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Celebrity Transmogrification Picks

It’s one thing to transmogrify your cloth gear into an established tier, dungeon, or green set, but quite another to mix-and-match the available options to create something truly unique and completely yours.

Five famed bloggers from around the WoWosphere have done just that, stepping up to share with Disciplinary Action their own unique picks for the well-dressed transmogrified cloth wearer in patch 4.3.

Enjoy their choices, their writing, and their insights into the very latest in designer duds!

 THE PVPER Cynwise | THE ACADEMIC Perculia | THE LOREMASTER Rades | THE RAIDER Vidyala | THE CLOWN Liala

Cynwise

Cynstar

THE PVPER

Cynwise

Cynwise’s Battlefield Manual | Green Tinted Goggles
@wowcynwise

When you think PvP, only one name should spring to mind. The undisputed master of the battleground, Cynwise is justifiably famous for both his brilliant battleground acumen and the tremendous accessibility of his posts.

From guiding a new player through the murky waters of twinking, to thought-provoking pieces on the nature of battleground changes, to brief histories of the evolution of battlefields, Cyn delivers precise and fascinating information of interest to dedicated PvPers and battleground noobs alike.

Cynwise is a pillar of the Twitter community, where his assistance, encouragement, and wisdom are always at the ready.

Cynwise’s Notes, Outfit 1: Cynwise

“Cynwise is modeling this silver, black and red outfit, suitable for fiery casters with a bit of a dark side. Drawing inspiration from the gorgeous Mantle of the Scarlet Crusade, this is suitable both for roleplayers looking to play a disillusioned ex-Crusader or for PvPers trying to capture the gestalt of Drakedog in DD5.

The Infernoweave Robe gives an aura of subtle menace to the outfit, letting your opponents know that you mean business (and are going to resist their fire spells.) The fingerless Black Mageweave Gloves, made of the finest cloth culled from the desert ogres of Tanaris, provide protection while granting maximum dexterity for tricky spell casts. (Coincidentally, they also don’t obscure the sleeves of your robe, making them an excellent choice for nearly any DPS outfit.)

Cynwise has chosen to accessorize this outfit with matching Rose-Tinted Goggles, giving it an air of modernity befitting the post-Cataclysmic fashion movements while providing much-needed eye protection in case of a reflected Incinerate or Chaos Bolt. If you are not of the engineering persuasion, the Trisifal Cowl gives the outfit a more priestly look, but you may want to consider pairing it with the matching Trisifal Mantle.

Cynwise has paired it with Firesoul in the main hand, adding a Fiery enchant to underscore that this outfit is designed to blow things up.

This outfit is not for the faint of heart nor the timid of behavior. This outfit is for those who believe that the best way to fight fire is with more fire – lots more fire.”

Gear, Outfit 1: Cynwise

Head: Rose-tinted Goggles
Shoulder
: Mantle of the Scarlet Crusade
Chest
: Infernoweave Robe
Wrist
: Flameweave Cuffs
Hands: Black Mageweave Gloves
Waist: Inferno Waist Cord
Legs: Infernoweave Leggings
Feet: Infernoweave Boots
Main Hand: Firesoul

Cynwise’s Notes, Outfit 2: Cynstar

“Each twink bracket spawns its own distinctive look as players agree upon which gear truly is best in slot. This outfit captures the feeling of Horde casters in the 19 bracket during Wrath of the Lich King, letting you raid and Arena with retro-styling of the best twinks in the game.

The Inferno Robe was the best caster robe for all classes due to two reasons – it had a massive amount of Spellpower (+19 Spellpower!) and an item level of 40, allowing BC enchants to be placed upon it – most commonly, the +150 Health enchant. A Horde-only quest reward, this robe was far and away the best caster twink robe in the bracket. Before faction changes, this robe was worn by holy pallys, priests, mages, warlocks – anyone who could use the spellpower. Sadly, it was removed from the game with the Sundering, and later nerfed to not allow BC era enchants, ending its dominance and ushering in the rise of the Tattered Dreadmist Robe.

The Crimson Silk Robe captures the look of the classic Inferno Robe, with the beautiful details on a rich crimson silk background. Beautifully hand-crafted by artisans inSilvermoonCityand Stormwind, this robe will set you apart with distinctive, classic styling, transitioning from Warsong Gulch to Deathwing’s lair with ease.

