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Priest Class Changes for Shadowlands (Patch 9.0.1)

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On this page, you will find a list of all Priest changes coming in Shadowlands.

In addition to the class changes listed here, Priests also gain access to class-specific Priest Covenant Abilities that can be used anywhere in the open world and Anima Powers that only work in Torghast.

1.

General Changes

2.

Discipline Priest

  • Mind Blast Icon Mind Blast provides a powerful burst of damage and Atonement Icon Atonement healing along with an absorption shield for a significant mana cost.
2.1.

Discipline Priest Talent Changes

  • Light's Caress Icon Light's Caress is a new Level 50 talent that heals allies when they gain benefit of your Power Word: Barrier Icon Power Word: Barrier, and again if they are under your barrier when it expires.
  • Lenience Icon Lenience (Level 50 talent) removed.
  • Shadow Covenant Icon Shadow Covenant (Level 40 talent) has been redesigned. It instantly heals one chosen player and four other injured allies within 40 yards and moderately increases the damage done by the Discipline Priest for a short period of time, during which they cannot cast any Holy spells.
2.2.

Discipline Priest Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Discipline Priests.

2.3.

Discipline Priest PvP Talent Changes

  • Premonition Icon Premonition removed.
  • Thoughtsteal Icon Thoughtsteal added. Peer into the mind of the enemy, attempting to steal a known spell. If stolen, the victim cannot cast that spell for 20 sec. Can only be used on Humanoids with Mana. If you are unable to find a spell to steal, the cooldown of Thoughtsteal is reset.
3.

Holy Priest

3.1.

Holy Priest Talent Changes

3.2.

Holy Priest Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Holy Priests.

3.3.

Holy Priest PvP Talent Changes

  • Rapid Mending Icon Rapid Mending removed.
  • Cardinal Mending Icon Cardinal Mending added. Prayer of Mending now heals the target for 10% of their maximum health, ignoring any healing reduction effects.
  • Thoughtsteal Icon Thoughtsteal added. Peer into the mind of the enemy, attempting to steal a known spell. If stolen, the victim cannot cast that spell for 20 sec. Can only be used on Humanoids with Mana. If you are unable to find a spell to steal, the cooldown of Thoughtsteal is reset.
4.

Shadow Priest

  • Shadow Word: Death Icon Shadow Word: Death now generates 15 Insanity, or 30 Insanity if the target dies.
  • Devouring Plague Icon Devouring Plague is back to fill in the gap in situations where Void Form cannot be utilized to its maximum when it is difficult to maintain efficient Insanity regeneration. It heals you for 50% of damage dealt.
4.1.

Shadow Priest Talent Changes

  • Death and Madness Icon Death and Madness is a new Level 40 talent which gives the Priest 40 Insanity over 4 sec and resets the cooldown of Shadow Word: Death Icon Shadow Word: Death.
  • Surrender to Madness Icon Surrender to Madness Level 50 talent now comes with a twist. On use, the Shadow Priest instantly gains 100 Insanity and casts Void Eruption Icon Void Eruption on the target. For the next 25 sec, their Insanity-generating abilities generate 100% more Insanity and the Shadow Priest can cast while moving. If the target does not die within 25 sec of using the ability, the will die instead.
4.2.

Shadow Priest Talent Tree

Below is the current talent tree for Shadow Priests.

4.3.

Shadow Priest PvP Talent Changes

  • Edge of Insanity Icon Edge of Insanity removed.
  • Shadow Mending Icon Shadow Mending added. When you cast Shadowmend twice within 1 sec on the same target, you automatically cast Prayer of Mending free of cost onto them.
5.

More Patch 9.0.1 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.0.1 class changes linked below.

6.

Changelog

  • 03 Aug. 2020: Power Word: Shield is available to all specializations in Shadowlands.
  • 28 Jul. 2020: Priest's Fade now reduces the range at which enemies attack you.
  • 18 Jul. 2020: Devouring Plague heals you for 50% of damage done, Power Word: Shield can now be cast in Spirit of Redemption.
  • 15 Jul. 2020: Holy Words passive updated for Alpha Build 35078.
  • 03 Jul. 2020: Devouring Plague is back for Shadow Priests. Holy gets the Body and Soul talent.
  • 20 Jun. 2020: Shadow Word: Death deals increased damage to enemies below 20% health.
  • 16 Jun. 2020: Power Infusion can only be cast on yourself.
  • 09 Jun. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34615.
  • 02 Jun. 2020: Updated intro with links to Anima Powers and Covenant Abilities.
  • 25 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34490.
  • 15 May 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34365.
  • 08 May 2020: Shadow Word: Death now generates Insanity.
  • 30 Apr. 2020: Reviewed for Alpha Build 34199.
  • 28 Apr. 2020: Updated for Alpha Build 34137.
  • 21 Apr. 2020: Page added.
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