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Mythic+ Shadow Priest

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This is a guide about how to build Shadow Priests for Mythic+ . It summarizes what is working for the highest-rated players: stat priority, legendary, trinkets, gems, enchantments, talents, PvP talents, covenants, soulbinds, and conduits.

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Class Shadow Priest
Activity Mythic+
Number of players 50
Highest rating 2442
Lowest rating 2315

Stat Priority

+331
15% Crit
+910
28% Hast
+625
13% Mast
+172
4% Vers

Based on the average stat bonuses observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in Mythic+, the stat priority is:

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

Race

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

  1. Goblin icon.
    G

    Goblin

    20
  2. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    10
  3. Night Elf icon.
    N

    Night Elf

    7
  4. Void Elf icon.
    V

    Void Elf

    3
  5. Undead icon.
    U

    Undead

    3

Legendary

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

  1. Shadowflame Prism legendary item icon.
    S

    Shadowflame Prism - Hands

    42

    Mind Blast and Shadow Word: Death cause your Mindbender to teleport behind your target, slashing up to 5 nearby enemies for 1,612 Shadowflame damage. Each time a rift is triggered, the duration of Mindbender is increased by 1.0 sec.

  2. Pallid Command legendary item icon.
    P

    Pallid Command - Feet

    4

    Casting Unholy Nova summons a Rattling Mage that gains 2% additional damage and healing each time an enemy affected by Unholy Transfusion is damaged by an ally, up to 100%. The Rattling Mage serves you for 20 sec, blasting your target for 770 Shadow damage.

  3. Shadowflame Prism legendary item icon.
    S

    Shadowflame Prism - Head

    2

    Mind Blast and Shadow Word: Death cause your Mindbender to teleport behind your target, slashing up to 5 nearby enemies for 1,505 Shadowflame damage. Each time a rift is triggered, the duration of Mindbender is increased by 1.0 sec.

  4. Pallid Command legendary item icon.
    P

    Pallid Command - Ring 2

    1

    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 788 Shadow damage.

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

    Twins of the Sun Priestess - Neck

    1

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

Trinkets

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

  1. Soulletting Ruby item icon.
    S

    Soulletting Ruby

    44

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 intellect
    +52 avoidance
    Effects
    Use: Draw out a piece of the target's soul, decreasing their movement speed by 30% until the soul reaches you. The soul instantly heals you for 4,924, and grants you up to 1,184 Critical Strike for 16 sec. You gain more Critical Strike from lower health targets. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  2. Unbound Changeling item icon.
    U

    Unbound Changeling

    20

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Your abilities have a chance to grant you 433 Mastery for 12 sec.
    Rank Mythic

  3. Forbidden Necromantic Tome item icon.
    F

    Forbidden Necromantic Tome

    11

    Ilvl 246
    Stats
    +93 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Your damaging spells have a chance to increase your Critical Strike by 75 for 15 sec, stacking up to 3 times.
    Use: Raise the remains of a fallen ally as a skeletal warrior for 30 sec. (10 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Heroic

  4. Titanic Ocular Gland item icon.
    T

    Titanic Ocular Gland

    9

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: While your health is above 50% you are judged Worthy, increasing your highest secondary stat by 132. While your health is below 50% you are judged Unworthy, decreasing your highest secondary stat by 132.
    Rank Mythic

  5. Cabalist's Hymnal item icon.
    C

    Cabalist's Hymnal

    4

    Ilvl 233
    Stats
    +82 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Join the Crimson Chorus. Every minute, your Critical Strike swells by 294 over 30 sec. before returning to normal. This effect is increased by 5% for each member of the Crimson Chorus in your party.
    Rank Mythic

Gems

Based on the sockets observed on the 50 highest Shadow Priests in Mythic+, the gems to use are:

  1. Quick Jewel Cluster icon.
    Q

    Quick Jewel Cluster

    66

    +16 Haste

  2. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    30

    +16 Mastery

  3. Straddling Jewel Doublet icon.
    S

    Straddling Jewel Doublet

    1

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

  4. Leviathan's Eye of Intellect icon.
    L

    Leviathan's Eye of Intellect

    1

    +7 Intellect

Domination Shards

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

  1. Foreboding Shard of Dyz icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Dyz

    26

    |CFF20ff20Damaging a target increases your damage done to that target by 0.44% for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.|R

  2. Portentous Shard of Dyz icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Dyz

    14

    |CFF20ff20Damaging a target increases your damage done to that target by 0.50% for 4 sec, stacking up to 3 times.|R

  3. Foreboding Shard of Zed icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Zed

    13

    |CFF20ff20Your helpful spells and abilities have a chance to grant your target an Unholy Aura, draining 297 health from nearby enemies every 2 sec for 10 sec.|R

  4. Foreboding Shard of Oth icon.
    F

    Foreboding Shard of Oth

    12

    |CFF20ff20Your Speed is increased by 45|R

  5. Desolate Shard of Cor icon.
    D

    Desolate Shard of Cor

    11

    |CFF20ff20Your damage is increased by 2.25% for 20 sec after attacking an enemy you have not yet damaged.|R

Back Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Back item are:

  1. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Avoidance

    24

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    14

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    9

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Leech

Chest Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Chest item are:

  1. Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Stats

    40

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight

    9

    Enchanted: Eternal Insight

  3. Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Bounds

    1

    Enchanted: +20 Intellect & +6% Mana

Wrist Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Wrist item are:

  1. Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Bracers - Eternal Intellect

    49

    Enchanted: +15 Intellect

Hands Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Hands item are:

  1. Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Shadowlands Gathering

    3

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

  2. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    2

    Enchanted: +15 Strength

Feet Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Feet item are:

  1. Enchant Boots - Soul Treads enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Boots - Soul Treads

    17

    Enchanted: Soul Treads

Ring Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Ring items are:

  1. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Haste

    70

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    29

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Versatility

    1

    Enchanted: +16 Versatility

Main Hand Enchantment

Based on the enchantments observed on the gear of the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in Mythic+, the enchantments to use on the Main Hand item are:

  1. Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Celestial Guidance

    45

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    5

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in Mythic+, the talents to use are:

    1. Death and Madness talent icon.
      D
      27

      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.

