Discipline Priest Dragonflight Class Guide

General Information

Welcome to our Discipline Priest Guide for World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. We will help you to learn and master Discipline Priest in either Raids or Mythic Keystone Dungeons.

Last Update: 16-03-2023

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Basics of Discipline Priest

With the most infamous Atonement, Discipline Priests almost exclusively heal by dealing damage to their enemies. Discipline Priests also grant a huge amount of absorption, which can virtually increase the health pool by all players, allowing them to take damage before losing their own health.

Stat Choice for Discipline Priest

General Stat Priority for Discipline Priest with our Build is:

  1. Intellect
  2. Haste
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Versatility
  5. Mastery

Basic Rotation

Please read our Rotation and Cooldown section for further information. 

Table of Contents

Builds and Talents

General Talent Tree

Most Notable Talents

Your bottom row Talents are Mindgames and Power Word: Life. These have the biggest impact in your rotation and playstyle. Divine Star or Halo can be talented aswell, which offers you an additional Heal/Damage ability.

Other Damage Talents

Shadow Word: Death and Shadowfiend are granting you additional abilities to deal damage with. Holy Nova also offers a strong AoE ability. Throes of Pain and Twist of Fate will grant passive boost in damage.

Crowd Control & Utility

Shackle Undead, Void Tendrils and Sheer Terror, Mind Control and Psychic Voice are your Crowd Control Talents. Power Infusion and Void Shift are your biggest Utility cooldown. Vampiric Embrace, Angelic Feather, Leap of Faith, Mass Dispel, Purify Disease and Dispel Magic are your other Utility Talents. 

Defensive Talents

Angelic Bulwark, Light’s Insipration and Crystalline Reflection are located in the bottom row of the Talent Tree, and increase your own Survivability.

Specialization Talent Tree

Single Target Talents
  • Light’s Wrath deals strong damage against a target, increasing by the amount of Atonements active.
  • Twilight Equilibrium increases your damage whenever alternating between Shadow and Holy spells.
  • Evangelism is a strong 2-minute cooldown, extending the duration of all active Atonements.
  • Divine Aegis creates an absorption shield after your critical heals.
  • Aegis of Wrath increases the absorb of Power Word: Shield,but decaying over time.
  • Rapture is a 2-minute cooldown, causing your Power Word: Shield to have no cooldown.
Multi Target Talents
  • Schism deals damage and increase your damage done by 25% for 9 seconds.
  • Power Word: Radiance heals 5 party members and applies Atonement.
  • Purge the Wicked replaces Shadow Word: Pain and applies to additional targets after using Penance
  • Shadow Covenant heals multiple targets, and converts Halo or Divine Star to Shadow.
  • Mindbender deals AoE damage with Inescapable Torment after using Mind Blast and Shadow Word: Death.
  • Void Summoner reduces the cooldown of Mindbender.

Mythic+ Talents For Discipline Priest



Rotation and Cooldowns

Basic Rotation for Discipline Priest in Single Target

Basic Rotation for Discipline Priest in Multi Target


Evangelism Opener: Apply as many Atonement as possible

Stat Priority

Stat Choice for Discipline Priest

General Stat Priority for Discipline Priest with our Build is:

  1. Intellect
  2. Haste
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Versatility
  5. Mastery

Intellect is your primary stat, meaning that Itemlevel is superior in most cases. Higher Itemlevel will also increase your Stamina and Armor that you gain.

Critical Strike increases the chance for your abilities and spells to deal double damage.

Haste reduces your global cooldown, your time to cast spells, and reduces the cooldown of many abilities.

Versatility grants you a flat damage increase, but also a damage decrease for half of its value.

Mastery increases your healing and absorption on targets with Atonement.

The further we are getting into the expansion, the effects of diminishing returns start to limit your effective gain of your secondary stats. After reaching 30% (by rating) of any given stat, you will start to receive a penalty that reduces the gain from more of the same stat over this treshold.

Stat priority can differ on every character. Make sure to simulate yourself on Raidbots get the perfect results for you.

Gear and Trinkets

Best In Slot Gear for Discipline Priest

This List shows the current Best-In-Slot Gear for Dragonflight Season 1. Many Items can be potentially substituted with any Profession Gear, especially early on into the Season.

Additionally, there is the option for Profession Gear to be crafted with additional Buffs/Perks, which can benefit your character in certain situations.

Best Trinkets for Discipline Priest

This List shows the current Top 30 Trinkets, based on simulations for damage in a Single Target Situation.

This list might not reflect the perfect choice for your specific situation.

Trinkets can differ at any boss or in different dungeons.

To see a full overview of Trinkets – Please visit Bloodmallet


Gems, Enchants and Consumables