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WoW TBC Classic Shadow Resist Gear Guide

Welcome back to another WoW TBC Classic guide; today, we will go over all the reasons you need WoW TBC Classic Shadow resistance gear; and how to obtain it.
First things first, if you are having trouble getting any of this gear, there are alternative ways to get it; for instance, check out our store here for great deals on some of the most prolific gear you need to pass the raid checks. Without further ado, let’s get into the guide.

What is WoW TBC Classic Shadow Resistance Gear?

Shadow resistance gear is equipment for your character that negates shadow damage received from attacks/spells. Shadow resistance may also come through consumables, priest buffs, and other methods we will discuss throughout this guide.

Why You Need Shadow Resistance Gear in TBC Classic

You will commit to using Shadow Resistance gear because of some of the bosses in TBC (The Black Citadel), and the only way to progress through this raid smoothly is by following this gear guide. Also, it makes fighting Warlocks and Shadow priests quite funny since many of their spells are shadow damage related.

The main reason you want Shadow Resistance gear is for the boss - Mother Shahraz. During the fight, Mother Shahraz will cast Shadow Attraction which will periodically injure members of the raid with Shadow Damage. You needed to counter Mother Shahraz’s Shadow Attraction in previous patches with a minimum of 365 shadow resistance.

However, since the nerf to Mother Shahraz in TBC, the adequate shadow resistance required is now 174. We understand that shadow resistance gear may be pretty poor for other stats; however, we will put together the best items to get you 174 shadow resistance while keeping DPS high.

The Various Ways of Obtaining WoW TBC Classic Shadow Resistance Gear


Many players unfamiliar with the genre may not know that players may cast spells on targeted Allies to increase resistance and damage output; this is true for Shadow Resistance as well. Most notably, the Priest class can cast a Shadow Resistance Prayer, which increases Shadow Resistance for 20 mins. Get the Shadow Resistance Prayer Level II if you’re the Priest or have a Priest in your raid.

A few more buffs increase Shadow Resistance, like the Mark of the Wild from the Druid class and Blessing of Kings from the Paladin class. The Shadow Resistance from Mark of the Wild and Blessing of Kings is not as strong but still influences Shadow Resistances so remember to have that buff cast on you while in TBC.

Potions and Consumables

For some players, running no resistance runs is a way of life, but even those players recognize the shadow damage caused by Mother Shahraz’s Shadow attraction. To counter this ability with no resistances, players often will use consumables, and the most notable one is “Major Shadow Protection Potion,” which absorbs upwards of 2000 shadow damage over 2 mins.

Players can use the Cauldron of Major Shadow Protection, allowing all raid members to take at least one Shadow Protection Potion from the cauldron. We recommend at least bringing a few of these into the fight against Mother Shahraz, and other boss pulls. We have a TBC Classic profession guide to help you rush to the max level with professions to help you craft the items necessary to beat these bosses.

Shadow Resistance Gear - Minimum Gear Requirement

Previously, we said that you need 174 shadow resistance to have adequate protection against many of the bosses. To achieve this score of 174 Shadow Resistance, you will need to craft specialized gear that enhances it. All professions that involve crafting gear can benefit from making Shadow Resistance gear; the recipes can be obtained by visiting Okuno in the Black Citadel. You need a minimum friendly reputation with Ashtongue Deathsworn to purchase these designs. These are the items you can expect to craft:

●Night's End: +30 Stamina - +40 Shadow Resistance.

● Soulguard Leggings (Cloth) - 191 Armor, +54 Stamina, +72 Shadow Resistance
● Redeemed Soul Legguards (Leather) - 359 Armor, +54 Stamina, +72 Shadow Resistance
● Greaves of Shackled Souls (Mail) - 799 Armor, +54 Stamina, +72 Shadow Resistance
● Shadesteel Greaves (Plate) - 1428 Armor, +54 Stamina, +72 Shadow Resistance

Waist (Belt)
● Soulguard Girdle (Cloth) - +40 Stamina, +54 Shadow Resistance
● Redeemed Soul Cinch (Leather) - +40 Stamina, +54 Shadow Resistance
● Waistguard of Shackled Souls (Mail) - +40 Stamina, +54 Shadow Resistance
● Shadesteel Girdle (Plate) - +40 Stamina, +54 Shadow Resistance

● Soulguard Bracers (Cloth) - +30 Stamina, +40 Shadow Resistance
● Redeemed Soul Wristguards (Leather) - +30 Stamina, +40 Shadow Resistance
● Bracers of Shackled Souls (Mail) - +30 Stamina, +40 Shadow Resistance
● Shadesteel Bracers (Plate) - +30 Stamina, +40 Shadow Resistance

● Soulguard Slippers (Cloth) - +40 Stamina, +54 Shadow Resistance
● Redeemed Soul Moccasins (Leather) - +40 Stamina, +54 Shadow Resistance
● Boots of Shackled Souls (Mail) - +40 Stamina, +54 Shadow Resistance
● Shadesteel Sabots (Plate) - +40 Stamina, +54 Shadow Resistance

● Medallion of Karabor - This item is not crafted but is necessary to enter TBC. This item provides a meager but valuable amount of Shadow Resistance to assist in the boss fights.

Enchants and Jewels
● Enchant Cloak - Greater Shadow Resistance
● Enchant Cloak - Lesser Shadow Resistance
● Shadow Guard - Equip on any piece of gear to gain 10 Shadow Resistance
● Glyph of Shadow Warding - Can be equipped to a head slot to increase Shadow Resistance by 20
● Shadow Armor Kit - Increases Shadow Resistance by 8 when applied to chest, legs, or shoes
● Inscription of Endurance - Increases Shadow Resistance by 7 when applied to a shoulder piece

Recommended Gear - Summary

As previously discussed, you only need 174 Shadow Resistance; we recommend keeping at least two pieces of crafted gear (Legs and Feet or any other combination) in your bag. While dealing with any specific bosses in the Raid, you may swap out your Best in slot items with those combinations to allow for more effortless raiding tactics. If you’re struggling to get any enhancements, check out our other guides for help. If you don’t wish to craft and enhance your gear, check out our TBC Classic store for really great deals on gear. As always, happy raiding!