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Holy Priest Healing Gear and Best in Slot in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 26, 2018 at 10:22 by Niphyr 30 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Holy Priests. It lists your best items, with an emphasis on trinkets, and gives you gearing advice.

The other pages of our Holy Priest guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Niphyr, a generally knowledgeable, long-time healing Priest and theorycrafter. You can follow him on Twitter.

1. Trinkets for Holy Priests

The following is a draft 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 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 Uldir

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 Uldir 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 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 Visage of the Ascended Prophet Icon Visage of the Ascended Prophet Zul, reborn (coin)
Shoulders Amice of Corrupting Horror Icon Amice of Corrupting Horror G'huun (coin)
Cloak Plasma-Spattered Greatcloak Icon Plasma-Spattered Greatcloak Vectis
Chest Robes of the Unraveler Icon Robes of the Unraveler Mythrax the Unraveler (coin)
Wrists Void-Lashed Wristband Icon Void-Lashed Wristband Zek'voz, Herald of N'Zoth
Gloves Mutagenic Protofluid Handwraps Icon Mutagenic Protofluid Handwraps Vectis
Belt Cord of Septic Envelopment Icon Cord of Septic Envelopment G'huun (coin)
Legs Leggings of Lingering Infestation Icon Leggings of Lingering Infestation M.O.T.H.E.R.
Boots Volatile Walkers Icon Volatile Walkers Taloc
Ring #1 Ring of the Infinite Void Icon Ring of the Infinite Void Zek'voz, Herald of N'Zoth
Ring #2 Band of Certain Annihilation Icon Band of Certain Annihilation Mythrax the Unraveler (coin)
Trinket #1 Inoculating Extract Icon Inoculating Extract Vectis
Trinket #2 Twitching Tentacle of Xalzaix Icon Twitching Tentacle of Xalzaix Mythrax the Unraveler (coin)
Weapon Heptavium, Staff of Torturous Knowledge Icon Heptavium, Staff of Torturous Knowledge G'huun (coin)

3. ChangeLog

  • 26 Aug. 2018: Made various substantial updates to the page.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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