Shadow Priest

Patch 9.0.5

Last Updated: 13th Apr, 2021

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 > Crit > Mastery > Versatility

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

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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: 


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


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


Chest: Eternal Insight

Bracers: Eternal Intellect 

Rings: Tenet of Haste

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


Haste: Quick Jewel Cluster


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