Shadow Priest 8.3 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: August 10, 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

Talents

50%
31%
3%

Head

74%
15%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

68%
17%
13%

Back

100%

Chest

41%
21%
11%
9%
5%
3%

Wrist

82%
3%
3%

Hands

50%
15%
13%
5%
5%

Waist

37%
29%
9%
7%
3%
3%

Legs

56%
11%
7%
7%
7%
3%

Feet

25%
23%
17%
15%
3%
3%
3%

Ring

21%
16%
16%
14%
10%
7%
3%
2%

Trinket

49%
35%
7%
2%
2%

Main Hand

31%
19%
19%
11%
3%
3%

Gems

92%
6%

Races

35%
Goblin
23%
Blood Elf
11%
Night Elf
11%
Human
5%
Void Elf
3%
Undead
3%
Tauren

Azerite Powers

67%
15%
11%

Azerite Essence

33%
21%
17%
15%
5%
3%

Talents

53%
20%
9%
3%
3%
3%

Head

72%
24%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

81%
11%
7%

Back

100%

Chest

46%
25%
9%
7%
5%
3%

Wrist

81%
5%
3%
3%
3%

Hands

66%
12%
5%
3%
3%
3%

Waist

42%
31%
11%
3%
3%
3%

Legs

61%
9%
7%
7%
5%
5%

Feet

27%
22%
18%
12%
3%
3%

Ring

31%
22%
14%
14%
6%
3%

Trinket

45%
39%
9%

Main Hand

33%
20%
18%
9%
9%
5%

Gems

93%
4%

Races

35%
Goblin
18%
Human
16%
Blood Elf
7%
Night Elf
5%
Tauren
5%
Undead
3%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

60%
16%
13%
6%
2%

Azerite Essence

35%
24%
20%
9%
7%

Talents

58%
21%
3%

Head

86%
7%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

78%
9%
5%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

43%
25%
15%
5%
3%

Wrist

82%
5%
3%
3%

Hands

72%
7%
5%
3%
3%

Waist

39%
27%
13%
7%
7%

Legs

49%
15%
9%
7%
3%

Feet

23%
19%
19%
17%
5%
3%

Ring

25%
17%
12%
11%
7%
6%
3%
3%

Trinket

46%
38%
7%
4%

Main Hand

37%
19%
13%
9%
7%
5%

Gems

89%
7%
3%

Races

35%
Goblin
15%
Human
13%
Blood Elf
7%
Undead
5%
Night Elf
3%
Tauren
3%
Void Elf
3%
Zandalari Troll
3%
Pandaren
3%
Nightborne

Azerite Powers

62%
15%
14%
3%

Azerite Essence

33%
23%
19%
9%
7%
3%

Talents

63%
15%
5%
3%

Head

84%
11%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

75%
13%
7%

Back

100%

Chest

44%
23%
11%
7%
5%
3%

Wrist

73%
7%
5%
3%
3%

Hands

61%
9%
7%
7%
5%
3%

Waist

44%
30%
9%
7%
3%

Legs

42%
15%
13%
11%
5%
5%

Feet

25%
23%
21%
13%
9%
3%

Ring

31%
18%
15%
8%
8%
5%
3%

Trinket

44%
39%
9%
2%

Main Hand

46%
13%
11%
9%
9%
3%

Gems

90%
5%
4%

Races

32%
Goblin
17%
Blood Elf
13%
Human
11%
Night Elf
7%
Tauren
3%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

62%
16%
13%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

42%
19%
15%
9%
5%
3%

Talents

51%
21%
7%
3%

Head

80%
17%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

78%
12%
8%

Back

100%

Chest

44%
25%
10%
8%
7%

Wrist

83%
3%

Hands

62%
10%
8%
5%
3%
3%

Waist

35%
30%
14%
7%
7%

Legs

51%
10%
10%
10%
7%
7%

Feet

25%
23%
17%
17%
3%
3%

Ring

28%
20%
16%
14%
8%
4%

Trinket

47%
41%
5%
3%

Main Hand

32%
21%
19%
8%
7%
5%
3%

Gems

95%
2%

Races

30%
Goblin
23%
Human
17%
Blood Elf
7%
Tauren
7%
Night Elf
5%
Undead
3%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

64%
15%
11%
4%

Azerite Essence

42%
17%
14%
12%
7%
3%

Talents

56%
21%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

69%
26%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

76%
10%
8%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

52%
17%
8%
6%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Wrist

80%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

54%
13%
13%
10%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

41%
34%
10%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

43%
19%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%

Feet

26%
23%
17%
17%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

27%
18%
18%
13%
9%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

48%
41%
5%
2%

Main Hand

26%
23%
15%
13%
10%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

93%
4%

Races

28%
Goblin
23%
Blood Elf
17%
Human
6%
Void Elf
4%
Troll
4%
Zandalari Troll
4%
Mechagnome
4%
Night Elf
4%
Tauren
2%
Pandaren

Azerite Powers

59%
19%
10%
8%

Azerite Essence

43%
23%
19%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Talents

53%
14%
12%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

82%
14%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

76%
12%
10%

Back

100%

Chest

44%
29%
8%
6%
6%
2%
2%

Wrist

76%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

70%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%

Waist

48%
23%
8%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

53%
17%
14%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Feet

25%
23%
19%
14%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

29%
21%
13%
12%
7%
6%
3%

Trinket

45%
40%
8%
3%

Main Hand

38%
17%
10%
8%
8%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

89%
6%
3%

Races

36%
Goblin
19%
Blood Elf
14%
Human
6%
Undead
6%
Night Elf
4%
Void Elf
4%
Pandaren
4%
Tauren
2%
Nightborne
2%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

