Discipline Priest Healing Spell List and Glossary — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Clandon 24 comments
General Information

On this page, we present you with all spells and procs that you need to understand as a Discipline Priest in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Discipline Priest spells.


Discipline Priest Spell Summary

If you are new to Discipline Priest, this page is a great place to get a general understanding of what spells you have available and how they work. If you already have experience playing the spec and are looking for more gameplay-focused resources, feel free to skip this section. For macros to help utilize the below spells better, please refer to our macros page.


Main Resource of Discipline Priests

Mana is your only resource as a Discipline Priest. All of your healing abilities cost Mana, so managing it so that you do not run out over the course of each encounter is crucial to being able to heal competitively.


Baseline Abilities for Discipline Priests

These are your core skills that are available regardless of talents and form the core gameplay of the specialization.

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Smite Icon Smite - A filler spell that deals holy damage to your target. Its primary use case is to heal through Atonement Icon Atonement as well as to utilize talents like Harsh Discipline Icon Harsh Discipline.
Shadow Word: Pain Icon Shadow Word: Pain SWP A DOT that deals Shadow damage over time to the target. This is used to heal through Atonement Icon Atonement and to proc Power of the Dark Side Icon Power of the Dark Side.
Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal FH A single target heal that also applies Atonement to the target.
Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield PWS A strong, single-target shield on a short cooldown that also applies Atonement to its target.
Mind Blast Icon Mind Blast MBl A single target spell that deals Shadow damage to the target, which heals through Atonement.
Power Word: Fortitude Icon Power Word: Fortitude Fort A Group/Raid wide buff granting increased Stamina
Psychic Scream Icon Psychic Scream - A fear of up to 5 enemies near you. This allows you to provide some additional crowd control depending on the situation. Be careful, though, as it will cause the targets to run around aimlessly.
Penance Icon Penance - A channeled ability that deals Holy damage to the target or that heals an ally.
Purify Icon Purify - Dispels all magic effects from a single target.
Mass Resurrection Icon Mass Resurrection - Brings all dead party or raid members back to life after a long cast. This can not be used in combat.
Sins of the Many Icon Sins of the Many SotM Increases your damage by a set amount, reducing the bonus based on the number of Atonements you have active.

Class Tree Active Abilities for Discipline Priests

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Renew Icon Renew - A single target Atonement applicator that also provides a small heal over time.
Dispel Magic Icon Dispel Magic Purge Allows you to purge magic effects from enemies, preventing them from using powerful buffs.
Shadowfiend Icon Shadowfiend SF Summons a shadowy pet that will attack your target and return a small amount of Mana per attack. The damage dealt by the pet is transferred through Atonement, making it a powerful healing cooldown.
Prayer of Mending Icon Prayer of Mending PoM An instant cast spell that places a ward on an ally which will heal them when they next take damage. it will then jump to a different ally.
Shadow Word: Death Icon Shadow Word: Death SWD A single-target DPS spell that does significant damage when the target is low health.
Holy Nova Icon Holy Nova - Heals and damages all targets in a set radius around the player.
Angelic Feather Icon Angelic Feather Feather Places a feather on the ground that, when picked up by any player, provides a significant movement speed increase.
Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith Grip Pulls an ally to your location, allowing you to quickly reposition allies to save them in a pinch.
Shackle Undead Icon Shackle Undead Shackle Can be used against any undead enemy to remove them from the fight for a a significant period.
Void Tendrils Icon Void Tendrils - Roots up to 5 targets in place, providing a decent crowd control option.
Mind Control Icon Mind Control MC Allows you to take control of an enemy, controlling them instead of yourself.
Dominate Mind Icon Dominate Mind - Provides a similar effect to MC above but allows you to remain in control of your own character for the duration, as well as essentially turning the controlled creature into a pet instead.
Mass Dispel Icon Mass Dispel MD Removes all magic effects off up to 5 targets in a specified radius.
Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion PI Grants a significant haste buff to a single player.
Vampiric Embrace Icon Vampiric Embrace VE Causes your single target shadow damage to heal nearby targets for a portion of the damage dealt for its duration.
Halo Icon Halo - A solid heal to all targets in a 30-yard radius. The first instance of damage caused by this spell also contributes to Atonement Icon Atonement healing.
Divine Star Icon Divine Star DS Fires a ball forward, which then returns to you after it reaches its maximum distance. This ball heals all allies and damages all enemies it passes through on its path.
Mindgames Icon Mindgames MG Deals shadow damage to a single target, providing Atonement healing. Mindgames also puts a debuff on the target, preventing an amount of the next damage and healing caused by that target.
Power Word: Life Icon Power Word: Life PWL A heal that gains significant strength and cooldown reduction if used on a target below 35% health.
Void Shift Icon Void Shift - Swaps the health total of a single player and the caster, allowing you to potentially save either yourself or someone else's life. This spell, however, has an extremely long cooldown.

