Shadow priest 4.3.4 PvE
Guide re-work in progress, there might be some glitches.
Can it be stickied or something? Also I'd like to change name of topic to "[Guide]Shadow priest 4.3.4 PvE" since it's new patch and it's updated.
8. Single target rotation
9. Multi target rotation
10. Advices and raid preparation
12. Power Auras
Hi, my name is Whizz, I play on Molten-Wow since 2010. You can catch me in game on Frostwolf . My characters are Whizzu, Whz and Whizzyo. Feel free to ask any questions. This guide is not entirely my own work, I copied some stuff from other guides. Many aspects of this guide apply only to Molten. Why? Because we donÔÇÖt have Nefarian and heroic BoT for example and gear list is kind off different than official servers. This is basically short guide, without explanation of some stuff. If you guys like it, I can add explanation of all talents and skills.
Head: Arcanum of Hyjal
Shoulders: Greater Inscription of Charged Lodestone
Back: Enchant Cloak - Greater Intellect
Chest: Enchant Chest - Peerless Stats
Bracer: Formula: Enchant Bracer - Mighty Intellect
Hands: Enchant Gloves - Haste / Enchant Gloves - Greater Mastery
Legs: Powerful Ghostly Spellthread
Boots: Enchant Boots - Haste
Main-Hand: Enchant Weapon - Power Torrent
Off-hand: Enchant Off-Hand - Superior Intellect
If you have problems hitting 17% hit, you can switch bracers enchant to +50 spirit, or chest enchant to +40 spirit. I wouldnÔÇÖt recommend that though.
Red: Brilliant Inferno Ruby
Blue: Purified Demonseye
Yellow: Reckless Ember Topaz
Meta: Burning Shadowspirit Diamond
Switch to epic gems when they come.
Intellect > 17% hit cap (obtained through spirit!, NOT trough hit cause of the talent Twisted Faith) > haste > mastery > crit > hit over 17% (useless)
Hit Cap = 1742 hit/spirit (1639 for Draenei) for the 17% hit cap
1% Hit = 102.446 rating
1% Crit = 179.28 rating
1% Haste = 128.05701 rating
1 Mastery = 179.28 rating
Honestly, spirit and haste are only ones worth stacking till 31,5% haste, then mastery is better than haste. Of course, you need to be hit capped. Then you can reforge all crit and mastery to haste. However, if you are no hit capped, reforge items to get to hit cap. One missed dot is a lot of lost dps.
Alchemy: +80 Int (Mixology for Flask of Draconic Mind)
+ trinket 359ilvl (mediocre, starter trinket to get better iLvl :cool:)
Enchanting: +80 Int (+ 2x 40int on rings)
Blacksmith: +80 Int (+ 2x sockets means 2x+40int)
Jewelcrafting: +81 Int (3x better JC gem)
Leatherworking: +80 Int (Embossment)
Inscription: +80 Int (shoulder enchant)
Tailoring: +80Int Average (cloak enchant, it procs well and it gives our dots a boost)
Engineering: +80 Int Average (Synapse Springs)+head 359ilvl
It really doesnÔÇÖt matter that much which ones you take. Personally I use Tailoring and Enchanting, but I guess the best combo is Tailoring+Engineering. ThatÔÇÖs only an opinion, discuss. :)
Easiest part. :) Since we don't have all bosses in FL/BoT HC/BWD HC released, the list is kind of weird. :) As I stated before, gear guide applies to Molten conditions only. Items listed as first are probably the best. When I am writing this guide, only Beth'tilac is released in FL, but to save me some updating work, I'll assume that Shannox/Alysrazor/Ryolith are also there.
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71011 - random enchantment, I assume haste+spirit version or similiar
http://www.wowhead.com/item=67147 ÔÇô BoE, check Auction House
http://www.wowhead.com/item=65020 ÔÇô Magmaw HC in BWD
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59449 ÔÇô crafted with Engineering (you must have the profession)
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59452 ÔÇô Magmaw In BWD
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59219 ÔÇô ODS drop in BWD
http://www.wowhead.com/item=56460 ÔÇô first boss in BRC HC
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71214 - 1250 JP
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71213 - 1250 JP, don't buy it, what for?
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59512 ÔÇô Valiona&Theralion in BoT
http://www.wowhead.com/item=67130 ÔÇô similiar to above, BoE, check Auction House
http://www.wowhead.com/item=62416 ÔÇô Dragonmaw Clan reputation
there won't be any update soon :(
http://www.wowhead.com/item=60253 ÔÇô ChoÔÇÖGall drop, t11
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59325 ÔÇô Atramedes in BWD
http://www.wowhead.com/item=56399 ÔÇô Siamat in Lost City of TolÔÇÖVir HC
well if you really want to have moar iLlvl, take Vicious instead of Siamat ones.
