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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 2803
Lowest rating 2572

Stat Priority

+332
15% Crit
+1002
31% Hast
+661
13% Mast
+202
5% 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

    19
  2. Blood Elf icon.
    B

    Blood Elf

    12
  3. Night Elf icon.
    N

    Night Elf

    7
  4. Human icon.
    H

    Human

    5
  5. Mechagnome icon.
    M

    Mechagnome

    2

Legendary

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

  1. Pallid Command legendary item icon.
    P

    Pallid Command - Feet

    29

    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 840 Shadow damage.

  2. Shadowflame Prism legendary item icon.
    S

    Shadowflame Prism - Hands

    15

    Mind Blast and Shadow Word: Death cause your Mindbender to teleport behind your target, slashing up to 5 nearby enemies for 1,880 Shadowflame damage. Each time a rift is triggered, the duration of Mindbender is increased by 1.0 sec.

  3. Pallid Command legendary item icon.
    P

    Pallid Command - Ring 2

    5

    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 878 Shadow damage.

  4. Shadowflame Prism legendary item icon.
    S

    Shadowflame Prism - Head

    1

    Mind Blast and Shadow Word: Death cause your Mindbender to teleport behind your target, slashing up to 5 nearby enemies for 1,754 Shadowflame damage. Each time a rift is triggered, the duration of Mindbender is increased by 1.0 sec.

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

    50

    Ilvl 252
    Stats
    +98 intellect
    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. Titanic Ocular Gland item icon.
    T

    Titanic Ocular Gland

    37

    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

  3. Unbound Changeling item icon.
    U

    Unbound Changeling

    9

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

  4. Forbidden Necromantic Tome item icon.
    F

    Forbidden Necromantic Tome

    4

    Ilvl 259
    Stats
    +105 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Your damaging spells have a chance to increase your Critical Strike by 79 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 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

    97

    +16 Haste

  2. Masterful Jewel Cluster icon.
    M

    Masterful Jewel Cluster

    45

    +16 Mastery

  3. Deadly Jewel Cluster icon.
    D

    Deadly Jewel Cluster

    5

    +16 Critical Strike

  4. Versatile Jewel Cluster icon.
    V

    Versatile Jewel Cluster

    4

    +16 Versatility

  5. Straddling Sage Agate icon.
    S

    Straddling Sage Agate

    1

    +5% Movement Speed

Domination Shards

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

  1. Portentous Shard of Dyz icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Dyz

    48

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

  2. Portentous Shard of Cor icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Cor

    46

    Your damage is increased by 3.00% for 20 sec after attacking an enemy you have not yet damaged.

  3. Portentous Shard of Bek icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Bek

    45

    Your damage is increased by 3.0% when you have 50% or more health than your target.

  4. Portentous Shard of Kyr icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Kyr

    20

    Gain 1,346 Absorb every 5 sec, up to a cap of 6,734.

  5. Portentous Shard of Zed icon.
    P

    Portentous Shard of Zed

    19

    Your helpful spells and abilities have a chance to grant your target an Unholy Aura, draining 340 health from nearby enemies every 2 sec for 10 sec.

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

    26

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & +30 Avoidance

  2. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Speed

    17

    Enchanted: +20 Stamina & Minor Speed Increase

  3. Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Cloak - Fortified Leech

    5

    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

    43

    Enchanted: Primary Stats +30

  2. Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Chest - Eternal Insight

    6

    Enchanted: Eternal Insight

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

    50

    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

    8

    Enchanted: Shadowlands Gathering

  2. Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Gloves - Eternal Strength

    3

    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

    25

    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

    73

    Enchanted: +16 Haste

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

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Mastery

    23

    Enchanted: +16 Mastery

  3. Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Ring - Tenet of Critical Strike

    3

    Enchanted: +16 Critical Strike

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

    43

    Enchanted: Celestial Guidance

  2. Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation enchantment icon.
    E

    Enchant Weapon - Sinful Revelation

    7

    Enchanted: Sinful Revelation

Talents

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

    1. Fortress of the Mind talent icon.
      F
      28

      Fortress of the Mind

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

    2. Death and Madness talent icon.
      D
      22

      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.

