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Mythic+ Shadow Priest

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Shadow Priest
17 hours ago
50 characters
3071 - 3277

This guide tells you everything about how to build a PvE Shadow Priest that will thrive in Mythic+.

Updated , it is based on the 50 top-rated Shadow Priests in Mythic+ leaderboards across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. Ratings are ranging from 3071 to 3277, with the current top Mythic+ Shadow Priest being Nataleya from Stormrage (US).

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 Mythic+ are Haste and Mastery :

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

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 Avoidance :

  1. Avoidance
  2. Speed
  3. Leech
Main Stat Priority
+1090
11% Critical Strike
+5297
32% Haste
+3964
15% Mastery
+617
3% Versatility
  1. Haste
  2. Mastery
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Versatility
Minor Stat Priority
+411
6% Avoidance
+112
1% Leech
+156
3% Speed
  1. Avoidance
  2. Speed
  3. Leech

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 Mythic+ is currently Goblin .

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

  1. Goblin race icon.
    Goblin
    21
  2. Void Elf race icon.
    Void Elf
    12
  3. Night Elf race icon.
    Night Elf
    5
  4. Human race icon.
    Human
    5
  5. Orc race icon.
    Orc
    2

Class Talents

Renew talent icon.
2
Renew talent icon.

Renew

2
Rank 1
2
Cast Time Instant
Effect Fill the target with faith in the light, healing for 11,510 over 15 sec.
Range 40 yd range
Dispel Magic talent icon.
50
Dispel Magic talent icon.

Dispel Magic

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Instant
Effect Dispels Magic on the enemy target, removing 1 beneficial Magic effect.
Power Cost 4,000 Mana
Range 30 yd range
Shadowfiend talent icon.
50
Shadowfiend talent icon.

Shadowfiend

50
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
Prayer of Mending talent icon.
1
Prayer of Mending talent icon.

Prayer of Mending

1
Rank 1
1
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 12 sec cooldown
Effect Places a ward on an ally that heals them for 3,389 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
Improved Flash Heal talent icon.
46
Improved Flash Heal talent icon.

Improved Flash Heal

46
Rank 1
46
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases healing done by Flash Heal by 15%.
Purify Disease talent icon.
10
Purify Disease talent icon.

Purify Disease

10
Rank 1
10
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
Psychic Voice talent icon.
21
Psychic Voice talent icon.

Psychic Voice

21
Rank 1
21
Cast Time Passive
Effect Reduces the cooldown of Psychic Scream by 15 sec.
Petrifying Scream talent icon.

Petrifying Scream

1
Rank 1
1
Cast Time Passive
Effect Psychic Scream causes enemies to tremble in place instead of fleeing in fear.
Shadow Word: Death talent icon.
50
Shadow Word: Death talent icon.

Shadow Word: Death

50
Cast Time Instant
Effect A word of dark binding that inflicts 4,708 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
Focused Mending talent icon.
0
Focused Mending talent icon.

Focused Mending

Cast Time Passive
Effect Prayer of Mending does 45% increased healing to the initial target.
Holy Nova talent icon.
23
Holy Nova talent icon.

Holy Nova

23
Rank 1
23
Cast Time Instant
Effect An explosion of holy light around you deals up to 1,734 Holy damage to enemies and up to 1,768 healing to allies within 12 yds, reduced if there are more than 5 targets.
Power Cost 4,000 Mana
Protective Light talent icon.
31
Protective Light talent icon.

Protective Light

31
Rank 1
31
Cast Time Passive
Effect Casting Flash Heal on yourself reduces all damage you take by 10% for 10 sec.
From Darkness Comes Light talent icon.

From Darkness Comes Light

1
Rank 1
1
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%.
Angelic Feather talent icon.
49
Angelic Feather talent icon.

Angelic Feather

49
Rank 1
49
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
Phantasm talent icon.
23
Phantasm talent icon.

Phantasm

23
Rank 1
23
Cast Time Passive
Effect Activating Fade removes all snare effects.
Death and Madness talent icon.
49
Death and Madness talent icon.

Death and Madness

49
Rank 1
49
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.
Spell Warding talent icon.
24
Spell Warding talent icon.

Spell Warding

24
Rank 1
24
Cast Time Passive
Effect Reduces all magic damage taken by 3%.
Blessed Recovery talent icon.

Blessed Recovery

Cast Time Passive
Effect After being struck by a melee or ranged critical hit, heal 20% of the damage taken over 6 sec.
Rhapsody talent icon.
0
Rhapsody talent icon.

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.
Leap of Faith talent icon.
49
Leap of Faith talent icon.

Leap of Faith

49
Rank 1
49
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
Shackle Undead talent icon.
2
Shackle Undead talent icon.

Shackle Undead

2
Rank 1
2
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
Void Tendrils talent icon.
30
Void Tendrils talent icon.

Void Tendrils

30
Rank 1
30
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
Sheer Terror talent icon.

Sheer Terror

2
Rank 1
2
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases the amount of damage required to break your Psychic Scream by 75%.
Dominate Mind talent icon.
31
Dominate Mind talent icon.

Dominate Mind

31
Rank 1
31
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
Mind Control talent icon.

Mind Control

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
Words of the Pious talent icon.
0
Words of the Pious talent icon.

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.
Mass Dispel talent icon.
45
Mass Dispel talent icon.

Mass Dispel

45
Rank 1
45
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
Move with Grace talent icon.
0
Move with Grace talent icon.

Move with Grace

Cast Time Passive
Effect Reduces the cooldown of Leap of Faith by 30 sec.
Power Infusion talent icon.
50
Power Infusion talent icon.

Power Infusion

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 2 min cooldown
Effect Infuses the target with power for 20 sec, increasing haste by 25%. Can only be cast on players.
Range 40 yd range
Vampiric Embrace talent icon.
48
Vampiric Embrace talent icon.

