As a disclaimer, this is just my personal take on gearing choices and generally how to min/max stats for best performance in a bg setting. These may be controversial choices as they have been in the past, but I've always felt hpally was unique in that it had access to EVERY possible piece of healing gear between armour types. Unfortunately this xpac almost all of the bc gemmed plate gear is quite awful for secondary stats, and as such is inferior to other options. stat priority int > haste (to around 28% outside of bgs) > verse > mastery > crit (crit is garbage and should only be taken if absolutely needed) Gear: Head: Circle of flame (the on use is just too crucial in this mana hungry healing meta, it seriously changes things up drastically) neck: choker of the betrayal (essentially trading 4 int over 13 haste 8 verse, which is a lot but with the rest of the build the haste isnt really needed and the int is) shoulders: Ravenwing pauldrons (highest amount of int possible with perfect secondary stats. greatly outperforms ilvl 28 shoulders imo) back: ilvl28 aurora cape socketed - 6 haste 3 verse (2 haste > 1 verse imo) chest: Hauberk of desolation (only choosing this over the other mail chest to combo later with the gloves for the set bonus, most haste and gems) bracers: ilvl28 aurora bracers socketed - 6 haste 3 verse (2 haste > 1 verse imo) gloves: Gaunlets of desolation (most gems and haste plus the nice set bonus for free to get some extra crit) belt: ilvl28 aurora belt socketed - 6 haste 6 verse (2 verse > 1 haste imo) legs: wyrmscale greaves (highest gems to secondary stats item available. 4 verse is better than 1 int vs the other possible pair) boots: dragon slayer's sabatons (highest gem to haste ratio of all boots) ring1: ilvl28 aurora ring - 18 haste 7 verse socketed (just too good of a stat stick) ring2: ilvl28 aurora ring - 18 haste 7 verse socketed (just too good of a stat stick) trinket1: ilvl28 int/haste socketed trinket (too good of a stat stick again) trinket2: pvp heirloom trinket (why are you not using this?) wep: Essence focuser (highest int available) (alternative for those like me that are lazy zealot blade) shield: aurora socketed shield - 4 haste 3 verse (verse is better than mastery) -this will put you at about 28% haste, 23% verse, and 207 int outside bgs without flask -all gems should be 2 int 2 verse as the 3 int gem only provides 1 extra to all spells in pvp and no extra to spells outside of pvp, the verse is more impactful) -stacking stam as a healer in my eyes is pointless, I think I've been 1shot once in the dozens and dozens of games ive played currently, and even then it doesn't happen often enough to warrant gimping your heals. I see the extra hp as a crutch for poor positioning and weak fake casting skills. -This xpac fake casting is NEEDED talent - bestow faith (too good period, it heals for a ton and is another useful healing tool, it trumps every other talent by a large margin) pvp talent - divine favour (having an uninterruptable heal that ALSO increased the healing and casting speed is just too good, used with holy light it regular heals for about 1600-1800 and crits for about 3k. insane) some useful tips and tricks -save divine favour for holy light only, the casting speed will be fast enough and it heals for so much. I cant think of a situation I'd ever need an even faster FOL -learn to swap beacon of light just after the cast ends for a heal, you will get the beacon heal on your target of choice (this is a benefit of high haste) -use your dispell please -you are not a ret paladin. Please heal people. You are a healer not a dps class.