    3. Unfurling Darkness talent icon.
      U
      0

      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
      49

      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
      1

      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
      35

      Searing Nightmare

      Instantly deals 436 Shadow damage to enemies around the target and afflicts them with Shadow Word: Pain. If the enemy is already afflicted by your Shadow Word: Pain, Searing Nightmare's damage is increased by 100%. Only usable while channeling Mind Sear.

    2. Misery talent icon.
      M
      12

      Misery

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

    3. Twist of Fate talent icon.
      T
      3

      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
      46

      Psychic Horror

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

    2. Last Word talent icon.
      L
      4

      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
      36

      Shadow Crash

      Hurl a bolt of slow-moving Shadow energy at the destination, dealing 1,560 Shadow damage to all targets within 8 yards. Generates 15 Insanity.

    2. Auspicious Spirits talent icon.
      A
      14

      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
      40

      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
      10

      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
      33

      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
      17

      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 1,296 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

    44

  2. Void Origins PvP talent icon.
    V

    Void Origins

    31

  3. Void Volley PvP talent icon.
    V

    Void Volley

    19

  4. Driven to Madness PvP talent icon.
    D

    Driven to Madness

    13

  5. Psyfiend PvP talent icon.
    P

    Psyfiend

    13

Covenant

Kyrian icon.
K
1
Kyri
Necrolord icon.
N
43
Necr
Night Fae icon.
N
5
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. Necrolord
  2. Night Fae
  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. Bonesmith Heirmir icon.
    B

    Bonesmith Heirmir

    26

    The traits to use with Bonesmith Heirmir are:

    1. 26

      Carver's Eye

    2. 26

      Forgeborne Reveries

    3. 26

      Mnemonic Equipment

    4. 26

      Resourceful Fleshcrafting

    5. 25

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Marrowed Gemstone

    6. 23

      Runeforged Spurs

    7. 3

      Bonesmith's Satchel

    8. 1

      Heirmir's Arsenal: Gorestompers

  2. Plague Deviser Marileth icon.
    P

    Plague Deviser Marileth

    17

    The traits to use with Plague Deviser Marileth are:

    1. 17

      Kevin's Oozeling

    2. 17

      Ooz's Frictionless Coating

    3. 17

      Ultimate Form

    4. 17

      Volatile Solvent

    5. 16

      Plagueborn Cleansing Slime

    6. 11

      Undulating Maneuvers

    7. 6

      Viscous Trail

    8. 1

      Kevin's Keyring

  3. Dreamweaver icon.
    D

    Dreamweaver

    5

    The traits to use with Dreamweaver are:

    1. 5

      Dream Delver

    2. 5

      Field of Blossoms

    3. 5

      Podtender

    4. 5

      Somnambulist

    5. 5

      Soothing Voice

    6. 5

      Waking Dreams

  4. Pelagos icon.
    P

    Pelagos

    1

    The traits to use with Pelagos are:

    1. 1

      Better Together

    2. 1

      Bond of Friendship

    3. 1

      Combat Meditation

    4. 1

      Focusing Mantra

    5. 1

      Let Go of the Past

    6. 1

      Newfound Resolve

  5. Theotar The Mad Duke icon.
    T

    Theotar The Mad Duke

    1

    The traits to use with Theotar The Mad Duke are:

    1. 1

      Leisurely Gait

    2. 1

      Life is but an Appetizer

    3. 1

      Life of the Party

    4. 1

      Party Favors

    5. 1

      Soothing Shade

    6. 1

      Token of Appreciation

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

    46

  2. Rabid Shadows conduit icon.
    R

    Rabid Shadows

    30

  3. Dissonant Echoes conduit icon.
    D

    Dissonant Echoes

    29

endurance conduits

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

  1. Condensed Anima Sphere conduit icon.
    C

    Condensed Anima Sphere

    49

  2. Translucent Image conduit icon.
    T

    Translucent Image

    48

  3. Light's Inspiration conduit icon.
    L

    Light's Inspiration

    35

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

    22

  2. Move with Grace conduit icon.
    M

    Move with Grace

    11

  3. Mental Recovery conduit icon.
    M

    Mental Recovery

    10