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Illustrated Cloth Transmogrification Guide: Priest, Mage, & Warlock

Welcome to the Cloth armor installment of our illustrated transmogrification series! We hope it helps your cloth-wearing characters look their best in any situation.

The Illustrated Transmogrification Series

Illustrated Cloth Transmogrification Guide
Illustrated Leather Transmorification Guide
Illustrated Mail Transmogrification Guide
Illustrated Plate Transmogrification Guide coming soon!

It’s time to get excited about changing the appearance of your armor, Transmogrifying your boring old cutting-edge raid gear into retro sets that match your character’s innermost self!

All cloth wearers can Transmogrify their gear into any other cloth gear with just a few restrictions. As far as we know, any cloth-wearer can wear the cloth gear of any other class, provided there is no Class Restriction written in the item description.

An evil Warlock masquerading as a sweetness-and-light Holy Priest? Discos switching it up for fiery mage outfits? Mages and Warlocks wearing each others’ gear? The mind boggles!

In order to Transmogrify your existing gear to a new appearance, you’ll need in your backpack:

  1. the gear whose appearance you want to change, which must have some + stat(s) (ie, it can’t be a grey or stat-less white item)
  2. the gear whose appearance you want to change into, and
  3. both must be cloth or a weapon useable by your character (sorry, non-‘lock Tier 7 warlock fanciers)

Take it all to your friendly local Ethereal Transmogrifier, located conveniently in Stormwind and Orgrimmar, and drop some gold for a whole new you!

Notes: If you don’t see anything that speaks to your soul in these thumbnails, you can download the WoW Model Viewer (it’s free). Simply load up a character on the left-hand side, customize it to look like you, and try on every garment in the game!

If you don’t see a set that you know exists here, do feel free to let me know in the comments section or by email and I’ll add it to the list.

Locations given for higher-tier raid gear refer to the 10man version of the raid, unless otherwise stated.

Some additional color variation exists between heroic/non-heroic versions; click the associated Wowpedia link to ensure you’re getting the right shade!

PvP items coming soon in their own post!

Sounds simple, right? Right! Now the only hard part is deciding what to wear… what to wear… and we’re off!

The Cloth Armor Guide

  1. Tier Gear: Priest | Mage | Warlock
  2. Dungeon Sets
  3. Crafted Sets
  4. General Cloth Armor & World Drop Sets

Tier Gear

Tier gear comes from running raids (not dungeons) and either turning in tokens that drop, accruing and turning in currency points (such as Valor or Justice), or from a direct drop in the raid itself.

Please also see General Cloth Armor Sets, which include pseudo-Tier Attire for those outfits which are no longer available.

Priest Tier Gear

Priest Tier 1: Vestments of Prophecy

Location: Molten Core

WoW Insider’s Guide to Soloing Tier 1

Priest Tier 2: Vestments of Transcendence

Location: Blackwing Lair

Priest Tier 3: Vestments of Faith

- No longer available-

Location: [Naxxramas Raid]

Priest Tier 4: Incarnate Raiment/Regalia

Location: Magtheridon’s Lair, Hellfire Citadel Raid (Hellfire Penninsula); Karazhan Raid (Deadwind Pass); Gruul’s Lair Raid (Blade’s Edge Mountains)

Sold in exchange for Tokens Of The Fallen Defender to Asuur (Aldor) or Arodis Sunblade (Scryer) in Shattrath City:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Soul-Collar of the Incarnate] Prince Malchezaar Karazhan
Shoulders: [Shroud of the Incarnate] High King Maulgar Gruul’s Lair
Chest: [Robes of the Incarnate] Magtheridon Magtheridon’s Lair
Hands: [Gloves of the Incarnate] The Curator Karazhan
Legs: [Leggings of the Incarnate] Gruul the Dragonkiller Gruul’s Lair

Priest Tier 5: Avatar Regalia/Raiment

Location: Serpentshire Cavern, Coilfang Reservoir Raid (Zangamarsh); Eye, Tempest Keep Raid (Netherstorm)

Sold in Shattarath by Kelara (Aldor) or Veynna Dawnstar (Scryer).Exchanged for specific Tokens of the Vanquished Defender, located:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: Cowl of the Avatar Lady Vashj Serpentshrine Cavern
Shoulders: Mantle of the Avatar Void Reaver Eye (Tempest Keep)
Chest: Vestments of the Avatar Kael’thas Sunstrider Eye (Tempest Keep)
Hands: Gloves of the Avatar Leotheras the Blind Serpentshrine Cavern
Legs: Breeches of the Avatar Fathom-Lord Karathress Serpentshrine Cavern

Priest Tier 6: Absolution Regalia/Raiment

Location: Battle for Mount Hyjal, Caverns of Time Raid (Tanaris); BlackTempleRaid (Shadowmoon Valley); Sunwell Plateau Raid (Isle of Quel’Danas)

The Head, Hands, Legs, Shoulders, and Chest items are sold by Tydormu inside the Battle for Mount Hyjal instance. The Wrist, Waist, and Feet items are sold by Theremis, who is located on a boat in the harbor at the Isle of Quel’Danas.

Exchanged for specific Tokens of the Forgotten Conquerer, located:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: Cowl of Absolution Archimonde Battle for Mount Hyjal
Shoulders: Mantle of Absolution Mother Shahraz Black Temple
Chest: Vestments of Absolution Illidan Stormrage Black Temple
Waist: Belt of Absolution Brutallus Sunwell Plateau
Hands: Gloves of Absolution Azgalor Battle for Mount Hyjal
Wrist: Cuffs of Absolution Kalecgos Sunwell Plateau
Feet: Boots of Absolution Felmyst Sunwell Plateau
Legs: Breeches of Absolution Illidari Council Black Temple

Priest Tier 7: Regalia of Faith/Garb of Faith

Location: Naxxramas Raid (Dragonblight); Chamber of Aspects, Obsidian Sanctum Raid (Dragonblight)

Exchanged for Tokens of the Lost Conquerer in Dalaran.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: Circlet of Faith Kel’Thuzad Naxxramas
Shoulders: Mantle of Faith Gluth/Loatheb Naxxramas
Chest: Raiments of Faith Gluth/Four Horsemen Naxxramas
Hands: Mantle of Faith Sartharion Obsidian Sanctum
Legs: Pants of Faith Gluth/Thaddius Naxxramas

Priest Tier 8: Sanctification Garb/Sanctification Regalia

Location: All are found in the Ulduar Raid (Storm Peaks)

Exchanged for Tokens of the Wayward Conquerer in Dalaran.

SLOT ITEM BOSS
Head: Circlet of Sanctification Mimiron
Shoulders: Mantle of Sanctification Thorim
Chest: Raiments of Sanctification Yogg-Saron
Hands: Handwraps of Sanctification Freya
Legs: Pants of Sanctification Hodir

Priest Tier 9 (Alliance): Velen’s Raiment / Velen’s Regalia

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran.

Triumphant versions can be purchased with Justice Points plus [Trophy of the Crusade] from Trial of the Crusader

SLOT ITEM
Head: Velen’s Circlet of Conquest
Shoulders: Velen’s Raiments of Conquest
Chest: Velen’s Mantle of Conquest
Hands: Velen’s Handwraps of Conquest
Legs: Velen’s Pants of Conquest

Priest Tier 9 (Horde): Zabra’s Raiment / Zabra’s Regalia


Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran.

Triumphant versions can be purchased with Justice Points plus [Trophy of the Crusade] from Trial of the Crusader

SLOT ITEM
Head: Zabra’s Circlet of Conquest
Shoulders: Zabra’s Mantle of Conquest
Chest: Zabra’s Raiments of Conquest
Hands: Zabra’s Handwraps of Conquest
Legs: Zabra’s Pants of Conquest

Priest Tier 10: Crimson Acolyte’s Regalia/Crimson Acolyte’s Raiment

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran; the legs and hands also drop from Toravon the Ice Watcher in the Vault of Archavon Raid.

SLOT ITEM
Head: Crimson Acolyte Cowl
Shoulders: Crimson Acolyte Mantle
Chest: Crimson Acolyte Raiments
Hands: Crimson Acolyte Handwraps
Legs: Crimson Acolyte Pants

Priest Tier 11: Mercurial Vestments/Mercurial Regalia

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Stormwind or Orgrimmar except the Shoulder and Head pieces; those are exchanged for Tokens of the Forlorn Conquerer.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: Mercurial Cowl NefarianorAl’Akir Blackwing Descent or Throne of the Four Winds
Shoulders: Mercurial Mantle Cho’gall Bastion of Twilight
Chest: Mercurial Robes - -
Hands: Mercurial Handwraps - -
Legs: Mercurial Legwraps - -

Mage Tier Gear

Mage Tier 1: Arcanist Regalia

Location: Molten Core

WoW Insider’s Guide to Soloing Tier 1

Mage Tier 2: Netherwind Regalia

Location: Blackwing Lair

Mage Tier 3: Frostfire Regalia

- No Longer Available -

Location: [Naxxramas Raid]

Mage Tier 4: Aldor Regalia

Location: Magtheridon’s Lair, Hellfire Citadel Raid (Hellfire Penninsula); Karazhan Raid (Deadwind Pass); Gruul’s Lair Raid (Blade’s Edge Mountains)

Sold in exchange for Tokens Of The Fallen Defender to Asuur (Aldor) or Arodis Sunblade (Scryer) in Shattrath City:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Token] Prince Malchezaar Karazhan
Shoulders: [Token] High King Maulgar Gruul’s Lair
Chest: [Token] Magtheridon Magtheridon’s Lair
Hands: [Token] The Curator Karazhan
Legs: [Token] Gruul the Dragonkiller Gruul’s Lair

Mage Tier 5: Tirisfal Regalia

Location: Serpentshire Cavern, Coilfang Reservoir Raid (Zangamarsh); Eye, Tempest Keep Raid (Netherstorm)

Sold in Shattarath by Kelara (Aldor) or Veynna Dawnstar (Scryer). Exchanged for specific Tokens of the Vanquished Defender, located:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Token] Lady Vashj Serpentshrine Cavern
Shoulders: [Token] Void Reaver Eye (Tempest Keep)
Chest: [Token] Kael’thas Sunstrider Eye (Tempest Keep)
Hands: [Token] Leotheras the Blind Serpentshrine Cavern
Legs: [Token] Fathom-Lord Karathress Serpentshrine Cavern

Mage Tier 6: Tempest Regalia

Location:Battle forMount Hyjal, Caverns of Time Raid (Tanaris); Black Temple Raid (Shadowmoon Valley); Sunwell Plateau Raid (Isle of Quel’Danas)

The Head, Hands, Legs, Shoulders, and Chest items are sold by Tydormu inside the Battle for Mount Hyjal instance.The Wrist, Waist, and Feet items are sold by Theremis, who is located on a boat in the harbor at the Isle of Quel’Danas.

