TBC Classic Shadow Resistance Gear Guide

Last updated on Dec 29, 2021 at 19:30 by Abide 1 comment

On this page we will go over all of the available Shadow Resistance gear, enchants, and consumables available to players throughout The Burning Crusade Classic.


Shadow Resistance Gear

Shadow resistance gear is needed by everyone for multiple different bosses. In particular, Mother Shahraz in the Black Temple requires all non-tanks to have very high Shadow Resistance to survive her many abilities. Warlock players may also need a lot of Shadow Resistance if they are designated to be the ranged tank for Illidan Stormrage in the same instance.

Most of the Epic-level Shadow protection gear in TBC is acquired from crafting. Combining these pieces of gear, some enchants, consumables, and raid buffs, you should easily be able to reach an acceptable level of Shadow Resistance.

Before having access to the crafted Shadow protection gear, look to use Uncommon or Rare Bind on Equip "of Shadow Protection" gear options in combination with consumables and enchants to help you survive the encounters where Shadow protection gear is needed.

In TBC, the resistance cap for players against bosses is 365. Anything past 365 will be wasted. Combine the options listed below with your current gear to make the best set possible while being as close to 365 as possible.

Item Shadow Resistance Armor Type Slot Source
Medallion of Karabor Icon Medallion of Karabor 40 All Neck A Distraction for Akama
Night's End Icon Night's End 40 All Back Night's End IconNight's EndTailoring
Soulguard Bracers Icon Soulguard Bracers 40 Cloth Wrist Soulguard Bracers IconSoulguard BracersTailoring
Soulguard Girdle Icon Soulguard Girdle 54 Cloth Waist Soulguard Girdle IconSoulguard GirdleTailoring
Soulguard Leggings Icon Soulguard Leggings 72 Cloth Legs Soulguard Leggings IconSoulguard LeggingsTailoring
Soulguard Slippers Icon Soulguard Slippers 54 Cloth Feet Soulguard Slippers IconSoulguard SlippersTailoring
Redeemed Soul Wristguards Icon Redeemed Soul Wristguards 40 Leather Wrist Redeemed Soul Wristguards IconRedeemed Soul WristguardsLeatherworking
Redeemed Soul Cinch Icon Redeemed Soul Cinch 54 Leather Waist Redeemed Soul Cinch IconRedeemed Soul CinchLeatherworking
Redeemed Soul Legguards Icon Redeemed Soul Legguards 72 Leather Legs Redeemed Soul Legguards IconRedeemed Soul LegguardsLeatherworking
Redeemed Soul Moccasins Icon Redeemed Soul Moccasins 54 Leather Feet Redeemed Soul Moccasins IconRedeemed Soul MoccasinsLeatherworking
Bracers of Shackled Souls Icon Bracers of Shackled Souls 40 Mail Wrist Bracers of Shackled Souls IconBracers of Shackled SoulsLeatherworking
Waistguard of Shackled Souls Icon Waistguard of Shackled Souls 54 Mail Waist Waistguard of Shackled Souls IconWaistguard of Shackled SoulsLeatherworking
Greaves of Shackled Souls Icon Greaves of Shackled Souls 72 Mail Legs Greaves of Shackled Souls IconGreaves of Shackled SoulsLeatherworking
Boots of Shackled Souls Icon Boots of Shackled Souls 54 Mail Feet Boots of Shackled Souls IconBoots of Shackled SoulsLeatherworking
Shadesteel Bracers Icon Shadesteel Bracers 40 Plate Wrist Shadesteel Bracers IconShadesteel BracersBlacksmithing
Shadesteel Girdle Icon Shadesteel Girdle 54 Plate Waist Shadesteel Girdle IconShadesteel GirdleBlacksmithing
Shadesteel Greaves Icon Shadesteel Greaves 72 Plate Legs Shadesteel Greaves IconShadesteel GreavesBlacksmithing
Shadesteel Sabots Icon Shadesteel Sabots 54 Plate Feet Shadesteel Sabots IconShadesteel SabotsBlacksmithing

Shadow Resistance Enchants

In addition to the Shadow Resistance gear shown above, there are a handful of enchants that players can use to further increase their Shadow Resistance if needed.


Shadow Resistance Consumables

Players can also find Shadow Resistance through consumables. Some of these offer additional resistances, while some will absorb a moderate amount of Shadow damage.


Shadow Resistance Buffs

Lastly, one of the best ways to get some easy Shadow Resistance is to use some of the party-wide buffs available to your raid. Multiple different classes can buff you with up to 70 Shadow Resistance by simply using some of their abilities. The resistance from these buffs do not stack; only the strongest one will be applied.


Further Reading

For more information on the Mother Shahraz/Illidan Stormrage encounters or Black Temple in general, check out the links below.



  • 26 Dec. 2021: Guide added.
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