Class Tree Passive Abilities for Discipline Priests

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Improved Flash Heal Icon Improved Flash Heal - Increases the healing done by Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal
Improved Purify Icon Improved Purify - Adds the ability for Purify Icon Purify to also remove Disease effects from the target, as well as magic effects.
Psychic Voice Icon Psychic Voice - Reduces the cooldown of Psychic Scream Icon Psychic Scream
Petrifying Scream Icon Petrifying Scream - Causes Psychic Scream Icon Psychic Scream to make enemies tremble in place instead of run around wildly.
Focused Mending Icon Focused Mending - Increases the healing done by Prayer of Mending Icon Prayer of Mending to the initial target.
Protective Light Icon Protective Light - Causes you to apply a small DR to yourself when you cast Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal on yourself.
From Darkness Comes Light Icon From Darkness Comes Light FDCL Provides a stacking healing buff to Flash Heal every time your DoT deals damage.
Phantasm Icon Phantasm - Removes all Snare effects from your when you activate Fade Icon Fade
Death and Madness Icon Death and Madness - Resets the cooldown of SWD once every 20 seconds if you hit a target with SWD in execute range that does not die.
Spell Warding Icon Spell Warding - Reduces all magic damage you take by a small amount.
Blessed Recovery Icon Blessed Recovery - Heals you for a percentage of damage taken after being hit by a critical melee or ranged hit.
Rhapsody Icon Rhapsody - Provides a stacking buff over time to Holy Nova Icon Holy Nova which is consumed on next use.
Sheer Terror Icon Sheer Terror - Increases the amount of damage required to break Psychic Scream Icon Psychic Scream.
Words of the Pious Icon Words of the Pious - Grants you increased damage and healing with Smite Icon Smite and Holy Nova Icon Holy Nova for some time after casting Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield.
Move with Grace Icon Move with Grace - Reduces the cooldown of Leap of Faith Icon Leap of Faith
Sanguine Teachings Icon Sanguine Teachings - Grants 3% Leech
Tithe Evasion Icon Tithe Evasion - Reduces the amount of blowback damage taken from SWD when it fails to kill the target.
Inspiration Icon Inspiration - Grants physical damage taken reduction to any target critically healed with FH or Penance.
Improved Mass Dispel Icon Improved Mass Dispel - Reduces the cooldown and cast time of MD.
Body and Soul Icon Body and Soul BaS Grants a movement speed increase to the target of your PWS.
Twins of the Sun Priestess Icon Twins of the Sun Priestess Twins Grants yourself the effect of PI when cast on another player.
Void Shield Icon Void Shield - Allows a portion of your damage dealt to refill a PWS that is currently active on yourself.
San'layn Icon San'layn - Reduces the cooldown of and increases the healing of VE or increases your leech further depending on your selection in the related choice node.
Apathy Icon Apathy - Causes your critical strikes of MBl to slow the target by a significant amount for a short period.
Unwavering Will Icon Unwavering Will - REduces the cast time of FH and Smite by a small amount when above 75% hp.
Twist of Fate Icon Twist of Fate ToF A Buff granted to you after damaging or healing a target below 35% health, increasing your damage and healing by a small amount.
Throes of Pain Icon Throes of Pain - Increases the damage of your DoT as well as granting a small amount of Mana back if the target dies while your DoT is active on them.
Angel's Mercy Icon Angel's Mercy - Grants you significant cooldown reduction on Desperate Prayer Icon Desperate Prayer when you take damage.
Binding Heals Icon Binding Heals BH Causes your FH casts on others to heal yourself as well. This also applies Atonement to both your target and yourself at the same time.
Translucent Image Icon Translucent Image - Grants you a small DR when you cast Fade Icon Fade.
Surge of Light Icon Surge of Light SoL Causes your healing spells and smite to occasionally grant you free, instant cast Flash Heals
Light's Inspiration Icon Light's Inspiration - Increases the amount of maximum health gained from Desperate Prayer Icon Desperate Prayer by a decent amount.
Crystalline Reflection Icon Crystalline Reflection CR Causes your PWS casts to apply a small heal instantly. It also causes a percentage of the damage absorbed by your shield to be reflected at the target that dealt said damage. Keep in mind the reflected damage does not contribute to Atonement.
Improved Fade Icon Improved Fade - Reduces the cooldown of Fade.
Manipulation Icon Manipulation - Causes your Smite, Penance, and Mbl casts to reduce the cooldown on MG by a small amount.
Benevolence Icon Benevolence - Increases your healing by a flat percentage
Angelic Bulwark Icon Angelic Bulwark - Grants you a decent-sized shield automatically when you drop below 30% health.
Essence Devourer Icon Essence Devourer - Causes your Shadowfiend Icon Shadowfiend or Mindbender Icon Mindbender auto attacks to heal an injured ally.
Shattered Perceptions Icon Shattered Perceptions - Increases the damage of Mindgames as well as the amount reversed by the resulting debuff.

