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.
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.
- Meta: Ember Skyflare Diamond
- Red: Runed Cardinal Ruby
- Yellow: Runed Cardinal Ruby or Luminous Ametrine if you lack mana
- Blue: Runed Cardinal Ruby or Royal Dreadstone to increase Mana Regeneration
- Head – Arcanum of Burning Mysteries
- Shoulder – Greater Inscription of the Storm
- Cloak – Enchant Cloak – Greater Speed
- Chest – Enchant Chest – Powerful Stats
- Bracers – Enchant Bracers – Superior Spellpower
- Gloves – Enchant Gloves – Exceptional Spellpower
- Waist – Eternal Belt Buckle
- Legs – Brilliant Spellthread
- Boots – Enchant Boots – Icewalker
If you have mana problems – try replacing some enchants.
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.