Exchanged for specific Tokens of the Forgotten Conquerer, located:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Token] Archimonde Battle for Mount Hyjal
Shoulders: [Token] Mother Shahraz Black Temple
Chest: [Token] Illidan Stormrage Black Temple
Waist: [Token] Brutallus Sunwell Plateau
Hands: [Token] Azgalor Battle for Mount Hyjal
Wrist: [Token] Kalecgos Sunwell Plateau
Feet: [Token] Felmyst Sunwell Plateau
Legs: [Token] Illidari Council Black Temple

Mage Tier 7: Frostfire Garb

Location: Naxxramas Raid (Dragonblight); Chamber of Aspects, Obsidian Sanctum Raid (Dragonblight)

Exchanged for Tokens of the Lost Conquerer in Dalaran.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Token] Kel’Thuzad Naxxramas
Shoulders: [Token] Gluth/Loatheb Naxxramas
Chest: [Token] Gluth/Four Horsemen Naxxramas
Hands: [Token] Sartharion Obsidian Sanctum
Legs: [Token] Gluth/Thaddius Naxxramas

Mage Tier 8: Kirin Tor Garb

Location: Ulduar Raid (StormPeaks)

Exchanged for Tokens of the Wayward Conquerer in Dalaran.

SLOT ITEM BOSS
Head: [Token] Mimiron
Shoulders: [Token] Thorim
Chest: [Token] Yogg-Saron
Hands: [Token] Freya
Legs: [Token] Hodir

Mage Tier 9 (Alliance): Khadgar’s Regalia

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran.

Triumphant versions can be purchased with Justice Points plus [Trophy of the Crusade] from Trial of the Crusader

SLOT ITEM
Head: [Justice Points]
Shoulders: [Justice Points]
Chest: [Justice Points]
Hands: [Justice Points]
Legs: [Justice Points]

Mage Tier 9 (Horde): Sunstrider’s Regalia

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran.

Triumphant versions can be purchased with Justice Points plus [Trophy of the Crusade] from Trial of the Crusader

SLOT ITEM
Head: [Justice Points]
Shoulders: [Justice Points]
Chest: [Justice Points]
Hands: [Justice Points]
Legs: [Justice Points]

Mage Tier 10: Bloodmage’s Regalia

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran; the legs and hands also drop from Toravon the Ice Watcher in the Vault of Archavon Raid.

SLOT ITEM
Head: [Justice Points]
Shoulders: [Justice Points]
Chest: [Justice Points]
Hands: [Justice Points]
Legs: [Justice Points]

Warlock Tier Gear

Warlock Tier 1: Felheart Raiment

Location: Molten Core

WoW Insider’s Guide to Soloing Tier 1

Warlock Tier 2: Nemesis Raiment

Location: Blackwing Lair

Warlock Tier 3: Plagueheart Raiment

- No Longer Available -

Location: [Naxxramas Raid]

Warlock Tier 4: Voidheart Raiment

Location: Magtheridon’s Lair, Hellfire Citadel Raid (Hellfire Penninsula); Karazhan Raid (DeadwindPass); Gruul’s Lair Raid (Blade’sEdgeMountains)

Sold in exchange for Tokens Of The Fallen Defender to Asuur (Aldor) or Arodis Sunblade (Scryer) in Shattrath City:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Token] Prince Malchezaar Karazhan
Shoulders: [Token] High King Maulgar Gruul’s Lair
Chest: [Token] Magtheridon Magtheridon’s Lair
Hands: [Token] The Curator Karazhan
Legs: [Token] Gruul the Dragonkiller Gruul’s Lair

Warlock Tier 5: Corrupter Raiment

Location: Serpentshire Cavern, Coilfang Reservoir Raid (Zangamarsh); Eye, Tempest Keep Raid (Netherstorm)Sold in Shattarath by Kelara (Aldor) or Veynna Dawnstar (Scryer).

Exchanged for specific Tokens of the Vanquished Defender, located:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Token] Lady Vashj Serpentshrine Cavern
Shoulders: [Token] Void Reaver Eye (Tempest Keep)
Chest: [Token] Kael’thas Sunstrider Eye (Tempest Keep)
Hands: [Token] Leotheras the Blind Serpentshrine Cavern
Legs: [Token] Fathom-Lord Karathress Serpentshrine Cavern

Warlock Tier 6: Malefic Raiment

Location:Battle for Mount Hyjal, Caverns of Time Raid (Tanaris); Black Temple Raid (Shadowmoon Valley); Sunwell Plateau Raid (Isle of Quel’Danas)

The Head, Hands, Legs, Shoulders, and Chest items are sold by Tydormu inside the Battle for Mount Hyjal instance.The Wrist, Waist, and Feet items are sold by Theremis, who is located on a boat in the harbor at the Isle of Quel’Danas.

Exchanged for specific Tokens of the Forgotten Conquerer, located:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Token] Archimonde Battle for Mount Hyjal
Shoulders: [Token] Mother Shahraz Black Temple
Chest: [Token] Illidan Stormrage Black Temple
Waist: [Token] Brutallus Sunwell Plateau
Hands: [Token] Azgalor Battle for Mount Hyjal
Wrist: [Token] Kalecgos Sunwell Plateau
Feet: [Token] Felmyst Sunwell Plateau
Legs: [Token] Illidari Council Black Temple

Warlock Tier 7: Plagueheart Garb

Location: Naxxramas Raid (Dragonblight); Chamber of Aspects, Obsidian Sanctum Raid (Dragonblight)

Exchanged for Tokens of the Lost Conquerer in Dalaran.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Token] Kel’Thuzad Naxxramas
Shoulders: [Token] Gluth/Loatheb Naxxramas
Chest: [Token] Gluth/Four Horsemen Naxxramas
Hands: [Token] Sartharion Obsidian Sanctum
Legs: [Token] Gluth/Thaddius Naxxramas

Warlock Tier 8: Deathbringer Garb

Location: Ulduar Raid (StormPeaks)Exchanged for Tokens of the Wayward Conquerer in Dalaran.

SLOT ITEM BOSS
Head: [Token] Mimiron
Shoulders: [Token] Thorim
Chest: [Token] Yogg-Saron
Hands: [Token] Freya
Legs: [Token] Hodir

Warlock Tier 9 (Alliance): Kel’Thuzad’s Regalia

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran.

Triumphant versions can be purchased with Justice Points plus [Trophy of the Crusade] from Trial of the Crusader

SLOT ITEM
Head: [Justice Points]
Shoulders: [Justice Points]
Chest: [Justice Points]
Hands: [Justice Points]
Legs: [Justice Points]

Warlock Tier 9 (Horde): Gul’Dan’s Regalia

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran.

Triumphant versions can be purchased with Justice Points plus [Trophy of the Crusade] from Trial of the Crusader

SLOT ITEM
Head: [Justice Points]
Shoulders: [Justice Points]
Chest: [Justice Points]
Hands: [Justice Points]
Legs: [Justice Points]

Warlock Tier 10: Dark Coven’s Regalia

Location: All are purchased with Justice Points in Dalaran; the legs and hands also drop from Toravon the Ice Watcher in the Vault of Archavon Raid

SLOT ITEM
Head: [Justice Points]
Shoulders: [Justice Points]
Chest: [Justice Points]
Hands: [Justice Points]
Legs: [Justice Points]

Dungeon Sets

Dungeon sets are comprised of pieces which drop from a variety of instance (not raid) bosses. You do not have to redeem any tokens for these pieces, but you may have to run a specific dungeon multiple times before the piece you want drops.

There were only 4 ‘official’ dungeon sets created in early Vanilla and Burning Crusade, though later dungeon drops do combine to create a unified look (please see General Cloth Armor Sets, below).

Dungeon Set 1: Vestments of the Devout

- No Longer Available-

Location: [Scholomance, Stratholme, Blackrock Spire]

Dungeon Set 2: Vestments of the Virtuous

- No Longer Available-

Location: [Vestments of the Devout, upgraded through quests]

Dungeon Set 3a: Hallowed Raiment

Location: Outland Instances

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Hallowed Crown] Harbinger Skyriss Arcatraz
Shoulders: [Hallowed Pauldrons] Grandmaster Vorpil Shadow Labyrinth
Chest: [Hallowed Garments] Murmur Shadow Labyrinth
Hands: [Hallowed Handwraps] Warchief Kargath Bladefist Shattered Halls
Legs: [Hallowed Trousers] Talon King Ikiss Sethekk Halls

Dungeon Set 3b: Mana-Etched Regalia

Location: Outland Instances

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Mana-Etched Crown] Aeonus The Black Morass
Shoulders: [Mana-Etched Spaulders] Quagmirran The Slave Pens (Heroic)
Chest: [Mana-Etched Vestments] Epoch Hunter Old Hillsbrad Foothills (Heroic)
Hands: [Mana-Etched Gloves] Omor the Unscarred Hellfire Ramparts (Heroic)
Legs: [Mana-Etched Pantaloons] The Black Stalker The Underbog (Heroic)

Mage Dungeon Set 1: Magister’s Regalia

- No Longer Available-

Location: [Scholomance, Stratholme, Blackrock Spire]

For alternatives, see General Cloth Armor Sets

Mage Dungeon Set 2: Sorcerer’s Regalia

- No Longer Available-

Location: [Vestments of the Devout, upgraded through quests]

For alternatives, see General Cloth Armor Sets

Mage Dungeon Set 3a: Incanter’s Regalia

Location: Outland Instances

SLOT BOSS LOCATION
Head: Harbinger Skyriss Arcatraz
Shoulders: Grandmaster Vorpil Shadow Labyrinth
Chest: Murmur Shadow Labyrinth
Hands: Warchief Kargath Bladefist Shattered Halls
Legs: Talon King Ikiss Sethekk Halls