Vampiric Embrace

48
Rank 1
48
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.
Sanguine Teachings talent icon.

Sanguine Teachings

2
Rank 1
2
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases your Leech by 3%.
Tithe Evasion talent icon.
47
Tithe Evasion talent icon.

Tithe Evasion

47
Rank 1
47
Cast Time Passive
Effect Shadow Word: Death deals 75% less damage to you.
Inspiration talent icon.
0
Inspiration talent icon.

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.
Improved Mass Dispel talent icon.
39
Improved Mass Dispel talent icon.

Improved Mass Dispel

39
Rank 1
39
Cast Time Passive
Effect Mass Dispel's cooldown is reduced to 25 sec and its cast time is reduced by 1 sec.
Body and Soul talent icon.
48
Body and Soul talent icon.

Body and Soul

48
Rank 1
48
Cast Time Passive
Effect Power Word: Shield and Leap of Faith increase your target's movement speed by 40% for 3 sec.
Twins of the Sun Priestess talent icon.
50
Twins of the Sun Priestess talent icon.

Twins of the Sun Priestess

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect Power Infusion also grants you 100% of its effects when used on an ally.
Void Shield talent icon.
4
Void Shield talent icon.

Void Shield

4
Rank 1
4
Cast Time Passive
Effect When cast on yourself, 30% of damage you deal refills your Power Word: Shield.
San'layn talent icon.
50
San'layn talent icon.

San'layn

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect Sanguine Teachings Sanguine Teachings grants an additional 2% Leech. Vampiric Embrace Reduces the cooldown of Vampiric Embrace by 45 sec, increases its healing done by 25%.
Apathy talent icon.
0
Apathy talent icon.

Apathy

Cast Time Passive
Effect Your Mind Blast critical strikes reduce your target's movement speed by 75% for 4 sec.
Unwavering Will talent icon.
8
Unwavering Will talent icon.

Unwavering Will

8
Rank 1
2
Rank 2
6
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%.
Twist of Fate talent icon.
50
Twist of Fate talent icon.

Twist of Fate

50
Rank 2
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect After damaging or healing a target below 35% health, gain 10% increased damage and healing for 8 sec.
Throes of Pain talent icon.
50
Throes of Pain talent icon.

Throes of Pain

50
Rank 2
50
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.
Angel's Mercy talent icon.
6
Angel's Mercy talent icon.

Angel's Mercy

6
Rank 1
6
Cast Time Passive
Effect Damage you take reduces the cooldown of Desperate Prayer, based on the amount of damage taken.
Binding Heals talent icon.

Binding Heals

Cast Time Passive
Effect 20% of Flash Heal healing on other targets also heals you.
Halo talent icon.
46
Halo talent icon.

Halo

46
Rank 1
46
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 8,904 and dealing 7,808 Shadow damage to enemies. Healing reduced beyond 6 targets.
Range 30 yd range
Divine Star talent icon.

Divine Star

3
Rank 1
3
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 15 sec cooldown
Effect Throw a Divine Star forward 27 yds, healing allies in its path for 3,802 and dealing 3,121 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.
Range 30 yd range
Translucent Image talent icon.
50
Translucent Image talent icon.

Translucent Image

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect Fade reduces damage you take by 10%.
Mindgames talent icon.
50
Mindgames talent icon.

Mindgames

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time 1.5 sec cast
Cooldown 45 sec cooldown
Effect Assault an enemy's mind, dealing 12,599 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
Surge of Light talent icon.
1
Surge of Light talent icon.

Surge of Light

1
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.
Light's Inspiration talent icon.
30
Light's Inspiration talent icon.

Light's Inspiration

30
Rank 1
3
Rank 2
27
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases the maximum health gained from Desperate Prayer by 15%.
Crystalline Reflection talent icon.
22
Crystalline Reflection talent icon.

Crystalline Reflection

22
Rank 1
1
Rank 2
21
Cast Time Passive
Effect Power Word: Shield instantly heals the target for 4,629 and reflects 12% of damage absorbed.
Improved Fade talent icon.
30
Improved Fade talent icon.

Improved Fade

30
Rank 1
15
Rank 2
15
Cast Time Passive
Effect Reduces the cooldown of Fade by 10 sec.
Manipulation talent icon.
50
Manipulation talent icon.

Manipulation

50
Rank 2
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your Smite, Power Word: Solace, Mind Blast, and Penance casts reduce the cooldown of Mindgames by 1.0 sec.
Power Word: Life talent icon.
1
Power Word: Life talent icon.

Power Word: Life

1
Rank 1
1
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 30 sec cooldown
Effect A word of holy power that heals the target for 8,233. 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
Angelic Bulwark talent icon.
44
Angelic Bulwark talent icon.

Angelic Bulwark

44
Rank 1
44
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.
Void Shift talent icon.
11
Void Shift talent icon.

Void Shift

11
Rank 1
11
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
Shattered Perceptions talent icon.
50
Shattered Perceptions talent icon.

Shattered Perceptions

50
Rank 1
50
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

Devouring Plague talent icon.
50
Devouring Plague talent icon.

Devouring Plague

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Instant
Effect Afflicts the target with a disease that instantly causes 4,888 Shadow damage plus an additional 8,982 Shadow damage over 6 sec. Heals you for 30% 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
Dispersion talent icon.
50
Dispersion talent icon.

Dispersion

50
Rank 1
50
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.
Shadowy Apparitions talent icon.
50
Shadowy Apparitions talent icon.

Shadowy Apparitions

50
Rank 1
50
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 1,111 Shadow damage. Critical strikes with Mind Blast, Devouring Plague, and Void Bolt increase the damage of the Shadowy Apparitions they conjure by 100%.
Silence talent icon.
45
Silence talent icon.

Silence

45
Rank 1
45
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
Mental Fortitude talent icon.
20
Mental Fortitude talent icon.

Mental Fortitude

20
Rank 1
20
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.
Intangibility talent icon.

Intangibility

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.
Misery talent icon.
49
Misery talent icon.

