Shadow Priest

Patch 9.0.5

Tinie
Last Updated: 13th Apr, 2021

Covenants

Best covenant/soulbind for Single target: Night Fae Niya

Best covenant/soulbind for Dungeons/Raids overall: Night Fae Niya

All the covenants are relatively close to each other in terms of DPS. If you like the aesthetics or the utility of a certain covenant don’t hesitate to pick them.

Soulbinds and Conduits

Conduits Overview

Single Target: Dissonant Echoes / Haunting Apparitions

If you use the Talbadar’s Stratagem legendary: Dissonant Echoes / Mind Devourer

(Spread) Cleave: Dissonant Echoes / Haunting Apparitions

If you’re using Searing Nightmare: Mind Devourer / Rabid Shadows

Legendaries

The best legendary is currently Shadowflame Prism. In combination with the Night Fae covenant and the Mindbender talents this becomes very strong on single target and stacked AOE (up to 5 targets). 

The 2nd best legendary is Talbadar's Stratagem: This increases the damage of your Mind Blasts by 60% if Vampiric Touch, Shadow Word: Pain and Devouring Plague are on the target. This legendary is slightly weaker than Shadowflame Prism on single target and it has no AOE/cleave value. If you use this legendary make sure to use Void Torrent instead of Mindbender

As an outsider I would also like to mention the Twins of the Sun Priestess legendary. This is not a DPS increase for the priest, but can be useful to overcome certain phases where extra raid DPS is required. A good example of this is Sludgefist where you overlap the Power Infusions with the 100% damage taken increase on the boss.

Gear

The Cabalist's Hymnal trinket is good especially if you have people in your party who are also using it.

Another good trinket is the Soulletting Ruby from Theater of Pain.