Discipline Priest Best Legendaries in Shadowlands — Shadowlands 9.2
Legendary Powers are targetable, unique effects that you can imbue certain base items with through the Runecarving system. In Shadowlands, these enable you to customize your Discipline Priest, drastically improving your performance, and are arguably the most important aspect of your gear.
The purpose of this page is to help you pick the right legendary powers (and item slots for them) for your character, depending on the content you are interested in.
Introduction: Legendaries in Shadowlands
By heading into Torghast, you will be able to create gear with Legendary Powers through the new Runecarving system. These powers boost your abilities in a unique way, but you can only wear one of them at a time. This guide will list, explain, and rank each power, so that you can understand which are the best ones to use on any given situation.
Best Legendaries for Discipline Priest
Bolded slots are preferable due to carrying more stats than the alternative options, thus making better use of the higher item budget and customized stats of Legendaries, or avoiding a slot with a Domination Socket.
|All Content||Unity||Belt||Provided as a campaign reward in Zereth Mortis|
|Raiding||Clarity of Mind||Chest or Finger||Castle Nathria (Sludgefist)|
|Raiding and Mythic+||The Penitent One||Cloak or Boots||Torghast (The Soulforges, Layer 3+)|
Covenant Specific Legendaries for Discipline Priest
Kyrian's Spheres' Harmony grants up to a minute in cooldown reduction for Boon of the Ascended. The required stacks to reach maximum cooldown reduction is very simple to reach and should be achievable in most situations. In mythic plus content, this legendary provides significant benefit, allowing you to get far more Boon casts off over the course of the dungeon. In raids however, this legendaries viability is left at the mercy of the encounters design. Some encounters may have mechanic timers that result in this legendary providing very little value if not no value at all.
Venthyr's Shadow Word: Manipulation provides a significant buff to your critical strike upon either of the debuffs applied by Mindgames being consumed. While this legendary provides an overall more consistent value in a raiding environment than Spheres' Harmony due to its lack of reliance on encounter timers, you do need to stay aware of the need for the boss or target of your Mindgames cast to take an action to consume either of the debuffs.
Necrolord's Pallid Command summons a Brooding Cleric upon cast of Unholy Nova which will passively heal for you. Despite this legendary dealing damage for the Shadow Specicialization, it will only provide healing for Discipline.
Night Fae's Bwonsamdi's Pact provides an additional mask that allows you to enhance the effects of an existing mask. Unfortunately, due to the poor performance of the covenant as a whole for Discipline, this legendary does nothing to change that.
The Addition of the Unity Legendary in 9.2
The Unity Legendary power added in 9.2 allows us to use the covenant specific legendaries discussed above without needing to craft each one individually. When you change covenants, the Unity legendary will swap its current effect based on your active covenant. You also have the ability to craft Unity on any slot instead of only being restricted to the few a normal legendary would be restricted to.
Please note that in order to wear double legendary in 9.2, Unity must be one of those two legendaries. A normally crafted covenant legendary will not allow you to wear two legendaries.
Best Raiding Legendaries for Discipline Priest
While raiding as a Kyrian Discipline Priest, your go to legendaries will be Clarity of Mind and Unity. Clarity of Mind allows you to get significantly longer atonements out via Rapture to allow better usage of Boon of the Ascended. The Unity power for Kyrian provides cooldown reduction for Boon, which in some situations where the encounters timers allow you to utilize this well can be very powerful and in other situations provide almost no value at all.
While raiding as a Venthyr Discipline Priest, you have a few options that will be determined on a fight by fight basis. You will always use Unity to be able to utilize double legendary. Your second legendary will be either Clarity of Mind or The Penitent One. Clarity of Mind for venthyr allows you to increase the strength of your Rapture ramps by a decent amount via the Atonement extension. The Penitent One gains significant value once you have access to your 4 piece tier set bonus.
Night Fae and Necrolord
Best Mythic+ Legendaries for Discipline Priest
In mythic plus content, once you have access to your 4 piece tier set bonus our recommendation is to utilize Unity and The Penitent One. Prior to getting access to the 4 piece bonus or in other very specific circumstances, you can consider Twins of the Sun Priestess as an alternative option.
Best Torghast Legendaries for Discipline Priest
If you plan on running Torghast with a group of people, consider referring to the Mythic+ recommendations if your group is large enough that you have to heal for most of the time.
Otherwise, the recommendations below assume you are running solo or with only 1 or 2 extra players, in which case improving your own power is the most important consideration.
- 22 Feb. 2022: Page updated for Patch 9.2.
- 01 Nov. 2021: Reviewed and approved for Patch 9.1.5.
- 29 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
- 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
- 10 Feb. 2021: Removed mention of a legendary due to an existing bug/unintended interaction causing it to no longer be recommended.
- 21 Nov. 2020: Page added.
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