They cut the dmg in a third for a 1 orb rotatio. So instead of doing 100% dmg with three dots you now do 33%. Which means If you previously had a 1 orb rotation, for 3 orbs each being cast once so over the duration of 32 seconds. A 1 orb then mf:I till DP wears off then repeat 3 times it was 100% dmg. Now doing the same rotation it does 33% dmg. You only get the 100% increased dmg for three orbs, or a third of the time previously. It's a huge dps Nerf to the ability. I understand where they are going with it, numbers just need to be tuned.
Either way... Can we afford to lose FDCL? truly i dont think so.
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Last edited by Funkthepunk; 2013-01-31 at 11:41 AM.
fade was shadows small chance to get a break from melee on them, in its current form if you fade they just need to hit their stun button. If you havent played in 3 months you're not aware that all non god comp shadow comps, melee ride the shadow all game. GCDs get spent on healing as shadows dmg is reduced FAR lower than the melee training the shadow.
The spec is gimped, kills are solely reliant on RNG procs. If you havent played in 3 months this is obviously something you've forgotten. its not VT/SWP/MF or even casted mind blast killing people. its devouring plagues dmg combined with MSx2+MB not even casted.
Obviously ive painted a dim picture I'm well aware as you mentioned that shadows strong points besides the rng burst were ofc the ability to heal through. other classes dont heal through they use their surperior peels to reduce the dmg.
First they say they don't want to change too much so that players have to relearn their class in the middle of an expansion and they don't want to 'annoy' players with too many changes. Today I come on MMO-Champion and see like 5 or 6 PvP nerfs lol.
I don't PvP so I don't care but those talent/glyph changes are just weird. What is the point of glyph of Mind Spike now? Just remove it all together then.
I think a one orb rotation would have felt very awkward. Happy that I don't have to look closer at it. (I'm not on PTR)They cut the dmg in a third for a 1 orb rotatio. So instead of doing 100% dmg with three dots you now do 33%. Which means If you previously had a 1 orb rotation, for 3 orbs each being cast once so over the duration of 32 seconds. A 1 orb then mf:I till DP wears off then repeat 3 times it was 100% dmg. Now doing the same rotation it does 33% dmg. You only get the 100% increased dmg for three orbs, or a third of the time previously. It's a huge dps Nerf to the ability. I understand where they are going with it, numbers just need to be tuned.
Okay then this might be getting borderline excessive. I agree our healing could of used that nerf, Dispersion although still a hard nerf isn't too devastating overall, and the mindspike glyph nerf a really devastating one I just kind of sighed at it and went "fine" they're other glyphs I can put in it's slot, though not as good. It's that Phantasm nerf on top of all this that has me concerned. I can think of 1 direct almost logical reason for it; "being immune to range isn't directly mobility related". However it was one of the very few ways to get our necessary free cast vs range. Oh well, all we can do is try it leave feedback and hope for the best.
I kind of question why they want to make the new insanity a passive like talent, now that they're scrapping the lol-able version. I think they should just make solace do shadowspell or shadowfrost damage and not give mana in shadow form, and turn power infusion into cata's archangel minus the ramp up, and they can rename THAT to "Insanity" for shadow's version. Though that's just my opinion on our insanity situation.
There is so many of you complaining that these nerfs weren't warranted and that we will be useless after this, yet we are currently by far the best caster in PvP. Whatever comp you are running with a caster, replace your caster with a shadow priest and it's going to be better.
Anyway, here's is my thoughts behind these nerfs.
Dispersion can't be used while locked, as long as you can still use this while blanketed, it will be fine. You shouldn't be getting locked if you think you're going to be needing it any time soon anyway.- probably to fall into place with divine shield/ice block.
Mind spike glyph nerf is pretty strange, but there are plenty of other amazing glyphs, inner fire is so good vs cleaves.
Fade was stupid. Let's face it, a 30sec CD 3sec duration untargetable from range was so overpowered, any class would love to have this, it's just way too strong.
The DP nerf is the one that is annoying, mainly because of how it can be dispelled by 3 healers and won't be anywhere near as good next patch, but when it crit it was over the top damage.
Anyway, for the people thinking priest will no longer be viable, you are so wrong in my opinion, we are by far the best right now, these will probably put us in line with other casters.