Discipline Priest Overview
A skilled raid-wide burst healer with superior absorbs and damage-reduction capabilities is the Discipline Priest in Dragonflight. In Atonement, they mark teammates with beneficial buffs to assist them defend against impending damage. This enables the Discipline Priest to deliver significant damage to the boss while healing the marked allies.
Since they "ramp up" their Atonement counts to increase their healing and then rest in between these ramps, Discipline's healing has a natural ebb and flow that offers little healing in between their significant bursts.
Discipline Priest Talent Builds
For a more raid oriented talent build, you can use the following talent loadout.
You can import the Raid talent build with the following loadout code: BAQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAk0SkQaRkWERLlkkkAAAAAAAAAAAAASahWSiINiEBBlSkIJAA
For a more Mythic+ oriented talent build, you can use the following talent loadout.
You can import the Mythic+ talent build with the following loadout code: BAQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAkUICkEpkkkWLlkkIAAAAAAAAAAAAgkWokkISjIRQQpFJSCA
Discipline Priest Stats
For secondary stats, the Discipline Priest has the following:
- Intellect > Haste > Mastery = Critical Strike > Versatility
Critical Strike: Provides a chance to double the damage and healing done by your spells. Overall very solid stat.
Haste: Haste reduces the cooldown of certain spells like Solace, which can greatly improve our efficiency, and also other damage and healing spells, which results in greater throughput. More rapid casts allow for more Atonements to be placed out for specific windows of damage.
Mastery: Mastery: Grace increases all healing and absorbs on targets with Atonement. Once you have a suitable amount of Haste, you will look towards high ilvl gear with both Mastery and Critical Strike on them. If you are more focused on Mythic+/
5mans, you may look for stats that will increase your damage instead of Mastery.
Versatility: Provides a linear gain in outgoing healing and damage, as well as reduction of damage taken. Versatility does NOT double dip with Atonement healing. Only the healing portion affects it.
Best Discipline Priest Consumables
Best Discipline Priest Enchants
Below is a list of the recommended enchants to use on your Discipline Priest gear in Dragonflight.
|Slot||Best Enchant||Cheaper Version|
|Weapon||Sophic Devotion||Sophic Writ|
|Cloak||Graceful Avoidance||Writ of Avoidance|
|Chest||Reserve of Intellect||Waking Stats|
|Bracers||Devotion of Avoidance||Devotion of Avoidance|
|Legs||Temporal Spellthread||Temporal Spellthread|
|Boots||Plainsrunner's Breeze||Plainsrunner's Breeze|
|Ring||Devotion of Haste||Writ of Haste|
Discipline Priest Phials
Overall the best phial for Discipline Priests is Phial of Tepid Versatility, unfortunately Phial of Static Empowerment requires you to stand still and one wrong movement from a mechanic can remove the high intellect buff and reduce the value of your ramp in an instant. Phial of Elemental Chaos is a good universal alternative and in challenging Mythic+ Phial of Tepid Versatility is excellent.
Discipline Priest Combat Potions
There are a couple different potions that have different useful scenarios for Discipline Priests:
Discipline Priest Weapon Buff
For their weapons, Discipline Priests will use Howling Rune in Raiding and Mythic+.
Best Discipline Priest Food
Feast: Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak
Best Discipline Priest Gems
Discipline Priest Rotation and Priority
Standard Rapture and Evangelism Ramps. Updated for 10.0.5
This is your standard Rapture/
When you need to produce heavy party healing, follow the priority list below to maximize your output but be mindful of your mana and focus on reducing the cooldown and using frequent Mindbenders. Keep in mind that even if you do not have Purge the Wicked on the target, you can cast Mind Blast and spell queue (aka mash the Purge the Wicked button mid Mind Blast cast, and you will generate Expiation healing from the hit of Mind Blast.