PVE Discipline Priest Healer Guide (WotLK 3.3.5a)
Welcome to the Discipline Priest Healer guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King 3.3.5a. In this guide, you will learn about playing a Discipline Priest in a raid. The guide includes Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Add-ons, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips.
1. Talent Tree
The first build will be a standard Discipline build. It has survival spells like Spell Warding and Desperate Prayer but doesn’t go any further into Holy because our main goal is Discipline talents, not hybrid. This build is more for Heroic, where there are other healers as well.
The second one is for players who like to heal with Renew. Suitable for Normals with its lower survivability, when there are no other healers or they heal not enough. Don’t forget to consider using Glyph of Renew with this spec.
Glyph of Penance
Glyph of Flash Heal
Huge mana saves combined with other talents. Flash Heal is one of the primary healing spells
Glyph of Prayer of Healing
Take it when you need to heal the whole raid
Glyph of Renew
The last one is for Normals when you don’t have a Restoration Druid or Holy Priest. You might consider taking it, but it’s a bit out of your role.
Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.
Head – Arcanum of Burning Mysteries
Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Storm
Cloak – Greater Speed
Chest – Powerful Stats
Bracers – Superior Spellpower
Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower
Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs – Brilliant Spellthread
Boots – Icewalker
5. Gameplay & Rotations
Your primary role in the raid is to shield and heal. Not just shield, not just heal, but both. It’s important to remember that. Now let’s talk about Rapture. Read this talent carefully. This is your ticket out of “Out Of Mana” situation.
Example of how to use Rapture:
Your main tank is about to be beaten to death. You use Power Word: Shield. Boss hits the tank, the shield is destroyed because it absorbed most of the damage, the tank is saved. Good job! Now Rapture will proc.
Same situation. Tank’s about to die. You use Power Word: Shield. But hey, you have 6k Gear Score and for some reason, you’re not in a Heroic. Anyway, your overpowered shield will not be destroyed from the damage and Rapture will not proc.
Simple as that.
Second thing I want to point out is this spell – Power Infusion
How to use it? When? On who?
Priority of using Power Infusion on different classes depending on their Haste scaling.
Shadow Priest – They scale off Haste very good.
Affliction Warlock – Execution phase. When boss is lower than 25%
Demonology Warlock – When they activate Metamorphosis
Mages – Stacks with Icy Veins. Stacks with Arcane Power only if Mage uses it after your buff
Elemental Shaman – Not the best decision, but why not. It stacks with Elemental Mastery
Balance Druid – Definitely now your priority target, but it’s better than not using it at all.
Add-ons improve your gameplay by a lot. It is necessary to utilize add-ons, since they play a vital role in your performance, whether you are in a raid, arena or at the auction house.
Check out our Add-ons Page which will provide you with a download link and some configuration info. The addon versions are for WoW WotLK 3.3.5a. The site has multiple versions of the add-ons, so if you need another version – you can also search for it there.