Season of Discovery Shadow Priest DPS Guide

Last updated on Dec 16, 2023 at 10:00 by Sellin 3 comments

Welcome to our Shadow Priest guide for WoW Classic - Season of Discovery, tailored for PvE content. Here, you will learn how to play the Priest class as a Shadow Priest. Click the links below to navigate the guide or read this page for a short introduction.



Master of Shadow and attuned to the Void Shadow Priet is one of Classic World of Warcrafts most unique classes and with the massive changes coming to Season of Discovery many of the classes weaknesses were either reworked or entirely removed allowing you to be able to experience the full power of the specialization. In Season of Discovery the debuff limit has been removed so you will now not only be able to take advantage of your full array of debuffs but you can even choose to augment your gear for additional damage over time abilities such as Void Plague Icon Void Plague. Shadow Priest is not only an incredible damage dealer but can easily cast heals in emergency situations making them a powerful addition to any party. Rune Engravings for Shadow Priest will not only give you new abilities but augment your current ones in a way that will allow for you to deal damage in many different ways, such as the addition of Mind Sear Icon Mind Sear which will let you do massive AoE Dps.

Shadow Priest should have no issue finding groups now thanks to the removal of the debuff cap and the addition of abilities such as Mind Sear Icon Mind Sear that will let them deal massive AoE damage putting them in the mix with Warlocks and Mages when it comes to handling large groups of enemies. Shadow Priest flourishes in group environments and will especially shine in Dungeons and Battle Grounds..

Strengths icon Strengths
  • +Strong single target/cleave damage
  • +Scales incredibly well with gear
  • +Powerful Buffs
  • +Unique debuffs that greatly helps in dungeons/raids
Weaknesses icon Weaknesses
  • -Extremely Mana dependent
  • -Limited soloing capabilities
  • -Vulnerable to crowd control/slowing effects

Season of Discovery

Priest has received some major changes in the Season of Discovery version of Classic World of Warcraft, and with those changes come many new ways to play one of the games' original classes. We have included guides to keep you current on not only Season of Discovery changes, but general game play tips and lists so you are best prepared to tackle the new adventures that await you in the Season of Discovery on your Shadow Priest.

Through the addition of entirely new abilities and runes, the rotation, gearing options, and talent decisions for Shadow Priest has changed drastically with the coming of Season of Discovery. Use the guides located in the Table of Content at the top of this page to find all the information you'll need to master this new game mode!


Rune Engravings

Make sure to check out our Rune Engravings guide to best understand what each rune does for your Priest. Likewise, if you're unsure where to locate these runes, we've listed the location for every Season of Dicovery Rune in the guide below to help you find the best available runes for your class!.



  • 15 Dec. 2023: Guide updated.
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