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spec score is not a good indication for how good a spec is on a given fight. It has problems when a class has several good specs so not all specs have a good representation on all fights.
If you want to know what priests are complaining about, go to any of the single target fights, I would sugest you have a look at Juggernaut, Malkorok or Thok.
Under Data set, choose "All parces" and then under Measure choose "95:th Percentile".
That is a depressing image if you play a priest. It shows the top parces of all specs and has the advantage of comparing the top 5% shadowpriests to the top 5% of any other spec. Feel free to change the percentage if you like a broader range.
If you look at top 100 parces you would be comparing the top 3.3% shadowpriests to the top 1/3 of sub rogues. That was just an example from Malkorok. Not all specs have equal reprecentation.
Someone makes an obvious troll post, people post redundant and false specc scores ... yep time to close this thread!
OP's fun will end at 82-83 when scaling gets normalized better. All specs are broken in some way at low levels such as Balance Druid's Starsurge which at 74 crits for 16-17k while I have 14k health and mobs around 10k.
As long as your happy go with it. Just remember when you are 90 you won't likely compete with pure dps classes, that being said appreciate the utility a of hybrid class and what it brings to a group and enjoy yourself.
Yeah shadow in random Bg's is awesome just dot everyone up cascade watch the procs flood in xD some times if you get lucky you get like 5-6 instant casts in a row. Remember how op we was at the starts of the expasnsion life swapping pet,the fade LOS talent and insane self heals xD think I'm going to stick to my priest for WoD But I have to wonder with the 5orbs if they will nerf devouring plague because stacking up five orbs pop trinket's cd's devouring plague mind blast then devouring plague again is going to be painful. unless the level 100 talents shake up how you spend the orbs
Yes we are not the best on single target, pretty nice on multi targets and we are abit gear dependent. I dont pvp but i heard its pretty awfull....But if you play the spec to the best and do decent dps, who cares? You not that bad that u cant raid. Top tier heroic raiding maybe (altho im pretty sure they use shadow priests too), but everything is killed already. If you only care about meters, then yes u shouldn´t play and might aswell roll a warlock. But shadow priest is fun to play, brings nice healing, and nice to learn and get better. I´d say if u enjoy it at lvl 90 aswell, go for it
Single target? You bench shadow.
Multidot? Warlock can do it better, arcane mage, and moonkin can do it better with less effort. And they can also do better single target.
Cleave? Moonkin and certain other high single target classes can't do it but that is OK: you just stack a few destro locks and frost mages for the cleave. No need for a shadow.
Utility? FD does same as SG and hunters got buffed.
Off healing? Ele does it better CD-wise. Divine Star is OP on a few fights tho.
Life Grip? Resto druid can Symbiosis the Disc priest (which you should have).
Mass Dispel? OK, that is a utility we are best at ('cept we're not since healers cast it quicker...) since our mana doesn't matter while the mana of the Disc priest does but on the fights where its used (Immerseus, Protectors, Thok) I don't really think healers have huge mana issues.
Counting it all up no matter the difficulty you're raiding at a shadow brings very little to the raid team.
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@SylentsWoW It'll be on the WoW community site. Shadow has some noteworthy changes coming, which you'll hear about when beta starts.
Can't wait to see what this all means!
Unfortunately, Shadow Priest is easily the worst single target spec on average right now.
But luckily a new expansion is on the rise and things will change a lot.
Hope to see some big changes for the class.
Who cares about single target. We are a multi dottting class. You should stop complaining about our shitty single target when every tier, there's like 1 or 2 single target fights and the rest are council/multi dot. You should be more upset that one of our niches is the worst multi dotting class in the game. That's what you should be complaining about.
Surely they can make us better at both, it's not unreasonable.