Specialization Tree Active Abilities for Discipline Priests

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance PWR Applies Atonement to 5 targets at a reduced duration.
Pain Suppression Icon Pain Suppression PS Applies a buff to a target, reducing all damage they take by a significant amount for a short duration.
Power Word: Barrier Icon Power Word: Barrier PWB Places a dome on the ground that reduces the damage taken by all allies standing under the done by a significant amount.
Luminous Barrier Icon Luminous Barrier LB Places a small absorb on all players in your raid/party.
Purge the Wicked Icon Purge the Wicked PTW Replaces SWP when talented, changing your DoT from shadow damage to Radiant damage, increasing its duration and damage. It also allows you to spread the DoT to other nearby targets with Penance.
Rapture Icon Rapture - Removes the cooldown of PWS as well as buffing their effectiveness for a short duration.
Ultimate Penitence Icon Ultimate Penitence Uppies Lifts you off the air, dealing damage or direct healing (depending on your target) via a large number of penance bolts over a long channel.
Evangelism Icon Evangelism Evang Extends the duration of all active Atonements by 6 seconds.
Mindbender Icon Mindbender MB Replaces Shadowfiend, dealing less damage and providing less Mana, but on a significantly shorter cooldown.

Specialization Tree Passive Abilities for Discipline Priests

Ability Abbreviation Description/Effect
Atonement Icon Atonement - A buff that can be applied to allies via PWS, Renew, FH, and PWR. When you deal damage to a target, a percentage of that damage dealt is turned into healing on all targets with Atonement.
Power of the Dark Side Icon Power of the Dark Side PotDS Increases the damage of your next Penance by a set amount. This is procced via your DoT.
Light's Promise Icon Light's Promise - Grants you a second charge of your PWR.
Sanctuary Icon Sanctuary - Causes your Smite casts to apply a damage-prevention debuff to the target.
Pain Transformation Icon Pain Transformation - Causes your PS to apply Atonement to the target and heal them for a percentage of their max HP.
Protector of the Frail Icon Protector of the Frail - Causes your PWS casts to reduce the cooldown of PS and grants you a second charge of PS.
Dark Indulgence Icon Dark Indulgence - Causes your Mind Blast Icon Mind Blast to grant you Power of the Dark Side Icon Power of the Dark Side on cast as well as reduces its mana cost by 40%.
Schism Icon Schism - Casues your Mind Blast casts to debuff the enemy, causing them to take an additional 10% damage from the Discipline Priest.
Bright Pupil Icon Bright Pupil - Reduces the cooldown of PWR.
Enduring Luminescence Icon Enduring Luminescence EL Increases the duration of Atonement applied by PWR.
Shield Discipline Icon Shield Discipline SD Grants you a small percentage of Mana back if your PWS is fully consumed.
Painful Punishment Icon Painful Punishment - Increases the duration of your DoT per Penance bolt on an enemy target.
Malicious Intent Icon Malicious Intent - Increases the duration of your Schism debuff.
Revel in Purity Icon Revel in Purity - Increases the damage of your PtW as well as causes it to spread to an additional target when casting Penance.
Shadow Covenant Icon Shadow Covenant Scov When you cast either Shadowfiend Icon Shadowfiend or Mindbender Icon Mindbender, all shadow damage and healing done is increased for a short duration. It also causes your Halo, Divine Star, and Penance to be converted to Shadow Damage.
Contrition Icon Contrition - Causes your Penance casts on allies to heal all targets with Atonement for a small amount.
