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3v3 Shadow Priest

Shadow Priest
22 hours ago
36 characters
1549 - 2929

This guide is to help to build a PvP Shadow Priest that will thrive in 3v3.

Updated , it is based on the 36 highest-rated Shadow Priests in 3v3 leaderboards across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. Ratings are ranging from 1549 to 2929, with the current top 3v3 Shadow Priest being Ohitsjanne from Ravencrest (EU).

Each character's equipment type, active specialization history, as well as connection frequency are taken into consideration to keep the guide as accurate as possible.

Stat Priority

Stats are attributes that enhance character abilities and define how it feels to play. Found on most pieces of equipment, object ameliorations, and consumables, the stats to prioritize for Shadow Priests in 3v3 are Versatility and Haste :

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

Sometimes, items can also contain minor stats that can add a certain value. Even though they are really hard to get since they are rare and random, the one to reach is Speed :

  1. Speed
  2. Leech
  3. Avoidance
Main Stat Priority
+145
9% Critical Strike
+1038
31% Haste
+327
9% Mastery
+1385
34% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stat Priority
+4
0% Avoidance
+9
0% Leech
+52
5% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Leech
  3. Avoidance

Races

Each race in World of Warcraft brings traits that can potentially give an edge in achieving victory. That said, the best race for Shadow Priest in 3v3 is currently Undead .

Since cross-faction play is now possible, there are few barriers that remain for picking what offers the best racials.

  1. Undead
    9
  2. Human
    8
  3. Night Elf
    4
  4. Void Elf
    3
  5. Goblin
    3

Class Talents

5

Renew

5
Rank 1
4
Cast Time Instant
Effect Fill the target with faith in the light, healing for 11,510 over 15 sec.
Range 40 yd range
35

Dispel Magic

35
Rank 1
20
Cast Time Instant
Effect Dispels Magic on the enemy target, removing 1 beneficial Magic effect.
Power Cost 4,000 Mana
Range 30 yd range
36

Shadowfiend

36
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 3 min cooldown
Effect Summons a shadowy fiend to attack the target for 15 sec. Generates 0.5% Mana each time the Shadowfiend attacks.
Range 40 yd range
4

Prayer of Mending

4
Rank 1
3
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 12 sec cooldown
Effect Places a ward on an ally that heals them for 3,371 the next time they take damage, and then jumps to another ally within 20 yds. Jumps up to 4 times and lasts 30 sec after each jump.
Power Cost 5,000 Mana
Range 40 yd range
34

Improved Flash Heal

34
Rank 1
20
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases healing done by Flash Heal by 15%.
5

Purify Disease

5
Rank 1
2
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 8 sec cooldown
Effect Removes all Disease effects from a friendly target.
Power Cost 3,250 Mana
Range 40 yd range
33

Psychic Voice

33
Rank 1
19
Cast Time Passive
Effect Reduces the cooldown of Psychic Scream by 15 sec.
36

Shadow Word: Death

36
Cast Time Instant
Effect A word of dark binding that inflicts 4,722 Shadow damage to the target. If the target is not killed by Shadow Word: Death, the caster takes damage equal to the damage inflicted upon the target. Damage increased by 150% to targets below 20% health.
Power Cost 1,250 Mana
Range 40 yd range
2

Focused Mending

2
Rank 1
2
Cast Time Passive
Effect Prayer of Mending does 45% increased healing to the initial target.
1

Holy Nova

1
Cast Time Instant
Effect An explosion of holy light around you deals up to 1,730 Holy damage to enemies and up to 1,756 healing to allies within 12 yds, reduced if there are more than 5 targets.
Power Cost 4,000 Mana
24

From Darkness Comes Light

24
Rank 1
16
Cast Time Passive
Effect Each time Shadow Word: Pain deals damage, the healing of your next Flash Heal is increased by 1%, up to a maximum of 50%.

Protective Light

7
Rank 1
4
Cast Time Passive
Effect Casting Flash Heal on yourself reduces all damage you take by 10% for 10 sec.
24

Angelic Feather

24
Rank 1
13
Cast Time Instant
Effect Places a feather at the target location, granting the first ally to walk through it 40% increased movement speed for 5 sec. Only 3 feathers can be placed at one time.
Range 40 yd range
35

Phantasm

35
Rank 1
21
Cast Time Passive
Effect Activating Fade removes all snare effects.
30

Death and Madness

30
Rank 1
18
Cast Time Passive
Effect If your Shadow Word: Death fails to kill a target at or below 20% health, its cooldown is reset. Cannot occur more than once every 20 sec.
3

Blessed Recovery

3
Rank 1
2
Cast Time Passive
Effect After being struck by a melee or ranged critical hit, heal 20% of the damage taken over 6 sec.

