Priest PvP in the Mists of Pandaria 5.4

 

An Overview of Priest PvP
In the Mists of Pandaria

Updated for Mists of Pandaria 5.4.

See the individual spec pages for build details, enchants, etc. This page just covers some basics general to all Priests.

Priest PvP Builds

Priest PvP Gems

All Priests will Gem for pretty much the same thing: Int. Int provides the most “bang for the gold piece” of any stat. Gemming for other stats (EG: Resilience) is an option, depending on your spec and situation.

A bunch of gems are shown here, which will give you the opportunity to experiment. A couple of notes:

  1. Do not gem for Resilience unless you’re primarily healing. Patch 5.3 gave everyone 65% base Resilience. If you’re DPSing you’ll need to gem offensively to punch HIS 75%. As a healer, Res. is fine.
  2. PvP Power was nerfed by a third in 5.3, and healers have only gotten 50% of it’s value anyway. The Power on your gear will be fine, otherwise only gem for it if you’re matching socket colors.
  3. The value of PvP gems was cut in half in 5.3.

Rule of Thumb for Gemming:

Shadow and Holy like Haste, Discipline likes Crit. Shadow wants 6% Spell Hit.

The Gems
Meta Courageous Primal Diamond: +324 Intellect and chance on beneficial spell to make your spells cost no mana for 4 sec.
Sinister Primal Diamond: +324 Critical Strike, and chance on spell damage to gain 30% spell haste
Capacitive Primal Diamond: +324 Critical Strike, and chance on melee or ranged hit to gain Capacitance
Burning Primal Diamond: +216 Int & 3% Increased Crit Effect
Ember Primal Diamond: +216 Intellect and +2% Maximum Mana
Revitalizing Primal Diamond: +432 Spirit & 3% Increased Crit Effect
Tyrannical Primal Diamond: +665 PVP Power and +775 Resilience, requires 27k earned conquest points and iLevel 476, cost 1k conquest points.
Red Brilliant Serpent’s Eye: 320 Int, self-only Jewelcrafting gem
Brilliant Primordial Ruby: 160 Int
Yellow Mystic Sun’s Radiance: 160 Resilience
Quick Sun’s Radiance: +320 Haste
Fractured Sun’s Radiance: +320 Mastery
Smooth Sun’s Radiance: +320 Crit
Blue Stormy River’s Heart: +160 PvP power
Sparkling River’s Heart: +320 Spirit
Rigid River’s Heart: +320 Hit
Orange Willful Vermilion Onyx: +80 Int & +80 Resilience
Potent Vermilion Onyx: +80 Int & +160 Crit
Reckless Vermilion Onyx: 80 Int, 160 Haste
Tenuous Vermilion Onyx: 160 Expertise, 80 Resilience
Artful Vermilion Onyx: +80 Int & +160 Mastery
Green Vivid Wild Jade: +80 Res, +80 PvP Power
Energized Wild Jade: +160 Haste, +160 Spirit
Zen Wild Jade: +160 Mastery, +160 Spirit
Sensei’s Wild Jade: +160 Hit and +160 Mastery
Piercing Wild Jade: +160 Critical Strike and +160 Hit
Purple Mysterious Imperial Amethyst: +80 Int, +80 PvP Power
Purified Imperial Amethyst: +80 Int, +160 Spirit
Veiled Imperial Amethyst: 80 Int and 160 Hit
Prismatic Brilliant Primordial Ruby: 160 Int
Cogwheel Sparkling Tinker’s Gear: 600 Spirit – requires an engie helm, such as this.
Quick Tinker’s Gear: 600 Haste
Smooth Tinker’s Gear: 600 Crit
Fractured Tinker’s Gear: 600 Mastery

Priest Enchants

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Helm enchants are gone in Mists of Pandaria, shoulder enchants all come from the Inscription profession.

Your Enchantments
Weapon Enchant Weapon – Jade Spirit: Sometimes increases Int by 1650, might increase Spirit by 750 if mana is low.
Enchant Weapon – Glorious Tyranny: 600 PvP Power, 50% Disarm reduction, cost is 1,000 Conquest points.
Living Steel Weapon Chain: 50% Disarm Reduction, 200 Expertise (will add to Spell Hit.) This is a decent pick for Shadow as an off-hand enchant, as the Expertise adds to your Spell Hit.
Off Hand: Enchant Off-Hand – Major Intellect: +165 Int – nice for any Priest.
Shoulders Secret Crane Wing Inscription: 520 Int and 100 Crit rating, Requires Inscription 550.
Greater Crane Wing Inscription: +200 Int and 100 Crit
Cloak Enchant Cloak – Superior Intellect: +180 Int
Lightweave Embroidery – attacks can give 2k Int for 15 sec, requires tailoring
Chest Enchant Chest – Super Resilience: +200 Resilience
Enchant Chest – Glorious Stats: +80 to all stats
Enchant Chest – Mighty Spirit: +200 Spirit
Bracers Enchant Bracer – Super Intellect: +180 Int
Fur Lining increases Int by 500, requires leatherworking.
Socket Bracer – Pop in a gem, requires Blacksmithing 400
Gloves Enchant Gloves – Greater Haste: +170-Haste
Enchant Gloves – Superior Mastery: +170 Mastery
Socket Gloves – Pop in a gem, requires Blacksmithing 400
Belt Livingsteel Belt Buckle: Gem slot for a nice Int gem
Leggings Greater Pearlescent Spellthread: +285 Int and +165 Spirit
Greater Cerulean Spellthread: +285 Int and +165 Crit
Boots Enchant Boots – Greater Precison: +175 Hit rating
Enchant Boots – Pandaren’s Step: +140 Mastery, slight run speed increase.
Enchant Boots – Greater Haste: +170 Haste
Rings Enchant Ring – Greater Intellect: +160 Int, Requires Enchanting 550

 

For a lot more detail

Other Priest Guides

 

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