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Shadow Priest PvP Guide For 2v2

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Shadow Priest
Season 4
23 characters
2001 - 2310

Welcome to Murlok.io's Shadow Priest PvP guide for 2v2 in World of Warcraft. This guide lists the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for patch 10.2.7, based on the character builds of the Top 50 Shadow Priests from Dragonflight Season 4 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes Saînth (Sanguino EU) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 2310.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , the guide also examines each character's last time played, specialization usage frequency, and equipment type to ensure greater accuracy.

Top Shadow Priests

  1. 1
    Saînth's character icon
    Saînth
    Sanguino (EU)
    495 ilvl
    2310
  2. 2
    Darthlie's character icon
    Darthlie
    Draenor (EU)
    490 ilvl
    2262
  3. 3
    Gregørian's character icon
    Gregørian
    Laughing Skull (US)
    500 ilvl
    2202
  4. 4
    Fearsleba's character icon
    Fearsleba
    Stormreaver (EU)
    493 ilvl
    2202
  5. 5
    Mizhx's character icon
    Mizhx
    Draenor (EU)
    494 ilvl
    2196

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that directly influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They not only determine the character's strength but also define the overall feel and playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various pieces of equipment, in consumables created by the Alchemy profession, certain foods, some enchantments , and gems .

It's important to note that each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. This means that optimizing a character's performance involves more than just maximizing each stat; it's about finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Shadow Priest Secondary and Minor stats for 2v2.

Secondary Stats
+906
10% Critical Strike
+5754
33% Haste
+2138
10% Mastery
+6792
33% Versatility
  1. Versatility
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Critical Strike
Minor Stats
+35
0% Avoidance
+9
0% Leech
+520
10% Speed
  1. Speed
  2. Avoidance
  3. Leech

Races

In World of Warcraft, each race comes with unique traits that enhance character abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits typically offer minor advantages, they can still provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

With Night Elf currently being the top race for Shadow Priests in 2v2, here are the other races that also stand out due to their advantageous traits.

  1. Night Elf race icon
    Night Elf
    10
  2. Undead race icon
    Undead
    4
  3. Orc race icon
    Orc
    2
  4. Human race icon
    Human
    2
  5. Void Elf race icon
    Void Elf
    2

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing the playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing character abilities and behaviors. They are crucial in shaping how a character functions in battle.

Class talents represent a common tree shared across all Priest specializations. These talents provide foundational skills and enhancements that are essential and universal to the Priest class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Priest's overall capabilities, regardless of the chosen specialization.

The following tree reproduces the in-game class talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Renew
0
Dispel Magic
23
Shadowfiend
23
Prayer of Mending
0
Improved Flash Heal
23
Purify Disease
1
Psychic Voice
22
Shadow Word: Death
23
Focused Mending
0
Holy Nova
14
Protective Light
19
Angelic Feather
23
Phantasm
22
Death and Madness
12
Spell Warding
8
Rhapsody
1
Leap of Faith
23
Shackle Undead
1
Sheer Terror
15
Mind Control
5
Words of the Pious
0
Mass Dispel
22
Move with Grace
12
Power Infusion
23
Vampiric Embrace
23
Tithe Evasion
7
Inspiration
0
Mental Agility
19
Body and Soul
9
Twins of the Sun Priestess
23
Void Shield
2
San'layn
23
Apathy
1
Unwavering Will
3
Twist of Fate
23
Throes of Pain
23
Angel's Mercy
3
Divine Star
18
Translucent Image
21
Mindgames
23
Surge of Light
0
Light's Inspiration
20
Crystalline Reflection
2
Improved Fade
21
Manipulation
6
Benevolence
10
Angelic Bulwark
20
Void Shift
21
Shattered Perceptions
5

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents constitute a specialized tree, providing Shadow Priests with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style.

The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Devouring Plague
23
Dispersion
23
Shadowy Apparitions
23
Silence
23
Intangibility
21
Misery
23
Psychic Horror
21
Thought Harvester
23
Psychic Link
21
Surge of Insanity
23
Shadow Crash
14
Unfurling Darkness
21
Void Eruption
15
Mental Decay
4
Mind Spike
18
Whispering Shadows
14
Shadowy Insight
23
Ancient Madness
5
Voidtouched
23
Mind Melt
0
Maddening Touch
23
Dark Evangelism
13
Mind Devourer
1
Phantasmal Pathogen
7
Mind's Eye
21
Mindbender
1
Deathspeaker
4
Auspicious Spirits
19
Void Torrent
23
Inescapable Torment
1
Mastermind
4
Screams of the Void
21
Tormented Spirits
19
Insidious Ire
4
Malediction
22
Idol of Y'Shaarj
0
Idol of N'Zoth
15
Idol of Yogg-Saron
13
Idol of C'Thun
22

PvP Talents

PvP talents are specifically tailored for player-versus-player combat scenarios. Activated in arenas, battlegrounds, and the open world with war mode enabled, these talents are designed to optimize a Shadow Priest's performance in PvP encounters. They provide specialized enhancements and strategies that give players an edge in combat against other players, reflecting the unique demands of PvP gameplay.

