Gearing Up the Priest

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when picked up

Main Hand Mace

77 - 248 Damage, Speed 1.80

(90.5 DPS)

+37 Stamina

+44 Intellect

+31 Spirit

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Level 80

Improves
critical strike rating by 42

Increases spell power by 461
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Let’s take a look at the gear you will want as you level up
your Priest. As a Priest, you can wear lots of different types of
armor. There is cloth, or if you don’t like that, you can
wear cloth, or there is always cloth as a final option. Ok, so you have
decided on wearing cloth. Good choice! Priests also begin with
proficiency in one-handed maces and wands and can learn to use daggers
and staves in time from Weapon Masters throughout the world.



Let’s start by looking at our weapon selection. We have 4 to
choose from: one-handed maces, wands, daggers, and staves. When you
start off, you will have a one-handed mace. This is decent to use until
you get your first wand. Wands are great for Priests and will be your
standard weapon. They allow you to have a ranged attack that
doesn’t use mana, and there is no penalty in using it in
melee. Wands can save your ass by doing DPS when you run out of mana,
or can finish off that mob as he runs away, while letting your mana
recharge. It is just an all around great weapon for the Priest. Daggers
are pretty useless for the Priest; I would buy the weapon skill just to
have it, but there are few daggers I have ever seen that would make me
want to switch out my wand. Staves are not bad either. While they
can’t replace a good wand for DPS, there are lots of staves
out there with nice stat bonuses, especially if you are in a group and
are the healer. I usually keep a nice wand and a staff on hand and just
switch out as needed.



We don’t get a lot of variations on what type of armor we
use. Ok, we don’t get any variations at all, but we do get
many different kinds of stat adjustments from them. So, as you are
leveling, you will be looking for certain stats on armor. The stats you
are looking for will change as you level, so let’s break it
down.



Level 1 to 60



At these levels, we are looking to level as fast as possible. You will
likely be soloing more so than grouping, so we want stats to help us
solo. The primary stat we are looking for early on is Intellect.
Anything with + Intellect should be equipped as soon as you can get it.
Intellect adds mana and increases our chances to critically strike with
our spells. Early on in the game, you will run low on mana quite
often, so the more points you have starting a fight, the
better chance you have of finishing it alive. The second stat to look
for is Stamina. Stamina gives us 10 extra health for each point of
Stamina we have. You wear paper thin armor, and have little health to
begin with, so anything that will let you take an extra hit or two
while your shield or heal is casting is a good thing. Luckily, there
are plenty of items as we level that have these bonuses. Lastly, you
want + Spirit on your gear. Spirit affects the regeneration rate of
both your health and your mana. However the 5 second rule still applies
(you will not start to regenerate mana until 5 seconds have passed
since your last spell was cast).



Level 60+



These levels are when gear begins to introduce us to some new bonuses -
bonuses like +mana/5sec and/or +healing. You will especially see this
with the Priest Class sets, but loose pieces will have it as well.
+Mana/5sec replenishes x mana every 5 seconds. The great thing about
+mana/5sec is that it does not follow the 5 second rule. So, even
during a fight where we are casting constantly, with +mana/5sec gear we
are gaining mana back. +healing will add to our healing spells. This is
nice in theory, but really isn’t all that helpful. The
problem with +healing gear is that it sacrifices
Intellect/Spirit/Stamina to give you that +healing. Sure if you find a
piece that has a huge +Intellect bonus, and also has +healing, you
should grab it, but don’t replace gear that has bonuses to
better stats for +healing. It will not make up for the loss of
regeneration, mana, and health it will cause. So keep your eye out for
the +mana/5sec gear/+intellect/+stamina/+spirit gear as you climb to 80.



Below is a chart with some of the gear to look for at certain levels
from 20 to 60. This list is by no means everything out there (lets face
it, it would be one hell of a huge list if it was), and there may be
some better pieces out there for the level ranges, but this chart will
give you an idea of where to start. At early levels, drops and the
auction house will keep you in fine gear. Remember you are going to be
leveling fast, so don’t spend too much time trying to find
gear that you will out-level in a couple of days anyways. If you
can’t find a group to run an instance, just solo quests, and
watch the auctions. You will be fine if you stick with green and blue
items until 60, then you want to look for purples as you climb to 80.


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style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> style="font-weight: bold;">Location style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> style="font-weight: bold;">Item Name style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> style="font-weight: bold;">Stats style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Wailing%20Caverns"
target="_blank">The Wailing Caverns
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Wailing%20Caverns"
target="_blank">The Wailing Caverns
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Wailing%20Caverns"
target="_blank">The Wailing Caverns
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Wailing%20Caverns"
target="_blank">The Wailing Caverns
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Wailing%20Caverns"
target="_blank">The Wailing Caverns
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Blackfathom%20Depths"
target="_blank">Blackfathom Depths
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Blackfathom%20Depths"
target="_blank">Blackfathom Depths
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Blackfathom%20Depths"
target="_blank">Blackfathom Depths
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Blackfathom%20Depths"
target="_blank">Blackfathom Depths
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Blackfathom%20Depths"
target="_blank">Blackfathom Depths
colspan="3" rowspan="1"> style="font-weight: bold;">Level 20 to 30 Instances
Slime Encrusted Pads
(shoulder)
4mana/5sec
Firebelcher (wand) 24-45 DPS
Robe of the Moccasin
(chest)
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Sta/ +6 Spirit
Serpents Gloves
(hands)
+6 Int
Living Root (staff) +2 Sta/ +12 Spirit
Ghamoo-ra's Bind
(waist)
+4 Sta/ +4 Int
Gaze Dreamer Pants
(pants)
+7 Int/ +6 Spirit
Witch's Finger (off
hand)
+7 Int/ +4 Sta
Rod of the
Sleepwalker
+11 Int/ +10 Spirit
Gravestone Scepter 40-57 DPS +1Spirit

