Discipline Priest Dragonflight Leveling Guide From 1 to 60 (Dragonflight 10.1)

Last updated on May 01, 2023 at 21:40 by Clandon 6 comments

On this page, you will find our level by level Discipline Priest leveling guide for Dragonflight. Make sure to use the slider to make the guide adapt to your level. For more general leveling information, please refer to our Priest leveling guide.


Gear Options

When leveling as a Discipline Priest, always target the gear with the highest item level available. Looking for specific stats on leveling gear will not matter as you will most likely have a fairly large item level gap on items when you get another of the same slot.


Level by Level Rotation and Talents

Move the slider below to make the guide update to your level!

Level: 60

Talents to Level up as a Discipline Priest

Your first talent point unlocks at Level 10.

Your talent setup should be as follows if you plan on questing and doing open-world content.


Rotation to Level Up as a Discipline Priest

  1. Cast Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield on yourself if your hp has begun to drop.
  2. Cast Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion on cooldown.
  3. Maintain Shadow Word: Pain Icon Shadow Word: Pain / Purge the Wicked Icon Purge the Wicked on all targets unless the target will die before a significant portion of the DoT ticks.
  4. Cast Shadowfiend Icon Shadowfiend/Mindbender Icon Mindbender on cooldown unless you need to hold it for healing purposes.
  5. Cast Schism Icon Schism on cooldown.
  6. Cast Shadow Word: Death Icon Shadow Word: Death if the target is below 20% hp. Be careful you do not kill yourself with this spell as you will take damage equal to what it deals with if the spell does not kill its target.
  7. Cast Mindgames Icon Mindgames on cooldown.
  8. Cast Penance Icon Penance on cooldown.
  9. Cast Divine Star Icon Divine Star on cooldown.
  10. Cast Mind Blast Icon Mind Blast on cooldown.
  11. Cast Smite Icon Smite as your filler.

Starting at level 15, you can queue for dungeons with the in-game group finder. As a healer, this will be the faster method of leveling as well as giving you valuable experience in healing as a Discipline Priest. The following is a general priority list of healing spells in dungeons:

  1. Cast Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield on cooldown if a player is taking damage.
  2. Cast Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance when it is available and you have multiple people that need atonement at the same time.
  3. Cast Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal or Renew Icon Renew when you need to direct heal someone or to apply Atonement Icon Atonement.

In addition to these baseline abilities, there is a passive effect that is crucial to understand leveling as a Discipline Priest:

Atonement Icon Atonement causes your damaging spells to heal all targets with Atonement on them. It is crucial that you DPS to utilize your Atonements applied instead of getting stuck in the habit of spamming direct heals. Follow the healing spell priority list above to apply Atonement and then once all players taking damage have Atonement on them, follow the damage spell priority list.


Discipline Priest War Mode Talents for Leveling

  1. Inner Light and Shadow Icon Inner Light and Shadow is a toggleable ability that grants you either 10% increased spell damage and Atonement Icon Atonement healing or 15% less Mana cost on healing spells. Leaving this on the damage increase portion while leveling will result in a solid DPS and survivability gain.
  2. Eternal Rest Icon Eternal Rest reduces the cooldown of Shadow Word: Death Icon Shadow Word: Death by 12 seconds giving you access to this powerful spell much more often.
  3. Dark Archangel Icon Dark Archangel increases your damage and the damage of all allies with your Atonement Icon Atonement by 15% for 8 seconds. This is great for small group world content where giving your group a DPS buff will be more impactful than taking a small boost to your own damage via any of the above three talents.


Congratulations on reaching Level 70! Now that you have hit Level 70 we recommend looking at our Easy mode page and Talents section to learn how to play at max level.



  • 01 May 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.
  • 21 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
Show more
Show less