This page needs help. Please link any gear that you come across that will be helpful for a Shadow Priest. Remember also to check out BC Caster DPS cloth and Enchantments by slot for more enchants and gear. The Rank is a strickly subjectiv matter, but is there as a guide to how good the gear is.Check out loot rank for a more up to date list.

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Rank Item Notes
3[The Sun King's Talisman]Tempest Keep - Kael'Thas
2[Loop of Cursed Bones]Zul'Aman - Zul'jin
1[Translucent Spellthread Necklace]Black Temple - Reliquary of Souls
1[Rittsyn's Lost Pendant]Karazhan - Trash


Rank Item Notes
6[Mantle of Ill Intent]Zul'Aman - Timed Chests
5[Blood-cursed Shoulderpads]Black Temple - Gurtogg Bloodboil
4[Illidari Shoulderpads]Serpentshrine Cavern - Morogrim Tidewalker
4[Mantle of Nimble Thought]Tailoring - Crafted
3[Wings of the Avatar]Tempest Keep - Void Reaver
2[Shoulderpads of Absolution]Black Temple - Mother Shahraz
2[Frozen Shadoweave Shoulders]Tailoring - Crafted
1[Hatefury Mantle]Hyjal - Anetheron
Enchants Notes
[Inscription of the Orb]Scryers - Exalted Reputation
[Zandalar Signet of Mojo]Zandalar Tribe - Exalted Reputation
[Greater Inscription of Discipline]Aldor - Exalted Reputation


Rank Item Notes
7[Ruby Drape of the Mysticant]Karazhan - Prince Malchezaar
6[Terokk's Wisdom]Terokk - Terokkar Forest
5[Cloak of the Black Void]Tailoring - Crafted
5[Shadow-Cloak of Dalaran]Karazhan - Moroes
4[Ancient Spellcloak of the Highborne]Doom Lord Kazzak - World Boss
4[Shadowcaster's Drape]Zul'Aman - Timed Chests
3[Royal Cloak of the Sunstriders]Tempest Keep - Kael'Thas
2[Cloak of the Illidari Council]Black Temple - Illidari Council
2[Illidari Cloak] of Shadow Wrath (+47 Shadow Damage)Netherstorm - Chief Engineer Lorthander
1[Nethervoid Cloak]Black Temple, Hyjal - Trash
Enchants Notes
[Enchant Cloak - Subtlety]Enchanting 300
[Enchant Cloak - Spell Penetration]Enchanting 325


Rank Item Notes
5[Robes of Rhonin]Hyjal - Archimonde
4[Shroud of the Avatar]Tempest Keep - Kael'Thas
3[Frozen Shadoweave Robe]Tailoring - Crafted
2[Vestments of the Sea-Witch]Serpentshrine Cavern - Lady Vashj
1[Shroud of Absolution]Black Temple - Illidan Stormrage
Enchants Notes
[Enchant Chest - Restore Mana Prime]Enchanting 300
[Enchant Chest - Exceptional Health]Enchanting 315
[Enchant Chest - Major Spirit]Enchanting 320
[Enchant Chest - Exceptional Stats]Enchanting 345


Rank Item Notes
4[Bracers of Havok]Tailoring - Crafted
4[Runed Spell-cuffs]35 Badge of Justice
4[Vindicator's Silk Cuffs]Honor (11,794 Honor Points & 20 AB marks)
4[Focused Mana Bindings]Black Temple - Shade of Akama
3[Fury of the Ursine]Zul'Aman - Nalorakk
3[Illidari Bindings] of Shadow WrathShadowmoon Valley - Ambassador Jerrikar
2[Bracers of Nimble Thought]Tailoring - Crafted
1[Cuffs of Devastation]Hyjal - Rage Winterchill
1[Ravager's Cuffs] of Shadow WrathKarazhan - Rokad the Ravager
Enchants Notes
[Enchant Bracer - Spellpower]Enchanting 360


Rank Item Notes
5[Handguards of the Avatar]Serpentshrine Cavern - Leotheras the Blind
4[Anger-Spark Gloves]Doomwalker - World Boss
3[Handguards of Absolution]Hyjal - Azgalor
3[Handwraps of Flowing Thought]Karazhan - Attumen the Huntsman
2[Soul-Eater's Handwraps]Magtheridon's Lair - Magtheridon
1[Studious Wraps]60 Badge of Justice
Enchants Notes
[Enchant Gloves - Shadow Power]Enchanting 300
[Enchant Gloves - Major Spellpower]Enchanting 360


Rank Item Notes
7[Girdle of Ruination]Tailoring - Crafted
6[Belt of Divine Inspiration]Gruul's Lair - High King Maulgar
5[Lurker's Cord] of Shadow WrathKarazhan - Hyakiss the Lurker
4[Waistwrap of Infinity]Black Temple - Supremus
3[Cord of Screaming Terrors]Serpentshrine Cavern - The Lurker Below
2[Belt of Blasting]Tailoring - Crafted
1[Anetheron's Noose]Hyjal - Anetheron


