Best in Slot Guide for BfA

Discipline Priest PvP Guide

Game Patch
BfA 8.3.7
Last Updated
August 5, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Discipline Priest PvP Guide (Arena and Battlegrounds) for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3. We covered best Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. This guide is constantly updated to show latest data for 2v2, 3v3 and RBG.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, and later adjust things to your liking.

Ladder

Talents

15
Castigation
Twist of Fate
Schism
30
Body and Soul
Masochism
Angelic Feather
45
Shield Discipline
Mindbender
Power Word: Solace
60
Psychic Voice
Dominant Mind
Shining Force
75
Sins of the Many
Contrition
Shadow Covenant
90
Purge the Wicked
Divine Star
Halo
100
Lenience
Luminous Barrier
Evangelism

PvP Talents

Talents

15
Castigation
Twist of Fate
Schism
30
Body and Soul
Masochism
Angelic Feather
45
Shield Discipline
Mindbender
Power Word: Solace
60
Psychic Voice
Dominant Mind
Shining Force
75
Sins of the Many
Contrition
Shadow Covenant
90
Purge the Wicked
Divine Star
Halo
100
Lenience
Luminous Barrier
Evangelism

PvP Talents

Talents

15
Castigation
Twist of Fate
Schism
30
Body and Soul
Masochism
Angelic Feather
45
Shield Discipline
Mindbender
Power Word: Solace
60
Psychic Voice
Dominant Mind
Shining Force
75
Sins of the Many
Contrition
Shadow Covenant
90
Purge the Wicked
Divine Star
Halo
100
Lenience
Luminous Barrier
Evangelism

PvP Talents

Stats

Versatility
Haste
Mastery
Critical Strike

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Stats

Versatility
Haste
Mastery
Critical Strike

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Stats

Versatility
Haste
Mastery
Critical Strike

Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
Head
Legs
Neck
Ring
Chest
Hands
Waist
Wrist
Trinket
Main Hand
Shoulders

Races

Human
Undead
Night Elf

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Human
Undead
Night Elf

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Undead
Human
Blood Elf

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Rotation

Use Potion
In general this is best used on someone in danger who will take big damage. Tanks are the usual target.
Time up with big damage phases. Plan out Rapture/Evangelism uses in between Barrier uses.
Time up with big damage phases. Plan out Rapture uses in between other cooldowns like Barrier and Evangelism
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Time up with big damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Whenever you can benefit from the mana gain
With Rapture up, put shields on as many people as possible. Prioritize allies without Atonement first.
ManifestoOfMadness
Use single target spells to get 5 Atonements up
Use single target spells to get 5 Atonements up
After Power Word: Radiance
Once you have 5+ Atonements up. Try to target an ally without Atonement for the actual spell cast.
Time up with big damage phases. You want to try to have 2 charges of Power Word: Radiance stored up so you can maximize Atonements right before you use Evangelism. Use Evangelism after you use up the Radiance charges.
5 targets. Use in between Evangelism, but start saving charges when Evangelism will be coming up.
When there are less than 5 Atonements out. Target allies without Atonement.
When there are less than 5 Atonements out. Target allies without Atonement.
Refresh Purge the Wicked in the 30% refresh window
When there are 5+ Atonements out
Target allies without Atonement. Skip this if you have around 10+ Atonements out.
Spam this during movement if you can't use anything else.
Is a long cooldown available?
No
With Rapture up, put shields on as many people as possible. Prioritize allies without Atonement first.
Is Evangelism ready and big damage coming soon?
No
5 targets. Use in between Evangelism, but start saving charges when Evangelism will be coming up.
When there are less than 5 Atonements out. Target allies without Atonement.
When there are less than 5 Atonements out. Target allies without Atonement.
Refresh Purge the Wicked in the 30% refresh window
When there are 5+ Atonements out
Target allies without Atonement. Skip this if you have around 10+ Atonements out.
Spam this during movement if you can't use anything else.
Yes
ManifestoOfMadness
Use single target spells to get 5 Atonements up
Use single target spells to get 5 Atonements up
After Power Word: Radiance
Once you have 5+ Atonements up. Try to target an ally without Atonement for the actual spell cast.
Time up with big damage phases. You want to try to have 2 charges of Power Word: Radiance stored up so you can maximize Atonements right before you use Evangelism. Use Evangelism after you use up the Radiance charges.
Yes
In general this is best used on someone in danger who will take big damage. Tanks are the usual target.
Time up with big damage phases. Plan out Rapture/Evangelism uses in between Barrier uses.
Time up with big damage phases. Plan out Rapture uses in between other cooldowns like Barrier and Evangelism
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Time up with big damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Whenever you can benefit from the mana gain

