TBC Classic Shadow Priest Pre-Raid Gear
On this page, you will find the best pre-raid gear for Shadow Priest in TBC Classic.
Shadow Priest Pre-Raid Best-in-Slot Gear
In this guide we will go over the different gear available for Shadow Priests before entering raids. 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.
For the most part we will exclude PvP gear choices. While PvP gear can be a very powerful option for some slots, the gear will require many hours of battlegrounds or weeks of arena point farming to obtain while not being a "best" choice. We recommend only investing time into farming a couple of these pieces at most as the lack of fully PvE focused stats can leave you lacking in certain aspects (such as spell hit rating or haste rating).
Other Shadow Priest Best in Slot Lists
If your character is ready to jump into Phase 5 Sunwell Plateau content, then see our current best in slot list. If you wish to go through the content of Tiers 4, 5 or 6 instead, then please see their respective lists below.
|Best||Annihilator Holo-Gogs||1 x Ember Skyfire Diamond,
1 x Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst
|Annihilator Holo-Gogs — Engineering|
|Great||Destruction Holo-gogs||1 x Ember Skyfire Diamond,
1 x Glowing Shadowsong Amethyst
|Destruction Holo-gogs — Engineering|
|Good||Spellstrike Hood||3 x Runed Living Ruby||Spellstrike Hood — Tailoring|
|Easy||Evoker's Helmet of Second Sight||3 x Runed Living Ruby||Teron Gorefiend, I am... / Teron Gorefiend, I am...|
|Best||Pendant of Sunfire||1 x Reckless Pyrestone||Pendant of Sunfire — Jewelcrafting|
|Best||Guardian's Pendant of Subjugation||1 x Runed Crimson Spinel||5 x Eye of the Storm Mark of Honor,
15,300 Honor Points
|Good||Shattered Sun Pendant of Acumen||no sockets||Shattered Sun Offensive — Exalted|
Pendant of Sunfire is a great neck you can craft, but requires Jewelcrafting to use. Guardian's Pendant of Subjugation is a close second option if you do not have that profession. Shattered Sun Pendant of Acumen is easy to grab when reaching Exalted with Shattered Sun Offensive.
|Best||Mantle of Nimble Thought||no sockets||Mantle of Nimble Thought — Tailoring|
|Good||Fel-tinged Mantle||2 x Runed Living Ruby||Vexallus — (H) Magister's Terrace|
|Option||Duskhallow Mantle||1 x Runed Living Ruby,
1 x Reckless Noble Topaz
|Priestess Delrissa — Magister's Terrace|
Mantle of Nimble Thought are an extremely solid shoulder choice, but require Tailoring to use. There are two alternative options inside of the new dungeon Magister's Terrace if you do not have the profession.
|Best||Cloak of Arcane Alacrity||no sockets||G'eras — 60 x Badge of Justice|
|Good||Cloak of the Betrayed||1 x Reckless Noble Topaz||Priestess Delrissa — Magister's Terrace|
|Easy||Cloak of the Black Void||no sockets||Cloak of the Black Void — Tailoring|
Cloak of Arcane Alacrity is an excellent cloak we can grab with Badge of Justice. Cloak of the Betrayed is a good alternative if you need hit rating, and Cloak of the Black Void can be crafted easily.
|Best||Sunfire Robe||3 x Runed Crimson Spinel||Sunfire Robe — Tailoring|
|Great||Frozen Shadoweave Robe||2 x Runed Living Ruby||Frozen Shadoweave Robe — Tailoring|
|Good||Scarlet Sin'dorei Robes||1 x Runed Living Ruby,
1 x Reckless Noble Topaz,
1 x Glowing Nightseye
|Kael'thas Sunstrider — (H) Magister's Terrace|
|Option||Tormented Demonsoul Robes||1 x Reckless Noble Topaz||100 x Badge of Justice|
|Easy||Robe of the Crimson Order||no sockets||BoE World Drop|
Sunfire Robe and Frozen Shadoweave Robe are both very strong options if you have Tailoring, with Sunfire Robe being your best in slot chest for the rest of the expansion. If you don't have tailoring, aim to get one of your other options.
