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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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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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Disc Priest Gear: Using Wowhead To Your Advantage

Wowhead.com has a most excellent feature that I think few of us use to its fullest extent.

If you click on “Database > Items > Armor”, you can choose ‘Priest’ and then ‘Discipline’ (or whatever) from the dropdown menu titled “Start Weighting… Preset:”.

Doing this gives you a list of all gear for Discipline Priests in one huge list (I’d recommend limiting the required level or iLevel – 333 or higher if you want to run Heroics).

In the results, off to the right, there’s a ‘Score’ that shows how good it is for the spec you selected in ‘Presets’.

The down side is that it doesn’t have any commentary, but for pure numbers and names, it can’t be beat.

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SmiteSpec v. ShieldSpec: Builds & Rotations at 85

I’ve put together this little down-and-dirty guide to discipline priest healing because being a Disc Priest these days is, truly, complicated.

The main source of this complexity lies in the fact that Disc Priests are now essentially two distinct specs: the SmiteSpec and the ShieldSpec.

The variance in style of the two versions of disc priesting is pretty pronounced, so disc priests tend to lean quite heavily toward their favorite version of discipline. It’s created something of a rift in the Disc community. Much shouting and pulling of beards.

ShieldSpec focuses on shielding, doling out standard priest healing spells, and managing a variety of cooldowns (Inner Focus, Power Infusion, Rapture) to return mana. It functions similarly to how Discipline worked throughout Wrath of the Lich King.

Pros: Similar to the Wrath disc healing style and thus familiar to Wrath Discos. Intuitive.

Cons: (Possible) lower mana return. Boring.

SmiteSpec is based on an entirely new healing mechanic for Warcraft. SmiteSpec disc priests use a combination of offensive, DPS (primarily Smite) spells for mana return and indirect healing spells, coupled with more classic Discipline direct healing spells (including Shield).

Pros: New and different way to heal, unique to Discos. (Possible) higher mana return. Wings (WANGS!).

Cons: Focus diverted between DPS targets and healing targets. Minimal DPS damage. Unfamiliar mechanism.

Personally, I’ve been running the two specs simultaneously to see which better fits my needs/playstyle, and I have to confess that I lean more towards the ShieldSpec. However, both are viable and fun Discipline Priest options.

Sample ShieldSpec Build
View Liala’s Current ShieldSpec Build

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Sample ShieldSpec Rotation

With this build, I like to Shadow Protection/Fortitude everyone pre-fight. The low-cost instants of Inner Will are worth more to me right now than Spellpower (plus I think the increased movement speed helps me stay out of AoE trouble).
For a rotation I generally bubble (Power Word: Shield) the tank, hit him with Prayer of Mending, then watch. If another DPS is taking a lot of damage, I’ll throw another bubble and a Renew on him or her, and then go back to refreshing Prayer of Mending and bubble on the tank. For a big, quick tank heal I use Penance; for a slow, big tank heal I use Greater Heal.

If damage is going all over the place, I use Inner Focus and then Prayer of Healing; if damage is focused on the tank, I use Inner Focus and then Greater Heal. I use Inner Focus on every cooldown religiously.

Sample SmiteSpec Build
View Liala’s Current SmiteSpec Build

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Sample SmiteSpec Rotation

[Incoming!]

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Don’t Panic: Disc Priest Tips for Cataclysm

Healing as a Disc Priest in these early days of the Cataclysm expansion can be cataclysmically horrifying.

The average LFD group is explosively bad: DPS refuse to utilize crowd control. The tank pulls seven mobs as though he’s an overgeared ICC Kingslayer running Mana Tombs with every buff in the game. No one will stop for you to drink.

You’re running out of mana every two mobs and the group keeps pulling, oblivious to your panicked squeals for mana, mana, mana! Bars are dropping. You pop triage heals on the DPS, even though you can’t spare the mana, because you know you’ll wipe for sure without that strangely tough hunter because your tanks’ health is dropping faster than a brick on fast-forward and he’s vying for the title of World’s Biggest Dick anyway.

