Shadow Priest Phase 2 / Tier 5 Best in Slot Gear
In this guide we will go over the different gear available for Shadow Priests
in Phase Two 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.
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 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
If your character is still progressing through the content of Tier 4 or is
ready to take on Tier 6, then you may wish to consult their best in slot lists
Spellstrike Hood remains a very strong helmet and is only replaced
when you have both your best in slot helm and legs from Tier 5.
Ritssyn's Lost Pendant remains your best in slot option even in Phase
Frozen Shadoweave Shoulders remain your best in slot option in Phase
Two. If you are not a Tailor, aim for
Wings of the Avatar.
Ruby Drape of the Mysticant is a great alternative if you still need
Spell Hit, but you should aim to wear Royal Cloak of the Sunstriders if you
Frozen Shadoweave Robe is still your best in slot chest piece in Phase
Two. If you are not a Tailor, try to get
Shroud of the Avatar.
Mindstorm Wristbands are a minor upgrade from Phase One wrists,
offering a bit of base stats and high Spell Damage.
Handwraps of Flowing Thought or Soul-Eater's Handwraps are still
your best in slot gloves depending on your Spell Hit Rating needs.
Both Belt of Blasting and Cord of Screaming Terrors are great
options; grab whichever you have access to.
Spellstrike Pants remain a very solid piece of gear in Phase Two.
Trousers of the Astromancer are your upgrade when you have both the helm
and leg upgrade options.
Frozen Shadoweave Boots still remain as your best in slot feet in
Phase Two. Boots of the Shifting Nightmare are the go-to option if you do
not have Tailoring.
You will want to use these rings whenever you can get them. Until then your
Phase One rings are a close secondary option.
Icon of the Silver Crescent, Dark Iron Smoking Pipe and
Quagmirran's Eye will be your ideal trinkets for their great passive
Spell Power and use/proc effects.
Main Hand Weapon
Season 2 Arena weapons are your best in slot option in Phase Two. If you
cannot obtain these, aim for a Phase One best in slot option.
Orb of the Soul-Eater remains your best in slot off-hand option even in
Wand of the Forgotten Star is your next upgrade for your wand slot.
Flawless Wand with the suffix "of Shadow Wrath" is a great option, but
hard to find.
For a list of recommended enchants, check out our Shadow Priest Enchants
- 09 Jan. 2022: Guide moved.