Holy Priest Healing Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2

Last updated on Jul 11, 2019 at 09:20 by Niphyr 36 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Holy Priest in World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.2.

1. Trinkets for Holy Priests

The following is a ranking of trinkets, aimed at use in a raid environment. These rankings are formulated with all trinkets at the same item level. Due to how close in value most trinkets in each tier are, generally it is the higher item level that will decide which one is optimal.

Can't see a trinket in the list below? You can view more detailed trinket rankings on the Holy Priest Spreadsheet on the Trinket Ranks tab.

The ranking system is as follows.

  1. S Tier: the strongest and most generally useful trinkets; these are always good choices.
  2. A Tier: these trinkets are either slightly weaker than the S Tier traits, but are still solid choices.
  3. B Tier: a below-average trinket that should be picked only in the absence of an S or A Tier trinket.
  4. C Tier: a weak trinket that provides very little healing output or other utility and should be avoided if possible.

Any trinket not listed in one of the above tiers provides no increase in healing output, or significant utility, though some may increase damage dealt.

1.1. S Tier

1.2. A Tier

1.3. B Tier

1.4. C Tier

2. Benthic Gear

Of the Benthic gear available to healers, none of the bonus effects are particularly strong. It is suggested that you focus your upgrades on improving your item level in low item level slots, and on your Benthic items with sockets and/or Leech. Both sockets and Leech add significant value to the item slot, usually 5-10 item levels or more each.

3. Best in Slot List for Holy Priests in The Eternal Palace

Due to the introduction of Mythic+ providing high item-level gear, and Titanforging on both Mythic+ and raid gear, Best in Slot lists are now a thing of the past.

The following list is provided to guide you on the most ideal items in each slot you can obtain from The Eternal Palace and help make you aware of the potential loot available.

The trinket selections are present to give you an aim within the raid, a full list of trinket rankings can be found further up on this page.

Initially you should be using your bonus rolls on the bosses that drop Weapons, Azerite items and desired trinkets. Once you have obtained those items, start using them to fill in the rest of the slots you can obtain item-level upgrades in.

Several new items were added in The Eternal Palace with special effects on them. Information on how valuable these additional effects are will be added soon once we can see them in action.

Slot Item Source
Helm Handmaiden's Cowl of Sacrifice Icon Handmaiden's Cowl of Sacrifice Radiance of Azshara (coin)
Shoulders Fathom-Feeder's Mantle Icon Fathom-Feeder's Mantle Blackwater Behemoth
Cloak Cloak of Ill Tidings Icon Cloak of Ill Tidings Za'qul, Harbinger of Ny'alotha
Chest Robes of Sunken Nobility Icon Robes of Sunken Nobility Lady Ashvane
Wrists Sea Sculptor's Cuffs Icon Sea Sculptor's Cuffs Radiance of Azshara (coin)
Gloves Handguards of the Highest-Born Icon Handguards of the Highest-Born Queen Azshara (coin)
Belt Cephalopod's Sash Icon Cephalopod's Sash Orgozoa
Legs Seawrath Legwraps Icon Seawrath Legwraps Abyssal Commander Sivara
Boots Slippers of the Sorceress-Queen Icon Slippers of the Sorceress-Queen Queen Azshara (coin)
Ring #1 Ring of the Highborne Courtier Icon Ring of the Highborne Courtier The Queen's Court (coin)
Ring #2 Cursed Lover's Ring Icon Cursed Lover's Ring Queen Azshara (coin)
Trinket #1 Deferred Sentence Icon Deferred Sentence The Queen's Court (coin)
Trinket #2 Azshara's Font of Power Icon Azshara's Font of Power Queen Azshara (coin)
Weapon Anu-Azshara, Staff of the Eternal Icon Anu-Azshara, Staff of the Eternal Queen Azshara (coin)

4. Changelog

  • 11 Jul. 2019: Added latest trinket info for The Eternal Palace and Mechagon trinkets.
  • 09 Jul. 2019: Updated for The Eternal Palace and Benthic gear.
  • 24 Jun. 2019: Added new 8.2 Inscription trinket.
  • 15 Apr. 2019: Added information on the special items from the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 12 Mar. 2019: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1.5 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Feb. 2019: Updated trinket rankings.
  • 21 Jan. 2019: Updated for Battle of Dazar'alor.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 25 Sep. 2018: Updated trinket rankings.
  • 26 Aug. 2018: Made various substantial updates to the page.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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