Misery

49
Rank 1
49
Cast Time Passive
Effect Vampiric Touch also applies Shadow Word: Pain to the target. Shadow Word: Pain lasts an additional 5 sec.
Dark Void talent icon.

Dark Void

1
Rank 1
1
Cast Time 2 sec cast
Cooldown 30 sec cooldown
Effect Unleashes an explosion of dark energy around your target, dealing 4,138 Shadow damage and applying Shadow Word: Pain to your target and 15 nearby enemies. Generates 15 Insanity.
Range 40 yd range
Psychic Horror talent icon.
3
Psychic Horror talent icon.

Psychic Horror

3
Rank 1
3
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 45 sec cooldown
Effect Terrifies the target in place, stunning them for 4 sec.
Range 30 yd range
Last Word talent icon.

Last Word

2
Rank 1
2
Cast Time Passive
Effect Reduces the cooldown of Silence by 15 sec.
Coalescing Shadows talent icon.
50
Coalescing Shadows talent icon.

Coalescing Shadows

50
Rank 1
50
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.
Mind Sear talent icon.
35
Mind Sear talent icon.

Mind Sear

35
Rank 1
35
Cast Time Channeled
Effect 25 Insanity every 0.7 sec Channeled Corrosive shadow energy radiates from the target, dealing 15,529 Shadow damage over 2.7 sec to all enemies within 10 yards of the target.
Range 40 yd range
Mind Spike talent icon.
48
Mind Spike talent icon.

Mind Spike

48
Rank 1
48
Cast Time 1.5 sec cast
Effect Blasts the target for 3,329 Shadowfrost damage. Generates 4 Insanity.
Range 40 yd range
Puppet Master talent icon.
25
Puppet Master talent icon.

Puppet Master

25
Rank 1
25
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.
Mental Decay talent icon.
25
Mental Decay talent icon.

Mental Decay

25
Rank 1
25
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.
Void Eruption talent icon.
28
Void Eruption talent icon.

Void Eruption

28
Rank 1
28
Cast Time 1.5 sec cast
Cooldown 2 min cooldown
Effect Releases an explosive blast of pure void energy, activating Voidform and causing 7,751 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
Dark Ascension talent icon.

Dark Ascension

22
Rank 1
22
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.
Unfurling Darkness talent icon.
0
Unfurling Darkness talent icon.

Unfurling Darkness

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.
Surge of Darkness talent icon.
48
Surge of Darkness talent icon.

Surge of Darkness

48
Rank 1
48
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.
Harnessed Shadows talent icon.
25
Harnessed Shadows talent icon.

Harnessed Shadows

25
Rank 1
25
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.
Shadowy Insight talent icon.
50
Shadowy Insight talent icon.

Shadowy Insight

50
Rank 1
50
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.
Ancient Madness talent icon.
50
Ancient Madness talent icon.

Ancient Madness

50
Rank 2
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect Voidform and Dark Ascension increase your critical strike chance by 20% for 20 sec, reducing by 1.0% every sec.
Shadow Crash talent icon.
50
Shadow Crash talent icon.

Shadow Crash

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Instant
Cooldown 30 sec cooldown
Effect Hurl a bolt of slow-moving Shadow energy at the destination, dealing 11,437 Shadow damage to all targets within 8 yards and applying Vampiric Touch to 8 of them. Generates 15 Insanity.
Range 40 yd range
Mind Melt talent icon.
47
Mind Melt talent icon.

Mind Melt

47
Rank 1
47
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.
Maddening Touch talent icon.
2
Maddening Touch talent icon.

Maddening Touch

2
Rank 1
1
Rank 2
1
Cast Time Passive
Effect Vampiric Touch has a 60% chance to generate 1 Insanity each time it deals damage.
Dark Evangelism talent icon.
27
Dark Evangelism talent icon.

Dark Evangelism

27
Rank 1
3
Rank 2
24
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.
Auspicious Spirits talent icon.
49
Auspicious Spirits talent icon.

Auspicious Spirits

49
Rank 1
49
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your Shadowy Apparitions now deal 15% increased damage and generate 1 Insanity.
Tormented Spirits talent icon.

Tormented Spirits

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%.
Psychic Link talent icon.
50
Psychic Link talent icon.

Psychic Link

50
Rank 1
1
Rank 2
49
Cast Time Passive
Effect Mind Blast, Mind Flay, Mind Spike, Mindgames, Void Bolt, and Void Torrent deal 60% of their damage to all other targets afflicted by your Vampiric Touch within 40 yards.
Whispers of the Damned talent icon.
1
Whispers of the Damned talent icon.

Whispers of the Damned

1
Rank 2
1
Cast Time Passive
Effect Your Mind Blast and Mind Spike critical strikes generate an additional 4 Insanity.
Mindbender talent icon.
25
Mindbender talent icon.

Mindbender

25
Rank 1
25
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
Mind Flay: Insanity talent icon.
49
Mind Flay: Insanity talent icon.

Mind Flay: Insanity

49
Rank 1
49
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 15,765 Shadow damage over 2.7 sec and slowing their movement speed by 70%. Generates 16 Insanity over the duration.
Deathspeaker talent icon.

Deathspeaker

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.
Encroaching Shadows talent icon.
50
Encroaching Shadows talent icon.

Encroaching Shadows

50
Rank 1
50
Cast Time Passive
Effect Increases the initial damage of Devouring Plague by 75% and the damage of Mind Sear by 20%.
Void Torrent talent icon.
47
Void Torrent talent icon.

Void Torrent

47
Rank 1
47
Cast Time Channeled
Cooldown 1 min cooldown
Effect Channel a torrent of void energy into the target, dealing 38,353 Shadow damage over 3 sec. Generates 60 Insanity over the duration.
Damnation talent icon.

Damnation

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
Inescapable Torment talent icon.
25
Inescapable Torment talent icon.

