Priest talents in Mists of Pandaria – Holy, Discipline and Shadow – new WoW 5.0 talent system

by on October 22, 2011

Whether you’re Holy, Discipline or Shadow, your class just completely changed – again. With the new Mists of Pandaria / WoW Patch 5.0 talent system, talents are completely changed. Now, a Priest – and every other class – only gets one talent every fifteen levels, chosen from a selection of three – but they’re all hella big talents.

Here’s the complete list of all the Priest talents, as announced at Blizzcon.

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Tier 1/ Level 15 talents: Void Tendrils, Psyfiend, Psychic Scream

Void Tendrils

15% of base mana
30 sec cooldown Instant cast

Summons Shadowy tendrils out of the ground, rooting all targets within 10 yards for 20 sec. Killing the tendril will cancel the effect.


15% of base mana
1 min cooldown Instant cast

Summons a Psyfiend that stands in place. The Psyfiend casts a Psychic Scream on a nearby enemy within 40 yards every 2 sec lasting for 10 sec, preferring anything attacking the Priest or her friends.

Psychic Scream

15% of base mana
30 sec cooldown Instant cast

The caster lets out a psychic scream, causing 5 enemies within X yards to flee for 8 sec. Damage caused may interrupt the effect.

Tier 2/ Level 30 talents: Body and Soul, Path of the Devout, Phantasm

Body and Soul

When you cast Power Word: Shield or Leap of Faith, you increase the target’s movement speed by 60% for 4 sec.

Path of the Devout

Increases your movement speed while Levitating by 25%.


Anytime you Fade, you remove all movement impairing effects from yourself and your movement speed will be unhindered for 3 sec.

Tier 3/ Level 45 talents: From Darkness, Comes Light, Divine Star, Archangel

From Darkness, Comes Light

Surge of Light (Caster form)
You have a 6% chance when you Smite, Heal, Flash Heal, Binding Heal or Greater Heal to cause your next Flash Heal to be instant cast and have no mana cost.

Surge of Darkness (Shadowform)
You have a 6% chance when you deal damage with Mind Flay to cause your next Mind Blast to be instant cast and have no Shadow Orb cost.

Divine Star

20 yd range
30 sec cooldown Instant cast

Fires a Divine Star in front of you, traveling 20 yards doing damage to all enemies and healing all friendly targets in its path.

After reaching its destination, it will return to you also dealing damage and healing all targets in its path.


2 min cooldown Instant cast
Archangel (Caster form)
Consumes your Evangelism, increasesing your healing done by 5% for each Evangelism consumed. 30 sec cooldown.

Dark Archangel (Shadowform)
Consumes your Shadow Orbs, increasing the damage done by your Mind Flay, Mind Spike, Mind Blast and Shadow Word: Death by 5% for each Shadow Orb consumed. 90 sec cooldown.

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Tier 4/ Level 60 talents: Desperate Prayer, Angelic Bulwark, Final Prayer

Desperate Prayer

2 min cooldown Instant cast

Instantly heals the caster for 30% of their total health.

Angelic Bulwark

Increases the effectiveness of your own shield effects on yourself by 30%.

Final Prayer

Anytime a damaging attack brings you below 30% health, you gain an absorption shield equal to 20% of your total health lasting for 20 sec.

This effect cannot occur more than once every 90 sec.

Tier 5/ Level 75 talents: Twist of Fate, Power Infusion, Serendipity

Twist of Fate

Increases damage and healing done to targets at or below 20% health.

Power Infusion

40 yd range 16% of base mana
2 min cooldown Instant cast

Infuses the target with power, increasing spell casting speed by 20% and reducing the mana cost of all spells by 20%. Lasts 15 sec.


When you heal with Binding Heal or Flash Heal, the cast time of your next Greater Heal or Prayer of Healing spell is reduced by 20% and mana cost reduced by 10%. Stacks up to 2 times. Lasts 10 sec.

Mind Melt (Shadowform)
When you deal damage with Mind Spike, the cast time of your next Mind Blast is reduced by 50% lasting 6 sec. Mind Melt can stack up to 2 times.

Tier 6/ Level 90 talents: Vow of Unity, Void Shift, Vampiric Dominance

Vow of Unity

40 yd range
Instant cast

You create a Vow of Unity with the the friendly target. Whenever you heal the target through spells and effects, you are also healed equal to 20% of the amount.

In addition, when the target is attacked, 50% of the damage is redirected to you over 6 sec.

If your target is victim to an attack greater than 30% of their total health, the Vow of Unity effect ends. Only one target can be linked with you using Vow of Unity at a time.

Void Shift

40 yd range
3 min cooldown Instant cast

You swap health percentage with the current friendly target. After this effect ends, you are instantly healed for 25% of your total health.

Vampiric Dominance

When you deal damage or healing, 15% of the amount is healed to up to 3 low-health nearby allies.

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