The priest class in World of Warcraft is one of striking contrasts. Holy and discipline priests serve the Light, while shadow priests tap into the power of the Void. Naturally, this can lead to some very interesting priest transmog sets that reflect this contrasting dichotomy.
A majority of priest sets in World of Warcraft tend to reflect their identity as holy men and women, with lots of wings and halos and a white and gold color scheme. Though some sets stray from this theme with bones, spikes, or empty-eyed masks that lend themselves well to shadowform.
Regardless of which side you gravitate towards, we’ve made a list of the best transmog sets in the game for priests, taking both shadow and healing forms into consideration.
Best Priest Transmog Sets in WoW: Dragonflight, Ranked Good to Best
Let’s dive into the list. We’ll be ranking these from our least to most favorite set.
The Furnace Seraph’s Verdict
The newest set on our list is this winged tier from the Dragonflight expansion. The Furnace Seraph’s Verdict drops from the Aberrus raid. The version pictured drops on Raid Finder difficulty, making it the easiest to get. There are also two different red recolors, and the Mythic version is purple, perfect for shadow priests.
This set vaguely resembles an angel from the Diablo games, which was probably intentional given the timing of the Diablo 4 release. In addition to the wings, it has an elaborate hood with a mask and halo. It’s also one of the few priest sets that has pants instead of a skirt.
Vestments of the Purifier
Up next, we have a an armored battle robe from the Legion expansion, the Vestments of the Purifier. Also known as Tier 19, this set drops in The Nighthold raid, with the pictured version appearing in Mythic difficulty. There are also some red and purple recolors with less detailing that drop on the lower difficulties.
The head piece resembles a holy symbol and lends some priestly vibes to this otherwise battlemage-looking set. If you want to look like you’re going into battle without forgetting your devout origins, this set is a great way to achieve that look.
Unchained Gladiator’s Vestments
The first PVP set in our list is from season 2 of the Shadowlands expansion. Sadly, as a seasonal set, the Unchained Gladiator’s Vestments are no longer obtainable. But there are several recolors, including a very similar purple set, available from the Sanctum of Domination raid.
This is the first transmog set on our list that caters primarily to shadow priest, with its sinister mask and spiked crown, and the skull detailing on the robes, shoulders, and belt. The color scheme is also perfect for a servant of the Void.
Regalia of Dying Light
Also known as Tier 13, the Regalia of Dying Light originated with the Cataclysm expansion. This unusual and slightly creepy set drops in the Dragon Soul raid. The version pictured drops on Mythic difficulty, with recolored versions available from the other difficulties.
The robes are fairly unremarkable, but the empty-eyed masks on the helm and shoulders are what makes this set stand out. It may be best suited to reflecting the dark side of a priest healer, since Shadowform obscures the masks.
Eternal Curator’s Vestment
Released in the Battle for Azeroth expansion, the Eternal Curator’s Vestment set drops in the Uldir raid. The version pictured drops on Mythic difficulty, with some less striking recolors available from the lower difficulties.
The set has a classical look to it that befits its Titan origins. The gold mask brings to mind a different kind of priest, one who might perform strange rituals in the service of an ancient and unknowable deity.
Soul Reaper’s Raiment
Another set from the Battle for Azeroth expansion, the Soul Reaper’s Raiment drops in the Battle for Dazar’alor raid. The version pictured comes from Mythic difficulty, while some less impressive recolors drop in the lower difficulties.
Clearly a shadow priest set, these robes feature plenty of skulls and bone spikes for intimidating your enemies. The best piece is the mask, which shadows the eyes and creates a wonderfully ominous silhouette in Shadowform.
Attire of Piety
Also known as Tier 18, this is the only set on our list from the Warlords of Draenor expansion. Attire of Piety drops in the Hellfire Citadel raid, with the version pictured dropping on Normal difficulty. There are a couple of recolors available, with the Mythic version offering quite a different look with skeletal wings in place of feathers.
The wings are the big draw of this set, and are often mixed with other pieces for transmog. The halo-like head piece completes the angelic look, and the bell on the belt creates a particularly unique waist piece. The robes are also stylish, if unremarkable.
Sinful Gladiator’s Vestment
The second of two PVP sets on our list, the Sinful Gladiator’s Vestment set was a reward for season 1 of the Shadowlands expansion. It’s no longer available, but there are several recolors that drop in the Castle Nathria raid. The Mythic version is black and red and rivals the version pictured above.
This set’s plague doctor mask and the bubbling vials attached to the robes are an interesting thematic contrast to the halos and wings on most priest gear, and the mask and witch hat look especially ominous in Shadowform.
Vestments of Transcendence
Some may question the ranking of this set, given its rather primitive appearance. It’s one of the oldest sets on this list, and doesn’t quite rival some of the fine details on more recent sets. But nostalgia is a powerful thing, and old school priests and WoW Classic players alike will always think of this as one of the quintessential priest sets.
Better known as Tier 2, the Vestments of Transcendence mostly drops in Blackwing Lair, with the helm dropping in Onyxia’s Lair and the legs coming from Ragnaros in the Molten Core. For many priests, collecting the entire set was the first time their gear matched.
Another controversial set, the Avatar Raiment, or Tier 5, was released in the Burning Crusade expansion, dropping from the Serpentshrine Cavern and Tempest Keep raids. There are actually two identical sets, with Avatar Regalia being the shadow version of this healing set.
How you feel about this set mostly comes down to the hood, which casts a strange shadow effect across your character’s face. It looks pretty cool in Shadowform, but kind of creepy for a holy priest. The shoulders by themselves are very popular for mixing with other pieces for transmog, with their iconic golden wings.
Oblivion Cultist’s Robes
Perhaps the most otherworldly set on this list is the Oblivion Cultist’s Robes from the Battle for Azeroth expansion. This set drops from the Ny’alotha raid, with the version pictured appearing on Mythic difficulty. There are recolors available from the lower difficulties, but they do not have as much detail.
The eyes on the shoulders and belt grant this set and Old Gods look, with the mask turning your priest into one of the Faceless. It’s an apt way to equip your shadow priest, with the eyes looking much less cartoony in Shadowform.
Vestments of Prophecy
We’re going all the way back to the beginning for #2 on our list. Vestments of Prophecy, or Tier 1, was the first raid set in the game for priests. Dropping from the Molten Core raid, it remains one of the most iconic and recognizable priest transmog sets in World of Warcraft and WoW Classic.
The red and white cloth with gold detailing brings to mind a clergy member or even an inquisitor, maybe even a member of the Scarlet Crusade. This transmog set is best paired with Benediction, the epic priest staff, which evokes a matching note of nostalgia.
Finally, #1 on our list is a set so beloved they released it twice. Also known as Tier 6, Absolution Regalia originated in the Burning Crusade expansion. The set dropped in the Mount Hyjal and Black Temple raids, with a recolored “off-tier” version dropping alongside it. Both sets are pictured above.
This set has it all: a version for shadow and one for healing priests, a nice hood with a halo that still looks good in Shadowform, and some unique and interesting details on the shoulders that somehow look priestly without any of the overdone angelic elements.
The Legion expansion offered several recolors of this classic set with Vestments of Blind Absolution in the Tomb of Sargeras raid and Cruel Gladiator’s Satin Armor from PVP season 3 and 4. The Mythic version of Vestments of Blind Absolution enhances the set with some new details, but the original versions remain the most recognizable.
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