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Classic Shadow Priest DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Mar 06, 2020 at 13:38 by Niphyr 6 comments

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 3. This list does not include all of the PvP gear options.


Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Shadow Priests

Slot Item Source
  • Rank 13 PvP reward for Field Marshal / Warlord
  • Crafted through Tailoring

** Note: Regen trinkets are great at increasing overall damage, as Mind Blast Icon Mind Blast in particular is mana hungry.

*** Note: While the PvP gear is very strong, it is quite difficult for most people to obtain.


Pre-Raid Best in Slot List for Shadow Priests

In order to prepare your DPS Priest for raiding, you will need to collect gear from pre-raid activities, such as dungeons. The page below shows the best-in-slot for DPS Priests without any raid loot available to them.


Molten Core Best in Slot List for Shadow Priests

Molten Core and Onyxia are part of the first Tier of Classic and will likely be your next step in gearing after the pre-raid setup. You can find out the best items to get from these 2 raids in our dedicated page below.


Fire Resistance Gear for Shadow Priests

While doing Blackwing Lair, you will likely need some Fire Resistance gear. Below lists some of the various pieces you can obtain in both dungeons and raids to gain some additional fire resistance. Most of this gear is either found in the raid itself, or crafted through Tailoring.

Slot Item Source
Shoulder Flarecore Mantle Icon Flarecore Mantle Crafted BoE made with in Tailoring
Gloves Flarecore Gloves Icon Flarecore Gloves Crafted BoE made with in Tailoring
Legs Flarecore Leggings Icon Flarecore Leggings Crafted BoE made with in Tailoring

Priest Weapons

For more information about Priest weapons, please refer to our dedicated guide. We also have a guide on obtaining Benediction Icon Benediction / Anathema Icon Anathema.



  • 06 Mar. 2020: Updated format of guide.
  • 11 Feb. 2020: Updated for Phase 3 BWL release.
  • 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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