Mage Dungeon Set 3b: Mana-Etched Regalia

Location: Outland Instances

SLOT BOSS LOCATION
Head: Aeonus The Black Morass
Shoulders: Quagmirran The Slave Pens (Heroic)
Chest: Epoch Hunter Old Hillsbrad Foothills (Heroic)
Hands: Omor the Unscarred Hellfire Ramparts (Heroic)
Legs: The Black Stalker The Underbog (Heroic)

Warlock Dungeon Set 1: Dreadmist Raiment

- No Longer Available (but identical to cloth heirloom gear)-

Location: [Scholomance, Stratholme, Blackrock Spire]For alternatives, see General Cloth Armor Sets

Warlock Dungeon Set 2: Deathmist Raiment

- No Longer Available-

Location: [Vestments of the Devout, upgraded through quests]For alternatives, see General Cloth Armor Sets

Warlock Dungeon Set 3a: Oblivion Raiment

Location: Outland Instances

SLOT BOSS LOCATION
Head: Harbinger Skyriss Arcatraz
Shoulders: Grandmaster Vorpil Shadow Labyrinth
Chest: Murmur Shadow Labyrinth
Hands: Warchief Kargath Bladefist Shattered Halls
Legs: Talon King Ikiss Sethekk Halls

Warlock Dungeon Set 3b: Mana-Etched Regalia

Location: Outland Instances

SLOT BOSS LOCATION
Head: Aeonus The Black Morass
Shoulders: Quagmirran The Slave Pens (Heroic)
Chest: Epoch Hunter Old Hillsbrad Foothills (Heroic)
Hands: Omor the Unscarred Hellfire Ramparts (Heroic)
Legs: The Black Stalker The Underbog (Heroic)

Crafted Sets

These sets are created through Tailoring and present a unified look. In cases where both a Robe and a Vest were set options, I chose the Vest so that we could see more of the set (legs, wrists, and feet are often obscured by robes). Some of the ‘sets’ are only a few pieces, but they’re still kind of fun!

The sets are listed in order of increasing Tailoring Skill required.

Phoenix ‘Set’

Hands:

[Phoenix Gloves]

Legs:

[Phoenix Pants]

Azure Silk ‘Set’

Head: [Azure Silk Hood]
Shoulders: [Azure Shoulders]
Chest: [Azure Silk Vest]
Back: [Azure Silk Cloak]
Hands: [Azure Silk Gloves]
Waist: [Azure Silk Belt]
Legs: [Azure Silk Pants]
Crimson Silk ‘Set’

Shoulders: [Crimson Silk Shoulders]
Chest: [Crimson Silk Vest] or [Crimson Silk Robe]
Back: [Crimson Silk Cloak]
Hands: [Crimson Silk Gloves]
Waist: [Crimson Silk Belt]
Legs: [Crimson Silk Pantaloons]
Black Mageweave ‘Set’

Head: [Black Mageweave Headband]
Shoulders: [Black Mageweave Shoulders]
Chest: [Black Mageweave Vest]
Hands: [Black Mageweave Gloves]
Feet: [Black Mageweave Boots]
Legs: [Black Mageweave Leggings]
Red Mageweave ‘Set’

Head: [Red Mageweave Headband]
Shoulders: [Red Mageweave Shoulders]
Chest: [Red Mageweave Vest]
Hands: [Red Mageweave Gloves]
Legs: [Red Mageweave Pants]
Dreamweave ‘Set’

Head: [Dreamweave Circlet]
Chest: [Dreamweave Vest]
Hands: [Dreamweave Gloves]
Shadoweave ‘Set’

Head: [Shadoweave Mask]
Shoulders: [Shadoweave Shoulders]
Chest: [Shadoweave Robe]
Hands: [Shadoweave Gloves]
Feet: [Shadoweave Boots]
Legs: [Shadoweave Pants]
Cindercloth ‘Set’

Chest: [Cindercloth Vest]
Back: [Cindercloth Cloak]
Hands: [Cindercloth Gloves]
Feet: [Cindercloth Boots]
Legs: [Cindercloth Pants]
Runecloth ‘Set’

Head: [Runecloth Headband]
Shoulders: [Runecloth Shoulders]
Chest: [Runecloth Tunic]
Back: [Runecloth Cloak]
Hands: [Runecloth Gloves]
Waist: [Runecloth Belt]
Feet: [Runecloth Boots]
Legs: [Runecloth Pants]
Brightcloth ‘Set’

Chest: [Brightcloth Robe]
Back: [Brightcloth Cloak]
Hands: [Brightcloth Gloves]
Legs: [Brightcloth Pants]
Ghostweave ‘Set’

Chest: [Ghostweave Vest]
Hands: [Ghostweave Gloves]
Waist: [Ghostweave Belt]
Legs: [Ghostweave Pants]
Frostweave ‘Set’

Chest: [Frostweave Tunic]or[Frostweave Robe]
Back: [Frostweave Cloak]
Hands: [Frostweave Gloves]
Legs: [Frostweave Pants]
Felcloth ‘Set’

Head: [Felcloth Hood]
Shoulders: [Felcloth Shoulders]
Chest: [Felcloth Robe]
Hands: [Felcloth Gloves]
Feet: [Felcloth Boots]
Legs: [Felcloth Pants]
Mooncloth ‘Set’

Head: [Mooncloth Circlet]
Shoulders: [Mooncloth Shoulders]
Chest: [Mooncloth Vest]or[Mooncloth Robe]
Hands: [Mooncloth Gloves]
Feet: [Mooncloth Boots]
Legs: [Mooncloth Leggings]
Wizardweave ‘Set’

Head: [Wizardweave Turban]
Chest: [Wizardweave Robe]
Legs: [Wizardweave Leggings]
Flarecore ‘Set’

Shoulders: [Flarecore Mantle]
Chest: [Flarecore Robe]
Wrist: [Flarecore Wraps]
Hands: [Flarecore Gloves]
Legs: [Flarecore Leggings]
Sylvan ‘Set’

Head: [Sylvan Crown]
Shoulders: [Sylvan Shoulders]
Chest: [Sylvan Vest]
Bloodvine ‘Set’

Chest: [Bloodvine Vest]
Feet: [Bloodvine Boots]
Legs: [Bloodvine Leggings]
Runed Stygian ‘Set’

Waist: [Runed Stygian Belt]
Feet: [Runed Stygian Boots]
Legs: [Runed Stygian Leggings]
Glacial ‘Set’

Head: [Glacial Headdress]
Chest: [Glacial Vest] or [Glacial Robe]
Back: [Glacial Cloak]
Hands: [Glacial Gloves]
Wrist: [Glacial Wrists]
Waist: [Glacial Waistband]
Feet: [Glacial Slippers]
Legs: [Black Mageweave Leggings]
Netherweave ‘Set’

Chest: [Netherweave Robe] or [Netherweave Tunic]
Hands: [Netherweave Gloves]
Wrist: [Netherweave Bracers]
Waist: [Netherweave Belt]
Feet: [Netherweave Boots]
Legs: [Netherweave Pants]
Imbued Netherweave ‘Set’

Chest: [Imbued Netherweave Robe] or [Imbued Netherweave Tunic]
Feet: [Imbued Netherweave Boots]
Legs: [Imbued Netherweave Pants]
Arcanoweave ‘Set’

Chest: [Arcanoweave Robe]
Wrist: [Arcanoweave Bracers]
Feet: [Arcanoweave Boots]
Spellfire ‘Set’

Chest: [Spellfire Robe]
Hands: [Spellfire Gloves]
Waist: [Spellfire Belt]
Soulcloth ‘Set’

Shoulders: [Soulcloth Shoulders]
Chest: [Soulcloth Vest]
Hands: [Soulcloth Gloves]
Primal Mooncloth ‘Set’

Shoulders: [Primal Mooncloth Shoulders]
Chest: [Primal Mooncloth Robe]
Waist: [Primal Mooncloth Belt]
Flameheart ‘Set’

Chest: [Flameheart Vest]
Hands: [Flameheart Gloves]
Wrist: [Flameheart Bracers]
Frozen Shadoweave ‘Set’

Shoulders: [Frozen Shadoweave Shoulders]
Chest: [Frozen Shadoweave Robe]
Feet: [Frozen Shadoweave Boots]
Soulguard ‘Set’

Wrist: [Soulguard Bracers]
Waist: [Soulguard Girdle]
Feet: [Soulguard Slippers]
Legs: [Soulguard Leggings]
Frostwoven ‘Set’

Head: [Frostwoven Cowl]
Shoulders: [Frostwoven Shoulders]
Chest: [Frostwoven Robe]
Hands: [Frostwoven Gloves]
Wrist: [Frostwoven Wristwraps]
Waist: [Frostwoven Belt]
Feet: [Frostwoven Boots]
Legs: [Frostwoven Leggings]
Mystic Frostwoven ‘Set’

Shoulders: [Mystic Frostwoven Shoulders]
Chest: [Mystic Frostwoven Robe]
Wrist: [Mystic Frostwoven Wristwraps]
Duskweave (and Black Duskweave) ‘Set’

Head: [Duskweave Cowl]
Shoulders: [Duskweave Shoulders]
Chest: [Duskweave Robe]
Hands: [Duskweave Gloves]
Wrist: [Duskweave Wristwraps]
Waist: [Duskweave Belt]
Feet: [Duskweave Boots]
Legs: [Duskweave Leggings]
Frostsavage ‘Set’

Head: [Frostsavage Cowl]
Shoulders: [Frostsavage Shoulders]
Chest: [Frostsavage Robe]
Hands: [Frostsavage Gloves]
Feet: [Frostsavage Boots]
Legs: [Frostsavage Leggings]
Spellweave ‘Set’

Chest: [Spellweave Robe]
Hands: [Spellweave Gloves]
Moonshroud ‘Set’

Chest: [Moonshroud Robe]
Hands: [Moonshroud Gloves]
Ebonweave ‘Set’

Chest: [Ebonweave Robe]
Hands: [Ebonweave Gloves]
Deathsilk ‘Set’

