TBC Classic Priest Weapons Guide

Last updated on Jun 14, 2021 at 15:58 by Abide 1 comment

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 Icon Hypnotic Blade and Witchblade Icon 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 Icon Hand of Righteousness from Scarlet Monastery: Cathedral and The Hammer of Grace Icon 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 Icon Spirit of Aquementas for healing or dps, and Thaurissan's Royal Scepter Icon 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 Icon Crescent Staff (Horde) and Staff of Westfall Icon 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 Icon Illusionary Rod or Hypnotic Blade Icon Hypnotic Blade (combined with Orb of the Forgotten Seer Icon 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 Icon Zum'rah's Vexing Cane, from Zul'Farrak is a great Staff, having all the stats you need while leveling up.
  • Spirit of Aquementas Icon 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.

Required Level Wand DPS Source
5 Lesser Magic Wand Icon Lesser Magic Wand 11.3 BoE crafted from Enchanting
9-17 Cinder Wand Icon Cinder Wand 11.8 (Horde) Quest reward from Arugal's Folly in Silverpine Forest
9-17 Spark of the People's Militia Icon Spark of the People's Militia 12.8 (Alliance) Quest reward from The People's Militia in Westfall
13 Greater Magic Wand Icon Greater Magic Wand 17.5 BoE crafted from Enchanting
20 Dusk Wand Icon Dusk Wand 17.6 Wand vendor sells in Stormwind and Ironforge, Undercity and Orgrimmar
17-26 Spellcrafter Wand Icon Spellcrafter Wand 20.3 (Alliance) Quest reward from Retrieval for Mauren in Stonetalon Mountains
17-29 Branding Rod Icon Branding Rod 21.5 (Horde) Quest reward from Isha Awak in The Barrens
17 Cookie's Stirring Rod Icon Cookie's Stirring Rod 22.3 Drops off Cookie in Deadmines
23-31 Consecrated Wand Icon Consecrated Wand 24.2 (Alliance) Quest reward from Worgen in the Woods in Duskwood
22-29 Excavation Rod Icon Excavation Rod 24.2 (Alliance) Quest reward from Ormer's Revenge in Wetlands
26 Lesser Mystic Wand Icon Lesser Mystic Wand 25.3 BoE crafted from Enchanting
18-27 Gravestone Scepter Icon Gravestone Scepter 29 Quest reward from Blackfathom Villainy / Blackfathom Villainy in Blackfathom Deeps
30-40 Rod of Sorrow Icon Rod of Sorrow 31.8 Quest reward from Wanted! Otto and Falconcrest in Arathi Highlands
30-40 Burning Sliver Icon Burning Sliver 32.7 Quest reward from Crushridge Warmongers in Alterac Mountains
41 Blackbone Wand Icon Blackbone Wand 35.3 Wand vendor sells in Stormwind and Ironforge, Undercity and Orgrimmar
42-50 Nature's Breath Icon Nature's Breath 41.4 (Horde) Quest reward from Dark Vessels in The Hinterlands
42-50 Cairnstone Sliver Icon Cairnstone Sliver 41.4 (Alliance) Quest reward from The Morrow Stone in Feralas
46 Noxious Shooter Icon Noxious Shooter 50 Drops off Noxxion in Maraudon
54-58 Smokey's Fireshooter Icon Smokey's Fireshooter 53.2 Quest reward from When Smokey Sings, I Get Violent in Eastern Plaguelands
51 Rod of Corrosion Icon Rod of Corrosion 55 Drops off Shade of Eranikus in Sunken Temple
61 Survivalist's Wand Icon Survivalist's Wand 84.62 Quest reward from Colossal Menace in Hellfire Peninsula
62 Arakkoa Divining Rod Icon Arakkoa Divining Rod 91.56 Quest reward from A Personal Favor in Hellfire Peninsula
62 Calming Spore Reed Icon Calming Spore Reed 96.88 Drops off Rokmar the Crackler in The Slave Pens
64 Voidfire Wand Icon Voidfire Wand 103.95 Drops off Pandemonius in Mana Tombs
65 Arcane Wand of Sylvanaar Icon Arcane Wand of Sylvanaar 95.31 Quest reward from The Den Mother in Blade's Edge Mountains
65 Wand of the Ancestors Icon Wand of the Ancestors 98.75 Quest reward from The Thunderspike in Blade's Edge Mountains
67 Unearthed Enkaat Wand Icon Unearthed Enkaat Wand 102.06 Quest reward from Mark V is Alive! in Netherstorm
67 Rejuvenating Scepter Icon 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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