The ‘lock Life Taps six times in quick succession, the tank pulls the boss while you’re counting the seconds on your Shadowfiend cooldown and sobbing softly while whacking the last three mobs feebly with your stick, and then it happens:

You wipe.

And then the group boots you.

I wish I had more encouraging news for you, gentle discos, but the best I can say is that we’re not alone. Every healer I’ve talked to is going through this same agony. Tanks are squishier, DPS are slower, your mana is nonexistent, and somehow in LFD all those problems add up to THE HEALER SUCKS!

I feel your pain. Hell, I’m living your pain!

We’re all in this together, all embattled and embittered and embarrassed in these bludgeon-fests, but here are a few tips that may assist in that horrifying slog we’re facing these days. They’ve helped me regain my sanity- what little remains, that is- and I hope they do the same for you:

1. LFD? LFG!

The LFD tool is an odd monster. It at once impersonalized the leveling experience and yet exposed you to far more content. Blizzard certainly took the impersonalization to heart: just look at the new guild system for confirmation that they really, really want you get to know players on your realm at least a bit better.

The lone leveler got hit with the nerf bat in terms of guild achievements and rewards, but perhaps- perhaps!- the extreme difficulty of healing right now is intended to do the same thing.

I have to be honest with you guys, now: I have not finished a single random LFD instance since Cataclysm began. I’ve been kicked (“You suck!”), I’ve ragequit (“You guys suck!”), I’ve been in the fetal position and crying too snottily to seize hold of my mouse (“I suck!”).

And then there are guild runs.

I moved my main priest to another server (to act as temporary financial support to a low-level alt), and ended up in a new guild about two weeks ago. I don’t know all of my guildmates very well, but I *do* know them better than my LFD-sponsored Ipwnunoobz tank.

When I need to stop for mana, they stop. We pull cautiously and steadily. We make good time, because we don’t wipe. No one yells. No one curses (there is excessive /mooning of bosses, however). No one pitches a fit.

If you haven’t yet, or if you’re not in a guild that runs instances regularly. do seriously consider getting in with a guild to run with outside the LFD Disaster Relief System.

I can highly recommend Mortem Vitae Sequens on A-Farstriders, Waypoint on A-Medivh, Tsu Tain Guu Faitaa on H-Drenden, and Business Time on A-Moonrunner. If those guilds are aren’t hiring, I know each one would be happy to recommend a good one on-server.

2. Dress for Success

It’s tempting- oh, so tempting- to gear up as a Shadow Priest, run a few quests in Vash’jir and Mount Hyjal, and in the meantime queue up as a healer for a few (invariably disastrous) PUGs through the Looking For Group tool.

Do not do this. If you’re picking up gear with Hit and chucking the gear with Spirit, well- you’re gonna have a bad time.

Now is the time to commit to running in Spirit gear with no Hit as a dedicated Disc Priest instance healer (or partner-in-crime of a tankish questing friend).

If you can’t bring yourself to do that, admit to yourself that you’d really like to see those new areas while you level, dropping Spirit gear for Spellpower and Intellect (and Hit), and level as a  Shadowpriest, may the gods forgive me for saying it.

3. (Key)Bound for Glory

Go into the game. Hit ‘Esc’. Select ‘Macros’.

Creating macros is easy, and it’s awfully nice to have a pre-programmed little ditty that you can slap out at the beginning of LFD. It might not make any difference, but you’ll feel like you at least made the effort.

Just select ‘Create New…’ on the Macros screen, select an attractive icon, and type in anything you’d normally type in the chat screen. Once done, pull the icon(s) to your quickbar and press at will.

My own goes something like this:

/p Hi, everyone! I’m Liala and I’ll be your healer for this evening’s run.
/p Healers are really low on mana right now, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, so I’m going to have to ask for a few more mana breaks then we’re all used to. I promise I’ll make it as quick as I can.
/p Deeps, I’m really sorry, but I’m probably not going to be able to heal you as much. Please don’t hesitate to use bandages if we’re getting creamed. That’s it! Thanks for reading!

Then I have a few macros that I’ve always had:

/p Mana break after this mob, please.
/p Focusing on tank heals, please bandage at will.

