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Classic Shadow Priest DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated Yesterday at 08:30 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.

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.

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.

3.

Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Shadow Priests

The gear below is focused on the best healing gear for Shadow Priests in the Phase 5 AQ40 patch.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Tiara of the Oracle Icon Tiara of the Oracle
  • Tier 2.5 Quest in AQ40
Neck
  • Choker of the Fire Lord Icon Choker of the Fire Lord
Shoulder
  • Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal Icon Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal
Cloak
  • Cloak of the Devoured Icon Cloak of the Devoured
  • Cloak of the Brood Lord Icon Cloak of the Brood Lord **
  • Cloak of Consumption Icon Cloak of Consumption (Hit))
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
  • Dark Storm Gauntlets Icon Dark Storm Gauntlets (Hit)
  • Ebony Flame Gloves Icon Ebony Flame Gloves
Belt
  • Eyestalk Waist Cord Icon Eyestalk Waist Cord
  • Firemaw's Clutch Icon Firemaw's Clutch
Legs
  • Fel Infused Leggings Icon Fel Infused Leggings
  • Trousers of the Oracle Icon Trousers of the Oracle
  • Lord Kazzak world boss in Blasted Lands
  • Tier 2.5 Quest in AQ40
Boots
  • Snowblind Shoes Icon Snowblind Shoes
  • Boots of Epiphany Icon Boots of Epiphany
Ring
  • Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight Icon Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight
  • Ring of the Fallen God Icon Ring of the Fallen God (Hit)
  • Band of Forced Concentration Icon Band of Forced Concentration
  • Band of Dark Dominion Icon Band of Dark Dominion
Trinkets
  • Neltharion's Tear Icon Neltharion's Tear (damage)
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed (damage)
  • Shard of the Scale Icon Shard of the Scale (regen) **
  • Mindtap Talisman Icon Mindtap Talisman (regen) **
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
  • Staff of the Shadow Flame Icon Staff of the Shadow Flame (best)
  • Blessed Qiraji Acolyte Staff Icon Blessed Qiraji Acolyte Staff
  • Anathema Icon Anathema (from The Eye of Divinity Icon The Eye of Divinity)
Wand
  • Wand of Qiraji Nobility Icon Wand of Qiraji Nobility
  • Touch of Chaos Icon Touch of Chaos

** Note: Cloak of the Brood Lord Icon Cloak of the Brood Lord is a great alternative to the difficult to obtain Cloak of the Devoured Icon Cloak of the Devoured. If you require the Hit, go with Cloak of Consumption Icon Cloak of Consumption from Zul'Gurub.

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.

Nature Resistance Gear for Shadow Priests

Depending on your guilds requirements you may be required to bring some Nature Resistance gear to AQ40, specifically for the Viscidus encounter.

Below you will find a list of the potential Nature Resistance items that can be swapped in for this particular fight to help reduce the damage you take, alongside using Elixir of Poison Resistance Icon Elixir of Poison Resistance.

6.

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
7.

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.

8.

Best in Slot for Shadow Priests Pre-Ahn'Qiraj

8.1.

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.

8.2.

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.

9.

Changelog

  • 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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