3v3 Discipline Priest

Discipline Priest
Season 3
50 characters
2436 - 2689

This guide is dedicated to building a PvP Discipline Priest equipped to prevail in 3v3 in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.5. It is based on an analysis of the top 50 characters from Season 3 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions, including Smightxd from Thrall (US) — currently ranked as the best Discipline Priest in 3v3.

The guide covers stat priority, the most effective races, widely used talents, the best equipment, as well as the ideal embellishments, enchantments, and gems for a Discipline Priest. To ensure better accuracy, it checks each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type. Updated every 12 hours, it ensures the most current and effective builds are always at your fingertips.

Top Discipline Priests

  1. 1
    Smightxd
    Thrall (US)
    458 ilvl
    2689
  2. 2
    Tjak
    Stormscale (EU)
    458 ilvl
    2689
  3. 3
    Goreckiq
    Hyjal (US)
    461 ilvl
    2671
  4. 4
    Seskipr
    Stormreaver (EU)
    459 ilvl
    2666
  5. 5
    Challengerz
    Suramar (US)
    461 ilvl
    2654

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Discipline Priest Secondary and Minor stats for 3v3.

Secondary Stats
+205
6% Critical Strike
+2583
15% Haste
+5664
53% Mastery
+5617
27% Versatility
  1. Mastery
  2. Versatility
  3. Haste
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+35
0% Avoidance
+19
0% Leech
+529
10% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Avoidance
  3. Leech

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Undead currently being the top race for Discipline Priests in 3v3, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Undead
    26
  2. Night Elf
    11
  3. Gnome
    5
  4. Human
    2
  5. Kul Tiran
    1

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Priest specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Priest class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Priest's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Renew
50
Dispel Magic
50
Shadowfiend
50
Prayer of Mending
4
Improved Flash Heal
50
Improved Purify
6
Psychic Voice
49
Shadow Word: Death
50
Focused Mending
0
Holy Nova
3
From Darkness Comes Light
48
Angelic Feather
47
Phantasm
48
Death and Madness
17
Spell Warding
4
Rhapsody
0
Leap of Faith
50
Shackle Undead
0
Void Tendrils
29
Mind Control
29
Words of the Pious
1
Mass Dispel
46
Move with Grace
24
Power Infusion
50
Sanguine Teachings
2
Tithe Evasion
0
Inspiration
26
Mental Agility
16
Body and Soul
49
Twins of the Sun Priestess
49
Void Shield
28
San'layn
2
Apathy
0
Unwavering Will
50
Twist of Fate
49
Throes of Pain
22
Binding Heals
41
Halo
1
Translucent Image
50
Mindgames
14
Surge of Light
50
Light's Inspiration
0
Crystalline Reflection
50
Improved Fade
38
Manipulation
0
Power Word: Life
46
Angelic Bulwark
35
Void Shift
49
Shattered Perceptions
0

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Discipline Priests with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Atonement
50
Power Word: Radiance
50
Pain Suppression
50
Power of the Dark Side
50
Light's Promise
50
Sanctuary
5
Protector of the Frail
50
Dark Indulgence
48
Schism
43
Bright Pupil
46
Shield Discipline
49
Power Word: Barrier
50
Painful Punishment
4
Malicious Intent
1
Purge the Wicked
50
Rapture
50
Shadow Covenant
18
Revel in Purity
49
Contrition
11
Exaltation
48
Pain and Suffering
32
Twilight Corruption
13
Borrowed Time
47
Castigation
50
Abyssal Reverie
3
Train of Thought
46
Ultimate Penitence
49
Lenience
47
Void Summoner
8
Divine Aegis
46
Blaze of Light
50
Heaven's Wrath
1
Harsh Discipline
47
Expiation
0
Inescapable Torment
5
Aegis of Wrath
45
Weal and Woe
48
Overloaded with Light
0
Twilight Equilibrium
3
Mindbender
5

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Discipline Priest's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Purification
3
Trinity
0
Strength of Soul
2
Ultimate Radiance
50
Archangel
19
Dark Archangel
7
Thoughtsteal
0
Inner Light and Shadow
27
Absolute Faith
0
Catharsis
5
Phase Shift
37
Improved Mass Dispel
0

Equipment

Equipment directly determines a character's power level in World of Warcraft. These items are acquired from diverse sources: they can drop in dungeons and raids, be discovered across the world, be crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of equipment significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Discipline Priests in 3v3, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Headcover
    31
  2. set
    Crest of Lunar Communion
    7
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Guise
    7
  4. Lightweight Ocular Lenses
    5

Neck

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Amulet
    33
  2. Torc of Passed Time
    15
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Necklace
    2

Shoulders

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Amice
    30
  2. set
    Shoulderguardians of Lunar Communion
    9
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shoulderspikes
    7
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Mantle
    4

Back

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Shawl
    31
  2. Hellbloom Cape
    10
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Drape
    5
  4. Hellbloom Cloak
    2
  5. Cloak of Lunar Communion
    1

Chest

  1. set
    Cassock of Lunar Communion
    48
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Blouse
    1
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Tunic
    1

Wrist

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps
    22
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Armbands
    19
  3. Overengineered Sleeve Extenders
    6
  4. set
    Hellbloom Bindings
    2
  5. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Wristwraps
    1

Hands

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Handwraps
    32
  2. set
    Touch of Lunar Communion
    6
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Gloves
    5
  4. Vibrant Wildercloth Handwraps
    5
  5. set
    Hellbloom Gloves
    2

Waist

  1. Infurious Binding of Gesticulation
    21
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle
    21
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Cord
    7
  4. Cincture of Lunar Communion
    1

Legs

  1. set
    Leggings of Lunar Communion
    47
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Slacks
    2
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Trousers
    1

Feet

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Silk Treads
    22
  2. Blue Dragon Soles
    16
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers
    11
  4. set
    Hellbloom Slippers
    1

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight
    45
  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass
    26
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Signet
    24
  4. Verdant Gladiator's Ring
    3
  5. Arch-Druid's Tainted Seal
    1

Trinkets

  1. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    48
  2. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Medallion
    48
  3. set
    Verdant Gladiator's Emblem
    3
  4. set
    Verdant Aspirant's Medallion
    1

Main Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Scepter
    21
  2. Verdant Gladiator's Greatstaff
    19
  3. Verdant Gladiator's Staff
    9
  4. Hellbloom Club
    1

Off Hand

  1. Verdant Gladiator's Censer
    21
  2. Hellbloom Branch
    1

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Discipline Priests in 3v3.

  1. Precognition
    35
  2. Blue Silken Lining
    27
  3. Mettle
    21
  4. Blue Dragon Soles
    16

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here is a list of the top enchantments for Discipline Priests in 3v3, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence
    1

Back

  1. Homebound Speed
    44
  2. +125 Speed
    2
  3. Graceful Avoidance
    2

Chest

  1. Reserve of Intellect
    48
  2. Waking Stats
    2

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed
    42
  2. +125 Speed
    1
  3. +200 Avoidance
    1

Hands

  1. Enchant Gloves - Zandalari Surveying
    1

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp
    30

Legs

  1. Temporal Spellthread
    50

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze
    45
  2. Watcher's Loam
    2

Rings

  1. +82 Mastery
    82
  2. +82 Haste
    11
  3. +82 Versatility
    7

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion
    49
  2. Earthen Writ
    1

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, the following are the top gem choices for Discipline Priests in 3v3.

  1. Keen Neltharite
    144
  2. Zen Neltharite
    116
  3. Keen Ysemerald
    29
  4. Skillful Illimited Diamond
    24
  5. Energized Ysemerald
    19