Discipline Priest Guide – Legion 7.3
Hello everyone and welcome to the Legion Discipline Priest Guide, updated for Patch 7.3! I am Jak or AutomaticJak, Priest Healer for Vision on US-Kel'thuzad. I've been raiding in WoW for almost 6 years straight with my most recent accomplishments of finishing Mythic Nighthold US - 15, World 69th.
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Priorites & Abilities
Macros & Addons
Every race except for Orcs can play a priest.
Priests can use daggers, one-handed maces, staves, and wands.
Iconic Discipline Priest abilities:
: Increases the healing transferred through
Special Class Hall Rewards
Priests are on the
Conqueror Tier Token
, sharing tier tokens with
Tier 19 set:
Two piece bonus:
Your healing on targets affected by your Power Word: Shield is increased by 30%.
Four piece bonus:
During Rapture, Atonement applied by Power Word: Shield lasts 6 additional sec.
Tier 20 set:
Two piece bonus:
The first bolt of light from your Penance deals an additional 100% damage or heals for an additional 100%.
Four piece bonus:
Power Word: Shield has a 15% chance to cause your next Penance to be free and have 50% reduced cooldown.
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Disc in Legion has changed drastically from Warlords of Draenor, but it bears a familiarity with Mists of Pandaria's iteration. Discipline's absorbs have been heavily dampened with
receiving a cooldown of 7.5 seconds, along with Divine Aegis and Spirit Shell being removed.
has now been pushed to the forefront of the Disc playstyle, with a slight twist in how it has worked in previous expansions. In Mists of Pandaria, damaging an enemy resulted in healing to the most damaged ally; in Warlords of Draenor,
healing went to a damaged ally though not necessarily the MOST damaged; and now in Legion we're in control of who is healed by
in Legion is a buff applied to the target by casting
is applied, damage dealt to enemies is converted to healing on allies with
and is amplified based on your Mastery rating. Disc in Legion is quite a complex, fast paced, and enjoyable spec to play that can deal considerable damage (usually a bit below a tank) and the full healing of any other healer.
My goal through this guide and any post-guide instruction is to give you a better understanding of the practical applications of theorycraft without the fluff that could inhibit your gameplay. Part of this will involve explaining the thought process for WHY you are casting specific spells over others to better instruct you on some of the nuances of healing that others do not explain. Thank you for choosing my guide and I hope you find it instructive.
What makes Discipline Priest Special
Learn more in our
Legion Healing Overview
: A strong believer in the light - almost zealous in their belief, causing them to feel no remorse about damaging enemies of the light. A Discipline priest is a battle healer, smiting down their enemies in order to bravely save their allies. They have adopted the traits of both healing and shadow priests in order to make sure their allies stay alive. The main thing that makes Disc Priests truly special is
: Disc Priests use mana as their resource for spells.
is a passive personal damage taken reduction from melee hits.
is a strong single target damage reduction spell as well as
being strong for a group setting.
: Using their Power Words such as
to shield allies and
to heal allies, Discipline Priests true strength lies in
which makes the damage you do, heal your allies.
on cooldown to attack your enemies as well as keeping
if talented. Keep
allies on cooldown and
are both on the same talent row. These are used for mobility if needed.
is a strong Cooldown for Disc Priests, while it does no direct healing, it allows you to shield many members of your raid.
also does no direct healing but is a mana saver.
is the Disc Priests artifact weapon which not only harnesses the healing power of the holy light but uses that same power to deal damage against your enemies.
: Intellect Cloth
: Specializes group burst healing as well as bits of damage.
: Priests have a variety of vanity glyphs:
to float your Levitate targets on clouds
to change the appearance of your Shadowfiend
to change the appearance of your Shackle Undead spell
to have a more spectral looking
And some toys as well:
: Summons holy orbs or ravens. Sold by
in Light's Hope.
: effect of old Glyph of Confession. Sold by
What's Changed in 7.2.5?
A wide-scale overhaul of the spec has occurred, changing how the spec puts out its healing and shaking up the talent tree heavily.
has been moved to level 100,
has been moved to level 90, and
has been moved to level 75.
's duration has been reduced to 15 seconds without the Contrition Talent.
cost reduced by 20%.
New talent at level 100:
Extends the duration of all active
s by 6 seconds.
now correctly benefits
cost reduced by 25%.
The Mastery effect for Disc has been increased by 7%.
reduces mana costs by 25% (was 20%).
mana cost reduced by 37% and radius increased by 23%.
now has 2 charges, an 18-second recharge, and a cast time of 2 seconds (was 2.5 seconds).
now heals 5 targets (was 6), and now applies 6
s (was 3) at 60% of normal duration (was 100%).
damage has been increased by 14%.
base mana cost increased by 400%, but no longer costs additional mana per
cost increase by 15%.
periodic damage increased by 4%.
New talent at level 75:
's absorption effect is increased by 50%.
moved to level 75, replacing Contrition.
damage increased by 5%.
damage increased by 16%.
now costs 0.5% of base mana (was 1.0%).
at level 15.
's effects are now included in
Check out the
sections for the updates on legendaries and your artifact path!
How to Use the Discipline Priest Guide
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