Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (2024)

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On this page, you will learn the best Gems to use for your Shadow Priest in Mists of Pandaria: Remix,as well as the best leveling talents and rotation, whether you are leveling in the open world, or through raids and dungeons.

If you were looking for our normal Dragonflight Leveling Guide for Shadow Priest, please check out our Leveling page.

1.

Remix: Mists of Pandaria Guide for Shadow Priest

Welcome to our MoP Remix Guide for Shadow Priest! This page contains everything you need to know about getting the most out of your Shadow Priest in the Patch 10.2.7 special feature, Mists of Pandaria: Remix.

This page is focused only on Shadow Priest in MoP Remix. If you want to know more about MoP Remix in general, such as its rewards, check out our dedicated page below.

Mists of Pandaria: Remix

2.

Best MoP Remix Leveling Talents for Shadow Priest

Below, you will find our recommended leveling build and talent pickup orderfor your Shadow Priest in MoP Remix. There are various ways ofleveling in MoP Remix, and we offer some builds for the most relevant ways.

Note that this Leveling section is specific to MoP Remix. For ourDragonflight Leveling Guide for Shadow Priest, please checkour dedicated Leveling page.

Shadow Priest Leveling Guide

3.

Best MoP Remix Leveling Build for Shadow Priest

Open-World Leveling BuildDungeon and Raid Leveling BuildEnd-Game Raid Build

3.1.

Open-World Leveling Build

This build is intended for speed-leveling and sacrifices single-targetdamage to maximize your ability to make huge pulls and AoE damage.

3.2.

Dungeon and Raid Leveling Build

This build assumes you are spending a lot of time in Raids and Dungeons

3.3.

End-Game Raid Build

This build is intended for pushing single target damage in raid-focused content in end-game.

4.

Best Gems for Shadow Priest in MoP Remix

Gems are one of the unique ways to augment your character in MoP Remix, offering offensive, defensive, and utility benefits. On this page, we list the best gems for each type. To learn more about Gems in MoP Remix in general, check out our dedicated page below.

4.1.

Meta Gem

Your Meta gem is your most powerful gem that scale with the item level of theitem they are socketed on. You can have 1 Meta gem equipped on your Helmonly. The following gems are all great choices as a Shadow Priest, pick the onethat sounds the most fun to you!

  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (1) Tireless Spirit
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (2) Oblivion Sphere
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (3) Lifestorm
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (4) Funeral Pyre
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (5) Locus of Power

Note that Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (6) Locus of Power can be particularly strong at lower gear levels,but once you start acquiring more Prismatic gems, the value will fall off.

4.2.

Cogwheel Gem

The Cogwheel gem grants you a familiar movement ability to augment your character.You can have 1 Cogwheel gem equipped on your Boots only. This choice isvery much preference; I have listed the ones I think are most valuable as a ShadowPriest.

  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (7) Blink
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (8) Spiritwalker's Grace
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (9) Soulshape
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (10) Stampeding Roar
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (11) Door of Shadows

4.3.

Tinker Gems

The Tinker gems will give you a range of powerful effects that will end upgiving the most choice when it comes to playstyle and damage output. You can havea total of 12 Tinker gems on your gear:

  • Shoulder: 3
  • Wrists: 3
  • Gloves: 3
  • Waist: 3

To indicate strength of these gems I have put them into a tier listindicating strength. Gems in the higher tiers will generally be morepowerful. Not every gem is listed, only the top gems for Shadow Priests.

