Shadow Priest DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables (WoD 6.0.3)

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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 6.0.3. 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 runs Shadow Orbs and Mind Spikes and works on How To Priest.

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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

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

2.2. Clarity of Power

2.2.1. Single Target, Traditional

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

2.2.2. CoP Lite, DoT Weaving, AoE, Void Entropy

You should use Multistrike Taladite Icon Multistrike Taladite (cheaper) or Greater Multistrike Taladite Icon Greater Multistrike Taladite (better) in all sockets.

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3. Enchants↑top

3.1. Generally-Applicable / Auspicious Spirits

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

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

3.2.2. CoP Lite, DoT Weaving, AoE, Void Entropy

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

4. Consumables↑top

4.1. Food

4.2. Generally-Applicable / Auspicious Spirits

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

4.2.1. Clarity of Power, Single Target, Traditional

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

4.2.2. CoP Lite, DoT Weaving, AoE, Void Entropy

You should always eat food that gives you Multistrike. 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. Potion

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