Shadow Priest Stats, Races & Consumables guide

Patch 9.2.5 Last Updated: 6th Aug, 2022
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Jaerv

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

Always try to simulate your character using raidbots or the simulationcraft program to get personalized results.

Single target / Multi target:

Int > Haste > Mastery > Crit > Versatility

Stat Outline

Intellect: Increases the magnitude of your spells.

Critical Strike: Chance for spells to do double damage. Shadowy Apparitions spawns an extra ghost when you crit with Mind Blast, Void Bolt or Devouring Plague and Hungering Void extends by an additional second when Void Bolt crits.

Haste: Increases spell casting and dot tick speed, reduces the cooldown of some spells and lowers the global cooldown.

Mastery: Increases your damage on the target for each Shadow Word: Pain, Vampiric Touch and Devouring Plague effect that you have active on the target. During Voidform all targets receive the maximum effect.

Versatility: Increases damage and healing done and reduces damage taken.

The best way to calculate stat priorities for your character is to "sim" your character

Find out how to sim

Races

The differences between the races are very small so you should play whatever race you like the most.

Horde:

Goblin: While the 1% haste you gain has value, the biggest reason you should pick a Goblin is due to Rocket Jump. The added mobility is a lifesaver in many situations.

Alliance:

Mechagnome/Void Elf: Mechagnome sims the highest, but for the same reason Goblin is so good for Horde, the added mobility from Void Elf will give you more value on average.

Enchants

Chest: Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

Bracers: Eternal Intellect

Rings: Tenet of Haste or Enchant Ring - Tenent of Mastery

Weapon: Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation (ST) or Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance (Cleave/M+)

Note: The better gear you have, the stronger Celestial Guidance becomes, so don't be surprised if it starts to outsim Sinful Revelation even on ST.

Gems

Haste: Quick Jewel Cluster or Masterful Jewel Cluster

Consumables

Weapon: Shadowcore Oil

Chest: Heavy Desolate Armor Kit

Food: Feast of Gluttonous Hedonism (Tenebrous Crown Roast Aspic if there is no feast)

Flask: Spectral Flask of Power

Damage potion: Potion of Spectral Intellect