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Holy Paladin Healing Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Jun 23, 2020 at 04:50 by Mytholxgy 48 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Holy Paladin in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Holy Paladin Healer gear and best in slot.


Corrupted Gear

For general information about Corrupted gear, please visit our Corrupted Items page.

In general, if you are looking for purely damaging options, you will want to get Infinite Stars Icon Infinite Stars, which is very good right for single target. Twilight Devastation Icon Twilight Devastation is also great for damage dealing, especially in dungeons.

For healing, stat% increase effects are the best healing corruptions you can get. Secondary stat boosts are all decent stat boosts that you can use to improve your healing. Flash of Insight Icon Flash of Insight can be classified as "Ok".

Void Ritual Icon Void Ritual is good, but has a high corruption amount, making it difficult to combine with other pieces. Leech (Siphoner Icon Siphoner is decent, but not top tier.

The cooldown reduction corruption, Ineffable Truth Icon Ineffable Truth is a superb option, and gets better the longer an encounter goes on.

Corruption effects that are not worth specifically seeking out are Deadly Momentum Icon Deadly Momentum (Critical Strik proc), Surging Vitality Icon Surging Vitality (Versatility proc) and Glimpse of Clarity Icon Glimpse of Clarity (Cooldown reduction).


Adding Sockets to your Gear

There is a new item introduced in 8.3 that allows you to add a socket to an item that did not already have one: Gouged Eye of N'Zoth Icon Gouged Eye of N'Zoth. For more information on how to obtain it, please go to our Horrific Visions Hub.


Best in Slot List for Holy Paladins

While we do not currently believe a Best in Slot list is worth adding because the nature of the Titanforging mechanic makes it impossible, it is worth noting the stronger trinkets and Azerite armor pieces, so that you can try to obtain them at a high item level.


Trinkets for Holy Paladins

If you are an Alchemist, Ascended Alchemist Stone Icon Ascended Alchemist Stone is a very good option and easily accessible. For Mythic plus and Avenging Crusader Icon Avenging Crusader, it is considered as one of the strongest trinkets.

If you are not an Alchemist, the best trinkets you can easily obtain for an Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light build will be trinkets from Ny'alotha. The following two of them are essentially equal:

If you are running high levels of Ineffable Truth Icon Ineffable Truth, it can be worth using Forbidden Obsidian Claw Icon Forbidden Obsidian Claw, from Maut. This will help with the increased Mana costs that come from high Ineffable Truth percentages.

The best Mythic+ trinkets are Ignition Mage's Fuse Icon Ignition Mage's Fuse and Conch of Dark Whispers Icon Conch of Dark Whispers. It should be noted that these are generally inferior to the raid trinkets.

From world content, the Pocket-Sized Computation Device Icon Pocket-Sized Computation Device is a very strong option with the right cards.

Both Deferred Sentence Icon Deferred Sentence and Luminous Jellyweed Icon Luminous Jellyweed from the Eternal Palace raid are strong, albeit lower item level, options

From World quests and emissaries there are several useful trinkets, like Gilded Loa Figurine Icon Gilded Loa Figurine, Dinobone Charm Icon Dinobone Charm, Emblem of Zandalar Icon Emblem of Zandalar, and especially Sea Giant's Tidestone Icon Sea Giant's Tidestone. The drawback to these trinkets is their lower starting item level compared to the raid trinkets.


Azerite Gear for Holy Paladins

As Azerite gear comes with set traits, we can identify the best Azerite gear for a given item level. Item level differences may still make pieces with inferior Azerite trait combinations better overall, but the ones below have the best Azerite trait combinations from dungeons, world quests, world bosses, and raids. Since the Avenging Crusader Icon Avenging Crusader and Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light builds have significantly different priorities, we will list them separately.


Glimmer of Light Azerite Pieces

The highest priority for all of these is that they have Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light. You should not consider an Azerite piece of gear that does not have this trait unless it is a huge (more than 30 item level) upgrade.


Azerite Helms


Azerite Shoulders


Azerite Chests


Avenging Crusader Azerite Pieces


Azerite Helms


Azerite Shoulders


Azerite Chests


Comparing Azerite Pieces

If you are unsure whether a piece of Azerite armor is an upgrade for you, the QuestionablyEpic Live has a tab that will allow you to compare them directly for your character.



  • 23 Jun. 2020: Added Forbidden Obsidian Claw.
  • 24 Feb. 2020: Updated to reflect hotfixes.
  • 23 Jan. 2020: Added updated corruption.
  • 14 Jan. 2020: Updated to include Nyalotha and Mechagon gear.
  • 31 Jul. 2019: Updated to include Benthic and TEP gear.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: This page has been reviewed for the release of Patch 8.2 and no changes are necessary.
  • 14 Apr. 2019: Added Void Stone trinket.
  • 06 Mar. 2019: Updated to include Glimmer build BIS.
  • 21 Jan. 2019: Updated for Battle for Dazar'alor release.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: Updated for Patch 8.1.
  • 11 Sep. 2018: Updated for recent hotfixes.
  • 26 Aug. 2018: Added World Quest trinkets.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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