Our aim is to cover everything needed to master Discipline in all PVE areas of content.

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  • Author: Hellpriesto - Admin at WarcraftPriests, content creator and theorycrafter. Raider for <Witness> on EU-Draenor.
  • Evaluator: Clandon - Moderator at Warcraftpriests, Icy Veins Author for Discipline Priest. Raider for <Incarnate> on US-Tichondrius.


Hello everyone and welcome to WarcraftPriest's Shadowlands Discipline Guide. All feedback and discussion is welcomed, please feel free to contact us in the WarcraftPriest Discord. All content within this guide carries a PVE focus.

If you would prefer to have a more brief version of this guide which covers a lot less but will get you going quicker. Please refer to the Quick Start Guide.

Discipline plays quite differently to the majority of the healing roster. Our healing style requires us to be pro-active and make quick decisions for Atonement placement. It will require a firm grasp of being able to apply efficient Atonement to our allies at the correct moments whilst also dealing damage to our enemies to heal.


Below is a table of common acronyms used when talking about Discipline Priest specific spells.

PW:S - Power Word: ShieldPW:R - Power Word: RadianceSW:P - Shadow Word: Pain
SF - ShadowfiendMB - MindbenderPW:B - Power Word: Barrier
PTW - Purge the WickedPotDS - Power of the Dark SideLoF - Leap of Faith
ToF - Twist of FateScov - Shadow CovenantSotM - Sins of the Many
SW:D - Shadow Word: DeathDP - Desperate PrayerPI - Power Infusion
SS - Spirit ShellPS - Pain SuppressionMD - Mass Dispel

What has changed from BFA?

Aside from the large changes to the game such as the level squish, there has not been a lot of changes to Discipline Priest. Here is an article that goes over all the changes here.

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