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Discipline Priest Healing Guide (Legion 7.2)

Last updated on Apr 17, 2017 at 15:05 by Vlad 176 comments

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General Information

Welcome to our Discipline Priest healing guide for World of Warcraft Legion 7.2. 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 Zolvolt, a knowledgeable, long-time healing Priest player, whom you can follow 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 7.2 Changes

3. Patch 7.1.5 Changes

4. Contents

To make it easy to navigate the guide, we have split it into 9 pages:

5. ChangeLog

  • 17 Apr. 2017 (artifact page): Updated the relic priority.
  • 17 Apr. 2017 (easy mode page): Changed the tier 5 talent recommendation to Contrition.
  • 17 Apr. 2017 (gear page): Revamped the legendary item ranking.
  • 17 Apr. 2017 (talents page): Updated tier 5 and 6 talent discussions to favour Contrition and Halo respectively.
  • 28 Mar. 2017 (enchants page): Changed food recommendation to Lavish Suramar Feast.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (gear page): Updated legendary item ranking.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (stats 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 (enchants page): Updated neck enchant to Mark of the Trained Soldier.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (this page): Added summary of Patch 7.2 changes.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (rotation page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 27 Mar. 2017 (talents page): No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 05 Feb. 2017 (gear page): Removed an outdated mention of Spirit from the page.
  • 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.
  • 29 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated legendary item section (added Velen's Future Sight) and added a mention of Tier 19 Set Bonuses.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (easy mode page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (gear page): Updated trinket recommendations and legendary ranking.
  • 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 (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 (artifact page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (rotation page): Checked and confirmed for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 10 Jan. 2017 (this page): Added summary of 7.1.5 changes.
  • 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 (artifact page): Updated the Relic priority to account for the Shield Discipline talent being recommended for raiding.
  • 10 Nov. 2016 (rotation page): Added a mention of how the Shield Discipline talent affects the playstyle.
  • 10 Nov. 2016 (talents page): Updated the tier 4 talent evaluation.
  • 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 (enchants page): Added Mark of the Ancient Priestess as an alternative neck enchant.
  • 22 Sep. 2016 (gear page): Added a mention of the Swarming Plaguehive trinket.
  • 06 Sep. 2016 (gear page): Added BiS list.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (artifact page): Added.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (stats page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (talents page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 29 Aug. 2016 (gear 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.
  • 07 Aug. 2016 (addons page): Added two Discipline Priest macros, as well as the Enemy Grid addon.
  • 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 (this page): Updated the intro text slightly.
  • 19 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Fixed the description of Purge the Wicked to correctly reflect how the talent works.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (stats page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (gear page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (rotation page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (talents page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (enchants page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (this page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016 (addons page): Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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