It’s been a very long while since I’ve put together a gear guide, but this seemed like a good time since my gnomies are about to start raiding.
Know Your Priorities
First things first, get to know your stat priority:
- Critical Strike
Note: If you take the Legacy of the Void or Mind Spike talents, you’ll swap #1 and #2 with each other, per Icy Veins.
Note that Noxxic has a different shadow priest stat priority (Intellect > Haste > Crit > Versatility > Mastery). I suggest you see what works best with your play style and gearing.
- Maximum of 1 Saber’s Eye of Intellect
- Quick Dawnlight (Haste) or Deadly Eye of Prophecy (Critical Strike) in all other slots, depending upon your talents, as noted above.
Maximize Your Enchants
- Neck: Enchant Neck – Mark of the Hidden Satyr
- Back: Enchant Cloak – Binding of Intellect
- Rings: Enchant Ring – Binding of Haste or Enchant Ring – Binding of Critical Strike depending upon your talents, as noted above.
Shadow Priest Gear Priorities for The Emerald Nightmare
I’ve linked to the Wowhead page for the LFR version of each item; from there you can select your mode of choice to review the different stats. If you’re not sure which piece of gear to use, as you juggle ilevels and stats, consider using an addon such as Pawn to help you more easily determine which piece of gear is your best choice.
- Evergreen Vinewrap Drape Intellect/Stamina/Critical Strike/Haste (Cenarius)
- Gossamer-Spun Greatcloak Intellect/Stamina/Critical Strike/Mastery (Elerethe Renferal)
- Maddening Robe of Secrets Intellect/Stamina/Critical Strike/Mastery (Xavius)
- Dreamscale Inlaid Vestments Intellect/Stamina/Haste/Mastery (Dragons of Nightmare)
- Cozy Dryad Hoof-Socks Intellect/Stamina/Critical Strike/Haste (Cenarius)
- Crimson Wool-Lined Slippers Intellect/Stamina/Critical Strike/Mastery (Ursoc)
- Handwraps of Delusional Power Intellect/Stamina/Critical Strike/Haste (Dragons of Nightmare)
- Celestially Aligned Hood Intellect/Stamina/Haste/Mastery (Il’gynoth)
- Hood of Darkened Visions Intellect/Stamina/Critical Strike/Mastery (Xavius)
- Ragged Horrorweave Leggings Intellect/Stamina/Haste/Mastery (Elerethe Renferal)
- Blackened Portalstone Necklace Stamina/Critical Strike/Haste (Xavius)
- Cursed Beartooth Necklace Stamina/Haste/Mastery (Ursoc)
- Mindrend Band Stamina/Haste/Mastery (Dragons of Nightmare)
- Grubby Silver Ring Stamina/Critical Strike/Versatility (Nythendra)
- Dreadful Cyclopean Signet Stamina/Haste/Mastery (Il’gynoth)
- Twice-Warped Azsharan Signet Stamina/Critical Strike/Haste (Xavius)
- Mantle of Perpetual Bloom Intellect/Stamina/Critical Strike/Haste (Cenarius)
- Ancient Dreamwoven Mantle Intellect/Stamina/Critical Strike/Mastery (Nythendra)
- Unstable Horror Slime Critical Strike (Dragons of Nightmare)
- Swarming Plaguehive Haste (Nythendre)
- Twisting Wind Intellect (Elerethe Renferal)
- Wriggling Sinew Critical Strike (Il’gynoth)
- Bough of Corruption Mastery (Xavius)
- Pliable Spider Silk Cinch Intellect/Stamina/Critical Strike/Mastery (Elerethe Renferal)