Cataclysm Healing Priest Pre-Raid Gear Guide

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Thought Id make a Holy Priest Gear discussion thread and most likely a list of our Pre-raid gear, enchants, and gems. I also made a list of possible craftables that could be of use as well.



In a nutshell in choosing gear based on your healing spec:



Holy:

1. Get as much Intellect as you can through higher item level gear and gemming.
2. Make sure every item has Spirit as a secondary stat.
3. Get enough Haste to have 12.5% raid buffed, more only if you need the increased reaction time. (This is optional, if you feel fine without the haste, by all means get more mastery. 12.5% haste just means you get the 6th tick of renew, its up to you whether or not you think its worth it.
With 5% raid buff and 3/3 darkness, you only need 516 haste
With 5% and 2/3 darkness, it's 646 haste
With 5% and 1/3 darkness, it's 779 haste
With just 5% you need 915 haste

If you're not planning on raiding with someone who has the 5%

3/3 darkness: 1181 haste
3/2 darkness: 1318 haste
1/3 darkness: 1458 haste)

Note: Having more haste rating past these points isn't always a bad thing, at times in raids youll find yourself favoring haste over mastery and vice versa, every encounter is different in terms of healing needs.
4. Stack Mastery.
5. Avoid Crit, which has the worst conversion factors, and is devalued further by our talents to increase it.


Discipline:

1. Get as much Intellect as you can through higher item level gear and gemming.
2. Make sure every item has Spirit as a secondary stat.
3. Since the changes to 4.0.6, critical strike rating and mastery are roughly of equal value, making them very attractive stats to prioritize as discipline. Critical = Mastery > Haste.



This list covers all the gear you can get through
- Heroic Instances
- Justice Points
- Reputation



BEST IN SLOT PRE-RAID GEAR OBTAINABLE BY HEROIC INSTANCES & JP

Head: Mask of New Snow - 2200 JP
Aurelian Mitre - Throne of Tides - Lady Naz'jar
Neck: Amulet of Tender Breath - Vortex Pinnacle - Altairus
Celadon Pendant - 1250 JP
Quicksilver Amulet - Blackrock Caverns - Karsh Steelbender
Shoulder: Mantle of Loss - SFK - Lord Godfrey
Summer Song Shoulderwraps - 1650 JP
Back: Solar Wind Cloak - Halls of Origination - Rajh
Springvale's Cloak - Shadowfang Keep - Commander Springvale
Azureborne Cloak - Grim Batol - Drahga Shadowburner
Robe: Anraphet's Regalia - Halls of Origination - Anraphet
Musk Rose Robes - 2200 JP
Wrist: Baron Ashbury's Cuffs - Shadow Fang Keep - Baron Ashbury
Crimsonborne Bracers - Grim Batol - Drahga Shadowburner
Hands: Dolomite Adorned Gloves - Stonecore - Corborus
Gloves of Purification - 1650 JP
Waist: Belt of the Falling Rain - 1650 JP
Evelyn's Belt - Lost City of Tol'vir - Siamat
Legs: Leggings of Charity - 2200 JP
Leggings of Iridescent Clouds - Vortex Pinnacle - Asaad
Boots: Hekatic Slippers - Halls of Origination - Rajh
Boots of Lingering Sorrow - Shadowfang Keep - Baron Silverlaine
Rings: Veneficial Band - Lost City of the Tol'vir - Augh
Ring of Frozen Rain - Vortex Pinnacle - Asaad
Band of Life Energy - Halls of Origination - Ammunae
Kibble - Blackrock Caverns - Beauty
Trinkets: Tear of Blood - Stonecore - High Priestess Azil
Blood of Isiset - Halls of Origination - Isiset
Sea Star - Throne of Tides - Neptulon's Cache
Optional Trinkets:
Witching Hourglass - Blackrock Caverns - Ascendant Lord Obsidius
Corrupted Egg Shell - Grim Batol - Erudax
Main-Hand: Scepter of Power - Halls of Origination - Setesh
Torturer's Mercy - Blackrock Caverns - Rom'ogg Bonecrusher
Off-Hand: Prophet's Scepter - Stonecore - High Priestess Azil
Apple-Bent Bough - 950 JP
Bioluminescent Lamp - Throne of Tides - Neptulon's Cache
Wand: Wand of Untainted Power - Grim Batol - Forgemaster Throngus
Stave: Soul Releaser - Halls of Origination - Earthrager Ptah
Staff of Isolation - Shadowfang Keep - Lord Godfrey
Edited by Memoryz on 2/8/2011 8:10 AM PST
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OPTIONAL PRE-RAID GEAR OBTAINABLE BY REPUTATION
Waist: Cord of Raven Queen Cord of Raven Queen- Hyjal - Guardians of Hyjal Exalted
Main-Hand: Shimmering Morningstar Shimmering Morningstar - Tol Barad - Hellscream's Reach Revered
Trinket: Mandala of Stirring Patterns Mandala of Stirring Patterns - Tol Barad - Hellscream's Reach Exalted

