Priest abilities are abilities that priests use. Most abilities are shared between all specializations, while some are only specific to one (or two) specializations.

For an overview of priest abilities, see the Priest overview.


All priests automatically learn the following spells at the specified level, regardless of specialization.

Ability Level
[Smite] 1
[Shadow Word: Pain] 2
[Flash Heal] 3
[Power Word: Shield] 4
[Mind Blast] 5
[Power Word: Fortitude] 6
[Psychic Scream] 7
[Desperate Prayer] 8
[Fade] 9
[Resurrection] 10/Quest
[Shadow Word: Death] 14
[Levitate] 21
[Mind Vision] 22
[Dispel Magic] 24
[Shackle Undead] 28
[Focused Will] 33
[Mind Control] 34
[Mass Dispel] 42
[Leap of Faith] 49
[Mind Soothe] 52
[Power Infusion] 58


The three priest specializations are Discipline (Healer), Holy (Healer) and Shadow (caster DPS).

For an exploration of each priest specialization, see Priest specializations.


Talents become available at level 15. Only one talent can be chosen from each tier.

They can be swapped out any time outside of a rested area using  [Tome of the Tranquil Mind].

Priest talents
Level Choices
15 Discipline [Castigation] [Twist of Fate] [Schism]
Holy [Enlightenment] [Trail of Light] [Enduring Renewal]
Shadow [Fortress of the Mind] Death and Madness Unfurling Darkness
25 Discipline [Body and Soul] [Masochism] [Angelic Feather]
Holy [Angel's Mercy] [Body and Soul]
Shadow [Body and Soul] [San'layn] Intangibility
30 Discipline [Shield Discipline] [Mindbender] [Power Word: Solace]
Holy [Cosmic Ripple] [Guardian Angel] [Afterlife]
Shadow [Twist of Fate] [Misery] Searing Nightmare
35 Discipline [Psychic Voice] [Dominant Mind] [Shining Force]
Holy [Censure]
Shadow [Last Word] [Mind Bomb] [Psychic Horror]
40 Discipline [Sins of the Many] [Contrition] [Shadow Covenant]
Holy [Surge of Light] [Binding Heal] Prayer Circle
Shadow [Auspicious Spirits] [Psychic Link] [Shadow Crash]
45 Discipline [Purge the Wicked] [Divine Star] [Halo]
Holy [Benediction]
Shadow Domination (priest talent) [Mindbender] [Void Torrent]
50 Discipline [Lenience] [Spirit Shell] [Evangelism]
Holy [Light of the Naaru] [Apotheosis] [Holy Word: Salvation]
Shadow Ancient Madness Hungering Void [Surrender to Madness]

PvP talents

PvP talents become available at level 20. Up to 3 PvP talents may be active at any given time (with additional slots becoming available at levels 30 and 40).

These talents are active in the open world with War Mode turned on, as well as during instanced PvP. They have no effect in dungeons and raids.


Glyphs are items that can change a spell or ability's visual appearance. Most glyphs are crafted by scribes, are color-coded by class, and can be applied as early as level 11. They can be removed at any time outside of combat using  [Vanishing Powder].

Glyph Used on
 [Glyph of Angels] [Mastery: Echo of Light]
 [Glyph of Dark Absolution] [Penance]
 [Glyph of Ghostly Fade] [Fade]
 [Glyph of Inspired Hymns] [Divine Hymn]
 [Glyph of Shackle Undead] [Shackle Undead]
 [Glyph of Shadow] [Shadowform]
 [Glyph of Shadowy Friends] [Shadowform]
 [Glyph of the Heavens] [Levitate]
 [Glyph of the Lightspawn] [Shadowfiend]
 [Glyph of the Sha] [Shadowfiend]
 [Glyph of the Val'kyr] [Spirit of Redemption]
 [Glyph of the Voidling] [Shadowfiend]

See also