Discipline Priest Leveling Guide from 1 to 70 — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Clandon 24 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.

1.

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.

2.

Level by Level Rotation and Talents

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

Level: 60
2.1.

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.

  • Level 10: Shadow Word: Death Icon Shadow Word: Death
  • Level 11: Atonement Icon Atonement
  • Level 12: Death and Madness Icon Death and Madness
  • Level 13: Power of the Dark Side Icon Power of the Dark Side
  • Level 14: Improved Flash Heal Icon Improved Flash Heal
  • Level 15: Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance
  • Level 16: Angelic Feather Icon Angelic Feather
  • Level 17: Schism Icon Schism
  • Level 18: From Darkness Comes Light Icon From Darkness Comes Light
  • Level 19: Dark Indulgence Icon Dark Indulgence
  • Level 20: Sheer Terror Icon Sheer Terror
  • Level 21: Sanctuary Icon Sanctuary
  • Level 22: Holy Nova Icon Holy Nova
  • Level 23: Painful Punishment Icon Painful Punishment
  • Level 24: Spell Warding Icon Spell Warding
  • Level 25: Light's Promise Icon Light's Promise
  • Level 26: Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion
  • Level 27: Bright Pupil Icon Bright Pupil
  • Level 28: Void Shield Icon Void Shield
  • Level 29: Purge the Wicked Icon Purge the Wicked
  • Level 30: Throes of Pain Icon Throes of Pain
  • Level 31: Revel in Purity Icon Revel in Purity
  • Level 32: Throes of Pain Icon Throes of Pain
  • Level 33: Rapture Icon Rapture
  • Level 34: Twist of Fate Icon Twist of Fate
  • Level 35: Pain and Suffering Icon Pain and Suffering
  • Level 36: Twist of Fate Icon Twist of Fate
  • Level 37: Pain and Suffering Icon Pain and Suffering
  • Level 38: Body and Soul Icon Body and Soul
  • Level 39: Castigation Icon Castigation
  • Level 40: Rhapsody Icon Rhapsody
  • Level 41: Abyssal Reverie Icon Abyssal Reverie
  • Level 42: Unwavering Will Icon Unwavering Will
  • Level 43: Abyssal Reverie Icon Abyssal Reverie
  • Level 44: Unwavering Will Icon Unwavering Will
  • Level 45: Borrowed Time Icon Borrowed Time
  • Level 46: Words of the Pious Icon Words of the Pious
  • Level 47: Borrowed Time Icon Borrowed Time
  • Level 48: Twins of the Sun Priestess Icon Twins of the Sun Priestess
  • Level 49: Pain Suppression Icon Pain Suppression
  • Level 50: Divine Star Icon Divine Star
  • Level 51: Void Summoner Icon Void Summoner
  • Level 52: Crystalline Reflection Icon Crystalline Reflection
  • Level 53: Inescapable Torment Icon Inescapable Torment
  • Level 54: Crystalline Reflection Icon Crystalline Reflection
  • Level 55: Mindbender Icon Mindbender
  • Level 56: Essence Devourer Icon Essence Devourer
  • Level 57: Lenience Icon Lenience
  • Level 58: Angel's Mercy Icon Angel's Mercy
  • Level 59: Train of Thought Icon Train of Thought
  • Level 60: Surge of Light Icon Surge of Light
  • Level 61: Harsh Discipline Icon Harsh Discipline
  • Level 62: Surge of Light Icon Surge of Light
  • Level 63: Harsh Discipline Icon Harsh Discipline
  • Level 64: Power Word: Life Icon Power Word: Life
  • Level 65: Blaze of Light Icon Blaze of Light
  • Level 66: Translucent Image Icon Translucent Image
  • Level 67: Blaze of Light Icon Blaze of Light
  • Level 68: Light's Inspiration Icon Light's Inspiration
  • Level 69: Divine Aegis Icon Divine Aegis
  • Level 70: Light's Inspiration Icon Light's Inspiration
2.2.

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 Shadow Word: Death Icon Shadow Word: Death if the target is below 20% hp. Be careful you do not kill yourself with this spell.
  6. Cast Penance Icon Penance on cooldown.
  7. Cast Divine Star Icon Divine Star on cooldown.
  8. Cast Mind Blast Icon Mind Blast on cooldown.
  9. 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 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.

2.3.

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.
3.

Congratulations!

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.

4.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Reviewed for Season 4.
  • 27 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 12 Jul. 2023: Fixed talent tree issue.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 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.
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