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

Last updated on Apr 15, 2019 at 15:30 by Niphyr 36 comments

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) 8.1.5.

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.

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. Best in Slot List for Holy Priests in Crucible of Storms

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.

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 Crucible of Storms with special effects on them, instead of or in addition to the usual secondary stats. Each of these items works out to be worth around the same as a regular item with just secondary stats of the same item-level, with the slight variance based on how well you use the unique effect on the Crucible of Storms items.

  • Fathom Dredgers Icon Fathom Dredgers grants you a shield absorbing some incoming damage for 8 seconds for every 10,000 Mana you spend. This effect provides reliable healing, presuming you are taking enough damage to use up the absorb shield each time it is applied.
  • Pillar of the Drowned Cabal Icon Pillar of the Drowned Cabal places a ward on a friendly target for 1.5 minutes, which is consumed upon them taking a large single hit, healing the target. This heal is slightly more than the damage taken to trigger it, providing good value so long as it is used regularly. Taking this amount of damage in a single hit should not be an issue on most fights.
  • Malformed Herald's Legwraps Icon Malformed Herald's Legwraps creates a fissure below you for 12 seconds that grants Haste while standing in it, moving out of the fissure causes it to explode and damage you. This effect provides less benefit than the missing secondaries, making this the least desirable item for Holy Priest.
  • Void Stone Icon Void Stone places a buff on a friendly target that will absorb a large amount of damage or healing received for the next 12 seconds. This trinket has great potential, but could be difficult to time well in some circumstances so that the majority of the absorb is incoming damage.
  • Zaxasj's Deepstriders Icon Zaxasj's Deepstriders increases your Speed by 200 for every 20% health you are missing, up to 600 speed. Because these boots almost have the full secondary stat allocation, the movement speed is mostly a bonus, but may often be wasted.

3. Best in Slot List for Holy Priests in Battle of Dazar'alor

The following list is provided to guide you on the most ideal items in each slot you can obtain from Battle of Dazar'alor 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.

Slot Item Source
Helm Blazewing Hood Icon Blazewing Hood Jadefire Masters (coin)
Shoulders Giga-Charged Shoulderpads Icon Giga-Charged Shoulderpads High Tinker Mekkatorque (coin)
Cloak High Tinker's Cape Icon High Tinker's Cape High Tinker Mekkatorque (coin)
Chest Vestments of the Afterlife Icon Vestments of the Afterlife King Rastakhan (coin)
Wrists Lever Stabilizing Wristwraps Icon Lever Stabilizing Wristwraps High Tinker Mekkatorque (coin)
Gloves Firecaller's Handwraps Icon Firecaller's Handwraps Jadefire Masters (coin)
Belt Waistcord of Flowing Silk Icon Waistcord of Flowing Silk Opulence
Legs Leggings of Dire Research Icon Leggings of Dire Research Grong
Boots Lightfeather Footpads Icon Lightfeather Footpads Conclave of the Chosen
Ring #1 Band of Multi-Sided Strikes Icon Band of Multi-Sided Strikes Jadefire Masters (coin)
Ring #2 Lord Admiral's Signet Icon Lord Admiral's Signet Lady Jaina Proudmoore
Trinket #1 Incandescent Sliver Icon Incandescent Sliver Opulence
Trinket #2 Ward of Envelopment Icon Ward of Envelopment Champion of the Light
Weapon Phoenixfire Staff Icon Phoenixfire Staff Jadefire Masters (coin)

4. Changelog

  • 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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