Pre T5 Priest Gear for 2.4

So after making my list of links to good priest and warlock gear guides I have really begun to do some research on what gear I have which can still be upgraded and how item stats are going to be weighted differently after the next patch. With that goal in mind I have constructed the following gear guide. There’s a lot to absorb here, so first these are some of the considerations I’ve made while constructing the list:

  • This list was put together using Loot Rank with the follow stats weights from A Dwarf Priest which I discussed in a previous post: 1 mp5 = .64 spirit = .51 int = .19 +healing = .18 stam = .06 spell crit = .03 spell haste
  • This list contain items from Heroic Badge rewards, PvP rewards, Arena Rewards, Outland 5 mans, Quest rewards, Karazhan, Mag’s Lair, and Gruul’s Lair only.
  • I did not include any crafted gear besides the Primal Mooncloth Set and the Whitemend Set as most of the patterns for these items are obtained in T5+ content.
  • I left off Trinkets because I am horrible at using trinkets and do not consider myself an authority on the matter.
  • A major consideration that this list does not take into account is the set bonuses, especially the Primal Mooncloth set bonus because it is so substantial. I’ve been tossing ideas back and forth with Dwarf Priest and she has promised to include a weight modifier to aid in ranking gear when set bonuses exist in a 2.4 gear list of her own soon (her list will include all available gear to priests, so if you are looking for help with content beyond my own scope be sure to be watching her site!!). Until then, for those who are not quite to T5 content, see my set bonus recommendations below.

Here are some things I noticed while constructing this list and some general suggestions based on the data:

