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 3 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 3.

Sepulcher of the First Ones 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 SlotNameEncounter
WeaponAntumbra, Shadow of the CosmosRygelon
Off HandForbidden TruthThe Jailer
HelmAmice of the EmpyreanAnduin Wrynn
NeckWorldkiller IrisThe Jailer
ShouldersCapelet of the EmpyreanKin'tessa - Lords of Dread
CloakShroud of the Sire's ChosenKin'tessa - Lords of Dread
ChestHabit of the EmpyreanRygelon
BracersCuffs of the Covert CommanderKin'tessa - Lords of Dread
GlovesBindings of the Banished OneThe Jailer
BeltSash of the Silent SonataDausegne
LegsLeggings of the EmpyreanHalondrus
BootsStolen Nathrian SlippersArtificer Xy'mox
RingSoulwarped Seal of WrynnAnduin Wrynn
RingLoquacious Keeper's PeridotLihuvim
TrinketElegy of the EternalsPrototype of War - Prototype Pantheon

Tier Set Bonus for Discipline Priest

Eternity's End see the return of Tier Sets to WoW. This time around, tier sets will be available from all forms of content, Raiding, Mythic+, and PvP, pieces can even come from the Great Vault. While any combination of four of the five pieces can be used, Discipline Priests prefer to equip Helm, Shoulders, Chest, and Legs, assuming the same item level. Rule of thumb is to use the highest ilvl pieces available to you.

This set helps enable Venthyr double legendary at end-game providing a strong and reliable buff to Penance damage every time the Discipline Priest is ramping.

The set is composed of five pieces of gear:

To unlock the tier set bonus, Discipline Priests prefer equipping tier pieces on Gloves, Shoulder, Chest, and Legs. However, you can use any 4 combination of the five pieces, aiming to achieve the highest overall item level.

Patch 9.2 allows players to use two legendary pieces at the same time, once they progress further enough in the campaign. This opens new ways for players to interact with the Covenant and Legendary system.

Learn more about what Legendaries should Discipline Priest use in our Discipline Priest Legendary Guide.

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

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, Discipline tends 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. You will look for one passive/stat stick trinket and one on-use.

GradeTrinketDrop LocationNotes
SInstructor's Divine BellNew versions in S3 are nerfed but old versions are still very powerful
SScrawled Word of RecallThe Nine - Ideally utilized with 2x lego + tier set
SSoulletting RubyTheater of Pain
SForbidden Necromantic TomeKel'Thuzad
SSo'leah's Secret TechniqueTazavesh, the Veiled Market
ATitanic Ocular GlandEye of the Jailer
AUnbound ChangelingMists of Tirna Scithe
ASinful Gladiator's Badge of FerocityPvPPotential for 1 min Boon
BSunblood AmethystHalls of Atonement
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:

Tier Set → 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.