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WoW Classic Priest Runes & Effects in Season of Discovery

We outline all the Priest Runes you can find in World of Warcraft Classic: Season of Discovery, alongside their item slots for engraving, and powerful effects.
WoW Classic Priest Runes & Effects in Season of Discovery

Looking for information on all the Priest Runes to use with Rune Engraving in World of Warcraft (WoW) Classic's Season of Discovery? Then we've got you covered: healers and spreaders of shadow damage!

In this no-nonsense guide, we outline all the WoW Classic Season of Discovery Priest Runes that you can find out in the world of Azeroth, and use with the Rune Engraving feature to customize your build, so let's jump in.

All Priest Runes in WoW Classic SoD

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At BlizzCon 2023, the devs showed off some Priest Runes for WoW Classic Season of Discovery. (Picture: Blizzard)

At the time of writing, there are 12 Priest Runes revealed that players can find hidden in the world. We can already foresee some very powerful shadow-based builds in Season of Discovery, with high damage in the first raid at level 25!

Check out the table below featuring all the Priest Runes, their effects/powers, and the item slot on which you can use them.

Priest Rune Name Item Slot Rune Engraving Priest Rune Effect/Power
Serendipity Chest Healing with Flash Heal reduces the cast time of your next Lesser Heal, Heal, Greater Heal, or Prayer of Healing by 20% for 20 sec, stacking up to 3 times.
Void Plague Chest Afflicts the target with a disease that causes (* 39 / 100 * 6) Shadow damage over 18 sec.
Strength of Soul Chest Lesser Heal, Heal, Greater Heal, and Flash Heal reduce the remaining duration of Weakened Soul on targets they heal by 4 sec. In addition, targets of your Power Word: Shield will gain Rage from taking damage despite the damage being absorbed, and Righteous Fury will trigger from damage absorbed by your Power Word: Shield as if it were a heal.
Twisted Faith Chest Mind Flay and Mind Blast deal 20% increased damage to targets afflicted with your Shadow Word: Pain.
Mind Sear Gloves Causes an explosion of shadow magic around the enemy target, causing (70 / 100 *) to (78 / 100 *) Shadow damage every 1 sec for 5 sec to all enemies within 10 yards around the target.
Penance Gloves Launches a volley of holy light at the target, causing (* 128 / 100) Holy damage to an enemy, or (* 106 / 100) healing to an ally, instantly and every 1 sec for 2 sec.
Circle of Healing Gloves Heals all of target player's party members within 40 yards of target player for (* 162 / 100) to (* 180 / 100).
Shadow Word: Death Gloves A word of dark binding that inflicts (* 261 / 100) to (* 305 / 100) Shadow damage to the target.  If the target is not killed by Shadow Word: Death, the caster takes damage equal to the damage inflicted upon the target.
Prayer of Mending Legs Places a spell on the target that heals them for (* 93 / 100) the next time they take damage or receive healing.  When the heal occurs, Prayer of Mending jumps to a party or raid member within 20 yards.  Jumps up to 5 times and lasts 30 sec after each jump.  This spell can only be placed on one target at a time.
Homunculi Legs Break off splinters of your soul to animate 3 miniature copies of yourself that attempt to attack your current target with a mace, sword, and axe, reducing the attack speed, attack power, and armor respectively of any target they hit.
Power Word: Barrier Legs Summons a holy barrier to protect all party members at the target location for 10 sec, reducing all damage taken by 25% and preventing damage from delaying spellcasting.
Shared Pain Legs Your Shadow Word: Pain now also afflicts up to 2 additional nearby targets within 15 yards.

Please note: The information was sourced via the incredible WoWHead database and is subject to change. Locations where you can find these Runes have not been revealed at the time of writing.

Keep in mind that as the Season of Discovery progresses in WoW Classic, more Priest Runes will become available, with different item slots, such as belts that have already been datamined to some extent.

Check out the 40-minute-long developer panel video from Blizzard, focusing on what's next for the WoW Classic era, including the Season of Discovery below.

As more Priest Runes become available, we will endeavor to update this article so that WoW Classic SoD players always have the latest information at hand, so stay tuned!


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