Discipline Priest Patch 9.1 Changes Analysis — Shadowlands 9.1

Last updated on Jun 07, 2021 at 12:44 by Clandon 19 comments
General Information

On this page, we tell you how the Patch 9.1 changes for Discipline Priest affect the spec and what the current state of theorycrafting is.


Discipline Priest Patch 9.1 Changes Overview

For this section of the guide I will go over all the important changes you need to know as a Discipline Priest going into Patch 9.1 of Shadowlands. A full list of Priest changes can be found on our dedicated Patch 9.1 Priest Changes page. This page is an active work-in-progress and will be updated as new content is added to the PTR. These changes are not live yet.

For a specific list of changes for the entire patch you can check out the Patch 9.1 overview page.


Talent Changes for Patch 9.1

Spirit Shell Icon Spirit Shell is seeing a 30-second nerf to its cooldown, making it one minute and 30 seconds instead of its current one minute. This nerf increases the potential viability of Evangelism Icon Evangelism going into the next raid tier. It is currently too early to tell what will be played primarily for that talent row as that decision will be heavily influenced by the encounters' damage patterns.


New Legendaries for Patch 9.1

Spheres' Harmony Icon Spheres' Harmony is a new legendary for Kyrian Priests that augments Boon of the Ascended Icon Boon of the Ascended. For every stack of Boon consumed by Ascended Eruption, Boon's cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds, up to a maximum of 60 seconds off. This legendary has potential in raids, depending on the encounter, and looks very powerful for Mythic+. In its current state, expect to be crafting this legendary if you are Kyrian.

Shadow Word: Manipulation Icon Shadow Word: Manipulation is a new legendary for Venthyr Priests that causes Mindgames Icon Mindgames to last an additional 3 seconds, reverse an additional 10% damage or healing, and when one of the debuffs is consumed, increase your critical strike chance by 3% for each second remaining. Unfortunately, this legendary does not compare to the power gained from other available Legendaries in either content type and will likely not see play.

Pallid Command Icon Pallid Command is a new legendary for Necrolord priests that grants you a Maldraxxi Champion to aid you in combat when you cast Unholy Nova Icon Unholy Nova. Unfortunately, this effect does not currently seem anywhere near strong enough to increase the viability of Necrolord for Discipline Priest.

Bwonsamdi's Pact Icon Bwonsamdi's Pact is a new legendary for Night Fae Priests that gives you a haunted mask that copies the effect of an existing faerie on its current target. Unfortunately, this effect does not currently seem anywhere near strong enough to increase the viability of Night Fae for Discipline Priest.



  • 07 Jun. 2021: Added new covenant legendaries.
  • 04 May 2021: Page created with initial information.
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