Shadow Priest 8.3 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: October 27, 2020

Welcome to our Shadow Priest BiS List, or as we also call it, Top Picks. This is a page where you can find the statistical distribution of gear, talents, and other choices among Top 1% of the best performing Raiders of this class and specialization in World of Warcraft. This page is updated for the latest Battle for Azeroth (BfA) Patch 8.3 “Visions of N'zoth” and the newest Raid – Ny’alotha.

We use services like Warcraft Logs and Raider.io to look up the list of Top Shadow Priest Raiders as of this moment. Then we cross-check these players through Official Blizzard API and find out what each of them is using because statistically, they are very likely to already have BiS gear, talents, etc. at this point. We parse these enormous amounts of data into useful and easy to understand charts and rankings that we show you on this page.

You can quickly find out what is the current Shadow Priest BiS (Best in Slot) gear just with the data we provide here. You can also see the best combinations of Talents, Azerite Powers, etc. This is always useful for optimizing your Shadow Priest character because acquiring these BiS options for yourself will obviously improve your performance in Raids and PVE content in general.

Be sure to also check out our Shadow Priest PvE Guide and Shadow Priest PvP Guide!

All Stars
Ra-den the Despoiled
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh
Shad'har the Insatiable
Carapace of N'Zoth
The Hivemind
Maut
Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn
Prophet Skitra
N'Zoth the Corruptor
Wrathion
Drest'agath
Vexiona

Stats

89%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility

Talents

55%
25%
6%

Head

74%
20%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

77%
13%
5%

Back

99%

Chest

50%
20%
8%
6%
5%
2%

Wrist

85%
2%

Hands

67%
13%
7%
3%
2%

Waist

39%
37%
7%
4%
3%

Legs

54%
15%
11%
5%
4%

Feet

21%
21%
19%
17%
4%
3%

Ring

29%
19%
15%
12%
8%
2%

Trinket

44%
43%
6%

Main Hand

26%
22%
19%
10%
6%
5%

Gems

92%
3%
2%

Races

26%
Goblin
22%
Blood Elf
13%
Human
8%
Night Elf
5%
Pandaren
4%
Tauren
4%
Undead

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
16%
14%
14%
3%
3%

Azerite Essence

23%
21%
19%
16%
10%
3%

Stats

90%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
3%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

53%
26%
8%
3%
2%
2%

Head

74%
21%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

79%
12%
6%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

54%
19%
7%
7%
6%
3%

Wrist

83%
5%
4%
4%
2%

Hands

71%
10%
9%
4%
3%
3%

Waist

39%
33%
15%
5%
3%
3%

Legs

57%
14%
13%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

26%
21%
20%
18%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

29%
28%
15%
10%
7%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

45%
45%
7%

Main Hand

29%
20%
19%
10%
8%
6%
6%

Gems

92%
3%
3%

Races

31%
Goblin
20%
Blood Elf
10%
Human
6%
Mag'har Orc
6%
Night Elf
5%
Void Elf
5%
Pandaren
5%
Troll
4%
Undead
4%
Tauren
2%
Nightborne

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
16%
14%
14%
4%
4%

Azerite Essence

24%
22%
18%
16%
10%
5%

Stats

91%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
4%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike
2%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

55%
27%
5%
2%
2%

Head

79%
15%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

73%
18%
4%
2%

Back

99%

Chest

54%
19%
8%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Wrist

88%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

73%
10%
9%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

47%
34%
5%
4%
4%
2%

Legs

54%
21%
9%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Feet

24%
23%
19%
17%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

30%
20%
17%
12%
8%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

49%
39%
6%
2%
2%

Main Hand

21%
19%
19%
11%
8%
8%
8%
2%
2%

Gems

93%
4%
2%

Races

40%
Goblin
15%
Blood Elf
11%
Human
6%
Void Elf
5%
Troll
4%
Pandaren
4%
Night Elf
4%
Tauren
3%
Undead
3%
Nightborne
3%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
15%
15%
15%
3%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

24%
22%
19%
16%
11%
3%

Stats

93%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

49%
32%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

76%
20%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

78%
12%
6%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

51%
16%
8%
8%
6%
5%
2%

Wrist

85%
6%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

63%
13%
10%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

44%
35%
7%
6%
3%

Legs

53%
18%
9%
7%
4%
3%

Feet

23%
22%
21%
17%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Ring

28%
20%
19%
14%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

49%
38%
9%
3%

Main Hand

33%
21%
17%
9%
6%
5%
4%
3%

Gems

93%
3%
2%

Races

25%
Goblin
21%
Blood Elf
15%
Night Elf
11%
Human
7%
Tauren
4%
Zandalari Troll
4%
Void Elf
3%
Nightborne
3%
Pandaren
2%
Troll
2%
Undead