Inescapable Torment

25
Rank 2
25
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.
Screams of the Void talent icon.
12
Screams of the Void talent icon.

Screams of the Void

12
Rank 2
12
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.
Pain of Death talent icon.
0
Pain of Death talent icon.

Pain of Death

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.
Mind Devourer talent icon.
36
Mind Devourer talent icon.

Mind Devourer

36
Rank 2
36
Cast Time Passive
Effect Mind Blast has a 20% chance to make your next Devouring Plague or Mind Sear cost no insanity.
Insidious Ire talent icon.
15
Insidious Ire talent icon.

Insidious Ire

15
Rank 1
1
Rank 2
14
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.
Malediction talent icon.
14
Malediction talent icon.

Malediction

14
Rank 2
14
Cast Time Passive
Effect Reduces the cooldown of Damnation and Void Torrent by 30 sec.
Idol of Y'Shaarj talent icon.
24
Idol of Y'Shaarj talent icon.

Idol of Y'Shaarj

24
Rank 1
24
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 5% increased damage and do not break Fear effects.
Idol of C'Thun talent icon.
11
Idol of C'Thun talent icon.

Idol of C'Thun

11
Rank 1
11
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.
Idol of Yogg-Saron talent icon.
36
Idol of Yogg-Saron talent icon.

Idol of Yogg-Saron

36
Rank 1
36
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 7,221 Shadow damage and deals 30% of that damage to all enemies within 10 yards. Damage reduced beyond 5 targets.
Idol of N'Zoth talent icon.
28
Idol of N'Zoth talent icon.

Idol of N'Zoth

28
Rank 1
28
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

Driven to Madness talent icon.
9
Driven to Madness talent icon.

Driven to Madness

9
Rank 1
9
Effect While Voidform or Dark Ascension is not active, being attacked will reduce the cooldown of Void Eruption and Dark Ascension by 3 sec.
Mind Trauma talent icon.
6
Mind Trauma talent icon.

Mind Trauma

6
Rank 1
6
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.
Void Origins talent icon.
42
Void Origins talent icon.

Void Origins

42
Rank 1
42
Effect Void Eruption and Dark Ascension are now instant cast.
Psyfiend talent icon.
21
Psyfiend talent icon.

Psyfiend

21
Rank 1
21
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%.
Thoughtsteal talent icon.
2
Thoughtsteal talent icon.

Thoughtsteal

2
Rank 1
2
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.
Void Volley talent icon.
30
Void Volley talent icon.

Void Volley

30
Rank 1
30
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 3,874 Shadow damage to all targets within 8 yds, and causing them to flee in Horror for 2 sec.
Cardinal Mending talent icon.
0
Cardinal Mending talent icon.

Cardinal Mending

Effect Prayer of Mending's healing is increased by 50% and its jump range is increased by 10 yds.
Strength of Soul talent icon.
6
Strength of Soul talent icon.

Strength of Soul

6
Rank 1
6
Effect Your Power Word: Shield reduces all Physical damage taken by 15% while the shield persists.
Delivered from Evil talent icon.
1
Delivered from Evil talent icon.

Delivered from Evil

1
Rank 1
1
Effect Leap of Faith removes all movement impairing effects, and increases your next heal on that target by 100%.
Eternal Rest talent icon.
9
Eternal Rest talent icon.

Eternal Rest

9
Rank 1
9
Effect Reduces the cooldown of Shadow Word: Death by 12 sec.
Catharsis talent icon.
14
Catharsis talent icon.

Catharsis

14
Rank 1
14
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.
Precognition talent icon.
5
Precognition talent icon.

Precognition

5
Rank 1
5
Effect If an interrupt is used on you while you are not casting, gain 15% Haste and become immune to crowd control, interrupt, and cast pushback effects for 5 sec.

Equipment

The equipment is what makes characters stronger. The best gear is usually found in the Great Vault, Mythic+ dungeons, and Mythic raids. They can also be bought from PvP vendors or crafted with the Crafting Orders system.

Here are the best equipment items for Shadow Priests in Mythic+.

Head

  1. Draconic Hierophant's Archcowl icon.
    set
    Draconic Hierophant's Archcowl
    49
    Draconic Hierophant's Archcowl icon.

    Draconic Hierophant's Archcowl

    Ilvl 424
    Slot Head
    Stats
    +512 intellect
    +1383 stamina
    +561 haste
    +225 mastery
    Set
    Set: Mind Blast increases the damage of your next Devouring Plague or Mind Sear by 12%, stacking up to 3 times.
    Set: Devouring Plague and Mind Sear increase your haste by 4% for 8 sec.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Councilor's Terrormask icon.
    Councilor's Terrormask
    1
    Councilor's Terrormask icon.

    Councilor's Terrormask

    Ilvl 415
    Slot Head
    Stats
    +471 intellect
    +1237 stamina
    +254 critical-strike
    +497 mastery
    +322 avoidance
    Rank Mythic

Neck

  1. Elemental Lariat icon.
    Elemental Lariat
    49
    Elemental Lariat icon.

    Elemental Lariat

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Neck
    Stats
    +722 stamina
    +592 haste
    +592 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to empower one of your socketed elemental gems, granting 499 of their associated stat for 12 sec.

  2. Ukhel Ancestry Beads icon.
    Ukhel Ancestry Beads
    1
    Ukhel Ancestry Beads icon.

    Ukhel Ancestry Beads

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Neck
    Stats
    +722 stamina
    +372 haste
    +812 mastery
    Rank Mythic

Shoulders

  1. Draconic Hierophant's Wisdom icon.
    set
    Draconic Hierophant's Wisdom
    48
    Draconic Hierophant's Wisdom icon.

