Classic Shadow Priest DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Dec 11, 2019 at 19:38 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.

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.

If you wish to gear for PvP instead, you can check out our PvP BiS for Shadow Priest below.

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. 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.

3.

Pre-Raid Best in Slot List for Shadow Priests

Slot Item Source
Helm
Neck
Shoulder
Cloak
Chest
Wrists
Gloves
Belt
Legs
Boots
Rings
Trinkets
One-Hand
Off-Hand
Wand

**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.

4.

Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Shadow Priests

Slot Item Source
Helm
Neck
Shoulder
Cloak
Chest
Wrists
Gloves
Belt
Legs
Boots
Ring
Trinkets
One-Hand Aurastone Hammer Icon Aurastone Hammer Garr in Molten Core
Off-Hand
Staff
Wand**

** Note 1: While Ring of Spell Power Icon 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 Icon Fordring's Seal is a great replacement for the second slot until you can obtain your second Cauterizing Band Icon Cauterizing Band.

*** Note 2: Regen trinkets are great at increasing overall damage, as Mind Blast Icon Mind Blast in particular is mana hungry.

5.

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
6.

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.

7.

Changelog

  • 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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