Are you a Holy Priest looking to optimize your healing gear? Look no further! In this guide, we will provide you with valuable insights on the best gear choices for your Holy Priest in the Dragonflight 10.1.7 patch. We will focus on the principles of E-E-A-T Experience, Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness, as well as YMYL (Your life experience) to ensure reliable and trustworthy information.
Choosing the Best Gear:
Due to the abundance of gear options with closely valued secondary stats, it is challenging to compile a definitive Best in Slot list. Our goal is to guide you towards the best items, primarily in the Trinket slots. For regular item slots not influenced by tier or trinket/weapon effects, prioritize item level while considering the following factors:
- Socket: Approximately 10 item levels.
- Leech: Around 15 item levels. Note: The value of leech diminishes after acquiring 4-5 items with leech. Focus on item level if you reach this threshold.
- Avoidance: Approximately 5 item levels. *Note: The value of avoidance varies depending on the encounter, with higher value in Mythic+ and situational value in raids.
For a deeper understanding of the effects of stats on your gearing, refer to the Holy Priest Stats page.
Best in Slot Gear List:
Here is a list of the highest throughput setup, exclusively using gear from the Aberrus Raid:
- Weapon: Erethos, the Empty Promise (450) – Scalecommander Sarkareth
- Helm: Mask of the Furnace Seraph (447) – Inspiration Catalyst, Magmorax
- Neck: Magmorax’s Fourth Collar (447) – Magmorax
- Shoulder: Devotion of the Furnace Seraph (450) – Echo of Neltharion
- Cloak: Voice of the Silent Star (450) – Scalecommander Sarkareth
- Chest: Command of the Furnace Seraph (447) – Inspiration Catalyst, Zskarn
- Bracers: Unstable Vial Handlers (447) – The Amalgamation Chamber
- Gloves: Grasp of the Furnace Seraph (447) – Inspiration Catalyst, The Forgotten Experiments
- Belt: Sash of Abandoned Hope (447) – Kazzara
- Legs: Breeches of the Furnace Seraph (450) – Inspiration Catalyst on Coattails of the Rightful Heir from Scalecommander Sarkareth
- Boots: Treads of Fractured Realities (450) – Mythic Echo of Neltharion in Aberrus
- Ring #1: Entropic Convergence Loop (447) – The Amalgamation Chamber
- Ring #2: Onyx Impostor’s Birthright (450) – Mythic Echo of Neltharion in Aberrus
- Trinket #1: Rashok’s Molten Heart (447) – Mythic Rashok in Aberrus
- Trinket #2: Ominous Chromatic Essence (447) – Mythic The Forgotten Experiments in Aberrus
The above gear choices are aimed at optimizing your performance in a raid environment. However, keep in mind that trinkets offering healing or shielding effects may not scale as well as stat-focused trinkets. Consider your playstyle and prefer passive options that are easier to utilize for maximum benefit.
To aid your decision-making process, we have ranked the trinkets based on their effectiveness in a raid environment:
- S-Tier+: Rashok’s Molten Heart from Rashok in Aberrus – Offers a healing effect with a versatility buff, and some mana return. Strong overall.
- S-Tier: Echoing Tyrstone from Dawn of the Infinite – Provides powerful life-saving healing.
- S-Tier: Neltharion’s Call to Suffering from Echo of Neltharion in Aberrus – Grants a significant Intellect buff.
- S-Tier: Ominous Chromatic Essence from The Forgotten Experiments in Aberrus – Provides a persistent secondary stat bonus of your choice.
- S-Tier: Screaming Black Dragonscale from Kazzara in Aberrus – Offers a periodic Critical Strike and Leech buff.
- A-Tier: Ward of Faceless Ire from Echo of Neltharion in Aberrus – Situational life-saving trinket, useful for small group content.
- A-Tier: Spoils of Neltharus from Neltharus Mythic+ – Provides a strong on-use throughput increase.
- A-Tier: Paracausal Fragment of Val’anyr from Time Rift events – Offers a 10-target shield with a cooldown.
- B-Tier: Rainsong from The Vortex Pinnacle Mythic+ – Provides a stat increase with a periodic haste buff.
- B-Tier: Erupting Spear Fragment from Neltharus Mythic+ – Situationally strong Mythic+ trinket for use against packs of 5+ enemies.
- B-Tier and below: All other trinkets fall into this category. Worth mentioning is the Sustaining Alchemist Stone, a good catch-up trinket that can be crafted.
For more detailed information on trinkets and their usage, consult our dedicated guide.
Embellishments and Gear Crafting:
To further enhance your gear, we recommend considering the following Embellishments:
- Undulating Sporecloak: A crafted cloak with a healing and absorption effect, providing a strong alternative to a second Healing Dart or Lariat.
- Magazine of Healing Darts: This Embellishment offers a small healing increase and can be crafted on any item slot.
- Elemental Lariat: This neck piece features a unique Embellishment that provides a potent secondary stat bonus, increasing with the number of sockets on your gear.
- Allied Wristguards of Time Dilation: These bracers grant increased Versatility not only to yourself but also to some nearby allies.
The Elemental Lariat becomes more powerful as you accumulate 6 or more gem sockets. Avoid embellishments that provide less value whenever possible.
New Items in Dawn of the Infinite:
The Patch 10.1.5 Megadungeon introduces several unique items. Although these items have an item level of 437, which can be upgraded to 441, they may eventually be replaced as you acquire better gear. Exceptions to this rule include:
- Echoing Tyrstone: A powerful life-saving trinket with a relatively short cooldown.
- Imbued Frostweave Slippers: Provides additional mana regeneration through its Spirit stat.
There are no specific necklaces or rings to prioritize. When choosing between jewelry items, consider the stat priority based on your preferred content mode.
Gear Upgrades in Season 2:
The Valor Upgrade system is replaced by a new system that allows for item upgrades from a wider range of content. Season 2 introduces two new currencies: Flightstones and Shadowflame Crests, obtainable from various forms of content. These currencies can upgrade your gear up to Item Level 441, which is entry-level Mythic Raid Item Level, and Crafted Gear up to iLvl 447, which is late-Mythic Item Level. We recommend upgrading weapons and trinkets first, followed by chest, helm, and legs.
For more detailed information on the new Gear Upgrades system, refer to our dedicated page.
Socketing, Enchanting, and Gems:
Once you acquire gear with a prismatic socket or that requires enchanting, understanding how to modify it becomes crucial. Learn more about gems, enchants, and consumables on our dedicated page.
In conclusion, by following our recommendations based on E-E-A-T Experience, Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness, as well as YMYL, you can optimize your Holy Priest’s healing gear in the Dragonflight 10.1.7 patch. May your healing prowess reach new heights!