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/70990 - Alysrazor in FL
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71229 - Avengers of Hyjal, friendly; not obtainable yet
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71230 - Avengers of Hyjal, friendly; not obtainable yet
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/67131 - world drop
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/72322 - Ruthless cloak, 1650 CP
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/59516 - VT in BoT
http://www.wowhead.com/item=71279 - t12, 2200 JP
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71041 - Beth'tilac, honestly better take t12 piece
http://www.wowhead.com/item=60254 ÔÇô 2200 JP, t11
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/72403 - Ruthless part, 2200 CP
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59468 ÔÇô BoE, check AH
http://www.wowhead.com/item=67133 ÔÇô BoE, check AH
http://www.wowhead.com/item=56417 ÔÇô Ammunae, boss in HOO HC
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71266 - 1250 JP, buy it, love it
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59475 ÔÇô Halfus in BoT,
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59322 ÔÇô Atramedes in BWD
http://www.wowhead.com/item=60635 - go pew pew on Arenas :D
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/69944 - tailoring, FL recipe, probably will be obtainable soon
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71276 - t12, 1650 JP
http://www.wowhead.com/item=65234 ÔÇô Magmaw HC token
http://www.wowhead.com/item=65065 ÔÇô Chimaeron HC
http://www.wowhead.com/item=67132 ÔÇô BoE, check Auction House (actually please donÔÇÖt buy it, you will obtain better really fast :))
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59313 - Chimaeron normal version
http://www.wowhead.com/item=60257 - t11, BH10/25 drop or 1650vp
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59498 ÔÇô ChoÔÇÖGall w BoT
http://www.wowhead.com/item=62364 ÔÇô The Earthen Ring reputation
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71258 - Avengers of Hyjal, honored; probably will be obtainable soon
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/72883 - Avengers of Hyjal, honored; probably will be obtainable soon
http://www.wowhead.com/item=54504 ÔÇô tailoring craft
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59349 ÔÇô Maloriak in BWD
http://www.wowhead.com/item=56305 ÔÇô Beauty in BRC HC
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71278 - 2200 JP, t12
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/70989 - Alysrazor in FL
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/72407 - Ruthless Satin legs
http://www.wowhead.com/item=60255 ÔÇô 2200 JP or
http://www.wowhead.com/item=54505 ÔÇô tailoring craft
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59351 ÔÇô Maloriak BWD
http://www.wowhead.com/item=58160 ÔÇô 2200 JP
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/69953 - tailoring, recipe from FL trash drop
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71023 - Shannox in FL
http://www.wowhead.com/item=65069 ÔÇô Chimaeron HC
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59234 ÔÇô same, normal version
http://www.wowhead.com/item=62450 ÔÇô Ramkahen reputation
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71217 - Avengers of Hyjal exalted
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71211 - 1250 JP
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71024 - Shannox in FL
http://www.wowhead.com/item=58188 ÔÇô 1650 JP
http://www.wowhead.com/item=64904 ÔÇô archeology
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59501 ÔÇô ChoÔÇÖGall in BoT
http://www.wowhead.com/item=58189 ÔÇô 1650 VP (better spend VP on something else)
http://www.wowhead.com/item=56333 ÔÇô Slabhide in SC HC
http://www.wowhead.com/item=62415 ÔÇô Dragonmaw Clan reputation
http://www.wowhead.com/item=62047 ÔÇô check AH, BoE
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59519 ÔÇô VT in BoT
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/70142 - not obtainable yet
http://www.wowhead.com/item=56320 ÔÇô last boss BRC HC
http://www.wowhead.com/item=68710 ÔÇô Tol Barad commendations
http://www.wowhead.com/item=56407 ÔÇô first boss HC HOO
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59326 ÔÇô Atramedes BWD
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71359 - FL trash drop
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/70223 - Ruthless weapon
http://www.wowhead.com/item=65041 ÔÇô Magmaw HC in BWD
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59341 ÔÇô Magmaw in BWD
http://www.wowhead.com/item=63536 ÔÇô VT In BoT
http://www.wowhead.com/item=61338 ÔÇô PvP Vicious
http://www.wowhead.com/item=57872 ÔÇô Setesh in HOO HC
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71022 - Shannox in FL
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/70112 - not obtainable yet
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59484 ÔÇô Halfus in BoT
http://www.wowhead.com/item=67149 ÔÇô Bind on Equip, check AH
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59513 ÔÇô Council in BoT, looks cool
http://www.wowhead.com/item=57923 ÔÇô 950 JP
http://www.wowhead.com/item=62234 ÔÇô Inscription craft
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71039 - Beth'tilac in FL
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71775 - FL rare boss drop
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71360 - FL trash drop
http://www.wowhead.com/item=64489 ÔÇô archeology
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59525 ÔÇô BoT trash drop, BoE
http://www.wowhead.com/item=56271 ÔÇô ToT HC, second boss
http://db.mmo-champion.com/i/71150 - buy it, use it, 1250 JP
http://www.wowhead.com/item=65064 ÔÇô Chimaeron HC, Best In Slot
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59460 ÔÇô trash drop BWD
http://www.wowhead.com/item=59314 ÔÇô Chimaeron normal BWD
http://www.wowhead.com/item=56296 ÔÇô Corla in BRC HC
8. Single target rotationHereÔÇÖs the one I use, it works great. I know that some people will argue with opener and using Dark Archangel. Feel free to discuss below.
