We're pretty much the worst choice, a Mistweaver would probably be a better call than us ^^
idk with levitate the belts weren't that bad on heroic, don't get me wrong I'm glad I'm never doing them again since the hunters/monks do them for us, but it was't too bad since the only movement you did was to keep in range of the weap.
Ive a few total noob questions that havent been answered in the (by now quite outdated) guide.
1.) What glyphs would you guys suggest nowadays? Atm im running PW:S, FM and VE. Is the SW glyph worth it for increased dps or is it mostly a pvp thing?
2.) Is Mind Spike actually useful or am i missing something? Afaik i dont exactly want to get rid of all my dots so whats the point of that spell?
3.) I assume that im only supposed to cast DP with 3 orbs present? How does it interact with Solace when i use DP with less than 3 orbs... i mean, i do get more mind flay casts in. Does it increase or decrease dmg?
Thats about it. Sorry for my ignorance and thanks in advance for your help!
That's on the tooltip...
Thanks for your answers
Yea,.. i guess i could've worded that one differently."Casting Mind Flay while your target is affected by your Devouring Plague causes your Mind Flay to deal 33% additional damage per orb consumed by Devouring Plague."
That's on the tooltip...
My thinking is as follows:
1.) cast DP with 3 orbs:
- pro: DP does 3x damage
- con: takes alot longer to get to 3 orbs
2.) cast DP with 1 orb and the Solace and Insanity talent:
- pro: DP is up more often which allows to cast more buffed Mind Flays aswell
- con: less DP and Mind Flay damage
Now that i've typed that one out i suppose that it would be pretty equal, right?
This is my first priest so please excuse those brainfarts :P
Last edited by Aranes; 2014-05-11 at 04:23 AM.
The only instance where using DP with 2 orbs is useful is if you start a fight with 0 orbs. You pop DP with 2orbs so you can have all your proccs affect DP + insanity since they've generally fallen off if you have to waith for a 3rd Mind Blast.
Well, thats why i asked
Thanks a lot for the clarification!
hey guys, i just have a quick question.
whats the most effective way to off heal currently?
i know most don't really have to do it at current gear levels, but I'm going to be playing shadow on my very under geared alt, in my guilds very undergeared alt run lol.
Vampiric Embrace, T90 (Divine Star is incredibly strong if the raid is stacked) and Prayer of Mending. Anything else would negatively affect your dps by a fair amount. If you really need it, there's always Flash/Binding Heal lol
thanks guys lol, good to know its the 3 spells i assumed it to be.
I'm looking for some advice regarding shadow! I am an utterly terrible DPS player - doing it makes me panicky and stresses me out (and I barely scraped through Brawler's Guild to rank 8 on the fights where I needed to play shadow...) but since I am in a period of illness with a bit more time on my hands I thought I might try it again. That, and I've received quite a few nice pieces of gear that our DPS didn't need.
First off, thank you for the awesome guide regarding stats and priorities by the way. One thing I would really like though is UI suggestions! I've only ever really healed (aside from a brief moment of flirting with tanking a couple of expansions ago) and so my UI is very very healing centric. What sort of addons (aside from WeakAuras which I am aware I should be using) might be worth picking up for DPSing? This includes things such as better name plates and things to help me track DoTs over different adds. Preferably ones that are built such that even a novice shadow priest wouldn't be overwhelmed by them or mess things up.