Spell Warding

Cast Time Passive
Effect Reduces all magic damage taken by 3%.
0

Rhapsody

Cast Time Passive
Effect For every 5 sec that you do not cast Holy Nova, the damage of your next Holy Nova is increased by 10% and its healing is increased by 20%. This effect can stack up to 20 times.
20

Leap of Faith

20
Rank 1
10
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 1.5 min cooldown
Effect Pulls the spirit of a party or raid member, instantly moving them directly in front of you.
Power Cost 6,500 Mana
Range 40 yd range
4

Shackle Undead

4
Cast Time 1.5 sec cast
Effect Shackles the target undead enemy for 50 sec, preventing all actions and movement. Damage will cancel the effect. Limit 1.
Power Cost 3,000 Mana
Range 30 yd range
20

Sheer Terror

20
Rank 1
14
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases the amount of damage required to break your Psychic Scream by 75%.

Void Tendrils

15
Rank 1
7
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 1 min cooldown
Effect Summons shadowy tendrils, rooting up to 5 enemy targets within 8 yards for 20 sec or until the tendril is killed.
Power Cost 2,500 Mana
17

Mind Control

17
Rank 1
10
Cast Time 1.8 sec cast
Effect Controls a mind up to 1 level above yours for 30 sec. Does not work versus Demonic, Undead, or Mechanical beings. Shares diminishing returns with other disorienting effects.
Power Cost 5,000 Mana
Range 30 yd range

Dominate Mind

1
Cast Time 1.8 sec cast
Cooldown 30 sec cooldown
Effect Controls a mind up to 1 level above yours for 30 sec while still controlling your own mind. Does not work versus Demonic, Mechanical, or Undead beings or players. This spell shares diminishing returns with other disorienting effects.
Power Cost 5,000 Mana
Range 30 yd range
0

Words of the Pious

Cast Time Passive
Effect For 12 sec after casting Power Word: Shield, you deal 10% additional damage and healing with Smite and Holy Nova.
19

Mass Dispel

19
Rank 1
9
Cast Time 1.5 sec cast
Cooldown 45 sec cooldown
Effect Dispels magic in a 15 yard radius, removing all harmful Magic from 5 friendly targets and 1 beneficial Magic effect from 5 enemy targets. Potent enough to remove Magic that is normally undispellable.
Power Cost 20,000 Mana
Range 30 yd range
7

Move with Grace

7
Rank 1
5
Cast Time Passive
Effect Reduces the cooldown of Leap of Faith by 30 sec.
36

Power Infusion

36
Rank 1
21
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 2 min cooldown
Effect Infuses the target with power for 20 sec, increasing haste by 25%.
Range 40 yd range
36

Vampiric Embrace

36
Rank 1
21
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 2 min cooldown
Effect Fills you with the embrace of Shadow energy for 15 sec, causing you to heal a nearby ally for 50% of any single-target Shadow spell damage you deal.
25

Tithe Evasion

25
Rank 1
14
Cast Time Passive
Effect Shadow Word: Death deals 75% less damage to you.
0

Inspiration

Cast Time Passive
Effect Reduces your target's physical damage taken by 5% for 15 sec after a critical heal with Flash Heal or Penance.
13

Improved Mass Dispel

13
Rank 1
7
Cast Time Passive
Effect Mass Dispel's cooldown is reduced to 25 sec and its cast time is reduced by 1 sec.
29

Body and Soul

29
Rank 1
18
Cast Time Passive
Effect Power Word: Shield and Leap of Faith increase your target's movement speed by 40% for 3 sec.
30

Twins of the Sun Priestess

30
Rank 1
18
Cast Time Passive
Effect Power Infusion also grants you 100% of its effects when used on an ally.
22

Void Shield

22
Rank 1
13
Cast Time Passive
Effect When cast on yourself, 30% of damage you deal refills your Power Word: Shield.
34

San'layn

34
Rank 1
21
Cast Time Passive
Effect Reduces the cooldown of Vampiric Embrace by 45 sec and increases its healing done by 25%.
26

Apathy

26
Rank 1
16
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your Mind Blast critical strikes reduce your target's movement speed by 75% for 4 sec.
3

Unwavering Will

3
Rank 2
2
Cast Time Passive
Effect While above 75% health, the cast time of your Flash Heal, Heal, Prayer of Healing, and Smite are reduced by 10%.
32

Twist of Fate

32
Rank 1
1
Rank 2
17
Cast Time Passive
Effect After damaging or healing a target below 35% health, gain 10% increased damage and healing for 8 sec.
36

Throes of Pain

36
Rank 2
21
Cast Time Passive
Effect Shadow Word: Pain deals an additional 5% damage. When an enemy dies while afflicted by your Shadow Word: Pain, you gain 1.0% Mana.
2

Angel's Mercy

2
Rank 1
1
Cast Time Passive
Effect Damage you take reduces the cooldown of Desperate Prayer, based on the amount of damage taken.

