Shadow Priest

Patch 9.0

Written by Tinie Last Updated: 18th Nov, 2020

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.

Stat Priorities

Stat Ranking

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

Single target and multi target with Misery

Int > Haste > Crit > Mastery > Versatility

AoE:

Int > Haste > Crit > Versatility > Mastery

Stat Outline

Intellect: Increases the magnitude of your spells. 

Critical Strike: Chance for spells to do double damage. Mind Blast critical strikes generate 1 extra auspicious spirit

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 Damage Over Time effect that you have active on the target. During Void Form 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. Except for Vulpera. Don’t play Vulpera. 

Now, if you just want to play the best, then: 

Horde: 

Goblin. Rocket jump provides instant on-demand mobility. It also provides the highest dps gain for horde through the 1% haste bonus.

Alliance:

Gnome/Void Elf. Void elf is slightly ahead on pure single target, gnome is slightly ahead in cleave/AoE.

Enchants

Chest: Eternal Stats

Bracers: Eternal Intellect 

Rings: Tenet of Haste

Weapon: Sinful Revelation (Raids) or Celestial Guidance (M+)

Gems

Haste: Quick 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 Phantom Fire