Shadow Priest PvP Guide

PvP Guide
Patch: 8.3.7
Author: Wowmeta
Class: Priest
Specialization: Shadow
Last updated on: Aug 5, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Shadow Priest PvP Guide (Arena and Battlegrounds) for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3. We covered best Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. This guide is constantly updated to show latest data for 2v2, 3v3 and RBG.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, and later adjust things to your liking.

1. Talents

15
Fortress of the Mind
Shadowy Insight
Shadow Word: Void
30
Body and Soul
San'layn
Intangibility
45
Twist of Fate
Misery
Dark Void
60
Last Word
Mind Bomb
Psychic Horror
75
Auspicious Spirits
Shadow Word: Death
Shadow Crash
90
Lingering Insanity
Mindbender
Void Torrent
100
Legacy of the Void
Dark Ascension
Surrender to Madness

2. PvP talents

PvP talents

3. Stats

Haste > Versatility > Critical Strike > Mastery

4. Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
> >
Head
> >
Legs
> >
Neck
Ring
> >
Chest
> >
Hands
> >
Waist
> >
Wrist
> >
Trinket
> >
Main Hand
> >
Shoulders
> >

5. Azerite essence

Azerite Essence
> >

6. Gem

Gem
> >

7. Azerite powers

Azerite Power
> >

8. Races

Race
Goblin > Human > Undead

9. Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
>
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

10. Rotation

Note: Question marks should be tapped/hovered over with mouse.

? Use Potion
? Use Potion
? Use Racial Active Buff
? Use Trinkets: If Voidform will last for duration of trinket buff
? If Vampiric Touch falls off. Only use on targets that aren't almost dead.
? If SW:Pain falls off. Only use on targets that aren't almost dead.
? If you are moving
? Apply or refresh in the 30% window (less than 6.3 seconds left). DoT as many targets as possible. Only use on targets that aren't almost dead.
? Apply or refresh in the 30% window (less than 4.8 seconds left). DoT as many targets as possible. Only use on targets that aren't almost dead.
? If you are moving
? Are you in Voidform?
No
? Apply or refresh in the 30% window (less than 6.3 seconds left). DoT as many targets as possible. Only use on targets that aren't almost dead.
? Apply or refresh in the 30% window (less than 4.8 seconds left). DoT as many targets as possible. Only use on targets that aren't almost dead.
? If you are moving
Yes
? Use Potion
? Use Racial Active Buff
? Use Trinkets: If Voidform will last for duration of trinket buff
? If Vampiric Touch falls off. Only use on targets that aren't almost dead.
? If SW:Pain falls off. Only use on targets that aren't almost dead.
? If you are moving

Frequently Asked Questions

🧐 How is this Guide useful?

The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.

📚 Where do you get this data from?

We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% players from Arena and RBG leaderboards using the official Blizzard API. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.