TBC Classic Shadow Priest Phase 3 / 4 Gear and Best in Slot
On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Shadow Priest from TBC Classic Phases 3 and 4.
Shadow Priest Phase 3/4 Best in Slot Gear
In this guide we will go over the different gear available for Shadow Priests in Phase Four 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. During Black Temple, you may also have need of additional gear devoted to maximizing your Shadow Resistance stat. Should this be the case, we recommend consulting our guide dedicated to acquiring pieces with this stat as necessary.
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. If your character is still progressing through the content of older tiers, then you may wish to consult their best in slot lists instead.
|Best||Hood of Absolution||1 x Swift Starfire Diamond,
1 x Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst
|Archimonde — Mount Hyjal|
|Best||Cowl of the Illidari High Lord||1 x Swift Starfire Diamond,
1 x Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst
|Illidan Stormrage — Black Temple|
|Option||Hood of Hexing||3 x Runed Crimson Spinel||Hex Lord Malacrass — Zul'Aman|
Hood of Hexing is a very solid helm option available in Phase Four. Pick this one up if you have not gotten a better option yet in Tier 6.
|Best||Loop of Cursed Bones||Zul'jin — Zul'Aman|
|Best||Translucent Spellthread Necklace||Reliquary of Souls — Black Temple|
|Option||Ritssyn's Lost Pendant||Trash mobs — Karazhan|
Loop of Cursed Bones is a great necklace that can be easily picked up. If you do not need spell hit from your other options, this neck is your best in slot in Phase 4.
|Best||Shoulderpads of Absolution||1 x Potent Pyrestone — Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst||Mother Shahraz — Black Temple|
|Best||Mantle of Nimble Thought||no sockets||Mantle of Nimble Thought — Tailoring|
|Option||Mantle of Ill Intent||no sockets||Zul'Aman Timed Chest #1|
|Option||Hatefury Mantle||2 x Runed Crimson Spinel||Anetheron — Mount Hyjal|
Mantle of Ill Intent are a solid option if you have not gotten anything better yet.
|Best||Shadowcaster's Drape||Zul'Aman Timed Chest #1|
|Best||Nethervoid Cloak||Trash mobs in Black Temple — Mount Hyjal|
|Option||Royal Cloak of the Sunstriders||Kael'thas Sunstrider — The Eye|
Shadowcaster's Drape is a great option you can pick up easily in Zul'Aman.
|Best||Shroud of Absolution||3 x Runed Crimson Spinel||Illidan Stormrage — Black Temple|
|Option||Robe of Departed Spirits||no sockets||Halazzi — Zul'Aman|
|Option||Robes of Rhonin||no sockets||Archimonde — Mount Hyjal|
|Option||Frozen Shadoweave Robe||2 x Runed Crimson Spinel||Frozen Shadoweave Robe — Tailoring|
Robe of Departed Spirits is a great option if you have not grabbed any of the 25 man raiding chests.
|Best||Bracers of Nimble Thought||no sockets||Bracers of Nimble Thought — Tailoring|
|Option||Cuffs of Devastation||1 x Runed Crimson Spinel||Rage Winterchill — Mount Hyjal|
|Option||Focused Mana Bindings||no sockets||Shade of Akama — Black Temple|
Bracers of Nimble Thought are your best in slot option and should be easy to obtain as they are crafted. If you cannot get them you have a few other options.
|Best||Handguards of Absolution||1 x Potent Pyrestone||Azgalor — Mount Hyjal|
|Option||Studious Wraps||1 x Runed Crimson Spinel — Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst||G'eras — 60 x Badge of Justice|
|Option||Handwraps of Flowing Thought||2 x Runed Crimson Spinel||Attumen the Huntsman — Karazhan|
|Option||Soul-Eater's Handwraps||2 x Runed Crimson Spinel||Magtheridon's Lair|
Studious Wraps are easy to pick up with Badge of Justice if you do not have anything better yet. If you have any of the other options it may be better off saving the badges.
|Best||Waistwrap of Infinity||no sockets||Supremus — Black Temple|
|Option||Anetheron's Noose||2 x Runed Crimson Spinel||Anetheron — Mount Hyjal|
|Option||Belt of Blasting||2 x Runed Crimson Spinel||Belt of Blasting — Tailoring|
Waistwrap of Infinity takes over our best in slot option for our waist slot, offering us a nice boost to spell haste.
|Best||Leggings of Channeled Elements||3 x Runed Crimson Spinel||Kaz'rogal — Mount Hyjal|
|Option||Pantaloons of Arcane Annihilation||no sockets||G'eras — 75 x Badge of Justice|
|Option||Leggings of Devastation||3 x Runed Crimson Spinel||Mother Shahraz — Black Temple|
Pantaloons of Arcane Annihilation are a very strong legging option if you have not yet picked up Leggings of Channeled Elements.
|Best||Footpads of Madness||no sockets||Jan'alai — Zul'Aman|
|Option||Frozen Shadoweave Boots||2 x Runed Crimson Spinel||Frozen Shadoweave Boots — Tailoring|
Footpads of Madness are your best in slot feet in Phase 4, be sure to grab them if you see them drop.
|Best||Ring of Ancient Knowledge||Trash Mobs — Black Temple|
|Option||Mana Attuned Band||Zul'Aman Timed Chest #3|
Mana Attuned Band is a great alternative to Ring of Ancient Knowledge if you have not gotten 2 of them yet.
|Best||The Skull of Gul'dan||Illidan Stormrage — Black Temple|
|Best||Hex Shrunken Head||Hex Lord Malacrass — Zul'Aman|
|Option||Icon of the Silver Crescent||41 x Badge of Justice|
|Option||Dark Iron Smoking Pipe||Coren Direbrew — Brewfest|
Hex Shrunken Head is our new best in slot trinket available in Phase 4, be sure to get it as soon as you can.
Main Hand Weapon
|Best||Zhar'doom, Greatstaff of the Devourer||Illidan Stormrage — Black Temple|
|Option||Vengeful Gladiator's Spellblade||Season 3 PvP Arena|
|Option||The Maelstrom's Fury||High Warlord Naj'entus — Black Temple|
|Option||Hammer of Judgement||Trash Mobs — Mount Hyjal|
Zhar'doom, Greatstaff of the Devourer is our best in slot weapon for Phase 3. There are a few other options available with Season 3 PvP weapons being the best option, but hard to obtain.
|Best||Orb of the Soul-Eater||25 x Badge of Justice|
|Best||Chronicle of Dark Secrets||Rage Winterchill — Mount Hyjal|
Orb of the Soul-Eater remains your best in slot off-hand option even in Phase Three. Chronicle of Dark Secrets is a close second option if you need the hit rating, but is better suited for other classes first.
|Best||Carved Witch Doctor's Stick||1 x Runed Crimson Spinel||G'eras — 25 x Badge of Justice|
|Option||Wand of the Forgotten Star||no sockets||High Astromancer Solarian — The Eye|
|Option||Wand of Prismatic Focus||no sockets||Gurtogg Bloodboil — Black Temple|
Carved Witch Doctor's Stick is our best in slot wand if we do not need the hit provided by the other options.
For a list of recommended enchants, check out our Shadow Priest Enchants guide.
- 02 May 2022: Guide moved.
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