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Discipline Priest Healing Guide (Legion 7.3)

Last updated on Sep 12, 2017 at 18:54 by Vlad 210 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Discipline Priest healing guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.3. 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 Mend, admin and editor at Focused Will (Discord and Blog for healing Priests). You can also follow Mend 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. Patch 7.3 Changes

  • No notable Patch 7.3 changes.

3. Patch 7.2.5 Changes

  • Several talents were moved around the tiers, but overall the playstyle of the specialisation has remained unchanged.
  • Contrition and The Penitent (talents) were removed (Contrition having been made baseline), while two new talents, Evangelism Icon Evangelism and Sanctuary Icon Sanctuary, were added.
  • Many talents and abilities have received minor buffs.
  • Two new legendary items, Soul of the High Priest Icon Soul of the High Priest and Inner Hallation Icon Inner Hallation, were added.

4. Patch 7.2 Changes

5. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 10 pages:

6. ChangeLog

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  • 12 Sep. 2017 (Netherlight Crucible page): Added Netherlight Crucible page for Discipline Priest.
  • 12 Sep. 2017 (artifact page): Updated relic priority.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (talents page): No changes needed for Patch 7.3.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.3 changes (of which there were none).
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (rotation page): No changes needed for Patch 7.3.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (stats page): No changes needed for Patch 7.3.
  • 28 Aug. 2017 (enchants page): Added Lightforged Augment Rune and new 7.3 epic gems.
  • 06 Jul. 2017 (enchants page): Updated DPS potion to Potion of Prolonged Power.
  • 06 Jul. 2017 (rotation page): Added a section discussing the possibility of using Penance on an ally to heal them.
  • 15 Jun. 2017 (spells page): Updated the page to make sure it accurately reflects changes made in Patch 7.2.5.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (artifact page): Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (rotation page): Considerably revamped the playstyle sections, and made a few other updates to account for Patch 7.2.5 changes.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (enchants page): Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (addons page): Removed Enemy Grid addon suggestion and added a suggestion for using Clique.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (talents page): Updated the talent sections to account for the wide-ranging changes brought about by Patch 7.2.5.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (gear page): Updated the Set Bonus and legendary item recommendations to account for Patch 7.2.5 changes.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (stats page): Page reviewed and deemed updated for 7.2.5.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.2.5 changes.
  • 12 Jun. 2017 (easy mode page): Updated the page to keep it in line with the various changes made to the other parts of the guide.
  • 17 Apr. 2017 (easy mode page): Changed the tier 5 talent recommendation to Contrition.
  • 17 Apr. 2017 (talents page): Updated tier 5 and 6 talent discussions to favour Contrition and Halo respectively.
  • 17 Apr. 2017 (artifact page): Updated the relic priority.
  • 17 Apr. 2017 (gear page): Revamped the legendary item ranking.
  • 28 Mar. 2017 (enchants page): Changed food recommendation to Lavish Suramar Feast.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (stats page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (talents page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (artifact page): Added path for the Artifact traits added in Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (rotation page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (gear page): Updated legendary item ranking.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (enchants page): Updated neck enchant to Mark of the Trained Soldier.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.2 changes.
  • 05 Feb. 2017 (gear page): Removed an outdated mention of Spirit from the page.
  • 29 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated legendary item section (added Velen's Future Sight) and added a mention of Tier 19 Set Bonuses.
  • 29 Jan. 2017 (enchants page): Updated food to no longer recommend Fishbrul Special.
  • 29 Jan. 2017 (rotation page): Removed mentions of using certain trinkets which we no longer recommend.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated trinket recommendations and legendary ranking.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (enchants page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (stats page): Added a mention of how using Drape of Shame affects your stats.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (rotation page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (artifact page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (talents page): Updated talent descriptions to account for Patch 7.1.5, and also slightly modified the wording of some evaluations (though there are no major changes).
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (this page): Added summary of 7.1.5 changes.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (easy mode page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 18 Dec. 2016 (easy mode page): Added easy mode page.
  • 08 Dec. 2016 (talents page): Fixed a mention of Shadow Word: Pain lasting 14 seconds, when it is in fact 18 seconds.
  • 10 Nov. 2016 (talents page): Updated the tier 4 talent evaluation.
  • 10 Nov. 2016 (rotation page): Added a mention of how the Shield Discipline talent affects the playstyle.
  • 10 Nov. 2016 (artifact page): Updated the Relic priority to account for the Shield Discipline talent being recommended for raiding.
  • 02 Nov. 2016 (gear page): Fleshed out alternative trinket options, and updated BiS cloak and one trinket.
  • 31 Oct. 2016 (talents page): Updated the tier 4 and 5 talent evaluations slightly (Power Word: Solace and Contrition are now more viable than before).
  • 25 Oct. 2016 (talents page): Updated Power Word: Solace, Mindbender, Clarity of Will, and Contrition descriptions to account for patch 7.1 changes.
  • 15 Oct. 2016 (rotation page): Added an alternative playstyle for Mythic content.
  • 14 Oct. 2016 (enchants page): Updated the food recommendations to mention the Pepper Breath proc.
  • 22 Sep. 2016 (gear page): Added a mention of the Swarming Plaguehive trinket.
  • 22 Sep. 2016 (enchants page): Added Mark of the Ancient Priestess as an alternative neck enchant.
  • 06 Sep. 2016 (gear page): Added BiS list.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (gear page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (this page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Added.
  • 07 Aug. 2016 (this page): Updated the intro text slightly.
  • 07 Aug. 2016 (rotation page): Made several improvements to the page following Zolvolt's review.
  • 07 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Revised most talent discussions and evaluations following Zolvolt's review.
  • 07 Aug. 2016 (addons page): Added two Discipline Priest macros, as well as the Enemy Grid addon.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Fixed the description of Purge the Wicked to correctly reflect how the talent works.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (this page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (gear page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (addons page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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