Kiea's PvE Build

Priest class icon Shadow Priest specialization icon
Shadow Priest
Night Elf race icon
Night Elf
488 ilvl
Season 3
3943 Mythic+

Kiea (Ragnaros EU) is a Top Mythic+ Shadow Priest in World of Warcraft Dragonflight Season 3, achieving a rating of 3943 with 488 ilvl equipment.

Here is the breakdown of her 10.2.6 PvE character build from , featuring stats, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems. Use this as a reference to enhance and inspire your own Shadow Priest build.

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is how Kiea's Secondary and Minor stats are distributed.

Secondary Stats
+1648
14% Critical Strike
+6396
37% Haste
+5294
19% Mastery
+3291
16% Versatility
  1. Haste
  2. Mastery
  3. Versatility
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+2207
21% Avoidance
+332
2% Leech
+0
0% Speed
  1. Avoidance
  2. Leech
  3. Speed

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Priest specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Priest class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Priest's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

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Take a peek at Kiea's selected Class Talents below:

Renew
1
Dispel Magic
Shadowfiend
1
Prayer of Mending
1
Improved Flash Heal
1
Purify Disease
Psychic Voice
Shadow Word: Death
1
Focused Mending
Holy Nova
Protective Light
1
Angelic Feather
1
Phantasm
Death and Madness
1
Spell Warding
1
Rhapsody
Leap of Faith
1
Shackle Undead
Sheer Terror
Dominate Mind
1
Words of the Pious
Mass Dispel
1
Move with Grace
Power Infusion
1
Vampiric Embrace
1
Tithe Evasion
1
Inspiration
Mental Agility
Body and Soul
1
Twins of the Sun Priestess
1
Void Shield
1
San'layn
1
Apathy
Unwavering Will
Twist of Fate
2
Throes of Pain
2
Angel's Mercy
Halo
1
Translucent Image
1
Mindgames
1
Surge of Light
Light's Inspiration
2
Crystalline Reflection
1
Improved Fade
2
Manipulation
Benevolence
Angelic Bulwark
1
Essence Devourer
1
Shattered Perceptions

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Shadow Priests with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

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Take a peek at Kiea's selected Specialization Talents below:

Devouring Plague
1
Dispersion
1
Shadowy Apparitions
1
Silence
1
Mental Fortitude
1
Misery
1
Last Word
Thought Harvester
1
Psychic Link
1
Surge of Insanity
1
Shadow Crash
1
Unfurling Darkness
Void Eruption
1
Mental Decay
Mind Spike
Whispering Shadows
1
Shadowy Insight
1
Ancient Madness
Voidtouched
1
Mind Melt
Maddening Touch
2
Dark Evangelism
1
Mind Devourer
Phantasmal Pathogen
2
Mind's Eye
1
Mindbender
1
Deathspeaker
1
Auspicious Spirits
1
Void Torrent
Inescapable Torment
1
Mastermind
Screams of the Void
2
Tormented Spirits
2
Insidious Ire
Malediction
Idol of Y'Shaarj
Idol of N'Zoth
1
Idol of Yogg-Saron
1
Idol of C'Thun

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Shadow Priest's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

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Take a peek at Kiea's selected PvP Talents below:

Driven to Madness
1
Mind Trauma
Psyfiend
Thoughtsteal
Void Volley
Absolute Faith
Catharsis
Phase Shift
Improved Mass Dispel
1

Best In Slot And Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from diverse sources: dungeon, raid, world drops, crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the items currently equipped by Kiea.

Head

  1. Crest of Lunar Communion item set icon
    set
    Crest of Lunar Communion

Neck

  1. Torc of Passed Time item icon
    Torc of Passed Time

Shoulders

  1. Shoulderguardians of Lunar Communion item set icon
    set
    Shoulderguardians of Lunar Communion

Back

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl

Chest

  1. Cassock of Lunar Communion item set icon
    set
    Cassock of Lunar Communion

Wrist

  1. Overengineered Sleeve Extenders item icon
    Overengineered Sleeve Extenders

Hands

  1. Touch of Lunar Communion item set icon
    set
    Touch of Lunar Communion

Waist

  1. Cincture of Lunar Communion item icon
    Cincture of Lunar Communion

Legs

  1. Leggings of Lunar Communion item set icon
    set
    Leggings of Lunar Communion

Feet

  1. Paranoid Sprinters item icon
    Paranoid Sprinters

Ring 1

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight

Ring 2

  1. Ring-Bound Hourglass item icon
    Ring-Bound Hourglass

Trinket 1

  1. Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge item icon
    Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge

Trinket 2

  1. Ashes of the Embersoul item icon
    Ashes of the Embersoul

Main Hand

  1. Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno item icon
    Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno

Off Hand

  1. Interloper's Mossy Skull item icon
    Interloper's Mossy Skull

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Here are the embellishments equipped by Kiea for the Shadow Priest specialization.

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight embellishment item icon
    Blue Silken Lining

Enchantments

Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here are the specific enchantments chosen by Kiea for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
    Incandescent Essence

Back

  1. +125 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +125 Avoidance

Chest

  1. Waking Stats enchantment icon
    Waking Stats

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance enchantment icon
    +200 Avoidance

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread enchantment icon
    Frozen Spellthread

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
    Watcher's Loam

Ring 1

  1. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility

Ring 2

  1. +82 Versatility enchantment icon
    +82 Versatility

Main Hand

  1. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
    Wafting Devotion

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, here are the gems currently socketed by Kiea.

  1. Energized Malygite gem icon
    Energized Malygite
    7
  2. Skillful Illimited Diamond gem icon
    Skillful Illimited Diamond
    1