Priest Class Changes in Patch 9.1

Last updated on Jun 27, 2021 at 09:05 by Stan 2 comments

On this page, you will find a list of all Priest class changes introduced in Patch 9.1.


General Priest Changes

  • Clear Mind Icon Clear Mind (Conduits) effectiveness reduced by 25%.

Priest Class Guides Updated for Patch 9.1

Below, you will find out Priest class guides, which have all been updated for Patch 9.1.


Discipline Priest Changes

  • Spirit Shell Icon Spirit Shell (Level 50 Talent) cooldown increased to 90 seconds (was 60 seconds).
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Hold Your Ground Icon Hold Your Ground (General Draven Soulbind) from increasing Spirit Shell Icon Spirit Shell’s absorbs.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Schism Icon Schism’s (Talent) damage increase to not affect the first damage event from a queued Penance Icon Penance.
  • Fixed an issue with Power Word: Barrier Icon Power Word: Barrier's damage reduction being removed earlier than intended when two Discipline Priests cast Power Word: Barrier.
  • Read more: Discipline Priest Patch 9.1 Analysis

Holy Priest Changes

  • Symbol of Hope Icon Symbol of Hope has been redesigned — Bolster the morale of party or raid members within 40 yards. They each recover 60 seconds of cooldown on a major defensive ability, and they regain 18% of their missing Mana, over 5 seconds.
  • Read more: Holy Priest Patch 9.1 Analysis

Shadow Priest Changes

  • Shadow Word: Pain Icon Shadow Word: Pain damage increased by 25%.
  • Vampiric Touch Icon Vampiric Touch damage increased by 25%.
  • Devouring Plague Icon Devouring Plague damage reduced by 18%.
  • Dissonant Echoes Icon Dissonant Echoes (Conduit) now grants 20% increased Void Bolt Icon Void Bolt damage (was 35%).
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Death and Madness Icon Death and Madness (Talent) from granting Insanity and resetting the cooldown of Shadow Word: Death Icon Shadow Word: Death when Shadow Word: Death was cast as the target dies.
  • Read more: Shadow Priest Patch 9.1 Analysis

Priest Legendary Power Changes

In this section, we list all Priest Legendary Power changes that went live in Patch 9.1.


Shadow Priest Legendary Powers

  • Shadowflame Prism Icon Shadowflame Prism (Runecarving Power) — Shadowflame Rift Icon Shadowflame Rift damage reduced by 16%.
  • Talbadar's Stratagem Icon Talbadar's Stratagem (Runecarving Power) — Mind Blast Icon Mind Blast's damage increase reduced by 8%.

New Priest Legendary Powers

This section contains all the new Priest Legendary Powers added in Patch 9.1.

  • Bwonsamdi's Pact Icon Bwonsamdi's Pact (Head/Hands/Waist) — Enter a pact with the Death Loa, calling forth a haunted mask that lingers on a target until Fae Guardians Icon Fae Guardians ends. Copies the benefit of the current faerie on its target. Follows your Direct Mask.
  • Pallid Command Icon Pallid Command
    • Discipline, Holy: Casting Unholy Nova Icon Unholy Nova summons a Broodling Cleric that gains 2% additional damage and healing each time an enemy affected by Unholy Transfusion Icon Unholy Transfusion is damaged by an ally, up to 100%. The Broodling Cleric serves you for 20 seconds, healing an ally for (40% of Spell Power).
    • Shadow: Casting Unholy Nova Icon Unholy Nova summons a Rattling Mage that gains 2% additional damage and healing each time an enemy affected by Unholy Transfusion Icon Unholy Transfusion is damaged by an ally, up to 100%. The Ratting Mage serves you for 20 seconds, blasting your target for (40% of Spell Power) Shadow damage.
  • Shadow Word: Manipulation Icon Shadow Word: Manipulation (Neck/Wrist) — Mindgames Icon Mindgames lasts an additional 3 seconds and reverses an additional 10% damage or healing. When Mindgames can no longer reverse healing or damage, gain 3% Critical Strike for each second remaining for 10 seconds.
  • Spheres' Harmony Icon Spheres' Harmony (Shoulder/Legs) — Boon of the Ascended Icon Boon of the Ascended's cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds, up to 60 seconds, for each stack of Boon of the Ascended consumed by Ascended Eruption Icon Ascended Eruption.