The following tree reproduces the in-game pvp talents disposition as a heatmap. Each color represents the usage frequency and general recommendation level of the talents:

  • Legendary : Represents the most frequently used talents. These are highly recommended for optimal performance.
  • Epic : Indicates talents that are widely used but offer flexibility for alternative choices. Useful in specific scenarios or personal preference.
  • Talents without color: Talents less commonly selected. They are typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier and may not offer significant value in most situations.
Driven to Madness
8
Mind Trauma
14
Psyfiend
5
Thoughtsteal
0
Void Volley
1
Absolute Faith
1
Catharsis
21
Phase Shift
19
Improved Mass Dispel
0

Best In Slot And Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from diverse sources: dungeon, raid, world drops, crafted through various professions, obtained from PvP vendors, or chosen as rewards from the Great Vault.

Each piece of gear significantly boosts a character's overall strength and capabilities. Here are the top items for Shadow Priests in 2v2, tailored for each equipment slot.

Head

  1. Mask of the Furnace Seraph item set icon
    set
    Mask of the Furnace Seraph
    21
  2. Draconic Aspirant's Silk Cover item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Silk Cover
    1
  3. Lightweight Ocular Lenses item icon
    Lightweight Ocular Lenses
    1

Neck

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Necklace item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Necklace
    15
  2. Draconic Aspirant's Necklace item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Necklace
    4
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Pendant item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Pendant
    2
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Amulet item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Amulet
    2

Shoulders

  1. Devotion of the Furnace Seraph item set icon
    set
    Devotion of the Furnace Seraph
    23

Back

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Drape item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Drape
    8
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Cloak item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Cloak
    8
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Drape item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Drape
    2
  4. Shroud of the Furnace Seraph item icon
    Shroud of the Furnace Seraph
    2
  5. Cloak of Lost Devotion item icon
    Cloak of Lost Devotion
    1

Chest

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments
    12
  2. Command of the Furnace Seraph item set icon
    set
    Command of the Furnace Seraph
    5
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Tunic item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Tunic
    5
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Blouse item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Blouse
    1

Wrist

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Armbands item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Armbands
    11
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Bindings item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Bindings
    9
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Silk Wristwraps item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Silk Wristwraps
    2
  4. Infused Elemental Bands item icon
    Infused Elemental Bands
    1

Hands

  1. Grasp of the Furnace Seraph item set icon
    set
    Grasp of the Furnace Seraph
    23

Waist

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Cord item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Cord
    9
  2. Infurious Binding of Gesticulation item icon
    Infurious Binding of Gesticulation
    7
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle
    4
  4. Sash of the Furnace Seraph item icon
    Sash of the Furnace Seraph
    2
  5. Draconic Aspirant's Silk Belt item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Silk Belt
    1

Legs

  1. Breeches of the Furnace Seraph item set icon
    set
    Breeches of the Furnace Seraph
    20
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Leggings item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Leggings
    1
  3. Infurious Legwraps of Possibility item icon
    Infurious Legwraps of Possibility
    1
  4. Vibrant Wildercloth Slacks item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Slacks
    1

Feet

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers item icon
    Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers
    15
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Slippers item set icon
    set
    Draconic Warmonger's Slippers
    4
  3. Draconic Gladiator's Silk Treads item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Silk Treads
    2
  4. Blue Dragon Soles item icon
    Blue Dragon Soles
    1
  5. Draconic Aspirant's Silk Footwraps item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Silk Footwraps
    1

Rings

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Ring item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Ring
    14
  2. Signet of Titanic Insight item icon
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    8
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Ring item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Ring
    6
  4. Draconic Combatant's Jeweled Signet item icon
    Draconic Combatant's Jeweled Signet
    5
  5. Draconic Aspirant's Signet item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Signet
    4

Trinkets

  1. Draconic Aspirant's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Medallion
    12
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Insignia of Alacrity
    11
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Insignia of Alacrity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Insignia of Alacrity
    9
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Medallion item set icon
    set
    Draconic Gladiator's Medallion
    9
  5. Draconic Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity item set icon
    set
    Draconic Aspirant's Badge of Ferocity
    1

