Best in Slot Guide for BfA

Shadow Priest PvP Guide

Game Patch
BfA 8.3.7
Last Updated
August 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.

Ladder

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

PvP Talents

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

PvP Talents

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

PvP Talents

Stats

Critical Strike
Haste
Mastery
Versatility

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

Stats

Haste
Versatility
Critical Strike
Mastery

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

Stats

Critical Strike
Haste
Mastery
Versatility

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

Races

Undead
Human
Night Elf

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Goblin
Human
Undead

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Races

Undead
Goblin
Blood Elf

Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
Weapon enchant
Healing Potion

Rotation

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?

Rotation

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?

Rotation

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?

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.