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Discipline Priest Healing Guide in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated Yesterday at 02:45 by Mend 23 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Discipline Priest healing guide for World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1. Here, you will learn everything you need to know about playing a Discipline Priest in a raid environment and in Mythic+ dungeons.

About Our Author

This guide is written and maintained by Mend, admin and editor at Focused Will (join them on Discord or read their Blog for healing Priests) and is reviewed by the staff at Focused Will. You can follow Mend on Twitter or Twitch.

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 Discipline Priests 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 but through research and practice can be one of the more rewarding specialisations to play in the game.

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 8.0.1 Changes for Discipline Priests

  • Light's Wrath has been removed.
  • Plea has been removed.
  • Damage proc trinkets no longer transfer healing through Atonement and have been removed from our loot table.
  • Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield no longer has a cooldown.
  • Rapture Icon Rapture has been reworked to buff the amount of the absorb from Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield.
  • Atonement Icon Atonement no longer is directly affected by Mastery and has a flat 60% healing transfer rate from damage.
  • Power Word: Fortitude Icon Power Word: Fortitude is a Stamina buff that has been added
  • Holy Nova Icon Holy Nova has been added as a spammable Area of Effect spell.
  • Desperate Prayer Icon Desperate Prayer has been added. It was formerly a Holy-only spell.
  • Power of the Dark Side Icon Power of the Dark Side has been added as a baseline spell (formerly was a trait on our artifact weapon, Light's Wrath).
  • Mastery: Grace Icon Mastery: Grace replaces Mastery: Absolution.
  • Sins of the Many Icon Sins of the Many was added as a talent providing a damage / healing buff decreasing with each Atonement in your group.
  • Contrition Icon Contrition was added as a talent to provide Atonement healing when using Penance defensively (on an ally).
  • Lenience Icon Lenience was added as a talent.
  • Luminous Barrier Icon Luminous Barrier was added as a talent that provides an absorb to all targets within 40 yards but replaces Power Word: Barrier.

3. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 13 pages:

4. ChangeLog

  • 13 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (stats page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (rotation page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 13 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Additions made to recommended traits for Dungeons and Mythic+.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (mythic+ page): Added page.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (easy mode page): Added the Azerite section.
  • 11 Aug. 2018 (bosses page): Added page with raid advice for Uldir.
  • 10 Aug. 2018 (azerite traits and gear page): Updated entire page to reflect all Azerite trait rankings and updated spec specific priority.
  • 10 Aug. 2018 (enchants page): Updated for the Battle for Azeroth expansion.
  • 10 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Updated for the Battle for Azeroth expansion.
  • 08 Aug. 2018 (gear page): Replaced Kil'jaeden's Burning Wish with Muze's Unwavering Will for preferred leveling Legendary.
  • 04 Aug. 2018 (talents page): Updated description on Shield Discipline and Divine Star.
  • 28 Jul. 2018 (common mistakes page): Page added.
  • 28 Jul. 2018 (rotation page): Updated wording throughout page.
  • 28 Jul. 2018 (talents page): Updated wording throughout page.
  • 28 Jul. 2018 (spells page): Changed cooldown description for Shadowfiend.
  • 28 Jul. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated wording throughout page.
  • 28 Jul. 2018 (gear page): Added prepatch and leveling legendary recommendations.
  • 20 Jul. 2018 (easy mode page): Updated level 90 talent recommendation.
  • 20 Jul. 2018 (talents page): Updated level 90 talent recommendation and updated wording for proper Contrition use.
  • 20 Jul. 2018 (rotation page): Updated raid healing section.
  • 16 Jul. 2018 (this page): Updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
  • 16 Jul. 2018 (spells page): Updated for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.
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