    Draconic Hierophant's Wisdom

    Ilvl 424
    Slot Shoulders
    Stats
    +384 intellect
    +1037 stamina
    +197 haste
    +392 versatility
    Set
    Set: Mind Blast increases the damage of your next Devouring Plague or Mind Sear by 12%, stacking up to 3 times.
    Set: Devouring Plague and Mind Sear increase your haste by 4% for 8 sec.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Amice of the Unfurling Tempest icon.
    set
    Amice of the Unfurling Tempest
    1
    Amice of the Unfurling Tempest icon.

    Amice of the Unfurling Tempest

    Ilvl 415
    Slot Shoulders
    Stats
    +353 intellect
    +928 stamina
    +379 critical-strike
    +185 haste
    +242 leech
    Set
    (2) Set: Your spells have a chance to increase your Haste by 69 for 15 sec.
    Rank Mythic

  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shoulderspikes icon.
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shoulderspikes
    1
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shoulderspikes icon.

    Vibrant Wildercloth Shoulderspikes

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Shoulders
    Stats
    +363 intellect
    +962 stamina
    +286 haste
    +286 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Greatly improves the comfort of your gear, allowing you to enter a Zone of Focus while over 90% health, granting you 220 Mastery.

Back

  1. Fireproof Drape icon.
    Fireproof Drape
    29
    Fireproof Drape icon.

    Fireproof Drape

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Back
    Stats
    +280 intellect
    +750 stamina
    +274 haste
    +162 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl icon.
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl
    8
    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl icon.

    Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Back
    Stats
    +272 intellect
    +722 stamina
    +215 haste
    +215 mastery

  3. Cape of Entanglement icon.
    Cape of Entanglement
    3
    Cape of Entanglement icon.

    Cape of Entanglement

    Ilvl 415
    Slot Back
    Stats
    +265 intellect
    +696 stamina
    +211 critical-strike
    +211 haste
    +181 speed
    Rank Mythic

  4. Cape of Valarjar Courage icon.
    Cape of Valarjar Courage
    3
    Cape of Valarjar Courage icon.

    Cape of Valarjar Courage

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Back
    Stats
    +280 intellect
    +750 stamina
    +218 versatility
    +218 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  5. Acid-Proof Webbing icon.
    Acid-Proof Webbing
    1
    Acid-Proof Webbing icon.

    Acid-Proof Webbing

    Ilvl 415
    Slot Back
    Stats
    +265 intellect
    +696 stamina
    +287 critical-strike
    +136 mastery
    Rank Mythic

Chest

  1. Draconic Hierophant's Vestment icon.
    set
    Draconic Hierophant's Vestment
    49
    Draconic Hierophant's Vestment icon.

    Draconic Hierophant's Vestment

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Chest
    Stats
    +498 intellect
    +1333 stamina
    +221 critical-strike
    +553 haste
    Set
    Set: Mind Blast increases the damage of your next Devouring Plague or Mind Sear by 12%, stacking up to 3 times.
    Set: Devouring Plague and Mind Sear increase your haste by 4% for 8 sec.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Arcanist's Resonant Robes icon.
    Arcanist's Resonant Robes
    1
    Arcanist's Resonant Robes icon.

    Arcanist's Resonant Robes

    Ilvl 415
    Slot Chest
    Stats
    +471 intellect
    +1237 stamina
    +456 haste
    +295 mastery
    Rank Mythic

Wrist

  1. Manawracker Bindings icon.
    Manawracker Bindings
    17
    Manawracker Bindings icon.

    Manawracker Bindings

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Wrist
    Stats
    +280 intellect
    +750 stamina
    +162 haste
    +274 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  2. Overengineered Sleeve Extenders icon.
    Overengineered Sleeve Extenders
    17
    Overengineered Sleeve Extenders icon.

    Overengineered Sleeve Extenders

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Wrist
    Stats
    +272 intellect
    +722 stamina
    +429 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Safety fuses built into this device reduce the chance of its slotted tinker malfunctioning by up to 15%.

  3. Bracers of Arcane Mystery icon.
    Bracers of Arcane Mystery
    9
    Bracers of Arcane Mystery icon.

    Bracers of Arcane Mystery

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Wrist
    Stats
    +280 intellect
    +750 stamina
    +218 critical-strike
    +218 haste
    Rank Mythic

  4. Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps icon.
    Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps
    3
    Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps icon.

    Vibrant Wildercloth Wristwraps

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Wrist
    Stats
    +272 intellect
    +722 stamina
    +215 haste
    +215 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Greatly improves the comfort of your gear, allowing you to enter a Zone of Focus while over 90% health, granting you 220 Mastery.

  5. Bonespeaker Bracers icon.
    Bonespeaker Bracers
    1
    Bonespeaker Bracers icon.

    Bonespeaker Bracers

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Wrist
    Stats
    +280 intellect
    +750 stamina
    +296 critical-strike
    +140 mastery
    Rank Mythic

Hands

  1. Draconic Hierophant's Grips icon.
    set
    Draconic Hierophant's Grips
    45
    Draconic Hierophant's Grips icon.

    Draconic Hierophant's Grips

    Ilvl 424
    Slot Hands
    Stats
    +384 intellect
    +1037 stamina
    +205 critical-strike
    +384 mastery
    Set
    Set: Mind Blast increases the damage of your next Devouring Plague or Mind Sear by 12%, stacking up to 3 times.
    Set: Devouring Plague and Mind Sear increase your haste by 4% for 8 sec.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Azureblade's Work Gloves icon.
    Azureblade's Work Gloves
    4
    Azureblade's Work Gloves icon.

    Azureblade's Work Gloves

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Hands
    Stats
    +374 intellect
    +1000 stamina
    +353 haste
    +228 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  3. Eggtender's Safety Mitts icon.
    Eggtender's Safety Mitts
    1
    Eggtender's Safety Mitts icon.

