Holy Priest Healing Gear and Best in Slot — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Jan 14, 2020 at 07:40 by Niphyr 37 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) 8.3.

1.

Corrupted Gear for Holy Priests

For information on Corruption and corrupted gear, please visit our Corrupted items page.

The best corruption effects on items are as follows.

Note: While both Glimpse of Clarity Icon Glimpse of Clarity and Ineffable Truth Icon Ineffable Truth have good potential, it does require some micro-management. In particular, you want to make sure you are using your short cooldown spells, like Prayer of Mending Icon Prayer of Mending and Circle of Healing Icon Circle of Healing, as often as possible. For Glimpse of Clarity Icon Glimpse of Clarity, you want to consume it with one of these short cooldown spells, so the added benefit is not wasted. For Ineffable Truth Icon Ineffable Truth, try to keep the short cooldown spells on cooldown as often as possible to maximise the benefit.

2.

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. This list also includes the lower-item level trinkets from earlier in the expansion including World Quest, World Boss and previous raid tier trinkets.

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.
2.1.

S Tier

Pocket-Sized Computation Device Icon Pocket-Sized Computation Device is rated in the S-Tier when used with the Cyclotronic Blast Icon Cyclotronic Blast Red punch card and the highest and most relevant stat Yellow punch card available to you. The reasoning behind this is the significant amount of added damage Cyclotronic Blast adds when used on cooldown on bosses.

2.2.

A Tier

2.3.

B Tier

2.4.

C Tier

3.

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.

4.

Best in Slot List for Holy Priests in Ny'alotha

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 Ny'alotha 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 Cowl of Unspeakable Horrors Icon Cowl of Unspeakable Horrors Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn in Ny'alotha
Shoulders Void Ascendant's Mantle Icon Void Ascendant's Mantle Vexiona in Ny'alotha
Cloak Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve Icon Ashjra'kamas, Shroud of Resolve Obtained from the Legendary Cloak quest line and upgraded from Horrific Visions
Chest Robes of Unreality Icon Robes of Unreality The Prophet Skitra in Ny'alotha
Wrists Cuffs of Grim Conjuration Icon Cuffs of Grim Conjuration Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn in Ny'alotha
Gloves Grips of Occult Reminiscence Icon Grips of Occult Reminiscence Shad'har the Insatiable in Ny'alotha
Belt Mana-Infused Sash Icon Mana-Infused Sash Maut in Ny'alotha
Legs Corporeal Supplicant's Trousers Icon Corporeal Supplicant's Trousers Dark Inquisitor Xanesh in Ny'alotha
Boots Psychic's Subtle Slippers Icon Psychic's Subtle Slippers The Prophet Skitra in Ny'alotha
Ring #1 Ichorspine Loop Icon Ichorspine Loop Drest'agath in Ny'alotha
Ring #2 Void-Etched Band Icon Void-Etched Band Shad'har the Insatiable in Ny'alotha
Trinket #1 Forbidden Obsidian Claw Icon Forbidden Obsidian Claw Maut in Ny'alotha
Trinket #2 Oozing Coagulum Icon Oozing Coagulum Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn in Ny'alotha
Weapon Shandai, Watcher of Cosmos Icon Shandai, Watcher of Cosmos Ra-den the Despoiled in Ny'alotha
5.

Changelog

  • 14 Jan. 2020: Updated for the Ny'alotha raid items.
  • 28 Jul. 2019: Updated trinket info including Punch Card suggestions.
  • 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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