 

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target="_blank">Gnomeregan
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Gnomeregan"
target="_blank">Gnomeregan
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target="_blank">Gnomeregan
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target="_blank">Gnomeregan
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Gnomeregan"
target="_blank">Gnomeregan
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=The%20Scarlet%20Monastery"
target="_blank">Scarlet Monastery
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=The%20Scarlet%20Monastery"
target="_blank">Scarlet Monastery
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=The%20Scarlet%20Monastery"
target="_blank">Scarlet Monastery
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=The%20Scarlet%20Monastery"
target="_blank">Scarlet Monastery
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=The%20Scarlet%20Monastery"
target="_blank">Scarlet Monastery
colspan="3" rowspan="1"> style="font-weight: bold;">Level 30 to 40 Instances
Spidertank Oilrag
(wrist)
+6 Sta
Hydrocane (staff) +15 Frost Res.
Electromagnetic
Gigaflux Reactivator (head)
+15 Int/ +12 Spirit
Civinad Robes (chest) +7 Sta/ +18 Spirit
Hotshot Pilot's
Gloves (hands)
+8 Int/ +5 Sta/ +5
Spirit
Robe of Doan (chest) +12 Spirit/ +4 Sta
Mantle of Doan
(shoulders)
+9 Int/ +7 Spirit
Deadman's Hand
(finger)
+10 Sta
Blighted Leggings
(legs)
+7 Sta
Orb of the Forgotten
Seer (offhand)
+6 Int/ +11 Spirit


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target="_blank">Zul'Farrak
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Zul%27Farrak"
target="_blank">Zul'Farrak
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Zul%27Farrak"
target="_blank">Zul'Farrak
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Zul%27Farrak"
target="_blank">Zul'Farrak
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Zul%27Farrak"
target="_blank">Zul'Farrak
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Maraudon"
target="_blank">Maraudon
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Maraudon"
target="_blank">Maraudon
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Maraudon"
target="_blank">Maraudon
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Maraudon"
target="_blank">Maraudon
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Maraudon"
target="_blank">Maraudon
colspan="3" rowspan="1"> style="font-weight: bold;">Level 40 to 50 Instances
Flaming Incinerator
(wand)
59 to 111 DPS
Bad Mojo Mask (head) +12 Int
Spellshock Leggings
(legs)
+9 Sta/ +10 Int
Brainlash (finger) -10 Sta/ +15Int/ +5
Spirit
Jumanza Grips (hands) +10Sta/ +12Int/+10
Spirit
Cloud Stone (off
hand)
+10Int/ +10 Spirit
Heart of Noxxion
(trinket)
+10 Nat Res.
Eye of Theradras
(head)
+13 Sta/ +20 Int/
+11 Spirit
Satyrmane Sash
(waist)
+10 Sta/ +15 Int
Vinerot Sandals
(feet)
+12 Int/ +12 Spirit


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target="_blank">Temple of Atal Hakkar
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Atal%27Hakkar"
target="_blank">Temple of Atal Hakkar
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Atal%27Hakkar"
target="_blank">Temple of Atal Hakkar
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Atal%27Hakkar"
target="_blank">Temple of Atal Hakkar
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Atal%27Hakkar"
target="_blank">Temple of Atal Hakkar
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Blackrock%20Depths"
target="_blank">Blackrock Depths
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Blackrock%20Depths"
target="_blank">Blackrock Depths
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Blackrock%20Depths"
target="_blank">Blackrock Depths
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Blackrock%20Depths"
target="_blank">Blackrock Depths
style="text-align: center; background-color: rgb(204, 204, 204);"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tth_wow_db/zone?zone=Blackrock%20Depths"
target="_blank">Blackrock Depths
colspan="3" rowspan="1"> style="font-weight: bold;">Level 50 to 60 Instances
Featherskin Cape
(back)
+4 Sta/ +4 Int
Atal'ai Gloves
(hands)
Random
Gemburst Circlet
(head)
+9 Sta/ +17 Int/ +18
Spirit
Drakestone (off hand) Random
Dawnspire Cord
(waist)
+13 Int/ +8 Spirit
Omnicast Boots (feet) +6 Sta/ +9 Int
Chief Architect's
Monocle (head)
+10 Sta/ +15 Int
Kentic Amice
(shoulders)
+5 Sta/ +13 Int/ +6
Spirit
Spritecaster Cape
(back)
+4 Sta/ +4 Int/ +5
Spirit
Flameweave Cuffs
(wrist)
Random



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