Holy Priest Healing Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Niphyr 45 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 Dragonflight 10.2.7.

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

1.

BiS Gear Guide for Holy Priest

Due to the wide variety of gear providing secondary stats that are all very close in value for us and augments such as sockets or tertiary stats, there is no certain Best in Slot list. This page aims to guide you toward the best possible items, particularly in Trinket slots.

For regular item slots that are not used by tier or trinket/weapon effects, you will want to focus on item level while keeping the following in mind:

  • Socket — Around 10 item levels.
  • Leech — Around 15 item levels. **
  • Avoidance — Around 5 item levels. ***

** Note: The value of leech drops off the more you get. It is quite valuable up until you reach 4-5 items with it; then, the value can drop off quite significantly. Focus on prioritizing item level if you reach this much leech from your gear.

*** Note: The value of avoidance depends heavily on the encounter. It is often much more valuable in Mythic+ as it can save you from many abilities that deal a large amount of damage. In the Raid, it varies from encounter to encounter, and its value could range from 0 item levels up to 10.

To learn more about stats and how they affect your gearing, check out the Holy Priest Stats page linked below.

2.

BiS Gear for Holy Priest

Overall BiS List Mythic+ Gear BiS List Raid Gear BiS List
3.

BiS List for Holy Priest

This list contains the most beneficial items from most sources for Holy Priest. Due to secondary stats being so close for Holy Priest, there are many viable and competitive options in most slots. You should prioritize item-level wherever possible and use this list just as a guide if you need to fill in a particular slot.

Maximum iLvl Great Vault items from Mythic+ are not listed here, as they are not targetable due to the RNG nature of the Vault. Mythic+ items are included at their maximum upgrade level.

While the Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle staff is listed as the best weapon below, it is quite rare, and the bonus is a damage benefit, making it hard to obtain. A good alternative which is easier to obtain is Staff of Incandescent Torment Icon Staff of Incandescent Torment from Gnarlroot. Your priority with weapon should be to acquire the highest item level weapon possible. Whether this is a staff, a main-hand and off-hand combination, or a crafted weapon.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Nymue in Amirdrassil
Helm Crest of Lunar Communion Icon Crest of Lunar Communion Revival Catalyst, or Raszageth/Magmorax/Tindral
Neck Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat Crafted by Jewelcrafting
Shoulder Shoulderguardians of Lunar Communion Icon Shoulderguardians of Lunar Communion Revival Catalyst, or Broodkeeper Diurna/Echo of Neltharion/Smolderon
Cloak Mantle of Blazing Sacrifice Icon Mantle of Blazing Sacrifice Smolderon in Amirdrassil
Chest Cassock of Lunar Communion Icon Cassock of Lunar Communion Revival Catalyst, or Kurog/Zskarn/Nymue
Bracers Allied Wristguards of Time Dilation Icon Allied Wristguards of Time Dilation Crafted by Tailoring
Gloves Touch of Lunar Communion Icon Touch of Lunar Communion Revival Catalyst, or Dathea/Forgotten Experiments/Igira the Cruel
Belt Sash of Abandoned Hope Icon Sash of Abandoned Hope Kazzara in Aberrus
Legs Leggings of Lunar Communion Icon Leggings of Lunar Communion Revival Catalyst, or Sennarth/Rashok/Larodar
Boots Sandals of Ancient Fury Icon Sandals of Ancient Fury Rashok in Aberrus
Ring #1 Onyx Impostor's Birthright Icon Onyx Impostor's Birthright Echo of Neltharion in Aberrus
Ring #2 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates, or Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Trinket #1 Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence ** Forgotten Experiments in Aberrus, or Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Trinket #2 Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon ** Primal Council in Vault of the Incarnates, or Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.

** A note on trinkets: Read the trinket section below to get a better understanding on which trinkets you should be aiming for.

3.

Mythic+ Gear BiS List for Holy Priest

This list contains the highest throughput setup, with farmable gear from Mythic+ Dungeons. This is a great place to start on a relatively new character, as you can infinitely grind out these items from Mythic+. This gear is aimed at ideal stats for raiding; if you plan on just healing Mythic+ dungeons, then you should also keep items with better secondary stats for dungeons.

