3v3 Shadow Priest

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This is a guide about how to build Shadow Priests for 3v3 . It summarizes what is working for the highest-rated players: stat priority, legendary, trinkets, gems, enchantments, talents, PvP talents, covenants, soulbinds, and conduits.

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Class Shadow Priest
Activity 3v3
Number of players 50
Highest rating 2757
Lowest rating 2374

Stat Priority

+95
8% Crit
+1017
31% Hast
+221
7% Mast
+1236
31% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the stat priority is:

  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike

Race

Based on the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the character races to choose are:

  1. Undead icon.
    U

    Undead

    13
  2. Pandaren icon.
    P

    Pandaren

    12
  3. Goblin icon.
    G

    Goblin

    9
  4. Night Elf icon.
    N

    Night Elf

    5
  5. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    4

Legendary

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the legendary items to use are:

  1. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Feet

    38

    Gain the legendary effect of Bwonsamdi's Pact: Enter a pact with the Death Loa, calling forth a haunted mask that lingers on a target until Fae Guardians ends. Haunted Mask: Copies the benefit of the current faerie on its target. Follows your Direct Mask.

  2. Twins of the Sun Priestess legendary item icon.
    T

    Twins of the Sun Priestess - Neck

    16

    Power Infusion also grants you 100% of its effects when used on an ally.

  3. Sephuz's Proclamation legendary item icon.
    S

    Sephuz's Proclamation - Neck

    9

    Reduce the effectiveness of crowd controlling effects by 10%. Successfully applying a loss of control effect to an enemy, interrupting an enemy, or dispelling any target will increase all your secondary stats by 80 for 15 sec. This effect cannot occur more than once every 30 seconds.

  4. Talbadar's Stratagem legendary item icon.
    T

    Talbadar's Stratagem - Waist

    9

    While you have Shadow Word: Pain, Devouring Plague, and Vampiric Touch active on the same target, your Mind Blast deals 55% more damage.

  5. Harmonious Apparatus legendary item icon.
    H

    Harmonious Apparatus - Ring

    6

    Circle of Healing reduces the cooldown of Holy Word: Sanctify, Prayer of Mending reduces the cooldown of Holy Word: Serenity, and Holy Fire reduces the cooldown of Holy Word: Chastise by 4 sec.

Trinkets

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the trinkets to use are:

  1. Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Medallion

    40

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  2. Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    29

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +126 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 272 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  3. Cosmic Gladiator's Eternal Aegis item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Eternal Aegis

    11

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Activate the defenses, absorbing 50% of all Magic damage taken, up to 26,531, persisting for 15 sec. Cosmic damage is fully absorbed. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  4. Cosmic Gladiator's Emblem item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Emblem

    6

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Increases maximum health by 22,518 for 15 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  5. Cosmic Gladiator's Resonator item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Resonator

    5

    Ilvl 272
    Stats
    +119 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Throw the cosmic resonator which explodes after 4 sec, dealing 21,223 Cosmic damage split between all nearby enemies. Damage is increased for each enemy struck, up to 5 enemies. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 350 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Duelist

Tier Set

Based on the gear observed on the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the tier set items to use are:

  1. Caress of the Empyrean item icon.
    C

    Caress of the Empyrean

    50

    Ilvl 278
    Stats
    +99 intellect
    +209 stamina
    +39 haste
    +95 versatility
    Set
    Set: Casting Devouring Plague has a 40% chance to grant Dark Thought. Casting Searing Nightmare has a 25% chance to grant Dark Thought.
    (4) Set: Consuming a Dark Thought causes your shadow to animate after a moment, dealing 3,527 Shadow damage over 6 sec to all enemies within 10 yards of your target.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Amice of the Empyrean item icon.
    A

    Amice of the Empyrean

    42

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +128 intellect
    +269 stamina
    +101 haste
    +76 mastery
    Gem
    +16 Mastery
    Set
    Set: Casting Devouring Plague has a 40% chance to grant Dark Thought. Casting Searing Nightmare has a 25% chance to grant Dark Thought.
    Set: Consuming a Dark Thought causes your shadow to animate after a moment, dealing 4,351 Shadow damage over 6 sec to all enemies within 10 yards of your target.
    Rank Elite

  3. Capelet of the Empyrean item icon.
    C

    Capelet of the Empyrean

    41

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +96 intellect
    +202 stamina
    +45 versatility
    +87 mastery
    Set
    Set: Casting Devouring Plague has a 40% chance to grant Dark Thought. Casting Searing Nightmare has a 25% chance to grant Dark Thought.
    Set: Consuming a Dark Thought causes your shadow to animate after a moment, dealing 3,897 Shadow damage over 6 sec to all enemies within 10 yards of your target.
    Rank Elite

