Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide — Dragonflight 10.2.7

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On this page, you will learn the best Gems to use for your Shadow Priest in Mists of Pandaria: Remix, as well as the best leveling talents and rotation, whether you are leveling in the open world, or through raids and dungeons.

If you were looking for our normal Dragonflight Leveling Guide for Shadow Priest, please check out our Leveling page.

1.

Remix: Mists of Pandaria Guide for Shadow Priest

Welcome to our MoP Remix Guide for Shadow Priest! This page contains everything you need to know about getting the most out of your Shadow Priest in the Patch 10.2.7 special feature, Mists of Pandaria: Remix.

This page is focused only on Shadow Priest in MoP Remix. If you want to know more about MoP Remix in general, such as its rewards, check out our dedicated page below.

2.

Best MoP Remix Leveling Talents for Shadow Priest

Below, you will find our recommended leveling build and talent pickup order for your Shadow Priest in MoP Remix. There are various ways of leveling in MoP Remix, and we offer some builds for the most relevant ways.

Note that this Leveling section is specific to MoP Remix. For our Dragonflight Leveling Guide for Shadow Priest, please check our dedicated Leveling page.

3.

Best MoP Remix Leveling Build for Shadow Priest

Open-World Leveling Build Dungeon and Raid Leveling Build End-Game Raid Build
3.1.

Open-World Leveling Build

This build is intended for speed-leveling and sacrifices single-target damage to maximize your ability to make huge pulls and AoE damage.

3.2.

Dungeon and Raid Leveling Build

This build assumes you are spending a lot of time in Raids and Dungeons

3.3.

End-Game Raid Build

This build is intended for pushing single target damage in raid-focused content in end-game.

4.

Best Gems for Shadow Priest in MoP Remix

Gems are one of the unique ways to augment your character in MoP Remix, offering offensive, defensive, and utility benefits. On this page, we list the best gems for each type. To learn more about Gems in MoP Remix in general, check out our dedicated page below.

4.1.

Meta Gem

Your Meta gem is your most powerful gem that scale with the item level of the item they are socketed on. You can have 1 Meta gem equipped on your Helm only. The following gems are all great choices as a Shadow Priest, pick the one that sounds the most fun to you!

  • Tireless Spirit Icon Tireless Spirit
  • Oblivion Sphere Icon Oblivion Sphere
  • Lifestorm Icon Lifestorm
  • Funeral Pyre Icon Funeral Pyre
  • Locus of Power Icon Locus of Power

Note that Locus of Power Icon Locus of Power can be particularly strong at lower gear levels, but once you start acquiring more Prismatic gems, the value will fall off.

4.2.

Cogwheel Gem

The Cogwheel gem grants you a familiar movement ability to augment your character. You can have 1 Cogwheel gem equipped on your Boots only. This choice is very much preference; I have listed the ones I think are most valuable as a Shadow Priest.

  • Blink Icon Blink
  • Spiritwalker's Grace Icon Spiritwalker's Grace
  • Soulshape Icon Soulshape
  • Stampeding Roar Icon Stampeding Roar
  • Door of Shadows Icon Door of Shadows
4.3.

Tinker Gems

The Tinker gems will give you a range of powerful effects that will end up giving the most choice when it comes to playstyle and damage output. You can have a total of 12 Tinker gems on your gear:

  • Shoulder: 3
  • Wrists: 3
  • Gloves: 3
  • Waist: 3

To indicate strength of these gems I have put them into a tier list indicating strength. Gems in the higher tiers will generally be more powerful. Not every gem is listed, only the top gems for Shadow Priests.

Tier Tinker Gems
S-Tier
  • Windweaver Icon Windweaver
  • Lightning Rod Icon Lightning Rod
  • Enkindle Icon Enkindle
  • Opportunist Icon Opportunist (Pairs really well with Incendiary Terror Icon Incendiary Terror)
  • Slay Icon Slay
A-Tier
  • Explosive Barrage Icon Explosive Barrage
  • Wildfire Icon Wildfire
  • Cold Front Icon Cold Front
  • Brilliance Icon Brilliance (See note below)
  • Frost Armor Icon Frost Armor (Defensive)
  • Incendiary Terror Icon Incendiary Terror
B-Tier
  • Fervor Icon Fervor
  • Memory of Vengeance Icon Memory of Vengeance (Scales with damage taken. Good with Fervor Icon Fervor)
  • Arcanist's Edge Icon Arcanist's Edge (Once you also have at least one absorb effect)
  • Sunstrider's Flourish Icon Sunstrider's Flourish (When you get close to critical strike cap)
  • Meteor Storm Icon Meteor Storm (When paired with Opportunist Icon Opportunist)
  • Storm Overload Icon Storm Overload
C-Tier
  • Victory Fire Icon Victory Fire (AoE)
  • Hailstorm Icon Hailstorm
  • Ankh of Reincarnation Icon Ankh of Reincarnation
  • Freedom Icon Freedom
  • Bloodthirsty Coral Icon Bloodthirsty Coral
  • Static Charge Icon Static Charge
  • Vampiric Aura Icon Vampiric Aura
  • Vindication Icon Vindication
D-Tier
  • Mark of Arrogance Icon Mark of Arrogance
  • Tinkmaster's Shield Icon Tinkmaster's Shield
  • Brittle Icon Brittle

Note that Brilliance Icon Brilliance gets significantly better when running with other Shadow Priests or specs like Balance Druid that also gain a lot of value from the effect.

4.4.

Prismatic Gems

Your Prismatic Gems will be used to give your character more secondary or tertiary stats to a piece of gear. These gems have 4 different qualities like normal items will (Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary) and you can combine them together to get a higher tier gem.