While the Chillworn's Infusion Staff Icon Chillworn's Infusion Staff staff from Ruby Life Pools is listed as the best weapon below, your priority with weapon should be to acquire the highest item level weapon possible. Whether this is a staff, a main-hand and off-hand combination, or a crafted weapon.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Chillworn's Infusion Staff Icon Chillworn's Infusion Staff Ruby Life Pools
Helm Crest of Lunar Communion Icon Crest of Lunar Communion Revival Catalyst any Helm
Neck Custodian's Medallion of Delusion Icon Custodian's Medallion of Delusion The Azure Vault
Shoulder Shoulderguardians of Lunar Communion Icon Shoulderguardians of Lunar Communion Revival Catalyst any Shoulders
Cloak Mammoth-Trainer's Drape Icon Mammoth-Trainer's Drape Neltharus
Chest Cassock of Lunar Communion Icon Cassock of Lunar Communion Revival Catalyst any Chest
Bracers Infused Elemental Bands Icon Infused Elemental Bands The Azure Vault
Gloves Touch of Lunar Communion Icon Touch of Lunar Communion Revival Catalyst any Gloves
Belt Flare-Singed Strap Icon Flare-Singed Strap Neltharus
Legs Leggings of Lunar Communion Icon Leggings of Lunar Communion Revival Catalyst any Legs
Boots Khajin's Hailstone Footwraps Icon Khajin's Hailstone Footwraps Halls of Infusion
Ring #1 Platinum Star Band Icon Platinum Star Band Algeth'ar Academy
Ring #2 Scalebane Signet Icon Scalebane Signet Neltharus
Trinket #1 Ruby Whelp Shell Icon Ruby Whelp Shell ** Ruby Life Pools
Trinket #2 Emerald Coach's Whistle Icon Emerald Coach's Whistle (semi-passive) or Spoils of Neltharus Icon Spoils of Neltharus (active) ** Algeth'ar Academy or Neltharus

** A note on trinkets: Read the trinket section below to get a better understanding on which trinkets you should be aiming for.

3.

Raid Gear BiS List for Holy Priest

This list contains the highest throughput setup, only using gear from the Season 4 Raids.

While the Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle staff is listed as the best weapon below, it is quite rare, and the bonus is a damage benefit, making it hard to obtain. A good alternative which is easier to obtain is Staff of Incandescent Torment Icon Staff of Incandescent Torment from Gnarlroot. Your priority with weapon should be to acquire the highest item level weapon possible. Whether this is a staff, a main-hand and off-hand combination, or a crafted weapon.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Nymue in Amirdrassil
Helm Crest of Lunar Communion Icon Crest of Lunar Communion Revival Catalyst, or Raszageth/Magmorax/Tindral
Neck Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat Crafted by Jewelcrafting
Shoulder Shoulderguardians of Lunar Communion Icon Shoulderguardians of Lunar Communion Revival Catalyst, or Broodkeeper Diurna/Echo of Neltharion/Smolderon
Cloak Mantle of Blazing Sacrifice Icon Mantle of Blazing Sacrifice Smolderon in Amirdrassil
Chest Cassock of Lunar Communion Icon Cassock of Lunar Communion Revival Catalyst, or Kurog/Zskarn/Nymue
Bracers Allied Wristguards of Time Dilation Icon Allied Wristguards of Time Dilation Crafted by Tailoring
Gloves Touch of Lunar Communion Icon Touch of Lunar Communion Revival Catalyst, or Dathea/Forgotten Experiments/Igira the Cruel
Belt Sash of Abandoned Hope Icon Sash of Abandoned Hope Kazzara in Aberrus
Legs Leggings of Lunar Communion Icon Leggings of Lunar Communion Revival Catalyst, or Sennarth/Rashok/Larodar
Boots Sandals of Ancient Fury Icon Sandals of Ancient Fury Rashok in Aberrus
Ring #1 Onyx Impostor's Birthright Icon Onyx Impostor's Birthright Echo of Neltharion in Aberrus
Ring #2 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates, or Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Trinket #1 Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence ** Forgotten Experiments in Aberrus, or Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.
Trinket #2 Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon ** Primal Council in Vault of the Incarnates, or Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullions.

** A note on trinkets: Read the trinket section below to get a better understanding on which trinkets you should be aiming for.

3.

Best Gear To Spend Bullions On For Holy Priest

Season 4 offers a way to target specific, powerful items with the new Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion. Here are the best items to spend your Bullions on in Dragonflight Season 4.

  • Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence (If others in your group are using it)
  • Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon (If others in your group are using it)
  • Rashok's Molten Heart Icon Rashok's Molten Heart, Screaming Black Dragonscale Icon Screaming Black Dragonscale or Broodkeeper's Promise Icon Broodkeeper's Promise if your group aren't running either of the above trinkets. **
  • Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle, if still missing a weapon.

** Note: Rashok's Molten Heart Icon Rashok's Molten Heart, Screaming Black Dragonscale Icon Screaming Black Dragonscale and Broodkeeper's Promise Icon Broodkeeper's Promise are extremely close in value and which one you decide to use is personal preference.

4.