The Sunderseer Mantle, with its rich gold and black accents, complements the robe nicely, giving it a martial air while letting onlookers know that you know your PvP history and that the PvP heirlooms were the first Bind-to-Account items in the game. The Lucky Fishing Hat completes the ensemble, establishing that your character is a serious twink, willing to invest the time to get only the best gear. Arena opponents wouldn’t be surprised if the black bubble of the Arena Grand Master trinket suddenly appeared around you!

My blood elf mage, Cynstar, has chosen to accessorize this outfit with the Dawnblade and Furbolg Medicine Pouch, both Stamina-boosting items used by casters in the 19 bracket. Keller’s Girdle, a popular favorite in the 19 bracket before the dungeon finder introduced other rewards, is slung low around her waist. And while the Magefist Gloves may be a more historically accurate choice, she’s gone with the Black Mageweave Gloves so as not to obscure the exquisite detailing of the Inferno Robe’s sleeves.”

Gear, Outfit 2: Cynstar

Head: Lucky Fishing Hat
Shoulder: Sunderseer Mantle
Chest: Crimson Silk Robe / Inferno Robe
Wrist: Mindthrust Bracers
Hands: Black Mageweave Gloves
Waist: Keller’s Girdle
Legs: Darkweave Breeches
Feet: Spidersilk Boots
Main Hand: Dawnblade
Off Hand
: Furbolg Medicine Pouch

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Perculia

THE ACADEMIC

Perculia

Wowhead | Flavor Text Lore
@Perculia

Perculia’s influence in the WoW community is as pervasive as it is instructive. As Content Manager for Wowhead, Perc has her finger on every item in existence: Her massive four-part series on Transmogrification lists each set in the game. Her fascinating posts for Flavor Text Lore focus on the cultural background of the various races, and touch on heavy-hitting issues such as in-game harassment.

If you’re very lucky, you may even get a peek of Perculia’s real-life (historical) transmogrification picks!

Perculia’s Notes:

“I wanted to replicate the classic Perc look on Twitter and elsewhere–angry bloodsoaked demon hunter– but it’s leather! So I tried to find cloth items that had the same kind of aesthetic– kilt, buckled harness, sandals, dramatic sword that sheaths on the back. It can’t be exactly the same because there isn’t a blindfold (although male night elves have a face option with one) but I’ve tried to do some clever layering to give the effect of a harness.

As for what Perc’s classic look is? I was inspired by Alandien, the only in-game female demon hunter. Her outfit isn’t obtainable for leather-users (nonexistent kilt, plate top) but I tried to copy the general silhouette. Generally she runs around in a dark pink outfit– Battered Leather Harness, Mystic Sarong, Sandals of the Insurgent– that has some actual rogue tier– tier 8 gloves and shoulders.

As I’ve based the character on my imagination and also in-game events, I like including some nods to her raid gear. I also have an alternate outfit with the Buckled Harness, Stormreaver Shadow Kilt, and tier 4 gloves and shoulders. To complete the look is the trio of items from Black Temple– the Cursed Vision of Sargeras and the two Warglaives of Azzinoth. I have wonderful memories of learning Black Temple as progression– interspersed with terrible memories raging over Warglaive droprates and my guild dying in Sunwell– so completing the full set, even years later, was overly satisfying. Any weapon that sheaths on the back could work though.

If you want to see more shades of grey about demon hunters, check out the Ghosts in the Dark achievement, the Wanted: The Demon Hunter quest, and the NPC Altrius the Sufferer. Perc isn’t a demon hunter proper, but she knows a thing or two about slaughtering them after 10,000 years. She’s good at killing things that move, less so about giving up her autonomy.”

Gear: Perculia

Shoulder: Mur’ghoul Shoulderpads
Shirt: Brawler’s Harness
Chest: Green Woolen Vest
Wrist: Mur’ghoul Wristwraps
Hands: Mur’ghoul Handwraps
Belt: Elunarian Belt
Legs: Elunarian Sarong
Feet: Ringo’s Blizzard Boots

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Morgion

THE LOREMASTER

Rades

Orcish Army Knife
@_Rades

Lorehound, Warcraft theorist, and hands-down the nicest player you’d ever care to meet, Rades has a mind like a steel trap- it must be the hunter influence.