Binding Heals

Cast Time Passive
Effect 20% of Flash Heal healing on other targets also heals you.
14

Halo

14
Rank 1
10
Cast Time 1.5 sec cast
Cooldown 40 sec cooldown
Effect Creates a ring of Shadow energy around you that quickly expands to a 30 yd radius, healing allies for 8,668 and dealing 7,863 Shadow damage to enemies. Healing reduced beyond 6 targets.
Power Cost 2,500 Mana
Range 30 yd range

Divine Star

1
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 15 sec cooldown
Effect Throw a Divine Star forward 24 yds, healing allies in its path for 3,815 and dealing 3,113 Shadow damage to enemies. After reaching its destination, the Divine Star returns to you, healing allies and damaging enemies in its path again. Healing reduced beyond 6 targets.
Power Cost 1,250 Mana
Range 30 yd range
17

Translucent Image

17
Rank 1
9
Cast Time Passive
Effect Fade reduces damage you take by 10%.
35

Mindgames

35
Rank 1
21
Cast Time 1.5 sec cast
Cooldown 45 sec cooldown
Effect Assault an enemy's mind, dealing 12,467 Shadow damage and briefly reversing their perception of reality. For 5 sec, the next 16,533 damage they deal will heal their target, and the next 16,533 healing they deal will damage their target.
Power Cost 5,000 Mana
Range 40 yd range
2

Surge of Light

2
Rank 2
1
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your healing spells and Smite have a 8% chance to make your next Flash Heal instant and cost no mana. Stacks to 2.
13

Light's Inspiration

13
Rank 1
9
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases the maximum health gained from Desperate Prayer by 15%.
4

Crystalline Reflection

4
Rank 1
1
Cast Time Passive
Effect Power Word: Shield instantly heals the target for 4,629 and reflects 12% of damage absorbed.
6

Improved Fade

6
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
1
Cast Time Passive
Effect Reduces the cooldown of Fade by 10 sec.
34

Manipulation

34
Rank 1
1
Rank 2
19
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your Smite and Penance casts reduce the cooldown of Mindgames by 1.0 sec.
2

Power Word: Life

2
Rank 1
1
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 30 sec cooldown
Effect A word of holy power that heals the target for 8,293. If the target is below 35% health, Power Word: Life heals for 400% more and the cooldown of Power Word: Life is reduced by 20 sec.
Power Cost 1,250 Mana
Range 40 yd range
1

Angelic Bulwark

1
Cast Time Passive
Effect When an attack brings you below 30% health, you gain an absorption shield equal to 15% of your maximum health for 20 sec. Cannot occur more than once every 90 sec.
1

Void Shift

1
Rank 1
1
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 5 min cooldown
Effect 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.
Range 40 yd range
32

Shattered Perceptions

32
Rank 1
19
Cast Time Passive
Effect Mindgames lasts an additional 2 sec, deals an additional 25% initial damage, and reverses an additional 25% damage or healing.

Specialization Talents

36

Devouring Plague

36
Rank 1
21
Cast Time Instant
Effect Afflicts the target with a disease that instantly causes 3,864 Shadow damage plus an additional 7,100 Shadow damage over 6 sec. Heals you for 50% of damage dealt. If this effect is reapplied, any remaining damage will be added to the new Devouring Plague.
Power Cost 50 Insanity
Range 40 yd range
36

Dispersion

36
Rank 1
21
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 2 min cooldown
Effect Disperse into pure shadow energy, reducing all damage taken by 75% for 6 sec and healing you for 25% of your maximum health over its duration, but you are unable to attack or cast spells. Increases movement speed by 50% and makes you immune to all movement impairing effects. Castable while stunned, feared, or silenced.
36

Shadowy Apparitions

36
Rank 1
21
Cast Time Passive
Effect Mind Blast, Devouring Plague, and Void Bolt have a 100% chance to conjure Shadowy Apparitions and Mind Sear has a 50% chance to conjure Shadowy Apparitions. Shadowy Apparitions float towards all targets afflicted by your Vampiric Touch for 1,035 Shadow damage. Critical strikes with Mind Blast, Devouring Plague, and Void Bolt increase the damage of the Shadowy Apparitions they conjure by 100%.
35

Silence

35
Rank 1
20
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 45 sec cooldown
Effect Silences the target, preventing them from casting spells for 4 sec. Against non-players, also interrupts spellcasting and prevents any spell in that school from being cast for 4 sec.
Range 40 yd range
19

Intangibility

19
Rank 1
11
Cast Time Passive
Effect Dispersion heals you for an additional 25% of your maximum health over its duration and its cooldown is reduced by 30 sec.