64%
15%
12%
4%

Azerite Essence

42%
19%
14%
8%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

47%
33%
5%
3%

Head

78%
17%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

84%
10%
5%

Back

100%

Chest

54%
17%
8%
7%
5%
3%

Wrist

82%
7%

Hands

63%
12%
8%
5%
3%
3%

Waist

42%
35%
10%
5%
3%

Legs

59%
17%
8%
5%
3%
3%

Feet

24%
24%
19%
17%
3%
3%

Ring

27%
18%
18%
15%
9%
4%
2%

Trinket

49%
43%
4%

Main Hand

38%
19%
14%
10%
7%
5%
3%

Gems

90%
8%

Races

36%
Goblin
21%
Blood Elf
14%
Human
8%
Night Elf
5%
Tauren
3%
Void Elf

Azerite Powers

64%
19%
11%
2%

Azerite Essence

29%
26%
21%
14%
3%

Talents

62%
16%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

78%
18%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

75%
18%
5%

Back

100%

Chest

32%
29%
10%
8%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

78%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

64%
10%
8%
8%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

40%
35%
10%
8%
2%
2%

Legs

51%
18%
10%
8%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

29%
27%
16%
10%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

32%
21%
16%
12%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Trinket

44%
39%
9%
5%

Main Hand

43%
21%
10%
8%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

84%
8%
6%

Races

21%
Blood Elf
18%
Goblin
16%
Tauren
16%
Human
10%
Night Elf
5%
Void Elf
2%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Dwarf
2%
Pandaren
2%
Undead

Azerite Powers

55%
20%
12%
7%

Azerite Essence

37%
18%
16%
8%
8%
5%
2%
2%

Talents

49%
27%
3%

Head

75%
18%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

80%
9%
8%

Back

100%

Chest

44%
21%
9%
8%
8%
4%

Wrist

88%
3%

Hands

62%
14%
9%
4%
3%

Waist

42%
34%
6%
6%
6%

Legs

50%
14%
9%
6%
6%
6%

Feet

27%
24%
19%
16%
3%

Ring

25%
18%
15%
14%
9%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

49%
40%
5%
2%

Main Hand

29%
24%
18%
8%
6%
4%
3%

Gems

91%
7%

Races

29%
Goblin
22%
Blood Elf
14%
Human
8%
Night Elf
6%
Tauren
4%
Troll
4%
Void Elf
3%
Pandaren
3%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

61%
16%
11%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

29%
27%
24%
8%
4%
3%

Talents

56%
25%
3%
3%

Head

84%
13%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

86%
7%
5%

Back

100%

Chest

43%
27%
7%
7%
3%

Wrist

82%
3%
3%

Hands

60%
17%
7%
5%
3%
3%

Waist

39%
35%
9%
3%
3%
3%

Legs

52%
11%
9%
9%
7%
5%

Feet

25%
19%
19%
15%
3%
3%
3%

Ring

29%
17%
16%
16%
7%
3%
3%

Trinket

46%
44%
6%

Main Hand

41%
21%
15%
5%
5%
3%

Gems

90%
7%

Races

31%
Goblin
19%
Human
17%
Blood Elf
7%
Night Elf
5%
Undead
3%
Pandaren
3%
Tauren

Azerite Powers

64%
16%
12%
3%

Azerite Essence

33%
19%
19%
17%
7%

Talents

59%
18%
4%
3%

Head

64%
29%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

67%
15%
9%
7%

Back

100%

Chest

45%
12%
9%
7%
6%
6%
4%
4%
3%

Wrist

76%
6%
4%
4%
3%

Hands

64%
12%
12%
4%
3%

Waist

42%
34%
6%
6%
3%

Legs

48%
10%
10%
10%
6%
6%
4%

Feet

28%
18%
17%
12%
6%
4%
3%
3%
3%

Ring

25%
17%
15%
14%
6%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

45%
39%
8%
3%

Main Hand

28%
21%
14%
10%
7%
7%
6%

Gems

93%
5%

Races

20%
Human
20%
Goblin
20%
Blood Elf
9%
Undead
6%
Void Elf
6%
Night Elf
4%
Tauren
3%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

56%
20%
10%
9%

Azerite Essence

42%
20%
20%
10%

Talents

47%
34%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

67%
26%
2%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

71%
15%
6%
4%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

36%
21%
8%
8%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%

Wrist

80%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

67%
6%
6%
6%
6%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

41%
34%
10%
8%
2%
2%

Legs

36%
17%
13%
10%
8%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

28%
21%
17%
13%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

27%
19%
14%
10%
8%
5%
5%
2%

Trinket

46%
43%
3%
2%

Main Hand

23%
23%
17%
10%
10%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Gems

90%
6%
3%

Races

34%
Goblin
19%
Human
13%
Undead
13%
Blood Elf
4%
Tauren
4%
Night Elf
4%
Troll
2%
Mechagnome
2%
Pandaren
2%
Draenei

Azerite Powers

58%
17%
12%
9%

Azerite Essence

39%
21%
15%
13%
6%
4%

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.