Shadow Priest DPS Statistics Priority (WoD 6.0.3)

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Shadow Priests in World of Warcraft WoD 6.0.3, 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.

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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. Basics↑top

The stat priority for a Shadow Priest is:

  1. Intellect;
  2. Spell power;
  3. Critical Strike >= Haste;
  4. Multistrike;
  5. Mastery;
  6. Versatility.

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

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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.