Mental Fortitude

17
Rank 1
10
Cast Time Passive
Effect Healing from Vampiric Touch and Devouring Plague when you are at maximum health will shield you for the same amount. Shield cannot exceed 16,616 damage absorbed.
36

Misery

36
Rank 1
21
Cast Time Passive
Effect Vampiric Touch also applies Shadow Word: Pain to the target. Shadow Word: Pain lasts an additional 5 sec.

Dark Void

Cast Time 2 sec cast
Cooldown 30 sec cooldown
Effect Unleashes an explosion of dark energy around your target, dealing 4,169 Shadow damage and applying Shadow Word: Pain to your target and 15 nearby enemies. Generates 15 Insanity.
Range 40 yd range
21

Psychic Horror

21
Rank 1
12
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 45 sec cooldown
Effect Terrifies the target in place, stunning them for 4 sec.
Range 30 yd range

Last Word

Cast Time Passive
Effect Reduces the cooldown of Silence by 15 sec.
35

Coalescing Shadows

35
Rank 1
21
Cast Time Passive
Effect Mind Sear and Shadow Word: Pain damage has a 4% chance to grant you Coalescing Shadows and Mind Flay has a 15% chance to grant you Coalescing Shadows, stacking up to 3 times. Mind Blast and Mind Spike consume all Coalescing Shadows to deal 10% increased damage per stack, and consuming at least 1 increases the damage of your periodic effects by 10% for 15 sec.
17

Mind Sear

17
Rank 1
10
Cast Time Channeled
Effect 25 Insanity every 0.7 sec Channeled Corrosive shadow energy radiates from the target, dealing 15,049 Shadow damage over 2.7 sec to all enemies within 10 yards of the target.
Range 40 yd range
18

Mind Spike

18
Rank 1
12
Cast Time 1.5 sec cast
Effect Blasts the target for 2,393 Shadowfrost damage. Generates 4 Insanity.
Range 40 yd range
29

Puppet Master

29
Rank 1
19
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your Shadowfiend and Mindbender grant you Coalescing Shadows each time they deal damage. Damage from your Shadowy Apparitions has a 8% chance to grant you Coalescing Shadows.
22

Mental Decay

22
Rank 1
12
Cast Time Passive
Effect The duration of your Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch is increased by 1 sec when enemies suffer Mind Flay or Mind Sear damage.
27

Dark Ascension

27
Rank 1
17
Cast Time 1.5 sec cast
Cooldown 1 min cooldown
Effect Increases your non-periodic Shadow damage by 25% for 20 sec. Generates 30 Insanity.

Void Eruption

8
Rank 1
3
Cast Time 1.5 sec cast
Cooldown 2 min cooldown
Effect Releases an explosive blast of pure void energy, activating Voidform and causing 7,754 Shadow damage to all enemies within 10 yds of your target. During Voidform, this ability is replaced by Void Bolt. Each 25 Insanity spent during Voidform increases the duration of Voidform by 1.0 sec.
Range 40 yd range
17

Unfurling Darkness

17
Rank 1
11
Cast Time Passive
Effect After casting Vampiric Touch on a target, your next Vampiric Touch within 8 sec is instant cast and deals 6,389 Shadow damage immediately. This effect cannot occur more than once every 15 sec.
17

Surge of Darkness

17
Rank 1
12
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your Vampiric Touch and Devouring Plague damage has a chance to cause your next Mind Spike to be instant cast and deal 200% additional damage. Stacks up to 3 times.
14

Harnessed Shadows

14
Rank 1
10
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases the chance for you to gain a Coalescing Shadow when dealing damage with Mind Sear and Shadow Word: Pain by 2% and Mind Flay by 10%. You have a 100% chance to gain a Coalescing Shadow when critically hit by any attack. This effect can only occur every 6 sec.
33

Shadowy Insight

33
Rank 1
19
Cast Time Passive
Effect Mind Blast gains an additional charge. Shadow Word: Pain periodic damage has a chance to reset the remaining cooldown on Mind Blast and cause your next Mind Blast to be instant.
34

Ancient Madness

34
Rank 2
19
Cast Time Passive
Effect Voidform and Dark Ascension increase your critical strike chance by 20% for 20 sec, reducing by 1.0% every sec.
29

Shadow Crash

29
Rank 1
15
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 30 sec cooldown
Effect Hurl a bolt of slow-moving Shadow energy at the destination, dealing 11,661 Shadow damage to all targets within 8 yards and applying Vampiric Touch to 8 of them. Generates 15 Insanity.
Range 40 yd range
15

Mind Melt

15
Rank 1
10
Cast Time Passive
Effect Mind Spike reduces the cast time of your next Mind Blast by 50% and increases its critical strike chance by 25%, stacking up to 2 times. Lasts 10 sec.
24

Maddening Touch

24
Rank 2
13
Cast Time Passive
Effect Vampiric Touch has a 60% chance to generate 1 Insanity each time it deals damage.
10

Dark Evangelism

10
Rank 2
5
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your Mind Flay, Mind Sear, and Void Torrent damage increases the damage of your periodic Shadow effects by 2%, stacking up to 5 times.
26

Auspicious Spirits

26
Rank 1
13
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your Shadowy Apparitions now deal 15% increased damage and generate 1 Insanity.

