Discipline Priest Overview
Hello everyone and welcome to the Legion Discipline Priest Guide! 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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Discipline 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 Discipline 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. Discipline 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 decent healing (usually a bit below a full 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
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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 Discipline Priests truly special is
: Discipline 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 Discipline 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 Discipline 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.
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
Not sure what race to play? Below is a breakdown of each race for this spec among players with updated
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Priests have a variety of vanity glyphs:
to float your Levitate targets on clouds,
to change the appearance of your Shadow Fiend,
to change the appearance of your Shackle Undead spell, and
to have a more spectral looking
They can equip the legendary weapons
All of these items are sold by
: Summons holy orbs or ravens.
: effect of old Glyph of Confession
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