Shadowlands Discipline Priest Guide

Discipline Priest Gear and BIS in Shadowlands

Gear is one of the most important elements in WoW to strengthen your Discipline Priest, providing massive amounts of stats as well as armor, procs, and set bonuses.

In this guide, we will explain how to obtain the best gear for your Discipline Priest in Shadowlands and how to check if a piece is BiS, an upgrade or just bad. This guide will help you select the best pieces of gear from Dungeons and Raids in Shadowlands, whether they be weapons, trinkets, or armor.

Recommended Gear for Discipline Priests in Shadowlands

What is the BIS Discipline Priest gear?

With many different sources of gearing and loot scarcity in Shadowlands, targeting your absolute Best in Slot gear isn't entirely realistic; instead, we've created a Best in Slot list from the ideal Discipline Priest raid drops found in Shadowlands, from Mythic Dungeons, to help you decide what to prioritize.

Disc Priest will primarily focus on maximizing item level in most gear slots, with rings and trinkets. For example, a low-level Crit/Haste ring (desirable Disc stats) can be replaced by a significantly higher item level Vers/Masteryring, especially if it also has a socket.

In this list there are a lot of non-haste items described here. This is because World Boss loot will be about 23 item levels HIGHER than Mythic 0 quality loot. When Mythic+ comes out, you'll more easily be able to focus on dungeon loot to fill out some missing slots.

Castle Nathria Best in Slot Gear for Discipline Priests

ItemBossDungeon
StaffSinbearer's Absolution StaffSire DenathriusCastle Nathria
Main HandSinstealer's Sentencing GavelSire DenathriusCastle Nathria
Off HandMaster Stonewright's ChiselGeneral KaalCastle Nathria
HelmConfidant's Favored CapLady Inerva DarkveinCastle Nathria
NeckCharm of Eternal WinterHuntsman AltimorCastle Nathria
ShouldersShawl of the PenitentSire DenathriusCastle Nathria
BackCrest of the Legionnaire GeneralGeneral KaalCastle Nathria
ChestRobes of the Cursed CommandoGeneral KaalCastle Nathria
BracersGrim Pursuant's MailleHuntsman AltimorCastle Nathria
GlovesImpossibly Oversized MittsSludgefistCastle Nathria
BeltShadewarped SashArtificer Xy'moxCastle Nathria
LegsLeggings of Lethal ReverberationsSludgefistCastle Nathria
BootsSlippers of the Forgotten HereticShriekwingCastle Nathria
RingRitualist's Treasured RingLady Inerva DarkveinCastle Nathria
RingMost Regal Signet of Sire DenathriusSire DenathriusCastle Nathria
TrinketCabalist's HymnalSire DenathriusCastle Nathria
TrinketSinful Gladiator's Badge of FerocityPvP VendorOribos

Pre-Raid Best in Slot Gear for Discipline Priests

ItemBossDungeon
StaffNathrian FerulaLord ChamberlainHalls of Atonement
Main HandFleshcrafter's KnifeXav the UnfallenTheater of Pain
Off HandDeathwalker's PromiseMordretha, the Endless EmpressTheater of Pain
HelmDepraved Physician's MaskDoctor IckusPlaguefall
NeckMuckformed Chain ChokerNurgash MuckformedRevendreth
ShouldersSinstone ShoulderpaddingNurgash MuckformedRevendreth
BackShroud of the PenitentValinorBastion
ChestSinister Requiem VestmentsDevosSpires of Ascension
BracersComfortable SlumberwrapsNurgash MuckformedRevendreth
GlovesDoubtweaver's HandwrapsValinorBastion
BeltSpine Crawler WaistcordMortanisMaldraxxus
LegsMueh'zala's Hexthread SarongMueh'zalaDe Other Side
BootsSlippers of the Leafy UndergrowthOranomonos the EverbranchingArdenweald
RingBand of the Risen BonelordMortanisMaldraxxus
RingTwisted Witherroot BandOranomonos the EverbranchingArdenweald
RingDeath God's SignetMueh'zalaDe Other Side
RingBloodoath SignetDessia the DecapitatorTheater of Pain
TrinketUnbound ChangelingIngra MalochMists of Tirna Scithe
TrinketDarkmoon Deck: ReposeCraftingN/A

Trinkets

When playing with Spirit Shell your goal is to have one on-use, ideally Sinful Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity to align with the 1 minute cooldown of Spirit Shell. There are many dungeons with on-use affects ranging from 1.5 min to 3 minutes that can also be useful if you prefer not to pvp. After getting one of those on-use options, pairing it with a passive option like the one linked below is ideal. One exception to this is Empyreal Ordnance which can be utilized before a ramp then paired with your PvP badge to have a massive intellect boost to your Spirit Shell once every 3 minutes. Linked below are some other solid options that you can look for when gearing.

Slots to Prioritize in the Great Vault

If you checked the Castle Nathria loot list above, there are a great many of haste-heavy items that feature very high item level from Sire Denathrius and Stone Legion Generals. Outside of those excellent pieces, there are a couple slots that have poor itemization and you can use PvP or the Great Vault to fill in those gaps. In general you would want to pursue your biggest slot upgrade but when facing many equal item level options you can opt for slots that are not easily replaced, like those not featured off the final two bosses.

Primary slots to aim for improving from the Great Vault would be:

  • Neck
  • Wrists
  • Gloves
  • Boots

Weapons

Currently, there is no major difference between selecting a Main Hand + an Off Hand versus a Staff for Priest. There is potential for Leech/Avoidance/Speed procs on multiple items but generally, you'll want to focus on maximizing item level/spell power gains.When it comes to weapons from the raid. Stone Legion and Sire Denathrius drop their highest respective item level tokens and as a result should be the focus for which tokens to prioritize.

Sire's token will allow you to instantly get the highest item level staff Sinbearer's Absolution Staff which should be your focus.

Stat Priorities for Discipline Priests in Shadowlands

For a more in-depth look at stats, check out our Disc Priest Stat Priority Guide.