Stat Priority (5.4.8)

Stats are the core of your character and how you choose to balance those stats will greatly impact the effectiveness of your Shadow Priest. Use this guide to select the stats that are the most important for your Priest and learn how to prioritize those stats to optimize your performance.

Stat Priority

Spell Hit (6%) > Intellect > Haste > Crit > Mastery

Stat Summaries

PvP Resilience and PvP PowerPatch 5.3 introduced major changes to PvP Resilience and PvP Power to reduce their effectiveness. In general, traditional secondary stats like Crit, Haste, and Mastery are now much more effective in PvP. Our stat priorities are based on the best available information, but we expect our recommendations to change as the PvP season progresses.

Spell Hit (6%) The Hit cap of 6% (2040 Rating) will eliminate the chance for any special ability to miss against other players. To check your Hit, open your character panel and then look under the Spell tab for “Hit Chance” and make sure it is at or just above 6%. Thanks to Spiritual Precision, any Spirit on your gear will contribute to your Hit rating.

Intellect Increases damage and healing dealt by all spells and slightly improves critical strike chance.

Haste Decreases cast times and increases DoT ticking speeds.

Crit Increases the chance for your attacks to critically hit for additional damage.

Mastery Mastery Shadowy Recall gives your DoTs a chance to deal damage twice with each tick.