TBC Classic Priest Weapons Guide
Weapons for Priests mostly serve as "stat-sticks". They give you much-needed stats, but are not used for dealing damage for the most part. Shadow Priests will want to aim to get Spell Damage on their weapons, while Holy Priests will want to get Bonus Healing to increase their healing spell effectiveness.
Wands are a ranged weapon that do play a significant role for Priests, though this is typically only when leveling. A very high portion of your damage dealt will be "wanding" while leveling, so you will want to keep your Wand upgraded as often as you possibly can.
Priest Weapon Skills in TBC Classic
Priests start their journey through Azeroth knowing how to use One-Handed Maces and Wands. They can also learn Daggers and Staves from Weapon Masters in their faction's capital cities.
|Weapon Master location||Weapon Skills available|
|Learned by default||One-Handed Maces, Wands|
|Darnassus (around coordinates 57,46)||Daggers, Staves|
|Ironforge (around coordinates 62,89)||Daggers|
|Stormwind (around coordinates 57,57)||Daggers, Staves|
|Orgrimmar (around coordinates 81,19)||Daggers, Staves|
|Thunder Bluff (around coordinates 40,63)||Staves|
|Undercity (around coordinates 57,32)||Daggers|
Early on you will be finishing off enemies with your One-Handed Mace once you run out of Mana. Once you get your first Wand, start using it to finish off enemies.
You can still expect to upgrade your regular weapon a few times during your journey, and your weapon will typically represent your main source of Spell Damage, Healing Power, and other important stats. Remember that no matter how good a weapon is at a given level, it will quickly be outclassed by common weapons of higher level, so do not bother chasing the perfect low-level weapon.
Wands for TBC Classic Priests
Wands are very important for Priests who are leveling, particularly before you reach Level 40; they will contribute a significant amount of your damage.
For Shadow Priests, Level 40 is where their other spells start to overtake the damage and utility of your wands. However, they will always be useful when finishing targets off or while regenerating Mana.
For Holy and Discipline Priests, wands are extremely important all throughout the leveling process and care should be taken to upgrade them as often as practical to ensure a speedy leveling process.
Staves for TBC Classic Priests
Staves have some of the best damage and healing stats you can find on weapons and do not require a compatible Off-Hand to be used, making them easy-to-use options.
Daggers for TBC Classic Priests
There are only a few notable Priest Daggers: Hypnotic Blade and Witchblade. Make sure to use any of these you come across, as they are very strong!
Maces for TBC Classic Priests
There are many Maces you will encounter while leveling up and raiding. It is not uncommon to be running a Mace and Off-Hand combination as a Priest. Notable Maces include: Hand of Righteousness from Scarlet Monastery: Cathedral and The Hammer of Grace from Blackrock Depths.
Off-Hands for TBC Classic Priests
Off-Hands complement your Dagger or Mace by providing the added stats they are lacking. Some notable Off-Hands include Spirit of Aquementas for healing or dps, and Thaurissan's Royal Scepter for healing.
Weapons for Leveling Priests in TBC Classic
You will want to search for of the owl-suffixed weapons while leveling, with of the eagle gear also being welcomed as an alternative. Owl weapons have Intellect and Spirit, which are the most important stats while leveling because they allow you to stay in the fight longer.
- Try to get an early green Staff with Intellect on it as soon as you can.
- Crescent Staff (Horde) and Staff of Westfall (Alliance) are dungeon quest rewards, from Leaders of the Fang and The Defias Brotherhood, respectively. Because they are quest rewards, you are guaranteed to get them from your first full dungeon run, and they can last you for a while;
- Illusionary Rod or Hypnotic Blade (combined with Orb of the Forgotten Seer from Scarlet Monastery: Graveyard) in Scarlet Monastery: Library are very strong options, and relatively easy to farm in Scarlet Monastery;
- Zum'rah's Vexing Cane, from Zul'Farrak is a great Staff, having all the stats you need while leveling up.
