Classic Shadow Priest DPS Gear and Best in Slot
On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Shadow Priest DPS in WoW Classic.
Gearing Strategy for Shadow Priests
To allow for easier gearing up both before and after your enter raids, the gear talked about below will often suggest alternate viable items for the same slot, to help provide significant power in a particular slot even if it is not the absolute best item.
If you wish to gear for PvP instead, you can check out our PvP BiS for Shadow Priest below.
WoW Classic Phases
As stated by Blizzard, WoW Classic will have six phases, starting with Molten Core, Onyxia's Lair, and Maraudon, and ending with Naxxramas and the Scourge Invasion. This guide currently aims to focus on Phase 1 and 2 which is particularly relevant as a lot of typical pre-raid Best in Slot gear will eventually come from here once it is released. This list does not include any of the PvP gear.
Pre-Raid Best in Slot List for Shadow Priests
**Note: Some slots such as Helm, Cloak, Wrists, Gloves and Wand have "of Shadow Wrath" items that drop either randomly from some bosses, or as uncommon greens found throughout the world. These often have a very high Shadow Power bonus and are good choices while gearing up for raid.
Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Shadow Priests
|One-Hand||Aurastone Hammer||Garr in Molten Core|
** Note 1: While Ring of Spell Power is not unique and can be equipped in both ring slots, it can be difficult to obtain two. Fordring's Seal is a great replacement for the second slot until you can obtain your second Cauterizing Band.
*** Note 2: Regen trinkets are great at increasing overall damage, as Mind Blast in particular is mana hungry.
Fire Resistance Gear for Shadow Priests
While doing Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair, you will likely need some Fire Resistance gear, especially for Ragnaros. Below lists some of the various pieces you can obtain in both dungeons and raids to gain some additional fire resistance.
|Neck||Drakefire Amulet||Onyxia's Lair Attunement Quest|
|Boots||Dragonrider Boots||Warchief Rend Blackhand in Upper Blackrock Spire|
|Waist||Girdle of Prophecy||BoE drop from Molten Core|
|Wrists||Flarecore Wraps||Magmadar in Molten Core|
- 11 Dec. 2019: Added link to PvP BiS.
- 11 Nov. 2019: Added raid BiS and updated for Phase 2.
- 20 Aug. 2019: Page added.
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