Shadow Priest DPS Guide

Level 110, Patch 7.3.5

Shadow Priest PvE Stat Priority - 7.3.5

The below Stat Priority recommendation is based on a mix of SimulationCraft, spreadsheets, in-game testing and through collaboration with other players. Understanding the priority will help you make decisions on which gear to use and how to optimize it, helping improve your overall DPS performance.

Stat Priority

Haste > Crit > Mastery > Versatility > Intellect

Stat Summaries


Haste increases attack and spell casting speed, adds additional damage and healing to DoTsA spell or ability that does damage over time. and HoTsA spell or ability that heals over time., and reduces the GCDA universal cooldown activated by most abilities..


Critical Strike increase the chance for your spells and attacks to critically hit for additional damage and healing.


Mastery provides a passive bonus to your character based on your specialization. Mastery Madness increases the damage done by Shadow Word Pain, Vampiric Touch, and Void Bolt.


Versatility increases your damage, healing, and absorption done and decreases damage received.


Intellect increases the damage and healing done by your spells.

Stat Weights

Haste [9.07] > Crit [7.57] > Mastery [6.07] > Versatility [4.57] > Intellect [3.07]

Pawn String

( Pawn: v1: "PvE-Priest-Shadow-Noxxic": Class=Priest, Spec=3, CritRating=7.57, MasteryRating=6.07, HasteRating=9.07, Intellect=3.07, Versatility=4.57)