I wanted to make a thread where we can throw around some random ideas for shadow priest, regardless of how viable or logistically plausible it would be. So here's a few of mine.
Would've liked to see the level 75 talents baked passively into shadow priest. This tier of talents is something of an annoyance to me as 99% of the time it's a no-brainer. The only time in my opinion you would take Power infusion over twist of fate is if the fight for some reason would demand you push the boss past phase 1 really quickly. The extra damage in the execute phase is just more important. Shadowy insight is a talent I would've like to see perform better but the miserably low proc chance just makes it underwhelming and non-viable unless you could keep sPain up on so many targets that the logistics behind it would just be a major annoyance, besides Auspicious Spirits pretty much does the same job as Shadowy Insight except better. If they made this tier of talents just baseline it would give spriests something they need, a proper baseline DPS CD (go away noodlefiend), as well as open up the possibility for something more interesting in their stead.
What I would've liked to see instead is maybe a tier of talent that modify our raid utility a bit more, possibly modifying spells like Vampiric Embrace in some fashion making it a bit more exciting to use.
I would also liked to see Power Word: Shield maybe reworked into it's own thing for shadow priests. Outside of Dispersion and glyphed Fade shadow priests don't really have any defensive CDs. Dispersion almost just being a mobile Ice Block without the immunity baked in and glyphed Fade being a bit underwhelming. Maybe call it something like Shadow Barrier, increase the amount of absorb it does and increase the CD somewhat making it only usable on yourself. This would give spriests a bit more options on the defensive side which I think would be welcome while still keeping it more thematically fitting the priest instead of just a generic damage reduction CD.
That's just some of the ideas I have on the top of my head. Would be fun to hear what you guys think, maybe give some feedback criticism and maybe also come with some ideas of your own.