His posts on potential new instances- My Suggestion for a New Instance: Stromgarde, for example- will blow your mind and leave you salivating to see their implementation. Rades’ frequent lore posts are hilarious and easy to follow (what is really going on with Neptulon?)- and his in-character letters are not to be missed (if the story of Gerk doesn’t move you to tears, you may not have a soul). We’ve never yet seen him stumped by a lore question, nor engage less than wholeheartedly in a quest discussion.

The delight Rades brings to the Warcraft narrative is positively infectious; reading OAK lends a tremendous depth to the questing experience that is not to be missed.

Rades’ Notes: Morgion

“In her ‘down time’ Morgion prefers dark, muted colors. Unobtrusive, nondescript garb that helps the wearer blend into shadows or remain unseen. Her outfit is suitable for comfortable meditation in the Undercity or some quiet back-alley assassination work.

No armor or metal since she wears those normally, and plate is bad for stealth. She feels that she must always be prepared for combat, so a small, easily-concealable yet sturdy weapon is a must. The sword is purposefully generic to hinder identification or eyewitness testimony. The lantern is a special Forsaken invention; it sheds illumination only visible to undead creatures.”

Gear: Morgion

Head: Cultist Acolyte’s Hood
Shoulder: Bloodthirsty Fireweave Shoulders
Shirt: Undercity Doublet
Chest: Black Mageweave Vest
Belt: Belt of False Promises
Legs: Leggings of the Icy Heart
Boots: Conjurer’s Shoes
Bracers: Wraithcloth Bindings
Gloves: Flax Gloves
Cape: Drape of Unyielding Strength
Right Hand: Assassin’s Short Blade
Left Hand: Accountant’s Lantern

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Millya

Vidyala

THE RAIDER

Vidyala

Manalicious
@_vidyala

Vidyala wears so many hats- Guild Master, stunningly talented artist, blogger, community resource- that it’s sometimes easy to forget that she is a world-class raider, steadfastly leading her guild, Business Time, to heroic victory after heroic victory.

Many of us began reading- and fell in love with- Vid’s writing on her wildly popular (and now retired) Pugging Pally blog. She brings the same wit and wisdom to the Mage-focused Manalicious blog, whether waxing introspective on the role alts play in a raider’s success or jovially sharing her personal reasons for playing. Smart, insightful, and self-deprecating, Vid is the raid leader we all wish we had.

Vidyala’s Notes, Outfit 1: Millya

“Millya had a tough time deciding what to wear! This is
an outfit that has always seemed perfect for a fire mage to me. It’s a lesser-known (not tier) set appropriate for anyone who is a mage – or just wants to look like one sometimes (I can’t blame you). I love the hits of orange with the paler purple, and the fingerless gloves. They allow dexterity for spell-casting!

This is one of my favourite, easily obtainable Burning Crusade sets. Although the set bonuses are mage
specific, anyone can collect them as they all drop in Burning Crusade five-man instances and are not restricted by class. No coordinating shoes are included, because…well, Millya doesn’t wear shoes. If you are sadly bereft of hooves, I’m sure you could find a pair to look nice anyhow.”

Gear, Outfit 1: Millya

Head: Incanter’s Cowl
Shoulder: Incanter’s Pauldrons
Chest: Incanter’s Robe
Hands: Incanter’s Gloves
Waist: Sash of Arcane Visions
Main Hand: Blood Boil Lancet

Vidyala’s Notes, Outfit 2: Vidyala

“Vid, being a paladin, doesn’t often have occasion to wear cloth. The only time she wears cloth is when she’s working on
inventing, fixing, breaking, or otherwise exploding something.

Appropriately, here she is in a ‘working’ outfit, with the beginnings of her tiny robot army, and a stick of dynamite. What else does a lady need?”

Gear, Outfit 2: Vidyala

Head: Visage Liquification Goggles
Chest: Mechbuilder’s Overalls
Shirt: Red Workman’s Shirt
Hands: Archmage Gloves (random stat)
Waist: None (any brown belt would do, if you’d like one)
Feet: Bloodvine Boots
Main Hand: Arclight Spanner
Off Hand: Thermotastic Egg Timer

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Liala

THE CLOWN

Liala

Disciplinary Action
@DiscoPriest

Terrible cartoonist, mediocre priest, and unrepentant abuser of PUG tanks, Liala should certainly not be a part of such rarified company. Unfortunately for all concerned, no one could prevent her lamentable inclusion.

Liala’s Notes

“I always get excited about outfits that look profoundly different from the intended ‘look’ or feel of a class; as someone who plays priests almost exclusively, my fed-up factor with loose dresses could not be overestimated.

