Shadow Priest

Patch 9.0

Written by Tinie Last Updated: 12th Jan, 2021

Some content in this guide is based on beta or early data

Updates will be made after raid progress is finished and more accurate information is available.


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 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.