Tormented Spirits

6
Rank 1
4
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your Shadow Word: Pain damage has a 5% chance to create Shadowy Apparitions that float towards all targets afflicted by your Vampiric Touch. Critical strikes increase the chance to 10%.
19

Psychic Link

19
Rank 2
11
Cast Time Passive
Effect Mind Blast, Mind Flay, and Mind Spike deal 60% of their damage to all other targets afflicted by your Vampiric Touch within 40 yards.
7

Whispers of the Damned

7
Rank 2
3
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your Mind Blast and Mind Spike critical strikes generate an additional 4 Insanity.
10

Mindbender

10
Rank 1
3
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 1 min cooldown
Effect Summons a Mindbender to attack the target for 15 sec. Generates 3 Insanity each time the Mindbender attacks.
Range 40 yd range
16

Mind Flay: Insanity

16
Rank 1
11
Cast Time Passive
Effect Devouring Plague transforms your next Mind Flay into Mind Flay: Insanity. Lasts 10 sec. Mind Flay: Insanity Assaults the target's mind with Shadow energy, causing 11,424 Shadow damage over 2.7 sec and slowing their movement speed by 70%. Generates 16 Insanity over the duration.

Deathspeaker

11
Rank 1
5
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your Shadow Word: Pain damage has a chance to reset the cooldown of Shadow Word: Death and enable 150% additional damage regardless of the target's health.
29

Encroaching Shadows

29
Rank 1
16
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases the initial damage of Devouring Plague by 75% and the damage of Mind Sear by 20%.
10

Damnation

10
Rank 1
7
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 1 min cooldown
Effect Instantly afflicts the target with Shadow Word: Pain, Vampiric Touch and Devouring Plague.
Range 40 yd range

Void Torrent

3
Cast Time Channeled
Cooldown 1 min cooldown
Effect Channel a torrent of void energy into the target, dealing 33,350 Shadow damage over 3 sec. Generates 60 Insanity over the duration.
2

Inescapable Torment

2
Rank 2
2
Cast Time Passive
Effect Mind Blast and Shadow Word: Death cause your Mindbender to teleport behind your target, slashing up to 5 nearby enemies for 4,628 Shadow damage and increasing the duration of Mindbender by 1.0 sec.
5

Screams of the Void

5
Rank 2
1
Cast Time Passive
Effect While channeling Mind Flay or Void Torrent, your Vampiric Touch and Shadow Word: Pain on your primary target deals damage 80% faster. While channeling Mind Sear, your Vampiric Touch and Shadow Word: Pain on all targets deals damage 80% faster.
6

Pain of Death

6
Rank 2
3
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases the damage dealt by Shadow Word: Death by 25%. Shadow Word: Death deals 60% of its damage to all targets affected by your Shadow Word: Pain within 40 yards.
14

Mind Devourer

14
Rank 2
9
Cast Time Passive
Effect Mind Blast has a 20% chance to make your next Devouring Plague or Mind Sear cost no insanity.
8

Insidious Ire

8
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
3
Cast Time Passive
Effect While you have Shadow Word: Pain, Devouring Plague, and Vampiric Touch active on the same target, your Mind Blast deals 40% more damage.
5

Malediction

5
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
2
Cast Time Passive
Effect Reduces the cooldown of Damnation and Void Torrent by 30 sec.
2

Idol of Y'Shaarj

2
Rank 1
2
Cast Time Passive
Effect Summoning Shadowfiend causes you to gain a benefit based on your target's current state or increases its duration by 5 sec if no state matches. Healthy: You and your Shadowfiend deal 5% additional damage. Enraged: Devours the Enraged effect, increasing your Haste by 5%. Stunned: Generates 5 Insanity every 1 sec. Feared: You and your Shadowfiend deal 15% increased damage and do not break Fear effects.
1

Idol of C'Thun

1
Cast Time Passive
Effect Mind Flay and Mind Sear have a chance to spawn a Void Tendril or Void Lasher that channels at your target for 15 sec, generating 3 insanity every 1 sec.
12

Idol of Yogg-Saron

12
Rank 1
9
Cast Time Passive
Effect After conjuring Shadowy Apparitions, gain a stack of Idol of Yogg-Saron. At 25 stacks, you summon a Thing from Beyond that serves you for 20 sec. The Thing from Beyond blasts enemies for 7,252 Shadow damage and deals 30% of that damage to all enemies within 10 yards. Damage reduced beyond 5 targets.
2

Idol of N'Zoth

2
Rank 1
1
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your periodic Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch damage has a 30% chance to apply Echoing Void, max 4 targets. Each time Echoing Void is applied, it has a chance to collapse, consuming a stack every 1 sec to deal 606 Shadow damage to all nearby enemies. Damage reduced beyond 5 targets. If an enemy dies with Echoing Void, all stacks collapse immediately.