    Eggtender's Safety Mitts

    Ilvl 411
    Slot Hands
    Stats
    +340 intellect
    +882 stamina
    +384 critical-strike
    +168 mastery
    Rank Heroic

Waist

  1. Sky Saddle Cord icon.
    Sky Saddle Cord
    14
    Sky Saddle Cord icon.

    Sky Saddle Cord

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Waist
    Stats
    +374 intellect
    +1000 stamina
    +365 haste
    +216 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  2. Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle icon.
    Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle
    14
    Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle icon.

    Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Waist
    Stats
    +363 intellect
    +962 stamina
    +286 haste
    +286 mastery

  3. Magatha's Spiritual Sash icon.
    Magatha's Spiritual Sash
    12
    Magatha's Spiritual Sash icon.

    Magatha's Spiritual Sash

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Waist
    Stats
    +374 intellect
    +1000 stamina
    +190 haste
    +391 mastery
    +249 leech
    Rank Mythic

  4. Cord of Wicked Pyromania icon.
    Cord of Wicked Pyromania
    5
    Cord of Wicked Pyromania icon.

    Cord of Wicked Pyromania

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Waist
    Stats
    +374 intellect
    +1000 stamina
    +340 critical-strike
    +241 haste
    Rank Mythic

  5. Girdle of Endemic Anger icon.
    Girdle of Endemic Anger
    4
    Girdle of Endemic Anger icon.

    Girdle of Endemic Anger

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Waist
    Stats
    +374 intellect
    +1000 stamina
    +308 critical-strike
    +262 haste
    Rank Mythic

Legs

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Slacks icon.
    Vibrant Wildercloth Slacks
    21
    Vibrant Wildercloth Slacks icon.

    Vibrant Wildercloth Slacks

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Legs
    Stats
    +484 intellect
    +1283 stamina
    +382 haste
    +382 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Increases duration of Well Fed bonuses from Dragon Isles meals by 100% and they now persist through death.

  2. Draconic Hierophant's Britches icon.
    set
    Draconic Hierophant's Britches
    10
    Draconic Hierophant's Britches icon.

    Draconic Hierophant's Britches

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Legs
    Stats
    +498 intellect
    +1333 stamina
    +553 critical-strike
    +221 versatility
    Set
    Set: Mind Blast increases the damage of your next Devouring Plague or Mind Sear by 12%, stacking up to 3 times.
    Set: Devouring Plague and Mind Sear increase your haste by 4% for 8 sec.
    Rank Mythic

  3. Flametender's Legwraps icon.
    Flametender's Legwraps
    5
    Flametender's Legwraps icon.

    Flametender's Legwraps

    Ilvl 415
    Slot Legs
    Stats
    +471 intellect
    +1237 stamina
    +493 critical-strike
    +259 haste
    indestructible
    Rank Mythic

  4. Leggings of Swirling Runes icon.
    Leggings of Swirling Runes
    5
    Leggings of Swirling Runes icon.

    Leggings of Swirling Runes

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Legs
    Stats
    +498 intellect
    +1333 stamina
    +537 haste
    +238 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  5. Wind Soarer's Breeches icon.
    Wind Soarer's Breeches
    5
    Wind Soarer's Breeches icon.

    Wind Soarer's Breeches

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Legs
    Stats
    +498 intellect
    +1333 stamina
    +271 critical-strike
    +503 mastery
    Rank Mythic

Feet

  1. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers icon.
    Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers
    19
    Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers icon.

    Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Feet
    Stats
    +363 intellect
    +962 stamina
    +286 haste
    +286 mastery

  2. Manawracker Sandals icon.
    Manawracker Sandals
    8
    Manawracker Sandals icon.

    Manawracker Sandals

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Feet
    Stats
    +374 intellect
    +1000 stamina
    +178 haste
    +402 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  3. Cushioned Treads of Glory icon.
    Cushioned Treads of Glory
    7
    Cushioned Treads of Glory icon.

    Cushioned Treads of Glory

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Feet
    Stats
    +374 intellect
    +1000 stamina
    +228 haste
    +353 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  4. Draconic Hierophant's Slippers icon.
    Draconic Hierophant's Slippers
    7
    Draconic Hierophant's Slippers icon.

    Draconic Hierophant's Slippers

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Feet
    Stats
    +374 intellect
    +1000 stamina
    +402 haste
    +179 mastery
    +249 speed
    Rank Mythic

  5. Flameheart Sandals icon.
    Flameheart Sandals
    3
    Flameheart Sandals icon.

    Flameheart Sandals

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Feet
    Stats
    +374 intellect
    +1000 stamina
    +300 critical-strike
    +277 mastery
    Rank Mythic

Rings

  1. Signet of Titanic Insight icon.
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    49
    Signet of Titanic Insight icon.

    Signet of Titanic Insight

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Ring 2
    Stats
    +722 stamina
    +592 haste
    +592 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Increases duration of Well Fed bonuses from Dragon Isles meals by 100% and they now persist through death.

  2. Ring-Bound Hourglass icon.
    Ring-Bound Hourglass
    30
    Ring-Bound Hourglass icon.

    Ring-Bound Hourglass

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Ring 1
    Stats
    +722 stamina
    +592 haste
    +592 mastery
    Effects
    Use: Visit a place you may have long since forgotten. (20 Hr Cooldown)

  3. Seal of Filial Duty icon.
    Seal of Filial Duty
    8
    Seal of Filial Duty icon.

    Seal of Filial Duty

    Ilvl 431
    Slot Ring 1
    Stats
    +852 stamina
    +322 haste
    +974 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Dealing Fire damage has a chance to invigorate you, absorbing 64,008 damage for 6 seconds.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Unstable Arcane Loop icon.
    Unstable Arcane Loop
    5
    Unstable Arcane Loop icon.