Rank Item Notes
6[Leggings of Absolution]Black Temple - Illidari Council
5[Spellstrike Pants]Tailoring - Crafted
5[Trial-Fire Trousers]Karazhan - Opera Event
4[Leggings of the Seventh Circle]Doom Lord Kazzak - World Boss
3[Trousers of the Astromancer]Tempest Keep - High Astromancer Solarian
2[Leggings of Devastation]Black Temple - Mother Shahraz
1[Leggings of Channeled Elements]Hyjal - Kaz'rogal
Enchants Notes
[Mystic Spellthread]Tailoring - Scryers Honored Reputation
[Runic Spellthread]Tailoring - Scryers Exalted Reputation


Rank Item Notes
6[Blue Suede Shoes]Hyjal - Kaz'rogal
5[Boots of the Shifting Nightmare]Serpentshrine Cavern - Hydross the Unstable
4[Footpads of Madness]Zul'Aman - Jan'alai
3[Glider's Foot-Wraps] of Shadow WrathKarazhan - Shadikith the Glider
2[Slippers of the Seacaller]Black Temple - High Warlord Naj'entus
1[Frozen Shadoweave Boots]Tailoring - Crafted
Enchants Notes
[Enchant Boots - Spirit]Enchanting 275
[Enchant Boots - Vitality]Enchanting 305
[Enchant Boots - Fortitude]Enchanting 320
[Magister's Armor Kit]Leatherworking 325
[Enchant Boots - Boar's Speed]Enchanting 360


Rank Item Notes
8[Ring of Recurrence]Karazhan - Chess Event
8[The Horseman's Signet Ring]The Headless Horseman - Scarlet Monastery (Hallow's End)
8[Cobalt Band of Tyrigosa]Mana-Tombs Heroic - Nexus-Prince Shaffar
8[Seer's Signet]Scryers - Exalted Reputation
8[Band of the Inevitable]Naxxramas - Noth
8[Corruptor's Signet]Shartuul - Darkrune Event
7[Band of Eternity]Scale of the Sands - Honored Reputation
7[Ring of the Fallen God]Temple of Ahn'Qiraj - C'thun
7[Band of Al'ar]Tempest Keep - Al'ar
6[Band of Eternity]Scale of the Sands - Exalted Reputation
5[Ring of Endless Coils]Serpentshrine Cavern - Lady Vashj
5[Signet of Ancient Magics]Zul'Aman - Akil'zon
4[Ring of Captured Storms]Black Temple - High Warlord Naj'entus
3[Mana Attuned Band]Zul'Aman - Timed Chests
2[Ring of Ancient Knowledge]Black Temple - Trash
1[Band of the Eternal Sage]The Scale of the Sands - Exalted Reputation
Enchants Notes
[Enchant Ring - Spellpower]Enchanting 360, only available to the enchanters themselves


Item Notes
[Quagmirran's Eye]Slave Pens heroic - Quagmirran
[The Restrained Essence of Sapphiron]Naxxramas - Sapphiron
[Eye of Magtheridon]Magtheridon's Lair - Magtheridon
[Ashtongue Talisman of Acumen]Ashtongue Deathsworn - Exalted Reputation
[Icon of the Silver Crescent]41 Badge of Justice
[The Skull of Gul'dan]Black Temple - Illidan
[Darkmoon Card: Crusade]Ace thrue Eight of Blessings
[Hex Shrunken Head]Zul'Aman - Hex Lord Malacrass


Rank Item Notes
11[Gavel of Unearthed Secrets]Lower City - Reputation Exalted
10[Eternium Runed Blade]Blacksmithing - Crafted
9[The Nexus Key] *Tempest Keep - Kael'Thas
8[Gladiator's Gavel] or spellblade25,200 Honor Points & 20 EotS marks
7[Nathrezim Mindblade]Karazhan - Prince Malchezaar
7[Amani Divining Staff] *Zul'Aman - Timed Chests
6[Amani Punisher]Zul'Aman - Akil'zon
5[Wub's Cursed Hexblade]Zul'Aman - Jan'alai
5[Talon of the Tempest]Doomwalker - World Boss
4[Merciless Gladiator's Gavel] or spellblade2739 Arena Points
3[Hammer of Judgement]Hyjal - Trash
3[The Maelstrom's Fury]Black Temple - High Warlord Naj'entus
2[Zhar'doom, Greatstaff of the Devourer] *Black Temple - Illidan Stormrage
1[Vengeful Gladiator's Gavel] or spellblade3150 Arena Points & 1850 Personal Rating

(*) Two-handers are compared to one-handers grouped with [Orb of the Soul-Eater].

Enchants Notes
[Enchant Weapon - Major Spellpower]Enchanting 350
[Enchant Weapon - Soulfrost]Enchanting 375


Rank Item Notes
3[Blind-Seers Icon]Black Temple - Shade of Akama
2[Chronicle of Dark Secrets]Hyjal - Rage Winterchill
2[Fetish of the Primal Gods]35 Badge of Justice
1[Orb of the Soul-Eater]25 Badge of Justice


Rank Item Notes
3[The Black Stalk]Underbog Heroic - The Black Stalker
2[Flawless Wand] of Shadow WrathWorld Drop
2[Illidari Rod of Discipline]Quest:Subdue the Subduer - Quest Reward
2[Wand of Prismatic Focus]Black Temple - Gurtogg Bloodboil
2[Wand of the Forgotten Star]Tempest Keep - High Astromancer Solarian
1[Carved Witch Doctor's Stick]25 Badge of Justice
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