Shadow Priest DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

Last updated on Apr 14, 2019 at 13:52 by Isentropy 29 comments
General Information

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) 8.1.5. We also give budget alternatives.

1. Best Gems for Shadow Priest

You should use Deadly Lava Lazuli Icon Deadly Lava Lazuli (or the cheaper Deadly Amberblaze Icon Deadly Amberblaze)) or Quick Sand Spinel Icon Quick Sand Spinel (or the cheaper Quick Owlseye Icon Quick Owlseye) in all sockets.

2. Best Enchants for Shadow Priest

Slot Enchantment
Rings
Weapon

3. Consumables for Shadow Priest

3.1. Best Flasks and Potions for Shadow

Potion of Rising Death Icon Potion of Rising Death is the theoretical 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 Famine Evaluator And Snack Table Icon Famine Evaluator And Snack Table when possible, and otherwise Critical Strike food (Mech-Dowel's Big Mech Icon Mech-Dowel's "Big Mech" or the cheaper Honey-Glazed Haunches Icon Honey-Glazed Haunches) or Haste food (Baked Port Tato Icon Baked Port Tato or the cheaper Swamp Fish 'n Chips Icon Swamp Fish 'n Chips).

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

  • 14 Apr. 2019: Updated for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 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  • 11 Sep. 2018: Updated outdated information.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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