  • While the Dungeon 3 set (Hallowed) is definitely not the best gear in this list, all 5 pieces are in the top 10 of their slot and make a great place to start.
  • 8 of 15 slots have a Badge reward as the number 1 item. Run Heroics / Kara much?
  • For priests looking for gear in this range (pre-T5), no gear combination available to you will be better for you for healing and mana regen in those 3 slots than the Primal Mooncloth set. Once you can get a piece or 2 of T5 along with the Robes of Heavenly Purpose you may be justified, but hold off until then (an exception may be if you need more HP for a fight you can swap in a few pieces to make up for the fact that the PMC set sucks for stam. If you find you need more HP then your weighting of the stats changes and makes items like the Heavenly Purpose robes more valuable. I use two sets and swap items in and out as needed)
  • Once you have the Hood of the Third Eye and one of the top 2 legs from this list you can go ahead and break the Whitemend set.
  • A good deal of the pre-raiding gear pieces which appear in this list come from Shadow Labs and Sethekk Halls.
  • I made a point to try to include a PvP item for each slot. If you PvP a lot some of those items can fill a slot for a while while you gear up.
Head
1 Light-Collar of the Incarnate Karazhan – Prince
2 Hood of the Third Eye Zul’Aman – Malacrass
3 Headdress of the High Potentate Karazhan – Chess
4 Cowl of Naaru Blessings 50 Badges of Justice
5 Soul-Collar of the Incarnate Karazhan – Prince
6 Hallowed Crown Arcatraz – Harbinger Skyriss
Neck
1 Brooch of Nature’s Mercy Zul’Aman – Akil’zon
2 Teeth of Gruul Gruul’s Lair – Gruul
3 Shining Chain of the Afterworld Karazhan – Netherspite
4 Veteran’s Pendant of Salvation PvP Vendor
5 Swampstone Necklace The Underbog – Swamplord Musel’ek
Shoulders
1 Light-Mantle of the Incarnate Gruul’s Lair – High King Maulgar
2 Pauldrons of the Solace-Giver Karazhan – The Curator
3 Soul-Mantle of the Incarnate Gruul’s Lair – High King Maulgar
4 Primal Mooncloth Shoulders Crafted – Mooncloth Tailoring
5 Hallowed Pauldrons Grandmaster Vorpil – Shadow Labyrinth
Back
1 Shadowvine Cloak of Infusion Karazhan – Illhoof
2 Stainless Cloak of the Pure Hearted Karazhan – Prince
3 Red Riding Hood’s Cloak Karazhan – Opera: Big Bad Wolf
4 Avian Cloak of Feathers Sethekk Halls – Talon King Ikiss
5 Cloak of Scintillating Auras The Arcatraz – Zereketh the Unbound
6 Kharmaa’s Shroud of Hope 60 Badges of Justice
Chest
1 Gown of Spiritual Wonder 100 Badges of Justice (2.4)
2 Robes of Heavenly Purpose Zul-Aman – Nalorakk
3 Robes of the Incarnate Mag’s Lair – Mag
4 Primal Mooncloth Robe Crafted – Mooncloth Tailoring
5 Shroud of the Lore`nial Badges of Justice
6 Vengeful Gladiator’s Mooncloth Robe PvP Vendor
7 Hallowed Garments Shadow Labyrinth – Murmur
Wrists
1 Wristguards of Tranquil Thought 35 Badges of Justice
2 Bands of Indwelling Karazhan – Maiden of Virtue
3 Bands of the Benevolent Sethekk Halls – Talon King Ikiss
4 Fury of the Ursine Zul-Aman – Nalorakk
5 Vindicator’s Mooncloth Cuffs PvP Vendor
Hands
1 Light-Blessed Bonds 60 Badges of Justice
2 Gloves of Saintly Blessings Karazhan – Attumen
3 Handwraps of the Incarnate Karazhan – The Curator
4 Hallowed Handwraps Shattered Halls – Warchief Kargath Bladefist
5 Gloves of the Incarnate Karazhan – The Curator
Waist
1 Cord of Braided Troll Hair Zul’Aman – Timed Event
2 Primal Mooncloth Belt Crafted – Mooncloth Tailoring
3 Cincture of Will Karazhan – Illhoof
4 Cord of Belief Slave Pens – Mennu the Betrayer
5 Vindicator’s Mooncloth Belt PvP Vendor
Legs
1 Adorned Supernal Legwraps 100 Badges of Justice (2.4)
2 Pantaloons of Repentence Karazhan – Netherspite
3 Legwraps of Sweltering Flame Badges of Justice
4 Trousers of the Incarnate Gruul’s Lair – Gruul
5 Pontifex Kilt Steamvault – Warlord Kalithresh
6 Kirin Tor Master’s Trousers Shadow Labyrinth – Murmer
7 Pontiff’s Pantaloons of Prophecy Old Hillsbrad – Captain Skarloc
8 Vengeful Gladiator’s Mooncloth Leggings PvP Vendor
9 Hallowed Trousers Sethekk Halls – Talon King Ikiss
10 Whitemend Pants Crafted – Mooncloth Tailoring
Feet
1 Slippers of Dutiful Mending 75 Badges of Justice (2.4)
2 Two-toed Sandals Zul’Aman – Jul’Jin
3 Boots of the Incorrupt Karazhan – Shade of Aran
4 Boots of Incantations Badges of Justice
5 Boots of the Pious Mechanar – The Calculator
6 Vindicator’s Mooncloth Slippers PvP Vendor
Finger
1 Anveena’s Touch 60 Badges of Justice (2.4)
2 Violet Signet of the Grand Restorer Quest – Karazhan Rep
3 Naaru Lightwarden’s Band Quest – Mag’s Lair
4 Mender’s Heart-Ring Karazhan – Illhoof
5 Vindicator’s Band of Salvation PvP Vendor
6 Signet of Ancient Magics Zul’Aman – Akil’zon
2H Weapon
1 Staff of Dark Mending Zul-Aman – Timed Event
2 Rod of the Blazing Light Magister’s Terrance – Vexallus
3 Nightstaff of the Everliving Karazhan – Nightbane
4 Crystalheart Pulse-Staff Mag’s Lair, Mag
Main Hand
1 Gavel of Naaru Blessings 150 Badges of Justice (2.4)
2 Vengeful Gladiator’s Salvation Arena Vendor
3 Light’s Justice Karazhan – Prince
4 Merciless Gladiator’s Salvation PvP Vendor
5 Dark Blessing Zul’Aman – Zul’Jin
6 Shard of the Virtuous Karazhan – Maiden of Virtue
7 Gladiator’s Salvation PvP Vendor
8 Gavel of Pure Light Sha’tar Rep
Off Hand
1 Voodoo Shaker 60 Badges of Justice
2 Signet of Unshakable Faith Karazhan – Moroes
3 Netherwing Spiritualist’s Charm Quest
4 Aran’s Soothing Sapphire Karazhan – Shade of Aran
5 Vengeful Gladiator’s Reprieve Arena Vendor
6 Windcaller’s Orb Cenarion Expedition Rep
Wands
1 Blue Diamond Witchwand Karazhan – Opera: Wizard of Oz
2 Carved Witch Doctor’s Stick Badges of Justice
3 Vengeful Gladiator’s Baton of Light Arena Vendor
4 Soul-Wand of the Aldor Shadow Labyrinth – Ambassador Hellmaw
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~ by Thuenderman on March 17, 2008.

3 Responses to “Pre T5 Priest Gear for 2.4”

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  2. I already posted my list this weekend. Sorry, I should have tipped you off.

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