7. What is a spell priority system, and how does it apply to Shadow Priests?
ZOMG I JUST NEED TO KNOW WHAT ROTATION TO USE.
Sorry, it doesn't quite work like that. Shadow priests may have specific combinations they like to cast (such as MB -> MF -> MF -> MB) but they are part of a general priority system. This priority system is a way to determine what spell to cast next. It is a method to juggle essentially four cooldowns (MB, SW
, VT, SW:P).
The spell priority that is generally accepted is...
This means you always maintain VT, and then always maintain SW:P. If both of these are ticking, use MB if it's up, and then SW
. Only MF if all four other spells are on cooldowns.
NOTE: This is a maximum DPS priority list. At lower gear levels, it is common to simply use...