TBC Classic Shadow Priest Phase 1 / Tier 4 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Sep 19, 2021 at 02:16 by Abide 12 comments

On this page, you will find the best Tier 4 PvE gear and best in slot items for your Shadow Priest in TBC Classic Phase 1.

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Shadow Priest Phase 1 / Tier 4 Best in Slot Gear

In this guide we will go over the different gear available for Shadow Priests in Tier 4 of TBC Classic. We will offer multiple different pieces as some can be rather expensive or very rare to find. Some slots have multiple "best" items that can change depending on your current gear and Hit Rating needs.

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Other Shadow Priest Best in Slot Lists

If you are starting out as a freshly-leveled Shadow Priest, our pre-raid best in slot list is meant to give you an idea of non-raid items you can chase as a solo / pug player in preparation for raids.

Do note that items from Heroic dungeons or that require Primal Nether Icon Primal Nethers (which are obtained from Heroics) can be harder to get than raid items due to their daily lockout. Some Heroic dungeons are also harder than most of Karazhan.

If, however, your character is ready to take on the content of Tiers 5 and 6, then please utilize our updated lists instead.

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Rank Item Gems Source
Best Spellstrike Hood Icon Spellstrike Hood 3 x Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby Spellstrike Hood IconSpellstrike HoodTailoring
Option Soul-Collar of the Incarnate Icon Soul-Collar of the Incarnate 1 x Swift Starfire Diamond Icon Swift Starfire Diamond, 1 x Veiled Noble Topaz Icon Veiled Noble Topaz Prince Malchezaar — Karazhan
Option Collar of Cho'gall Icon Collar of Cho'gall Gruul The DragonkillerGruul's Lair

Spellstrike Hood Icon Spellstrike Hood remains your go-to options for helms, offering you a high amount of Spell Hit rating and Spell Damage.

3.

Necklace

Rank Item Source
Best Ritssyn's Lost Pendant Icon Ritssyn's Lost Pendant Trash mobs — Karazhan
Option Brooch of Unquenchable Fury Icon Brooch of Unquenchable Fury Moroes — Karazhan

Ritssyn's Lost Pendant Icon Ritssyn's Lost Pendant is a great necklace, offering a high amount of Spell Power. Brooch of Unquenchable Fury Icon Brooch of Unquenchable Fury is a good alternative if Hit Rating is needed, but may be difficult to acquire over other classes.

4.

Shoulder

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Frozen Shadoweave Shoulders Icon Frozen Shadoweave Shoulders 2 x Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby Frozen Shadoweave Shoulders IconFrozen Shadoweave ShouldersTailoring
Option Soul-Mantle of the Incarnate Icon Soul-Mantle of the Incarnate 2 x Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby High King MaulgarGruul's Lair

Frozen Shadoweave Shoulders Icon Frozen Shadoweave Shoulders is another great Tailoring piece that remains your best in slot for the entire phase.

5.

Back

Rank Item Source
Best Ruby Drape of the Mysticant Icon Ruby Drape of the Mysticant Prince Malchezaar — Karazhan
Option Shadow-Cloak of Dalaran Icon Shadow-Cloak of Dalaran Moroes — Karazhan
Option Illidari Cloak Icon Illidari Cloak Chief Engineer Lorthander BoE

Ruby Drape of the Mysticant Icon Ruby Drape of the Mysticant is your ideal cloak to pick up some Hit Rating in this gear slot. Illidari Cloak Icon Illidari Cloak is a great cloak if you can find one with the suffix "of Shadow Wrath".

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Chest

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Frozen Shadoweave Robe Icon Frozen Shadoweave Robe 2 x Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby Frozen Shadoweave Robe IconFrozen Shadoweave RobeTailoring
Option Shroud of the Incarnate Icon Shroud of the Incarnate 3 x Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby Magtheridon's Lair

Frozen Shadoweave Robe Icon Frozen Shadoweave Robe is yet another Tailoring piece of gear that remains your best in slot for Phase One.

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Wrist

Rank Item Source
Best Ravager's Cuffs Icon Ravager's Cuffs Rokad the Ravager — Karazhan
Recommended Bands of Nefarious Deeds Icon Bands of Nefarious Deeds Maiden of Virtue — Karazhan
Option Harbinger Bands Icon Harbinger Bands Attumen the Huntsman — Karazhan
Easy Bracers of Havok Icon Bracers of Havok Bracers of Havok IconBracers of HavokTailoring

Ravager's Cuffs Icon Ravager's Cuffs are a massive gear piece with the suffix "of Shadow Wrath", offering an unmatched 58 Shadow Spell Damage; however, obtaining this is purely RNG and will not happen for most people. Bands of Nefarious Deeds Icon Bands of Nefarious Deeds is a much more reasonable option, giving you some much-needed base stats.

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Hands

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Anger-Spark Gloves Icon Anger-Spark Gloves 2 x Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby Doomwalker
Recommended Handwraps of Flowing Thought Icon Handwraps of Flowing Thought 2 x Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby Attumen the Huntsman — Karazhan
Option Soul-Eater's Handwraps Icon Soul-Eater's Handwraps 2 x Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby Magtheridon's Lair

Handwraps of Flowing Thought Icon Handwraps of Flowing Thought are a great piece, helping you with some Hit Rating, high base stats, and plenty of Spell Power.

