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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 2829
Lowest rating 2413

Stat Priority

+38
6% Crit
+692
21% Hast
+33
4% Mast
+1257
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. Critical Strike
  4. Mastery

Race

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

  1. Night Elf icon.
    N

    Night Elf

    17
  2. Undead icon.
    U

    Undead

    13
  3. Goblin icon.
    G

    Goblin

    8
  4. Pandaren icon.
    P

    Pandaren

    5
  5. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    4

Legendary

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

  1. Sephuz's Proclamation legendary item icon.
    S

    Sephuz's Proclamation - Chest

    32

    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.

  2. Sephuz's Proclamation legendary item icon.
    S

    Sephuz's Proclamation - Shoulders

    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.

  3. Pallid Command legendary item icon.
    P

    Pallid Command - Feet

    4

    Casting Unholy Nova summons a Rattling Mage that gains 2% additional damage and healing each time an enemy affected by Unholy Transfusion is damaged by an ally, up to 100%. The Rattling Mage serves you for 20 sec, blasting your target for 899 Shadow damage.

  4. Sephuz's Proclamation legendary item icon.
    S

    Sephuz's Proclamation - Neck

    3

    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.

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

    Twins of the Sun Priestess - Head

    2

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

Trinkets

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

  1. Sinful Gladiator's Medallion item icon.
    S

    Sinful Gladiator's Medallion

    44

    Ilvl 226
    Stats
    +77 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Duelist

  2. Unchained Gladiator's Shackles of Malediction item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Shackles of Malediction

    35

    Ilvl 246
    Stats
    +93 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Shackles an enemy, inflicting 13,112 Shadow damage and absorbing 19,668 healing over 4 sec. You are slowed by 50% while shackling. (3 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Duelist

  3. Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    S

    Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    9

    Ilvl 226
    Stats
    +101 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 172 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Rank Elite

  4. Sinful Gladiator's Emblem item icon.
    S

    Sinful Gladiator's Emblem

    5

    Ilvl 226
    Stats
    +77 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Increases maximum health by 11,078 for 15 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Duelist

  5. Unchained Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item icon.
    U

    Unchained Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    2

    Ilvl 246
    Stats
    +111 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 207 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Rank Duelist

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

    124

    +16 Haste

  2. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    48

    +16 Versatility

  3. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    10

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

  4. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    2

    +5% Movement Speed

  5. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    1

    +16 Mastery

Domination Shards

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

  1. Ominous Shard of Jas icon.
    O

    Ominous Shard of Jas

    1

    |CFF20ff20Incoming healing you receive is increased by 0.9%. Your maximum health is increased by 382.|R

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

    41

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    7

    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 Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    26

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds

    16

    Enchanted: +20 Intellect & +6% Mana

  3. Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight

    4

    Enchanted: Eternal Insight

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

    44

    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

  2. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    1

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

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

    4

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

  2. Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

    1

    Enchanted: +15 Agility

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

    62

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    37

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    48

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    2

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

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
      36

      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
      9

      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
      5

      Fortress of the Mind

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

    1. Intangibility talent icon.
      I
      39

      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
      8

      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
      3

      San'layn

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

    1. Misery talent icon.
      M
      47

      Misery

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

    2. Searing Nightmare talent icon.
      S
      3

      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
      50

      Psychic Horror

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

    2. Last Word talent icon.
      L
      0

      Last Word

      Reduces the cooldown of Silence by 15 sec.

    3. Mind Bomb talent icon.
      M
      0

      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.

    1. Shadow Crash talent icon.
      S
      39

      Shadow Crash

      Hurl a bolt of slow-moving Shadow energy at the destination, dealing 1,549 Shadow damage to all targets within 8 yards. Generates 15 Insanity.

    2. Auspicious Spirits talent icon.
      A
      10

      Auspicious Spirits

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

    3. Psychic Link talent icon.
      P
      1

      Psychic Link

      Mind Blast deals 50% of its damage to all other targets afflicted by your Vampiric Touch within 40 yards.

    1. Damnation talent icon.
      D
      26

      Damnation

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

    2. Void Torrent talent icon.
      V
      21

      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
      3

      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
      38

      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
      11

      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
      1

      Surrender to Madness

      Deals 1,322 Shadow damage to the target and activates Voidform. For the next 25 sec, your Insanity-generating abilities generate 100% more Insanity and you can cast while moving. If the target does not die within 25 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

    48

  2. Void Volley PvP talent icon.
    V

    Void Volley

    34

  3. Psyfiend PvP talent icon.
    P

    Psyfiend

    18

  4. Void Origins PvP talent icon.
    V

    Void Origins

    16

  5. Megalomania PvP talent icon.
    M

    Megalomania

    15

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
0
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
5
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
0
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
45
Vent

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

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

Soulbind

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

  1. Nadjia The Mistblade icon.
    N

    Nadjia The Mistblade

    36

    The traits to use with Nadjia The Mistblade are:

    1. 36

      Friends in Low Places

    2. 36

      Thrill Seeker

    3. 35

      Agent of Chaos

    4. 35

      Familiar Predicaments

    5. 30

      Nimble Steps

    6. 2

      Sinful Preservation

    7. 1

      Dauntless Duelist

    8. 1

      Fancy Footwork

  2. Theotar The Mad Duke icon.
    T

    Theotar The Mad Duke

    8

    The traits to use with Theotar The Mad Duke are:

    1. 8

      It's Always Tea Time

    2. 8

      Leisurely Gait

    3. 8

      Soothing Shade

    4. 7

      Token of Appreciation

    5. 6

      Exquisite Ingredients

    6. 5

      Party Favors

    7. 2

      Life of the Party

    8. 1

      Wasteland Propriety

  3. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    4

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 4

      Volatile Solvent

    2. 3

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    3. 3

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    4. 3

      Ultimate Form

    5. 2

      Undulating Maneuvers

    6. 1

      Plaguey's Preemptive Strike

    7. 1

      Viscous Trail

  4. General Draven icon.
    G

    General Draven

    1

    The traits to use with General Draven are:

    1. 1

      Hold Your Ground

    2. 1

      Intimidation Tactics

    3. 1

      Move As One

    4. 1

      Service In Stone

    5. 1

      Unbreakable Body

potency conduits

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

  1. Shattered Perceptions conduit icon.
    S

    Shattered Perceptions

    40

  2. Dissonant Echoes conduit icon.
    D

    Dissonant Echoes

    39

  3. Haunting Apparitions conduit icon.
    H

    Haunting Apparitions

    25

endurance conduits

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

  1. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    38

  2. Light's Inspiration conduit icon.
    L

    Light's Inspiration

    29

  3. Translucent Image conduit icon.
    T

    Translucent Image

    4

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

    47

  2. Move with Grace conduit icon.
    M

    Move with Grace

    9

  3. Mental Recovery conduit icon.
    M

    Mental Recovery

    4