Priest Class Changes in Patch 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 08, 2021 at 19:04 by Stan 15 comments

On this page, you will find a list of all Priest class changes coming in Patch 9.0.5.


Discipline Priest Changes

  • Spirit Shell Icon Spirit Shell (Level 50 Talent) now absorbs 80% of healing done (was 100%) and the absorption limit is now based on the caster’s Spell Power rather than maximum health.

Holy Priest Changes

  • Divine Hymn Icon Divine Hymn increases healing taken by 4% (was 10%) for 15 seconds (was 8 seconds). Stacks up to 5 times (was no stacks).

Shadow Priest Changes

  • Mastery: Shadow Weaving Icon Mastery: Shadow Weaving no longer benefits multiple times from damage amplifying effects.
  • Shadowy Apparitions Icon Shadowy Apparitions no longer causes targets to drop Stealth if they deal no damage.

Priest Covenant Ability Changes

  • Fae Guardians Icon Fae Guardians (Night Fae) Guardian Faerie now grants 20% damage reduction (was 10%), and Wrathful Faerie will now automatically be sent to the closest enemy target it Fae Guardian is used while an ally is targeted.
  • Wrathful Faerie (Night Fae) now properly grants resources to the casting Priest when there are multiple Wrathful Faeries active on the target.
  • Mindgames Icon Mindgames (Venthyr) no longer reverses damage or healing from itself when reflected.

Priest Conduit Changes

  • Fae Fermata Icon Fae Fermata (Night Fae) Fae Guardians Icon Fae Guardians now leave a 80% effective copy of their benefit (was 60%) and can no longer be stacked on top of a Faerie for double benefit.

Priest Legendary Power Changes

In this section, we list all Priest Legendary Power changes that went live in Patch 9.0.5.


General Priest Legendary Powers

  • Cauterizing Shadows Icon Cauterizing Shadows’ healing increased by 36% and can now critically strike.

Discipline Priest Legendary Powers

  • Cauterizing Shadows Icon Cauterizing Shadows now functions with Mastery: Grace Icon Mastery: Grace.
  • Kiss of Death Icon Kiss of Death reduces the cooldown of Shadow Word: Death Icon Shadow Word: Death by 12 seconds (was 8 seconds).

Holy Priest Legendary Powers

  • Divine Image Icon Divine Image now casts Searing Light Icon Searing Light when Shadow Word: Pain Icon Shadow Word: Pain or Mindgames Icon Mindgames (Venthyr Ability) are used, and casts Holy Nova Icon Holy Nova when Unholy Nova Icon Unholy Nova (Necrolord Ability) is used. Additionally, if the Priest is crowd controlled while Divine Image is active, the image will cast single-target healing spells on nearby low-health allies.
  • Divine Image Icon Divine Image spell-mirroring cooldown removed (e.g. queueing a Shadow Word: Death Icon Shadow Word: Death after a Holy Fire Icon Holy Fire will now trigger 2 Searing Light Icon Searing Lights).
  • Flash Concentration Icon Flash Concentration buff duration increased to 20 seconds (was 15 seconds).
  • Measured Contemplation Icon Measured Contemplation is now cleared upon starting an Arena match.

Shadow Priest Legendary Powers

  • Painbreaker Psalm Icon Painbreaker Psalm generates up to 30 Insanity (was 20) and now functions with Death and Madness Icon Death and Madness (Level 15 Talent).
  • Painbreaker Psalm Icon Painbreaker Psalm will now grant Insanity if Shadow Word: Death Icon Shadow Word: Death kills the target.
  • Shadowflame Prism Icon Shadowflame Prism's damage has been increased by 40%.

Priest PvP Changes

  • Greater Fade Icon Greater Fade is now cancelled when players attempt to catpure a PvP objective.
  • Mass Dispel Icon Mass Dispel no longer cancels Greater Fade Icon Greater Fade.
  • Greater Fade Icon Greater Fade is no longer cancelled when Mind Bomb Icon Mind Bomb triggers or Shadow Crash Icon Shadow Crash (Talent) deals damage.

Priest Anima Power Changes

  • New Anima Power: Dark Technique — Enemies affected by Mind Bomb Icon Mind Bomb or Psychic Scream Icon Psychic Scream suffer 5% of your health in damage every 1 second. This damage cannot break Mind Bomb or Psychic Scream.
  • New Anima Power: Cowl of Influence — You can now control your character during Mind Control Icon Mind Control, but it has a 30 second cooldown.
  • New Anima Power: Light-Infused Egg — Smite Icon Smite / Mind Flay Icon Mind Flay have a 15% / 5% chance to grant you Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion.
  • New Anima Power: Fallen Priest’s Blessing — Casting Holy Fire Icon Holy Fire or Mind Blast Icon Mind Blast increases the damage or healing of your next Devouring Plague Icon Devouring Plague by 30%, Penance Icon Penance by 30% or Holy Word: Chastise Icon Holy Word: Chastise by 60%. This effect stacks, but its duration is not refreshed.
  • New Anima Power: Voidwraith Signet — Killing an enemy with Shadow Word: Death Icon Shadow Word: Death summons a Voidwraith guardian for 1 minute that casts] Void Flay, dealing 100% additional damage against enemies that are above 50% health.
  • New Anima Power: Soul of an Archon — Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion now also increases all periodic damage and healing by 100%.
  • Enduring Spirit Icon Enduring Spirit spell duration increased by 80% (was 50%).
  • Puppetmaster's Strings Icon Puppetmaster's Strings can no longer be offered to the player unless Cowl of Influence is known.
  • Earworm Icon Earworm chance to trigger increased to 5% per stack (was 3%).
  • Mindmancer Handgloves Icon Mindmancer Handgloves now increases the damage of Mindgames Icon Mindgames by 20% (was reduce cast speed).
  • Vandal's Zeal Icon Vandal's Zeal can now be obtained 3 times (was 1).
  • Catharstick Icon Catharstick now properly triggers from Shadow Word: Pain Icon Shadow Word: Pain cast by Vampiric Touch Icon Vampiric Touch through the Shadow talent, Misery Icon Misery.

The following Anima Powers have been removed: Psychic Wallet Icon Psychic Wallet, Soul Sapper Icon Soul Sapper, Art of Phantasmal Healing Icon Art of Phantasmal Healing.


More Patch 9.0.5 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.0.5 class changes linked below.



  • 08 Mar. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.0.5 release.
  • 21 Feb. 2021: Guide added.
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