Head: [Deathsilk Cowl]
Shoulders: [Deathsilk Shoulders]
Chest: [Deathsilk Robes]
Hands: [Deathsilk Gloves]
Wrist: [Deathsilk Bracers]
Waist: [Deathsilk Belt]
Feet: [Deathsilk Boots]
Legs: [Deathsilk Leggings]
Spiritmend ‘Set’

Head: [Spiritmend Cowl]
Shoulders: [Spiritmend Shoulders]
Chest: [Spiritmend Robe]
Hands: [Spiritmend Gloves]
Wrist: [Spiritmend Bracers]
Waist: [Spiritmend Belt]
Feet: [Spiritmend Boots]
Legs: [Spiritmend Leggings]
Emberfire ‘Set’

Head: [Emberfire Cowl]
Shoulders: [Emberfire Shoulders]
Chest: [Emberfire Robe]
Wrist: [Emberfire Bracers]
Waist: [Emberfire Belt]
Feet: [Emberfire Boots]
Legs: [Emberfire Pants]
Fireweave ‘Set’

Head: [Fireweave Cowl]
Shoulders: [Fireweave Shoulders]
Chest: [Emberfire Robe]
Hands: [Fireweave Gloves]
Wrist: [Fireweave Bracers]
Waist: [Fireweave Belt]
Feet: [Fireweave Boots]
Legs: [Fireweave Pants]

General Cloth Sets

These sets are composed of pieces that either mimic an existing set, or else don’t fall into the general categories of Raid, Dungeon, or Tailoring sets.

Green World Drop Sets

There exist an enormous number of green ‘sets’ which share a name and look, and which can be found as world drops. These pieces frequently share models (ie, they look alike but with subtle shading variations), but present a unified look. Since they have stats and are cloth, you should be able to transmogrify into these looks.

I very much wanted to include drop locations of all of them, but they are so legion that I decided instead to just list them with a Wowhead link to the chest or leg piece, but generally they drop randomly in all level-specific zones. Some sets also include a tunic rather than a robe option; you can view those easily with WoW Model Viewer.

iLevel 10-20 Green World Drop Sets

Aboriginal . Ancestral . Apothecary . Barbaric . Beaded . Disciple . Native . Seer . Simple . Spellbinder . Willow

iLevel 20-30 Green World Drop Sets

Bright . Buccaneer . Greenweave . Ivycloth . Pagan . Ritual . Sanguine . Seer . Shimmering . Watcher

iLevel 30-40 Green World Drop Sets

Aurora . Conjurer . Durable . Elder . Embersilk . Geomancer . Nightsky . Raincaller . Resilient . Sage . Silver-Thread . Stonecloth . Thistlefur . Twilight . Vital

iLevel 40-50 Green World Drop Sets

Abjurer . Bloodwoven . Darkmist . Gossamer . Hibernal . Lunar . Mistscape . Regal . Royal . Silksand . Sorcerer . Windchaser

iLevel 50-60 Green World Drop Sets

Arachnidian . Arcane . Bonecaster . Celestial . Councillor . Duskwoven . Gaea . Highborne . Imperial Red . Mystical . Opulent . Resplendent . Twilight Cultist . Venomshroud

iLevel 60-100 Green World Drop Sets

Elegant . Elunarian . Eternal . Feralfen . Fireheart . High Councillor . Laughing Skull . Master . Outlander . Slavehandler . Starfire . Vindicator

iLevel 100-150 Green World Drop Sets

Archmage . Astralaan . Bloodspore . Bristlepine . Consortium . Eldr’naan . Elementalist . Farshire . Foothold . Mistyreed . Mur’ghoul . Shadow Council . Voldrune

iLevel 150-250 Green World Drop Sets

Aerie . Coldwraith . Condor . Crystalsong . Icemist . Oracle . Tethys . Vizier . Voldrune

iLevel 250+ Green World Drop Sets

Ameth’Aran . Baradin . Bluefen . Brightwood . Darrowmere . Everstill . Galardell . Mistmantle . Mystral

[Note: The sets listed in this section are identical. I know, I know.]

Lookalike Sets

Pseudo Magister’s Regalia

This set looks similar to the Dungeon Set 1 of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Shoulders: [Pauldrons of Arcane Rage] Watchkeeper Gargolmar Hellfire Ramparts
Chest: [Robes of the Augurer] The Black Stalker The Underbog
Waist: [Mindfire Waistband] Keli’dan the Breaker Blood Furnace
Hands: [Manaspark Gloves] Hungarfen The Underbog
Wrist: [Arcing Bracers] Broggok The Blood Furnace
Feet: [Ethereal Boots of the Skystrider] Nexus-Prince Shaffar Mana-Tombs
Legs: [Princely Reign Leggings] Mennu the Betrayer The Slave Pens

Pseudo Vestments of the Devout

This set looks similar to the Dungeon Set 1 of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Shoulders: [Pauldrons of Sufferance] Epoch Hunter Old Hillsbrad Foothills
Head: [Collar of Command] Shirrak the Dead Watcher Auchenai Crypts
Chest: [Raiments of Divine Authority] Keli’dan the Breaker The Blood Furnace
Feet: [Slippers of Serenity] Exarch Maladaar Auchenai Crypts
Legs: [Lifegiver Britches] Vazruden Hellfire Ramparts


Pseudo Arcanist Regalia

These sets look similar to the Mage Tier 1 set of the same name.

Option A:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Mage-Collar of the Firestorm] The Maker The Blood Furnace Heroic
Shoulders: [Mindrage Pauldrons] Pandemonius Mana-Tombs Heroic
Chest: [Bloodfyre Robes of Annihilation] Cache of the Legion The Mechanar
Hands: [Hands of the Sun] Swamplord Musel’ek Underbog Heroic
Wrist: [Arcanium Signet Bands] Hungarfen Underbog Heroic
Feet: [Embroidered Spellpyre Boots] Broggok The Blood Furnace Heroic
Legs: [Aran's Sorcerous Slacks] Lieutenant Drake Escape from Durnholde Keep Heroic

Option B:

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Collar of Cho'gall] Gruul the Dragonkiller Gruul’s Lair
Shoulders: [Frozen Shadoweave Shoulders] - Tailoring
Chest: [Frozen Shadoweave Robe] - Tailoring
Waist: [Coldwhisper Cord] Rokmar the Crackler The Slave Pens Heroic
Hands: [Soul-Eater's Handwraps] Magtheridon Magtheridon’s Lair
Feet: [Frozen Shadoweave Boots] - Tailoring

Pseudo Vestments of Prophecy

This set looks similar to the Priest Tier 1 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Whitemend Hood] - Tailoring
Shoulders: [Primal Mooncloth Shoulders] - Tailoring
Chest: [Primal Mooncloth Robe] - Tailoring
Waist: [Primal Mooncloth Belt] - Tailoring
Legs: [Whitemend Pants] - Tailoring

Pseudo Nemesis Raiment

This set looks similar to the Warlock Tier 2 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Demonfang Ritual Helm] The Black Stalker The Underbog Heroic
Shoulders: [Mantle of Three Terrors] Chrono Lord Deja Black Morass
Chest: [Vermillion Robes of the Dominant] Warlord Kalithresh The Steamvault.
Waist: [Sash of Serpentra] Warlord Kalithresh The Steamvault.
Hands: [Gloves of the Deadwatcher] Shirrak the Dead Watcher Auchenai Crypts, Heroic
Wrist: [Crimson Bracers of Gloom] Omor the Unscarred Hellfire Ramparts, Heroic
Feet: [Extravagant Boots of Malice] Tavarok Mana-Tombs, Heroic
Legs: [Devil-Stitched Leggings] Laj The Botanica

Pseudo Netherwind Regalia

This set looks similar to the Mage Tier 2 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Headdress of Alacrity] Omor the Unscarred Hellfire Ramparts, Heroic
Shoulders: [Mana-Sphere Shoulderguards] Zereketh the Unbound The Arcatraz
Chest: [Robe of the Great Dark Beyond] Tavarok Mana-Tombs, Heroic
Hands: [Energis Armwraps] High Botanist Freywinn The Botanica
Wrist: [Bands of Nethekurse] Grand Warlock Nethekurse Shattered Halls
Feet: [Silent Slippers of Meditation] Murmur Shadow Labyrinth
Legs: [Khadgar's Kilt of Abjuration] Temporus Black Morass

Pseudo Vestments of Transcendence

This set looks similar to the Priest Tier 2 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Scintillating Headdress of Second Sight] Shirrak the Dead Watcher Auchenai Crypts, Heroic
Shoulders: [Vestia's Pauldrons of Inner Grace] Cache of the Legion The Mechanar
Chest: [Robe of Effervescent Light] Keli’dan the Breaker Blood Furnace, Heroic
Waist: [Cord of Belief] Mennu the Betrayer Hellfire Ramparts , Heroic
Hands: [Prismatic Mittens of Mending] Commander Sarannis The Botanica
Wrist:
Feet: [Light-Woven Slippers] Darkweaver Syth Sethekk Halls
Legs: [Pontiff's Pantaloons of Prophecy] Captain Skarloc Old Hillsbrad Foothills, Heroic

Pseudo Tirisfal Regalia

This set looks similar to the Mage Tier 5 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Cowl of the Grand Engineer] Void Reaver The Eye
Shoulders: [Mantle of the Elven Kings] Trash mobs The Eye
Chest: [Vestments of the Sea-Witch] Lady Vashj Serpentshrine Cavern
Waist: [Fire-Cord of the Magus] Trash mobs The Eye
Hands: [Gauntlets of the Sun-King] Kael’thas Sunstrider The Eye
Wrist: [Mindstorm Wristbands] Al’ar
Feet: [Velvet Boots of the Guardian] The Lurker Below Serpentshrine Cavern
Legs: [Trousers of the Astromancer] High Astromancer Solarian The Eye

Pseudo Corrupter Raiment

This set looks similar to the Warlock Tier 5 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Shoulders: [Illidari Shoulderpads] Morogrim Tidewalker Serpentshrine Cavern
Chest: [Robe of Hateful Echoes] Hydross the Unstable Serpentshrine Cavern
Waist: [Cord of Screaming Terrors] The Lurker Below Serpentshrine Cavern
Feet: [Boots of the Shifting Nightmare] Hydross the Unstable Serpentshrine Cavern

Pseudo Absolution Regalia

This set looks similar to the Priest Tier 6 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Cowl of Benevolence] Teron Gorefiend Black Temple
Shoulders: [Amice of Brilliant Light] Shade of Akama Black Temple
Chest: [Garments of Temperance] Gurtogg Bloodboil Black Temple
Hands: [Gloves of Unfailing Faith] Essence of Souls Black Temple
Feet: [Slippers of Dutiful Mending] Sold on Isle of Quel’Danas for Justice Points

Pseudo KirinTor Gear

This set looks similar to the Mage Tier 8 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Cowl of Icy Breaths] Cache of Winter Ulduar
Shoulders: [Iceshear Mantle] Trash mobs Ulduar
Chest: [Raiments of the Corrupted] Auriaya Ulduar
Waist: [Binding of the Dragon Matriarch] Razorscale Ulduar
Hands: [Pulsar Gloves] Gift of the Observer Ulduar
Wrist: [Combustion Bracers] Flame Leviathan Ulduar
Feet: [Treads of the Dragon Council] Yogg-Saron Ulduar
Legs: [Leggings of Unstable Discharge] Cache of Storms Ulduar

Pseudo Dark Coven’s Regalia

This set looks similar to the Warlock Tier 10 set of the same name.