ENCHANTS
Head: Arcanum of Hyjal - Guardians of Hyjal Revered
Shoulder: Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone - Therazane Exalted
Weapon: Enchant Weapon - Heartsong
Enchant Weapon - Power Torrent
Boots: Enchant Boots - Haste
Enchant Boots - Lavawalker Enchant Boots - Lavawalker
Legs: Powerful Ghostly Spellthread Powerful Ghostly Spellthread
Bracer: Enchant Bracer - Exceptional Spirit Enchant Bracer - Exceptional Spirit
Chest: Enchant Chest - Exceptional Spirit Enchant Chest - Exceptional Spirit
Enchant Chest - Peerless Stats
Cloak: Enchant Cloak - Greater Intellect
Gloves: Enchant Gloves - Haste
Enchant Gloves - Greater Mastery
Off hand: Enchant Off-Hand - Superior Intellect
Ring: [http://www.wowhead.com/spell=74217] Enchant Ring - Intellect (Enchanters only)

GEMS
META: Ember Shadowspirit Diamond
RED: Brilliant Inferno Ruby
BLUE: Sparkling Ocean Sapphire
YELLOW: Quick Amberjewel
Fractured Amberjewel
PURPLE: Purified Demonseye
ORANGE: Reckless Ember Topaz
GREEN: Zen Dream Emerald


Of course there are more items you can get through professions:

TAILORING
Waist: Belt of the Depths
Cloak:[http://www.wowhead.com/spell=75175]Darkglow Embroidery
[http://www.wowhead.com/spell=75172]Lightweave Embroidery

BLACKSMITHING
Weapon: Elementium Hammer
Wrist:[http://www.wowhead.com/spell=55628]Socket Bracer
Gloves:[http://www.wowhead.com/spell=55641]Socket Gloves

JEWELCRAFTING
RED: Brilliant Chimera's Eye
BLUE: Sparkling Chimera's Eye
YELLOW: Quick Chimera's Eye
Fractured Chimera's Eye
Trinket: Figurine - Dream Owl
INSCRIPTION
Shoulder:[http://www.wowhead.com/spell=86403] Felfire Inscription
Trinket: Darkmoon Card: Tsunami

ENGINEERING
Gloves: [http://www.wowhead.com/spell=82201] Z50 Mana Gulper
[http://www.wowhead.com/spell=82175] Synapse Springs
Waist: [http://www.wowhead.com/spell=84427] Grounded Plasma Shield

LEATHERWORKING
Wrist:[http://www.wowhead.com/spell=85010] Draconic Embossment - Intellect

ARCHAEOLOGY
Trinket: Tyrande's Favorite Doll
Staff Staff of Ammunae

If there’s anything you’d like me to add, feel free to let me know.
Credit to Malic from MMO-Champion, Elitist Jerks
Edited by Memoryz on 12/15/2010 6:44 AM PST
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Optional Non-Spirit Pieces:

Weapon: Vicious Gladiator's Gavel - 2450 Conquest Points
Neck: Yellow Smoke Pendant Exalted - Twilight Highlands zone faction
Gloves: Flamebloom Gloves Exalted - Earthen Ring (Vashj'ir zone faction)
Ring: Ring of the Boy Emperor Archaeology
Pants: Flame-Ascended Pantaloons Tailoring



None of these have spirit so I left them off the main list for that reason, but even so they're so good that it's not such a big deal.