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Waist

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Belt of Divine Inspiration Icon Belt of Divine Inspiration 2 x Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby High King MaulgarGruul's Lair
Option Girdle of Ruination Icon Girdle of Ruination 2 x Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby Girdle of Ruination IconGirdle of RuinationTailoring
Option Lurker's Cord Icon Lurker's Cord Hyakiss the Lurker — Karazhan

Belt of Divine Inspiration Icon Belt of Divine Inspiration is a great belt with high base stats, Spell Damage, and two sockets. Girdle of Ruination Icon Girdle of Ruination is an alternative you can get in the meantime from your local tailor. Lurker's Cord Icon Lurker's Cord is a great waist piece when given the suffix "of Shadow Wrath", providing 81 Shadow Spell Damage; this, however, is very rare to get.

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Legs

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Spellstrike Pants Icon Spellstrike Pants 3 x Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby Spellstrike Pants IconSpellstrike PantsTailoring
Option Leggings of the Seventh Circle Icon Leggings of the Seventh Circle 3 x Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby Doom-Lord Kazzak
Option Trial-Fire Trousers Icon Trial-Fire Trousers Shared loot from Opera Event — Karazhan

Spellstrike Pants Icon Spellstrike Pants are your best leg option if you are still a tailor, as the set bonus pushes these above other options. If you do not have Tailoring Leggings of the Seventh Circle Icon Leggings of the Seventh Circle are a great alternative, but are very difficult to obtain. Finally, Trial-Fire Trousers Icon Trial-Fire Trousers are a great option if you do not need Hit Rating as they have high Spell Damage and base stats.

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Feet

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Frozen Shadoweave Boots Icon Frozen Shadoweave Boots 2 x Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby Frozen Shadoweave Boots IconFrozen Shadoweave BootsTailoring
Option Ruby Slippers Icon Ruby Slippers 2 x Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby The Crone from the Opera Event — Karazhan
Option Boots of Foretelling Icon Boots of Foretelling 2 x Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby Maiden of Virtue — Karazhan

Frozen Shadoweave Boots Icon Frozen Shadoweave Boots are a massive gear piece, remaining your best in slot for the majority of the expansion. Ruby Slippers Icon Ruby Slippers and Boots of Foretelling Icon Boots of Foretelling are your alternatives if you do not have Tailoring; pick whichever one best suits your Hit Rating needs.

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Finger

Rank Item Source
Best Band of Crimson Fury Icon Band of Crimson Fury Magtheridon's Lair
Best Ashyen's Gift Icon Ashyen's Gift Cenarion ExpeditionExalted
Best Seal of the Exorcist Icon Seal of the Exorcist Terokkar Forest PvP Vendor
Option Cobalt Band of Tyrigosa Icon Cobalt Band of Tyrigosa Nexus-Prince ShaffarMana Tombs (Heroic)

Rings in Phase 1 are typically used to help with Hit Rating. Pick up whichever ones you can obtain. WoW Classic has a few rings that can be used still at Level 70 if you have those.

13.

Trinket

Rank Item Source
Best Icon of the Silver Crescent Icon Icon of the Silver Crescent 41 x Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
Best Quagmirran's Eye Icon Quagmirran's Eye QuagmirranThe Slave Pens (Heroic)
Option Scryer's Bloodgem Icon Scryer's Bloodgem The ScryersRevered
Option Arcanist's Stone Icon Arcanist's Stone Epoch HunterOld Hillsbrad Foothills (Heroic)
Option Eye of Magtheridon Icon Eye of Magtheridon Magtheridon's Lair

Icon of the Silver Crescent Icon Icon of the Silver Crescent and Quagmirran's Eye Icon Quagmirran's Eye will be your ideal trinkets for their great passive Spell Power and on-use/proc effects. Scryer's Bloodgem Icon Scryer's Bloodgem and Arcanist's Stone Icon Arcanist's Stone are great options to fill in any missing Hit Rating.

14.

Main-Hand Weapon

Rank Item Gems Source
Best Talon of the Tempest Icon Talon of the Tempest 2 x Runed Living Ruby Icon Runed Living Ruby Doomwalker
Recommended Nathrezim Mindblade Icon Nathrezim Mindblade Prince Malchezaar — Karazhan
Option Gladiator's Spellblade Icon Gladiator's Spellblade PvP Arena

Talon of the Tempest Icon Talon of the Tempest is your best weapon for a while, but as it comes from a world boss it will be very difficult to get. Nathrezim Mindblade Icon Nathrezim Mindblade is a very strong second option, and nearly as good as the first. Finally, if you have the 1,850 rating requirement, you can get either Gladiator's Spellblade Icon Gladiator's Spellblade or Gladiator's Gavel Icon Gladiator's Gavel and use that instead.

15.

Off-Hand Weapon

Rank Item Source
Best Orb of the Soul-Eater Icon Orb of the Soul-Eater 25 x Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
Option Jewel of Infinite Possibilities Icon Jewel of Infinite Possibilities Netherspite — Karazhan

Orb of the Soul-Eater Icon Orb of the Soul-Eater is a very strong Shadow Priest off-hand and extremely easy to obtain, making it easily your best option. Jewel of Infinite Possibilities Icon Jewel of Infinite Possibilities can be used if you are still lacking Hit Rating, but is not recommended.

16.

Wand

Rank Item Source
Best Tirisfal Wand of Ascendancy Icon Tirisfal Wand of Ascendancy Shade of Aran — Karazhan
Best Flawless Wand Icon Flawless Wand BoE World Drop

Tirisfal Wand of Ascendancy Icon Tirisfal Wand of Ascendancy is a great option to finish off any Hit Rating that might be missing. Flawless Wand Icon Flawless Wand with the suffix "of Shadow Wrath" is a great option, but is hard to find.

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For a list of recommended enchants, check out our Shadow Priest Enchants guide.

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Changelog

  • 19 Sep. 2021: Page restored.
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