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.

These lists should give you several gearing paths in Season 2 including Sanctum of Domination, Mythic+, and Tazavesh, the Veiled Market. Give the following guide a read to learn about all gearing options in Shadowlands Season 2.


Sanctum of Domination Recommended Gear for Discipline Priest

Discipline Priest focuses on maximizing item level in most gear slots with a preference towards Haste / Mastery. However, do not sacrifice primary stats for haste. For dungeon-only healing, you'll typically want to prioritize a more haste/crit/vers gearing setup.

This is a guideline of gear to pursue, for a more close-up look be sure to check out Questionably Epic's Live Gear Tool!

Item SlotNameDomination SocketEncounter
WeaponMaledict OpusKel'Thuzad
HelmVeil of the Banshee QueenShard of ZedSylvanas Windrunner
NeckInterplanar KeystoneKel'Thuzad
ShouldersFrame of the False MargraveShard of DyzKel'Thuzad
CloakSelf-Replicating TissueGuardian of the First Ones
ChestSacrificer's Sacramental CassockShard of OthPainsmith Raznal
BracersDesecrator's Keening WristwrapsShard of KyrSylvanas Windrunner
GlovesGrasps of the Clairvoyant SageEye of the Jailer
BeltSash of Duplicitous MagicsShard of TelKel'Thuzad
LegsSorcerer's Headlong LegwrapsThe Tarragrue
BootsSandals of Sacred SymmetryGuardian of the First Ones
RingSworn Oath of the NineThe Nine
RingMiniature Breaking WheelPainsmith Raznal
TrinketInstructor's Divine BellKyrian Calling/WQ
TrinketUnbound ChangelingMists of Tirna Scithe
TrinketFirst Class Healing DistributorTazavesh, the Veiled Market
TrinketEmpyreal OrdnanceOryphrion

Best Shards of Domination for Discipline Priest

Shards of Domination is a new system for Sanctum of Domination gear that provides customizable bonuses by slotting Shards of Domination into specific gear pieces from Sanctum of Domination. By killing more bosses in the Sanctum of Domination raid, these Shards of Domination can be upgraded to become more powerful.

Best Raid Shards of Domination for Discipline Priest

Discipline Priests are mostly focused on a Shard of Domination Build that enhances our healing throughput. As such, for raid, we'll look to maintain the Unholy Rune Word 3-set bonus Chaos Bane and fill with strong Frost Shards.

Raid PriorityShard of Domination
1Shard of Zed
2Shard of Dyz
3Shard of Oth
4Shard of Tel
5Shard of Kyr

Best Mythic+ Shards of Domination for Discipline Priest

Discipline Priests are focused on a Shard of Domination Build that enhances our healing and damage throughput in Mythic+. The 3-set bonus does not work in Mythic+ dungeons, so we don't need 3 Unholy Shards. For the final Shard of Domination, you can use Shard of Dyz or any other offensive Shard.

Mythic+ PriorityShard of Domination
1Shard of Zed
2Shard of Cor
3Shard of Kyr
4Shard of Rev
5Shard of Dyz

For more information on the best Shards of Domination for both Raid and Mythic+, check out our Shards of Domination Discipline Priest page:


Mythic+ Recommended Gear for Discipline Priest

Like the Sanctum of Domination gear list above, this gear setup favors Haste/Mastery as it has synergy with our Ramp/Shell playstyle. For dungeon-only healing, you'll typically want to prioritize a more Haste/Vers/Crit based gearing setup.

Item SlotNameDrop Location
StaffNathrian FerulaHalls of Atonement
Main HandFleshcrafter's KnifeTheater of Pain
Off HandDeathwalker's PromiseTheater of Pain
HelmDepraved Physician's MaskPlaguefall
NeckSin Stained PendantHalls of Atonement
ShouldersReanimator's MantleThe Necrotic Wake
BackDrape of Twisted LoyaltiesSpires of Ascension
ChestSinister Requiem VestmentsSpires of Ascension
BracersDeathshackle WristwrapsMists of Tirna Scithe
GlovesStonefiend Shaper's MittsHalls of Atonement
BeltKin-Tara's Baleful CordSpires of Ascension
LegsMueh'zala's Hexthread SarongDe Other Side
BootsDark Stride FootwrapsSpires of Ascension
RingDeath God's SignetDe Other Side
RingBloodoath SignetTheater of Pain
RingStitchflesh's Misplaced SignetThe Necrotic Wake
TrinketSoulletting RubyTheater of Pain
TrinketUnbound ChangelingMists of Tirna Scithe
TrinketFirst Class Healing DistributorTazavesh, the Veiled Market

Notable Tazavesh Gear for Discipline Priest

With Patch 9.1 comes the release of Tazavesh, the Veiled Market, a Mythic-only megadungeon for Shadowlands. Because this dungeon only has one difficulty option, all loot will drop at 226 item level on the normal Mythic but the hardmode will drop 233 pieces.