    2. Fortress of the Mind talent icon.
      F
      21

      Fortress of the Mind

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

    3. Unfurling Darkness talent icon.
      U
      2

      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.

    1. Body and Soul talent icon.
      B
      48

      Body and Soul

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

    2. San'layn talent icon.
      S
      2

      San'layn

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

    3. Intangibility talent icon.
      I
      0

      Intangibility

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

    1. Searing Nightmare talent icon.
      S
      27

      Searing Nightmare

      Instantly deals 438 Shadow damage to enemies around the target and afflicts them with Shadow Word: Pain. If the enemy is already afflicted by your Shadow Word: Pain, Searing Nightmare's damage is increased by 100%. Only usable while channeling Mind Sear.

    2. Misery talent icon.
      M
      18

      Misery

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

    3. Twist of Fate talent icon.
      T
      5

      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
      40

      Psychic Horror

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

    2. Last Word talent icon.
      L
      10

      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
      29

      Shadow Crash

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

    2. Auspicious Spirits talent icon.
      A
      21

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

    1. Mindbender talent icon.
      M
      44

      Mindbender

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

    2. Void Torrent talent icon.
      V
      6

      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. Damnation talent icon.
      D
      0

      Damnation

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

    1. Hungering Void talent icon.
      H
      32

      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
      18

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

PvP Talents

Based on the talents observed on 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in Mythic+, the PvP talents to use are:

  1. Greater Fade PvP talent icon.
    G

    Greater Fade

    45

  2. Void Origins PvP talent icon.
    V

    Void Origins

    36

  3. Improved Mass Dispel PvP talent icon.
    I

    Improved Mass Dispel

    21

  4. Driven to Madness PvP talent icon.
    D

    Driven to Madness

    13

  5. Void Volley PvP talent icon.
    V

    Void Volley

    13

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
4
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
9
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
36
Nigh
Venthyr icon.
V
1
Vent

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

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

Soulbind

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

  1. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    12

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 12

      Dream Delver

    2. 12

      Field of Blossoms

    3. 12

      Podtender

    4. 12

      Soothing Voice

    5. 11

      Waking Dreams

    6. 9

      Somnambulist

    7. 3

      Faerie Dust

    8. 1

      Cunning Dreams

  2. Korayn icon.
    K

    Korayn

    12

    The traits to use with Korayn are:

    1. 12

      First Strike

    2. 12

      Horn of the Wild Hunt

    3. 12

      Wild Hunt Tactics

    4. 9

      Hunt's Exhilaration

    5. 8

      Get In Formation

    6. 4

      Vorkai Sharpening Techniques

    7. 3

      Vorkai Ambush

  3. Niya icon.
    N

    Niya

    12

    The traits to use with Niya are:

    1. 12

      Grove Invigoration

    2. 12

      Niya's Tools: Poison

    3. 12

      Run Without Tiring

    4. 9

      Swift Patrol

    5. 7

      Called Shot

    6. 5

      Survivor's Rally

    7. 3

      Nature's Splendor

  4. Bonesmith Heirmir icon.
    B

    Bonesmith Heirmir

    7

    The traits to use with Bonesmith Heirmir are:

    1. 7

      Carver's Eye

    2. 7

      Forgeborne Reveries

    3. 7

      Resourceful Fleshcrafting

    4. 6

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Marrowed Gemstone

    5. 5

      Runeforged Spurs

    6. 2

      Bonesmith's Satchel

    7. 1

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Gorestompers

  5. Pelagos icon.
    P

    Pelagos

    3

    The traits to use with Pelagos are:

    1. 3

      Better Together

    2. 3

      Combat Meditation

    3. 3

      Focusing Mantra

    4. 3

      Let Go of the Past

    5. 2

      Bond of Friendship

    6. 1

      Cleansed Vestments

potency conduits

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

  1. Haunting Apparitions conduit icon.
    H

    Haunting Apparitions

    45

  2. Rabid Shadows conduit icon.
    R

    Rabid Shadows

    42

  3. Dissonant Echoes conduit icon.
    D

    Dissonant Echoes

    37

endurance conduits

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

  1. Translucent Image conduit icon.
    T

    Translucent Image

    46

  2. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    28

  3. Light's Inspiration conduit icon.
    L

    Light's Inspiration

    22

finesse conduits

Based on the covenant conduits chosen by the 50 highest rated Shadow Priests in Mythic+, the finesse conduits to use are:

  1. Clear Mind conduit icon.
    C

    Clear Mind

    23

  2. Mental Recovery conduit icon.
    M

    Mental Recovery

    21

  3. Move with Grace conduit icon.
    M

    Move with Grace

    11