Pre-potion (Volcanic Potion BEFORE combat) -> Vampiric Touch > Shadow Word: Pain > Devouring Plague > Mind Blast > Shadowfiend > Mind Flay x2
Here you will have 5 stacks of Dark Evangelism, so use Dark Archangel.
Since this moment, there is no rotation anymore, but priority list.
Dark Archangel > Mind blast > Vampiric Touch > Shadowfiend > SW:P > Devouring Plague > Mind Flay
When boss goes down below 25% of HP, priorities change.
Dark Archangel > Mind Blast > Vampiric Touch > Shadow Word: Death > SW:P > Devouring Plague > Shadowfiend > Mind Flay
It looks kinda raw, so quick explanation. Dots have pretty much always the priority above direct spells like Mind Blast. You donÔÇÖt want them to come off even for 1sec, but you can wait with Mind Blast for 1 more sec (but itÔÇÖs bad when you do this). Otherwise, when you are Mind Flaying, use Mind Blast on CD, donÔÇÖt wait for Mind Flay to end.
Vampiric Touch ÔÇô start re-casting when itÔÇÖs about to come off, in last second of existing dot.
Shadow Word: Pain ÔÇô refreshed through Mind Flay (Pain and Suffering talent)
Devouring Plague ÔÇô best you can perform is to refresh it exactly in the moment of last tick (after it).
9. Multi Target Rotation
Pick one of trash, dot him up (VT+SWP+DP), cast Mind Blast on cooldown.
However, if there is like 5+ trash, dot one, cast Mind Blast on cooldown and use Mind Sear into crowd.
10. Preparing to raids
Stuff to take with you:
Flask of the Draconic Mind, 300+int x3, because why not?
Elixir of the Might Speed +haste, cheap stuff x20 (it does replace Flask!)
any 90+int food x20
Noggenfogger Elixir x20 to look cool
Volcanic potion (!!!) x40
Scroll of Intellect IX x40
Some tips and general thoughts, IÔÇÖll add more when they come to my mind.
ÔÇó Mana problems? Use Shadow Word: Death from time to time
ÔÇó Shadowfiend is best used as offensive cooldown, not as mana return cooldown
ÔÇó Dark Intent buff from warlocks is your friend, ask for it!
ÔÇó Save dispersion as defensive cooldown, when you are about to die. Also, using it is huge dps loss.
ÔÇó If you need to stop DPS on boss, use Mind Spike, so the dots come off.
ÔÇó Wanna top DPS on Halfus? Keep up VT and SWP and spam Devouring Plague in last phase 100k+ guaranteed
ÔÇó Can priests top DPS charts on this patch? Don't know yet, probably not.
Deadly Boss Mods
Power Auras (Best addon :D)
Omen threat meter
12. Power Auras
If you have the addon, you can import them directly. Just type /powa in game chat, click Import and paste text.
Dark Evangelism 5 stacks:
Version:4.16; icon:Spell_Holy_DivineIllumination; buffname:Dark Evangelism; stacks:5; texture:179; exact:true
Below 25% HP:
Version:4.16; b:0.8667; anim1:2; g:0.2902; target:true; icon:inv_alchemy_elixir_05; bufftype:8; texture:23; threshold:25; combat:true; torsion:0.85
Theralion's Mirror proc:
Darkmoon Card: Volcano proc:
Version:4.16; icon:Spell_Arcane_Blink; buffname:Revelation; x:-586; owntex:true; isResting:0; size:0.15; y:392; texmode:2; timer.a:0.9; timer.h:1.38; timer.enabled:true; timer.cents:false; timer.y:391; timer.x:-549; timer.Transparent:true
Version:4.16; icon:Spell_Lightning_LightningBolt01; buffname:Volcanic Destruction; x:-586; owntex:true; exact:true; size:0.14; y:350; timer.a:0.75; timer.h:1.31; timer.enabled:true; timer.cents:false; timer.y:351; timer.x:-549
Cloak enchant proc (tailoring):
Version:4.16; icon:Spell_Arcane_PrismaticCloak; buffname:Lightweave; x:-586; owntex:true; exact:true; size:0.15; y:303; timer.a:0.9; timer.h:1.31; timer.enabled:true; timer.cents:false; timer.y:304; timer.x:-549
Version:4.16; icon:Ability_Paladin_SacredCleansing; buffname:Power Torrent; x:-586; owntex:true; size:0.15; y:258; timer.a:0.9; timer.h:1.31; timer.enabled:true; timer.cents:false; timer.y:260; timer.x:-549
This guide will get improved and continued. Feel free to discuss everything in this thread. I will be happy to answer your questions. Also, I will try to remember to screenshot some DPS records. Thank you for reading. :)