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Shadow Priest PvE Guide For Mythic+

Priest class icon Shadow Priest specialization icon
Shadow Priest
Dragonflight Season 4
Based on 50 Characters
From 3746 to 3927 Rating

Welcome to Murlok.io's PvE guide for Shadow Priests in Mythic+ Dungeons. This guide covers the best stats, races, talents, gear, embellishments, enchantments, and gems for Patch 10.2.7, based on data from the top 50 Shadow Priests in Dragonflight Season 4 across the US, EU, KR, and TW regions. This includes 悲嘆之息 (Shadowmoon TW) , who is currently the highest-ranked with a rating of 3927.

Updated every 12 hours with the latest data from the Battle.net API , this guide also examines each character's recent playtime, specialization frequency, and equipment choices for greater accuracy.

Top Shadow Priests

Stat Priority

Stats are crucial attributes that influence a character's power in World of Warcraft. They determine the character's strength and overall playstyle. Stat bonuses can be found on various equipment pieces, consumables created by Alchemy, certain foods, some enchantments, and gems.

Each stat experiences diminishing returns once its equipped bonus reaches +20%. Optimizing a character's performance involves finding a balanced distribution. Here is the optimal way to balance Shadow Priest secondary and minor stats for Mythic+:

Secondary Stats

+3439
24% Critical Strike
+6698
38% Haste
+6689
22% Mastery
+3319
16% Versatility
  1. Haste
  2. Mastery
  3. Critical Strike
  4. Versatility

Minor Stats

+1320
15% Avoidance
+278
2% Leech
+167
3% Speed
  1. Avoidance
  2. Leech
  3. Speed

Races

Each race in World of Warcraft has unique traits that enhance abilities or improve in-game quality of life. Although these racial traits offer minor advantages, they can provide a competitive edge in certain scenarios.

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

  1. Night Elf icon
    Night Elf
    35
  2. Dwarf icon
    Dwarf
    13
  3. Human icon
    Human
    2

Class Talents

Talents are the main element defining a character's build, significantly influencing playstyle by adding, modifying, and enhancing 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 essential to the Priest class. They offer a range of abilities that lay the groundwork for a Priest's overall capabilities. 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:

  1. Most frequently used talents, highly recommended for optimal performance.
  2. Widely used talents offering flexibility for alternative choices or personal preference.
  3. Less commonly selected talents, typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier.
  • Renew
    0
  • Dispel Magic
    50
  • Shadowfiend
    50
  • Prayer of Mending
    0
  • Improved Flash Heal
    50
  • Purify Disease
    16
  • Psychic Voice
    5
  • Shadow Word: Death
    50
  • Focused Mending
    0
  • Holy Nova
    50
  • Protective Light
    50
  • Angelic Feather
    49
  • Phantasm
    32
  • Death and Madness
    49
  • Spell Warding
    50
  • Rhapsody
    0
  • Leap of Faith
    48
  • Shackle Undead
    11
  • Sheer Terror
    2
  • Dominate Mind
    48
  • Words of the Pious
    0
  • Mass Dispel
    48
  • Move with Grace
    1
  • Power Infusion
    50
  • Vampiric Embrace
    50
  • Tithe Evasion
    39
  • Inspiration
    0
  • Mental Agility
    1
  • Body and Soul
    50
  • Twins of the Sun Priestess
    50
  • Void Shield
    8
  • San'layn
    50
  • Apathy
    0
  • Unwavering Will
    15
  • Twist of Fate
    50
  • Throes of Pain
    50
  • Angel's Mercy
    14
  • Divine Star
    31
  • Translucent Image
    50
  • Mindgames
    49
  • Surge of Light
    0
  • Light's Inspiration
    49
  • Crystalline Reflection
    0
  • Improved Fade
    50
  • Manipulation
    19
  • Benevolence
    6
  • Angelic Bulwark
    37
  • Essence Devourer
    19
  • Shattered Perceptions
    8

Specialization Talents

Specialization talents provide Shadow Priests with unique abilities and enhancements tailored to their combat style. The following tree reproduces the in-game specialization talents disposition and shows the best talents as a heatmap:

