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3v3 Shadow Priest

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This guide is about how to build Shadow Priests for 3V3. Each section enumerates what are the most used stats, items, or skills by the highest rated players. It is updated every day.

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Class Shadow Priest
Activity 3V3
Number of players 50
Highest rating 3322
Lowest rating 2788

Stats priority

+54
7% Crit
+608
19% Hast
+48
5% Mast
+1203
30% Vers

The stats to prioritize on gear. Based on stat bonuses observed on the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Legendary items

The legendary items to use. Based on the legendary items observed on the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Sephuz's Proclamation 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.

Sephuz's Proclamation icon.
S

Sephuz's Proclamation - Shoulders

8

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.

Twins of the Sun Priestess icon.
T

Twins of the Sun Priestess - Head

5

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

The Penitent One icon.
T

The Penitent One - Feet

2

Power Word: Radiance has a 60% chance to cause your next Penance to be free and fire 3 extra bolts.

Talbadar's Stratagem icon.
T

Talbadar's Stratagem - Legs

2

While you have Shadow Word: Pain, Devouring Plague, and Vampiric Touch active on the same target, your Mind Blast deals 60% more damage.

Trinkets

The trinkets to use. Based on the trinkets observed on the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Sinful Gladiator's Medallion icon.
S

Sinful Gladiator's Medallion

38

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

Sinful Gladiator's Emblem icon.
S

Sinful Gladiator's Emblem

26

Ilvl 226
Stats
+77 intellect
Effects
Use: Increases maximum health by 6,455 for 20 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
Rank Duelist

Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity icon.
S

Sinful Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

21

Ilvl 226
Stats
+100 haste
Effects
Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 81 primary stat for 20 sec.
Rank Duelist

Sinful Aspirant's Medallion icon.
S

Sinful Aspirant's Medallion

6

Ilvl 197
Stats
+59 intellect
Effects
Use: Removes all movement impairing effects and all effects which cause loss of control of your character. (2 Min Cooldown)
Rank Rank 7

Sinful Aspirant's Insignia of Alacrity icon.
S

Sinful Aspirant's Insignia of Alacrity

2

Ilvl 197
Stats
+86 haste
Effects
Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 83 primary stat for 20 sec.
Rank Rank 7

Gems

The gems to socket into equipment pieces. Based on the gems observed on the equipment of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
Q

Quick Jewel Cluster

124

+16 Haste

Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
V

Versatile Jewel Cluster

23

+16 Versatility

Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
S

Straddling Jewel Doublet

4

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

Back enchantments

The enchantments to use on the back slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed icon.
E

Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

40

Permanently enchants a cloak to increase your Stamina by 20 and your Speed by 30.

Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality icon.
E

Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

8

Permanently enchants a cloak to increase your Stamina by 30.

Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech icon.
E

Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

1

Permanently enchants a cloak to increase your Stamina by 20 and your Leech by 30.

Chest enchantments

The enchantments to use on the chest slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats icon.
E

Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

34

Permanently enchants a chest piece to increase primary stats by 30.

Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight icon.
E

Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight

8

Permanently enchants your chest to increase your Intellect by 20 and give your spells and abilities a chance to deal additional shadow damage.

Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds icon.
E

Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds

5

Permanently enchants chest to increase your Intellect by 20 and your mana pool by 6%.

Wrist enchantments

The enchantments to use on the wrist slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect icon.
E

Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

50

Permanently enchants bracers to increase your Intellect by 15.

Hands enchantments

The enchantments to use on the hands slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering icon.
E

Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering

5

Permanently enchants gloves to increase the speed of gathering in the Shadowlands.

Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength icon.
E

Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

2

Permanently enchants gloves to increase your Strength by 15.

Feet enchantments

The enchantments to use on the feet slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Enchant Boots - Speed of Soul icon.
E

Enchant Boots - Speed of Soul

3

Permanently enchants boots to reduce your falling damage by 10%.

Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility icon.
E

Enchant Boots - Eternal Agility

2

Permanently enchants boots to increase your Agility by 15.

Rings enchantments

The enchantments to use on the ring slots. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste icon.
E

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

82

Permanently enchants a ring to increase your Haste by 16.

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility icon.
E

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

17

Permanently enchants a ring to increase your Versatility by 16.

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery icon.
E

Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

1

Permanently enchants a ring to increase your Mastery by 16.

Main Hand enchantments

The enchantments to use on the main-hand slot. Based on the enchantments observed on the equipment of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance icon.
E

Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

44

Permanently enchants a weapon to sometimes increase your primary stat by 5% when attacking, or using spells and abilities.

Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation icon.
E

Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

5

Permanently enchants a weapon to sometimes cause your attacks to reveal the sins of your target, causing them to suffer an additional 6% damage from you for 10 sec.

Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor icon.
E

Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor

1

Permanently enchants a weapon to sometimes increase your healing received by 12% for 10 sec when taking damage.

Talents

The talents to use. Based on the talents observed on the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Fortress of the Mind icon.
F
1

Fortress of the Mind

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

Death and Madness icon.
D
6

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.

Unfurling Darkness icon.
U
43

Unfurling Darkness

After casting Vampiric Touch on a target, your next Vampiric Touch within 8 sec is instant cast and deals 1,279 Shadow damage immediately. This effect cannot occur more than once every 15 sec.

Body and Soul icon.
B
10

Body and Soul

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

San'layn icon.
S
2

San'layn

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

Intangibility icon.
I
38

Intangibility

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

Twist of Fate icon.
T
0

Twist of Fate

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

Misery icon.
M
48

Misery

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

Searing Nightmare icon.
S
2

Searing Nightmare

Instantly deals 436 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.

Last Word icon.
L
0

Last Word

Reduces the cooldown of Silence by 15 sec.