Employ your macros to give your tank a verbal heads-up whenever possible, and reap the rewards of a happy tank.

4. Get Right Back To Where We Started From

We all want to get ahead, to see the new instances, to see the new content!

The last thing on Azeroth any of us want to do right now is go back to the Lich King or any of those Heroic Wrath instances we’ve run ten thousand times, but there is, I swear, benefit to doing so.

Queue up for a random Lich King Heroic and run it paying complete and total attention to your rotation.

Running these suckers is a great way to familiarize yourself with all the new bells and whistles we Disc Priests have without stressing the hell out over everyone dying all over the place. No matter how much I read or study or crunch numbers, I find nothing ever, ever replaces the actual experience of playing with a new build.

Since healing should be cake, you’ll be able to take stock of your new talents without being terribly distracted.

Try out new rotations. Pay attention to the numbers that are popping up as you heal, and check out which spells give you the biggest results and how much your mana bar sinks with each. Get used to using Inner Focus and Hymn of Hope and Barrier, and whatever else you haven’t been using lately. Try out the new Smitespec and see if that fills you with joy (and wings).

Whatever else you do, remain calm and remember we’re all right there with you, bitching about our tanks and DPS in the ethereal super-reality that all Disc Priests share. Your QQ is our QQ. Godspeed.

For more information on gear and builds, check out:
Cataclysm Disc Priest Builds (Shieldspec and Smitespec)
Gearing a Disc Priest: 80-85
Gearing a Disc Priest: The Beginning Raider (85+)
Cataclysm Disc Priest Gems and Reforging
My current build on the Armory

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Disco In The Air: DA on the Twisted Nether Blogcast

If you missed the live blogcast with chat room Q&A (and thanks for the many excellent Q’s!), you can download the podcast of Disciplinary Action’s own Liala on the Twisted Nether Blogcast on their website:

Episode 110: Disco Inferno

You can hear me blathering on about why Disc Priests are the finest build in the game, extolling the virtues of priestly PvP, and ranting about the failings of Smitespec. Oh, and disclosing my favorite adult beverage, should you be so inclined to send Christmas gifts.

Thanks again to Fimlys and Hydra, interviewers extraordinaire, for letting us be a part of their first post-Cataclysm blogcast!

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Best Races for Priests in Cataclysm

Cataclysm is here, and we’re asking the same questions: what new alt should I roll?

If you’re rolling a new disc priest and need to know how racial bonuses will benefit you, look no further!

(Racial Traits from Wowpedia.org; thanks as always, guys!)