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
17%
15%
14%
4%
4%

Azerite Essence

24%
20%
19%
16%
11%
4%

Stats

84%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
6%
Critical Strike > Mastery > Haste > Versatility
3%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
3%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike
2%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery

Talents

50%
24%
8%
7%
2%

Head

67%
22%
6%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

77%
10%
6%
6%

Back

99%

Chest

54%
19%
10%
7%
5%
2%

Wrist

85%
5%
3%
2%

Hands

65%
14%
5%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Waist

39%
34%
9%
6%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

53%
15%
9%
8%
6%
5%
2%

Feet

24%
20%
19%
14%
6%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Ring

31%
17%
14%
12%
8%
6%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

43%
40%
6%
5%
2%

Main Hand

30%
20%
19%
11%
7%
5%
5%

Gems

93%
3%
2%

Races

24%
Goblin
21%
Blood Elf
17%
Human
10%
Pandaren
7%
Night Elf
6%
Tauren
6%
Void Elf
4%
Troll
3%
Undead
2%
Nightborne

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
15%
13%
13%
4%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

23%
20%
19%
15%
11%
4%
2%

Stats

88%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
4%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike
2%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

54%
19%
10%
6%
2%
2%
2%

Head

65%
29%
3%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

74%
14%
6%
3%

Back

99%

Chest

50%
17%
8%
7%
5%
4%
4%
3%

Wrist

85%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

69%
13%
5%
5%
4%
3%

Waist

48%
32%
8%
3%
3%

Legs

44%
18%
13%
9%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Feet

29%
21%
16%
16%
5%
3%
3%
3%

Ring

29%
23%
16%
10%
9%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

50%
39%
6%

Main Hand

26%
25%
21%
7%
7%
6%
3%
3%

Gems

89%
4%
4%

Races

25%
Goblin
22%
Blood Elf
11%
Nightborne
9%
Human
8%
Night Elf
6%
Undead
5%
Void Elf
5%
Tauren
4%
Pandaren
3%
Troll

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
15%
13%
12%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

24%
21%
20%
16%
10%
2%

Stats

90%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
3%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

52%
26%
11%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

72%
24%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

72%
20%
6%

Back

100%

Chest

41%
27%
15%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Wrist

88%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

71%
13%
4%
4%
3%
3%

Waist

42%
33%
8%
6%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

59%
10%
10%
6%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Feet

26%
25%
20%
12%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

23%
19%
18%
16%
11%
4%
2%
2%

Trinket

57%
32%
6%
3%

Main Hand

32%
19%
14%
14%
6%
6%
5%

Gems

91%
4%
3%

Races

30%
Goblin
24%
Blood Elf
10%
Human
8%
Gnome
6%
Night Elf
6%
Tauren
5%
Pandaren
4%
Undead
2%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
17%
14%
13%
5%
4%

Azerite Essence

24%
21%
17%
17%
11%
4%

Stats

93%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility

Talents

58%
26%
6%
2%
2%

Head

79%
18%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

86%
9%
4%

Back

100%

Chest

58%
18%
7%
7%
4%
3%
2%

Wrist

87%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

66%
14%
8%
5%
4%

Waist

41%
39%
7%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

61%
14%
8%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Feet

26%
21%
20%
15%
4%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

31%
17%
17%
15%
11%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

46%
45%
7%

Main Hand

28%
24%
21%
11%
6%
5%
4%

Gems

92%
5%

Races

31%
Goblin
20%
Blood Elf
17%
Human
11%
Night Elf
6%
Pandaren
4%
Tauren
3%
Void Elf
2%
Troll
2%
Undead

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
17%
15%
15%
3%
3%

Azerite Essence

24%
22%
20%
16%
9%
4%

Stats

94%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

60%
26%
6%

Head

73%
23%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

75%
19%
4%

Back

100%

Chest

47%
24%
19%
3%
3%

Wrist

92%
3%

Hands

66%
17%
8%
4%
2%
2%

Waist

42%
41%
5%
4%
3%

Legs

59%
19%
9%
3%
3%
3%

Feet

26%
22%
16%
12%
12%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

44%
19%
17%
8%
5%
2%

Trinket

41%
37%
14%
6%

Main Hand

33%
26%
13%
9%
8%
7%
4%

Gems

94%
3%
2%

Races

24%
Blood Elf
24%
Goblin
23%
Human
7%
Pandaren
6%
Night Elf
4%
Void Elf
3%
Tauren
3%
Undead
3%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
14%
14%
4%
4%