Mind Bomb 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.

Psychic Horror icon.
P
50

Psychic Horror

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

Auspicious Spirits icon.
A
5

Auspicious Spirits

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

Psychic Link icon.
P
1

Psychic Link

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

Shadow Crash icon.
S
44

Shadow Crash

Hurl a bolt of slow-moving Shadow energy at the destination, dealing 1,530 Shadow damage to all targets within 8 yards. Generates 15 Insanity.

Damnation icon.
D
32

Damnation

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

Mindbender icon.
M
0

Mindbender

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

Void Torrent icon.
V
18

Void Torrent

Channel a torrent of void energy into the target, dealing 4,394 Shadow damage over 3 sec. Generates 60 Insanity over the duration.

Ancient Madness icon.
A
3

Ancient Madness

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

Hungering Void icon.
H
47

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.

Surrender to Madness icon.
S
0

Surrender to Madness

Deals 1,288 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

The PvP talents to pick. Based on the PvP talents observed on the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Greater Fade icon.
G

Greater Fade

50

Fade out, removing all threat, increasing your movement speed by 50% and causing most melee, ranged and spells to miss you. Lasts 4 sec or until you take a hostile action.

Lasting Plague icon.
L

Lasting Plague

46

Increases the duration of your Devouring Plague by 6 sec.

Driven to Madness icon.
D

Driven to Madness

25

While Voidform is not active, being attacked will reduce the cooldown of Void Eruption by 3 sec.

Void Shift icon.
V

Void Shift

19

You and the currently targeted party or raid member swap health percentages. Increases the lower health percentage of the two to 25% if below that amount.

Void Origins icon.
V

Void Origins

9

Void Eruption is now instant cast.

Covenants

0
Kyrian icon.
K
Kyria
0
Necrolord icon.
N
Necro
0
Night Fae icon.
N
Night
50
Venthyr icon.
V
Venth

The covenants to pick. Based on the covenants picked by the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Venthyr > Kyrian > Necrolord > Night Fae

Soulbinds

The soulbinds to pick. Based on the soulbinds picked by the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Nadjia The Mistblade icon.
N

Nadjia The Mistblade

46

46

Agent of Chaos

Door of Shadows disorients all nearby enemies at the target location for 6 sec when you appear.

46

Friends in Low Places

You loot 20% more Infused Rubies, and dredgers throughout Revendreth offer you an expanded selection of goods.

46

Thrill Seeker

While in combat, you gain a stack of Thrill Seeker every 2 sec, or 4 stacks on killing an enemy. At 40 stacks Thrill Seeker is consumed to grant you Euphoria, increasing your Haste by 20% for 10 sec. Thrill Seeker decays rapidly while you are not in combat.

45

Familiar Predicaments

The duration of incoming interrupt, snare, and root effects are reduced by 25%.

Theotar The Mad Duke icon.
T

Theotar The Mad Duke

3

3

Leisurely Gait

Door of Shadows has 2 charges, but its cooldown is increased by 30 sec.

3

Soothing Shade

Your spells and abilities have a chance to call Tubbins and Gubbins to your side for 12 sec, parasol in hand. Standing in the shaded area grants you 525 Mastery.

2

Life of the Party

During the Ember Court, your Guests gain additional Happiness for each event completed. When the Court concludes, the effects of any Decrees bestowed upon you are increased.

1

Exquisite Ingredients

You have a chance to obtain an assortment of flavorful herbs and beverages when you kill an enemy that yields experience or honor.

1

Token of Appreciation

Grant a shield that absorbs 1,548 damage to allies who aid you with healing or beneficial magic effects. You will only shield each ally once every 20 sec.

General Draven icon.
G

General Draven

1

1

Enduring Gloom

Door of Shadows grants you a shield that absorbs damage equal to 15% of your maximum health. Lasts 8 sec.

1

Expedition Leader

Leaving a resting area increases your mounted speed by 10%, and your out of combat regeneration by 100%. Lasts 10 min, and completing a World Quest refreshes the duration.

1

Hold Your Ground

Standing still for at least 4 sec grants you 10% increased Stamina, and 4% increased healing done. This effect persists for 6 sec after you start moving.

1

Service In Stone

Damage taken below 40% health is reduced by 10%. Upon death you leave a stone husk behind which shatters after 3 sec, inflicting 100% of your maximum health in damage split among nearby enemies, and healing for 100% of your maximum health split among nearby allies.

potency conduits

The potency conduits to pick. Based on the conduits observed on the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Shattered Perceptions icon.
S

Shattered Perceptions

48

Mindgames lasts an additional 0.0 sec, deals an additional 20.8% initial damage, and reverses an additional 20.8% damage or healing.

Dissonant Echoes icon.
D

Dissonant Echoes

41

Void Bolt deals 5% more damage. While not in Void Form, dealing damage with Mind Flay has a 5.3% chance to allow you to cast Void Bolt. While in Void Form, Void Bolt has a 5.3% chance to reset the cooldown on Void Bolt.

Shining Radiance icon.
S

Shining Radiance

3

Power Word: Radiance's healing is increased by 60.0%.

endurance conduits

The endurance conduits to pick. Based on the conduits observed on the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Light's Inspiration icon.
L

Light's Inspiration

45

Desperate Prayer heals you for an additional 9.6% of your maximum health over 5 sec.

Translucent Image icon.
T

Translucent Image

5

For the first 5 sec of Fade, you take 9.0% reduced damage.

finesse conduits

The finesse conduits to pick. Based on the conduits observed on the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in 3V3.

Clear Mind icon.
C

Clear Mind

46

Dispel Magic, Purify, and Mass Dispel cost 34.0% less mana.

Move with Grace icon.
M

Move with Grace

4

Leap of Faith's cooldown is reduced by 32.0 sec.

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