HORDE

  • Blood Elf
    • Racial Traits
      • Arcane Affinity : 10 point skill bonus to Enchanting (note, this also raises the cap by 10 at each level of enchanting).
      • Magic Resistance : Reduces the chance you will be hit by spells by 2%.
    • Assessment
      • Excellent. Arcane Torrent serves as an additional mana return ability, to be used in rotation with Shadowfiend, Hymn of Hope, and mana potions. to me, that’s a game-changing racial, and the best in the game for disc priests. Enchanting is a great choice of profession for priests as well, so go us.
  • Forsaken (aka Undead)
    • Racial Traits
      • Will of the Forsaken : Removes any CharmFear and Sleep effect. 2 minute cooldown.
      • Cannibalize : When activated, regenerates 7% of total health and mana every 2 seconds for 10 seconds. Only works on Humanoid or Undead corpses within 5 yards. Any movement, action, or damage taken while Cannibalizing will cancel the effect. (Mana aspect added in Cataclysm)
      • Underwater Breathing : Underwater breath lasts 233% longer than normal.
      • Shadow Resistance : Reduces the chance you will be hit by Shadow spells by 2%
    • Assessment
      • Good. Mana regen through Cannibalize is nice, but requires an actual humanoid corpse, which will be awkward in high-level instances. Will of the Forsaken is great if you’re going to PvP with your Disc Priest, but isn’t as important for the raider/leveler.
  • Goblin
    • Racial Traits
      • Rocket Jump : Activates your rocket belt to jump forward. 2 minute cooldown, shared with Rocket Barrage.
      • Rocket Barrage : Launches your belt rockets at an enemy, dealing X-Y fire damage. (24-30 at level 1; 1654-2020 at level 80). 2 min. cooldown shared with Rocket Jump.
      • Time is Money : Cash in on a 1% increase to attack and casting speed.
      • Best Deals Anywhere : Always receive the best discount regardless of faction standing.
      • Pack Hobgoblin : Calls in your friend, Gobber, allowing you bank access for 1 min. 30 minute cooldown.
      • Better Living Through Chemistry : Alchemy skill increased by 15.
    • Assessment
      • Mediocre. Time Is Money is a decent haste bonus, and Best Deals Anywhere is nice for everyone! The bonus to Alchemy is solid, but only if you’re taking the Alchemy/Herbalist route for professions (a solid priest choice). Overall the bonus to haste is not that big of a game-changer, and the other talents are too non-priest-specific to make it our recommendation pro-goblin. On the other hand, a goblin priest would look fantastic in Tier 10 gear and their hair choices are fabulous.
  • Tauren
    • Racial Traits
      • War Stomp : Activate to stun opponents – Stuns up to 5 enemies within 8 yards for 2 seconds. 2 minute cooldown.
      • Endurance : Base health increased by 5%.
      • Cultivation : Adds a 15 point skill bonus to Herbalism as well as increases the speed you can gather herbs. (Note, this also raises the cap by 15 at each level of herbalism). Faster gathering speed added in Cataclysm.
      • Nature Resistance : Reduces the chance you will be hit by Nature spells by 2%.
    • Assessment
      • Poor. The only marginally useful trait would be the Herbalism bonus for an Alchemy/Herbalism-trained priest; the rest are not useful to priests in the least.
  • Troll
    • Racial Traits
      • Berserking : Activate to increase attack and casting speed by 20% for 10 seconds. 3 minute cooldown.
      • Regeneration : Increase health regeneration bonus by 10%. Also allows 10% of normal health regen during combat.
      • Da Voodoo Shuffle : Reduces the duration of all movement impairing effects by 15%. Trolls be flippin’ out mon!
    • Assessment
      • Mediocre. In theory, you won’t need health regeneration as you’ll be protected from direct hits by your friendly local tank, but if mana management is as restrictive as promised, a small personal health regen bonus may be welcome. Berserking offers haste increase similar to goblins’ Time Is Money, but the other bonuses are not priest-specific.