|Best||Bracers of Nimble Thought||no sockets||Bracers of Nimble Thought — Tailoring|
|Good||Bindings of Raging Fire||1 x Reckless Noble Topaz||Selin Fireheart — Magister's Terrace|
Bracers of Nimble Thought are extremely powerful and typically rather in-expensive to craft bind on equip bracers, try to get them as soon as possible.
|Best||Sunfire Handwraps||2 x Runed Crimson Spinel||Sunfire Handwraps — Tailoring|
|Good||Studious Wraps||1 x Runed Living Ruby,
1 x Glowing Nightseye
|G'eras — 60 x Badge of Justice|
|Good||Gloves of Arcane Acuity||1 x Glowing Nightseye,
1 x Runed Living Ruby
|Kael'thas Sunstrider — Magister's Terrace|
|Option||Tempest's Touch||2 x Runed Living Ruby||Return to Andormu|
Sunfire Handwraps are a very strong glove option that can be crafted and traded by a Tailor. Look for one of your other options to fill the gap till you can obtain your crafted gloves.
|Best||Belt of Blasting||2 x Runed Living Ruby||Belt of Blasting — Tailoring|
|Option||Glyph-Lined Sash||2 x Runed Living Ruby||Nexus-Prince Shaffar — Mana Tombs (Heroic)|
Belt of Blasting remains a solid belt that can be crafted for rather cheap and gives us some much needed spell hit rating.
|Best||Pantaloons of Arcane Annihilation||no sockets||G'eras — 75 x Badge of Justice|
|Best||Legwraps of Sweltering Flame||2 x Runed Living Ruby||100 x Badge of Justice|
|Good||Spellstrike Pants||3 x Runed Living Ruby||Spellstrike Pants — Tailoring|
|Best||Frozen Shadoweave Boots||2 x Runed Living Ruby||Frozen Shadoweave Boots — Tailoring|
|Best||Boots of Incantations||1 x Runed Living Ruby||75 x Badge of Justice|
|Easy||Shattrath Jumpers||2 x Runed Living Ruby||Into the Heart of the Labyrinth|
|Best||Loop of Forged Power||Loop of Forged Power — Jewelcrafting|
|Best||Ring of Flowing Life||Ring of Flowing Life — Jewelcrafting|
|Great||Fused Nethergon Band||60 x Badge of Justice|
|Good||Band of Arcane Alacrity||Vexallus — Magister's Terrace|
Loop of Forged Power and Ring of Flowing Life are both new crafted rings introduced in Phase 5. While Ring of Flowing Life is a healing ring, it offers higher damage stats than you can obtain from any other pre-raid DPS rings. Fused Nethergon Band is a great alternative option if you need spell hit rating.
|Best||Timbal's Focusing Crystal||Priestess Delrissa — (H) Magister's Terrace|
|Best||Icon of the Silver Crescent||41 x Badge of Justice|
|Good||Quagmirran's Eye||Quagmirran — (H) The Slave Pens|
|Best||Scryer's Blade of Focus||no sockets||150 x Badge of Justice|
|Good||Cudgel of Consecration||1 x Runed Living Ruby||Kael'thas Sunstrider — (H) Magister's Terrace|
|Option||Jaded Crystal Dagger||no sockets||Selin Fireheart — (H) Magister's Terrace|
Scryer's Blade of Focus is a great new weapon available to us in Phase 5, having a high amount of spell power. Cudgel of Consecration is a good option if you need spell hit rating. As always, any available PvP weapon remains a solid choice if you are willing to farm them.
|Best||Fetish of the Primal Gods||G'eras — 35 x Badge of Justice|
Fetish of the Primal Gods is our go-to off hand choice, costing a low amount of badges.
|Best||Carved Witch Doctor's Stick||1 x Runed Living Ruby||G'eras — 25 x Badge of Justice|
Carved Witch Doctor's Stick is our go-to wand choice, costing a low amount of badges.
For a list of recommended enchants, check out our Shadow Priest Enchants guide.
- 06 May 2022: Updated for Phase 5.
- 30 May 2021: Guide added.
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