icon Kamaei's Cerulean Skirt are very strong choices to grab here. While Whitemend Pants Icon Whitemend Pants are a very solid selection, they are not strong enough to justify their cost as they are replaced by options here as well as in Tier 4. Save the gold on these and aim for another option on the list.

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Feet

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Boots of the Pious Icon Boots of the Pious Pathaleon the CalculatorMechanar (Heroic)
Option Slippers of Serenity Icon Slippers of Serenity 2 x Teardrop Living Ruby Icon Teardrop Living Ruby Exarch MaladaarAuchenai Crypts
Easy Shattrath Jumpers Icon Shattrath Jumpers 2 x Teardrop Living Ruby Icon Teardrop Living Ruby Into the Heart of the Labyrinth

Boots of the Pious Icon Boots of the Pious and Slippers of Serenity Icon Slippers of Serenity are very similar in stats, making them both viable options. Shattrath Jumpers Icon Shattrath Jumpers are an easy to acquire filler option until you can get something better.

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Finger

Rank Item Source
Best Ring of Fabled Hope Icon Ring of Fabled Hope The Black StalkerThe Underbog (Heroic)
Best Band of Halos Icon Band of Halos 25 x Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
Best Ring of Convalescence Icon Ring of Convalescence / Ancestral Band Icon Ancestral Band Honor Hold / ThrallmarRevered
Option Spiritualist's Mark of the Sha'tar Icon Spiritualist's Mark of the Sha'tar Battle of the Crimson Watch
Option Celestial Jewel Ring Icon Celestial Jewel Ring Hitting the Motherlode

Luckily we have quite a few options here for our ring slot. Grab the best ones you can and fill in with some of the easier options.

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Trinket

Rank Item Source
Best Essence of the Martyr Icon Essence of the Martyr 41 x Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
Best Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon Icon Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon Darkmoon Beast Deck
Best Scarab of the Infinite Cycle Icon Scarab of the Infinite Cycle AeonusBlack Morass
Option Bangle of Endless Blessings Icon Bangle of Endless Blessings Warp SplinterThe Botanica
Option Lower City Prayerbook Icon Lower City Prayerbook Lower CityRevered
Option Alchemist's Stone Icon Alchemist's Stone Alchemist's Stone IconAlchemist's StoneAlchemy

Priests have a large selection of trinkets available to them and they should be using most of the mentioned trinkets, swapping them in and out as needed. Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon Icon Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon remains as your best-in-slot Mana regeneration trinket as Circle of Healing IconCircle of Healing makes it much easier to proc. Bangle of Endless Blessings Icon Bangle of Endless Blessings is another trinket focused on Mana regeneration and is typically suggested only in low gear.

Lower City Prayerbook Icon Lower City Prayerbook is a powerful trinket for how easy it can be obtained, synergizing well with Circle of Healing IconCircle of Healing. Finally, Alchemist's Stone Icon Alchemist's Stone offers a huge increase to Mana regen, averaging out to be 40 Mana per 5. It is worth noting that this trinket can be swapped in and out during trash to greatly increase the Mana gained from your potions.

Utilize the best trinkets for the best situation. On longer fights aim for more Mana regeneration trinkets, such as Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon Icon Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon or Alchemist's Stone Icon Alchemist's Stone. Shorter fights will favor Bonus Healing trinkets if you do not run the risk of running out of Mana.

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Main-Hand Weapon

Rank Item Source
Best Gladiator's Salvation Icon Gladiator's Salvation PvP Arena
Option Hand of Eternity Icon Hand of Eternity Hand of Eternity IconHand of EternityBlacksmithing
Option Shockwave Truncheon Icon Shockwave Truncheon MurmurShadow Labyrinth (Heroic)
Option The Ancient Scepter of Sue-Min Icon The Ancient Scepter of Sue-Min BoE World Drop
Option Gavel of Pure Light Icon Gavel of Pure Light The Sha'tarExalted
Easy Staff of Divine Infusion Icon Staff of Divine Infusion BoE World Drop

If you have the 1,850 rating requirement you can get Gladiator's Salvation Icon Gladiator's Salvation, which is your best-in-slot pre-raid healing weapon. Hand of Eternity Icon Hand of Eternity and The Ancient Scepter of Sue-Min Icon The Ancient Scepter of Sue-Min will most likely be expensive enough to make them not worth the gold as they get replaced rather quickly.

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Off-Hand Weapon

Rank Item Source
Best Windcaller's Orb Icon Windcaller's Orb Cenarion ExpeditionExalted
Option Tears of Heaven Icon Tears of Heaven 25 x Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
Option Swamplight Lantern Icon Swamplight Lantern QuagmirranThe Slave Pens (Heroic)

Windcaller's Orb Icon Windcaller's Orb is a very solid off-hand option, but requires Exalted reputation to unlock. Grab one of the alternative options until you can reach that reputation level with Cenarion Expedition.

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Wand

Rank Item Source
Best Soul-Wand of the Aldor Icon Soul-Wand of the Aldor Ambassador HellmawShadow Labyrinth
Good Calming Spore Reed Icon Calming Spore Reed Rokmar the CracklerSlave Pens
Good Flawless Wand Icon Flawless Wand BoE World Drop
Easy Rejuvenating Scepter Icon Rejuvenating Scepter Ar'kelos the Guardian

Soul-Wand of the Aldor Icon Soul-Wand of the Aldor and Calming Spore Reed Icon Calming Spore Reed are great wands, giving you a good balance of desirable stats. Flawless Wand Icon Flawless Wand is a good option if you can find it with the suffixes of "of the Prophet" or "of Healing".

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For a list of recommended enchants, check out our Holy Priest Enchants guide.

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Changelog

  • 30 May 2021: Guide added.
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