Heal Rotation & Cooldowns for Discipline Priest in PvE | Latest Patch 7.0.3
The following rotation guide was developed through extensive simulations and play testing with the goal of keeping the guide as simple as possible without sacrificing performance. This guide also included AoE rotations and provides details on when to use special talents and cooldowns.
Single Target Rotation
Atonement Healing: Use this spell priority for Atonement healing.
- Power Word Shield Use to absorb low to moderate damage and to apply Atonement.
- Plea for an efficient direct heal and to apply Atonement.
- Penance on cooldown for low to moderate healing to your Atonement targets.
- Smite for low to moderate healing to your Atonement targets.
- Shadow Word Pain for a low to moderate HoT to your Atonement targets.
Discipline Priests rely heavily on Atonement for healing. Atonement healing works by first using your healing abilities, usually Power Word Shield and Plea, to apply the Atonement buff to your healing target. Then, you can switch to using damage dealing abilities; typically Penance, Smite, and Shadow Word Pain, to continue to heal your Atonement targets while also dealing damage. Repeat this cycle by maintaining Atonement with your healing spells and then switching to damage spells to continue healing.
AoE healing works similar to single target healing with the notable addition of Power Word Radiance which allows you to quickly apply Atonement to multiple targets. Use Power Word Radiance as needed for direct healing and to apply Atonement and cycle to your damage dealing abilities to maintain healing on your Atonement targets.
Information on how to incorporate the selected talents from this guide into your rotation is currently being re-worked for 7.0.3. Check back later!
These are effective cooldowns to try and incorporate into most all encounters.