TBC Classic Shadow Priest Guide

Introduction

    Every raid will want at least one Shadow Priest because of the utility provided by
    Shadow Weaving
    and
    Vampiric Touch
    . Re-applying your DoTs as soon as they expire will be crucial to maximizing your DPS.

TBC Shadow Priest Rotation

Single Target

  1. Maintain
    Vampiric Touch
    .
  2. Maintain
    Shadow Word: Pain
    .
  3. Use
    Inner Focus
    with
    Shadow Word: Pain
    or
    Devouring Plague
    if you are an Undead Priest. If mana is not a concern, use it with
    Mind Blast
    instead.
  4. Cast
    Shadowfiend
    to help your mana regen. Be aware of boss mechanics as it can die easily.
  5. Cast
    Mind Blast
    .
  6. Cast
    Shadow Word: Death
    if it won't get you killed.
  7. Cast
    Mind Flay
    .
  8. Use
    Shoot Wand
    if you are out of mana. You should avoid this at all costs by using proper consumables.

AoE

  1. Maintain
    Shadow Word: Pain
    and
    Vampiric Touch
    on up to 4 targets.
  2. Follow single target priority.

TBC Shadow Priest Talents

Standard Build

If you are having trouble with mana, you can start the Discipline tree with 5 points in
Wand Specialization
instead.
0
Discipline
0
Holy
0
Shadow

TBC Shadow Priest Best Consumables

Flasks and Elixirs

    Best:
  • Flask of Pure Death
    Alternatives:
  • Elixir of Major Shadow Power
    ,
  • Elixir of Draenic Wisdom

Food

    Best:
  • Blackened Basilisk
    ,
  • Crunchy Serpent
    ,
  • Poached Bluefish
    Alternatives:
  • Skullfish Soup
    ,
  • Juicy Bear Burger

Potions

    Best:
  • Super Mana Potion
    Alternatives:
  • Destruction Potion

Weapon Buffs

    Best:
  • Superior Wizard Oil
    Alternatives:
  • Brilliant Wizard Oil

Miscellaneous

    Best:
  • Dark Rune
    or
    Demonic Rune

TBC Shadow Priest Best Races

Alliance

  1. Draenei:
    Inspiring Presence
  2. Human:
    The Human Spirit

Horde

  1. Troll:
    Berserking
  2. Undead:
    Devouring Plague
  3. Blood Elf:
    Arcane Torrent
    and
    Mana Tap

TBC Shadow Priest Best Professions

  1. Tailoring: Every Frozen Shadoweave piece and the set bonus from Spellstrike are bis until Tier 6.
  2. Enchanting: Provides 24 Spell Power with
    Ring - Spellpower
    .
  3. Leatherworking: Provides 80 spell haste for 30 seconds with
    Drums of Battle
    and 60 spell power for 30 seconds with
    Drums of War
    .
  4. Jewelcrafting: Provides a unique gem for 14 Spell Damage.

TBC Shadow Priest Aldor or Scryer

    We recommend going Aldor as a Shadow Priest in TBC Classic. The Aldor shoulder enchant,
    Greater Inscription of Discipline
    , is considerably stronger than the Scryer
    Greater Inscription of the Orb
    . You miss out on the
    Scryer's Bloodgem
    , but thankfully Shadow Priests don't struggle with hit rating.