Exaltation Icon Exaltation - Increases the duration of your Rapture.
Indemnity Icon Indemnity - Increases the duration of Atonement applied via PWS.
Pain and Suffering Icon Pain and Suffering - Increases the damage of your DoT.
Twilight Corruption Icon Twilight Corruption - Further increases the damage and healing boost of Shadow Covenant.
Borrowed Time Icon Borrowed Time - Grants a haste buff for a short duration after casting PWS.
Castigation Icon Castigation - Increases the number of bolts fired by Penance by one.
Abyssal Reverie Icon Abyssal Reverie - Increases the Atonement healing caused by Shadow spells.
Train of Thought Icon Train of Thought - Causes your FH and Renew casts to reduce the cooldown of PWS and your Smite to reduce the cooldown of Penance.
Lenience Icon Lenience - Causes all targets with Atonement to take less damage.
Divine Aegis Icon Divine Aegis DA Causes your critical heals to create an absorb shield on the target of the heal. This does work with Atonement healing. This talent also increases the size of your PWSs when they crit.
Blaze of Light Icon Blaze of Light BoL Increases the damage of your Smite, Solace, and Penance as well as attaching a movement speed increase/decrease to your Penance.
Heaven's Wrath Icon Heaven's Wrath - Causes your Penance Icon Penance bolts to reduce the cooldown of Ultimate Penitence Icon Ultimate Penitence.
Harsh Discipline Icon Harsh Discipline HD Casting Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance casues your next Penance Icon Penance to fire additional bolts.
Expiation Icon Expiation - Causes your SWD and MBl to consume seconds off your DoT and deal that damage instantly instead. It also increases the damage of both spells by a percentage.
Void Summoner Icon Void Summoner VS Causes your Smite, Mindblast, and Penance casts to reduce the cooldown of Mindbender or Shadowfiend.
Aegis of Wrath Icon Aegis of Wrath AoW Increases the size of your PWS, but in return, your PWS decays over time at a set rate.
Weal and Woe Icon Weal and Woe - Causes your Penance bolts to increase the damage of your next Smite/Solace or the absorb your next PWS by a percentage based on the number of bolts fired.
Overloaded with Light Icon Overloaded with Light Casues your Ultimate Penitence Icon Ultimate Penitence casts to provide a small heal to 10 targets and apply Atonement to 10 targets on cast.
Twilight Equilibrium Icon Twilight Equilibrium TE Causes your shadow damage spells to buff your next holy damage spell and your next holy damage spell to buff your next shadow damage spell.
Inescapable Torment Icon Inescapable Torment IT Causes your MBl, SWD, or Penance to make your MB/Sfiend teleport to your target and deal AoE damage and increase the duration of your pet. The damage dealt by this target does heal through Atonement, but it follows the standard rules of only one damage event triggering Atonement and not all of them.

For information in regards to how to utilize the above spells in actual gameplay, please refer to the below rotation guide.

If you are in the process of leveling or have just started leveling a Discipline Priest, you may not have access to all of the spells discussed above. Please refer to the leveling guide, which will go over when you obtain your different abilities.



  • 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
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 22 Jan. 2023: Updated Spell list to reflect 10.0.5 changes.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Moved SotM to the proper location and added Blaze of Light.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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