Classic Shadow Priest DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Dec 02, 2020 at 10:24 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.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Classic Shadow Priest gear and best in slot.

1.

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.

2.

Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Shadow Priests

The gear below is focused on the best healing gear for Holy and Discipline Priests in the final Phase 6 Naxxramas patch.

As always, it is important to remain "hit capped" with 16% Spell Hit Rating, including both your gear and talents.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Preceptor's Hat Icon Preceptor's Hat
Neck
  • Choker of the Fire Lord Icon Choker of the Fire Lord
Shoulder
  • Rime Covered Mantle Icon Rime Covered Mantle
Cloak
  • Cloak of the Devoured Icon Cloak of the Devoured
Chest
  • Crystal Webbed Robe Icon Crystal Webbed Robe
Wrists
  • Burrower Bracers Icon Burrower Bracers
Gloves
  • Dark Storm Gauntlets Icon Dark Storm Gauntlets
Belt
  • Eyestalk Waist Cord Icon Eyestalk Waist Cord
Legs
  • Fel Infused Leggings Icon Fel Infused Leggings
  • Lord Kazzak world boss in Blasted Lands
Boots
  • Snowblind Shoes Icon Snowblind Shoes
  • Azuregos World Boss in Azshara
Ring
  • Ring of the Fallen God Icon Ring of the Fallen God
  • Band of the Inevitable Icon Band of the Inevitable
Trinkets
  • Neltharion's Tear Icon Neltharion's Tear
  • The Restrained Essence of Sapphiron Icon The Restrained Essence of Sapphiron
One-Hand
  • The End of Dreams Icon The End of Dreams
Off-Hand
  • Sapphiron's Left Eye Icon Sapphiron's Left Eye
Staff
  • Soulseeker Icon Soulseeker (best)
Wand
  • Wand of Qiraji Nobility Icon Wand of Qiraji Nobility
3.

Alternative Gear for Shadow Priest

As a Shadow Priest you may often find it difficult to obtain your Best in Slot gear early on, so below is a list of competitive alternatives for all slots to keep you going in the mean time.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Tiara of the Oracle Icon Tiara of the Oracle
  • Tier 2.5 Quest in AQ40
Neck
  • Malice Stone Pendant Icon Malice Stone Pendant
Shoulder
  • Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal Icon Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal
Cloak
  • Veil of Eclipse Icon Veil of Eclipse
  • Cloak of the Necropolis Icon Cloak of the Necropolis
Chest
  • Vestments of the Oracle Icon Vestments of the Oracle
  • Garb of Royal Ascension Icon Garb of Royal Ascension (Hit)
  • Tier 2.5 Quest in AQ40
  • Trash drop in AQ40
Wrists
  • Burrower Bracers Icon Burrower Bracers
  • Bracers of Arcane Accuracy Icon Bracers of Arcane Accuracy (Hit)
Gloves
  • Ebony Flame Gloves Icon Ebony Flame Gloves
Belt
  • Eyestalk Waist Cord Icon Eyestalk Waist Cord
  • Firemaw's Clutch Icon Firemaw's Clutch
Legs
  • Leggings of Polarity Icon Leggings of Polarity
Boots
  • Boots of Epiphany Icon Boots of Epiphany
Ring
  • Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight Icon Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight
  • Band of Forced Concentration Icon Band of Forced Concentration
  • Band of Dark Dominion Icon Band of Dark Dominion
Trinkets
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed (damage)
  • Shard of the Scale Icon Shard of the Scale
One-Hand
  • Lok'amir il Romathis Icon Lok'amir il Romathis
Off-Hand
  • Master Dragonslayer's Orb Icon Master Dragonslayer's Orb
  • Royal Scepter of Vek'lor Icon Royal Scepter of Vek'lor (Hit)
Staff
  • Brimstone Staff Icon Brimstone Staff
  • Staff of the Shadow Flame Icon Staff of the Shadow Flame
  • Staff of the Shadow Flame Icon Staff of the Shadow Flame (best)
  • Loatheb in Naxxramas
Wand
  • Doomfinger Icon Doomfinger
  • Wand of Fates Icon Wand of Fates
4.

Shadow Priest PvP Best in Slot Gear

You can find our recommended gear for PvPing as a Shadow Priest in the link below.

5.

Changelog

  • 02 Dec. 2020: Updated for Phase 6 release.
  • 09 Aug. 2020: Updated for Phase 5 with BiS alternatives.
  • 16 Apr. 2020: Updated for Phase 4 ZG release.
  • 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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