SLOT ITEM BOSS LOCATION
Head: [Cowl of Malefic Repose] Blood-Queen Lana’thel Icecrown Citadel 10 man Heroic
Shoulders: [Shoulders of Ruinous Senility] Professor Putricide Icecrown Citadel 10 man Heroic
Chest: [Robes of Azure Downfall] Sindragosa Icecrown Citadel 10 man Heroic
Waist: [Cauterized Cord] Professor Putricide Icecrown Citadel 10 man Heroic
Hands: [Sister's Handshrouds] Lady Deathwhisper Icecrown Citadel 10 man Heroic
Wrist: [Ether-Soaked Bracers] Rotface Icecrown Citadel 10 man Heroic
Feet: [Icecrown Spire Sandals] Deathbringer Saurfang Icecrown Citadel 10 man Heroic
Legs: [Kilt of Untreated Wounds] Festergut Icecrown Citadel 10 man Heroic

Necropile Raiment

The cloth Scholomance instance set. Each piece can be dropped by any boss in Scholomance.

SLOT ITEM
Shoulders: Necropile Mantle
Chest: Necropile Robe
Wrist: Necropile Cuffs
Feet: Necropile Boots
Legs: Necropile Leggings

The Postmaster

All pieces drop only from Postmaster Malown in Stratholme. You can run it simultaneously for the Baron’s Mount!

SLOT ITEM
Head: The Postmaster’s Band
Chest: The Postmaster’s Tunic
Feet: The Postmaster’s Treads
Legs: The Postmaster’s Trousers

Essential Transmogrification Resources

WoW Roleplay Gear

Reddit WoW/Transmogrification Community

WoW Model Viewer

Wowhead

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The Discultimate Leveling Guide: Zero to Twenty in Five Seconds

Levels One Through Twenty: The Early Years

Of Certain Interest: The Discultimate Gear Guide, Levels 0-10 and Levels 10-20

IF ONLY IT did take five seconds, my little discipline priestlings. But hope springs eternal, and while it may take longer than five seconds, you can zwish through your first 20 levels with only minor inconvenience and light bruising without once being tempted to walk the sad path of Shadow Priest ( I see you there, with your finger on the button! Don’t do it, you fool!).

Grind your way up to level 10, enjoying the sights and sounds of your native land for a mere hour. Take a moment to savor the transitory ease of leveling, and then bounce into 11 with a good basic understanding of your introductory Discipline spells and talents.

It’s worth thinking at this point about whether you’ll be willing to respec often, perhaps as the healing alt of a moneyed character, or whether you’ll need this spec to go the distance (translation: you’re a cheap bastard), pulling into 80 without once changing your course.

In this guide, I’ll be outlining specifically how to stay disciplined the whole long road. Leveling as a Disc Priest is challenging, certainly compared to leveling as a Shadow Priest, but I think provides unparalleled opportunities to learn your Disc character inside and out.

I’m also assuming that your leveling will be a combination of Random Dungeon Findering and solo questing. I used to argue strenuously against using quests to level as a Disc Priest, but with the pacing of the new Cataclysm quests, I’ve done exactly that five or six times now (what can I say? I’m a fool for love!). With a little bit of know-how, solo questing as a Disc Priest is not only possible, but gleefully dangerous.

And we’ll not be taking on Discipline PvP- at least, not yet.

Patience, my pets.

THE FACTS

Talents are the choices that you make on your character Talent Tree screen. You get to allot one point every two or so levels. Abilities are the spells that you learn from a trainer, which show up in your spellbook. You can drag abilities to your quickbar to cast them more rapidly.

TALENTS

ABILITIES

GLYPHS

  • None

The Big Idea: You can get into a Dungeon Finder group quickly and easily as a healer, but I’m assuming you’ll be splitting your time between instancing and questing. Power Word: Shield will be your go-to spell in both places; you’ll use it to protect the tank in instances, as well as using it on yourself while questing.

As you solo quest, you’ll need a bit of oomph behind your Shadow spells. As Disc, though, oomph is severely lacking. Because of that, I highly recommend picking up Twin Disciplines as soon as possible to increase the effectiveness of your damage spells while questing (and, incidentally, your healing spells while instancing).

After all, there’s only so much abuse you can take from low-level cloth-geared LFD warrior tanks, amirite?

Discipline Priest Build at Level 20

 

ROTATION IN INSTANCES

  • Buff all with Shadow Protection and Power Word: Fortitude, and yourself with Inner Will
  • Shield the tank and hit him with a Renew *just* as he starts to run forward, then sit and drink just before they draw aggro (you’ll spend a lot on drinks, but it’s worth it to top off at the beginning of every fight)
  • Flash Heal small damage
  • Greater Heal big damage
  • Shield specific DPS/yourself if they or you are consistently taking a lot of damage
  • Use Fade often. Tanks don’t have a lot of threat tools yet.
[Instance Toolbar Image Coming Soon!]

ROTATION IN QUESTS

  • Buff yourself with Shadow Protection, Power Word: Fortitude, and Inner Fire
  • Cast Holy Fire (or Mind Blast, if you don’t have Holy Fire yet) at your target, then cast PW: Shield on yourself. Immediately cast Shadow Word: Pain and then SmiteSmiteSmiteSmite
  • If you’re running out of mana, use your wand (I know, I know)
  • When your bubble wears off, renew it unless your target is at less than 20% health
[Questing Toolbar Image Coming Soon!]

QUEST AREAS

  • [Your Racial Starting Area] (0-10)

If you play a Horde character, I highly, highly recommend that as soon as you hit level 10 you get your butt over to Brill, outside of Undercity, and begin the beautifully epic/hilarious Forsaken quest chain, which will take you through to level 35 without pausing for breath.

If you’re Alliance, move with speed to Darkshore (you can get to Darnassus by taking a boat from Stormwind Harbor, then take the boat to Lor’Danel) for the revamped Cataclysm quest chains there. It’s no Dark Lady, but hey.

ALLIANCE:

  • Westfall (10-15)
  • Bloodmyst Isle (10-20)
  • Darkshore (10-20)
  • Loch Modan (10-20)
HORDE:
  • Azshara (10-20)
  • Ghostlands (10-20)
  • Northern Barrens (10-20)
  • Silverpine Forest (10-20)
ALLIANCE & HORDE:
  • Ruins of Gilneas (14-16)
  • Redridge Mountains (15-20)
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Circle of Healers Questionnaire

There’s a revived meme going around, originating with Miss Medicina, that consists of a questionnaire about how and why you heal. I’m glad it’s making the rounds and have loved reading the responses to it, and was delighted when fellow guildmates (and classy guys) Rades and Snack tagged me to join in the fun.

DAS RULES: Post this questionnaire, with your answers, on your blog. Pick the healing class you know most about (or is the focus of your blog) for the questionnaire, and then send it over to another healing blogger you know and love who heals with a DIFFERENT class. Include a link to the blogger who sent you the questionnaire, as well as a link to the blogger to whom you are sending it.

What is the name, class, and spec of your primary healer?

Liala, Disc Priest. Natch.

What is your primary group healing environment? (i.e. raids, pvp, 5 mans)

10-man raids.

What is your favorite healing spell for your class and why?

Penance. Penance is a huge Ohshit healing spell, but also turns you (and your camera) in the direction of your target. I know a lot of people hate that, but I frequently Penance people just to figure out where they’re standing.

What healing spell do you use least for your class and why?

Heal (the irony!). It now costs too much and heals for too little to be a part of our toolbox. Oh, and I use Flash Heal much, much less than other Disc priests, preferring to give Renew time to tick in most cases.

What do you feel is the biggest strength of your healing class and why?

Instant response time. Disc healers can plug several health gaps at once- not just on the tank- while waiting for a big group heal to come in from a Shaman, Druid, or Holy Priest. Of course, all that requires you to be more communicative than any other healing class, which can be a good or bad thing depending on the company you keep.

What do you feel is the biggest weakness of your healing class and why?

Instant response time. The other side of the hyperactive, short-term healing coin is that if you look away for more than two seconds- your mind wanders, say, or you sneeze more than once in a row- you’ll come back to find everyone is dead.

In a raiding environment, what do you feel, in general, is the best healing assignment for you?

On the off-tank with an eye on the rest of the raid. If a large healing spell is incoming from a fellow healer, it’s easy to bubble several melee or more than one tank to bridge the gap between casting and healing. When a raid co-healer knows that, and lets me know they need a few seconds of preventing additional damage without necessarily healing everyone up (“Big heals inc, need ten more seconds!”), I get all misty-eyed.

What healing class do you enjoy healing with most and why?

Shamans. The offical reason is that Chain Healing works amazingly well with that whole You-Prevent-Damage-While-I-Poo-Out-A-Huge-Heal situation described above. The unofficial reason is their totems. I like to stand in the middle of ‘em. Makes me feel safe.