Trinkets for Holy Priests

The following is a ranking of trinkets aimed at use in a raid environment unless mentioned otherwise. 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 you will want to focus on enhance your performance by increasing your stats. You will typically want to avoid trinkets that provide a healing or shielding effect as they do not scale as well as the stat trinkets. If you are not great at using "on-use" trinkets, feel free to opt for a more passive option that is easier to use, as you will likely get much more benefit from it.

4.1.

You should aim to acquire two S-Tier trinkets eventually. Trinkets from the A tier in particular are strong enough to still perform well until you can get your hands on one of the top tier trinkets.

4.2.

S Tier

4.3.

A Tier

4.4.

B Tier

Due to the large number of trinkets available in Season 4, only those considered B-Tier or higher have been listed.

5.

Important Note: If you are using the 4-set bonus from Season 3, you should continue to use it until you have enough items to move directly to the 4-set bonus from Season 4. If you do not already have any tier items from Season 3, simply equip any Season 4 tier as soon as possible.

The tier bonus for Season 4 is passively applying Renew Icon Renew through using your existing talents, Holy Word: Sanctify Icon Holy Word: Sanctify, and Holy Word: Serenity Icon Holy Word: Serenity. These Renews periodically trigger a powerful buff which prevents your next cast of a Holy Word from consuming a charge. You should prioritize obtaining your 4-set bonus as soon as possible. Which 4 slots you obtain does not matter; it is only important that you have the bonus.

  • 2-set: Priest Holy 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Priest Holy 10.2 Class Set 2pc - Holy Word: Serenity applies 14 sec of Renew to its target. Holy Word: Sanctify applies 5 sec of Renew to allies it heals.
  • 4-set: Priest Holy 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Priest Holy 10.2 Class Set 4pc - Renew's healing has a chance to cause your next Holy Word: Sanctify or Holy Word: Serenity to not consume a charge when cast and cost 50% less Mana, accumulating up to 2 charges.

Neither of the set bonuses changes how we play. It is important to understand the renews provided from regular Prayer of Mending Icon Prayer of Mending casts, as well as the 2-set bonus Priest Holy 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Priest Holy 10.2 Class Set 2pc provide enough renews to generate all of the 4-set procs. You should not be casting Renew Icon Renew despite the set bonus appearing as though it rewards it.

6.

We suggest you aim for the following Embellishments when crafting your gear:

  1. Allied Wristguards of Time Dilation Icon Allied Wristguards of Time Dilation - These bracers provide not only yourself, but some nearby allies with increased Versatility.
  2. Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat - This neck has a unique Embellishment, providing a strong secondary stat bonus, increasing with the number of sockets on your gear.

Undulating Sporecloak Icon Undulating Sporecloak had all of its effects heavily reduced in patch 10.2 and is no longer recommended. Magazine of Healing Darts Icon Magazine of Healing Darts is a potential replacement if you are unable to craft either of the two recommended items.

The remainder of the embellishments provide much less value and should be avoided where possible.

7.

There are no specific Necklaces or Rings which you should be aiming for. When choosing between your Jewellery items, try to keep in mind the stat priority for your preferred mode of content to help decide which stats to prioritize.

8.

Best Weapons for Holy Priest

There are no specific Weapons you should be aiming for. Try to obtain the highest item level Staff or Main-hand and Off-hand combination that you can, regardless of their secondary stats.

9.

Gear upgrades for Holy Priest

The Valor Upgrade system is gone in Season 2 and is replaced by a new system that allows for item upgrades to be obtained from a wider variety of content.

Dragonflight Season 2 introduces two new currencies: Flightstones and Shadowflame Crests are both obtainable from practically all forms of content in the game. They can be used to upgrade gear up to Item Level 441, which is entry-level Mythic Raid Item Level. They can also upgrade Crafted Gear up to iLvl 447, which is late-Mythic Item Level.

You should aim to upgrade weapons and trinkets first, then your chest, helm, and legs.

For more information on the new Gear Upgrades system, check out our dedicated page for it below.

As with Valor, the cost to upgrade scales differs per slot but now also increases quickly as item levels go up.

9.1.

Enchants and Sockets

Once you have obtained a piece of gear containing a prismatic socket or needing to be enchanted, you will need to know how to modify it. Details about these tweaks can be found on our dedicated gems, enchants, and consumables page.

10.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 23 Apr. 2024: More Dragonflight Season 4 trinket updates.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Dragonflight Season 4.
  • 17 Mar. 2024: Updated for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 13 Nov. 2023: Updated BiS list.
  • 08 Nov. 2023: More 10.2 updates including Sporecloak recommendation change.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated with Patch 10.2 changes.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.7 including new Best in Slot lists.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 16 May 2023: Minor updates including Sporecloak bug.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated with initial Patch 10.1 information.
  • 31 Mar. 2023: Further Patch 10.0.7 updates.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 21 Dec. 2022: Added some missing trinkets.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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