Classic Shadow Priest DPS Enchants and Consumables

Last updated on Jul 28, 2020 at 13:45 by Niphyr 6 comments

On this page, we list the best enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Shadow Priest DPS in WoW Classic for PvE content.

1.

Best Enchants for Shadow Priests

Slot Enchantment
Head Arcanum of Focus Icon Arcanum of Focus — from the quest Libram of Focus in Dire Maul.
Shoulders Zandalar Signet of Mojo Icon Zandalar Signet of Mojo from Exalted with Zandalar Tribe
Back Enchant Cloak - Greater Resistance Icon Enchant Cloak - Greater Resistance
Chest Enchant Chest - Greater Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Greater Stats (PvE) or Enchant Chest - Major Health Icon Enchant Chest - Major Health (PvP)
Wrists Enchant Bracer - Mana Regeneration Icon Enchant Bracer - Mana Regeneration (PvE) or Enchant Bracer - Superior Stamina Icon Enchant Bracer - Superior Stamina (PvP)
Hands No suggested enchant.
Legs Arcanum of Focus Icon Arcanum of Focus — from the quest Libram of Focus in Dire Maul.
Feet Enchant Boots - Minor Speed Icon Enchant Boots - Minor Speed
Weapon(s) Enchant Weapon - Spell Power Icon Enchant Weapon - Spell Power
2.

Best Consumables for Shadow Priests

Maximizing your performance in WoW Classic is all about consumables. There are a lot of them, usually they stack, and using them all can have a bigger impact than a full tier of gear upgrades.

Despite this, getting all of the consumables we will mention is extremely expensive, and as such, you should only use as many as you feel comfortable with.

Consumables come from a variety of sources, though the most common ones are crafted with Alchemy, or are creature drops and quest rewards. There are various types of consumables:

  • Flasks — Persist through death and last a very long time, with only one flask able to be active at a time. Typically quite expensive to craft.
  • Elixirs — Typically last a shorter duration than flasks, however, they disappear when you die. Elixir effects can be stacked except for with different ranks of the same elixir, or class buffs.
  • Potions — The most commonly used consumable which can be used multiple times during or before a fight. These typically restore some resources or provide a powerful but short-duration buff.
  • Food — Some food grant temporary buffs that disappear on death, much like Elixirs.
  • Items — Items from various sources can provide elixir or food style effects.
  • World Buffs — Many of these are typically quite powerful yet difficult to come by and should not be relied on, however they do provide a nice boost when they are applied.
2.1.

Long Buff Consumables for Shadow Priests

2.1.1.

Performance Enhancing

  • Brilliant Mana Oil Icon Brilliant Mana Oil increases your healing by 25 and returns 12mp5 for 30 minutes.
  • Flask of Distilled Wisdom Icon Flask of Distilled Wisdom increases your maximum Mana by 2000 for 2 hours. The Alchemy recipe to make this is a rare drop from Balnazzar in Stratholme.
  • Elixir of Shadow Power Icon Elixir of Shadow Power increases your Shadow damage by 40 for 30 minutes. This is created using the Alchemy profession.
  • Greater Arcane Elixir Icon Greater Arcane Elixir increases your spell damage by 35 for 1 hour. This is created using the Alchemy profession.
  • Gizzard Gum Icon Gizzard Gum increases your Spirit by 25 for 1 hour. This can be obtained through the repeatable quest Spiritual Domination in the Blasted Lands.
  • Cerebral Cortex Compound Icon Cerebral Cortex Compound increases your Intellect by 25 for 1 hour. This can be obtained through the repeatable quest Infallible Mind in the Blasted Lands.
  • Mageblood Potion Icon Mageblood Potion regenerates 12 Mana every 5 seconds for 1 hour.
  • Nightfin Soup Icon Nightfin Soup grants you 8 Mana per 5 seconds for 10 minutes. This is created using the Cooking profession.
  • Sagefish Delight Icon Sagefish Delight grants you 8 Mana per 5 seconds for 10 minutes. This is created using the Cooking profession.
2.1.2.

Defensive

  • Flask of Chromatic Resistance Icon Flask of Chromatic Resistance Increases all resistances by 25 for 2 hours. Persists through death. The Alchemy recipe to make this is a rare drop from General Drakkisath in Upper Blackrock Spire.
  • Greater Fire Protection Potion Icon Greater Fire Protection Potion, Greater Frost Protection Potion Icon Greater Frost Protection Potion, Greater Shadow Protection Potion Icon Greater Shadow Protection Potion, Greater Nature Protection Potion Icon Greater Nature Protection Potion, and Greater Arcane Protection Potion Icon Greater Arcane Protection Potion absorb 1950 to 3250 of the respective magic school's damage and lasts for 1 hour. These potions share a cooldown with other potions, so if you want to make use of them it is best to use them before you start combat.
  • Elixir of Fortitude Icon Elixir of Fortitude increases your maximum health by 120 for 1 hour. The Alchemy recipe for this can be bought at your Alchemy trainer.
  • Elixir of Fortitude Icon Elixir of Fortitude increases your maximum health by 120 for 1 hour. The Alchemy recipe for this can be bought at your Alchemy trainer.
  • Juju Ember Icon Juju Ember increases your Fire Resistance by 15. All types of Juju can be farmed in a party or raid group for maximum efficiency, as they drop for all players in the group when enemies are killed. This is a repeatable quest reward given by Witch Doctor Mau'ari in Everlook, Winterspring.
2.2.