I knew I wanted pants, above all else, and whatever I could find that was the opposite of ethereal and/or saintly. The Silver Thread set, with its figure-hugging cut and Borg-like sensibilities, immediately appealed to me. The addition of a pair of non-Engineer quest goggles and updated belt completed a look that was miles away from the standard servant of the light, but still evocative of the speedy ninja heals of the Discipline Priest.”

Gear

Head: Junior Technician 3rd Grade Goggles
Chest: Silver-Thread Armor
Shoulders: [None, though Astralaan Shoulderpads, Darkcloth Shoulders, Ironweave Mantle, Laughing Skull, Zandalar Demoniac’s Mantle, or Duskhallow Mantle all match the look (and it looks bizarrely amazing with any of the spiky PvP shoulders or Light-Mantle of the Incarnate)]
Shirt: Recruit’s Vest
Hands: Silver-Thread Gloves
Waist: Silver-Lined Belt
Legs: Silver-Thread Pants
Feet: Silver-Thread Boots

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4.2 Gear For Disc Priests: Firelands, The Regrowth & The Molten Front

Raiders and non-raiders alike have opportunities to snag some excellent iLevel 378 (and 391) gear in patch 4.2. If you’d like to gear up for raiding but don’t have a dedicated team, throw yourself into the new Mount Hyjal daily quest hub to cover yourself with epic purpz before trying out for a slot on a raiding team.

Disc priests have pretty terrible itemization on the Firelands raid drops, so gird your loins to beat the shit out of encroaching mages, spriests, and the like for your gear.

Please see also: Disc Priest Cataclysm Gear: The Beginning Raider

Temporary Note: Gear with locations of ‘Unknown’ will be filled in as more information becomes available and/or 4.2 goes live.

Gear by Slot . Gear by Drop Location

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Gear By Slot

Weapon . Wand . Off-Hand . Chest . Shoulders . Hands . Wrist . Back . Legs . Feet . Waist . Head . Neck . Rings . Trinkets

WEAPON

Item

iLevel

Stats

Location

Chelley’s Sterilized Scalpel 378 Dagger, One-Hand
289 – 539 Damage
Speed 1.50
(275.9 dps
+262 Stamina +175 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 118 (0.66% @ L85).
Equip: Increases spell power by 2333.
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 113 (0.63 @ L85).
UNKNOWN
Chelley’s Sterilized Scalpel (Heroic) 391 Dagger, One-Hand
327 – 608 Damage
Speed 1.50(311.5 dps)
+296 Stamina +197 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 133 (0.74% @ L85).
Equip: Increases spell power by 2636.
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 128 (0.71 @ L85).
Crystallized Firestone Vendor
Lightforged Elementium Hammer 365 BoE
Mace, Main Hand
Speed 1.90650 – 1208 Damage(488.9 dps)
+155 Intellect +103 Spirit +232 Stamina
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 103.
Equip: Increases spell power by 2066.
Crafted Items:
Blacksmith
Funeral Pyre 378 Staff, Two-Hand
Speed 2.401250 – 2321 Damage(744.0 dps)
+388 Intellect +611 Stamina
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 288.
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 225.
Equip: Increases spell power by 2334.
Firelands Raid:
Beth’tilac
Funeral Pyre (Heroic) 391 Staff, Two-Hand
597 – 897 Damage
Speed 2.40(311.5 dps)
+689 Stamina +440 Intellect
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 324 (1.81% @ L85).
Equip: Increases spell power by 2633.
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 256 (1.43 @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Beth’tilac
Ko’gun, Hammer of the Firelord 384 Mace, One-Hand
428 – 797 DamageSpeed 2.10(291.8 dps)
+277 Stamina +185 Intellect +134 Spirit
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 105 (0.82% @ L85).
Equip: Increases spell power by 2467.
Firelands Raid:
Ragnaros
Ko’gun, Hammer of the Firelord (Heroic) 397 Mace, One-Hand
484 – 900 DamageSpeed 2.10(329.4 dps)
+312 Stamina +208 Intellect +151 Spirit
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 118 (0.92% @ L85).
Equip: Increases spell power by 2783.
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Ragnaros
Sho’ravon, Greatstaff of Annihilation 397 Staff, Two-Hand
764 – 1147 DamageSpeed 2.90(329.4 dps
+730 Stamina +466 Intellect
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 249 (1.39% @ L85).
Equip: Increases spell power by 2786.
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 357 (1.99 @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Ragnaros
Smoldering Censer of Purity 378 Staff, Two-Hand
640 – 961 DamageSpeed 2.90(275.9 dps)
+611 Stamina +388 Intellect +310 Spirit
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 186 (1.45% @ L85).
Equip: Increases spell power by 2334.
UNKNOWN
Smoldering Censer of Purity (Heroic) 391 Staff, Two-hand
722 – 1084 DamageSpeed 2.90(311.5 damage per second)
+689 Stamina +440 Intellect +349 Spirit
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 213 (1.66% @ L85).
Equip: Increases spell power by 2633.
UNKNOWN

