Discipline Priest PvP Talents and Builds (Shadowlands / 9.2)

Last updated on Feb 28, 2022 at 09:09 by Mysticall 13 comments

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

Level Choices
15 Castigation Castigation Twist of Fate Twist of Fate Schism Schism
25 Body and Soul Body and Soul Masochism Masochism Angelic Feather Angelic Feather
30 Shield Discipline Shield Discipline Mindbender Mindbender Power Word: Solace Power Word: Solace
35 Psychic Voice Psychic Voice Dominant Mind ? Dominant Mind Shining Force Shining Force
40 Sins of the Many Sins of the Many Contrition Contrition Shadow Covenant Shadow Covenant
45 Purge the Wicked Purge the Wicked Divine Star Divine Star Halo Halo
50 Lenience Lenience Spirit Shell Spirit Shell Evangelism 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 Icon 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 Icon Castigation helps with that. Use this if the enemy team will not target you.


Tier 2 (Level 25) Talents

Angelic Feather Icon 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 Icon Psychic Scream on an enemy healer. If you find yourself not using Angelic Feather Icon Angelic Feather often or you think the enemy team will focus you, Masochism Icon Masochism is the better talent in this tier.


Tier 3 (Level 30) Talents

Power Word: Solace Icon Power Word: Solace is the best choice in this tier. This talent restores a decent amount of Mana and works well with the Trinity Icon Trinity PvP talent.


Tier 4 (Level 35) Talents

If the goal for your team is to setup crowd control on the enemy healer, Psychic Voice Icon Psychic Voice is the best choice in this tier. This makes Psychic Scream Icon Psychic Scream a very strong crowd control ability.

If your team is focusing on surviving against a team with two melee on it, Shining Force Icon 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 Icon 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 Icon Atonement on yourself. This talent also works great with the Trinity Icon Trinity PvP talent.


Tier 6 (Level 45) Talents

Purge the Wicked Icon Purge the Wicked is the best choice in this tier. When using this talent it is important to use it often to get value from Atonement Icon Atonement. Using Penance Icon Penance to spread Purge the Wicked Icon Purge the Wicked will help you save Mana.


Tier 7 (Level 50) Talents

Lenience Icon Lenience is the best choice in this tier. This talent is crucial to keeping your teammates alive. Atonement Icon Atonement should be active on all of your partners and increases your overall healing output.


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

Dome of Light Icon Dome of Light reduces the cooldown of one your major healing cooldowns, Power Word: Barrier Icon Power Word: Barrier and increases damage reduction from it. This is a crucial talent for helping your team recover.

Ultimate Radiance Icon Ultimate Radiance makes your Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance instant and increases the healing done. This, in combination with talents like Twist of Fate Icon Twist of Fate, is crucial to keeping your team alive. Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance costs a lot of Mana and should only be used when your team is low on Health.


Situational PvP Talents

Trinity Icon Trinity increases the duration of Atonement Icon Atonement and increases the Critical Strike change of Smite Icon Smite, Penance Icon Penance, and Shadowfiend Icon 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 Icon Inner Light and Shadow gives you a new ability. With the Inner Light Icon Inner Light buff, your healing spells' Mana cost is reduced. Another option is the Inner Shadow Icon Inner Shadow buff that increases your spell damage and Atonement Icon 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.

Dark Archangel Icon Dark Archangel increases your damage, and the damage of all allies with your Atonement Icon Atonement for 8 seconds. This is a strong talent if your team is relying on large bursts to kill a target.

Purification Icon Purification gives Purify Icon Purify a maximum of 2 charges. Against teams with crowd control like Polymorph Icon Polymorph or Fear Icon 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 Icon 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:

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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