Short Buff Consumables for Shadow Priests

2.2.1.

Performance Enhancing

  • Major Mana Potion Icon Major Mana Potion restores 1350 to 2250 Mana instantly and has a 2-minute cooldown. The Alchemy recipe for this can be bought from Magnus Frostwake, who can be found in Caer Darrow but can only be seen when using the Spectral Essence Icon Spectral Essence item. Spectral Essence can be obtained through a quest chain which starts with the quest Doctor Theolen Krastinov, the Butcher.
  • Demonic Rune Icon Demonic Rune gives you 900 to 1500 Mana, at the cost of 600 to 1000 life. This does not share a cooldown with Potions. Demonic Runes drop from high level demons throughout the world.
2.2.2.

Defensive

  • Major Healthstone Icon Major Healthstone restores health when used and is created by Warlocks.
  • Whipper Root Tuber Icon Whipper Root Tuber restores 700 to 900 health. This shares a cooldown with Rune items (such as Demonic Rune Icon Demonic Rune).
2.3.

Utility Consumables

There are a variety of consumables that provide all sorts of utility useful in raids, dungeons, and PvP.

  • Swiftness Potion Icon Swiftness Potion increases your movement speed by 50% for 15 seconds. These are useful for kiting mobs or in PvP.
  • Limited Invulnerability Potion Icon Limited Invulnerability Potion makes you immune to physical damage for 6 seconds. The Alchemy recipe for this is a random world drop.
  • Invisibility Potion Icon Invisibility Potion makes you invisible for 18 seconds. The Alchemy recipe for this is a random world drop. Note that this has a 10-minute cooldown and will put all your other potions' cooldown to 10 minutes as well when used!
  • Restorative Potion Icon Restorative Potion removes 1 magic, curse, poison, or disease effect from you every 5 seconds for 30 seconds. It is crafted through Alchemy.
  • Free Action Potion Icon Free Action Potion makes you immune to stun and movement impairing effects for 30 seconds, but does not remove effects already on you. It is crafted through Alchemy.
  • Living Action Potion Icon Living Action Potion makes you immune to stun and movement impairing effects for 5 seconds, while also removing any such effects already present on you. It is crafted through Alchemy.
3.

World Buffs

World buffs are very powerful and are acquired through several different means. They are not required by any means to do the content in WoW Classic and you should generally not go out of your way to stack them unless you want to.

  • Rallying Cry of the Dragonslayer Icon Rallying Cry of the Dragonslayer increases your spell critical strike chance by 10%, your melee and ranged critical strike chance by 5%, and grants you 140 attack power. This buff lasts for 2 hours and can be acquired whenever the head of Onyxia or Nefarian gets turned in, either in Stormwind or Orgrimmar depending on your faction. When this happens, everyone in Stormwind or Orgrimmar gets affected by this buff.
  • Songflower Serenade Icon Songflower Serenade increasing all your attributes by 15 and increasing your spell, melee and ranged critical strike chance by 5%. This buff lasts for 1 hour and can be acquired through cleansing a Corrupted Songflower plant in Felwood by using a Cenarion Plant Salve Icon Cenarion Plant Salve on them.
  • Resist Fire Icon Resist Fire gives you 83 extra Fire Resistance for 1 hour. This buff can be acquired by having a Priest use Mind Control Icon Mind Control on a Scarshield Spellbinder mob in the Upper Blackrock Spire. Once the mob is affected by the Mind Control effect, the Priest can use it to apply this buff to all friendly targets in the group.
  • Warchief's Blessing Icon Warchief's Blessing increases your maximum health by 300, your melee haste by 15% and grants you an additional 10 Mana per 5 seconds. This buff lasts for 1 hour and can be acquired through someone turning in the quest For The Horde!, the objective of which is to kill Warchief Rend Blackhand in Upper Blackrock Spire and deliver his head to Thrall. When this happens, everyone in Orgrimmar is affected by this buff as long as they have at least Friendly reputation with Orgrimmar. Only Horde players can get this buff!
4.

Changelog

  • 28 Jul. 2020: Updated for Phase 5 AQ release.
  • 21 Apr. 2020: Further updates for Phase 4.
  • 16 Apr. 2020: Updated for Phase 4 ZG release.
  • 14 Oct. 2019: Updated consumables.
  • 20 Aug. 2019: Page added.
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