Hey guys, this article will be going over how to properly gear for the upcoming bg and arena grinds that you will have to work with. All of this gear in my opinion is optimal for either a holy priest or disc priest, and you can def. pick and choose whatever gear you feel would better reflect your personal play style.
The whole picture…
Basically, what you are doing is buying all of the tailor made resilience pieces so that when you go into BGs to grind your gear it will be tolerable in the sense that you should be way ahead of the curve when compared to others that only have questing gear compared to your full resil set. Essentially you will be the guy that everyone will stand behind as they watch you soak damage. So let’s see the gear that we are looking at.
The mats for this: 360 [Embersilk Cloth] / 72 [Bolt of Embersilk Cloth]
31 [Volatile Fire] and 31 [Volatile Water]
How to use your honor…
Assuming you do have at least 4k honor cap i would immediately get [Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Medallion of Tenacity] since your main priority as a priest would be to fill the slots that you don’t have resil in with resilience. The Medallion trinket is by far the best upgrade for a healing priest. After that i would suggest obtaining off pieces.
Personally, I will be going the full regen route considering how terrible our regen is. If you feel that you would do better with haste, substitute my regen sets with a master haste blend. Instead of going full mastery or haste i feel that a good blend of the two would be optimal. And as usual i will be knocking out the hit/spell pen pieces first. But here are the actual pieces i will be getting.
Spell pen neck: [Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Pendant of Diffusion]
Hit ring: [Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Band of Accuracy]
Regen cloak: [Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Drape of Meditation]
After all of this simply buy your flavor of gear (mine will be regen). Replacing the lowest item level pieces first.
For the weapons…
For this one i would get a staff that drops off of Earthrager Ptah in Halls of Origination. It is called the [Soul Releaser] and is pretty perfectly itemized for getting to the ultimate goal of [Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Gavel] and [Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Reprieve]. Yes the OH MH combo will still be better.
Other Possible weapon drops are as follows:
[Torturer's Mercy] – Blacrock Caverns – Rom’ogg Bonecrusher
[Prophet's Scepter] – The Stonecore – High Priestess Azil
Other off pieces to think about…
As for the other pieces that you can obtain through dungeons, you can use whatever suits your play style. If you feel that you may have issues surviving or just want to put out more pressure with haste or spell power i would try to get these items…
[Witching Hourglass] – Blackrock Caverns – Ascendant Lord Obsidius
[Tear of Blood] – The Stonecore – High Priestess Azil
[Gale of Shadows] – Grim Batol – Erudax
There is more trinkets out there that may appeal to your liking but the ones i listed are my favorites. Now for the more safer and or regen friendly trinkets (I love these)..
[Sea Star] Throne of Tides – Ozumat
[Corrupted Egg Shell] Grim Batol – Erudax
[Tear of Blood] The Stonecore – High Priestess Azil (Yes i know this is listed twice, but it’s so good for a balance between regen and output that it’s under both lists… def. would highly recommended this trinket.)
As for the rings i would go for a regen ring, but you can also get an output ring to cater to those of you that wish to be more offensive etc…
Output ring(s) of choice..
[Spirit Creeper Ring] Lost city of the Tol’vir – General Husam
That’s about it… I really can’t find any good ring, but i would go for a haste/mastery output ring.
Regen ring(s) of choice…
[Kibble] Blackrock Caverns – Beauty
[Veneficial Band] Lost city of the Tol’vir – Augh / Lockmaw
Enchanting your gear…
I won’t go into too much detail with this, but here is the jist of how i would enchant my gear..
Gloves – [Enchant Gloves - Greater Mastery]
Belt – [Ebonsteel Belt Buckle]
Boots – [Enchant Boots - Lavawalker]
Helm – W/E the Tol Barad Enchant will be int/resi or spi/resi
Pants – [Powerful Ghostly Spellthread]
Chest – [Enchant Chest - Mighty Resilience]
Bracers – [Enchant Bracer - Exceptional Spirit]
Shoulders – W/E the Tol Barad enchant will be… int/resi or spi/resi
Off hand – [Enchant Off-Hand - Superior Intellect]
Cloak – [Enchant Cloak - Greater Spell Piercing]
Now that you know how to gear…
You should honestly be very up to date and have a GIANT advantage over anyone who chooses to not put time and effort into their gearing. I sincerely hope that this will aid you along the way to obtaining the best gear possible.