Discipline Priest PvP Best Covenants, Soulbinds, Conduits, and Legendary Powers (Dragonflight / 10.0.2)
On this page, you will find information about which Covenant you should be unlocking. After choosing your Covenant, you will have to unlock your best Soulbind and collect Conduits. This page will outline which of these is the best, including the correct Soulbind path you should choose. Finally, we will tell you which Legendary Powers are the best to have for PvP and in which situations you should be swapping them.
This page is part of our Discipline Priest PvP Guide.
Best Covenant for Discipline Priests in PvP
For more information about what Covenants bring you, please refer to our page about Covenant abilities for Priests.
There are four Covenants available: Night Fae, Kyrian, Venthyr, and Necrolord. Each Covenant will provide you with a class ability and a Covenant ability. If you have at least one character with 80 Renown and a completed story campaign you can freely swap Covenants in Oribos.
Discipline Priest players have several good options. Kyrian and Night Fae are the best options in the prepatch, granting the Priest massive burst damage and powerful defensive and utility cooldowns respectively. Kyrian should be preferred in 2v2, and Night Fae should be preferred in 3v3. Venthyr remains a good option in the right situations. Necrolord is not a good option.
- Kyrian is the Covenant that will give you the most damage. The class ability, Boon of the Ascended, replaces your Smite with Ascended Blast and gives you access to Ascended Nova. These spells allow you to deal massive damage to your enemies. When the effect ends you erupt and deal even more damage to all enemies around you. The Covenant Legendary, Spheres' Harmony, allows you to reduce the cooldown of Boon of the Ascended. It is great as it will allow you to use it more often, and it is a devastating cooldown for the enemy team. Most of the time when using Boon of the Ascended you will force powerful defensives on your own, allowing your DPS to finish the job later. The Covenant ability is a spell that will summon a steward, and the steward will give you Phial of Serenity. The cooldown on this heal is excessively long, and it does not start until you leave combat. The heal itself is decent and can gain value if you use it alongside Desperate Prayer since it is based off maximum health. This spell is particularly good into Assassination Rogues and Feral Druids as it removes all of their DoTs. It can be made to trigger automatically with a Soulbind, allowing you to survive the burst of some specs without using your trinket.
- Night Fae is the Covenant that will give you the most utility and defensive cooldowns. The class ability, Fae Guardians, has three effects. The first one is a Faerie that goes to an enemy. Any attack made against that enemy gives you Mana back. You can change the target of the Faerie by using Purge the Wicked on another target. The second one is a Faerie that goes to an ally. The ally gains 20% damage reduction. You can change the target of the Faerie by using Power Word: Shield. The third one is a Faerie that goes to an ally. The ally gains cooldown reduction on their offensive ability. You can change the target of the Faerie by using Shadow Mend. All three effects last for 20s. This spell can therefore act as a Mana regenerator, a defensive cooldown, and a burst cooldown reducer all at once. The Covenant Legendary, Bwonsamdi's Pact, allows you to duplicate any of the three effects. By default it will be the one tied to Shadow Mend, but you can change that by using Power Word Shield or Purge the Wicked. This is extremely powerful because by duplicating the effect tied to Power Word: Shield you can have a 40% damage reduction effect on an ally for 20s every 1.5m. It will greatly help you keep your team alive. The Covenant ability, Soulshape, allows you to teleport 15 yards away every 4 seconds for 12 seconds on a 1.5-minute cooldown. It is a great tool to have as Discipline Priests lack mobility. You can use it to land a Psychic Scream, for instance. It is worth mentioning that Soulshape can be used while silenced, so you can use it to blink out of a root beam combo from a Balance Druid, for example.
- Venthyr is no longer the best option, but remains very strong. This gives you more mobility and a strong offensive cooldown, Mindgames. This spell will make it so damage and healing done by the affected target is reversed for a few seconds. It can be used to kill a Fire Mage through their own Cauterize, a Druid through their own Frenzied Regeneration, and so on. It also forces enemy healers to dispel themselves when coming out of a stun after being attacked if they want to heal themselves. The Covenant Legendary, Shadow Word: Manipulation, increases the duration and potency of the reversal effect, and gives the Priest a Critical Strike buff if the effect is consumed entirely. Mindgames is an offensive ability to help your team score kills on targets with self-healing. The Covenant ability, Door of Shadows, allows you to teleport to a targeted location. It can be useful to escape a dangerous situation, or to push in for a Psychic Scream. Be mindful however, it is on the Shadow school. If you get interrupted on Door of Shadows you will also be locked on Shadow Mend.
- Necrolord is not a good option. The class ability, Unholy Transfusion, is a DoT that deals damage to your enemy and heals your team through Atonement. The Covenant Legendary, Pallid Command, allows Unholy Transfusion to summon a NPC that will heal your team. The healing increases every time damage is dealt to targets affected by Unholy Transfusion. The Covenant ability, Fleshcraft, gives you a large shield. It can be useful to survive huge burst spikes. Be mindful however, it is on the Shadow school. If you get interrupted on Fleshcraft you will also be locked on Shadow Mend.