  4. Habit of the Empyrean item icon.
    H

    Habit of the Empyrean

    24

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +128 intellect
    +269 stamina
    +123 critical-strike
    +54 haste
    Enchant
    +20 Intellect & +6% Mana
    Set
    Set: Casting Devouring Plague has a 40% chance to grant Dark Thought. Casting Searing Nightmare has a 25% chance to grant Dark Thought.
    Set: Consuming a Dark Thought causes your shadow to animate after a moment, dealing 4,345 Shadow damage over 6 sec to all enemies within 10 yards of your target.
    Rank Elite

  5. Leggings of the Empyrean item icon.
    L

    Leggings of the Empyrean

    18

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +128 intellect
    +269 stamina
    +62 critical-strike
    +115 mastery
    Set
    Set: Casting Devouring Plague has a 40% chance to grant Dark Thought. Casting Searing Nightmare has a 25% chance to grant Dark Thought.
    Set: Consuming a Dark Thought causes your shadow to animate after a moment, dealing 4,331 Shadow damage over 6 sec to all enemies within 10 yards of your target.
    Rank Elite

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Shadow Priests in 3v3, the gems to use are:

  1. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    136

    +16 Haste

  2. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    57

    +16 Versatility

  3. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    25

    +16 Mastery

  4. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    21

    Speed increased by 13 for each Shadowlands gem you have socketed.

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    8

    +5% Movement Speed

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Back item are:

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    46

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    4

    Enchanted: +30 Stamina

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Chest item are:

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds

    24

    Enchanted: +20 Intellect & +6% Mana

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    24

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Wrist item are:

  1. Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

    48

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Hands item are:

  1. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering

    3

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Feet item are:

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    12

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Ring items are:

  1. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    66

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

  2. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    24

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

  3. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    10

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the enchantments to use on the Main Hand item are:

  1. Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

    50

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the talents to use are:

    1. Unfurling Darkness talent icon.
      U
      38

      Unfurling Darkness

      After casting Vampiric Touch on a target, your next Vampiric Touch within 8 sec is instant cast and deals 1,601 Shadow damage immediately. This effect cannot occur more than once every 15 sec.

    2. Death and Madness talent icon.
      D
      8

      Death and Madness

      If a target dies within 7 sec after being struck by your Shadow Word: Death, you gain 40 Insanity over 4 sec and the cooldown of your Shadow Word: Death is reset.

    3. Fortress of the Mind talent icon.
      F
      4

      Fortress of the Mind

      Mind Flay and Mind Blast deal 10% more damage and generate 20% more Insanity.

    1. Intangibility talent icon.
      I
      40

      Intangibility

      Dispersion heals for 50% of your maximum health over its duration and has 30 sec reduced cooldown.

    2. Body and Soul talent icon.
      B
      9

      Body and Soul

      Power Word: Shield and Leap of Faith increase your target's movement speed by 40% for 3 sec.

    3. San'layn talent icon.
      S
      1

      San'layn

      Reduces the cooldown of Vampiric Embrace by 45 sec and increases its healing done by 25%.

    1. Misery talent icon.
      M
      48

      Misery

      Vampiric Touch also applies Shadow Word: Pain to the target.

    2. Searing Nightmare talent icon.
      S
      2

      Searing Nightmare

      Instantly deals 438 Shadow damage to enemies around the target and afflicts them with Shadow Word: Pain. If the enemy is already afflicted by your Shadow Word: Pain, Searing Nightmare's damage is increased by 100%. Only usable while channeling Mind Sear.

    3. Twist of Fate talent icon.
      T
      0

      Twist of Fate

      After damaging a target below 35% health, you gain 10% increased damage and healing for 8 sec.

    1. Psychic Horror talent icon.
      P
      49

      Psychic Horror

      Terrifies the target in place, stunning them for 4 sec.

    2. Mind Bomb talent icon.
      M
      1

      Mind Bomb

      Inflicts the target with a Mind Bomb. After 2 sec or if the target dies, it unleashes a psychic explosion, disorienting all enemies within 8 yds of the target for 6 sec.

    3. Last Word talent icon.
      L
      0

      Last Word

      Reduces the cooldown of Silence by 15 sec.

    1. Shadow Crash talent icon.
      S
      37

      Shadow Crash

      Hurl a bolt of slow-moving Shadow energy at the destination, dealing 1,571 Shadow damage to all targets within 8 yards. Generates 15 Insanity.

    2. Auspicious Spirits talent icon.
      A
      13

      Auspicious Spirits

      Your Shadowy Apparitions now deal 15% increased damage and generate 2 Insanity.

