Shadow Priest DPS Stat Priority (WoD 6.2)

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Shadow Priests in World of Warcraft WoD 6.2, 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↑top

The stat priority for a Shadow Priest at level 100 depends greatly on the tier 7 talent used. Below, we will present you a stat priority that works quite well in all situations, and then a few specialised priorities.

1.1. General Priority

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

1.2. Clarity of Power Priorities

1.2.1. Single Target: Traditional or DoT Weaving with No Movement

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

1.2.2. Clarity of Power Lite, Multiple Target, or Movement

  1. Intellect;
  2. Spell Power;
  3. Critical Strike;
  4. Haste;
  5. Multistrike;
  6. Versitility;
  7. Mastery.

1.3. Void Entropy

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

1.4. Auspicious Spirits

  1. Critical Strike;
  2. Intellect;
  3. Spell Power;
  4. Haste;
  5. Multistrike;
  6. Versitility;
  7. Mastery.

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

2. Getting a Better Understanding↑top

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.

Multistrike causes your abilities to have a chance to hit/heal a second and a third time, each time dealing 30% of the initial damage/heal.

Mastery (Mastery: Mental Anguish Icon Mastery: Mental Anguish) increases the damage of your Mind Blast Icon Mind Blast, Mind Spike Icon Mind Spike, and Mind Flay Icon Mind Flay.

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

3. Changelog↑top

  • 22 Jun. 2015: Made a few small changes to the stats priorities to account for Patch 6.2. Most notably, Critical Strike is now the best secondary stat for the Clarity of Power Lite, Multiple Target, or Movement playstyle.
  • 25 Feb. 2015: Updated the stat priorities to account for Patch 6.1 changes.