Are you ready to take your Discipline Priest to the next level? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the best gear and BiS (Best in Slot) choices for your Discipline Priest. Whether you’re into raiding, Mythic+, or simply want to optimize your healing potential, we’ve got you covered. Buckle up and let’s dive in!
The Ranking System: Choosing the Right Trinkets
Before we delve into the specific gear choices, let’s familiarize ourselves with the ranking system. Trinkets are categorized into four tiers: S, A, B, and C. S Tier trinkets are the cream of the crop, offering exceptional utility and healing power. A Tier trinkets are slightly weaker but still solid choices. B Tier trinkets should only be considered when there’s no S or A Tier alternative, and C Tier trinkets should be avoided if possible due to their low healing output.
Here are some notable trinkets from each tier:
- Rashok’s Molten Heart from Rashok in Aberrus.
- Ominous Chromatic Essence from The Forgotten Experiments in Aberrus.
- Screaming Black Dragonscale from Kazzara, the Hellforged in Aberrus.
- Echoing Tyrstone from Dawn of the Infinite.
- Irideus Fragment from Halls of Infusion.
- Spoils of Neltharus from Neltharus.
- Rainsong from The Vortex Pinnacle.
- Igneous Flowstone from Magmorax in Aberrus.
- Neltharion’s Call to Suffering from Neltharion in Aberrus.
- Idol of the Dreamer crafted via Inscription.
- Erupting Spear Fragment from Neltharus; Requires hitting 4 or more targets, or else it falls to C Tier.
- Time-Breaching Talon from Uldaman.
- Ward of Faceless Ire from Neltharion in Aberrus.
- Alacritous Alchemist Stone crafted via Alchemy.
- Sustaining Alchemist Stone crafted via Alchemy.
- Obsidian Gladiator’s Insignia of Alacrity from PvP.
Mythic Plus Considerations
When tackling Mythic Plus content, some Discipline Priest players prefer using DPS trinkets to increase their overall damage output. It’s important to note that damage from DPS trinkets does not contribute to healing, serving purely as a DPS boost. However, before equipping any DPS trinkets, make sure you’re comfortable with the healing demands of the dungeons you’re attempting.
Currently, the only DPS trinket to consider for Mythic Plus is the Beacon to the Beyond.
The Value of Gear Upgrades in Season 2
In Season 2 of Dragonflight, gear upgrades have undergone a significant change. The Valor Upgrade system is no longer in effect and has been replaced by a new system that allows for upgrades from a wider range of content.
Introducing two new currencies: Flightstones and Shadowflame Crests. These can be obtained from various game activities and enable you to upgrade your gear up to Item Level 441, which is the entry-level Mythic Raid Item Level. Additionally, Crafted Gear can be upgraded up to iLvl 447, reaching late-Mythic Item Level.
For more information on this new Gear Upgrades system, head over to our dedicated page.
Please note that the cost and scaling of upgrades differ per slot and increase as item levels rise.
Spark of Shadowflame – The Time-Gated Resource
Spark of Shadowflame is a crucial resource used in high-end crafting. When deciding what to craft, be cautious as there’s no way to retrieve these sparks once an item is crafted. Choose wisely and consider utilizing them as follows:
- Primal Molten Spellblade with Magazine of Healing Darts using your first Spark of Shadowflame.
- Elemental Lariat (Most/Full Sockets) as your second Embellishment.
- Undulating Sporecloak as your second Spark of Shadowflame.
If you’ve already crafted both of the above, feel free to use excess Sparks on lower item level gear or items you haven’t had good luck with.
Choosing the Best in Slot
Due to the balance between Leech and secondary stats, the best-in-slot gear for Discipline Priests is highly dependent on individual circumstances. There are no set recommendations for overall items to aim for in the new raid tier. However, prioritizing Leech, Sockets, and higher item levels will guide you in the right direction. Remember to follow the stat priority presented for equal item level gear.
Note: Voice of the Silent Star, a unique item that steals secondary stats from nearby allies, is not recommended for progression content due to its lack of stamina compared to Undulating Sporecloak’s power.
Explore the Patch 10.1.5 Megadungeon – Dawn of the Infinite
The Dawn of the Infinite, a thrilling Megadungeon, brings with it several unique items. Although they drop at Item Level 437, they can be upgraded to 441. Keep an eye out for these exceptional pieces:
- Imbued Frostweave Slippers: These provide substantial mana regeneration and are favored even over a 450 pair of boots in raiding content. However, they are not recommended by default in keys due to Discipline Priest’s mana situation unless specific circumstances warrant additional mana.
- Iridal, the Earth’s Master: While it offers a decent DPS increase, it’s typically not worth the loss in item level compared to alternative weapons.
Socket Your Way to Power
In Dragonflight, sockets are available on Helms, Rings, Necks, Bracers, and Belts. When a piece of gear in any of these slots drops, there’s a chance it already has a socket.
Onyx Annulet is a new item introduced in Patch 10.0.7. It provides three sockets for Primordial Stones, which have unique effects. However, due to the nerf to Annulet’s damage options in 10.1.5, we no longer recommend using it in Mythic Plus content. For raid purposes, please refer to the link below.
There you have it! With the potent combination of the right gear, trinkets, and upgrades, your Discipline Priest will be a healing force to be reckoned with. Remember to consider the specific demands of different content, and always prioritize the highest item level gear available. May your healing touch be ever swift and powerful on your journey through Dragonflight!