TierTinker Gems
S-Tier
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (12) Windweaver
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (13) Lightning Rod
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (14) Enkindle
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (15) Opportunist (Pairs really well with Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (16) Incendiary Terror)
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (17) Slay
A-Tier
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (18) Explosive Barrage
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (19) Wildfire
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (20) Cold Front
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (21) Brilliance (See note below)
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (22) Frost Armor (Defensive)
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (23) Incendiary Terror
B-Tier
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (24) Fervor
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (25) Memory of Vengeance (Scales with damage taken. Good with Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (26) Fervor)
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (27) Arcanist's Edge (Once you also have at least one absorb effect)
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (28) Sunstrider's Flourish (When you get close to critical strike cap)
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (29) Meteor Storm (When paired with Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (30) Opportunist)
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (31) Storm Overload
C-Tier
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (32) Victory Fire (AoE)
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (33) Hailstorm
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (34) Ankh of Reincarnation
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (35) Freedom
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (36) Bloodthirsty Coral
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (37) Static Charge
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (38) Vampiric Aura
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (39) Vindication
D-Tier
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (40) Mark of Arrogance
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (41) Tinkmaster's Shield
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (42) Brittle

Note that Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (43) Brilliance gets significantly better when running with otherShadow Priests or specs like Balance Druid that also gain a lot of value from the effect.

4.4.

Prismatic Gems

Your Prismatic Gems will be used to give your character more secondary ortertiary stats to a piece of gear. These gems have 4 different qualities likenormal items will (Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary) and you can combine themtogether to get a higher tier gem.

In total you can have 21 Prismatic gems on your gear:

  • Chest: 3
  • Legs: 3
  • Neck: 3
  • Rings: 3 each
  • Trinkets: 3 each

As you progress, you will start accumulating quite a lot of secondary stats.Shadow prefers running as much Haste and Mastery as possible, but Critical Strikeand Versatility are also quite nice for scaling certain gems damage as well.Get a solid baseline of Haste and Mastery, and then balance out everything else.

As a Shadow Priest the spec wants a comfortable level of Haste (~30%) andthen your goal should be to stack Mastery up until 19%. After that you wantto get a solid footing of Critical Strike (20-25%) and Versatility (~10-15%).After this, you can then invest more into Haste and Mastery and begin cappingCritical Strike.

The following is a list of the available Legendary Prismatic gems. Each hasequivalents with similar names at lower ranks.

  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (44) Perfect Quick Topaz - Haste
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (45) Perfect Masterful Amethyst - Mastery
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (46) Perfect Deadly Sapphire - Critical Strike
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (47) Perfect Versatile Diamond - Versatility
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (48) Perfect Sustaining Emerald - Health
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (49) Perfect Swift Opal - Speed
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (50) Perfect Hungering Ruby - Leech
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (51) Perfect Stalwart Pearl - Armor

5.

Level by Level Rotation

To keep things simple while leveling and learning the spec, use the sliderto select your level, and watch as the leveling rotation grows with eachlevel!

Move the slider below to make the guide update to your level!

Level: 10

6.

Leveling Rotation for Shadow Priest

When using our slider, note that some talents may appear sooner than youexpect them to in the rotation. This is because we have two recommended buildsabove, each taking talents at slightly different times, and sometimes entirelydifferent talents.

Before combat, make sure you have the following buffs active:

  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (52) Power Word: Fortitude
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (53) Shadowform
  1. Keep up Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (54) Shadow Word: Pain on as many targets as possible.
  2. Keep up Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (55) Vampiric Touch on as many targets as possible.
  3. Use Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (56) Shadow Crash to do some AoE damage.
  4. Use Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (57) Shadow Crash to quickly apply DoTs to targets and do some AoE damage.
  5. With Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (58) Misery talented use Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (59) Vampiric Touch to refresh and apply both DoTs on as many targets as possible.
  6. Use Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (60) Shadowfiend as a cooldown when fighting harder enemies.
  7. Use Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (61) Mindbender as a cooldown when fighting harder enemies.
  8. Use Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (62) Dark Ascension as your main cooldown when fighting harder enemies.
  9. Use Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (63) Power Infusion as a cooldown when fighting harder enemies. Use this after casting Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (64) Dark Ascension.
  10. Use Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (65) Power Infusion as a cooldown when fighting harder enemies. Use this after casting Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (66) Dark Ascension.When in a group cast this on someone else so you both get the benefit with Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (67) Twins of the Sun Priestess
  11. Use Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (68) Devouring Plague to spend Insanity.
  12. Cast Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (69) Shadow Word: Death when Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (70) Mindbender is active.
  13. Use Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (71) Mind Blast on cooldown.
  14. Use Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (72) Void Torrent on cooldown.
  15. Cast Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (73) Mind Spike: Insanity if Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (74) Surge of Insanity buff is active.
  16. Cast Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (75) Mind Flay: Insanity if Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (76) Surge of Insanity buff is active.
  17. Use Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (77) Shadow Word: Death on any target below 20% health.
  18. Use Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (78) Mindgames on cooldown.
  19. Use Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (79) Halo on cooldown when facing more than 1 target.
  20. Use Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (80) Mind Spike as your filler spell.
  21. Use Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (81) Mind Flay as your filler spell.