- Spirit of Aquementas comes from the Linken Un'Goro quest chain. While it is a hard quest chain to do solo, even at Level 60, this item is the best Off-Hand available until TBC, so it will probably end up being worth the effort!
Leveling Wands for Priests in TBC Classic
Your wand, as a Priest, is the most impactful piece of your gear while leveling until around Level 40 as Shadow, or beyond as Holy and Discipline. You will often be using it to finish low-health enemies off, letting your Mana regenerate in the process. As such, being aware of Wand upgrades is the main thing to look out for while leveling.
|5||Lesser Magic Wand||11.3||BoE crafted from Enchanting|
|9-17||Cinder Wand||11.8||(Horde) Quest reward from Arugal's Folly in Silverpine Forest|
|9-17||Spark of the People's Militia||12.8||(Alliance) Quest reward from The People's Militia in Westfall|
|13||Greater Magic Wand||17.5||BoE crafted from Enchanting|
|20||Dusk Wand||17.6||Wand vendor sells in Stormwind and Ironforge, Undercity and Orgrimmar|
|17-26||Spellcrafter Wand||20.3||(Alliance) Quest reward from Retrieval for Mauren in Stonetalon Mountains|
|17-29||Branding Rod||21.5||(Horde) Quest reward from Isha Awak in The Barrens|
|17||Cookie's Stirring Rod||22.3||Drops off Cookie in Deadmines|
|23-31||Consecrated Wand||24.2||(Alliance) Quest reward from Worgen in the Woods in Duskwood|
|22-29||Excavation Rod||24.2||(Alliance) Quest reward from Ormer's Revenge in Wetlands|
|26||Lesser Mystic Wand||25.3||BoE crafted from Enchanting|
|18-27||Gravestone Scepter||29||Quest reward from Blackfathom Villainy / Blackfathom Villainy in Blackfathom Deeps|
|30-40||Rod of Sorrow||31.8||Quest reward from Wanted! Otto and Falconcrest in Arathi Highlands|
|30-40||Burning Sliver||32.7||Quest reward from Crushridge Warmongers in Alterac Mountains|
|41||Blackbone Wand||35.3||Wand vendor sells in Stormwind and Ironforge, Undercity and Orgrimmar|
|42-50||Nature's Breath||41.4||(Horde) Quest reward from Dark Vessels in The Hinterlands|
|42-50||Cairnstone Sliver||41.4||(Alliance) Quest reward from The Morrow Stone in Feralas|
|46||Noxious Shooter||50||Drops off Noxxion in Maraudon|
|54-58||Smokey's Fireshooter||53.2||Quest reward from When Smokey Sings, I Get Violent in Eastern Plaguelands|
|51||Rod of Corrosion||55||Drops off Shade of Eranikus in Sunken Temple|
|61||Survivalist's Wand||84.62||Quest reward from Colossal Menace in Hellfire Peninsula|
|62||Arakkoa Divining Rod||91.56||Quest reward from A Personal Favor in Hellfire Peninsula|
|62||Calming Spore Reed||96.88||Drops off Rokmar the Crackler in The Slave Pens|
|64||Voidfire Wand||103.95||Drops off Pandemonius in Mana Tombs|
|65||Arcane Wand of Sylvanaar||95.31||Quest reward from The Den Mother in Blade's Edge Mountains|
|65||Wand of the Ancestors||98.75||Quest reward from The Thunderspike in Blade's Edge Mountains|
|67||Unearthed Enkaat Wand||102.06||Quest reward from Mark V is Alive! in Netherstorm|
|67||Rejuvenating Scepter||102.14||Quest reward from Ar'kelos the Guardian in Netherstorm|
End-Game Weapons for Priests in TBC Classic
Priests have many end-game weapons at their disposal. The best ones come from raiding, but there are also good options in dungeons and the occasional quest reward.
For more information about end-game gearing for Priests, please refer to our Gearing guides for Shadow Priests and Healing Priests:
- 11 Jun. 2021: Guide added.
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