Healing priest trinkets in 3.1

v3.1

Previously when posting gear lists for Discipline and Holy I intentionally excluded trinkets from those lists. While writing those lists I didn’t really have time to give trinkets the work they need and I wasn’t happy with LootRanks treatment of them either. Trinkets are a bit of a special case for gearing as they have significantly more variety between them. The idea of higher item level means better doesn’t apply as strictly as it does for the other gearing slots.

Stat Weights

For stat weights I used two gearing ideas. Firstly is the more mana regen focused I have discussed ad nauseum in previous posts. This is the one that I have used extensively in-game for gearing my priest through to the start of Uldar. The second idea is a more throughput focused stat weight set which some players prefer.

Mana regen stat weights

Discipline Holy
MP5 1.0000 1.0000
Spirit 0.3223 0.5222
Intellect 0.8915 0.6890
Spell power 0.6000 0.6000
Crit rating 0.3564 0.3763
Stamina 0.2000 0.2000
Haste rating 0.2925 0.3059

Throughput stat weights

Discipline Holy
MP5 1.0000 1.0000
Spirit 0.3223 0.7584
Intellect 1.0342 0.7573
Spell power 1.5000 1.5000
Crit rating 0.8075 0.6246
Stamina 0.2000 0.2000
Haste rating 0.7312 0.7647

Trinket rankings

Mana regen

Discipline

  1. 198Pandora’s Plea
  2. 170Meteorite Crystal
  3. 162Spark of Hope
  4. 160Darkmoon Card: Greatness (Int)
  5. 141Show of Faith
  6. 123Soul of the Dead
  7. 120Illustration of the Dragon Soul
  8. 112Sif’s Remembrance
  9. 109Darkmoon Card: Greatness (Spi)
  10. 106Eye of the Brood Mother
  11. 95Scale of Fates
  12. 94Forethought Talisman
  13. 93Je’Tze’s Bell
  14. 88Embrace of the Spider
  15. 88The Egg of Mortal Essence
  16. 82Energy Siphon
  17. 68 Living Ice Crystals
  18. 58 Majestic Dragon Figurine
  19. 44Spirit World Glass
  20. 42Flare of Heavens
  21. 29Sundial of the Exiled

Holy

  1. 182Spark of Hope
  2. 176Pandora’s Plea
  3. 147Meteorite Crystal
  4. 141Show of Faith
  5. 125Soul of the Dead
  6. 124Darkmoon Card: Greatness (Int)
  7. 120Illustration of the Dragon Soul
  8. 112Sif’s Remembrance
  9. 109Darkmoon Card: Greatness (Spi)
  10. 109Eye of the Brood Mother
  11. 96Scale of Fates
  12. 94Forethought Talisman
  13. 94 Majestic Dragon Figurine
  14. 94Je’Tze’s Bell
  15. 89Embrace of the Spider
  16. 89The Egg of Mortal Essence
  17. 82Energy Siphon
  18. 71Spirit World Glass
  19. 68 Living Ice Crystals
  20. 45Flare of Heavens
  21. 31Sundial of the Exiled

Throughput

Discipline

  1. 366Pandora’s Plea
  2. 300Illustration of the Dragon Soul
  3. 267Show of Faith
  4. 257Eye of the Brood Mother
  5. 238Scale of Fates
  6. 220Embrace of the Spider
  7. 220The Egg of Mortal Essence
  8. 211Sif’s Remembrance
  9. 194Forethought Talisman
  10. 189Je’Tze’s Bell
  11. 186Darkmoon Card: Greatness (Int)
  12. 186Meteorite Crystal
  13. 166Soul of the Dead
  14. 162Spark of Hope
  15. 140Energy Siphon
  16. 122Darkmoon Card: Greatness (Spi)
  17. 96Flare of Heavens
  18. 68 Living Ice Crystals
  19. 67Sundial of the Exiled
  20. 58 Majestic Dragon Figurine
  21. 44Spirit World Glass

Holy

  1. 336Pandora’s Plea
  2. 300Illustration of the Dragon Soul
  3. 267Show of Faith
  4. 241Eye of the Brood Mother
  5. 240Scale of Fates
  6. 224Embrace of the Spider
  7. 224The Egg of Mortal Essence
  8. 211Sif’s Remembrance
  9. 205Spark of Hope
  10. 194Forethought Talisman
  11. 189Je’Tze’s Bell
  12. 155Meteorite Crystal
  13. 149Soul of the Dead
  14. 140Energy Siphon
  15. 136 Majestic Dragon Figurine
  16. 136Darkmoon Card: Greatness (Spi)
  17. 136Darkmoon Card: Greatness (Int)
  18. 104Spirit World Glass
  19. 74Flare of Heavens
  20. 68 Living Ice Crystals
  21. 52Sundial of the Exiled

Calculation notes

Most trinkets have either confirmed or suspected 45s internal cool downs. I have added 5s to all cool downs to allow for delays in procing or players deciding not to use the trinket for a period of time. Observation sees most 45s procs actually occurring every 48 to 55 seconds. Trinkets with 2 minute cool downs were assumed to be used ever 125s.