Azerite Essence

24%
22%
20%
16%
9%
3%

Stats

89%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
5%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike
3%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility

Talents

55%
23%
7%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

83%
13%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

82%
10%
6%

Back

100%

Chest

50%
19%
10%
8%
6%
2%

Wrist

84%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

61%
15%
8%
6%
5%
3%

Waist

39%
33%
9%
7%
5%
2%

Legs

57%
16%
11%
6%
6%
2%

Feet

28%
22%
20%
13%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

27%
21%
15%
10%
6%
6%
5%
3%
3%
2%

Trinket

56%
34%
7%
2%

Main Hand

26%
24%
22%
9%
6%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Gems

92%
3%
3%

Races

28%
Blood Elf
27%
Goblin
13%
Human
7%
Tauren
6%
Pandaren
5%
Night Elf
4%
Void Elf
3%
Troll
3%
Undead
2%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
17%
16%
16%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

23%
21%
19%
17%
10%
3%

Stats

88%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
3%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Haste > Versatility > Mastery > Critical Strike
2%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
2%
Versatility > Haste > Mastery > Critical Strike

Talents

57%
19%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

84%
13%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

79%
11%
8%

Back

100%

Chest

42%
34%
7%
6%
6%

Wrist

85%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Hands

70%
13%
6%
4%
3%
2%

Waist

35%
29%
11%
7%
7%
2%
2%

Legs

47%
23%
12%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Feet

30%
18%
16%
14%
5%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

26%
23%
18%
12%
8%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

49%
41%
8%

Main Hand

31%
27%
20%
7%
6%
6%
2%

Gems

91%
4%
3%

Races

34%
Blood Elf
26%
Goblin
11%
Human
8%
Night Elf
6%
Pandaren
4%
Undead
2%
Nightborne
2%
Tauren
2%
Void Elf
2%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
17%
16%
16%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

24%
22%
18%
14%
13%
3%

Stats

89%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
6%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility
3%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

59%
33%
3%

Head

69%
28%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

81%
13%
4%

Back

99%

Chest

56%
11%
7%
7%
5%
5%
4%
4%

Wrist

84%
4%
4%
3%

Hands

55%
22%
13%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

45%
36%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

52%
15%
15%
8%
3%
2%
2%

Feet

22%
20%
16%
15%
14%
4%
3%
2%

Ring

27%
20%
18%
11%
10%
5%
3%
2%

Trinket

60%
30%
3%
3%
2%

Main Hand

23%
23%
17%
14%
9%
4%
4%
3%

Gems

94%
4%

Races

22%
Human
18%
Blood Elf
17%
Night Elf
12%
Goblin
8%
Undead
7%
Void Elf
4%
Zandalari Troll
3%
Tauren
2%
Troll
2%
Pandaren
2%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
17%
13%
13%
5%
5%
2%

Azerite Essence

24%
22%
19%
17%
10%
2%

Stats

90%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
3%
Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery
2%
Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery > Versatility

Talents

59%
23%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

72%
25%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

73%
18%
5%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

49%
21%
7%
7%
5%
5%
3%

Wrist

84%
6%
3%
2%
2%

Hands

75%
10%
9%
2%

Waist

43%
35%
10%
3%
3%
2%

Legs

53%
17%
16%
5%
3%
2%

Feet

28%
17%
17%
11%
11%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

31%
20%
19%
10%
9%
4%
2%
2%

Trinket

49%
42%
5%

Main Hand

30%
25%
18%
8%
6%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

91%
5%
3%

Races

27%
Goblin
19%
Blood Elf
13%
Human
12%
Troll
8%
Night Elf
8%
Undead
5%
Pandaren
3%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Tauren

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
17%
14%
13%
5%
4%

Azerite Essence

24%
21%
20%
18%
9%
2%

Frequently Asked Questions

🏆 Is this BiS List reliable?

Yes, it is reliable. We use a very sophisticated statistical method to constantly dig through tons of data which is received from Top 1% Raiders (using services such as Warcraft Logs).

🎯 How is this different from BiS Spreadsheets?

We think our approach is better because we utilize statistics and Big Data approach. Also, most hand-written Spreadsheets show only single BiS item for each slot and they do not cover Boss-specific BiS, while we show multiple options for each equipment slot as well as for every Raid Boss.

🤔 Why are there separate BiS Lists for each Raid Boss?

We show data for each Raid Boss separately, because quite often some items perform better than others if we look at particular PVE encounters.

🙄 Are lower-ranked items unviable?

Of course not. Every item that we mention here is decent enough to be considered, it's just that the first one is obviously the most beneficial.