You also have the following spells you can use:

  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (82) Power Word: Shield for an extra defensive shield.
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (83) Psychic Scream as an AoE Crowd Control ability.
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (84) Desperate Prayer as a defensive ability.
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (85) Mind Soothe to help skip past enemies.
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (86) Void Tendrils as an AoE Crowd Control ability.
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (87) Dispel Magic to remove buffs off enemies.
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (88) Fade to help skip past mobs with the reduced aggro radius.
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (89) Fade to help skip past mobs with the reduced aggroradius or as a defensive.
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (90) Silence to interrupt enemies casting.
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (91) Dispersion as your most powerful defensive ability.
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (92) Flash Heal if you are running low on health.
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (93) Flash Heal if you are running low on health orfor the defensive buff of Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (94) Protective Light.
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (95) Angelic Feather for movement.
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (96) Vampiric Embrace for powerful healing during large damage windows.
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (97) Angelic Feather or Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (98) Power Word: Shield for movement.
  • Shadow Priest Mists of Pandaria: Remix Guide - Dragonflight 10.2.7 (99) Dominate Mind can control certain enemies toget a temporary pet to help you level.

After you hit max level you can use the mainline rotationguide with the appropriate talents checked for your optimalrotation.

Shadow Priest Rotation and Cooldowns

7.

Changelog

  • 17 May 2024: Update initial Tinker Gem rankings and adjust build path for Dungeon Build to prioritize Shadow Crash.
  • 15 May 2024: Page added.

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FAQs

What is the best race for Shadow Priest in Dragonflight? ›

Best Alliance Races for Shadow Priest PvP
  • Human.
  • Night Elf.
  • Dwarf.
  • Gnome.

What is the best priest spec to level Dragonflight? ›

Shadow is still the fastest way to level for Priest in Dragonflight, but it also remains the least forgiving spec to newer players due to its relative squishiness and overly complex AoE rotation.

How do I AoE as a shadow priest? ›

Resources: Shadow Priests use both Insanity and Mana as resources. As a Shadow Priest, you will be casting abilities which generate Insanity. Insanity can be spent using Devouring Plague or (Spell #48045). Mana is used to cast Flash Heal and Power Word: Shield.

What is the best horde class for a Shadow Priest? ›

I will always say Goblin if you're Horde because the added mobility from Rocket Jump is just impossible to compete with. And Void Elf/Night Elf/Dwarf if you're Alliance. If all you care about is DPS, then it is Goblin or Troll for Horde, and Human for Alliance.

What is the best gem for Shadow Priest Dragonflight? ›

Best Shadow Priest Gems in Dragonflight

You'll want to use Fierce Illimited Diamond as your diamond gem, and Keen Ysemerald in all other sockets.

Is there a haste cap for Shadow Priest Dragonflight? ›

Is there a Haste Cap? In a word, no. Shadow does not have any specific 'caps' for any of its stats beyond the 100% crit cap. Even the stat DR's, introduced in Shadowlands, are not necessarily going to stop you wanting one stat over another.

