Holy Priest Gear and BIS in Shadowlands

Gear is one of the most important elements in WoW to strengthen your Holy Priest, providing massive amounts of stats as well as armor, procs, and set bonuses.

In this guide, we will explain how to obtain the best gear for your Holy Priest in Shadowlands and how to check if a piece is BiS, an upgrade or just bad. This guide will help you select the best pieces of gear from Dungeons and Raids in Shadowlands, whether they be weapons, trinkets, or armor.

Recommended Gear for Holy Priests in Shadowlands

What is the BIS Discipline Priest gear?

With many different sources of gearing and loot scarcity in Shadowlands, targeting your absolute Best in Slot gear isn't entirely realistic; instead, we've created a Best in Slot list from the ideal Holy Priest raid drops found in Shadowlands, from Mythic Dungeons, to help you decide what to prioritize.

These lists should give you several gearing paths in Season 3. Give the following guide a read to learn about all gearing options in Shadowlands Season 3.

This is just a general recommendation for gear to target in the Sepulchur raid. Bear in mind that you will be having the Flash Concentration legendary in the neck.

Item SlotNameEncounter
WeaponAntumbra, Shadow of the CosmosRygelon
Off HandForbidden TruthThe Jailer
HelmAmice of the EmpyreanAnduin Wrynn
NeckWorldkiller IrisThe Jailer
ShouldersCapelet of the EmpyreanKin'tessa - Lords of Dread
CloakShroud of the Sire's ChosenKin'tessa - Lords of Dread
ChestHabit of the EmpyreanRygelon
BracersCuffs of the Covert CommanderKin'tessa - Lords of Dread
GlovesBindings of the Banished OneThe Jailer
BeltIllicit Artifact HolsterArtificer Xy'mox
LegsLeggings of the EmpyreanHalondrus
BootsBoots of Ceaseless ConflictPrototype of War
RingSoulwarped Seal of WrynnAnduin Wrynn
RingRygelon's Heraldric RingRygelon
TrinketElegy of the EternalsPrototype of War - Prototype Pantheon

Tier Set Bonus for Holy Priest

Eternity's End see the return of Tier Sets to WoW. This time around, tier sets will be available from all forms of content, Raiding, Mythic+, and PvP, pieces can even come from the Great Vault. While any combination of four of the five pieces can be used, Holy Priests prefer to equip Helm, Shoulders, Chest, and Legs, assuming the same item level. Rule of thumb is to use the highest ilvl pieces available to you.

This set offers a solid increase to Holy Word generation and additional flexibility for increasing damage OR healing depending on which spell you cast after a Holy Word is utilized.

The set is composed of five pieces of gear:

To unlock the tier set bonus, Holy Priests prefer equipping tier pieces on Gloves, Shoulder, Chest, and Legs. However, you can use any 4 combination of the five pieces, aiming to achieve the highest overall item level.

Patch 9.2 allows players to use two legendary pieces at the same time, once they progress further enough in the campaign. This opens new ways for players to interact with the Covenant and Legendary system.

Learn more about what Legendaries should Holy Priest use in our Holy Priest Legendary Guide.

Mythic+ Recommended Gear for Holy Priest

Like the gear list above, this gear setup favors Crit/Mastery for raiding. For dungeon-only healing, you'll typically want to prioritize a more Haste/Vers/Crit based gearing setup.

Item SlotNameDrop Location
StaffWhizblast Walking StickDe Other Side
Main HandScithewood ScepterMists of Tirna Scithe
Off HandVessel of Shining RadianceSanguine Depths
HelmAbominable VisageThe Necrotic Wake
NeckTrailspinner PendantMists of Tirna Scithe
ShouldersCastigator's MantleSanguine Depths
BackCloak of Enveloping ManifestationsSanguine Depths
ChestSoulsewn VestmentsTheater of Pain
BracersNecropolis Lord's ShacklesThe Necrotic Wake
GlovesGory Surgeon's GlovesThe Necrotic Wake
BeltSash of Exquisite AcquisitionsDe Other Side
LegsBeryllia's Leggings of Endless TormentSanguine Depths
BootsStradama's Misplaced SlippersPlaguefall
RingRing of Perpetual ConflictTheater of Pain
RingFleshfused CircleTheater of Pain
TrinketUnbound ChangelingMists of Tirna Scithe
TrinketSoulletting RubyTheater of Pain

Notable Tazavesh Gear for Holy Priest

With Patch 9.1 comes the release of Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, a Mythic-only megadungeon for Shadowlands. Because this dungeon only has one difficulty option, all loot will drop at 226 item level on the normal Mythic but the hardmode will drop 233 pieces.