PvP Talents

2

Driven to Madness

2
Rank 1
2
Effect While Voidform or Dark Ascension is not active, being attacked will reduce the cooldown of Void Eruption and Dark Ascension by 3 sec.
0

Mind Trauma

Effect Fully-channeled Mind Flays cause you to steal 3% haste from the target for 20 sec. Only 12% haste can be stolen from a single target. Stacks up to 8 times.
10

Void Origins

10
Rank 1
10
Effect Void Eruption and Dark Ascension are now instant cast.
14

Psyfiend

14
Rank 1
14
Effect Summons a Psyfiend with 6,646 health for 12 sec beside you to attack the target at range with Psyflay. Psyflay Deals up to 1% of the target's total health in Shadow damage every 0.9 sec. Also slows their movement speed by 50% and reduces healing received by 50%.
0

Thoughtsteal

Effect Peer into the mind of the enemy, attempting to steal a known spell. If stolen, the victim cannot cast that spell for 20 sec. Can only be used on Humanoids with mana. If you're unable to find a spell to steal, the cooldown of Thoughtsteal is reset.
13

Void Volley

13
Rank 1
13
Effect After casting Void Eruption or Dark Ascension, send a slow-moving bolt of Shadow energy at a random location every 0.5 sec for 3 sec, dealing 5,518 Shadow damage to all targets within 8 yds, and causing them to flee in Horror for 3 sec.
0

Cardinal Mending

Effect Prayer of Mending's healing is increased by 50% and its jump range is increased by 10 yds.
0

Strength of Soul

Effect Your Power Word: Shield reduces all Physical damage taken by 15% while the shield persists.
0

Delivered from Evil

Effect Leap of Faith removes all movement impairing effects, and increases your next heal on that target by 100%.
4

Eternal Rest

4
Rank 1
4
Effect Reduces the cooldown of Shadow Word: Death by 12 sec.
4

Catharsis

4
Rank 1
4
Effect 20% of all damage you take is stored. The stored amount cannot exceed 15% of your maximum health. The initial damage of your next Shadow Word: Pain deals this stored damage to your target.
6

Precognition

6
Rank 1
6
Effect If an interrupt is used on you while you are not casting, gain 15% haste and become immune to control and interrupt effects for 4 sec.

Equipment

Equipment is what makes characters stronger. The best gear is usually found in the great vault, dungeons, and raids. They can also be bought from PvP vendors and sometimes in the auction house.

Here are the best equipment items for Shadow Priests in 3v3.

Head

  1. set
    Amice of the Empyrean
    33

    Amice of the Empyrean

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +163 intellect
    +366 stamina
    +112 haste
    +84 mastery
    Set
    (2) 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 5,277 Shadow damage over 6 sec to all enemies within 10 yards of your target.
    Rank Elite

  2. Eternal Gladiator's Silk Guise
    2

    Eternal Gladiator's Silk Guise

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +159 intellect
    +353 stamina
    +64 haste
    +129 versatility
    Rank Duelist

  3. Shadowflame Prism
    1

    Shadowflame Prism

    Ilvl 291
    Stats
    +149 intellect
    +325 stamina
    +94 haste
    +94 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Mind Blast and Shadow Word: Death cause your Shadowfiend to teleport behind your target, slashing up to 5 nearby enemies for 3,035 Shadowflame damage. Each time a rift is triggered, the duration of Shadowfiend is increased by 1.0 sec.

Neck

  1. Eternal Gladiator's Necklace
    22

    Eternal Gladiator's Necklace

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +206 stamina
    +77 haste
    +260 versatility
    Rank Elite

  2. Sephuz's Proclamation
    5

    Sephuz's Proclamation

    Ilvl 291
    Stats
    +183 stamina
    +160 haste
    +160 versatility
    Effects
    Equip: 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. Twins of the Sun Priestess
    4

    Twins of the Sun Priestess

    Ilvl 291
    Stats
    +183 stamina
    +160 haste
    +160 versatility
    Effects
    Equip: Power Infusion also grants you 100% of its effects when used on an ally.

