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Discipline Priest Healing Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.1.5)

Last updated on Feb 05, 2017 at 10:43 by Vlad 165 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Discipline Priests. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

The other pages of our Discipline Priest guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Zolvolt, officer and long-time healing Priest of Exiled Legion, whom you can follow on Twitter.

1. Best in Slot List

We are currently not recommending a best in slot list, but we do make some important trinket recommendations (below).

2. Trinket Recommendations

Make sure to be prioritising Mana trinkets. Amalgam's Seventh Spine Icon Amalgam's Seventh Spine is best, as mentioned above (unless your Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield usage is low, which should not be the case). For the second slot, the best choice is Darkmoon Deck: Promises Icon Darkmoon Deck: Promises, while Cocoon of Enforced Solitude Icon Cocoon of Enforced Solitude (from Elerethe Renferal) is a good alternative.

Fluctuating Energy Icon Fluctuating Energy (from Return to Karazhan) is another interesting choice. This trinket by default has 2RPPM, which makes it decent. However, its true strength comes when you also equip Robes of the Ancient Chronicle Icon Robes of the Ancient Chronicle, which drops from Nightbane in Return to Karazhan. With both equipped, the trinket proc effect is increased by 30%, which results in a significant gain.

Aside from trinkets, Ring of Collapsing Futures Icon Ring of Collapsing Futures drops from Return to Karazhan and is an interesting option. This 15-second on use procs 48,000 Shadow damage to an enemy, also triggering Atonement Icon Atonement healing.

3. Tier 19 Set Bonuses

The 4-piece Tier 19 Set Bonus is extremely strong for Discipline Priests, and therefore very desirable. It increases the duration of Atonement Icon Atonement buffs applied by Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield during Rapture Icon Rapture by 6 seconds, which can allow you to produce some amazing burst healing.

The 2-piece bonus is not very good, although it is not terrible.

4. Legendary Items

Legendary items have a high item level of 910, which makes them extremely strong. They are so strong, in fact, that a legendary item is always going to be worth equipping over any other item you might have in that slot.

However, there is a limitation on the number of legendary items you can have equipped at any one time (by default 1, but by now most players should be able to equip 2). Since some legendary items are better than others, if you have more items than the limit, you will have to choose which ones to equip.

Below, we will do our best to guide you through this process, as well as provide any other relevant information.

Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus Icon Prydaz, Xavaric's Magnum Opus is simply too good not to use in any situation, earning it the top spot on the list of legendaries.

Cord of Maiev, Priestess of the Moon Icon Cord of Maiev, Priestess of the Moon is strong, in that it brings you additional damage and healing through more frequent casts of Penance Icon Penance. However, since it only procs off of Smite Icon Smite, it deters you from using Power Word: Solace Icon Power Word: Solace, and more importantly, Schism Icon Schism. Additionally, casting Penance more frequently means spending more Mana. We rank it second.

Velen's Future Sight Icon Velen's Future Sight is a very powerful trinket, and is thus ranked highly in our list as well.

Norgannon's Foresight Icon Norgannon's Foresight is strong for Discipline by allowing casting on the move, which comes in handy especially for Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance. If, however, the fight does not require mobility, this item should ideally not be used.

N'ero, Band of Promises Icon N'ero, Band of Promises has a lot of power behind it. If every member of your raid is in Power Word: Barrier Icon Power Word: Barrier, then a single Penance Icon Penance will hit 20 people at once. Not only that, but the item also works in conjunction with  Icon Barrier for the Devoted, which doubles the healing of the Penance heal on all 20 players. Add a  Icon Power of the Dark Side buff on top of that and you will have a tremendous amount of healing in that one Penance. The result is that this item is very strong on fights where a lot of your raid is stacked up, but it is still usable on other fights as well.

Xalan the Feared's Clench Icon Xalan the Feared's Clench is decent, especially on long encounters, provided that you can keep Atonement Icon Atonement up on yourself.

Estel, Dejahna's Inspiration Icon Estel, Dejahna's Inspiration is a tricky legendary to use due to the amount of Mana you will "waste" on Plea Icon Plea casts; since Mana is so valuable to Discipline Priests for use during periods of intense damage, this item is not recommended.

Sephuz's Secret Icon Sephuz's Secret is definitely the worst legendary, and should only be used if you have no other legendaries to use instead of it. The notable exception is if the fight allows you to frequently dispel, which triggers the item, in which case it is very strong.

Kam Xi'raff Icon Kam Xi'raff is not very appealing given the overall Discipline playstyle, and since it provides no throughput increase on its own.

Skjoldr, Sanctuary of Ivagont Icon Skjoldr, Sanctuary of Ivagont is something you will generally look to avoid, given the much better options.

5. Loot Competition

Discipline Priests use Cloth Armor with Intellect as their main stats.

Therefore, apart from other Discipline Priests, they will also be competing for items with the classes listed below:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Demon Hunters, Paladins, Holy/Shadow Priests, and Warlocks
Cloth Armor Mages, Holy/Shadow Priests, and Warlocks
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Everyone
Trinkets Balance and Restoration Druids, Mages, Mistweaver Monks, Holy Paladins, Holy and Shadow Priests, Elemental and Restoration Shamans, and Warlocks

6. ChangeLog

  • 05 Feb. 2017: Removed an outdated mention of Spirit from the page.
  • 29 Jan. 2017: Updated legendary item section (added Velen's Future Sight) and added a mention of Tier 19 Set Bonuses.
  • 10 Jan. 2017: Updated trinket recommendations and legendary ranking.
  • 02 Nov. 2016: Fleshed out alternative trinket options, and updated BiS cloak and one trinket.
  • 22 Sep. 2016: Added a mention of the Swarming Plaguehive trinket.
  • 06 Sep. 2016: Added BiS list.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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