Classic Priest Healer Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Dec 02, 2020 at 10:24 by Niphyr 28 comments

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Priest Healer in WoW Classic.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Classic Holy Priest gear and best in slot.

1.

Gearing Strategy for Healing Priests

To allow for easier gearing up both before and after your enter raids, the gear talked about below will often suggest alternate viable items for the same slot, to help provide significant power in a particular slot even if it is not the absolute best item.

2.

Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Holy and Discipline Priests

The gear below is focused on the best healing gear for Holy and Discipline Priests in the final phase 6 Naxxramas patch.

Healing Priest Tier 3, Vestments of Faith, is one of the more underwhelming sets and is generally considered not worth losing the Tier 2 bonus for. You should keep running Tier 2 3-set throughout your Naxxramas progression and fill around it with the best available items.

Tier 2 8-set will come into play on various bosses in Naxxramas if you have it, including Loatheb, Sapphiron and Kel'Thuzad. For Loatheb, it allows you to provide additional healing in the limited windows, for Sapphiron and Kel'Thuzad it allows increased efficient healing on these high healing, long encounters.

Specifically for Sapphiron, your gear may change slightly depending on your guild's requirements, strategy and composition. Whether you choose to run no Frost Resist or choose to run 80 or more, suggestions on which slots to prioritise are discussed further down below the Best In Slot list. If you have Tier 2 8-set, you may also be called on for your mana efficient raid healing which is key to successfully defeating Sapphiron.

Once you have cleared Naxxramas and have it on farm, you will gradually end up replacing all of your Tier 2 items with the items listed below.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Circlet of Faith Icon Circlet of Faith
  • Don Rigoberto's Lost Hat Icon Don Rigoberto's Lost Hat
Neck
  • Amulet of the Fallen God Icon Amulet of the Fallen God **
  • Necklace of Necropsy Icon Necklace of Necropsy **
Shoulder
  • Shoulderpads of Faith Icon Shoulderpads of Faith
Cloak
  • Cloak of Suturing Icon Cloak of Suturing
  • Cloak of Clarity Icon Cloak of Clarity
Chest
  • Robe of Faith Icon Robe of Faith
  • Robes of the Guardian Saint Icon Robes of the Guardian Saint
Wrists
  • Bindings of Faith Icon Bindings of Faith
  • Bracelets of Royal Redemption Icon Bracelets of Royal Redemption
Gloves
  • Gloves of Faith Icon Gloves of Faith
  • Quest reward from Gloves of Faith (Gluth, Gothik the Harvester and Instructor Razuvious) in Naxxramas
Belt
  • Grasp of the Old God Icon Grasp of the Old God
  • Belt of Faith Icon Belt of Faith
  • C'Thun in AQ40
  • Quest reward from Belt of Faith (Heigan the Unclean, Noth the Plaguebringer and Gluth) in Naxxramas
Legs
  • Leggings of Faith Icon Leggings of Faith
Boots
  • Sandals of Faith Icon Sandals of Faith
  • Boots of Pure Thought Icon Boots of Pure Thought
Ring
  • Ring of Faith Icon Ring of Faith
  • Band of Unanswered Prayers Icon Band of Unanswered Prayers
  • Pure Elementium Band Icon Pure Elementium Band
  • Ring of the Martyr Icon Ring of the Martyr
Trinket
  • Warmth of Forgiveness Icon Warmth of Forgiveness
  • Eye of the Dead Icon Eye of the Dead
  • Rejuvenating Gem Icon Rejuvenating Gem
  • Shard of the Scale Icon Shard of the Scale
One-Hand
  • Hammer of the Twisting Nether Icon Hammer of the Twisting Nether
Off-Hand
  • Sapphiron's Right Eye Icon Sapphiron's Right Eye
  • Noth's Frigid Heart Icon Noth's Frigid Heart
Staff
  • Spire of Twilight Icon Spire of Twilight
Wand
  • Wand of the Whispering Dead Icon Wand of the Whispering Dead

** Note 1: The Amulet of the Fallen God Icon Amulet of the Fallen God from C'Thun was a highly contested item with most casters wanting it. If you were unable to obtain one in AQ40 then the Necklace of Necropsy Icon Necklace of Necropsy is a fantastic alternative.

3.

Holy and Discipline Priest PvP Best in Slot Gear

You can find our recommended gear for PvPing as a Holy and Discipline Priest in the link below.

4.

Frost Resistance Gear for Holy and Discipline Priests

The main fight Frost Resistance gear is desired for is Sapphiron in Naxxramas. Whether you choose to run no Frost Resist, or choose to run 100 or more, the list below will help you prioritise how you can obtain your desired Frost Resistance. As a general guide to balance both healing throughput and manage the incoming damage we suggest you obtain around 70-80 Frost Resistance on gear. This is then supplemented with enchants and consumables to further reduce the frost damage taken.

Keep in mind if you have Tier 2 8-set you may also be called on for your mana efficient raid healing which is key to successfully defeating Sapphiron.

Slot Item Source
Neck
  • Touch of Frost Icon Touch of Frost
Cloak
  • Glacial Cloak Icon Glacial Cloak
Ring
  • Ramaladni's Icy Grasp Icon Ramaladni's Icy Grasp
  • Band of Icy Depths Icon Band of Icy Depths
  • Hailstone Band Icon Hailstone Band
  • Ramaladni's Icy Grasp quest from the Argent Dawn
  • The Wrath of Neptulon questline
  • Noth the Plaguebringer in Naxxramas
Wand
  • Banshee Finger Icon Banshee Finger
5.

Pre-Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Holy and Discipline Priests

In order to prepare your Priest healer for raiding, you will need to collect gear from pre-raid activities, such as dungeons. The page below shows the best-in-slot for Priest healers without any raid loot available to them.

6.

Changelog

  • 02 Dec. 2020: Updated for Phase 6 release.
  • 09 Aug. 2020: Updated for Phase 5 with BiS alternatives.
  • 16 Apr. 2020: Updated for Phase 4 ZG release.
  • 09 Mar. 2020: Reworked format of guide.
  • 14 Feb. 2020: Fixed some missing gear options.
  • 11 Feb. 2020: Updated for Phase 3 BWL release.
  • 11 Dec. 2019: Added link to PvP BiS.
  • 14 Oct. 2019: Updated for Dire Maul release and added Raid BiS.
  • 23 Sep. 2019: Healing BiS list updated.
  • 09 Aug. 2019: Guide added.
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