Cvs's PvP Build

Priest class icon Shadow Priest specialization icon
Shadow Priest
Orc race icon
Orc
416 ilvl
Season 2
2248 2v2
2333 3v3

Cvs (Sargeras US) is a Top 3v3 Shadow Priest in World of Warcraft Dragonflight Season 2, achieving a rating of 2333 with 416 ilvl equipment.

Here is the breakdown of his 10.2.6 PvP 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 Cvs's Secondary and Minor stats are distributed.

Secondary Stats
+1200
12% Critical Strike
+4646
27% Haste
+165
4% Mastery
+5157
25% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Mastery
Minor Stats
+0
0% Avoidance
+0
0% Leech
+575
11% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Avoidance
  3. Leech

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 Cvs's selected Class Talents below:

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

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 Cvs's selected Specialization Talents below:

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

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 Cvs's selected PvP Talents below:

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

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 Cvs.

Head

  1. Mask of the Furnace Seraph item set icon
    set
    Mask of the Furnace Seraph

Neck

  1. Obsidian Gladiator's Necklace item icon
    Obsidian Gladiator's Necklace

Shoulders

  1. Devotion of the Furnace Seraph item set icon
    set
    Devotion of the Furnace Seraph

Back

  1. Obsidian Gladiator's Drape item icon
    Obsidian Gladiator's Drape

Chest

  1. Command of the Furnace Seraph item set icon
    set
    Command of the Furnace Seraph

Wrist

  1. Obsidian Gladiator's Silk Armbands item icon
    Obsidian Gladiator's Silk Armbands

Hands

  1. Grasp of the Furnace Seraph item set icon
    set
    Grasp of the Furnace Seraph

Waist

  1. Obsidian Gladiator's Silk Cord item icon
    Obsidian Gladiator's Silk Cord

Legs

  1. Infurious Legwraps of Possibility item icon
    Infurious Legwraps of Possibility

Feet

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers

Ring 1

  1. Obsidian Gladiator's Ring item icon
    Obsidian Gladiator's Ring

Ring 2

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

Trinket 1

  1. Obsidian Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Obsidian Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

Trinket 2

  1. Obsidian Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Obsidian Gladiator's Medallion

Main Hand

  1. Obsidian Gladiator's Staff item icon
    Obsidian Gladiator's Staff

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 Cvs for the Shadow Priest specialization.

  1. Infurious Legwraps of Possibility embellishment item icon
    Infurious Legwraps Of Possibility
  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers embellishment item icon
    Precognition

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 Cvs for each equipment slot.

Back

  1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
    Homebound Speed

Chest

  1. Reserve of Intellect enchantment icon
    Reserve of Intellect

Wrist

  1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
    +200 Speed

Waist

  1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
    Shadowed Belt Clasp

Legs

  1. Temporal Spellthread enchantment icon
    Temporal Spellthread

Feet

  1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
    Plainsrunner's Breeze

Ring 1

  1. +82 Critical Strike enchantment icon
    +82 Critical Strike

Ring 2

  1. +82 Critical Strike enchantment icon
    +82 Critical Strike

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 Cvs.

  1. Crafty Ysemerald gem icon
    Crafty Ysemerald
    8