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Message to User:
Your post was way too segmented and hard to read. Work a little harder at breaking it up. You can click Quote on someone else's post, copy the quote piece, and then close the window. Inserting this pieces into your post would have made more sense, and given a better sense of what you were trying to say.
@glasswizard - I don't believe that quest is repeatable. This is a BIS list, which is intended to inform which is the best item in any given slot.
Thanks for Starwatcher's Binding, I hadn't seen that before.
Neither of the T8 bonus are especially valuable for Holy, thus Leggings of Profound Darkness is better than Conquerorâ€™s Leggings of Sanctification.
@tedv - I don't expect anyone to get all the items of this list, as per my comment @glasswizard above. The stack is easier to build on Eye of the Broodmother, but it is also smaller, which is not compensated by the crit rating IMHO.
Spark of Hope is inferiour to Pandora's Plea for Disc. Spark of Hope provides around 130-140 MP5. To be superiour to Pandora's Plea for Disc it would have to provide more like 165-170 MP5. This is mostly because Spirit is quite a weak stat for Disc. For Disc spirit is about one-third as useful as Intellect.
Good point re: the legendary mace. Will have to give that some more thought.
Criteria is based on my theory crafting (Priest Theorycrafting â€“ Summary (Part 6) ï¿½ BobTurkeyâ€™s WoW Blog). Why is this a good heuristic to use? I've found to to be effective and so far i'm yet to see a convincing argument why it is radicaly wrong. There are not too many other attempts to empirically come up with a better set of numbers and those that do exist either support my theory or recommend weights without providing any indication of how they were arrived at. I'd love some constructive alternative be presented.
@constantius - Yes for pure regen Meteorite Crystal is better than Pandora's Plea, however assuming you give any weight to throughput at all then Pandora's Plea is superiour. Details of the calculations are available here: Healing priest trinkets in 3.1 ï¿½ BobTurkeyâ€™s WoW Blog. Spark of Hope is superiour to Meteorite Crystal for mana regen for Holy, but it is not for Disc as I said in my original list. Once again this is because the 100 spirit on Spark of Hope is weak for Disc but fairly useful for Holy. The 111 intellect on Metorite Crystal is very strong for Disc and useful for Holy. If you like i'll post a step by step calculation of this (although much of it is repeasting what in my post linked above).
@Sinndir - I agree the T9 bonuses are returning to the relative ho-hum of T7 set bonuses.