Discipline Priest PvP Guide (Dragonflight 10.2.7)

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

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play Discipline Priest 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 TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Priest PvP guide.

1.

Discipline Priests in the Current Meta

Discipline Priests are one of a kind. In order to heal their team effectively, they need to combine traditional healing and absorption spells and damaging spells on the enemy to heal through Atonement Icon Atonement. That makes Discipline Priests excellent offensive healers able to support their DPS with damage while healing with it. They also bring an offensive purge to the team for even more offensive pressure. However, they are not very mobile and run out of Mana quickly.

2.

Notable Season 4 Changes

  • No notable changes in Season 4.
3.

Notable 10.2 Changes

  • Improved Mass Dispel Icon Improved Mass Dispel is now a PvP talent and reduces the cooldown of Mass Dispel Icon Mass Dispel by 60 seconds (was 20 seconds).
  • Atonement Icon Atonement is now 36% more effect in PvP combat (was 89%).
  • New Talent: Sanctuary Icon Sanctuary. Smite Icon Smite prevents the next 80% damage dealt by the enemy.
  • New Talent: Ultimate Penitence Icon Ultimate Penitence. Ascend into the air and unleash a massive barrage of Penance bolts, causing Holy damage to enemies or healing to allies over 6 seconds. While ascended, gain a shield for 50% of your health. In addition, you are unaffected by knockbacks or crowd control effects.
  • New Talent: Heaven's Wrath Icon Heaven's Wrath. Each Penance bolt you fire reduces the cooldown of Ultimate Penitence by 2 seconds.
  • New Talent: Overloaded with Light Icon Overloaded with Light. Ultimate Penitence emits an explosion of light, healing up to 10 allies around you and applying Atonement at 50% of normal duration.
  • Large buff to Discipline Priest healing output with the following buffs:
    • Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal healing increased by 40%.
    • Penance Icon Penance healing increased by 50%, and damage increased by 32%.
    • Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield absorption increased by 10%.
4.

Dragonflight Patch 10.1.7

No changes for Discipline Priest.

5.

Discipline Priest Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths icon Strengths
  • +Powerful defensive abilities.
  • +Significant damage.
  • +Offensive purge.
  • +Decent utility.
Weaknesses icon Weaknesses
  • -Very little mobility.
  • -High Mana consumption when hard-casting heals.
  • -Reliant on teammates to land CC.
6.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024 (races): Reviewed for 10.2.7.
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  • 22 Apr. 2024 (gear): Updated Recommended Gear for Patch 10.2.6.
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  • 22 Mar. 2024 (talents): Updated Talents for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
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  • 06 Nov. 2023 (gear): Updated for Patch 10.2.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Tier Set section.
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  • 09 May 2023 (races): Updated for Dragonflight Patch 10.1.
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  • 30 Jan. 2023 (races): Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
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  • 21 Dec. 2022 (gear): Added the 2nd crafted item in the recommended gear.
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  • 11 Dec. 2022 (races): Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
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  • 28 Jul. 2022 (races): Reviewed for Shadowlands Season 4.
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    • Updated Healing rotations.
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    • Updated Best 2v2 Compositions.
    • Updated Best 3v3 Compositions.
  • 28 Feb. 2022 (gear): Updated for Patch 9.2.
    • Updated Recommended Gear.
    • Added Tier-Set section.
    • Removed Shard of Domination section.
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    • Updated PvP Talents.
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    • Added Notable Changes section.
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  • 02 Jul. 2021 (playstyle): Updated all Healing rotations.
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    • Added Shards of Domination section.
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  • 06 Dec. 2020 (gear): Added BiS gear list for Shadowlands.
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    • Updated Talent Table.
    • Updated Tier 1 Regular Talent.
  • 30 Nov. 2020 (playstyle): Removed outdated Traits and Essences.
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    • Added gems section.
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