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Shadow Priest DPS Stat Priority (Legion 7.3.2)

Last updated on Aug 28, 2017 at 19:26 by Furty 248 comments

Table of Contents

General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Shadow Priests in World of Warcraft Legion 7.3.2, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

The other pages of our Shadow Priest guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author and Reviewer

This guide has been written by Furty, who has an illustrious history in the World of Warcraft raiding scene and race for World First. He has been a member of guilds such as Serenity, Midwinter, and many more, and is currently raiding in Future. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

This guide has been reviewed by Atroxe, a Shadow Priest who plays in Encore, and by DjRiff, a theorycrafter at HowToPriest. You can watch Atroxe play on YouTube and Twitch, and you can watch DjRiff stream on Twitch.

1. Basics

The Shadow stat priority is as follows:

  1. Haste;
  2. Critical Strike;
  3. Mastery;
  4. Versatility;
  5. Intellect.

These statistics have been obtained by combining common sense, in-game testing, and simulations using Simulation Craft.

2. Getting a Better Understanding

2.1. Statistics Explanations

Intellect is your primary stat. You should look for this stat in all of your upgrades. It provides you with Spell Power, which increases the damage of your spells.

Critical Strike increases your chance to critically hit with all spells and abilities.

Haste increases your spell casting speed and the tick rate of your periodic effects.

Mastery (Mastery: Madness Icon Mastery: Madness) increases the damage of your Shadow Word: Pain Icon Shadow Word: Pain, Vampiric Touch Icon Vampiric Touch, and Void Bolt Icon Void Bolt.

Versatility increases all your damage and healing done, and decreases all damage taken.

3. ChangeLog

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  • 28 Aug. 2017: No changes needed for Patch 7.3.
  • 06 Jul. 2017: Tweaked the stat priority.
  • 14 Jun. 2017: Updated stat priority.
  • 01 May 2017: Added a mention of Metronome Haste value.
  • 28 Mar. 2017: No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 10 Jan. 2017: Updated stats for Patch 7.1.5.
  • 15 Sep. 2016: Updated the stat priorities.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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