What are the best professions for shadow priests in Dragonflight? ›

Dragonflight Priest Best Professions
  • Tailoring — you will be able to craft cloth armor up to Mythic raid item levels or bags for selling on AH;
  • Engineering — grants access to battle res, invisibility, and jet packs which will improve your mobility;

How to play Shadow Priest 10.2 6? ›

Best Shadow Priest Leveling Talents and Rotation in Dragonflight 10.2. 6
  1. Shadow Priests excel at maintaining damage over time (DoTs) while managing Insanity. ...
  2. Always cast Mind Blast on cooldown.
  3. Once you have Insanity, prioritize spending it on Devouring Plague. ...
  4. For filler, use Mind Spike.
Apr 17, 2024

What priest spec is best? ›

Shadow Priest Leveling - Shadow DPS in WoW Classic

In SoM, the most recommended leveling spec for Priests is Shadow since it is the only Priest talent tree focused on dealing damage, while still retaining many survivability options, plus the extra armor from Shadowform after level 40.

Is leveling easier in Dragonflight? ›

In World of Warcraft's Dragonflight, players can unlock the ability to ride dragons to make leveling up their characters faster and easier. This feature can be unlocked by completing approximately 30 minutes of questing in The Waking Shores, making it a quick and accessible addition to the game.

What is the best Levelling pet Dragonflight? ›

For Leveling, the best choice is a Ferocity pet. They can heal themselves upon inflicting damage. Ferocity pets also can grant Primal Rage for your party, which is an analog to Bloodlust effect. The fastest way to level up is to run dungeons with a premade group.

How to burst as a Shadow Priest? ›

Shadow Priest PvP Burst Rotation
  1. Ideally have some procs of Shadowy Insight and Deathspeaker saved up.
  2. Cast Shadowfiend or Mindbender if you have it talented.
  3. Cast Void Eruption or Dark Ascension.
  4. Cast Devouring Plague whenever you have 50 or more Insanity.
  5. Cast Mindgames.
  6. Cast Void Torrent.
May 9, 2024

What are the changes in 10.2 Shadow Priest? ›

Patch 10.2 Shadow Priest Changes

Power Infusion Haste reduced to 20% (was 25%) and duration reduced to 15 seconds (was 20 seconds). Shadow Word: Death now deals 8% of the Priest's maximum health in damage when it fails to kill a target instead of the backlash damage being based on damage dealt.

What is the best stats for Shadow Priest? ›

Stat Priority for Shadow Priest DPS
  • Intellect and Spell Power.
  • Spirit and Hit Rating.
  • Haste Rating.
  • Mastery Rating.
  • Critical Strike Rating.
5 days ago

What race is best for DH Dragonflight? ›

Blood Elf. The main advantage of Blood Elf is that you gain access to Arcane Torrent. It is an offensive AoE dispel on a 2-minute cooldown.

What is the priority of shadow priest in Dragonflight? ›

Best Stats for Shadow Priest

You'll want to prioritize pieces with higher intellect (item level is almost king). You still want to get pieces that are haste heavy. As for Critical Strike and Mastery, both are nearly even in value for most, though mastery does pull slightly ahead.

What is the best race to play in WoW Dragonflight? ›

If you are looking for a way to get the most advantage while playing, here is a list of the best races for each class.
  • Druid Class Race – Worgen. ...
  • Demon Hunter Class – Night Elf. ...
  • Hunter Class Race – Night Elf. ...
  • Monk Race Class – Pandaren. ...
  • Mage Race Class – Undead. ...
  • Warrior Race Class – Gnome. ...
  • Warlock Class Race – Troll.
Jul 24, 2023

What is the best race for Shadow Priest sod? ›

Dwarf is the best Classic WoW Alliance Shadow Priest race for Solo Duels and World PvP.

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