Shadow Priest DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1

Last updated on Dec 10, 2018 at 16:18 by Isentropy 29 comments

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Shadow Priest in World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1. We also give budget alternatives.

1. Best Gems for Shadow Priest

You should use Kraken's Eye of Intellect Icon Kraken's Eye of Intellect in one socket, and Deadly Amberblaze Icon Deadly Amberblaze (or the cheaper Deadly Solstone Icon Deadly Solstone) or Quick Owlseye Icon Quick Owlseye (or the cheaper Quick Golden Beryl Icon Quick Golden Beryl) in all other sockets.

2. Best Enchants for Shadow Priest

Slot Enchantment

3. Consumables for Shadow Priest

3.1. Best Flasks and Potions for Shadow

Potion of Rising Death Icon Potion of Rising Death is the best choice of potion in single-target situations, provided you are at least 20 yards or more away from your target. Otherwise, you want to be using Battle Potion of Intellect Icon Battle Potion of Intellect for single-target. For multi-target you always want to be using Battle Potion of Intellect Icon Battle Potion of Intellect.

Flask of Endless Fathoms Icon Flask of Endless Fathoms is our flask of choice.

For Healing Potions, use Coastal Healing Potion Icon Coastal Healing Potion alongside a Healthstone Icon Healthstone if you have one at hand. In Battle for Azeroth, Healthstones and Healing Potions can be used alongside each other.

3.2. Best Food for Shadow

You should eat from the Bountiful Captain's Feast Icon Bountiful Captain's Feast (or the cheaper Galley Banquet Icon Galley Banquet) when possible, and otherwise Haste food (Swamp Fish 'n Chips Icon Swamp Fish 'n Chips or the cheaper Ravenberry Tarts Icon Ravenberry Tarts).

3.3. Augment Runes for Shadow

If you can afford it, you should use Battle-Scarred Augment Rune Icon Battle-Scarred Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of these runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.

4. Changelog

  • 10 Dec. 2018: This page has been reviewed for Patch 8.1 and no changes are necessary.
  • 04 Oct. 2018: Updated Potion of Rising Death description based on recent hotfixes.
  • 11 Sep. 2018: Updated outdated information.
  • 30 Aug. 2018: Added Deadly Navigation as possible weapon enchant.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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