    Unstable Arcane Loop

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Ring 1
    Stats
    +750 stamina
    +467 critical-strike
    +743 haste
    Rank Mythic

  5. Jeweled Signet of Melandrus icon.
    Jeweled Signet of Melandrus
    2
    Jeweled Signet of Melandrus icon.

    Jeweled Signet of Melandrus

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Ring 1
    Stats
    +750 stamina
    +553 critical-strike
    +657 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Increases your autoattack damage by 177.
    Rank Mythic

Trinkets

  1. Furious Ragefeather icon.
    Furious Ragefeather
    45
    Furious Ragefeather icon.

    Furious Ragefeather

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Trinket 2
    Stats
    +473 intellect
    Effects
    Equip: Your damaging spells have a chance to fire a Soulseeker Arrow towards your target, inflicting 107,701 Shadow damage over 20 sec. If the target dies while affected, your next damaging spells will fire an arrow.
    Rank Mythic

  2. Voidmender's Shadowgem icon.
    Voidmender's Shadowgem
    37
    Voidmender's Shadowgem icon.

    Voidmender's Shadowgem

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Trinket 1
    Stats
    +473 intellect
    Effects
    Use: Embrace the gem to increase your Critical Strike by 2,124 for 15 sec. Your healing as well as damage-dealing spells and abilities have a high chance to empower the gem, increasing its effect. (1 Min 30 Sec Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  3. Whispering Incarnate Icon icon.
    Whispering Incarnate Icon
    13
    Whispering Incarnate Icon icon.

    Whispering Incarnate Icon

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Trinket 2
    Stats
    +473 intellect
    +249 avoidance
    Effects
    Equip: Succumb to the Icon's whispers and become Infused with Frost, increasing your Critical Strike by 567. Fighting alongside allies who are Infused with Earth or Fire has a chance to grant you 277 of their Infusion's stat for 12 sec. Infusion based on your current specialization.
    Rank Mythic

  4. Horn of Valor icon.
    Horn of Valor
    2
    Horn of Valor icon.

    Horn of Valor

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Trinket 1
    Stats
    +553 versatility
    Effects
    Use: Sound the horn, increasing your primary stat by 1,263 for 30 sec. (2 Min Cooldown)
    Rank Mythic

  5. Alacritous Alchemist Stone icon.
    Alacritous Alchemist Stone
    1
    Alacritous Alchemist Stone icon.

    Alacritous Alchemist Stone

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Alchemist Stone (1)
    Slot Trinket 1
    Stats
    +545 haste
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to increase your Intellect by 1,079 for 10 sec and reduce the cooldown of your combat potions by 10 sec.

Main Hand

  1. Primal Molten Spellblade icon.
    Primal Molten Spellblade
    18
    Primal Molten Spellblade icon.

    Primal Molten Spellblade

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Main Hand
    Stats
    +1410 intellect
    +641 stamina
    +191 haste
    +191 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Greatly improves the comfort of your gear, allowing you to enter a Zone of Focus while over 90% health, granting you 220 Mastery.

  2. Final Grade icon.
    Final Grade
    7
    Final Grade icon.

    Final Grade

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Main Hand
    Stats
    +2214 intellect
    +1333 stamina
    +288 haste
    +487 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  3. Scepter of Drastic Measures icon.
    Scepter of Drastic Measures
    5
    Scepter of Drastic Measures icon.

    Scepter of Drastic Measures

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Main Hand
    Stats
    +1450 intellect
    +666 stamina
    +258 haste
    +129 versatility
    Rank Mythic

  4. Chillworn's Infusion Staff icon.
    Chillworn's Infusion Staff
    3
    Chillworn's Infusion Staff icon.

    Chillworn's Infusion Staff

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Main Hand
    Stats
    +2214 intellect
    +1333 stamina
    +470 critical-strike
    +304 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  5. Koroleth's Crackling Dagger icon.
    Koroleth's Crackling Dagger
    3
    Koroleth's Crackling Dagger icon.

    Koroleth's Crackling Dagger

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Main Hand
    Stats
    +1450 intellect
    +666 stamina
    +136 haste
    +252 mastery
    Rank Mythic

Off Hand

  1. Icewrath's Channeling Conduit icon.
    Icewrath's Channeling Conduit
    8
    Icewrath's Channeling Conduit icon.

    Icewrath's Channeling Conduit

    Ilvl 415
    Slot Off Hand
    Stats
    +722 intellect
    +618 stamina
    +123 haste
    +253 mastery
    Rank Mythic

  2. Scripture of Primal Devotion icon.
    Scripture of Primal Devotion
    8
    Scripture of Primal Devotion icon.

    Scripture of Primal Devotion

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Off Hand
    Stats
    +764 intellect
    +666 stamina
    +267 haste
    +120 versatility
    Rank Mythic

  3. Sadana's Grisly Visage icon.
    Sadana's Grisly Visage
    7
    Sadana's Grisly Visage icon.

    Sadana's Grisly Visage

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Off Hand
    Stats
    +764 intellect
    +666 stamina
    +197 critical-strike
    +189 haste
    Rank Mythic

  4. Crackling Codex of the Isles icon.
    Crackling Codex of the Isles
    3
    Crackling Codex of the Isles icon.

    Crackling Codex of the Isles

    Ilvl 418
    Slot Off Hand
    Stats
    +743 intellect
    +641 stamina
    +191 haste
    +191 mastery

  5. Vexamus' Expulsion Rod icon.
    Vexamus' Expulsion Rod
    3
    Vexamus' Expulsion Rod icon.

    Vexamus' Expulsion Rod

    Ilvl 421
    Slot Off Hand
    Stats
    +764 intellect
    +666 stamina
    +227 critical-strike
    +160 haste
    Rank 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 Mythic+.

  1. Keen Ysemerald icon.
    Keen Ysemerald
    140
    Keen Ysemerald icon.

    Keen Ysemerald

    Effect +70 Haste and +33 Mastery
    Type prismatic
  2. Keen Neltharite icon.
    Keen Neltharite
    89
    Keen Neltharite icon.

    Keen Neltharite

    Effect +70 Mastery and +33 Haste
    Type prismatic
  3. Fierce Illimited Diamond icon.
    Fierce Illimited Diamond
    41
    Fierce Illimited Diamond icon.

