Discipline Priest PvP Guide | 8.2 BfA Race, Talents, Essences, Traits, Gear and Macros

by Mystic // August 21, 2019

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Best race:

  • Human is by far the best option as it allows you to play with Relentless in a lot of matchups while still having Every Man for Himself for break out of stuns


Best race:

  • Undead is the only Horde race that provides any competitive benefit for disc priests with Will of the Forsaken allowing you to break out of a fear effect which can be the deciding factor in some games


Castigation provides a more stable increase to both damage and healing for games where you want a consistent increase to your throughput such as against high spread pressure whereas Twist of Fate is better for healing heavy single target pressure

Schism is perfect for increasing your damage when playing a comp like RMP where you’re able to consistently get casts off but can be worse when playing non setup based comps as you’re more likely to be interrupted

Masochism should be used if you expect to be targeted by the opposing team

Body and Soul is a great pick for when you plan to stay near a pillar all game for the dispel protection and mobility it provides your team

Shining Force should be taken over Psychic Voice if you don’t intend to frequently push in for fears or expect to be trained and want the additional tool for peeling yourself


  • Gladiator’s Medallion should be used in matchups where you need to break out of important crowd control, such as Blind against rogues
  • Relentless is usually a great pick when playing as a human and can even be considered as undead in matchups with lots of small consistent crowd control, such as against destruction warlocks


Vs. Mages/Hunters

When trained

Full defensive

The Crucible of Flame

The current go-to in most situations as it gives you instant on demand burst healing, something that disc priests lack – it can also be used offensively to deal extra damage during kill attempts and it even scales with Schism and Dark Archangel

Memory of Lucid Dreams

Should be used for the added mana regeneration over the course of a game in matchups where your win condition is dependent on mana

Ripple in Space

Potential option when being trained on z-axis maps to get away from your opponents

Vitality Conduit

Can be considered as a niche pick against comps with a ton of crowd control to help your teammates survive while you’re in a long cc chain


Mandatory traits:

Recommended traits:

Alternative traits:

With Ultimate Radiance:


  1. Shiver Venom Relic
  2. Pocket-Sized Computation Device with Cyclotronic Blast
  3. Notorious Gladiator’s Maledict


  1. Ward of Envelopment
  2. Revitalizing Voodoo Totem
  3. Notorious Gladiator’s Safeguard
  4. Mirror of Entwined Fate

Haste = Versa > Mastery > Crit

/target [@party1]

/target [@party2]

/cast [target=party1] Purify

/cast [target=party2] Purify

/cast [target=focus] Purge the Wicked

/cast [target=focus] Penance

/cast [target=focus] Smite

/cast [help] Purify; [harm] Dispel Magic

  • 0
    5 months ago
    Does Death Throes combine with Purge of the Wicked?
    • 0
      5 months ago
      Yes! Death Throes affects Disc priests Purge of the Wicked!
  • 1
    7 months ago
    When will be updated ?
    • 0
      6 months ago
      Update's in progress at the moment! We'll have class guide videos coming out throughout August and will then have these updated as the videos with all the updated information come out.
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