Item SlotNameEncounter
WeaponsStaff of Fractured Spacetime (Staff)So'leah
Gluttonous Rondel (Main Hand)The Grand Menagerie
Acoustically Alluring Censer (Off-Hand)Myza's Oasis
TrinketsSo'leah's Secret TechniqueSo'leah

The weapons from Tazavesh are great ways to nab a 226/233 weapon quickly without having to enter Mythic+. The listed trinket offers fairly solid stats early on when you're still trying to obtain your best trinkets. Check the trinket section below to see how they compare.

Best Discipline Priest Trinkets in Shadowlands

As healers, we usually have the option for mana regeneration trinkets or throughput trinkets depending on the situation. However, current Shadowlands trinket options that provide additional mana are practically nonexistent. As such, we'll primarily focus on healing throughput trinkets.

Due to gear being able to scale in a variety of content (Mythic+ and Raid), I'll typically list out the overall ranking of trinkets in order assuming equal iLvl. Significant item level differences will influence your selection.

Throughput Trinkets

In regard to throughput trinkets, healers tend to dislike random proc trinkets as we can't always utilize the extra throughput at that particular moment in the fight. As such, on-use effects and stat sticks are highly favored. Also worth noting: that Boon of the Ascended can have varying cooldowns depending on the encounters and the value of Spheres' Harmony or Effusive Anima Accelerator on the particular fight. You will look for one passive/stat stick trinket and one on-use depending on Boon's cooldown on the encounter.

The S-Tier Trinkets in particular will depend on Boon of the Ascended's cooldown timing throughout the encounter and where the extra boost is needed the most.

GradeTrinketDrop LocationNotes
SInstructor's Divine BellKyrian Calling/WQ Reward
SUnbound ChangelingMists of Tirna Scithe
SSoulletting RubyTheater of Pain
SEmpyreal OrdnanceSpires of Ascension
ATitanic Ocular GlandEye of the Jailer
AFirst Class Healing DistributorTazavesh, the Veiled Market
ACabalist's HymnalSire Denathrius - Castle Nathria
ASinful Gladiator's Badge of FerocityPvPPotential for 1 min Boon
BForbidden Necromantic TomeKel'Thuzad
BTome of InsightKorthian Armaments - Korthia
BSunblood AmethystHalls of Atonement
BTuft of Smoldering PlumageSun King's Salvation - Castle NathriaMythic+ Priority - Poor in raid
BInscrutable Quantum DeviceDe Other Side
C-Macabre Sheet MusicThe Council of Blood - Castle Nathria
C-Vial of Spectral EssenceTheater of Pain
C-Lingering SunmoteSanguine Depths
C-Overflowing Anima CageSanguine Depths
C-Boon of the ArchonSpires of Ascension

Best Items to Upgrade with Valor Points for Discipline Priest in Shadowlands

When upgrading Mythic+ items to 220 with Valor, you'll prioritize items that give you the most value, which tends to be weapons and trinkets. I've noted the strongest selections for these gear slots below.

You'll then want to prioritize gear slots with higher stat budgets like helms, chests, and legs, especially if these gear slots are some of your lowest item level gear pieces. Next will be shoulders, gloves, belt, and boots. Finally, fill the remaining gear pieces by lowest item level slots. Please see the Mythic+ Gear List for suggestion on which specific pieces of gear to upgrade.

SlotItemSourceNotes
WeaponNathrian FerulaHalls of AtonementGenerally our best itemized weapon from Mythic+.
TrinketsSoulletting RubyTheater of PainStrong trinket for Mythic+ and should be a priority to upgrade if you'll also use it in raid with Boon.
Empyreal OrdnanceSpires of AscensionStrong trinket for raiding and casting during a Boon of the Ascended ramp.
Unbound ChangelingMists of Tirna ScitheThe other strong trinket from Mythic+ with a variable secondary stat buff.

Items to Prioritize in the Great Vault for Discipline Priest in Shadowlands

When selecting your weekly reward from the Great Vault, you'll prefer higher item level pieces when possible. Prioritize weapons early, since they give the most throughput for a single item upgrade. High priority trinkets will be your next best option, followed by items with a higher stat budget (typically Helms, Chests, and Legs followed by Shoulders, Gloves, Belt, and Boots).

Continue to favor high stat budget items over low stat ones. If there's a particular item in your gear set with a low item level then you can also select that over making minor item level upgrades to other pieces. As a bit of a cheat sheet:

Weapons → High Value Trinkets → High Stat Budget Gear (Helms, Chests, and Legs) → Large Item Level Upgrades → Everything Else

For more information on how the Great Vaults works, please see the following guide:

Stat Priorities for Discipline Priests in Shadowlands

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