What healing class do you enjoy healing with least and why?

Paladins. The standard answer to this is, I think, Disc priests, and that can truly be abysmal if you don’t like the other Disc priest you’re healing with, but you can actually work with another Disc priest to coordinate your bubbles. Paladins, though, rely on someone NOT preventing damage on their targets (and I frequently bubble their targets in a confused panic). It always ends in tears and recriminations.

What is your worst habit as a healer?

RENEW RENEW RENEW!!! … RENEW! …. …. …. …. RENEEEEEEEEWWWWWWW!

What is your biggest pet peeve in a group environment while healing?

Unsolicited advice. This makes me want to punch a fool in the face. I don’t give anyone advice on how they play the game they’ve bought to pass the time in the manner of their choosing and certainly don’t want it. On the other hand, I adore it when people give me feedback when asked, and it’s nearly always spot-on (Corollary: I’ve found people who give unsolicited advice invariably aren’t worth listening to.)

Do you feel that your class/spec is well balanced with other healers for PvE healing?

Not at all. We’re dominating, unadulterated, masterful MACHINES of PvP!! /flex

What tools do you use to evaluate your own performance as a healer?

I check my World of Logs records against the WoL records of the same fight for the top Disc priests (Ensidia, etc.) and the logs of friends whom I know to be solid Discos.

What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about your healing class?

It’s hard to say. When I first started playing in Wrath, people kept expecting me to raid heal, which was completely impossible and very perplexing. Now, we’re just as firmly pigeonholed as tank healers, but I really think our best utility comes from tank healing while simultaneously bubbling the occasional raid member to give a raid heal time to finish casting.

What do you feel is the most difficult thing for new healers of your class to learn?

The variety of spells. Blizzard’s spoken intent for Cataclysm was to improve the ‘granularity’ of healing for Disc priests, and I think they succeeded well in so doing. However, increased granularity does mean increased choice, which in turn makes life more difficult for beginners. That, along with the fact that Disc priests really have two specs within one tree- the SmiteSpec (using Atonement) and the ShieldSpec (no Atonement), as I think of them- and there is really a lot of choice and experimentation required that may not be to everyone’s liking.

If someone were to try to evaluate your performance as a healer via recount, what sort of patterns would they see (i.e. lots of overhealing, low healing output, etc)?

Like most Disc priests, my overhealing is pretty low, and total healing looks abysmal (until you add in prevented damage through shields). My use of Renew is higher than most, just because I like it, and I don’t cast Power Word: Barrier nearly as often as I ought to. In general, though, I blow all my cooldowns- needed or not!- because I’d rather use them too early than wait until I really need them and potentially not use them at all.

Haste or Crit and why?

Crit. Balance in all things, sure, but you can manage your casting choices and time to minimize the effect of Haste; you can’t manage anything to get a big heal.

What healing class do you feel you understand least?

Paladins.

What add-ons or macros do you use, if any, to aid you in healing?

I don’t use many add-ons at all. The only raiding add-ons I use are Skada to check trends in damage taken and DBM to get the warnings. I do write a huge number of my own macros, though, and think that the most useful macros for Disc priests are (a) smart Shadowfiend to lock in a target for him to attack, (b) a Warning Yell before casting Hymn of Hope and (c) a raid announcement for casting and on whom you have cast Pain Suppression. Other than that, I use the default raid frames and no key modifiers! SACRILEGE!

Do you strive primarily for balance between your healing stats, or do you stack some much higher than others, and why?

I tend to overstack Crit Intellect and understack Spirit and Haste. By not prioritizing Haste, my mana situation rarely gets out of control since I’m not casting as quickly. Conscious casting can, I think, minimize the need for more mana, reduce overheals, and forces you to play a very rapid-fire class with more deliberation- which, in turn, I think makes you a better Disc priest.

The tendency for Discos is to shoot out a huge number of spells incredibly quickly, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. It’s what makes us so different and fun! However, playing to deliberately minimize that aspect of Disc priesting, once you have mastered doing it that way (that bit’s important), creates a zen state quite unlike any other class I’ve ever played.

But, of course, I’m biased.

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Many thanks to my prompters, Rades and Snack, for their kind prompting to participate in this questionnaire; it was very fun to do and absolutely fascinating to read the responses of the many people who have participated thus far! I’m now supposed to tag someone not of my class to do their own version of this, so I’m passing the baton to Vixsin at Life In Group Five, a Resto Shaman.

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Warcraft Basics: Organizing & Planning for Classes and Professions

Download Character Spreadsheet Template  (Excel)

There’s nothing I love more than a plan.

When you have a plan in Warcraft, you can organize your limited resources to the very best of your ability. When you’re playing, that resource is almost always time; whether you want to pick flowers or move to the top of your raid rotation, you’ll maximize the bang for your minutes with just a little bit of groundwork.

As you continue to play you’ll begin to accumulate a number of characters. They may be spread out over a number of servers, or they may be grouped on one or two. Personally, I’ve found that I maximize the support my characters can give one another if they are grouped by faction: One server holds only Alliance characters, another has only Horde.

When I level a new class or grind professions, I want to ensure I have as little overlap as possible on the same server. If I already have a high-level Herbalist and Alchemist, for example, I can use her to provide all of the herbs for a new Inscription alt. Instead of picking up herbalism, the new alt now can take an additional profession that I don’t already have- say, Enchanting- and provide all of my characters with more money in the long run.

I created a simple Excel file to track my alts, their levels, and their professions:

Character & Profession Tracking: Some information has been changed to protect the guilty

I separate each set of characters out by realm, and add a note in front of the realm name to denote if the characters there are all either (A)lliance or (H)orde:

The overall organization of the spreadsheet is by realm

Next, I fill in the character information. The current level of the character, an abbreviation for their class, and name are all filled in, and sorted by level. I try to ensure I have only one character of each class type per realm (my personal exception to that is disc priests, who are distributed at fixed levels through multiple realms for testing):

Character Levels, Class and Names: Needs moar paladin

The next section to tackle is the Professions. Here, professions are distributed into primary and secondary chunks to keep the information clear. Not every character will keep the same profession over time; frequently, I’ll level a character as a dual-gatherer to maximize XP, then switch over to their permanent profession at a higher level. I use ‘x’ to denote professions a character needs to drop and ‘!’ to indicate which ones they need to pick up. Using this method lets me quickly see if I’ve accidentally doubled up on a profession in a certain realm, or if there are any gaps. The professions I already have are bolded, and the ones I still need are un-bolded:

Matching Characters to their Professions

In the last section I leave space to add any notes to myself about plans I have for this character- Does he need to do a certain daily? Did I tell myself that Warlock needed a certain rep?- which I often find I think about when looking at the spreadsheet, but can’t remember when I’m actually in the game. This is also a good place to note the appropriate zone for each character’s level (Zones by Level):

Note to Self: Plan World Domination

Finally, I make a note to myself which heirlooms are on this realm. The character currently wearing the heirloom is marked with a matching, bold ‘H’ to remind me where I’ve left it- I’ve had to email Blizzard customer to track down lost heirlooms too many times to want to do it again. It’s sometimes useful to know who will be the fastest leveler when looking at your spreadsheet:

Did I transfer those heirlooms to another realm, or are they at the bottom of a bank alt's bags?

You can download the Excel file template to create your own Character Spreadsheet here. With any luck you’ll be maximizing your professions- and profits- in no time at all!

Good luck!

Patch 4.1: New Gear for Discipline Priests

With the arrival of patch 4.2, Discipline Priests came into a few new items that rival tier gear and- perhaps more importantly- can be achieved with 5-man heroic Zul’Aman or Zul’Gurub runs.

Non-tier gear can assist greatly in gearing up to raid progressively if you’re low on Valor points, or have bad luck with the drops, or for non-raiders to keep up with raiders if you want to stay in shape to jump in later.

All of these drops have some combination of Intellect, Spirit, Spellpower, Critical Strike, Mastery and Haste. None has Hit.

Good luck!

BACK
Spiritcaller Cloak 353
Zone: Zul’Gurub | Boss: Zone Drop

CHEST
Hexing Robes 353
Zone: (H) Zul’Aman | Boss: Daakara

Robes of Dissention 353
Zone: Zul’Aman | Boss: Quest Reward for Warlord of the Amani

FEET
Boots of the Ursine 353
Zone: (H) Zul’Aman | Boss: Nalorakk

HANDS
Charmbinder Grips 353
Zone: Zul’Aman | Boss: Zone Drop

HEAD
The Hexxer’s Mask 353
Zone: (H) Zul’ Gurub | Boss: Jin’Do

LEGS
Leggings of Ancient Magics 353
Zone: (H) Zul’Aman | Boss: Akilzon

OFF-HAND
Lost Bag of Whammies 353
Zone: Zul’Gurub | Boss: Zone Drop

RING
Signet of Venoxis 353
Zone: (H) Zul’Gurub | Boss: High Priest Venoxis

Soul Drain Signet 353
Zone: (H) Zul’Aman | Boss: Hex Lord Malacrass

SHOULDER
Claw-Fringe Mantle 353
Zone: (H) Zul’Gurub | Boss: High Priestess Kilnara

WAIST
Sash of Anguish 353
Zone: (H) Zul’Gurub | Boss: High Priestess Kilnara

WAND
Touch of Discord 353
Zone: (H) Zul’Gurub | Boss: Blood Lord Mandokir

WEAPON
Amani Scepter of Rites 353 (1H mace)
Zone: (H) Zul’Aman | Boss: Daakara

Voodoo Hexblade 353 (1H dagger)
Zone (H) Zul’Aman | Boss: Zone Drop

Legacy of Arlokk 353 (2H staff)
Zone: (H) Zul’ Gurub | Boss: Jin’Do

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The Discipline Priest Rotation in 4.06 & 4.1: Raids and Instances

Some very major changes came down the pipe for Discipline priests in WoW’s 4.1 update. Our bubbles got stronger, but  don’t last as long. Prayer of Healing got a nerf; Renew got a buff. Prayer of Healing gives a better Divine Aegis bonus. It’s time to re-examine the rotations we use in instances and raids.

