Holy Priest Healing Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.2

Last updated on Mar 21, 2022 at 08:20 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 Shadowlands 9.2.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Classic Holy Priest gear and best in slot.

1.

Legendaries for Holy Priest

Holy Priest primarily uses Flash Concentration Icon Flash Concentration in Raid and Mythic+. There are a few alternatives that can be used. Check out our dedicated Legendary page to help you choose which ones to craft and wear.

2.

Tier Set for Holy Priests

Introduced in Patch 9.2 are tier items, with 2-set and 4-set bonuses.

You can obtain the set items from the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid, or craft them using Creation Catalyst.

The tier set does alter how you play, with an emphasis around which spells you use to consume Divine Conversation Icon Divine Conversation to maximise both the extra healing they do, but also the additional cooldown reduction they provide to their associated Holy Word. The Holy Priest Rotation page has detailed information on the best ways to utilise the Divine Conversation buff.

3.

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.

The trinkets from Sepulcher of the First Ones are fairly underwhelming and trinkets from other sources should be considered if available to you at a similar or higher item level. You should ideally aim to use Unbound Changeling Icon Unbound Changeling from Ingra Maloch in Mists of Tirna Scithe alongside either So'leah's Secret Technique Icon So'leah's Secret Technique from So'leah in Tazavesh, the Veiled Market or Elegy of the Eternals Icon Elegy of the Eternals from Prototype Pantheon in Sepulcher of the First Ones

3.1.

S Tier

S Tier: the strongest and most generally useful trinkets; these are always good choices.

  • Unbound Changeling Icon Unbound Changeling from Ingra Maloch in Mists of Tirna Scithe — Another base Intellect trinket with a Haste effect, this is an all-around solid trinket with a pretty reliable proc that will provide good value over the course of the encounter. You can change this effect from Haste to Critical Strike or Mastery by eating the appropriate Shadowlands stat food.
3.2.

A Tier

A Tier: these trinkets are slightly weaker than the S Tier trinkets, but are still solid choices.

3.3.

B Tier

B Tier: a below-average trinket that should be picked only in the absence of an S or A Tier trinket.

  • Soulletting Ruby Icon Soulletting Ruby from Kul'tharok in Theater of Pain — The only downside to this Intellect and Critical Strike heavy trinket is the travel time of the soul, which can feel like an eternity if your target is a long distance from you. Once it reaches you though, you are provided a strong Critical Strike effect, especially if you can find a low-health enemy to use it on.
  • The Lion's Roar Icon The Lion's Roar from Anduin Wrynn in Sepulcher of the First Ones — This can be difficult to use, but provides competitive healing when the absorb can be fully utilitsed.
  • Spiritual Alchemy Stone Icon Spiritual Alchemy Stone from Alchemy and upgraded to 262 through Crafter's Mark of the Chained Isle Icon Crafter's Mark of the Chained Isle — A very solid Versatility, Intellect and Mana bonus that is a good choice for its item level.
  • Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity Icon Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity is a PvP trinket with a passive Intellect proc and high base Haste. Despite the Haste, this is a great option if you don't want the hassle of an on-use trinket and struggle to obtain other trinkets.
3.4.

C Tier

C Tier: a weak trinket that provides very little healing output or other utility and should be avoided if possible.

3.5.

Sanctum of Domination Trinkets

As you gear up in Sepulcher of the First Ones you will slowly replace your Sanctum of Domination trinkets. You should look to replace trinkets as you gain access to other trinkets in the same or higher tier at a better item level.

S Tier - Titanic Ocular Gland Icon Titanic Ocular Gland A Tier - Shadowed Orb of Torment Icon Shadowed Orb of Torment B Tier - Resonant Silver Bell Icon Resonant Silver Bell B Tier - Carved Ivory Keepsake Icon Carved Ivory Keepsake C Tier - Scrawled Word of Recall Icon Scrawled Word of Recall
3.6.

Entry Level Trinkets

If you are just starting to gear up, Spiritual Alchemy Stone Icon Spiritual Alchemy Stone can be created at 262 item level and is an exceptional entry-level trinket for both raiding and Mythic+ if you're an alchemist. Tome of Insight Icon Tome of Insight from Korthia world quest and event rewards is also a decent entry-level trinket and is fairly easy to obtain. Good starter trinkets from dungeons include So'leah's Secret Technique Icon So'leah's Secret Technique from So'leah in Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, Unbound Changeling Icon Unbound Changeling from Ingra Maloch in Mists of Tirna Scithe, and Soulletting Ruby Icon Soulletting Ruby from Kul'tharok in Theater of Pain.

World Quest Trinkets — There is a wide variety of world quest trinkets, everything from stat-sticks to healing and absorb procs. These are great entry level trinkets to provide you with something to use until you get a higher item level trinket from Mythic+ dungeons or raid. When using these trinkets on a character that is gearing up, focus on those which have either an Intellect or Secondary Stat proc, as they are much more reliable than the healing/absorb effects.

4.