Item SlotNameEncounter
WeaponsStaff of Fractured Spacetime (Staff)So'leah
Gluttonous Rondel (Main Hand)The Grand Menagerie
Acoustically Alluring Censer (Off-Hand)Myza's Oasis
TrinketsSo'leah's Secret TechniqueSo'leah

The weapons from Tazavesh are great ways to nab a 226/233 weapon quickly without having to enter Mythic+. The listed trinket offers fairly solid stats early on when you're still trying to obtain your best trinkets. Check the trinket section below to see how they compare.

Best Holy Priest Trinkets in Shadowlands

As healers, we usually have the option for mana regeneration trinkets or throughput trinkets depending on the situation. However, current Shadowlands trinket options that provide additional mana are practically nonexistent. As such, we'll primarily focus on healing throughput trinkets.

Due to gear being able to scale in a variety of content (Mythic+ and Raid), I'll typically list out the overall ranking of trinkets in order assuming equal iLvl. Significant item level differences will influence your selection.

Throughput Trinkets

In regard to throughput trinkets, healers tend to dislike random proc trinkets as we can't always utilize the extra throughput at that particular moment in the fight. As such, on-use effects and stat sticks are highly favored. You can look for one passive/stat stick trinket and one on-use or double stat sticks depending on item level/quality.

For rankings by ilvl be sure to check out Questionably Epic.

GradeTrinketDrop LocationNotes
A+Unbound ChangelingMists of Tirna Scithe
A+Soulletting RubyTheater of Pain
A+Titanic Ocular GlandEye of the Jailer
A+Shadowed Orb of TormentRemnant of Ner'zhul
BSpiritual Alchemy StoneAlchemySolid early trinket for Season 3 now that it can be upgraded to 262 ilvl via Crafter's Mark of the First Ones
BInscrutable Quantum DeviceDe Other Side
C-Vial of Spectral EssenceTheater of Pain
C-Lingering SunmoteSanguine Depths
C-Overflowing Anima CageSanguine Depths
C-Boon of the ArchonSpires of Ascension

Best Items to Upgrade with Valor Points for Holy Priest in Shadowlands

When upgrading Mythic+ items to 220 with Valor, you'll prioritize items that give you the most value, which tends to be weapons and trinkets. I've noted the strongest selections for these gear slots below.

You'll then want to prioritize gear slots with higher stat budgets like helms, chests, and legs, especially if these gear slots are some of your lowest item level gear pieces. Next will be shoulders, gloves, belt, and boots. Finally, fill the remaining gear pieces by lowest item level slots. Please see the Mythic+ Gear List for suggestion on which specific pieces of gear to upgrade.

WeaponWhizblast Walking StickDe Other SideGenerally our best itemized weapon from Mythic+.
TrinketsSoulletting RubyTheater of PainStrong trinket for Mythic+ and solid raid option.
Unbound ChangelingMists of Tirna ScitheThe other strong trinket from Mythic+ with a variable secondary stat buff.

Items to Prioritize in the Great Vault for Holy Priest in Shadowlands

When selecting your weekly reward from the Great Vault, you'll prefer higher item level pieces when possible. Prioritize weapons early, since they give the most throughput for a single item upgrade. High priority trinkets will be your next best option, followed by items with a higher stat budget (typically Helms, Chests, and Legs followed by Shoulders, Gloves, Belt, and Boots).

Continue to favor high stat budget items over low stat ones. If there's a particular item in your gear set with a low item level then you can also select that over making minor item level upgrades to other pieces. As a bit of a cheat sheet:

Tier Set → Weapons → High Value Trinkets → High Stat Budget Gear (Helms, Chests, and Legs) → Large Item Level Upgrades → Everything Else

Stat Priorities for Holy Priests in Shadowlands

For a more in-depth look at stats, check out our Holy Priest Stat Priority Guide.