I’m not usually one for a ‘rotation’ guide, but as I’ve been leveling a mystifying druid lately- and desperately looking for such a thing as I do (a bear can be a warrior tank OR a rogue?!)- I’ve come to look more kindly on the idea of looking at someone’s rotation with associated explanation. As such, these are not hard rules about what you must be casting, but rather a starting point to get you comfortable enough with your arsenal of spells to build upon.

For reference, my spec and current gear is here on the Armory.

INSTANCES, NORMAL OR HEROIC

1. When you zone in, cast Inner Will on yourself, and Power Word: Fortitude and Prayer of Shadow Protection on your group.

2. Before the tank begins to run (or as he’s running, if he won’t give you a ready check), cast Power Word: Shield and Prayer of Mending on the tank.

3. When the tank begins to take 15%+ damage, hit Inner Focus and then Greater Heal. Keep Power Word: Shield up on the tank at all times. Try to keep Prayer of Mending up on the tank; it’s useful to have your sound on for this, as you can hear the jingly-shoosh noise it makes as it jumps from target to target. When the noise stops, I reapply the Prayer of Mending.

For big heals, use Penance. For small heals, use Flash Heal or Renew. Personally, I never, ever use Flash Heal and would be hard-pressed to find it on my quickbar, but we’re all supposed to shun Renew (I LOVE IT!).

Every time Inner Focus comes back up, hit it and use Greater Heal on the tank.
Every time Pain Suppression comes up, use it on the tank.
Every time Power Infusion comes up, use it on yourself.

Don’t be afraid to apply a Renew to the tank if the group as a whole is taking heavy damage and your attention is split; it will give you a small buffer of heals if you look away from the tank’s health for longer than you should.

4. As you’re keeping your bubble and PoM up on the tank, watch to see who else in the group is taking damage. In a good group that’s the tank and possibly yourself; in a great group, it’s just the tank! Back in reality, though, it’s probably going to be you, the tank, and another melee DPS.

Put a bubble on the melee DPS who is taking the damage, and possibly a Renew for insurance. Use Penance on the melee if they’re taking a lot of damage, but hopefully you won’t have to do that too often.

If you’re taking a lot of party-wide damage, don’t be afraid to put out a few more bubbles. We’re not back to the Wrath days of being able to spam Power Word: Shield on every group member all the time, but it’s still our best tool. Trust your Prayer of Mending to hit lots of targets, healing as it goes, if you’re taking a lot of group damage, and keep it up at all times.

If you can spare it, use Inner Focus and then Prayer of Healing as your big group heal, but don’t expect miracles. It’s slow and it does not do a whole lot of healing. At best it’ll keep everyone alive long enough for Penance and Renew and PoM to make the rounds to pick everyone back up.

5. Keep the tank alive, and then yourself alive. If the tank goes down and you have a tough melee DPS like a DK, they are now the tank. Treat them thusly.

RAIDS

1. During the buffing/eating/waiting for people to pee phase, buff the group with Power Word: Fortitude and Prayer of Shadow Protection. Use Inner Will on yourself.

2. Ask for healing assignments. Druids and shaman should be on the raid; discipline priests and paladins should be on the tanks. Holy priests can go either way*.

If you’re running 10 mans, you’re going to be running with two or three healers.

If you have two healers, one of you should be assigned to the tanks and one to the raid. Ask to be assigned to the tanks (unless your other healer is a paladin, which is going to suck for everyone).

If you have three healers, a healer each should be assigned to the tank and off-tank, and the third should be on the raid.

If you’re assigned to the raid despite the maximum amount of QQ you can generate, don’t panic and see below.

*Disclaimer: I’m going to get a lot of crap for this in the comments, and I’d like to  deflect some of that by recognizing that (a) Paladins are not crap raid healers, as much as I dislike them as people, (b) discipline priests used to be perfectly fine raid healers, but now we simply are not, and (c) if you have no druid or shaman you are not completely screwed, just mostly screwed.

3. Don’t forget to flask and eat.

4. TANK HEALING: On the plus side, tank healing in raids is much easier in lots of ways than healing an instance because in theory you’re going to be focusing on one person; at the same time, it can be more challenging because you don’t have complete control over the healing of the raid that you have in an instance.

This leads to a healer-centric phenomenon that I think of as the Savior Complex. You’ve slogged through 85 levels of misery, the lone healer of your group, and you’ve become conditioned to save EVERYBODY ALL THE TIME! The fate of the world rests on your shoulders!

The problem with trying to save everyone in a raid is that you simply can’t, of course. You have to actually trust other healers, those useless bastards, to do their job. It’s incredibly difficult to let go of the fear that everyone will die if you don’t heal them, but let go of it you must.

If you are healing both tanks, three people exist in the raid: the main tank, the off-tank, and you.

You cannot spare the mana to assist anyone else in the raid, with the possible exception of a bubble every now and then on the raid healer. If the boss gets loose and starts savaging a DPS or two with no regard to the tank waving his hands up and down, sure: you can jump in and start healing that DPS. The raid has just gone all weird, and no one’s going to blame you for wiping it.

However, there’s a big difference from the boss actually getting well and truly loose and really focusing on a DPS, and occasionally turning around to playful maul a DPS with his amusing razor-sharp claws just for the fun of it. The only way to know the difference is to run the fight a few times, or watch a few different versions of it on YouTube. (“Is he hunting down that deeps or just playing? Oh, just playing- Magmaw, you fool for comedy!”).

Until you get a feel for that part of the fight, just focus on your assigned tank(s) and self. No one else.

When the tank begins to take 15%+ damage, hit Inner Focus and then Greater Heal. Keep Power Word: Shield up on the tank at all times. Keep Prayer of Mending up on the tank at all times.

For big heals, use Penance. For medium heals, use Heal. For small heals, use Renew.

Every time Inner Focus comes back up, hit it and use Greater Heal on the tank.
Every time Pain Suppression comes up, use it on the tank.
Every time Power Infusion comes up, use it on yourself.

Keep a bubble up on yourself and possibly on the other healers if they need it.

5. RAID HEALING: You’re not completely screwed, believe it or not, if you’re assigned to heal the raid. Take a deep breath and remember that these guys aren’t going to be taking nearly the damage that the tanks will.

Before you start, look at your raid composition and mentally or physically separate out all the melee DPS. Melee DPS are warriors, DKs, rogues, druids dressed up like cats, and paladins.

I physically move them in my raid frame box to one side (the right, if you must know), leaving myself and the other ranged casters on the left.

The melee DPS will be taking the most damage in most fights, generally because they draw aggro away from the tanks more easily than ranged DPS.

Once you drag all the melee to one side, you’ll see when the fight starts that they’re taking most of the damage among the DPS, and that one or two of them is taking most of that damage. Occasionally a big damage-taker turns out to be something weird like a warlock; in that case, I drag the warlock over to the right with the melee and mentally treat him as a melee for the rest of the raid.

You will not have the attention or mana to heal the other healers in this raid. You also do not have big, raid-wide heals that will incidentally keep them going.

You must warn the other healer(s) that you will not be able to heal them. This is more important than you might think, as some people (paladins) will not be paying attention, not to mention it’s just plain polite.

Now that you’ve effectively erased both tanks and any other healers from your mind, you’re facing a situation that’s actually not unlike healing an instance. You’ll get one (or two) DPS who routinely draw aggro; treat them as your new tank. Bubble the most aggro’d DPS and apply Prayer of Mending religiously (ho ho ho).

For big heals, use Penance. For medium heals, use Heal. For small heals, use Renew.

Every time Inner Focus comes back up, hit it and use Prayer of Healing on the group.
Every time Pain Suppression comes up, use it on your most aggro-ing DPS.
Every time Power Infusion comes up, use it on yourself.

Pray.

IN CONCLUSION

4.a brought the strength back to our bubbles, and I love it for that, but, like you, I hate it for the nerf to the length of bubbles. Disc is a tough spec to master, but so worth it as it just gets stronger and stronger with gear.

If you find yourself really struggling in instances or raids, do ask yourself: is my gear really good enough for this? What can I improve? Is my build all that it can be? Disc priests are extraordinarily gear-dependent- perhaps more than any other class- and it’s impossible to hide behind bad gear in our spec.

Soldier on, noble discos, and keep those bubbles popping!

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The Discipline Priest Handbook

A Short and Complete Manual of Healing as a Discipline Priest

Permanent Link to the most up-to-date version of the Discipline Priest Handbook

Not everyone dedicates the entirety of their Warcraft life to the incomparable experience of being a Discipline Priest.

I can’t explain it, but there it is.

Recently the difficulties associated with playing an alt- long-forgotten, rolled to fill some raid niche that evaporated, miraculously reaching the level cap by picking flowers- were brought home to me when I picked up my dusty mining druid and determined to shape him into a lean mean healin’ machine.

Things went badly. Okay, more than badly. I didn’t know what to spec, I had no idea what a healing rotation even looked like as a druid, and I was- to my shame- booted out of my first pug after two rounds of trash.

To my delight and pathetic gratitude I stumbled upon Tree Bark Jacket’s wonderful Resto Druid Cheat Sheet. Specs immediately become clear, spells made sense, and I stopped wearing cloth.

I asked Keeva of Tree Bark Jacket if I could steal her layout to similarly assist those 85 Disc Priests who needed similar help -the short, sweet version of How To Disc- and she graciously allowed me to lift whatever I could carry.

May this be of some use to you in your new- or continuing- journeys as a priest.

Godspeed, noble Discos!

