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Discipline Priest Healing Guide (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Sep 22, 2016 at 20:07 by Vlad 115 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Discipline Priest healing guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Discipline Priest in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

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. Class Overview

The Discipline specialisation relies on healing players through dealing damage (thanks to the Atonement Icon Atonement passive), but also has traditional heals and absorption spells. Healing through dealing damage allows them to contribute to the raid's DPS while still performing well as a healer. Discipline Priests provide the greatest burst healing in the game, and they are also able to contribute DPS to the raid.

Balancing healing and dealing damage can be difficult to master at first, and, Discipline Priests suffer whenever there is no target to attack, making the specialisation quite challenging overall.

In order to properly play a healing role, you will need more than just class-specific information. To better understand healing in general, we recommend that you read our healing guide.

2. Significant Legion Changes

The Discipline specialisation has changed drastically from Warlords of Draenor. We list the most important changes below.

  • Atonement Icon Atonement has now become the primary means of healing players (by dealing damage).
  • Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield no longer applies Weakened Soul, Divine Aegis has been removed, and the Discipline Mastery no longer improves absorbs, but instead improves Atonement healing.
  • Borrowed Time and Rapture have been removed (although a different ability with the name of Rapture Icon Rapture has been introduced).
  • Shadowfiend Icon Shadowfiend no longer restores Mana.
  • Penance Icon Penance can now only be used to deal damage (unless you take a specific talent to allow it to heal).
  • Flash Heal, Prayer of Mending, and Prayer of Healing have been removed.
  • Two new abilities have been introduced and are part of the regular rotation/playstyle: Plea Icon Plea and Shadow Mend Icon Shadow Mend.

3. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 8 pages:

4. ChangeLog

  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 07 Aug. 2016: Updated the intro text slightly.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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