WAND

Scorchvine Wand 378 1324 – 2461 Shadow Damage
Speed 1.80(1051.4 dps)
+192 Stamina +128 Intellect +86 Spirit
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 83 (0.46 @ L85).
UNKNOWN
Scorchvine Wand (Heroic) 391 1495 – 2778 Shadow Damage
Speed 1.80(1186.8 dps)
+217 Stamina +145 Intellect +98 Spirit
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 94 (0.52 @ L85).
Crystallized Firestone Vendor
Stinger of the Flaming Scorpion 378 1251 – 2324 Fire DamageSpeed 1.70(1051.4 dps)+192 Stamina+128 IntellectEquip: Increases your critical strike rating by 90 (0.50% @ L85).Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 77 (0.43 @ L85). Firelands Raid:
Majordomo Staghelm
Stinger of the Flaming Scorpion (Heroic) 391 1412 – 2623 Fire Damage
Speed 1.70(1186.8 dps
+217 Stamina +145 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 102 (0.57% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 87 (0.49 @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Majordomo Staghelm

OFF-HAND

Globe of Moonlight 365 +301 Stamina +201 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 134 (0.75% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 134 (0.75 @ L85).
UNKNOWN
Goblet of Anger 378 BoE
+341 Stamina +227 Intellect +137 Spirit
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 160 (1.25% @ L85).
Firelands Raid:
Shannox
Goblet of Anger (Heroic) 391 +384 Stamina +256 Intellect +154 Spirit
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 181 (1.41% @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Shannox
Molten Scream 378 +341 Stamina +227 Intellect
Equip: Increases your hit rating by 144 (1.20% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 156 (0.87% @ L85).
Firelands Raid:
Baleroc
Molten Scream (Heroic) 391 +384 Stamina +256 Intellect
Equip: Increases your hit rating by 162 (1.35% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 176 (0.98% @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Baleroc

CHEST

Robes of the Cleansing Flame 378 1391 Armor
+611 Stamina +368 Intellect +261 Spirit
Yellow Socket
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +20 Intellect
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 243 (1.36 @ L85).
Tier 12
See below for set bonuses
Robes of the Cleansing Flame  (Heroic) 391 1491 Armor
+689 Stamina +420 Intellect +295 Spirit
Yellow Socket
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +20 Intellect
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 277 (1.55 @ L85).
Heroic Tier 12
See below for set bonuses
Robes of Smoldering Devastation 378 1391 Armor
+368 Intellect +611 Stamina
Red Socket
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +20 Intellect
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 280.
Equip: Improves haste rating by 218.
Firelands Raid:
Beth’tilac
Robes of Smoldering Devastation (Heroic) 391 1491 Armor
+689 Stamina +420 Intellect
Red Socket
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +20 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 251 (1.96% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 316 (1.76 @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Beth’tilac

SHOULDERS

Mantle of Closed Doors 378 1043 Armor
+454 Stamina +282 Intellect
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 211 (1.18% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 167 (0.93 @ L85).
Firelands Raid:
Baleroc
Mantle of Closed Doors (Heroic) 391 1118 Armor
+513 Stamina +322 Intellect
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 238 (1.33% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 191 (1.07 @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Baleroc
Mantle of the Cleansing Flame 378 1043 Armor
+454 Stamina +282 Intellect +201 Spirit
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 183 (1.43% @ L85).
Tier 12
See below for set bonuses
Mantle of the Cleansing Flame  (Heroic) 391 1118 Armor
+513 Stamina +322 Intellect +227 Spirit
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 209 (1.63% @ L85).
Heroic Tier 12
See below for set bonuses