Credit to Perc
Edited by Memoryz on 1/3/2011 4:44 PM PST
85 Blood Elf Priest
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I personally like
Enchant Weapon - Power Torrent
5 sec cast
Tools:
Runed Elementium Rod
Reagents:
Hypnotic Dust (14), Heavenly Shard (8), Maelstrom Crystal (4)
Permanently enchant a weapon to sometimes increase Intellect by 500 for 12 sec when dealing damage or healing with spells. Requires a level 300 or higher item.

over the spirit.

Now to compare this to the thread with the same name made three nights ago O.o
85 Gnome Priest
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12/04/2010 4:21 PMPosted by Lumilth
I personally like
Enchant Weapon - Power Torrent
5 sec cast
Tools:
Runed Elementium Rod
Reagents:
Hypnotic Dust (14), Heavenly Shard (8), Maelstrom Crystal (4)
Permanently enchant a weapon to sometimes increase Intellect by 500 for 12 sec when dealing damage or healing with spells. Requires a level 300 or higher item.

over the spirit.

Now to compare this to the thread with the same name made three nights ago O.o


I wasn't saying which was better than the other.
This thread is simply a list of possible options one can pursue to get before raiding in Cataclysm.

Also, my thread is alittle bit easier on the eyes.
Edited by Memoryz on 12/4/2010 4:24 PM PST
85 Blood Elf Priest
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indeed, just noticed the Credit to Malic from MMO-Champion, Elitist Jerks.

Either way, thank you for taking the time to transfer everything over.
Edited by Lumilth on 12/5/2010 1:09 AM PST
90 Blood Elf Priest
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Missed a few superior "Optional" pre-raid items.

Neck: http://www.wowhead.com/item=62416 Exalted w/Twilight Highlands zone faction
Gloves: http://www.wowhead.com/item=62364 Exalted w/Earthen Ring (Vashj'ir zone faction)
Ring: http://www.wowhead.com/item=64904 From archeology
Pants: http://www.wowhead.com/item=54506 BoE Epic Tailor made item.

None of these have spirit so perhaps they were left off intentionally. But even so they're so good that thats not such a big deal. Can always reforge a bit =)
85 Gnome Priest
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12/04/2010 4:51 PMPosted by Perc
Missed a few superior "Optional" pre-raid items.

Neck: http://www.wowhead.com/item=62416 Exalted w/Twilight Highlands zone faction
Gloves: http://www.wowhead.com/item=62364 Exalted w/Earthen Ring (Vashj'ir zone faction)
Ring: http://www.wowhead.com/item=64904 From archeology
Pants: http://www.wowhead.com/item=54506 BoE Epic Tailor made item.

None of these have spirit so perhaps they were left off intentionally. But even so they're so good that thats not such a big deal. Can always reforge a bit =)


Yea, I was considering those myself too, but I don't know if losing the spirit was entirely worth it.
As of right now spirit has a higher stat value than haste, crit, and mastery.
90 Blood Elf Priest
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The gloves on the list should also probably be these: http://www.wowhead.com/item=58163

They're easier to acquire and have more spirit then the current item listed. For people that don't want the spirit-less epic rep gloves.
Edited by Perc on 12/4/2010 5:04 PM PST
85 Gnome Priest
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Added them too, thanks Perc!
You're a big help.
:)
85 Blood Elf Priest
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Thank you so much for throwing this up on the forums! Appreciate it, as I'm sure others will as well :)
85 Gnome Priest
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You're most welcome!
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85 Troll Priest
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exactly what I was looking for. Nicely done man, gg
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85 Undead Priest
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Great guide, thank you for this!
85 Gnome Priest
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Bump for justice.
85 Blood Elf Priest
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I think you're mistaken about haste when it comes to disc. 24% is the softcap for the GCD, and while we won't be all bubble-spam it plays a huge factor in tank healing.

Mastery>haste>crit
85 Gnome Priest
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Actually, you're wrong. With the change to divine aegis with prayer of healing, crit is much more valuable than haste. Haste still plays a factor, but you're better off balancing out your stats than focus on one more. Not to mention, tank damage will be more controlled, you wont need to worry about having so much haste.
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