    Fierce Illimited Diamond

    Effect +75 Primary Stat and +66 Haste
    Type prismatic
  4. Quick Ysemerald icon.
    Quick Ysemerald
    7
    Quick Ysemerald icon.

    Quick Ysemerald

    Effect +88 Haste
    Type prismatic
  5. Crafty Ysemerald icon.
    Crafty Ysemerald
    6
    Crafty Ysemerald icon.

    Crafty Ysemerald

    Effect +70 Haste and +33 Critical Strike
    Type prismatic

Enchantments

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

Here are the best enchantments for Shadow Priests in Mythic+.

Back

  1. Graceful Avoidance icon.
    Graceful Avoidance
    42
    Graceful Avoidance icon.

    Graceful Avoidance

    Effect Graceful Avoidance
  2. +125 Avoidance icon.
    +125 Avoidance
    3
    +125 Avoidance icon.

    +125 Avoidance

    Effect +125 Avoidance
  3. Regenerative Leech icon.
    Regenerative Leech
    3
    Regenerative Leech icon.

    Regenerative Leech

    Effect Regenerative Leech

Chest

  1. Waking Stats icon.
    Waking Stats
    49
    Waking Stats icon.

    Waking Stats

    Effect Waking Stats
  2. Reserve of Intellect icon.
    Reserve of Intellect
    1
    Reserve of Intellect icon.

    Reserve of Intellect

    Effect Reserve of Intellect

Wrist

  1. +200 Avoidance icon.
    +200 Avoidance
    42
    +200 Avoidance icon.

    +200 Avoidance

    Effect +200 Avoidance
  2. +200 Leech icon.
    +200 Leech
    4
    +200 Leech icon.

    +200 Leech

    Effect +200 Leech
  3. +200 Speed icon.
    +200 Speed
    2
    +200 Speed icon.

    +200 Speed

    Effect +200 Speed

Legs

  1. Frozen Spellthread icon.
    Frozen Spellthread
    47
    Frozen Spellthread icon.

    Frozen Spellthread

    Effect Apply Frozen Spellthread to your leggings, permanently increasing its Intellect by 177 and Stamina by 105. (1 Sec Cooldown)
  2. Temporal Spellthread icon.
    Temporal Spellthread
    3
    Temporal Spellthread icon.

    Temporal Spellthread

    Effect Apply Temporal Spellthread to your leggings, permanently increasing its Intellect by 177 and increasing the wearer's maximum mana by 3%. (1 Sec Cooldown)

Feet

  1. Watcher's Loam icon.
    Watcher's Loam
    33
    Watcher's Loam icon.

    Watcher's Loam

    Effect Watcher's Loam
  2. Plainsrunner's Breeze icon.
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    15
    Plainsrunner's Breeze icon.

    Plainsrunner's Breeze

    Effect Plainsrunner's Breeze
  3. Plainsrunner's Breeze icon.
    Plainsrunner's Breeze
    2
    Plainsrunner's Breeze icon.

    Plainsrunner's Breeze

    Effect Plainsrunner's Breeze

Rings

  1. +82 Haste icon.
    +82 Haste
    72
    +82 Haste icon.

    +82 Haste

    Effect +82 Haste
  2. +82 Mastery icon.
    +82 Mastery
    27
    +82 Mastery icon.

    +82 Mastery

    Effect +82 Mastery
  3. +82 Versatility icon.
    +82 Versatility
    1
    +82 Versatility icon.

    +82 Versatility

    Effect +82 Versatility

Main Hand

  1. Sophic Devotion icon.
    Sophic Devotion
    49
    Sophic Devotion icon.

    Sophic Devotion

    Effect Sophic Devotion
  2. Sophic Writ icon.
    Sophic Writ
    1
    Sophic Writ icon.

    Sophic Writ

    Effect Sophic Writ

Embellished Items

Embellished items are crafted pieces of equipment that feature specific abilities. They are obtained by using an embellishment optional reagent or are already included in an item recipe.

Only 2 embellished items can be equipped at the same time. Here are the best embellished items for Shadow Priests in Mythic+.

  1. Elemental Lariat icon.
    Elemental Lariat
    49
    Elemental Lariat icon.

    Elemental Lariat

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Neck
    Stats
    +722 stamina
    +592 haste
    +592 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Your spells and abilities have a chance to empower one of your socketed elemental gems, granting 499 of their associated stat for 12 sec.

  2. Signet of Titanic Insight icon.
    Signet of Titanic Insight
    24
    Signet of Titanic Insight icon.

    Signet of Titanic Insight

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Ring 2
    Stats
    +722 stamina
    +592 haste
    +592 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Greatly improves the comfort of your gear, allowing you to enter a Zone of Focus while over 90% health, granting you 220 Mastery.

  3. Primal Molten Spellblade icon.
    Primal Molten Spellblade
    9
    Primal Molten Spellblade icon.

    Primal Molten Spellblade

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Main Hand
    Stats
    +1410 intellect
    +641 stamina
    +191 haste
    +191 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Greatly improves the comfort of your gear, allowing you to enter a Zone of Focus while over 90% health, granting you 220 Mastery.

  4. Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers icon.
    Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers
    4
    Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers icon.

    Vibrant Wildercloth Slippers

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Feet
    Stats
    +363 intellect
    +962 stamina
    +286 haste
    +286 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Greatly improves the comfort of your gear, allowing you to enter a Zone of Focus while over 90% health, granting you 220 Mastery.

  5. Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle icon.
    Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle
    3
    Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle icon.

    Vibrant Wildercloth Girdle

    Ilvl 418
    Limit Unique-Equipped: Embellished (2)
    Slot Waist
    Stats
    +363 intellect
    +962 stamina
    +286 haste
    +286 mastery
    Effects
    Equip: Greatly improves the comfort of your gear, allowing you to enter a Zone of Focus while over 90% health, granting you 220 Mastery.