Shoulders

  1. set
    Capelet of the Empyrean
    34

    Capelet of the Empyrean

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +123 intellect
    +274 stamina
    +50 versatility
    +97 mastery
    Set
    (2) 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 5,219 Shadow damage over 6 sec to all enemies within 10 yards of your target.
    Rank Elite

  2. Eternal Gladiator's Silk Mantle
    2

    Eternal Gladiator's Silk Mantle

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +119 intellect
    +265 stamina
    +50 haste
    +95 versatility
    Rank Duelist

Back

  1. Eternal Gladiator's Drape
    24

    Eternal Gladiator's Drape

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +92 intellect
    +206 stamina
    +35 haste
    +75 versatility
    Rank Elite

  2. Painbreaker Psalm
    9

    Painbreaker Psalm

    Ilvl 291
    Stats
    +84 intellect
    +183 stamina
    +53 haste
    +53 versatility
    Effects
    Equip: Shadow Word: Death consumes 8 sec of Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch, instantly dealing that damage to the target and generating up to 30 Insanity.

  3. Eternal Gladiator's Shawl
    1

    Eternal Gladiator's Shawl

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +89 intellect
    +198 stamina
    +69 versatility
    +40 mastery
    Rank Duelist

Chest

  1. set
    Habit of the Empyrean
    21

    Habit of the Empyrean

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +163 intellect
    +366 stamina
    +136 critical-strike
    +59 haste
    Set
    (2) 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 5,344 Shadow damage over 6 sec to all enemies within 10 yards of your target.
    Rank Elite

  2. Eternal Gladiator's Silk Robe
    12

    Eternal Gladiator's Silk Robe

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +163 intellect
    +366 stamina
    +59 haste
    +137 versatility
    Rank Elite

  3. Painbreaker Psalm
    1

    Painbreaker Psalm

    Ilvl 291
    Stats
    +149 intellect
    +325 stamina
    +94 haste
    +94 versatility
    Effects
    Equip: Shadow Word: Death consumes 8 sec of Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch, instantly dealing that damage to the target and generating up to 30 Insanity.

Wrist

  1. Eternal Gladiator's Silk Armbands
    29

    Eternal Gladiator's Silk Armbands

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +92 intellect
    +206 stamina
    +40 haste
    +70 versatility
    Rank Elite

  2. Bracelets of the Empyrean
    5

    Bracelets of the Empyrean

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +92 intellect
    +206 stamina
    +66 haste
    +44 versatility
    Rank Elite

  3. Unity
    2

    Unity

    Ilvl 291
    Stats
    +84 intellect
    +183 stamina
    +53 haste
    +53 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: 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.

Hands

  1. set
    Caress of the Empyrean
    32

    Caress of the Empyrean

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +123 intellect
    +274 stamina
    +43 haste
    +104 versatility
    Set
    (2) 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 5,340 Shadow damage over 6 sec to all enemies within 10 yards of your target.
    Rank Elite

  2. Shadowflame Prism
    3

    Shadowflame Prism

    Ilvl 291
    Stats
    +112 intellect
    +244 stamina
    +71 critical-strike
    +71 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Mind Blast and Shadow Word: Death cause your Mindbender to teleport behind your target, slashing up to 5 nearby enemies for 2,863 Shadowflame damage. Each time a rift is triggered, the duration of Mindbender is increased by 1.0 sec.

  3. Eternal Gladiator's Silk Gloves
    1

    Eternal Gladiator's Silk Gloves

    Ilvl 291
    Stats
    +112 intellect
    +244 stamina
    +45 haste
    +96 versatility
    Rank Rival I

Waist

  1. Eternal Gladiator's Silk Cord
    24

    Eternal Gladiator's Silk Cord

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +123 intellect
    +274 stamina
    +50 haste
    +96 versatility
    Rank Elite

  2. Talbadar's Stratagem
    6

    Talbadar's Stratagem

    Ilvl 291
    Stats
    +112 intellect
    +244 stamina
    +71 haste
    +71 versatility
    Effects
    Equip: While you have Shadow Word: Pain, Devouring Plague, and Vampiric Touch active on the same target, your Mind Blast deals 55% more damage.

  3. Cord of Unity
    3

    Cord of Unity

    Ilvl 265
    Stats
    +88 intellect
    +179 stamina
    +86 critical-strike
    +41 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Gain the legendary effect of Shadow Word: Manipulation: Mindgames lasts an additional 3 sec and reverses an additional 10% damage or healing. When Mindgames can no longer reverse healing or damage, gain 5% Critical Strike for each second remaining for 10 sec.

