At the end of last night’s raiding and heroics, I found that I had accumulated 25 badges of heroism, enough if I recalled, to purchase a trinket. I currently have two blue trinkets — one quest reward and one instance-drop — and so I figured that the badge vendors would have a nice upgrade for me. I was wrong.
The Badge of Heroism Vendors in Dalaran sell two trinkets that are aimed at healers/casters: The Egg of Mortal Essence and Sundial of the Exiled. Neither of these is really ideal for Discipline priests, however. While the Egg offers a boost to spellpower, the haste isn’t really necessary for a spec that already benefits from Borrowed Time and Enlightenment. And while Discipline priests crave crit, the proc on the Sundial is clearly designed for offensive spellcasters and not healers.
So what, if any, trinkets are good for Discipline priests?
Badge of the Infiltrator:
The +46 Intellect on this quest reward makes it very desirable in terms of mana and crit. Although apparently the proc is changing to a +spellpower on use rather than on equip with the next patch, the intellect portion still makes this worth grabbing.
This is one of the trinkets I have equipped, a quest reward from Icecrown. I like the crit obviously, and I have this macroed for the use with my “oh shit + trinkets + Inner Focus + Greater Heal” macro. With only a two minute cooldown, I should use it more often I guess, eh?
This trinket drops in Heroic Halls of Stone. With an increase to crit and a chance to proc an increase to spellpower, this seems like a very, very good trinket. As I still have crafted shoulders and would wear the ones that drop there, I think I’ll be spending some quality time in that zone, eh?
A world drop, it breaks my heart to see some damn rogue over at Wowhead say he vendored this for 10 gold. A change in patch 3.0.8 will make this BOE, although I imagine it’ll sell for a pretty penny. The combination of spellpower and mp5 also makes this very nice for Disc.
Darkmoon Card: Greatness:
This trinket has a chance to proc +300 INT every 45 seconds. This translates to a decent boost to crit and mana, although it’s debatable whether or not it’s decent enough to warrant the price-gouging these cards typically elicit.
Soul of the Dead:
I’d love to get this trinket as it combines crit with mp5. Drops in Heroic Naxx. I’m spending my DKP on this baby.
With an increase to spellpower and the chance on direct heals to place a HoT on your target, this appears to be a solid single-target-healer-trinket. Drops in Heroic Naxx.