Priest PvP Changes

  • New PvP Talent: Improved Mass Dispel Icon Improved Mass DispelMass Dispel Icon Mass Dispel's cooldown is reduced to 15 seconds and its cast time is reduced by 1 second.
  • Thoughtsteal Icon Thoughtsteal's (PvP Talent) "Confused" spell that players are afflicted with after being Thoughtstolen is now a 20 second cooldown to indicate the duration of the lockout.

Discipline Priest PvP Changes

  • New PvP Talent: Inner Light and Shadow Icon Inner Light and Shadow added. Activate to swap from one effect to the other, incurring a 12 second cooldown. (15-second cooldown)
    • Inner Light: Healing spells cost 15% less Mana.
    • Inner Darkness: Spell damage and Atonement healing increased by 10%.
  • Searing Light renamed to Blaze of Light Icon Blaze of Light and has been redesigned — Increases the damage of Smite Icon Smite and Penance Icon Penance by 15%, and Penance increases or decreases your target's movement speed by 40% for 2 seconds (was Smite damage increased by 1%, and reduced the cooldown of Penance by 1 seconds).
  • Ultimate Radiance Icon Ultimate Radiance (PvP Talent) healing increased by 150% (was 250%).
  • Trinity Icon Trinity (PvP Talent) no longer increases Atonements damage to healing transfer by 20% and the critical strike chance of Smite Icon Smite, Penance Icon Penance and Shadowfiend Icon Shadowfiend has been increased to 30% (was 25%).
  • Atonement Icon Atonement's damage to healing transfer has been increased by 20% in PvP combat.
  • Sins of the Many Icon Sins of the Many (Talent) damage bonus is no longer reduced in PvP Combat (was reduced by 66%).

Holy Priest PvP Changes

  • Cardinal Mending Icon Cardinal Mending (PvP Talent) has been redesigned — Increases the healing of Prayer of Mending Icon Prayer of Mending by 50% and its jump range by 10 yards.
  • Holy Word: Concentration has been renamed to Sanctified Ground Icon Sanctified Ground and has been slightly redesigned — Holy Word: Sanctify Icon Holy Word: Sanctify now causes its current effect, duration has been reduced to 5 seconds (was 8 seconds) and its radius has been increased to 10 yards (from 8 yards).
  • Miracle Worker Icon Miracle Worker (PvP Talent) Holy Word: Serenity Icon Holy Word: Serenity cooldown reduced by 20% (was 25%).
  • Greater Heal Icon Greater Heal (PvP Talent) cooldown decreased to 12 second (was 15 second) and now ignore healing reduction effects except for Dampening.
  • Divine Ascension Icon Divine Ascension (PvP Talent) now increases the range of your spells by 50% while you are in flight.
  • Greater Fade Icon Greater Fade (PvP Talent) duration reduced to 3 seconds (was 4 seconds).
  • Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal healing increased by 15% in PvP combat.
  • Spirit of the Redeemer Icon Spirit of the Redeemer (PvP Talent) cooldown reduced to 2 minutes (was 3 minutes).
  • Fixed an issue that prevented some Holy spells from not benefiting from increased cast range while Divine Ascension Icon Divine Ascension (PvP Talent) was active.

Shadow Priest PvP Changes

  • New PvP Talent: Megalomania Icon Megalomania added. Gain the Surrender to Madness Icon Surrender to Madness talent. When Surrender to Madness would kill you, you are instead reduced to 35% of your max health. If you already have this talent, you may select another in the same row.
  • New PvP Talent: Void Volley Icon Void Volley added. Upon entering Voidform Icon Voidform, send a slow-moving bolt of Shadow energy at a random location every 0.5 second for 3 seconds, dealing Shadow damage to all targets within 8 yards and causing them to flee in horror for 3 seconds.
  • Psyfiend Icon Psyfiend (PvP Talent) now spawns with 10% of the Priest's maximum health (was 10 health).
  • Greater Fade Icon Greater Fade (PvP Talent) duration reduced to 3 seconds (was 4 seconds).
  • Lasting Plague Icon Lasting Plague (PvP Talent) has been removed.
  • Mana regeneration reduced by 10% in PvP Combat.
  • Measured Contemplation Icon Measured Contemplation (Runecarving Power) now increases the healing of your next Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal or Shadow Mend Icon Shadow Mend by 40% per stack in PvP Combat (was 50%) for Shadow Priests.

More Patch 9.1 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 9.1 class changes linked below.



  • 27 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 22 May 2021: Page added.
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