ALLIANCE

  • Draenei
    • Racial Traits
      • Gift of the Naaru : Heals the target of X damage over 15sec. The amount healed is increased based on the caster’s Spell Power or Attack Power, whichever is higher. 3 minute cooldown.
      • Heroic Presence : Increases chance to hit with all spells and attacks by 1%. No longer affects nearby allies as of Cataclysm.
      • Gemcutting : 10 point skill bonus to Jewelcrafting (note, this also raises the cap by 10 at each level of jewelcrafting).
      • Shadow Resistance : Reduces the chance you will be hit by Shadow spells by 2%.
    • Assessment
      • Poor. Gift of the Naaru is a decent self-healing spell when the mana chips are down, but really- Binding Heal would be even better. Heroic Presence doesn’t help you, as healing spells on friendly targets always hit. But you already knew that, right? And you don’t have any hit on your gear, RIGHT?
  • Dwarf
    • Racial Trait
      • Stoneform : Activate to remove poison, disease, and bleed effects; +10% Armor; Lasts 8 seconds. 2 minute cooldown.
      • Gun Specialization : increases chance to critically hit with Guns by 1%.
      • Mace Specialization : Increases expertise with maces and two-handed maces by 3.
      • Frost Resistance : Reduces the chance you will be hit by Frost spells by 2%.
      • Explorer : You find additional fragments when looting archaeological finds and you can survey faster than normal archaeologists. Cataclysm
    • Assessment
      • Mediocre. None of these are useful to disc priests. But dwarf priests! Will wonders never cease? Hard lobbying by the pro-dwarf community made me rethink my original ‘Poor’ rating of dwarves; the high mana cost of Remove Disease and other cleansing abilities in Cataclysm renders their Stoneform pretty valuable (even if they can’t cast it on others). I think that’s worth a bump up to the next level. Now stop biting my kneecaps.
  • Gnome
    • Racial Traits
      • Escape Artist : Escape the effects of any immobilization or movement speed reduction effect. Instant cast. 1.45 min cooldown.
      • Expansive Mind : Increase mana pool by 5%. Change to mana pool from Intellect occurred with Cataclysm.
      • Arcane Resistance : Reduces the chance you will be hit by Arcane spells by 2%.
      • Engineering Specialist : 15 point skill bonus to Engineering (note, this also raises the cap by 15 at each level of Engineering).
      • Shortblade Specialization : Expertise with Daggers and One-Handed Swords increased by 3. Cataclysm
    • Assessment
      • Mediocre. The only thing we care about here is the mana pool increase by 5%. It’s a nice little bonus, and- while not being the best in the game- is certainly nothing to sneeze at.
  • Human
    • Racial Traits
      • Every Man for Himself : Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. This effect shares a cooldown with other similar effects, 3 minute cooldown.
      • Diplomacy : Reputation gains increased by 10%.
      • The Human Spirit : Increase spirit by 3%.
    • Assessment
      • Good. The Human Spirit is the only real bonus we get here, but the extreme emphasis on mana regen in Cataclysm bumps the human race from Mediocre to Good in my book.
  • Night Elf
    • Racial Traits
      • Shadowmeld : Activate to slip into the shadows, reducing the chance for enemies to detect your presence. Lasts until cancelled or upon moving. Any threatis restored versus enemies still in combat upon cancellation of this effect, 2 minute cooldown.
      • Quickness : Reduces the chance that melee and ranged attackers will hit you by 2%.
      • Wisp Spirit : Transform into a wisp upon death, increasing speed by 75%.
      • Elusivesness: Reduces the chance enemies have to detect you while Shadowmelded and increases your speed while stealthed by 5%. Faster stealthed speed added in Cataclysm
      • Nature Resistance : Reduces the chance you will be hit by Nature spells by 2%.
    • Assessment
      • Mediocre. I play a nelf priest myself, despite the lack of decent racials. The one bonus of nelf priestness is the excellent Shadowmeld, with which you can (with luck) hide in the shadows during a group wipe and rez everyone without the run.
  • Worgen
    • Racial Traits
      • Darkflight : Activates your true form, increasing movement speed by 40% for 10 sec. 3 minute cooldown.
      • Viciousness : Increases critical strike chance by 1%.
      • Aberration : Increases your resistance to harmful Nature and Shadow effects by 1.
      • Flayer : Skinning skill increased by 15 and allows you to skin 0.5 seconds faster.
      • Two Forms : Turn into your currently inactive form. 1.5 sec cooldown.
      • Running Wild : Drop to all fours to run as fast as a wild animal. Serves as the worgen “mount”.
    • Assessment
      • Mediocre. The only thing that salvages worgen from poor priest racials is the small increase in Critical Strike… Bbut you know that’s not going to stop us from rolling the baddest priest on the shape-shifting block.
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Disciplinary Action on the Twisted Nether Blogcast

This Saturday (…aturday …rday) Disciplinary Action will be taking on the Twisted Nether Blogcast in a live evening show!

Tune in at 8pm PST / 11pm EST for all the action with Liala and Fimlys and much talk about the comic, disco priesting, and the state of Azeroth as we poise on the brink of a sea change.

A live chat room will be simultaneously rolling for any and all to pose questions (but not that one. OR that one. Ew, or that one, sick!).

See you then!

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Disc Priest Cataclysm Gear: The Beginning Raider

Please see also
Patch 4.1: New Gear For Discipline Priests
Patch 4.2: The Intermediate Raider – Firelands & The Avengers of Hyjal 
ABOUT THE LEVEL 85 BEGINNING RAIDER

So you’re a level 85! Now what?

Once you hit 85 and you’ve gotten yourself mentally prepared to start running raids and Heroic versions of instances, your old 80-85 leveling gear isn’t going to cut the proverbial mustard any more.