Main Hand

  1. Draconic Warmonger's Spire item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Spire
    8
  2. Draconic Gladiator's Staff item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Staff
    7
  3. Draconic Aspirant's Staff item icon
    Draconic Aspirant's Staff
    2
  4. Draconic Gladiator's Greatstaff item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Greatstaff
    2
  5. Draconic Warmonger's Club item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Club
    2

Off Hand

  1. Draconic Gladiator's Censer item icon
    Draconic Gladiator's Censer
    2
  2. Draconic Warmonger's Branch item icon
    Draconic Warmonger's Branch
    2

Antique Bronze Bullion

Antique Bronze Bullion serves as a specialized currency in Dragonflight Season 4, enabling players to purchase specific items. Each item costs 2 bullions and can be upgraded to its maximum Mythic level.

Given that the acquisition of bullions is limited to 1 per week from defeating raid bosses and 2 from the Weekly Mythic Dungeons quest reward when available, here are the best items to buy to maximize your limited bullions.

    Embellishments

    Embellishments are unique effects that can be added to crafted items, either as predefined elements in recipes or through an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

    Given that only a maximum of 2 embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Shadow Priests in 2v2.

    1. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers embellishment item icon
      Precognition
      23
    2. Vibrant Wildercloth Vestments embellishment item icon
      Verdant Conduit
      8
    3. Infurious Binding of Gesticulation embellishment item icon
      Mettle
      7
    4. Signet of Titanic Insight embellishment item icon
      Blue Silken Lining
      5
    5. Blue Dragon Soles embellishment item icon
      Blue Dragon Soles
      1

    Enchantments

    Enchantments provide minor yet valuable enhancements to various items, including Head, Back, Chest, Wrist, Waist, Legs, Rings, Feet, Main Hand, and Off Hand.

    Most enchantments are crafted via the Enchanting profession. However, Waist enchantments specifically require Blacksmithing, Legs enhancements are crafted by Leatherworkers, and Head enchantments come from the Incandescent Essence , a reward obtained through a quest in the Amirdrassil raid.

    Enchantments are usually available at the auction house, making them accessible for upgrades. Here is a list of the top enchantments for Shadow Priests in 2v2, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness.

    Head

    1. Incandescent Essence enchantment icon
      Incandescent Essence
      2

    Back

    1. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
      Homebound Speed
      20
    2. Homebound Speed enchantment icon
      Homebound Speed
      1

    Chest

    1. Reserve of Intellect enchantment icon
      Reserve of Intellect
      12
    2. Waking Stats enchantment icon
      Waking Stats
      10
    3. Reserve of Intellect enchantment icon
      Reserve of Intellect
      1

    Wrist

    1. +200 Speed enchantment icon
      +200 Speed
      20
    2. +175 Speed enchantment icon
      +175 Speed
      1
    3. +200 Leech enchantment icon
      +200 Leech
      1

    Waist

    1. Shadowed Belt Clasp enchantment icon
      Shadowed Belt Clasp
      14

    Legs

    1. Temporal Spellthread enchantment icon
      Temporal Spellthread
      12
    2. Frozen Spellthread enchantment icon
      Frozen Spellthread
      9
    3. Temporal Spellthread enchantment icon
      Temporal Spellthread
      1

    Feet

    1. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
      Plainsrunner's Breeze
      19
    2. Watcher's Loam enchantment icon
      Watcher's Loam
      2
    3. Plainsrunner's Breeze enchantment icon
      Plainsrunner's Breeze
      1

    Rings

    1. +82 Haste enchantment icon
      +82 Haste
      31
    2. +82 Mastery enchantment icon
      +82 Mastery
      7
    3. +73 Haste enchantment icon
      +73 Haste
      2

    Main Hand

    1. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
      Sophic Devotion
      13
    2. Wafting Devotion enchantment icon
      Wafting Devotion
      7
    3. Sophic Devotion enchantment icon
      Sophic Devotion
      2

    Gems

    Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings. The presence of sockets on items is usually random upon their drop.

    Notably, Neck items can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using 3 Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with a Nature's Cradle , which requires 6 Aspects' Tokens of Merit obtained from the Great Vault.

    Available through both the auction house and the crafting order system, the following are the top gem choices for Shadow Priests in 2v2.

    1. Energized Ysemerald gem icon
      Energized Ysemerald
      85
    2. Zen Neltharite gem icon
      Zen Neltharite
      15
    3. Fierce Illimited Diamond gem icon
      Fierce Illimited Diamond
      9
    4. Keen Neltharite gem icon
      Keen Neltharite
      7
    5. Keen Ysemerald gem icon
      Keen Ysemerald
      7