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Shadow Priest DPS Stat Priority (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Jul 18, 2016 at 16:59 by Vlad 29 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Shadow Priests in World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

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. Basics

The Shadow stat priority will vary slightly depending on how many targets you are facing. Below we will present you a stat priority that works quite well in all situations, and then another specifically for multiple target situations.

1.1. General Priority

  1. Intellect;
  2. Spell Power;
  3. Haste;
  4. Critical Strike;
  5. Versatility;
  6. Mastery.

1.2. Multiple Target

  1. Intellect;
  2. Spell Power;
  3. Haste;
  4. Critical Strike;
  5. Mastery;
  6. Versatility.

These statistics have been obtained by combining common sense, in-game testing, and simulations using Simulation Craft.

2. Getting a Better Understanding

2.1. Statistics Explanations

Intellect is your primary stat. You should look for this stat in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Spell Power, which increases the damage of your spells.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities.

Haste increases your spell casting speed.

Mastery (Mastery: Madness Icon Mastery: Madness) increases the damage of your Shadow Word: Pain Icon Shadow Word: Pain, Vampiric Touch Icon Vampiric Touch, and Void Bolt Icon Void Bolt.

Versatility increases all your damage and healing done, and decreases all damage taken.

3. ChangeLog

  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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