In total you can have 21 Prismatic gems on your gear:

  • Chest: 3
  • Legs: 3
  • Neck: 3
  • Rings: 3 each
  • Trinkets: 3 each

As you progress, you will start accumulating quite a lot of secondary stats. Shadow prefers running as much Haste and Mastery as possible, but Critical Strike and Versatility are also quite nice for scaling certain gems damage as well. Get a solid baseline of Haste and Mastery, and then balance out everything else.

As a Shadow Priest the spec wants a comfortable level of Haste (~30%) and then your goal should be to stack Mastery up until 19%. After that you want to get a solid footing of Critical Strike (20-25%) and Versatility (~10-15%). After this, you can then invest more into Haste and Mastery and begin capping Critical Strike.

The following is a list of the available Legendary Prismatic gems. Each has equivalents with similar names at lower ranks.

  • Perfect Quick Topaz Icon Perfect Quick Topaz - Haste
  • Perfect Masterful Amethyst Icon Perfect Masterful Amethyst - Mastery
  • Perfect Deadly Sapphire Icon Perfect Deadly Sapphire - Critical Strike
  • Perfect Versatile Diamond Icon Perfect Versatile Diamond - Versatility
  • Perfect Sustaining Emerald Icon Perfect Sustaining Emerald - Health
  • Perfect Swift Opal Icon Perfect Swift Opal - Speed
  • Perfect Hungering Ruby Icon Perfect Hungering Ruby - Leech
  • Perfect Stalwart Pearl Icon Perfect Stalwart Pearl - Armor
5.

Level by Level Rotation

To keep things simple while leveling and learning the spec, use the slider to select your level, and watch as the leveling rotation grows with each level!

Move the slider below to make the guide update to your level!

Level: 10
6.

Leveling Rotation for Shadow Priest

When using our slider, note that some talents may appear sooner than you expect them to in the rotation. This is because we have two recommended builds above, each taking talents at slightly different times, and sometimes entirely different talents.

Before combat, make sure you have the following buffs active:

  • Power Word: Fortitude Icon Power Word: Fortitude
  • Shadowform Icon Shadowform
  1. Keep up Shadow Word: Pain Icon Shadow Word: Pain on as many targets as possible.
  2. Keep up Vampiric Touch Icon Vampiric Touch on as many targets as possible.
  3. Use Shadow Crash Icon Shadow Crash to do some AoE damage.
  4. Use Shadow Crash Icon Shadow Crash to quickly apply DoTs to targets and do some AoE damage.
  5. With Misery Icon Misery talented use Vampiric Touch Icon Vampiric Touch to refresh and apply both DoTs on as many targets as possible.
  6. Use Shadowfiend Icon Shadowfiend as a cooldown when fighting harder enemies.
  7. Use Mindbender Icon Mindbender as a cooldown when fighting harder enemies.
  8. Use Dark Ascension Icon Dark Ascension as your main cooldown when fighting harder enemies.
  9. Use Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion as a cooldown when fighting harder enemies. Use this after casting Dark Ascension Icon Dark Ascension.
  10. Use Power Infusion Icon Power Infusion as a cooldown when fighting harder enemies. Use this after casting Dark Ascension Icon Dark Ascension. When in a group cast this on someone else so you both get the benefit with Twins of the Sun Priestess Icon Twins of the Sun Priestess
  11. Use Devouring Plague Icon Devouring Plague to spend Insanity.
  12. Cast Shadow Word: Death Icon Shadow Word: Death when Mindbender Icon Mindbender is active.
  13. Use Mind Blast Icon Mind Blast on cooldown.
  14. Use Void Torrent Icon Void Torrent on cooldown.
  15. Cast Mind Spike: Insanity Icon Mind Spike: Insanity if Surge of Insanity Icon Surge of Insanity buff is active.
  16. Cast Mind Flay: Insanity Icon Mind Flay: Insanity if Surge of Insanity Icon Surge of Insanity buff is active.
  17. Use Shadow Word: Death Icon Shadow Word: Death on any target below 20% health.
  18. Use Mindgames Icon Mindgames on cooldown.
  19. Use Halo Icon Halo on cooldown when facing more than 1 target.
  20. Use Mind Spike Icon Mind Spike as your filler spell.
  21. Use Mind Flay Icon Mind Flay as your filler spell.

You also have the following spells you can use:

  • Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield for an extra defensive shield.
  • Psychic Scream Icon Psychic Scream as an AoE Crowd Control ability.
  • Desperate Prayer Icon Desperate Prayer as a defensive ability.
  • Mind Soothe Icon Mind Soothe to help skip past enemies.
  • Void Tendrils Icon Void Tendrils as an AoE Crowd Control ability.
  • Dispel Magic Icon Dispel Magic to remove buffs off enemies.
  • Fade Icon Fade to help skip past mobs with the reduced aggro radius.
  • Fade Icon Fade to help skip past mobs with the reduced aggro radius or as a defensive.
  • Silence Icon Silence to interrupt enemies casting.
  • Dispersion Icon Dispersion as your most powerful defensive ability.
  • Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal if you are running low on health.
  • Flash Heal Icon Flash Heal if you are running low on health or for the defensive buff of Protective Light Icon Protective Light.
  • Angelic Feather Icon Angelic Feather for movement.
  • Vampiric Embrace Icon Vampiric Embrace for powerful healing during large damage windows.
  • Angelic Feather Icon Angelic Feather or Power Word: Shield Icon Power Word: Shield for movement.
  • Dominate Mind Icon Dominate Mind can control certain enemies to get a temporary pet to help you level.

After you hit max level you can use the mainline rotation guide with the appropriate talents checked for your optimal rotation.

7.

Changelog

  • 17 May 2024: Update initial Tinker Gem rankings and adjust build path for Dungeon Build to prioritize Shadow Crash.
  • 15 May 2024: Page added.
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