Discipline Priest PvP Talents and Builds (Shadowlands / 9.2)
Choosing the right PvP and PvE talents is a prerequisite to proper performance in PvP. This guide goes through the various talent choices available to you as a Discipline Priest and gives you the best combinations you can take.
This page is part of our Discipline Priest PvP Guide.
Talent Choices for Discipline Priests
|15||✘ Castigation||✔ Twist of Fate||✔ Schism|
|25||✘ Body and Soul||✔ Masochism||✔ Angelic Feather|
|30||✘ Shield Discipline||✘ Mindbender||✔ Power Word: Solace|
|35||✔ Psychic Voice||? Dominant Mind||✘ Shining Force|
|40||✔ Sins of the Many||✘ Contrition||✘ Shadow Covenant|
|45||✔ Purge the Wicked||✘ Divine Star||✘ Halo|
|50||✔ Lenience||✘ Spirit Shell||✘ Evangelism|
While the above table provides a generally accurate overview of the viability of talents, some finer points are discussed in the sections that follow, and we recommend you read those for a deeper understanding.
Regular Talents for Discipline Priests
Tier 1 (Level 15) Talents
Twist of Fate is the best choice in this tier. This will help you keep your team alive once you leave crowd control or if you are playing against a team with strong single target damage. If you want to save Mana and want more healing from your damage, Castigation helps with that. Use this if the enemy team will not target you.
Tier 2 (Level 25) Talents
Angelic Feather is the best choice in this tier. This will help you run to or from enemy players. This is crucial for getting a Psychic Scream on an enemy healer. If you find yourself not using Angelic Feather often or you think the enemy team will focus you, Masochism is the better talent in this tier.
Tier 3 (Level 30) Talents
Tier 4 (Level 35) Talents
If your team is focusing on surviving against a team with two melee on it, Shining Force could be the better talent. If you take this talent, you are sacrificing crowd control for survivability.
Tier 5 (Level 40) Talents
Sins of the Many is the best choice in this tier. This is a flat increase to your damage, resulting in overall more healing dealt. It is important to note that it does not decrease damage done when you have Atonement on yourself. This talent also works great with the Trinity PvP talent.
Tier 6 (Level 45) Talents
Tier 7 (Level 50) Talents
PvP Talents for Discipline Priests
You can choose 3 of the following PvP talents. Each of them has their uses, but some are better for certain strategies than others. The top three choices are the most useful, but can be replaced with other PvP talents depending on your team's goal.
Mandatory PvP Talents
Ultimate Radiance makes your Power Word: Radiance instant and increases the healing done. This, in combination with talents like Twist of Fate, is crucial to keeping your team alive. Power Word: Radiance costs a lot of Mana and should only be used when your team is low on Health.
Situational PvP Talents
Trinity increases the duration of Atonement and increases the Critical Strike change of Smite, Penance, and Shadowfiend. This is a great talent if your team's goal is to be aggressive and you want to maximize your damage output.
Inner Light and Shadow gives you a new ability. With the Inner Light buff, your healing spells' Mana cost is reduced. Another option is the Inner Shadow buff that increases your spell damage and Atonement healing. This is a versatile PvP talent and should be used when you feel the game might go for a long duration and you will need the Mana. You can also use it when you feel that you can free-cast damage and maximize your healing with Atonement.
Purification gives Purify a maximum of 2 charges. Against teams with crowd control like Polymorph or Fear, this is crucial to be able to dispel your teammates. This will help your team have as much uptime on an enemy as possible without being slowed by crowd control.
Thoughtsteal is a very interesting talent that steals an ability from an enemy. This gives you access to the ability and the enemy cannot use it for 20 seconds! Here is a list of the abilities you can steal from other classes/specs:
- All Druid specs: Rejuvenation
- All Mage specs: Polymorph
- Mistweaver Monk: Renewing Mist
- All Paladin Specs: Blessing of Freedom
- Shadow Priest: Vampiric Touch
- Holy Priest: Renew
- Discipline Priest: Penance
- All Shaman Specs: Frost Shock
- All Warlock Specs: Fear
This PvP talent is extremely powerful versus Mages, Mistweaver Monks, Restoration Druids, Shadow Priests, and Warlocks because you will be removing one of their primary abilities to deal damage or heal with.
- 28 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
- Updated PvP Talents.
- 23 Nov. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.1.5.
- 02 Jul. 2021: Updated PvP Talents.
- 08 Mar. 2021: Updated PvP Talents.
- 05 Dec. 2020: Updated PvP Talents.
- Updated Talent Table.
- Updated Tier 1 Regular Talent.
- 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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