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Shadow Priest PvP Guide - 8.2.5
Welcome to this World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth Guide for Shadow Priests looking to optimize their character in end-game PvP, such as Arenas and Rated Battlegrounds. We take an alternative approach to standard character optimization class guides as we use purely leaderboard statistics to make recommendations.
While this guide looks like a standard class guide, it is actually automatically generated using statistics we've created using the Official Battle.net WoW API, specifically the PvP Leaderboards. The guide recommendations are based on final polished statistics from the best Shadow Priests. Due to that, our guides are able to show what stats, talents etc. are proving to be most successful in competitive PvP. We update the data daily to keep these guides current.
Browsing through this guide couldn't be easier. Below are the guides available, and remember you can always use the tabs above to navigate through them.
- Stat Priority
Optimized Stat Priority and Stat Summaries.
- Gems & Enchants
Optimized Gems and Enchants.
- Main Talent Build
Max-performing Talent Build and information on talents.
- PvP Statistics
Extra analytical charts from excess leaderboard statistics.
- PvE Guide
We also provide this PvE guide for Shadow Priests, based on heavy research, play-testing, and SimulationCraft results.
If you're interested in seeing how Shadow Priest stacks up against other specs, be sure to check out our spec rankings: