WotLK Classic Shadow Priest Gear and Best in Slot

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On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Shadow Priest in WotLK Classic.

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Shadow Priest Phase 2 Best in Slot Gear

In this guide we go over the different gear available for Shadow Priests in Phase 2 of Wrath of the Lich King Classic. We will offer multiple different pieces as some can be expensive or very rare to obtain. Some slots have multiple "best" items that can change depending on your other gear choices.

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Best in Slot Gear List

This is a recommended list of full best in slot gear choices. You should be changing your gear often depending on the encounter, so not everything shown below will be used on every fight. Change your gear accordingly based on the battle, what gear you have in other slots, your buffs and so on. This list is to simply show you one of the many full best in slot setups.

Slot Item
Head Hood of Rationality Icon Hood of Rationality
Neck Wyrmrest Necklace of Power Icon Wyrmrest Necklace of Power
Shoulder Mantle of Dissemination Icon Mantle of Dissemination
Back Pennant Cloak Icon Pennant Cloak
Chest Heigan's Putrid Vestments Icon Heigan's Putrid Vestments
Wrist Unsullied Cuffs Icon Unsullied Cuffs
Hands Valorous Handwraps of Faith Icon Valorous Handwraps of Faith
Waist Leash of Heedless Magic Icon Leash of Heedless Magic
Legs Leggings of the Wanton Spellcaster Icon Leggings of the Wanton Spellcaster
Feet Arcanic Tramplers Icon Arcanic Tramplers
Finger 1 Signet of Manifested Pain Icon Signet of Manifested Pain
Finger 2 Band of Channeled Magic Icon Band of Channeled Magic
Trinket 1 Dying Curse Icon Dying Curse
Trinket 2 Illustration of the Dragon Soul Icon Illustration of the Dragon Soul
Weapon Torch of Holy Fire Icon Torch of Holy Fire
Off Hand Surplus Limb Icon Surplus Limb
Wand Gemmed Wand of the Nerubians Icon Gemmed Wand of the Nerubians

Below you can find a list of recommended pieces for each slot. Some pieces will be easier to obtain through many different methods. It is recommended to build a gear set with pieces below while working towards a full best in slot setup.

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Rank Item Source
Best Conqueror's Circlet of Sanctification Icon Conqueror's Circlet of Sanctification
  • Thorim — (25) Ulduar
  • 58 x Emblems of Conquest
Great Collar of the Wyrmhunter Icon Collar of the Wyrmhunter Razorscale — (25) Ulduar
Great Crown of Luminescence Icon Crown of Luminescence Mimiron — (25H) Ulduar

With your 4-set bonus being powerful, you will want to wear your tier helm as one of your 4 pieces.

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Necklace

Rank Item Source
Best Pendant of Fiery Havoc Icon Pendant of Fiery Havoc Flame Leviathan — (25H) Ulduar
Best Sapphire Amulet of Renewal Icon Sapphire Amulet of Renewal Assembly of Iron — (25H) Ulduar
Great Wyrmrest Necklace of Power Icon Wyrmrest Necklace of Power Heroic: Judgment at the Eye of Eternity Quest
Good Pendant of Focused Energies Icon Pendant of Focused Energies Trash Drops — (25) Ulduar

Phase 2 has a couple of necklaces that may be considered best in slot. You will want either Pendant of Fiery Havoc Icon Pendant of Fiery Havoc or Sapphire Amulet of Renewal Icon Sapphire Amulet of Renewal depending on your other Hit Rating gear choices.

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Shoulder

Rank Item Source
Best Conqueror's Mantle of Sanctification Icon Conqueror's Mantle of Sanctification Yogg-Saron — (25) Ulduar
Great Amice of Inconceivable Horror Icon Amice of Inconceivable Horror Yogg-Saron — (10H) Ulduar
Great Soot-Covered Mantle Icon Soot-Covered Mantle Ignis the Furnace Master — (25) Ulduar

You will want to grab your tier shoulders to complete your 4-set bonus as soon as possible.

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Back

Rank Item Source
Best Drape of Mortal Downfall Icon Drape of Mortal Downfall Assembly of Iron — (25H) Ulduar
Best Sunglimmer Cloak Icon Sunglimmer Cloak Heroic: All Is Well That Ends Well
Great Drape of the Messenger Icon Drape of the Messenger Algalon the Observer — (10) Ulduar

Just like your necklace you have two main choices depending on your Hit Rating needs.

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Chest

Rank Item Source
Best Conqueror's Raiments of Sanctification Icon Conqueror's Raiments of Sanctification
  • Hodir — (25) Ulduar
  • 58 x Emblems of Conquest

Conqueror's Raiments of Sanctification Icon Conqueror's Raiments of Sanctification is the only listed chest as it can be easily obtained and is needed to complete your 4-set bonus.

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Wrist

Rank Item Source
Best Grasps of Reason Icon Grasps of Reason XT-002 Deconstructor — (25H) Ulduar
Great Bracers of Unleashed Magic Icon Bracers of Unleashed Magic Kologarn — (25) Ulduar
Good Grips of Chaos Icon Grips of Chaos Trash Mobs — (25) Ulduar

Grasps of Reason Icon Grasps of Reason are your ideal bracers but will be highly contested. You have a couple of good alternatives you can grab in the meantime.

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Hands

Rank Item Source
Best Pharos Gloves Icon Pharos Gloves Algalon the Observer — (25) Ulduar
Best Pulsar Gloves Icon Pulsar Gloves Algalon the Observer — (10) Ulduar
Great Conqueror's Handwraps of Sanctification Icon Conqueror's Handwraps of Sanctification
Great Handwraps of the Vigilant Icon Handwraps of the Vigilant General Vezax — (25H) Ulduar

You have a few options for your gloves. Your choice will largely depend on your Hit Rating needs and if you have completed your 4-set bonus yet.

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Waist

Rank Item Source
Best Starwatcher's Binding Icon Starwatcher's Binding Algalon the Observer — (25) Ulduar
Great Sash of Ancient Power Icon Sash of Ancient Power Sash of Ancient Power IconSash of Ancient PowerTailoring
Great Belt of the Darkspeaker Icon Belt of the Darkspeaker General Vezax — (25) Ulduar

Starwatcher's Binding Icon Starwatcher's Binding is your ideal waist, but will be highly contested. Craft a Sash of Ancient Power Icon Sash of Ancient Power in the meantime, it will last you the entire phase if you can not get your best choice.

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Legs

Rank Item Source
Best Conqueror's Pants of Sanctification Icon Conqueror's Pants of Sanctification
Great Leggings of the Enslaved Idol Icon Leggings of the Enslaved Idol Freya — (25H) Ulduar
Good Overload Legwraps Icon Overload Legwraps Assembly of Iron — (25) Ulduar

You will want to grab your tier legs as soon as possible to complete your 4-set bonus.

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Feet

Rank Item Source
Best Treads of the False Oracle Icon Treads of the False Oracle Yogg-Saron — (25H) Ulduar
Great Boots of Fiery Resolution Icon Boots of Fiery Resolution Flame Leviathan — (25H) Ulduar
Good Sandals of Rash Temperament Icon Sandals of Rash Temperament XT-002 Deconstructor — (25) Ulduar

Unfortunately your options for boots will be highly contested this phase. Grab whichever pair you can get in the meantime.

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Finger

Rank Item Source
Best Conductive Seal Icon Conductive Seal Mimiron — (25H) Ulduar
Best Nebula Band Icon Nebula Band Algalon the Observer — (10) Ulduar
Great Shimmering Seal Icon Shimmering Seal Flame Leviathan — (10H) Ulduar
Great Frozen Loop Icon Frozen Loop Hodir — (25) Ulduar
Good Ring of the Vacant Eye Icon Ring of the Vacant Eye General Vezax — (25) Ulduar

You have tons of rings to choose from this phase. Rings are a good spot to fill in any missing Hit Rating needs. If you are not lacking Hit, aim for the best options.

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Trinket

Rank Item Source
Best Flare of the Heavens Icon Flare of the Heavens General Vezax — (25H) Ulduar
Best Scale of Fates Icon Scale of Fates Thorim — (25) Ulduar
Great Illustration of the Dragon Soul Icon Illustration of the Dragon Soul Sartharion — (10) The Obsidian Sanctum
Great Dying Curse Icon Dying Curse Shared Drop in — (10) Naxxramas
Good Elemental Focus Stone Icon Elemental Focus Stone Auriaya — (10) Ulduar
Good Eye of the Broodmother Icon Eye of the Broodmother Razorscale — (25) Ulduar

Phase 2 only has a couple of new trinkets that are worth mentioning. There are multiple trinkets that offer a large amount of Hit Rating if you are not Hit capped.

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Main Hand Weapon

Rank Item Source
Best Starshard Edge Icon Starshard Edge Algalon the Observer & Mimiron— (25) Ulduar
Great Constellus Icon Constellus Algalon the Observer — (25) Ulduar
Great Aesuga, Hand of the Ardent Champion Icon Aesuga, Hand of the Ardent Champion General Vezax — (10H) Ulduar
Good Soulscribe Icon Soulscribe Yogg-Saron — (25) Ulduar

Your ideal weapon setup this phase is a main-hand and off-hand combo. Luckily Starshard Edge Icon Starshard Edge drops from 2 bosses, giving you higher odds at getting yours quickly.

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Off Hand Weapon

Rank Item Source
Best Cosmos Icon Cosmos Algalon the Observer — (25) Ulduar
Great Leviathan Fueling Manual Icon Leviathan Fueling Manual Flame Leviathan — (25) Ulduar
Good Surplus Limb Icon Surplus Limb Patchwerk & Gluth — (10) Naxxramas

Cosmos Icon Cosmos is your best off-hand choice, but almost every caster will want this.

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Two Handed Weapon

Rank Item Source
Best Staff of Endless Winter Icon Staff of Endless Winter Hodir — (25H) Ulduar
Great Icecore Staff Icon Icecore Staff Assembly of Iron — (25) Ulduar
Good Intensity Icon Intensity Ignis the Furnace Master — (25) Ulduar

Staves are a good option if you can not get your best main-hand and off-hand combo. Picking up one of the better staves early will be a huge boost to your damage and last you most of the phase.

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Wand

Rank Item Source
Best Petrified Ivy Sprig Icon Petrified Ivy Sprig Freya — (10H) Ulduar
Great Quartz Crystal Wand Icon Quartz Crystal Wand XT-002 Deconstructor — (25) Ulduar
Great Scepter of Lost Souls Icon Scepter of Lost Souls General Vezax — (25) Ulduar
Good Gemmed Wand of the Nerubians Icon Gemmed Wand of the Nerubians Anub'Rekhan & Gluth — (10) Naxxramas

Unfortunately in Phase 2 you are very limited on your wand choices. Petrified Ivy Sprig Icon Petrified Ivy Sprig is wanted by every caster, so it may be difficult to get.

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For a list of recommended enchants in Wrath of the Lich King, check out our Shadow Priest Enchants guide.

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Changelog

  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 02 Sep. 2022: Page added.
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