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.

For accuracy purposes, Murlok.io analyzes the character equipment types, keeps track of their specialization history, and uses only active characters.

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Class Shadow Priest
Activity 3v3
Number of players 50
Highest rating 2471
Lowest rating 2040

Stat Priority

+129
9% Crit
+1155
35% Hast
+191
7% Mast
+1208
30% 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. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    15
  2. Pandaren icon.
    P

    Pandaren

    11
  3. Undead icon.
    U

    Undead

    10
  4. Goblin icon.
    G

    Goblin

    5
  5. Troll icon.
    T

    Troll

    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

    41

    Gain the legendary effect of Pallid Command: 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 803 Shadow damage.

  2. Sephuz's Proclamation legendary item icon.
    S

    Sephuz's Proclamation - Neck

    23

    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 legendary item icon.
    T

    Twins of the Sun Priestess - Neck

    12

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

  4. Unity legendary item icon.
    U

    Unity - Waist

    5

    Gain the legendary effect of Pallid Command: 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 820 Shadow damage.

  5. Painbreaker Psalm legendary item icon.
    P

    Painbreaker Psalm - Back

    4

    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.

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

    31

    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 500 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

    26

    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 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  3. Eternal Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity item icon.
    E

    Eternal Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity

    14

    Ilvl 268
    Stats
    +123 haste
    Effects
    Use: Increases primary stat by 302 for 15 sec. (1 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.

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

    Cosmic Gladiator's Eternal Aegis

    7

    Ilvl 275
    Stats
    +122 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Activate the defenses, absorbing 50% of all Magic damage taken, up to 24,788, persisting for 15 sec. Cosmic damage is fully absorbed. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Set
    Set: Increases your Intellect by 175 and Stamina by 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

  5. Cosmic Gladiator's Emblem item icon.
    C

    Cosmic Gladiator's Emblem

    4

    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 500 when in Arenas, Battlegrounds, and War Mode.
    Rank Elite

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

    49

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +119 intellect
    +265 stamina
    +42 haste
    +103 versatility
    +62 indestructible
    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 4,692 Shadow damage over 6 sec to all enemies within 10 yards of your target.
    Rank Duelist

  2. Amice of the Empyrean item icon.
    A

    Amice of the Empyrean

    46

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +159 intellect
    +353 stamina
    +111 haste
    +83 mastery
    +83 indestructible
    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 4,703 Shadow damage over 6 sec to all enemies within 10 yards of your target.
    Rank Duelist

  3. Capelet of the Empyrean item icon.
    C

    Capelet of the Empyrean

    45

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +119 intellect
    +265 stamina
    +50 versatility
    +95 mastery
    +62 leech
    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 4,671 Shadow damage over 6 sec to all enemies within 10 yards of your target.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Habit of the Empyrean item icon.
    H

    Habit of the Empyrean

    40

    Ilvl 298
    Stats
    +159 intellect
    +353 stamina
    +135 critical-strike
    +59 haste
    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 4,564 Shadow damage over 6 sec to all enemies within 10 yards of your target.
    Rank Duelist

  5. Leggings of the Empyrean item icon.
    L

    Leggings of the Empyrean

    6

    Ilvl 301
    Stats
    +163 intellect
    +366 stamina
    +68 critical-strike
    +128 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 4,663 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

    185

    +16 Haste

  2. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    28

    +16 Versatility

  3. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    20

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

  4. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    7

    +16 Mastery

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    5

    +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

    44

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  2. Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Soul Vitality

    5

    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

    34

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds

    14

    Enchanted: +20 Intellect & +6% Mana

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

    47

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

  2. Enchant Bracers - Illuminated Soul enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Illuminated Soul

    1

    Enchanted: +10 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

    2

    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

    7

    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

    92

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    6

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    1

    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

    46

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Ascended Vigor

    3

    Enchanted: Ascended Vigor

  3. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    1

    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
      49

      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. Fortress of the Mind talent icon.
      F
      1

      Fortress of the Mind

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

    3. Death and Madness talent icon.
      D
      0

      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.

    1. Intangibility talent icon.
      I
      48

      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
      2

      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
      0

      San'layn

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

    1. Misery talent icon.
      M
      49

      Misery

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

    2. Searing Nightmare talent icon.
      S
      1

      Searing Nightmare

      Instantly deals 492 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
      30

      Shadow Crash

      Hurl a bolt of slow-moving Shadow energy at the destination, dealing 1,930 Shadow damage to all targets within 8 yards. Generates 15 Insanity.

    2. Auspicious Spirits talent icon.
      A
      20

      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
      47

      Damnation

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

    2. Void Torrent talent icon.
      V
      2

      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
      1

      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
      42

      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
      8

      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 1,304 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. Megalomania PvP talent icon.
    M

    Megalomania

    41

  2. Psyfiend PvP talent icon.
    P

    Psyfiend

    39

  3. Greater Fade PvP talent icon.
    G

    Greater Fade

    35

  4. Void Volley PvP talent icon.
    V

    Void Volley

    28

  5. Void Shift PvP talent icon.
    V

    Void Shift

    5

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
0
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
36
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
6
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
8
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

    36

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 36

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 36

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    3. 36

      Ultimate Form

    4. 36

      Volatile Solvent

    5. 31

      Undulating Maneuvers

    6. 28

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    7. 8

      Kevin's Keyring

    8. 5

      Viscous Trail

  2. Nadjia The Mistblade icon.
    N

    Nadjia The Mistblade

    8

    The traits to use with Nadjia The Mistblade are:

    1. 8

      Agent of Chaos

    2. 8

      Familiar Predicaments

    3. 8

      Fatal Flaw

    4. 8

      Friends in Low Places

    5. 8

      Thrill Seeker

    6. 7

      Sinful Preservation

    7. 1

      Nimble Steps

  3. Korayn icon.
    K

    Korayn

    4

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 4

      Face Your Foes

    2. 4

      Get In Formation

    3. 4

      Horn of the Wild Hunt

    4. 4

      Hunt's Exhilaration

    5. 4

      Wild Hunt Strategem

    6. 4

      Wild Hunt Tactics

  4. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    2

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 2

      Bonded Hearts

    2. 2

      Grove Invigoration

    3. 2

      Nature's Splendor

    4. 2

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    5. 2

      Run Without Tiring

    6. 2

      Survivor's Rally

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

    46

  2. Dissonant Echoes conduit icon.
    D

    Dissonant Echoes

    40

  3. Mind Devourer conduit icon.
    M

    Mind Devourer

    34

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

    41

  2. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    12

  3. Translucent Image conduit icon.
    T

    Translucent Image

    6

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

    50

  2. Move with Grace conduit icon.
    M

    Move with Grace

    39

  3. Power Unto Others conduit icon.
    P

    Power Unto Others

    2