    3. Psychic Link talent icon.
      P
      0

      Psychic Link

      Mind Blast deals 60% of its damage to all other targets afflicted by your Vampiric Touch within 40 yards.

    1. Damnation talent icon.
      D
      31

      Damnation

      Instantly afflicts the target with Shadow Word: Pain, Vampiric Touch and Devouring Plague.

    2. Void Torrent talent icon.
      V
      14

      Void Torrent

      Channel a torrent of void energy into the target, dealing 4,405 Shadow damage over 3 sec. Generates 60 Insanity over the duration.

    3. Mindbender talent icon.
      M
      5

      Mindbender

      Summons a Mindbender to attack the target for 15 sec. Generates 5 Insanity each time the Mindbender attacks.

    1. Hungering Void talent icon.
      H
      43

      Hungering Void

      Void Bolt causes the target to become vulnerable to the void, increasing their damage taken from you by 10% for 6 sec. This effect may only be active on one target at a time. Casting Void Bolt on an enemy that is already vulnerable extends the duration of your Voidform by 1 sec, or 2 sec if Void Bolt critically strikes.

    2. Ancient Madness talent icon.
      A
      7

      Ancient Madness

      Voidform increases your critical strike chance by 30% for 15 sec, reducing by 2% every sec.

    3. Surrender to Madness talent icon.
      S
      0

      Surrender to Madness

      Deals 1,322 Shadow damage to the target and activates Voidform. For the next 30 sec, your Insanity-generating abilities generate 100% more Insanity and you can cast while moving. If the target does not die within 30 sec of using Surrender to Madness, you die.

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Greater Fade PvP talent icon.
    G

    Greater Fade

    40

  2. Psyfiend PvP talent icon.
    P

    Psyfiend

    34

  3. Void Volley PvP talent icon.
    V

    Void Volley

    26

  4. Megalomania PvP talent icon.
    M

    Megalomania

    20

  5. Improved Mass Dispel PvP talent icon.
    I

    Improved Mass Dispel

    10

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
2
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
20
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
11
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
17
Vent

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the covenants to pick are:

  1. Necrolord
  2. Venthyr
  3. Night Fae
  4. Kyrian

Soulbind

Based on the covenants chosen by the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the soulbinds to pick are:

  1. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    19

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 19

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 19

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    3. 19

      Ultimate Form

    4. 19

      Volatile Solvent

    5. 14

      Undulating Maneuvers

    6. 12

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    7. 7

      Kevin's Keyring

    8. 5

      Viscous Trail

  2. Nadjia The Mistblade icon.
    N

    Nadjia The Mistblade

    14

    The traits to use with Nadjia The Mistblade are:

    1. 14

      Agent of Chaos

    2. 14

      Familiar Predicaments

    3. 14

      Fatal Flaw

    4. 14

      Friends in Low Places

    5. 14

      Thrill Seeker

    6. 8

      Nimble Steps

    7. 6

      Sinful Preservation

  3. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    6

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 6

      Dream Delver

    2. 6

      Field of Blossoms

    3. 6

      Podtender

    4. 6

      Soothing Voice

    5. 6

      Waking Dreams

    6. 4

      Somnambulist

    7. 2

      Faerie Dust

  4. General Draven icon.
    G

    General Draven

    3

    The traits to use with General Draven are:

    1. 3

      Battlefield Presence

    2. 3

      Enduring Gloom

    3. 3

      Service In Stone

    4. 2

      Expedition Leader

    5. 2

      Hold Your Ground

    6. 2

      Regenerative Stone Skin

    7. 1

      Built for War

    8. 1

      Intimidation Tactics

    9. 1

      Unbreakable Body

  5. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    3

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 3

      Bonded Hearts

    2. 3

      Grove Invigoration

    3. 3

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    4. 3

      Run Without Tiring

    5. 3

      Survivor's Rally

    6. 2

      Swift Patrol

    7. 1

      Nature's Splendor

potency conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the potency conduits to use are:

  1. Haunting Apparitions conduit icon.
    H

    Haunting Apparitions

    41

  2. Dissonant Echoes conduit icon.
    D

    Dissonant Echoes

    33

  3. Mind Devourer conduit icon.
    M

    Mind Devourer

    22

endurance conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the endurance conduits to use are:

  1. Light's Inspiration conduit icon.
    L

    Light's Inspiration

    37

  2. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    19

  3. Translucent Image conduit icon.
    T

    Translucent Image

    9

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3v3, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Clear Mind conduit icon.
    C

    Clear Mind

    45

  2. Move with Grace conduit icon.
    M

    Move with Grace

    31

  3. Mental Recovery conduit icon.
    M

    Mental Recovery

    4