ABOUT LEVELS 80-85
The new Cataclysm levels, 80 through 85, will be undertaken primarily in the new zones of Vash’jir (80-82), Mount Hyjal (80-82), Deepholm (82-83), Uldum (83-84), the Twilight Highlands (84-85) and in the PvP Tol Barad, as well as through the LFD tool.
The recommendations below will assist you while leveling, while in normal instances, and beginning to run heroic instances. These suggestions do not include low-, mid-, and high-level raiding suggestions, which can be found instead in our Disc Priest Cataclysm Raiding Gear Guide. This guide also does not include those items which can be found in heroic instances (see low-level raiding gear for those choices).
We’re still maximizing:
Spirit > Intellect > Critical > Haste > Stamina
Be sure to check out our Disc Priest Leveling Guide: Levels 80 – 85 (incoming!).
Heirloom gear is not included in this list, but is dicussed here.
ENCHANTING LEVELING GEAR
An exhaustive list of enchantments would be too exhausting to contemplate, so for each piece I simply recommend one enchantment that I think gets the job done and will serve you well for most of your five levels. Re-enchanting leveling gear is, I think, neither time nor cost effective given the relatively small benefit you’ll enjoy while leveling.
BEST DISCIPLINE PRIEST GEAR AND ENCHANTS: LVL 80-85
Best In Show: Overly Intelligent Robes (H) / Overly Intelligent Robes (A)
Alternative 1: Anraphet’s Regalia
Alternative 2: Robes of Rampant Growth
Alternative 3: Robes of Orsis
Alternative 4: Robes of Khintaset
Enchantment: Scroll of Enchant Chest – Powerful Stats, Scroll of Enchant Chest – Super Stats, or Scroll of Enchant Chest – Exceptional Stats
Best In Show: Bastion-Clearing Leggings (H) / Narkall’s Leggings (A)
Alternative 1: Legwraps of Astral Rain
Alternative 2: Emberfire Pants BEST BUY!
Alternative 3: Curse-Tainted Leggings
Enchantment: Powerful Ghostly Spellthread, Powerful Enchanted Spellthread, or Brilliant Spellthread
Best In Show: Hekatic Slippers
Alternative 1: Fireweave Boots BEST BUY!
Alternative 2: Titanic Treads
Alternative 3: Medic’s Bloodstained Sandals
Enchantment: Scroll of Enchant Boots – Icewalker, Scroll of Enchant Boots – Surefooted, or Scroll of Enchant Boots – Greater Spirit
Best In Show: Blight-Lifter’s Mantle
Alternative 1: Mantle of Master Cho
Alternative 2: Spaulders of Gruesome Accomplishment (A) / Spaulders of Gruesome Glory (H)
Alternative 3: Shoulders of the Obelisk
Enchantment: Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone or Lesser Inscription of Charged Lodestone
Best In Show: Bracers of Final Memories
Alternative 1: Fireweave Bracers BEST BUY!
Alternative 2: Spiritmend Bracers BEST BUY!
Enchantment: Scroll of Enchant Bracer – Superior Spellpower, Scroll of Enchant Bracers – Greater Spellpower, or Scroll of Enchant Bracer – Healing Power
Best In Show: Deathsilk Gloves BEST BUY!
Alternative 1: Fireweave Gloves BEST BUY!
Alternative 2: Roffle’s Ruffly Gloves
Enchantment: Scroll of Enchant Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower, Scroll of Enchant Gloves – Major Spellpower, or Scroll of Enchant Gloves – Major Healing
Best In Show: Spiritmend Cowl BEST BUY!
Alternative 1: Kata-Mary Crown
Alternative 2: Helm of the Typhonic Beast
Enchantment: Arcanum of Hyjal, Arcanum of Burning Mysteries, or Arcanum of the Dragonmaw
Best In Show: Incense Infused Cumberbund
Alternative 1: Pillarbind Waistguard
Alternative 2: Emberfire Belt BEST BUY!
Alternative 3: Triple-Loop Belt
Enchantment: [The best Belt Buckle you can buy]
Best In Show: Cloak of Ancient Wisdom
Alternative 1: Cloak of the Dryads
Alternative 2: Stonebinder’s Cloak
Alternative 3: Thousand Bandage Drape
Alternative 4: Solar Wind Cloak
Enchantment: Scroll of Enchant Cloak – Greater Speed
Best In Show: Eye of Many Deaths BEST BUY!
Alternative 1: Celadon Pendant
Alternative 2: Kuang’s Locket of Secrets
Alternative 3: Heartbreak Charm
Best In Show: Ring of Warring Elements BEST BUY!
Alternative 1: Red Dragonheart Ring
Alternative 2: Spirit Creeper Ring
Alternative 3: Diamant’s Ring of Temperance
Alternative 4: Veneficial Band
Enchantment: [Enchanters Only]
Best In Show: Figurine – King of Boars BEST BUY!
Alternative 1: Blood of Isiset
Alternative 2: Elementium Dragonling (requires ENG)
Alternative 3: Impetuous Query
WEAPON (Staves Only)
Best In Show: Very Manly Staff
Alternative 1: Staff of Siphoned Essences
Alternative 2: Soul Releaser
Alternative 3: Staff of Solemn Secrecy
Enchantment: Scroll of Enchant Weapon – Black Magic, Scroll of Enchant Staff – Greater Spellpower, or Scroll of Enchant Staff – Spellpower