This is my list of stuff to pick up, upgrade-wise from Ice Crown Citadel.
Firstly let me explain that i’m disc/shadow priest. I spend about 50/50 of my time doing each. When healing i’m usually raid healing (shield spamming) although occasionally I tank heal (mostly in 10 mans). We mainly focus on 25 man, although we do plenty of 10 man also.
Anyway here’s my personal list.
Back – Volde’s Cloak of the Night Sky I’ll get this first. Although it’s not best-in-slot it’s not going to be upgraded until we start heroic 25 man raiding. So I’m planning on wearing this a long time.
Chest – Meteor Chaser’s Raiment. This is pretty much my best-in-slot unless we do a lot of heroic ICC 25.
Hands – Gloves of False Gestures. These are best-in-slot at time of writing.
Legs – Not directly purchased with Emblems of Frost but when I get to crafting stuff the Leggings of Woven Death are very nice.
Thats it for the emblem gear. You will notice that I have 2 pieces of tier 10 shadow gear there. Based purely on their stats the shadow gear is better for discipline priests. I will probably work up to 4 piece shadow T10 for the nice bonus to Mind Flay, but how I get there will depend on what the new VoA boss drops (which slots of tier gear he drops) and its too far away to worry about ATM.
I don’t like the 2 piece healing set bonus (Your Flash Heal has a 33% chance to cause the target to heal for 33% of the healed amount over 9 sec). I don’t use a lot of Flash Heal and this bonus seems weak to me.
For me personally the 4 piece bonus (Your Circle of Healing and Penance spells have a 20% chance to cause your next Flash Heal cast within 6 sec to reset the cooldown on your Circle of Healing and Penance spells) isn’t hugely useful. I use Penance a fair bit, but 4 pieces of gear with weaker stats doesn’t seem a worthwhile trade-off for me.
If I was doing a lot of tank healing as discipline I would probably go for the 4 piece bonus. More Penances is good and tank healing I cast a lot more Flash Heal and more Penances. Both 2 and 4 piece bonuses cater to tank healing discipline priests.
Holy priests are a different story. If I were spec’ed Holy i’d be looking at the healing T10 gear as the itemisation (with lots of spirit) is much better for them. The set bonuses still seem pretty weak to me, but they are a bonus. For Holy the 4 piece set bonus seems weak mainly due to global cool downs. Your Circle of Healing would be half way off cool down by the time you cast the magic Flash Heal to reset its cool down anyway. I suppose getting access to CoH a few seconds earlier is better than nothing, but tis not in the same field as having access to Penance about 6 or 7 seconds earlier.
Volde’s Cloak of the Night Sky is still a good choice for holy priests. Ermine Coronation Robes > Meteor Chaser’s Raiment if you are buying a chest. Gloves of Ambivalence > Gloves of False Gestures. Circle of Ossus is a very nice waist for holy priests. They want to craft Lightweave Leggings not Leggings of Woven Death and Sandals of Consecration are still the best crafted feet.
Get all that?