Legs

  1. Eternal Gladiator's Silk Leggings
    19

    Eternal Gladiator's Silk Leggings

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +163 intellect
    +366 stamina
    +66 haste
    +130 versatility
    Rank Elite

  2. set
    Leggings of the Empyrean
    16

    Leggings of the Empyrean

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +159 intellect
    +353 stamina
    +67 critical-strike
    +126 mastery
    Set
    (2) 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 5,351 Shadow damage over 6 sec to all enemies within 10 yards of your target.
    Rank Duelist

  3. Eternal Gladiator's Silk Trousers
    1

    Eternal Gladiator's Silk Trousers

    Ilvl 294
    Stats
    +153 intellect
    +337 stamina
    +71 critical-strike
    +120 versatility
    Rank Rival II

Feet

  1. Unity
    18

    Unity

    Ilvl 291
    Stats
    +112 intellect
    +244 stamina
    +71 haste
    +71 versatility
    Effects
    Equip: 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. Eternal Gladiator's Silk Treads
    9

    Eternal Gladiator's Silk Treads

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +123 intellect
    +274 stamina
    +103 versatility
    +44 mastery
    Rank Elite

  3. Penitent One
    3

    Penitent One

    Ilvl 291
    Stats
    +112 intellect
    +244 stamina
    +71 haste
    +71 versatility
    Effects
    Equip: Power Word: Radiance has a 60% chance to cause your next Penance to be free and fire 3 extra bolts.

Rings

  1. Eternal Gladiator's Ring
    35

    Eternal Gladiator's Ring

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +206 stamina
    +106 haste
    +231 versatility
    Rank Elite

  2. Eternal Gladiator's Signet
    10

    Eternal Gladiator's Signet

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +198 stamina
    +228 versatility
    +104 mastery
    Rank Duelist

  3. Cosmic Gladiator's Ring
    8

    Cosmic Gladiator's Ring

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +151 stamina
    +93 haste
    +202 versatility
    Rank Elite

Trinkets

  1. set
    Eternal Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    32

    Eternal Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +140 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to grant 346 primary stat for 20 sec.
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 105 and Stamina by 300 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  2. set
    Eternal Gladiator's Medallion
    27

    Eternal Gladiator's Medallion

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +155 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 105 and Stamina by 300 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  3. set
    Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    2

    Cosmic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity

    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 105 and Stamina by 300 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

Main Hand

  1. Eternal Gladiator's Vesper
    31

    Eternal Gladiator's Vesper

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +726 intellect
    +366 stamina
    +71 haste
    +124 versatility
    Rank Elite

  2. Eternal Gladiator's Focus Staff
    4

    Eternal Gladiator's Focus Staff

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +707 intellect
    +353 stamina
    +109 versatility
    +84 mastery
    Rank Duelist

  3. Staff of the Penitent
    1

    Staff of the Penitent

    Ilvl 304
    Stats
    +747 intellect
    +379 stamina
    +69 critical-strike
    +129 versatility
    Rank Fated Mythic

Gems

Gems are jewelcrafting items. Created with the Jewelcrafting profession or bought in the auction house, they can be socketed into Head, Neck, Wrists, Waist, and Rings items.

Here are the best gems for Shadow Priests in 3v3.

  1. Quick Jewel Cluster
    135

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    Effect +16 Haste
    Type prismatic
  2. Versatile Jewel Cluster
    32

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    Effect +16 Versatility
    Type prismatic
  3. Masterful Jewel Cluster
    16

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    Effect +16 Mastery
    Type prismatic
  4. Straddling Jewel Doublet
    8

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    Effect Speed increased by 13 for each Shadowlands gem you have socketed.
    Type prismatic
  5. Straddling Sage Agate
    2

    Straddling Sage Agate

    Effect +5% Movement Speed
    Type prismatic

Enchantments

Enchantments are equipment item upgrades. Created with the Enchanting profession or bought in the auction house, they can be set on Back, Chest, Wrist, Hands, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand items.

Here are the best enchantments for Shadow Priests in 3v3.

Back

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed
    27

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    Effect Permanently enchants a cloak to increase your Stamina by 20 and your Speed by 30.
  2. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality
    7

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    Effect Permanently enchants a cloak to increase your Stamina by 30.
  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech
    1

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

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

Chest

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats
    20

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    Effect Permanently enchants a chest piece to increase primary stats by 30.
  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds
    16

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds

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

Wrist

  1. Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect
    35

    Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

    Effect Permanently enchants bracers to increase your Intellect by 15.

Hands

  1. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering
    2

    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering

    Effect Permanently enchants gloves to increase the speed of gathering in the Shadowlands.
  2. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength
    1

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    Effect Permanently enchants gloves to increase your Strength by 15.

Feet

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads
    7

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

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

Rings

  1. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste
    50

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    Effect Permanently enchants a ring to increase your Haste by 16.
  2. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility
    16

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    Effect Permanently enchants a ring to increase your Versatility by 16.
  3. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery
    3

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    Effect Permanently enchants a ring to increase your Mastery by 16.

Main Hand

  1. Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance
    34

    Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

    Effect Permanently enchants a weapon to sometimes increase your primary stat by 5% when attacking, or using spells and abilities.
  2. Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor
    2

    Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor

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