Discipline Priest PvP Talents and Builds (Dragonflight 10.2)
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.
Regular Talents for Discipline Priests
As a healer, adapting your build to the situation is important, as the way to heal greatly varies with what you are playing with and facing.
The following build is to be played as the default talent build for 3v3 and Solo Shuffle. You still have to choose Ultimate Radiance as a pvp talent. It allows you to have strong, instant burst healing.
The following build is to be played as the damage talent build for 2v2. This playstyle allows you to heal a lot with Atonement.
Dispel Magic, Mass Dispel, Leap of Faith, Shadow Word: Death and Power Infusion are part of your defensive and offensive utility and need to be picked.
Power Word: Life is a powerful healing spell with a short cooldown. It is instrumental in keeping your team alive.
Surge of Light is a powerful healing talent as it can proc instant Flash Heal free of cost. It helps with sustained healing.
Phantasm is a spell Priests have needed for a long time. It removes snares upon using Fade, giving Priests much-needed mobility.
Psychic Voice reduces the cooldown of your Psychic Scream by 15s. It is crucial as Psychic Scream is your best crowd control ability.
Mind Control is a solid pick as it gives you a powerful crowd control option that you can use both offensively and defensively.
Twist of Fate is a great talent as it allows you to recover when the enemy team has brought someone in your team low on health.
Void Tendrils allows you to mass root enemies. It is a good ability as it gives you more crowd-control options and makes it easier to survive when being trained by melee DPS.
Pain Suppression, Power Word: Barrier and Rapture are your main defensive cooldowns and are therefore mandatory.
Aegis of Wrath greatly empowers your Power Word: Shield. The shields are potent at the moment, which makes this passive a must-have.
Protector of the Frail allows you to reduce the cooldown of Pain Suppression by using Power Word: Shield. Since you want to use Power Word: Shield on cooldown, as it is your best healing spell, the Talent is very powerful.
Power of the Dark Side, Dark Indulgence and Castigation both empower your Penance. It is one of your key healing spells, so empowering it for more healing or damage, resulting in healing through Atonement is key.
Power Word: Solace is an essential ability as it allows you to regenerate mana while dealing damage and healing through Atonement.
Purge the Wicked is a better version of Shadow Word: Pain. Picking this Talent will allow you to save mana as it spreads upon using Penance, removing the need to use it manually on multiple enemies.
Train of Thought is a great talent, as it allows you to reduce the cooldown of both Power Word: Shield and Penance, your two fundamental abilities.
PvP Talents for Discipline Priests
You can choose three of the following PvP talents; each has 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. It is an excellent pick in a metagame where there is a lot of damage spikes very often, as it allows you to top your team instantly.
Inner Light and Shadow allows you to swap between two stances. Inner Light reduces the Mana cost of your healing abilities by 10%. You may want to use it in some situations, but they are rare. The Talent is mostly picked for its second stance, Inner Shadow. It increases your spell damage by 10% and buffs your Atonement healing by 10%. It is one of the key talents that you need to play to maximize your damage output and healing through Atonement.
Situational PvP Talents
Phase Shift makes you immune against attacks and spells for 1 second. This makes it more difficult for the enemy to land crowd control on you.
Archangel refreshes the duration of your Atonement and increases your healing done by 20% for 15s on a 1-minute cooldown. It is a solid healing cooldown.
Strength of Soul is now a solid option against teams with heavy physical damage. Shields now absorb a lot of damage, so it may remain in effect for a long time, making this PvP Talent worthwhile.
Dark Archangel increases your damage and the damage of all allies with your Atonement by 15% for 8 seconds. This Talent is good if your team relies on large bursts to kill a target.
Purification gives Purify a maximum of two charges and grants your target a small absorb shield. It is crucial against teams with spammable, dispellable crowd control like Polymorph or Fear as you will be able to dispel your teammates multiple times, increasing their uptime and preventing the enemy team from controlling the pace of the game.
Absolute Faith enhances Leap of Faith by giving you and your allies an absorption shield after you used Leap of Faith on one of your party members.
Thoughtsteal is an exciting 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 especially powerful against Mages as you will deny them their primary crowd-control ability. Without it, they will not be able to peel for their team, and they will not be able to land offensive crowd control either. However, in the current patch, you will usually not have a slot for it.
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