Is it just me or is it funny that blizzard nerfed a class because they were 'almost op', it is more like they are doing preventive things to stop a class from being op. It seems to me that they are having to nerf every class because if they don't the other classes they have nerfed will be under them. I have zero problems with a shadow priest at their current placement right now, it is just silly.
Here is an example of usage. I found it out by myself (thinking nobody knew) but the more I researched the more I found out it was one of those unknown gems. Here for example, look at the date (2012/03!!).
You were able to use Void Shift on Void Tendrils (you cannot target your Void Tendrils unless you use macro), on Psyfiend, on Mindbender, on Shadowfiend, maybe on apparitions I never tried that. Now it only works on players so it is useless during soloing.
I used it during leveling, solo (e.g. w/rares) but also in PvP duel, BG, and raid (I didn't arena back then).
"When i am done with you, you won't trust your own mind."
Healing nerf- More than needed, shadow heals were far and away too powerful especially considering you have more on demand heals than other hybrids. There is also the pvp power buff which negates this a bit
phantasm - Don't cry its pretty minor
Root Hp - You are f__k___g joking if you think this did not need a nerf. Far far too much HP on the tendrils. If you're crying about this ur dead wrong.
DP - Dmg getting put back into the dot. This sort of nerf has happened to soooo many classes so dont even think about whinging.
Mind spike - Reduces a bit of the RNG and constant insant casting. Wow for once priests might have to cast a few things, that's a shame that is.
Dispersion - I dont agree with this nerf. Not really needed with all the other changes imo.
Insanity - Irrelevant at this point just choose something else till it gets reworked properly like alot of other classes have to do. Not worthy of a cry.
If you're a shadow priest who did not expect these sort of changes ur a n00b. All of them are needed except the dispersion change.
Other classes have had "some" damage put into a DoT and retained up front burst, this gives us ZERO up front burst and can be dispelled before any damage is done.
Might have to cast a few things?! Are you kidding?! We already cast way more than most other casters save for maybe Elemental. Considering Shadow has almost zero mobility, this nerf is huge.
Love all the cap-heroes fighting at 1200 rating coming in here and talking like they know everything. Very entertaining!
I personally don't like Shadow for that reason, I wanna mongoloid by myself sometimes and as a UH DK I definitely can.
Last edited by Senathor; 2013-02-04 at 02:44 PM.
They should also remove "mass dispel"
I actually agree with the phantasm nerf. When that was added it was really out of nowhere, and it's clearly dominant compared to the other talents. We are much more likely to see body and soul sometimes now, for instance.
I'm not sure I agree that shadow needs nerfs in general. And I definitely think that they just absolutely shotgunned the spec with nerfs- my assumption is that the coming "numbers patch" will up shadow's sustained pve damage single target and ALSO up their pvp damage. But, I'm not sure that will help. This really looks like a case of overnerfing. I also think that putting dispersion on the shadow school will really hurt- shadow simply HAS to cast, a goal Blizzard has had for all casters for awhile. But I think it's obvious that most aren't really there.
Once we see the numbers fix, we can then make some assessments. Right now it looks bad. If there IS no numbers fix for shadow, then it IS bad- real bad.