Pve Discipline Priest Healer Guide (wotlk 3.3.5a)

Category: Priest Guides

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.

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.

Discipline Priest Main Spec Talent Tree Wow 3.3.5a

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.

Discipline Priest Heal Spec Talent Tree Wow 3.3.5a

Gems are situational and depend on the build and equipment. They are used to reach the required stat caps.


If you have mana problems – try replacing some enchants.

Viable options: Enchant Chest – Exceptional Mana, Arcanum of Blissful Mending, Greater Inscription of the Crag

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?

First of all, it doesn’t stack with things like Bloodlust and Heroism (only the mana-saving part stacks)

It does stack with Potion of Speed, Berserking, Wrath of Air Totem, Swift Retribution, Improved Moonkin Form

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.

Last, but not least, if things get messy – use it on yourself or the tank/raid healer!
Keep close and be ready to use Desperate Prayer and Pain Suppression on yourself or someone else.

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