Classic Priest Healer Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Oct 14, 2019 at 01:12 by Niphyr 8 comments
General Information

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

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.

WoW Classic Phases

As stated by Blizzard, WoW Classic will have six phases, starting with Molten Core, Onyxia's Lair, and Maraudon, and ending with Naxxramas and the Scourge Invasion. This guide currently aims to focus on Phase 1 which is particularly relevant as a lot of typical pre-raid Best in Slot gear will eventually come from here once it is released.

3.

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

Slot Item Source
Helm**
Neck
Shoulder
Cloak**
Chest
Wrists**
Gloves
Belt
Legs
Boots
Ring
Trinket
One-Hand The Hammer of Grace Icon The Hammer of Grace Seven Dwarves in Blackrock Depths
Off-Hand
Staff
Wand**

**Note: Some slots such as Helm, Cloak, Wrists, Gloves and Wand have "of Healing" items that drop either randomly from some bosses, or as uncommon greens found throughout the world. These often have a very high Healing Power bonus and are good choices while gearing up for raid.

4.

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

Slot Item Source
Helm
Neck
Shoulder
Cloak
Chest
Wrists
  • Trash drop BoE in Molten Core
Gloves
Belt
Legs
Boots
Ring
Trinket
One-Hand Aurastone Hammer Icon Aurastone Hammer Garr in Molten Core
Off-Hand
Staff
Wand**

** Note 1: You should be looking to obtain 3 of the Prophecy set items for the reduced cast time on Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal the 3-set bonus provides.

*** Note 2: If you do not have Tailoring then Robes of the Exalted Icon Robes of the Exalted is a good replacement.

**** Note 3: While Cauterizing Band Icon Cauterizing Band is not unique and can be equipped in both ring slots, it can be difficult to obtain two. Fordring's Seal Icon Fordring's Seal is a great replacement for the second slot until you can obtain your second Cauterizing Band Icon Cauterizing Band.

***** Note 4: Hide of the Wild Icon Hide of the Wild is the best cloak obtainable at the moment, however if you are unable to afford to purchase the materials or a crafted cloak, Cloak of the Cosmos Icon Cloak of the Cosmos is a less powerful alternative.

5.

Fire Resistance Gear for Healing Priests

While doing Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair, you will likely need some Fire Resistance gear, especially for Ragnaros. Below lists some of the various pieces you can obtain in both dungeons and raids to gain some additional fire resistance.

Slot Item Source
Helm Starfire Tiara Icon Starfire Tiara Jed Runewatcher in Upper Blackrock Spire
Neck Drakefire Amulet Icon Drakefire Amulet Onyxia's Lair Attunement Quest
Cloak Cape of the Fire Salamander Icon Cape of the Fire Salamander Ambassador Flamelash in Blackrock Depths
Boots Dragonrider Boots Icon Dragonrider Boots Warchief Rend Blackhand in Upper Blackrock Spire
Waist Girdle of Prophecy Icon Girdle of Prophecy BoE drop from Molten Core
Wrists Flarecore Wraps Icon Flarecore Wraps Magmadar in Molten Core
6.

Priest Weapons

For more information about Priest weapons, please refer to our dedicated guide. We also have a guide on obtaining Benediction Icon Benediction / Anathema Icon Anathema.

7.

Changelog

  • 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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