  • Pandora’s Plea = Intellect bonus * Intellect stat weight + (duration [10s]/cool down [50s] * spell power [850] * spell power stat weight)
  • Spark of Hope = Spirit bonus * Spirit stat weight + MP5 equivalence * MP5 stat weight. The up to 42 mana reduction of spells has been valued between 100 and 200 MP5. I erred on the conservative side with 130 MP5.
  • Darkmoon Card: Greatness (Int) = Intellect bonus * Intellect stat weight + (duration [15s]/cool down [50s] * Intellect [300] * Intellect stat weight). I assumed that priests will have Intellect as their highest stat.
  • Darkmoon Card: Greatness (Spi) = Spirit bonus * Spirit stat weight + (duration [15s]/cool down [50s] * Intellect [300] * Intellect stat weight). I assumed that priests will have Intellect as their highest stat.
  • Flare of Heavens = Crit rating bonus * Crit rating stat weighting. The ‘Equip’ effect has been ignored as I assumed healers will be healing and not DPSing.
  • Illustration of the Dragon Soul = Maximum spell power bonus * spell power stat weighting. I assumed that the full stack was gained instantly and maintained throughout a boss fight. I’m too lazy to calculate it taking 10-20 seconds at the start of the fight to hit full power and teh effect will be minimal in a 5 mintue boss fight.
  • Eye of the Brood Mother = Crit rating bonus * Crit rating stat weighting + maximum spell power bonus * spell power stat weighting.  I applied the same laziness as for Illustration of the Dragon Soul above.
  • Sif’s Remembrance = Crit rating bonus * Crit rating stat weighting + Spell power bonus * spell power stat weighting
  • Forethought Talisman = Spell power bonus * spell power stat weighting + (healing [3572] / HPM [6.5] * over heal % [50%]) / cool down [50] * 5 * MP5 stat weight. This one was a bit more complicated than most. The healing effect was calculated based on Flash Heal’s healing per mana (HPM) ratio of about 6.5. 50% over heal was assumed, which if anything was generous.
  • Scale of Fates = Spell power bonus * spell power stat weighting + (duration [20] / cool down [125] * hast rating gained [432] * haste rating stat weight
  • Soul of the Dead = Crit rating bonus * Crit rating stat weighting + (mana gain [900] / cool down [50] * 5 * MP5 stat weight
  • Sundial of the Exiled = Crit rating bonus * Crit rating stat weighting. The ‘Equip’ effect has been ignored as I assumed healers will be healing and not DPSing.
  • Je’Tze’s Bell = Spell power bonus * spell power stat weighting + (duration [15] / cool down [45]) * MP5 bonus * MP5 stat weight
  • Energy Siphon = MP5 bonus * MP% stat weight + (duration [20] / cool down [125]) * spell power bonus * spell power stat weight
  • Embrace of the Spider = Spell power bonus * spell power stat weighting + (duration [10] / cool down [50] * haste rating gained [505] * haste rating stat weight
  • The Egg of Mortal Essence = Spell power bonus * spell power stat weighting + (duration [10] / cool down [50] * haste rating gained [505] * haste rating stat weight
  • Show of Faith = Spell power bonus * spell power stat weighting + (duration [15] / cool down [45]) * MP5 bonus * MP5 stat weight
  • Spirit World Glass = Spirit bonus * Spirit stat weighting + (duration [20] / cool down [125]) * Spirit bonus * Spirit stat weight
  • Meteorite Crystal = Intellect bonus * Intellect stat weighting + MP5 generated * MP5 stat weight.  The total MP5 generated isn’t well documented yet.  I’m going to assume that once triggered the user will spam spells with a global cool down of 1.3s.  I am also going to assume that all MP5 generated by this trinket terminates 20s after the trinket is used.  The equates to about 1782 total mana over that 20s.  MP5 generated = uptime * MP5 = (duration[20] / cool down [125])*(total mana [1782] / 20 * 5)
  • Majestic Dragon Figurine = Spirit bonus [180] * Spirit stat weight.  I’ve made the same instant full stack assumption as for Illustration of the Dragon Soul above.
  • Living Ice Crystals = MP5 bonus * MP5 stat weight + on use healing.  I used a similar calculation as for the Forethought Talisman above except I assumed only 30% overheal.  On use healing = (healing [2710] / HPM [6.5] * (100% – over heal % [70%])) / cool down [65] * 5 * MP5 stat weight.

Comments

Personally i’m currently packing dual haste trinkets (Embrace of the Spider and The Egg of Mortal Essence).  I have Spark of Hope, Forethought Talisman and Spirit World glass in my bags. As discussed previously my gearing has a slight bias towards mana regen generally and I rarely have mana issues currently, so I look for throughput trinkets. Eye of the Brood Mother and Illustration of the Dragon Soul are good candidates as i’m a raider just starting Uldar. The Spirit World Glass i’ll chuck in the bank in case something magical happens to spirit in game. Ditto for the Forethought Talisman. Spark of Hope i’ll swap in if I have mana issues.

Enjoy!

Edit: I didn’t like the tables so i’ve updated to numbered lists.

Edit2: Added Living Ice Crystals 28/7/2009

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7 Responses to Healing priest trinkets in 3.1

  1. karky says:

    Hello
    Thanks for the great job. But what about Majestic Dragon Figurine ? I think with this trinket you have +180 spirit most of the time and that’s still a good trinket at ulduar.

  2. BobTurkey says:

    Your welcome.

    I’ve added Majestic Dragon Figurine. Its not really that good post-Naxx, but thanks for pointing it out.

  3. solielturalyon says:

    btw, regarding manareg you might want to consider putting in the Living ice Cristals from EoE25 its nice for mana reg and got a nice instant heal that does not affect GCD (works pretty nice in emergencies => cast GS, then some heal and while the global cooldown is running the trinket.

    normally im geared all for throughput so i got that trinket for fights where i need some more mana reg.

  4. BobTurkey says:

    OK i’ve added Living Ice Crystals. It might be situatinally useful, but its not that powerful a trinket.

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