ABOUT LEVELS 70-80
Northrend will likely dominate your 70’s, offering the best gear for your effort. Solo-able Isle of Quel’Danas rewards, high-level tailoring gear, and Hyjal vendor gear will give instance and raid drops a run for their money in these levels.
No level 80-required gear is included in this list. Level 70-required gear is shockingly useful at this point, and picking them up early can carry you through all ten levels with ease.
We’re still maximizing:
Spirit > Intellect > Critical > Haste > Stamina
Check out our Disc Priest Leveling Guide: Levels 70 – 80 (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 ten levels. Re-enchanting leveling gear is, I think, neither time nor cost effective given the relatively small benefit you’ll enjoy.
BEST DISCIPLINE PRIEST GEAR AND ENCHANTS: LVL 70-80
Best In Show: Inquisition Robes
Alternative 1: Sunfire Robe BEST BUY!
Alternative 2: Robes of Ghostly Hatred
Alternative 3: Fel Conquerer Raiments
Alternative 4: Robe of Eternal Light
Enchantment: [Enchant Chest – Greater Stats] or [Enchant Chest – Major Mana]
Best In Show: Leggings of Calamity
Alternative 1: Pantaloons of Growing Strife
Alternative 2: Pantaloons of Calming Strife
Alternative 3: Leggings of Channeled Elements
Enchantment: [None until Level 50]
Best In Show: Slippers of the Seacaller
Alternative 1: Boots of the Divine Light
Alternative 2: Soul-Strider Boots
Alternative 3: Frozen Shadoweave Boots BEST BUY!
Enchantment: [Enchant Boots – Minor Speed] or [Heavy Armor Kit]
Best In Show: Kyrstel Mantle
Alternative 1: Amice of the Convoker
Alternative 2: Shawl of Wonderment
Alternative 3: Shoulderpads of Knowledge’s Pursuit
Enchantment: [None until Level 60]
Best In Show: Cuffs of Absolution
Alternative 1: Bracers of Absolution
Alternative 2: Verdisa’s Cuffs of Dreaming
Enchantment: Enchant Bracer – Mana Regeneration or Enchant Bracer – Greater Intellect
Best In Show: Maggotproof Gloves
Alternative 1: Gloves of Tyri’s Power
Alternative 2: Handguards of Defiled Worlds
Enchantment: [Enchant Gloves – Minor Haste]
Best In Show: Aurelian Mitre
Alternative 1: Cowl of the Grand Engineer
Alternative 2: Hood of Hexing
Enchantment: [None until Level 50]
Best In Show: Beauty’s Silken Ribbon
Alternative 1: Belt of Blasting BEST BUY!
Alternative 2: Anetheron’s Noose
Alternative 3: Spellfire Belt BEST BUY!
Enchantment: [None until Level 70]
Best In Show: Periwinkle Cloak
Alternative 1: Eagle Ray Cloak
Alternative 2: Burned Gatherings
Alternative 3: Tattered Cape of Antonidas
Alternative 4: Twitching Shadows
Enchantment: [Enchant Cloak – Greater Resistance] or [Enchant Cloak – Greater Defense]
Best In Show: Pipefish Cord
Alternative 1: Acanthia’s Lost Pendant
Alternative 2: Hyjal Savior’s Pendant
Alternative 3: Pendant of Sunfire BEST BUY!
Best In Show: Kibble
Alternative 1: Anthia’s Ring
Alternative 2: Ring of the Great Whale
Alternative 3: Signet of Transformation
Alternative 4: Shadowmight Ring BEST BUY!
Enchantment: [None until Level 70 and then enchanters only]
Best In Show: Witching Hourglass
Alternative 1: Figurine – Sapphire Owl BEST BUY!
Alternative 2: Mercurial Alchemist Stone (Requires Alchemy)
Alternative 3: Frenzyheart Insignia of Fury
WEAPON (Staves Only)
Best In Show: Cerith Spire Staff
Alternative 1: Angerfang Staff BEST BUY!
Alternative 2: Steelspark Staff BEST BUY!
Alternative 3: Razorwind Staff BEST BUY!
Enchantment: [Enchant 2H Weapon – Major Intellect] or [Enchant 2H Weapon – Major Spirit] (or Lesser versions of either)