- Author: Qxu
- Date: June 14, 2019
- Expansion: WotLK Classic
Welcome to the Shadow Priest guide for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King. In this guide, you will learn about playing a DPS Priest spec including : Introduction, Talents, Glyphs, Gems, Enchantments, Professions, Gear, Stat Priorities & General numbers, Gameplay & Skill rotation tips, and Consumables.
Shadow Priest is one of the classes to have in the raid: good DPS, incredible off-healing, amazing utilities and excels in short period fights with multiple targets
- Undead: Will of the Forsaken (CC breaker on some bosses)
- Troll: Berserking (Cast Speed CD)
- Blood Elf: Arcane Torrent (Mana) and Highest Base Intellect (Little extra crit)
Ever since TBC, Shadow Priests barely even use 30% of their mana. Troll by far is the best race for any spec of priest in PvE.
- Human: Increased Spirit (More crit with Molten Armor)
- Gnome: Increased Int (more crit)
- Draenei: Increase Raid Hit by 1%.
For Alliance, Human is the best race for Shadow Priest due to the fact that they convert spirit into pure Spell Power with Twisted Faith.
Tailoring : Effectively 98 Spell Power: 295 SP proc for 15 seconds and a 50% proc chance, this equates to roughly a consistent +98 spell power assuming it procs right after the Internal Cooldown finishes (45 second).
Engineering : Effectively 68 Haste and 12 Crit with movement speed boost : (Hyperspeed Accelerators) 340 Haste active with 20% uptime.& (Nitro Boosts) 3 Minute CD movement speed boost along with 24 Crit rating.
Jewelcrafting : Effectively 48 Spell Power: 3 Dragons Eye Gems (39SP, 34 Crit, 34 Haste). Generally SP dragons eyes are taken. This equates to 48 Bonus SP compared to normal epic gems.
Alchemy : Effectively 47 Spell Power: Mixology gives bonus SP on Flask of the Frost Wyrm.
Enchanting : Effectively 46 Spell Power: 2 ring enchants (23×2).
Blacksmithing : Effectively 46 Spell Power: 2 bonus gem sockets, 1 on Wrists, 1 on Hands.
Inscription : Effectively 46 Spell Power: This replaces the 24 SP and 15 crit rating Shoulder Enchant from Sons of Hodir.
Leatherworking : Effectively 46 Spell Power: Fur Lining – Spell Power (76 Spell power) replaces the Standard 30 Spell power wrist Enchant.
Skinning : 40 Crit Rating: Master of Anatomy.
Mining : Gives Stamina (Not worth it)
Herbalism : Only gives a heal (Not worth it)
Tailoring is must for every caster due to how much Spell Power you gain from it and Engineering is second best due how much valuable the movement speed can be in some crucial situations along with the haste bonus.