Valor upgrades for Holy Priest

You are able to upgrade gear obtained from Mythic+ with Valor points. We recommend starting with trinkets and weapons where possible, otherwise target your lowest item level items first when upgrading. You can learn more about this system on the dedicated Valor page.

5.

Best in Slot List for Holy Priests in Sepulcher of the First Ones

Due to the introduction of multiple gear acquisition methods outside of raid that also provide competitive items, Best in Slot lists are now a thing of the past.

When gearing your Holy Priest, you should be focusing on item level as a priority and then, in the situation where you have two available items of the same item level, pick the one with the preferred secondary stats. Due to all of our secondary stats being so close in value, there is no reason to drop item level just to change the secondary stats. You can read more about secondary stat priority on the stats page.

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

Trinket recommendations including raid trinkets can be found further up on this page.

Slot Item Source
Helm Amice of the Empyrean Icon Amice of the Empyrean (Tier)* Anduin Wrynn in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Neck Beacon of Stormwind Icon Beacon of Stormwind Anduin Wrynn in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Shoulder Capelet of the Empyrean Icon Capelet of the Empyrean (Tier)* Lords of Dread in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Cloak Drape of Mournful Melodies Icon Drape of Mournful Melodies Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Chest Habit of the Empyrean Icon Habit of the Empyrean (Tier)* Rygelon in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Wrists Cuffs of the Covert Commander Icon Cuffs of the Covert Commander Lords of Dread in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Gloves Caress of the Empyrean Icon Caress of the Empyrean (Tier)* Lihuvim, Principal Architect in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Belt
Legs Leggings of the Empyrean Icon Leggings of the Empyrean (Tier)* Halondrus the Reclaimer in Sepulcher of the First Ones
Boots (any)
Rings
Weapon

* Note: With Tier, you should aim to pick up 4 tier items as soon as possible to activate the 4-set bonus. For your 5th slot you can use an off-set item below, there is no stand-out specific slot you should look to have as your off-set slot. Shoulder and Chest are available as tier at a higher item level so they are not listed below.

As you obtain new items, you should gem and enchant them as soon as possible to get the full benefit out of them.

6.

Best in Slot List for Holy Priests in Mythic+

Due to the introduction of multiple gear acquisition methods outside of raid that also provide competitive items, Best in Slot lists are now a thing of the past.

When gearing your Holy Priest, you should be focusing on item level as a priority and then, in the situation where you have two available items of the same item level, pick the one with the preferred secondary stats. Due to all of our secondary stats being so close in value, there is no reason to drop item level just to change the secondary stats. You can read more about secondary stat priority on the stats page.

The following list is provided to guide you on the most ideal items in each slot you can obtain from Mythic+ and help make you aware of the potential loot available. The focus of this list is on the dungeon stat priorities, which varies a bit from raid. Mythic+ is also a great place to gear for raid, however if raiding you will want to also look for items properly itemised for raid.

Slot Item Source
Helm Cocoonsilk Cowl Icon Cocoonsilk Cowl (Tier)* Creation Catalyst
Neck Ornately Engraved Amplifier Icon Ornately Engraved Amplifier Myza's Oasis in Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
Shoulder Capelet of the Empyrean Icon Capelet of the Empyrean (Tier)* Creation Catalyst
Cloak Blighted Margrave's Cloak Icon Blighted Margrave's Cloak Margrave Stradama in Plaguefall
Chest Habit of the Empyrean Icon Habit of the Empyrean (Tier)* Creation Catalyst
Wrists Deathshackle Wristwraps Icon Deathshackle Wristwraps Ingra Maloch in Mists of Tirna Scithe
Gloves Caress of the Empyrean Icon Caress of the Empyrean (Tier)* Creation Catalyst
Belt
Legs Leggings of the Empyrean Icon Leggings of the Empyrean (Tier)* Creation Catalyst
Boots Slippers of Leavened Station Icon Slippers of Leavened Station Lord Chamberlain in Halls of Atonement
Rings
Weapon

* Note: With Tier, you should aim to pick up 4 tier items as soon as possible to activate the 4-set bonus. If you do not have access to Sepulcher of the First Ones to obtain Tier set items, you can use Creation Catalyst to craft them.

7.

Domination Sockets

As of Patch 9.2 Domination Shards no longer function in Sepulcher of the First Ones or Mythic+ and should be replaced with higher item level items in those slots as possible.

8.

Changelog

  • 21 Mar. 2022: Updated trinket recommendations and fixed Sepulcher gear suggestions.
  • 22 Feb. 2022: Updated with Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
  • 23 Aug. 2021: Updated trinket and gear rankings; added some missing trinkets.
  • 07 Jul. 2021: Updated trinket recommendations due to hotfixes.
  • 06 Jul. 2021: Updated trinket recommendations.
  • 29 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Updated trinket rankings; added some missing trinkets.
  • 08 Dec. 2020: Updated trinket recommendations, including Dungeon and crafted trinkets.
  • 23 Nov. 2020: Added Castle Nathria BiS list & Trinkets.
  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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