Holy Paladin Healing Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

Last updated on Apr 14, 2019 at 19:20 by Adamselene 44 comments

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) 8.1.5.

1. 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.

2. Trinkets for Holy Paladins

If you are an Alchemist, Eternal Alchemist Stone Icon Eternal Alchemist Stone is at least as good as every other trinket of equal item level and you should attempt to craft one.

If you are not an Alchemist, the best trinkets you can easily obtain for an Avenging Crusader Icon Avenging Crusader build will be trinkets from the Battle of Dazar'alor raid. Three of them are essentially equal. They are:

If you are looking for a trinket from Mythic+, the best one available for an Avenging Crusader Icon Avenging Crusader build is Conch of Dark Whispers Icon Conch of Dark Whispers.

If you are using a Glimmer of Light Icon Glimmer of Light build, then the best two easily available trinkets will be the Crest of Pa'ku Icon Crest of Pa'ku and the Ignition Mage's Fuse Icon Ignition Mage's Fuse from Tol Dagor.

The only healing trinket not yet mentioned from Battle of Dazar'alor is the Incandescent Sliver Icon Incandescent Sliver. This trinket can be the best one available in specific situations, but because of your typical positioning in melee range as a Holy Paladin you are much less likely to get the same benefit from it as many other healers can. It can be used, but it is more difficult and encounter specific than the others previously mentioned.

The only healer trinket from Crucible of Storms, Void Stone Icon Void Stone, could have some niche uses, but also absorbs healing on the target; due to this, it is likely to find more use in Mythic+ than in raid settings.

There are many trinkets that could be comparable to the ones listed above. That being said, you are unlikely to get a World Quest or World Boss trinket at an item level comparable to those from Mythic+ Dungeons, Heroic, or Mythic Raids.

3. 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.

3.1. Avenging Crusader Azerite Pieces

3.1.1. Azerite Helms

3.1.2. Azerite Shoulders

3.1.3. Azerite Chests

3.2. 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 (30+ item level) upgrade.

3.2.1. Azerite Helms

3.2.2. Azerite Shoulders

3.2.3. Azerite Chests

4. Comparing Azerite Pieces

If you are unsure whether a piece of Azerite armor is an upgrade for you, the Holy Paladin spreadsheet The Light and How to Swing It has a tab that will allow you to compare them directly for your character.

5. Changelog

  • 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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