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Legion Discipline Priest Quick-Start Guide

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Talent Builds

Raids

This Disc Priest build is focused primarily on the Legion-style of burst healing that we enjoyed last expansion in the raiding environment. Primary goal on setting up consistent bursts of healing within your Schism windows and heavier use of offensive Penance. This build is also incredibly strong for maximizing your damage in a competitive M+ environment.

Discipline Recommended Talents for a Burst-Healing Raid and Aggressive Mythic+ Build

Raids

This Disc Priest build is focused primarily on heavy use of defensive Penance to heal low health players in a raid environment. This build is less focused on large bursts of damage and but will provide significantly higher single target and tank healing.

Discipline Recommended Talents for a Spot-Healing Raid Build

Mythic+

This Disc Priest build is focused on total safety in Mythic+ and works very well on difficult healer affixes like Grievous and Bursting.

Discipline Recommended Talents for a Safe M+ Build

Stats

  1. Intellect
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
  5. Versatility

Haste is the primary focus for raiding and Mythic+ in Battle for Azeroth, but in general, all stats have close enough value that gaining item level is very important.

Gearing and Enchants

Gear in Battle for Azeroth is heavily focused on pursuing item level upgrades on your gear pieces. While Haste will be a primary focus to prepare for raids, if you find a non-Haste piece that is 10 item levels higher than the Haste piece, it is quite likely that the higher ilvl piece will be better. Some exceptions to item level can be rings and some trinkets. A good rule of thumb is to prioritize item level in most slots, but always pursue higher Haste rings, only sacrificing item level if it is a small difference in item level. For further detail, check the gear guide.

A strong enchant to acquire once you receive a strong weapon will be Enchant Weapon - Quick Navigation.

Priority List

Raid Healing
  • Cast Power Word: Shield to maintain Atonement on tanks or to spread before big damage goes out. The rate of use will depend on the damage going out onto the group.
  • Maintain Shadow Word: Pain or Purge the Wicked on as many targets as possible. (If the target will live throughout the full duration of the dot, it is well worth applying.)
  • Cast Penance on cooldown. The decision to cast offensively or defensively will depend on the quantity of Atonement you have out on the group. Only use offensively when there is more than half the raid with Atonement applied at the same time. Otherwise use defensively on damaged allies.
  • Use charges of Power Word: Radiance primarily together to apply mass Atonement before a raid-wide hit goes out.
  • Cast Mindbender or Shadowfiend on cooldown after applying a high quantity of Atonements.
  • Use Evangelism after using your Power Word: Radiance charges to extend the duration of all active Atonement.
  • Use Halo (if talented) on cooldown just after big damage goes out.
  • Cast Smite to do extra damage after ramp up or as filler.
  • Use Shadow Mend as needed to deal with emergency spot healing, generally only if Penance is on cooldown.
Damage Rotation