The first raid you’ll look at running will most likely be Bastion of Twilight, Throne of the Four Winds, or Blackwing Descent, and this guide will get you ready to run it using Heroic instance drops, high-cost purchases, and even one or two raid drops (hey, you’ve got to run it a few times just to get the feel for the thing, right?).

We’re still maximizing:
Spirit > Intellect > Critical > Haste > Stamina

ENCHANTING RAIDING GEAR

Though you may be considering shucking off your newly-acquired low-level raiding gear for mid-range gear quite quickly, do consider good enchantments to be a non-optional part of gearing for raiding at any level. You’ll need the boosts enchantments give you, particularly regarding mana return, too much to miss out on their benefit regardless of cost.

Remember: You’ve gotta spend money to make money!

BEST DISCIPLINE PRIEST GEAR AND ENCHANTS: LVL 85 Beginning Raider

CHEST

Best In Show: Heroic Robes of the Burning Acolyte

Alternative 1: Heroic Shadowblaze Robes
Alternative 2: Heroic Mercurial Vestment
Alternative 3: Robes of the Burning Acolyte
Alternative 4: Robes of Embalmed Darkness (H)

Enchantment: Scroll of Enchant Chest – Powerful Stats or Scroll of Enchant Chest – Super Stats

Gems: Artful Ember Topaz and Zen Dream Emerald (best with H-Shadowblaze and H-Mercurial Vestments), or else 2 x Artful Ember Topaz

LEGS

Best In Show: Flame-Ascended Pantaloons BEST BUY!

Alternative 1: Heroic Mercurial Legwraps
Alternative 2: Heroic Legwraps of Astral Rain
Alternative 3: Heroic Mercurial Leggings
Alternative 4: Mercurial Legwraps
Alternative 5:  Breeches of Mended Nightmares BEST BUY!

Enchantment: Powerful Ghostly SpellthreadPowerful Enchanted Spellthread, or Brilliant Spellthread

Gems: Artful Ember Topaz x 2

FEET

Best In Show: Heroic Einhorn’s Galoshes

Alternative 1: Heroic Treads of Liquid Ice
Alternative 2: Einhorn’s Galoshes
Alternative 3: Treads of Liquid Ice
Alternative 4: Heroic Hekatic Slippers
Alternative 5:  Heroic Corpse Rompers

Enchantment: Scroll of Enchant Boots – Icewalker,  Scroll of Enchant Boots – Surefooted, or Scroll of Enchant Boots – Greater Spirit

Gems: Artful Ember Topaz

SHOULDERS

Best In Show: Heroic Mantle of Roaring Flames

Alternative 1: Meadow Mantle (H)
Alternative 2: Heroic Mercurial Shoulderwraps
Alternative 3: Heroic Mercurial Mantle
Alternative 4: Mantle of Roaring Flames
Alternative 5:  Heroic Mantle of Loss

Enchantment: Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone or Lesser Inscription of Charged Lodestone

Gems: Artful Ember Topaz

WRIST

Best In Show: Heroic Bracers of the Bronze Flight

Alternative 1: Heroic Bracers of the Dark Mother
Alternative 2: Bracers of the Bronze Flight
Alternative 3: Heroic Armbands of Exiled Architects
Alternative 4: Vicious Gladiator’s Cuffs of Prowess (I know, I know!)
Alternative 5:  Heroic Bracers of the Burningeye

Enchantment: Scroll of Enchant Bracer – Superior SpellpowerScroll of Enchant Bracers – Greater Spellpower, or Scroll of Enchant Bracer – Healing Power

Gems: Artful Ember Topaz

HANDS

Best In Show: Heroic Mercurial Gloves

Alternative 1: Flamebloom Gloves
Alternative 2: Mercurial Gloves
Alternative 3: Heroic Mercurial Handwraps
Alternative 4: Hands of the Twilight Council
Alternative 5: Gloves of the Painless Midnight (H)

Enchantment: Scroll of Enchant Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower or Scroll of Enchant Gloves – Major Spellpower

