Shadow Priest DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (WoD 6.2)

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants for a Shadow Priest in World of Warcraft WoD 6.2. We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) and profession-specific perks.

The other pages of our Shadow Priest guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Twintop, one of the main Shadow Priest theorycrafters, who also works on How To Priest.

1. Preface↑top

As per our stats page, there are several different stat priorities for Shadow Priests, depending on talent choices. In terms of stat optimisation, this results in several different strategies, which we present below.

2. Gems↑top

2.1. Generally-Applicable, Auspicious Spirits, CoP Lite

You should use Immaculate Critical Strike Taladite Icon Immaculate Critical Strike Taladite (better) Greater Critical Strike Taladite Icon Greater Critical Strike Taladite (cheaper), or Critical Strike Taladite Icon Critical Strike Taladite (even cheaper) in all sockets.

2.2. Clarity of Power

2.2.1. Single Target, Traditional, DoT Weaving with No Movement

You should use Immaculate Mastery Taladite Icon Immaculate Mastery Taladite (better) Greater Mastery Taladite Icon Greater Mastery Taladite (cheaper), or Mastery Taladite Icon Mastery Taladite (even cheaper) in all sockets.

2.2.2. Void Entropy

You should use Immaculate Haste Taladite Icon Immaculate Haste Taladite (better) Greater Haste Taladite Icon Greater Haste Taladite (cheaper), or Haste Taladite Icon Haste Taladite (even cheaper) in all sockets.

3. Enchants↑top

3.1. Generally-Applicable, Auspicious Spirits, CoP Lite

Slot Enchantment
Neck
Back
Rings
Weapons Enchant Weapon - Mark of the Thunderlord Icon Enchant Weapon - Mark of the Thunderlord

3.2. Clarity of Power

3.2.1. Single Target, Traditional, DoT Weaving with No Movement

Slot Enchantment
Neck
Back
Rings
Weapons Enchant Weapon - Mark of Bleeding Hollow Icon Enchant Weapon - Mark of Bleeding Hollow

3.2.2. Void Entropy

Slot Enchantment
Neck
Back
Rings
Weapons Enchant Weapon - Mark of Warsong Icon Enchant Weapon - Mark of Warsong

4. Consumables↑top

4.1. Food

4.2. Generally-Applicable, Auspicious Spirits, CoP Lite

For fights that are purely single-target, you should always eat Felmouth Frenzy Icon Felmouth Frenzy, especially if there is movement involved. The proc of Felmouth Frenzy is RPPM, so it is not affected by movement (it will still proc as often in a movement-heavy encounter), but it does not scale up with additional targets, as stat-based food does. For this reason, this is the food of choice for Fel-Lord Zakuun.

In other situations, you should always eat food that gives you Critical Strike. You will be granted:

4.2.1. Clarity of Power, Traditional, DoT Weaving with No Movement

You should always eat food that gives you Mastery. You will be granted:

4.2.2. Void Entropy

You should always eat food that gives you Haste. You will be granted:

4.3. Flask

Your flask should be a Draenic Intellect Flask Icon Draenic Intellect Flask or a Greater Draenic Intellect Flask Icon Greater Draenic Intellect Flask (better).

4.4. Rune

Your rune should be a Focus Augment Rune Icon Focus Augment Rune. Note that you can also use the empowered version with a 1-minute cooldown that you get from Tanaan Jungle:

4.5. Potion

During the encounter, your best choice for a potion will be Draenic Intellect Potion Icon Draenic Intellect Potion.

5. Changelog↑top

  • 23 Jul. 2015: Felmouth Frenzy + Feast stat attunement update.
  • 22 Jun. 2015: Patch 6.2 update.
    • Added epic gems.
    • Added Empowered Augment Runes.
    • Updated the CoP Lite recommendations to Critical Strike, to account for the change in stat priority.
  • 25 Feb. 2015: Updated the recommendations to account for the stat change due to Patch 6.1.