The Discipline Priest Handbook

Spec Smite Spec:
Sample Smite Spec, WowheadNon-Smite Spec:
Sample Non-Smite Spec, Wowhead
Talent Specs
Stat Priority Intellect >> Spirit >> Haste > Crit > Mastery Stats Guide
Stat Goals Stack Spirit and then Haste (to @12.5%) at lower gear levels.Stack Crit and then Mastery at higher gear levels.
Enchants
Rotation Smite Spec:

  • All of the Non-Smite Spec information, plus…
  • Smite a hostile target five times to proc Archangel
  • Use Archangel to return mana and buff healing

Non-Smite Spec:

  • Apply Power Word: Shield and Prayer of Mending to the tank just before she pulls. Keep Shield up on the tank.
  • Re-apply Prayer of Mending to the tank whenever it expires
  • Optional: Apply PW:Shield to a DPS who is taking a lot of damage, or to yourself
    *ProTip: When you get aggro, use your Fade ability.
  • Small Heal: Renew (HoT)
  • Medium, Fast Heal: Penance
  • Large, Slow Heal: Greater Heal
  • Group Heal: Prayer of Healing
    *ProTip: Use Inner Focus every time it’s off cooldown before a Greater Heal or Prayer of Healing.
  • Use Hymn of Hope and Shadowfiend to regen mana
Rotations
Glyphs Smite Spec:

  • Primary: Glyph of Penance, Glyph of Power Word: Shield, Glyph of Power Word: Barrier (or Glyph of Renew)
  • Major: Glyph of Mass Dispel, Glyph of Divine Accuracy, Glyph of Fade
  • Minor: Glyph of Shadowfiend, Glyph of Fortitude, Glyph of Fading

Non-Smite Spec:

  • Primary: Glyph of Penance, Glyph of Power Word: Shield, Glyph of Power Word: Barrier (or Renew)
  • Major: Glyph of Mass Dispel, Glyph of Dispel Magic, Glyph of Desperation
  • Minor: Glyph of Shadowfiend, Glyph of Fortitude, Glyph of Shackle Undead
Glyphs
Reforging Destroy:

  • Hit
  • Parry
  • Dodge
  • Expertise

Take:

  • Spirit
  • Haste
  • Crit
  • Mastery
Gems & Reforging
Gems When in doubt, gem for Intellect.Primary Gems:

  • Red = Intellect gems
  1. [Brilliant Inferno Ruby]
  • Yellow = Critical, Haste, and Mastery gems
  1. [Smooth Amberjewel] Critical Strike
  2. [Quick Amberjewel] Haste
  3. [Fractured Amberjewel] Mastery
  • Blue = Spirit gems
  1. [Sparkling Ocean Sapphire] Spirit

Secondary Gems:

  • Green
  1. [Zen Dream Emerald] Mastery + Spirit
  • Orange
  1. [Potent Ember Topaz] Int + Crit
  2. [Reckless Ember Topaz] Int + Haste
  3. [Artful Ember Topaz] Int + Mastery
  • Purple
  1. [Purified Demonseye] Int + Spirit
Consumables
  • Elixirs
  1. [Flask of the Draconic Mind] +Int
  2. [Flask of Flowing Water] +Spirit
  • Food
  1. [Fortune Cookie] or [Seafood Magnifique Feast] +Top Stat
  2. [Severed Sagefish Head] +Int
  3. [Delicious Sagefish Tail] +Spirit
  4. [Basilisk Liverdog] +Haste
  5. [Baked Rockfish] +Crit
  6. [Lavascale Minestrone] +Mastery

And don’t forget [Superior Mana Oil] for that little extra edge.

Professions
  • Tailoring: +580 Intellect chance or +580 Spirit chance (cloak embroider)
  • Jewelcrafting: +81 Intellect (3 red gems)
  • Alchemy: +80 Intellect (mixology)
  • Engineering: +80 Intellect (bracer enchants & tinkers)
  • Enchanting: +80 Intellect (2 ring enchants)
  • Blacksmithing: +80 Intellect (bracer & glove sockets)
  • Inscription: +80 Intellect (shoulder inscription)
  • Leatherworking: +30 Intellect (bracer enchants)

For theorycrafting, more in-depth discussion, and alternative ideas, visit the PlusHeal.com Priest Forum or the Elitist Jerks Discipline Priest Forum.

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Discipline Priest Macros for Cataclysm

Macros are useful ways to bind several actions to one key or quickbar slot. Any class has an infinite variety of ways they could bind spells, actions, or alerts, but I thought it would be useful to share the few macros I use as a discipline priest in Cataclysm.

To use the following macros, load your character in WoW and hit ‘Esc’. Chose ‘Macros’ from the menu, select ‘New’ and paste the code for each macro into the empty space below the icon. Choose a nifty icon, name it, hit save and drag the icon to your quickbar. Done!

If anyone would like to share their own useful disc healing macros in the comments, please feel free!

Power Word: Fortitude +  Shadow Protection +  Buff All:

Inner Will + Alert

/showtooltip Buff All
/tar self
/cast Inner Will
/say Priest buffs applied.

Buff your group and yourself and announce that you have done so. Works in party, raid, or all by your lonesome.

Free Greater Heal:

Inner Focus + Greater Heal

/showtooltip  Free Greater Heal
/cast Inner Focus
/cast Greater Heal

Casts Inner Focus, which decreases the mana cost of your next Greater Heal, Prayer of Healing, or to zero, and then casts Greater Heal on your target.

Self Infusion:

Target Self + Power Infusion

/showtooltip Self Infusion
/tar self
/cast Power Infusion

Casts Power Infusion on yourself to speed your spell cast time and reduce mana cost.

Raidwide Damage Redux:

Power Infusion + Divine Hymn

/showtooltip Raidwide Damage
/tar self
/cast Power Infusion
/cast Divine Hymn

Casts Power Infusion on yourself, speeding the cast time and reducing the mana cost of your Divine Hymn. Good followed with a Prayer of Healing.

Possible Addition:

Inner Focus + Prayer of Healing

/showtooltip Raidwide Damage Plus
/cast Inner Focus
/cast Prayer of Healing

Casts Inner Focus- if it’s not on cooldown- with Prayer of Healing, to make PoH free.

 

Improved Shadowfiend

Acquire Target + Shadowfiend

/showtooltip Improved Shadowfiend
/cast [nopet,harm][nopet,target=targettarget,harm]Shadowfiend
/petattack [harm][target=targettarget,harm]
/petaggressive
/cast [harm][target=targettarget,harm]Shadowcrawl

Summons a Shadowfiend  and makes him aggressive. If a Shadowfiend is already out, it casts Shadowcrawl.

Heal ALL The Things!:

Barrier + Alert + Power Infusion +   Prayer of Healing

#showtooltip Big Barrier Heal
/cast Power Word: Barrier

Next macro:
/raid DPS: Please get under the yellow dome now.
/tar self
/cast Power Infusion
/cast Prayer of Healing

Casts a Barrier, alerts all the DPS to stand inside of it, casts Power Infusion on yourself for speed and reduced costs, and then casts Prayer of Healing on everyone in your party. Be sure you’re in the party with your DPS for this to work as advertised!

Polite Priesting:

Alert + Hymn of Hope

/showtooltip Hymn of Hope Plus
/tar self
/raid Casting mana regen. Mana users, please within 10 yards of %t.
/cast Hymn of Hope

Alerts the raid that you’re about to cast Hymn of Hope to regen mana for everyone within 10 yards of you, then casts HoH.

Resurrection Alert:

Resurrection +  Alert

/showtooltip Resurrection
/y Incoming resurrection on %t.
/cast Resurrection

Casts Resurrection on your target and announces you are doing so in a yell.

Bonus Macro!

Super Suppression:

Target your tank + Pain Suppression + Alert

#showtooltip Super Suppression – YOURTANKNAMEHERE
/tar YOURTANKNAMEHERE
/cast Pain Suppression
/raid Pain Suppression on %t.

This one requires a little customization but is well worth the effort. If you regularly heal a particular tank, put their character name into the macro wherever you see YOURTANKNAMEHERE. The macro will then target your tank, cast Pain Suppression on her (reducing her damage by 40% for 8 seconds) and announce it to your raid.

Useful Sites For Macro Creation:

For some reason, macro sites  are dominated by an unbelievable number of junk sites with viruses and the like. Please use caution when searching for macros on the interwebs.

Wowpedia’s Useful Macros for Priests

WoW 300 Macros: A mess of a site, but the generators are helpful

Wowpedia’s General Guide To Macros

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The 4.1 Nerfs: How To (Keep) Disc Priesting

So… So… So…

Your hair looks pretty. And your robes are nice! And… uh… is that a new wand?

There’s not a lot good to be said for the discipline priest changes coming down the pipe in the 4.1 patch. Atonement now procs with and is helped glyphically by Holy Fire, but as SmiteSpec continues to under-perform in raids, this comes as cold comfort to all disc priests. Smite or not, we want any flavor of disc priest to prosper.

THE GOOD

We’re still gear-dependent, perhaps more than any other class in the game. With the new 353 gear dropping in Zul’Gurub and Zul’Aman, we have potential to pwn the Magmaws and Halfii of the world. So… yeah. That’s theonlyppositive I could think of.

THE BAD

Inner Will lasts until canceled. Divine Aegis lasts 15 seconds, up from 12. But wait! Why is this categorized under bad, and not mildly good? Because these pathetic buffs made it okay for Blizzard to bitch-slap us with…

THE UGLY

Power Word: Shield to last 15 seconds, down from 30 seconds. To add insult to injury: Power Word: Barrier is now on a 3 minute cool down, up from 2 minutes.

So what does all this mean? Basically, that Blizzard doesn’t want you to use your signature ability, because it just Isn’t Done. How presumptuous of us to depend on it, the spell around which our class is based- particularly given our “alternate spec” is a running joke in raids.

We keep going, because that’s what we do, and we focus with all our might on casting while moving and being in the right place at the right time.

Here’s what we’re going to do: We’re going to make a druid love us, and beg for Innervate early and often. Consider stacking Mastery to a greatest degree than ever before, be positively jealous with your bubbles, ignore the DPS as much as you can in all good conscience do it before they rise up in a Boxer Rebellion of hurt feelings and dangling appendages, and, above all, pray.

You know how to pray, don’t you?

You just put your hands together… and Penance.

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Disciplinary Action LIVE!

Disciplinary Action is now Livestreaming at regular intervals. Episodes include:

  • Comic Creation: Watch your favorite webcomic come together with a desktop capture of Liala drawing this week’s episode. We’re currently working on The Orc Detective, which uses Illustrator & Photoshop CS5 and extensive use of the a Wacom Intuous 4 tablet.
  • Disc Priest PvP: Watch me get my ass handed to me… in real time!
  • Discipline Priest Raiding: Follow along as Waypoint (Medivh-US) takes on the universe from the perspective of a Disc Priest.
  • Priest Leveling Challenge: Follow along as I take a brand-new priest from level 0 to 85 in 5-level-sized intervals. Includes leveling specs, rotations, and gear!

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