Gems: Artful Ember Topaz

HEAD

Best In Show: Heroic Mercurial Hood

Alternative 1: Heroic Power Generator Hood
Alternative 2: Heroic Crown of the Twilight Queen
Alternative 3: Mercurial Hood
Alternative 4: Power Generator Hood
Alternative 5: Heroic Crown of Burning Waters

Enchantment: Arcanum of HyjalArcanum of Burning Mysteries, or Arcanum of the Dragonmaw

Gems: Ember Skyflare Diamond and Artful Ember Topaz

WAIST

Best In Show: Heroic Belt of Arcane Storms

Alternative 1: Incense Infused Cumberbund
Alternative 2: Cord of Raven Queen
Alternative 3: Belt of Arcane Storms
Alternative 4: Dreamless Belt BEST BUY!

Enchantment: [The best Belt Buckle you can buy]

Gems: Artful Ember Topaz

BACK

Best In Show: Heroic Shroud of Endless Grief

Alternative 1: Heroic Shadow of Dread
Alternative 2: Ritssyn’s Ruminous Drape
Alternative 3: Shadow of Dread
Alternative 4: Heroic Periwinkle Cloak
Alternative 5: Heavenly Breeze

NECK

Best In Show: Heroic Valiona’s Medallion

Alternative 1: Valiona’s Medallion
Alternative 2: Lightning Flash Pendant (A) / Yellow Smoke Pendant (H)
Alternative 3: Eye of Many Deaths BEST BUY! (with Artful Ember Topaz)
Alternative 4: Heroic Pipefish Cord
Alternative 5: Heroic Pendant of the Keep

FINGERS

Best In Show: Heroic Signet of the Fifth Circle

Alternative 1: Ring of the Boy Emperor
Alternative 2: Signet of the Fifth Circle
Alternative 3: Twined Band of Flowers
Alternative 4: Ring of Warring Elements BEST BUY! (with Artful Ember Topaz)
Alternative 5: Spirit Creeper Ring

Enchantment: [Enchanters Only]

TRINKETS

Best In Show: Darkmoon Card: Volcano (for SmiteSpec users only)

Alternative 1: Soul Casket
Alternative 2: Mirror of Broken Images (H) / Mirror of Broken Images (A)
Alternative 3: Heroic Blood of Isiset
Alternative 4: Heroic Sorrowsong
Alternative 5: Heroic Tendrils of Burrowing Dark

WEAPON (Staves Only)

Best In Show: Heroic Chelley’s Staff of Dark Mending

Alternative 1: Chelley’s Staff of Dark Mending
Alternative 2: Staff of Sorcerer-Thane Thaurissan
Alternative 3: Staff of Ammunae
Alternative 4: Insidious Staff (H) / Insidious Staff (A)
Alternative 5: Heroic Emberstone Staff

Enchantment: Scroll of Enchant Weapon – Black MagicScroll of Enchant Staff – Greater Spellpower, or Scroll of Enchant Staff – Spellpower

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Disc Priest Cataclysm Gear: Levels 80-85

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

CHEST

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 StatsScroll of Enchant Chest – Super Stats, or Scroll of Enchant Chest – Exceptional Stats

LEGS

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 SpellthreadPowerful Enchanted Spellthread, or Brilliant Spellthread

FEET

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

SHOULDERS

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

WRIST

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 SpellpowerScroll of Enchant Bracers – Greater Spellpower, or Scroll of Enchant Bracer – Healing Power

HANDS

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 SpellpowerScroll of Enchant Gloves – Major Spellpower, or Scroll of Enchant Gloves – Major Healing

HEAD

Best In Show: Spiritmend Cowl BEST BUY!

Alternative 1: Kata-Mary Crown
Alternative 2: Helm of the Typhonic Beast

Enchantment: Arcanum of HyjalArcanum of Burning Mysteries, or Arcanum of the Dragonmaw

WAIST

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]

BACK

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

NECK

Best In Show: Eye of Many Deaths BEST BUY!

Alternative 1: Celadon Pendant
Alternative 2: Kuang’s Locket of Secrets
Alternative 3: Heartbreak Charm

FINGERS

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]

TRINKETS

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 MagicScroll of Enchant Staff – Greater Spellpower, or Scroll of Enchant Staff – Spellpower

 

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