Rotation

Use Potion
In general this is best used on someone in danger who will take big damage. Tanks are the usual target.
Time up with big damage phases. Plan out Rapture/Evangelism uses in between Barrier uses.
Time up with big damage phases. Plan out Rapture uses in between other cooldowns like Barrier and Evangelism
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Time up with big damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Whenever you can benefit from the mana gain
With Rapture up, put shields on as many people as possible. Prioritize allies without Atonement first.
ManifestoOfMadness
Use single target spells to get 5 Atonements up
Use single target spells to get 5 Atonements up
After Power Word: Radiance
Once you have 5+ Atonements up. Try to target an ally without Atonement for the actual spell cast.
Time up with big damage phases. You want to try to have 2 charges of Power Word: Radiance stored up so you can maximize Atonements right before you use Evangelism. Use Evangelism after you use up the Radiance charges.
5 targets. Use in between Evangelism, but start saving charges when Evangelism will be coming up.
When there are less than 5 Atonements out. Target allies without Atonement.
When there are less than 5 Atonements out. Target allies without Atonement.
Refresh Purge the Wicked in the 30% refresh window
When there are 5+ Atonements out
Target allies without Atonement. Skip this if you have around 10+ Atonements out.
Spam this during movement if you can't use anything else.
Is a long cooldown available?
No
With Rapture up, put shields on as many people as possible. Prioritize allies without Atonement first.
Is Evangelism ready and big damage coming soon?
No
5 targets. Use in between Evangelism, but start saving charges when Evangelism will be coming up.
When there are less than 5 Atonements out. Target allies without Atonement.
When there are less than 5 Atonements out. Target allies without Atonement.
Refresh Purge the Wicked in the 30% refresh window
When there are 5+ Atonements out
Target allies without Atonement. Skip this if you have around 10+ Atonements out.
Spam this during movement if you can't use anything else.
Yes
ManifestoOfMadness
Use single target spells to get 5 Atonements up
Use single target spells to get 5 Atonements up
After Power Word: Radiance
Once you have 5+ Atonements up. Try to target an ally without Atonement for the actual spell cast.
Time up with big damage phases. You want to try to have 2 charges of Power Word: Radiance stored up so you can maximize Atonements right before you use Evangelism. Use Evangelism after you use up the Radiance charges.
Yes
In general this is best used on someone in danger who will take big damage. Tanks are the usual target.
Time up with big damage phases. Plan out Rapture/Evangelism uses in between Barrier uses.
Time up with big damage phases. Plan out Rapture uses in between other cooldowns like Barrier and Evangelism
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Time up with big damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Whenever you can benefit from the mana gain

Rotation

Use Potion
In general this is best used on someone in danger who will take big damage. Tanks are the usual target.
Time up with big damage phases. Plan out Rapture/Evangelism uses in between Barrier uses.
Time up with big damage phases. Plan out Rapture uses in between other cooldowns like Barrier and Evangelism
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Time up with big damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Whenever you can benefit from the mana gain
With Rapture up, put shields on as many people as possible. Prioritize allies without Atonement first.
ManifestoOfMadness
Use single target spells to get 5 Atonements up
Use single target spells to get 5 Atonements up
After Power Word: Radiance
Once you have 5+ Atonements up. Try to target an ally without Atonement for the actual spell cast.
Time up with big damage phases. You want to try to have 2 charges of Power Word: Radiance stored up so you can maximize Atonements right before you use Evangelism. Use Evangelism after you use up the Radiance charges.
5 targets. Use in between Evangelism, but start saving charges when Evangelism will be coming up.
When there are less than 5 Atonements out. Target allies without Atonement.
When there are less than 5 Atonements out. Target allies without Atonement.
Refresh Purge the Wicked in the 30% refresh window
When there are 5+ Atonements out
Target allies without Atonement. Skip this if you have around 10+ Atonements out.
Spam this during movement if you can't use anything else.
Is a long cooldown available?
No
With Rapture up, put shields on as many people as possible. Prioritize allies without Atonement first.
Is Evangelism ready and big damage coming soon?
No
5 targets. Use in between Evangelism, but start saving charges when Evangelism will be coming up.
When there are less than 5 Atonements out. Target allies without Atonement.
When there are less than 5 Atonements out. Target allies without Atonement.
Refresh Purge the Wicked in the 30% refresh window
When there are 5+ Atonements out
Target allies without Atonement. Skip this if you have around 10+ Atonements out.
Spam this during movement if you can't use anything else.
Yes
ManifestoOfMadness
Use single target spells to get 5 Atonements up
Use single target spells to get 5 Atonements up
After Power Word: Radiance
Once you have 5+ Atonements up. Try to target an ally without Atonement for the actual spell cast.
Time up with big damage phases. You want to try to have 2 charges of Power Word: Radiance stored up so you can maximize Atonements right before you use Evangelism. Use Evangelism after you use up the Radiance charges.
Yes
In general this is best used on someone in danger who will take big damage. Tanks are the usual target.
Time up with big damage phases. Plan out Rapture/Evangelism uses in between Barrier uses.
Time up with big damage phases. Plan out Rapture uses in between other cooldowns like Barrier and Evangelism
Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Potion: Near the end of the fight, decide if you need to use a Mana potion or can use an Intellect potion.
Use Racial Active Buff: Time up with big damage phases
Use Trinkets: Time up with big damage phases
Whenever you can benefit from the mana gain

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