HANDS

Fingers of Incineration 384 +480 Stamina +300 Intellect
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 215 (1.20% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 188 (1.47% @ L85).
Firelands Raid:
Ragnaros
Fingers of Incineration (Heroic) 397 961 Armor
+542 Stamina +341 Intellect
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 243 (1.36% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 214 (1.67% @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Ragnaros
Grips of Altered Reality 378 869 Armor
+282 Intellect +454 Stamina +187 Spirit
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Improves haste rating by 197.
Crafted Item:
Tailoring
Handwraps of the Cleansing Flame 378 +454 Stamina +282 Intellect +206 Spirit
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 172 (1.34% @ L85).
Tier 12
See below for set bonuses
Handwraps of the Cleansing Flame (Heroic) 391 932 Armor
+513 Stamina +322 Intellect +233 Spirit
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 196 (1.53% @ L85).
Heroic Tier 12
See below for set bonuses

WRIST

Firesoul Wristguards 378 +341 Stamina +227 Intellect +158 Spirit
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 140 (1.09% @ L85).
UNKNOWN
Firesoul Wristguards (H) 391 652 Armor
+384 Stamina +256 Intellect +178 Spirit
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 158 (1.23% @ L85).
UNKNOWN
Wristwraps of Arrogant Doom 378 608 Armor
+341 Stamina +227 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 137 (0.76% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 160 (1.25% @ L85).
Firelands Raid:
Majordomo Staghelm
Wristwraps of Arrogant Doom (Heroic) 391 652 Armor
+384 Stamina +256 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 154 (0.86% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 181 (1.41% @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Majordomo Staghelm

BACK

Flowing Flamewrath Cape 378 695 Armor
+341 Stamina +227 Intellect +160 Spirit
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 137 (0.76 @ L85).
Avengers of Hyjal Rewards:
Friendly
Wings of Flame 378 695 Armor
+227 Intellect +341 Stamina
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 144.
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 156.
Firelands Raid:
Alysrazor
Wings of Flame (Heroic) 391 745 Armor
+384 Stamina +256 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 162 (0.90% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 176 (0.98 @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Alysrazor

LEGS

Leggings of Billowing Fire 378 1217 Armor
+368 Intellect +611 Stamina
Yellow Socket
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +20 Intellect
Equip: Improves haste rating by 284.
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 212.
Firelands Raid:
Alysrazor
Leggings of Billowing Fire (Heroic) 391 1304 Armor
+689 Stamina +420 Intellect
Yellow Socket
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +20 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 244 (1.36% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 320 (2.50% @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Alysrazor
Legwraps of the Cleansing Flame 378 1217 Armor
+611 Stamina +368 Intellect +291 Spirit
Red Socket
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +20 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 198 (1.10% @ L85).
Tier 12
See below for set bonuses
Legwraps of the Cleansing Flame (Heroic) 391 1304 Armor
+689 Stamina +420 Intellect +329 Spirit
Red Socket
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +20 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 229 (1.28% @ L85).
Heroic Tier 12
See below for set bonuses

FEET

Coalwalker Sandals 378 BoE
956 Armor
+282 Intellect +454 Stamina
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Critical Strike Rating
Equip: Improves critical strike rating by 208.
Equip: Improves haste rating by 172.
Firelands Raid:
Shannox
Coalwalker Sandals (Heroic) 391 1025 Armor
+513 Stamina +322 Intellect
Yellow Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Critical Strike Rating
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 235 (1.31% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 197 (1.54% @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Shannox
Endless Dream Walkers 378 BoE
+282 Intellect +454 Stamina +197 Spirit
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Improves haste rating by 187.
Crafted Item:
Tailoring

WAIST

Embereye Belt 378 782 Armor
+454 Stamina +282 Intellect
Blue Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your critical strike rating by 208 (1.16% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 172 (1.34% @ L85).
Avengers of Hyjal Reward:
Honored
Majordomo’s Chain of Office 384 808 Armor
+480 Stamina +300 Intellect
Red SocketSocket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 214 (1.67% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 182 (1.02 @ L85).
Firelands Raid:
Ragnaros
Majordomo’s Chain of Office (Heroic) 397 865 Armor
+542 Stamina +341 Intellect
Red Socket
Socket Bonus: +10 Intellect
Equip: Increases your haste rating by 243 (1.90% @ L85).
Equip: Increases your mastery rating by 206 (1.15 @ L85).
Heroic Firelands Raid:
Ragnaros

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.

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

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