  1. Most frequently used talents, highly recommended for optimal performance.
  2. Widely used talents offering flexibility for alternative choices or personal preference.
  3. Less commonly selected talents, typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier.
  • Devouring Plague
    50
  • Dispersion
    50
  • Shadowy Apparitions
    50
  • Silence
    46
  • Mental Fortitude
    49
  • Misery
    50
  • Psychic Horror
    1
  • Thought Harvester
    50
  • Psychic Link
    50
  • Surge of Insanity
    50
  • Shadow Crash
    50
  • Unfurling Darkness
    2
  • Void Eruption
    50
  • Mental Decay
    3
  • Mind Spike
    1
  • Whispering Shadows
    50
  • Shadowy Insight
    50
  • Ancient Madness
    46
  • Voidtouched
    50
  • Mind Melt
    0
  • Maddening Touch
    44
  • Dark Evangelism
    2
  • Mind Devourer
    8
  • Phantasmal Pathogen
    49
  • Mind's Eye
    49
  • Mindbender
    0
  • Deathspeaker
    0
  • Auspicious Spirits
    50
  • Void Torrent
    50
  • Inescapable Torment
    0
  • Mastermind
    0
  • Screams of the Void
    50
  • Tormented Spirits
    50
  • Insidious Ire
    2
  • Malediction
    50
  • Idol of Y'Shaarj
    0
  • Idol of N'Zoth
    48
  • Idol of Yogg-Saron
    50
  • Idol of C'Thun
    50

PvP Talents

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

  1. Most frequently used talents, highly recommended for optimal performance.
  2. Widely used talents offering flexibility for alternative choices or personal preference.
  3. Less commonly selected talents, typically chosen to fill necessary slots for advancing to the next tier.
  • Driven to Madness
    17
  • Mind Trauma
    11
  • Psyfiend
    14
  • Thoughtsteal
    3
  • Void Volley
    16
  • Absolute Faith
    3
  • Catharsis
    21
  • Phase Shift
    25
  • Improved Mass Dispel
    2

Best In Slot Gear

Gear consists of items that directly determine a character's power level. It can be acquired from various sources: dungeons, raids, world drops, crafted through 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 Mythic+, tailored for each equipment slot:

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.

  1. Seal of Filial Duty icon
    Seal of Filial Duty
    50
  2. Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno icon
    Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno
    48
  3. Ominous Chromatic Essence icon
    Ominous Chromatic Essence
    38
  4. Seal of Diurna's Chosen icon
    Seal of Diurna's Chosen
    37
  5. Icewrath's Channeling Conduit icon
    Icewrath's Channeling Conduit
    12

Embellishments

Embellishments are unique effects associated with crafted items, either as predefined elements in a recipe or added with an optional embellishment reagent, creating embellished gear. These enhancements diversify and amplify characters' capabilities.

Given that only a maximum of two embellished items can be equipped at a time, here are the best embellishments for Shadow Priests in Mythic+:

  1. Torc of Passed Time icon
    Blue Silken Lining
    100

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 Mythic+, essential for optimizing combat effectiveness:

Gems

Gems are crafted stones from the Jewelcrafting profession, typically offering stat bonuses to enhance your gear and balance character stats as a final touch. These gems can be socketed into specific items such as Head, Neck, Wrist, Waist, and Rings.

Even though the presence of sockets on these items is usually random upon their drop, neck pieces can be uniquely modified to have up to three sockets by using three Tiered Medallion Setting . Additionally, a single socket can be added to other eligible items with an Eye of Awakening , which requires three 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 Mythic+:

  1. Crafty Ysemerald icon
    Crafty Ysemerald
    141
  2. Keen Ysemerald icon
    Keen Ysemerald
    45
  3. Energized Ysemerald icon
    Energized Ysemerald
    37
  4. Fierce Illimited Diamond icon
    Fierce Illimited Diamond
    33
  5. Crafty Alexstraszite icon
    Crafty Alexstraszite
    26