Discipline Priest PvE Guide

PvE Guide
Patch: 8.3.7
Author: Wowmeta
Class: Priest
Specialization: Discipline
Last updated on: Aug 2, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Discipline Priest Healing Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

1. Talents

15
Castigation
Twist of Fate
Schism
30
Body and Soul
Masochism
Angelic Feather
45
Shield Discipline
Mindbender
Power Word: Solace
60
Psychic Voice
Dominant Mind
Shining Force
75
Sins of the Many
Contrition
Shadow Covenant
90
Purge the Wicked
Divine Star
Halo
100
Lenience
Luminous Barrier
Evangelism

2. Stats

Haste > Critical Strike > Intellect > Mastery > Versatility

3. Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
> >
Head
> >
Legs
> >
Neck
Ring
> >
Chest
> >
Hands
> >
Waist
> >
Wrist
> >
Trinket
> >
Main Hand
> >
Shoulders
>

4. Azerite essence

Azerite Essence
> >

5. Gem

Gem
> >

6. Azerite powers

Azerite Power
> >

7. Races

Race
Goblin > Blood Elf > Undead

8. Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

9. Rotation

Note: Question marks should be tapped/hovered over with mouse.

? Use Potion
? In general this is best used on someone in danger who will take big damage. Tanks are the usual target.
? Time up with big damage phases. Plan out Rapture/Evangelism uses in between Barrier uses.
? Time up with big damage phases. Plan out Rapture uses in between other cooldowns like Barrier and Evangelism
? Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
? Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
? Use Racial Active Buff: Time up with big damage phases
? Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
? Whenever you can benefit from the mana gain
? With Rapture up, put shields on as many people as possible. Prioritize allies without Atonement first.
? ManifestoOfMadness
? Use single target spells to get 5 Atonements up
? Use single target spells to get 5 Atonements up
? After Power Word: Radiance
? Once you have 5+ Atonements up. Try to target an ally without Atonement for the actual spell cast.
? Time up with big damage phases. You want to try to have 2 charges of Power Word: Radiance stored up so you can maximize Atonements right before you use Evangelism. Use Evangelism after you use up the Radiance charges.
? 5 targets. Use in between Evangelism, but start saving charges when Evangelism will be coming up.
? When there are less than 5 Atonements out. Target allies without Atonement.
? When there are less than 5 Atonements out. Target allies without Atonement.
? Refresh Purge the Wicked in the 30% refresh window
? When there are 5+ Atonements out
? Target allies without Atonement. Skip this if you have around 10+ Atonements out.
? Spam this during movement if you can't use anything else.
? Is a long cooldown available?
No
? With Rapture up, put shields on as many people as possible. Prioritize allies without Atonement first.
? Is Evangelism ready and big damage coming soon?
No
? 5 targets. Use in between Evangelism, but start saving charges when Evangelism will be coming up.
? When there are less than 5 Atonements out. Target allies without Atonement.
? When there are less than 5 Atonements out. Target allies without Atonement.
? Refresh Purge the Wicked in the 30% refresh window
? When there are 5+ Atonements out
? Target allies without Atonement. Skip this if you have around 10+ Atonements out.
? Spam this during movement if you can't use anything else.
Yes
? ManifestoOfMadness
? Use single target spells to get 5 Atonements up
? Use single target spells to get 5 Atonements up
? After Power Word: Radiance
? Once you have 5+ Atonements up. Try to target an ally without Atonement for the actual spell cast.
? Time up with big damage phases. You want to try to have 2 charges of Power Word: Radiance stored up so you can maximize Atonements right before you use Evangelism. Use Evangelism after you use up the Radiance charges.
Yes
? In general this is best used on someone in danger who will take big damage. Tanks are the usual target.
? Time up with big damage phases. Plan out Rapture/Evangelism uses in between Barrier uses.
? Time up with big damage phases. Plan out Rapture uses in between other cooldowns like Barrier and Evangelism
? Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
? Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
? Use Racial Active Buff: Time up with big damage phases
? Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
? Whenever you can benefit from the mana gain

Frequently Asked Questions

🧐 How is this Guide useful?

The goal of our guides is to show you the overall 'optimal' options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.

📚 Where do you get this data from?

We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% Raiders using various public World of Warcraft sources such as the official Blizzard API and WarcraftLogs. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.

😸 Why do you show different recommendations for each boss?

There is usually a slight divergence in optimal choices for each given boss, so we decided to cover that in our guides. However, we also provide you with the 'All Stars' option which is the summary of most popular choices for all bosses together, in case you want the 'set it and forget it' approach (even though in some cases you might end up sacrificing a bit of your performance).