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Discipline Priest PvP Guide in Battle for Azeroth (BfA 8.3)

Last updated on Jan 16, 2020 at 18:54 by Mysticall 2 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Priest PvP guide.

1.

Discipline Priests in the Current Meta

Discipline Priests have the most unique style of all the healers. Not only do they do a large majority of their healing with damage, but they are the only healer with 2 healing schools. This makes them a force to be reckoned with when playing with aggressive classes.

1.1.

Discipline Priest Strengths

2.

Discipline Priest Weaknesses

  • Run out of Mana quickly
  • Very little mobility
  • Easy to crowd control
3.

Content of the Guide

This guide ended up being very long, so we decided to split it in different pages.

4.

Changelog

  • 16 Jan. 2020: This page was checked for patch 8.3 and no updates were necessary.
  • 29 Nov. 2019: Reorganized the guide in 7 different pages.
  • 24 Aug. 2019: Updated Horde races.
  • 16 Aug. 2019: Updated Alliance races.
  • 01 Jul. 2019: Several changes made for Patch 8.2.
    • Added Azerite Essence section.
    • Added Major and Minor essence section.
    • Updated Gear section.
    • Updated Burst healing.
    • Updated Best Team Compositions.
  • 12 May 2019: Several changes made to the guide.
    • Updated Azerite Traits.
    • Updated Gear Recommendations section.
  • 14 Mar. 2019: No major changes needed for Patch 8.1.5.
  • 09 Feb. 2019: Updated Gear Recommendations section.
  • 05 Jan. 2019: Updated Guide for Patch 8.1.
    • Updated Stat Priority.
    • Updated Azerite Traits section.
    • Updated Gear Recommendations.
    • Updated PvP Talents section.
    • Updated The Opener section.
    • Updated Sustained Damage section.
  • 28 Nov. 2018: Added Gear Guidelines section.
  • 04 Oct. 2018: Removed Artifact traits and Relics section.
    • Added Stat priority and Azerite trait sections.
    • Added Talent Table.
  • 02 Oct. 2018: Removed PvP Gear and War Mode sections.
  • 27 Aug. 2018: Updated Air Drops section.
  • 28 Jul. 2018: Updated Guide for Patch 8.0.1.
    • Updated introduction.
    • Updated tier 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 regular talents.
    • Added War Mode section.
    • Added PvP Talents section.
    • Added PvP Gear section.
    • Updated Racial Bonuses section.
    • Updated Burst Healing and Sustained Healing sections.
    • Updated Macros section.
    • Removed Gear section.
    • Updated Artifact Traits and Relics sections.
  • 09 Jun. 2018: Added an Arena Compositions section.
  • 12 Apr. 2018: Made several updates to the guide and its structure.
    • Added sections for Macros, Strengths, and Weaknesses.
    • Moved Gear, Artifact Traits, and Relics sections to the end, since they are not that important.
    • Updated recommended Tier 2 honor talent.
  • 16 Dec. 2017: No major changes needed for Patch 7.3.2.
  • 14 Sep. 2017: Updated tier 1 talent discussion slightly.
  • 30 Aug. 2017: Removed artifact trait description.
  • 08 Jul. 2017: Guide added.
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