This is the Shadow Priest guide for shadowlands written by Tinie. I am one of the Shadow Priests for Method and have played Shadow Priest since The Burning Crusade expansion back in 2007.
Shadow Priests have historically been one the kings/queens of spread out multi target cleave. Sadly though, this has been significantly nerfed in Shadowlands. Making us primarily good at pure single target dps.
All the things mentioned in this guide are subject to change, especially since this is written before the expansion launch. I will try to update it during the expansion as blizzard changes class tuning and our knowledge of the fights, gear and simulations increases.
What has changed
Recent 9.0.5 Changes
- Painbreaker Psalm generates up to 30 Insanity (was 20) and now functions with Death and Madness (Talent).
- Shadowflame Rift’s damage has been increased by 40%.
Recent Shadowlands Changes
Shadow has gotten a complete revamp for the appropriately named new expansion. The old ramping up Void Form system is gone and replaced with the identically named cooldown Void Form. Some old friends have returned in our base kit: Shadow Word: Death, Power Infusion, Devouring Plague. And we received a completely new AoE spell in Searing Nightmare.