Classic Shadow Priest DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Aug 20, 2019 at 11:12 by Niphyr 4 comments
General Information

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.


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 which is particularly relevant as a lot of typical pre-raid Best in Slot gear will eventually come from here once it is released.


Pre-Raid Best in Slot List for Healing Priests

Slot Item Source
Helm Felcloth Hood Icon Felcloth Hood Crafted through Tailoring
Neck Dark Advisor's Pendant Icon Dark Advisor's Pendant Vectus in Scholomance
Shoulder Felcloth Shoulders Icon Felcloth Shoulders Crafted through Tailoring
Cloak Shroud of Arcane Mastery Icon Shroud of Arcane Mastery Theldren in Blackrock Depths
Chest Robe of Winter Night Icon Robe of Winter Night Crafted through Tailoring
Wrists Option 1 Flameweave Cuffs Icon Flameweave Cuffs (of Shadow Wrath) Lord Incendius in Blackrock Depths
Wrists Option 2 Shadowy Bracers Icon Shadowy Bracers Quest reward from Shadoweaver
Gloves Hands of Power Icon Hands of Power Quartermaster Zigris in Lower Blackrock Spire
Belt Clutch of Andros Icon Clutch of Andros Kirtonos the Herald in Scholomance
Legs Skyshroud Leggings Icon Skyshroud Leggings Highlord Omokk in Lower Blackrock Spire
Boots Maleki's Footwraps Icon Maleki's Footwraps Maleki the Pallid in Stratholme
Ring #1 Maiden's Circle Icon Maiden's Circle World drop BoE
Ring #2
Trinket 1 Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed Jed Runewatcher in Upper Blackrock Spire
Trinket 2 Burst of Knowledge Icon Burst of Knowledge Ambassador Flamelash in Blackrock Depths
One-Hand Scepter of the Unholy Icon Scepter of the Unholy Baron Rivendare in Stratholme
Off-Hand Spirit of Aquementas Icon Spirit of Aquementas Quest reward from It's Dangerous to Go Alone in Un'Goro Crater
Wand Option 1 Bonecreeper Stylus Icon Bonecreeper Stylus Darkmaster Gandling in Scholomance
Wand Option 2 Skul's Ghastly Touch Icon Skul's Ghastly Touch Skul in Stratholme

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.

Slot Item Source
Neck Drakefire Amulet Icon Drakefire Amulet Onyxia's Lair Attunement Quest
Boots Dragonrider Boots Icon Dragonrider Boots Warchief Rend Blackhand in Upper Blackrock Spire
Waist Girdle of Prophecy Icon Girdle of Prophecy BoE drop from Molten Core
Wrists Flarecore Wraps Icon Flarecore Wraps Magmadar in Molten Core

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.



  • 20 Aug. 2019: Page added.
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