Best Soulbinds for Discipline Priest in PvP
Soulbinds are unlocked as you progress your character with a Covenant. Each Covenant features 3 Soulbinds, and every Soulbind has its own set of passive effects. In every Soulbind you will have to choose a path, and that path is important as it determines what passives you get, and what kind of Conduits you can use.
This Soulbind gives you the Effusive Anima Accelerator passive. This deals a large amount of damage when using Boon of the Ascended. You also get the passive Soulglow Spectrometer, which is a nice sustained damage increase. The passive Forgelite Filter allows your Phial of Serenity to automatically proc once you reach 35% health, sometimes saving you in a stun when you are being attacked. Lastly, this Soulbind will sometimes summon a mechanical golem to aid you in combat that will deal damage to your enemies and heal your allies.
Night Fae Soulbinds
This Soulbind gives you the Wild Hunt Tactics passive. This increases your damage and healing under the right circumstances. You also get the passive Face Your Foes, reducing the damage enemies deal to you. Lastly you get the passive Wild Hunt Strategem, further increasing your healing and damage after Wild Hunt Tactics procs.
This Soulbind gives you the Soothing Shade passive. This increases your Mastery when it procs, greatly increasing your healing to targets with Atonement. You also gain the Leisurely Gait passive, increasing the cooldown of Door of Shadows but giving it one additional charge. This is a nice mobility increase. The passive Token of Appreciation is a little bit of sustained healing increase. The passive It's Always Tea Time enhances Soothing Shade, making you more durable while it lasts. And lastly Party Favors is a flat stat increase, which is always good to have. Note that you can replace Pain Transformation with Shattered Perceptions if you do not need the extra healing and want more offensive power instead.
You may also use Draven with all three healing Conduits if you want to be more durable.
This Soulbind gives you the Volatile Solvent passive. This increases your Mastery upon using Fleshcraft, increasing your healing to targets with Atonement. You also gain the Ooz's Frictionless Coating passive, granting you a shield upon dropping below 50% health. It is a nice survivability increase. The passive Ultimate Form is without a doubt the strongest in this Soulbind. It allows Fleshcraft to heal you and provide you with crowd control immunity for a short period of time. This can be useful in many situations if you know the enemy team is about to crowd control you. The last notable passive, Kevin's Oozeling increases your damage done to targets you used Unholy Transfusion on by 6%. As a Discipline Priest more damage means more Atonement healing. Note that you can replace Pain Transformation with Festering Transfusion if you do not need the extra healing and want more offensive power instead.
Best Conduits for Discipline Priests in PvP
Conduits are passive buffs that you can use to fill empty slots in your Soulbind Trees. There are three types of Conduits: Potency, Endurance, and Finesse. Here are the best Conduits for each of those different types:
Best Potency Conduits for Discipline Priests in PvP
- If you are Kyrian, Courageous Ascension increases the damage of your Ascended Blast by a significant amount. This makes your Boon of the Ascended a very deadly cooldown.
- Shining Radiance increases the healing of Power Word: Radiance by a large amount, allowing you to heal your entire team with ease.
- Swift Penitence increases the damage or healing of your first bolt of Penance. This is great for increasing both your damage and healing output.
- Pain Transformation makes your Pain Suppression instantly heal the target based off of their max health. This is great to have an extra emergency instant heal, and will help Pain Suppression keep the target alive.
- If you are Venthyr, Shattered Perceptions is a great offensive Conduit. It makes your Mindgames last longer and do more damage.
Best Endurance Conduits for Discipline Priests in PvP
- Translucent Image allows Fade to give you a damage reduction buff upon use. An extra free defensive ability on a short cooldown is great.
- Light's Inspiration empowers your Desperate Prayer, making it heal you more with a heal-over-time effect. A decent defensive option if you know you will be targeted.
Best Finesse Conduits for Discipline Priests in PvP
- Clear Mind is the best Finesse Conduit by far as it reduces the Mana cost of your dispels and your purge. It allows you to save more Mana for healing and damage while still purging important enemy buffs with ease.
- Move with Grace is also a good option. This will reduce the cooldown of your Leap of Faith. It is an important spell as it allows you to take an ally who is in CC or has no mobility left out of harm's way.
Best Legendaries for Discipline Priests in PvP
Legendaries have many different effects and some can alter how you should use some of your abilities. For more information on Legendaries, check out our general guide on them.
Here are the best Legendaries for a Discipline Priest.
- The Penitent One is the best option. The other Discipline Legendary powers do not come close to this one currently.
- Sephuz's Proclamation is still a decent legendary against teams that will crowd control you a lot. It reduces the duration of incoming crowd control and increases your secondary stats. The effect does only occur once every 30 seconds, however.
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