Hi, this is my first post on the forums, I have a lvl 52 priest I am leveling up for the expansion, and wondered what you guys thought about this idea? Not having played a level 70 priest myself, but doing bgs with my buddy who plays disc, I wondered if priests really need the removal of movement impairing effects for fade that they are proposing from improved shadow form?
Why not make improved shadowform give shadowform a movement speed increase similar to what ret paladins and assassination rogues? Improved movement speed along with mind flay would give shadow priests the ability to kite melee. (maybe they would have to lower the mind flay movement reduction to 35% instead of 50%)
If this idea wouldn't work, why not make improved shadow form cause fade to temporarily increase movement speed or be more like an evasion? (Fade causes you to now fade into the shadows reducing all damage by a certain percent, or reduces the chance to be hit, similar to the NE priest racial Elune's Grace?)
Another idea would be to change dispersion. Possible options:
1)Lower the cooldown, but also lower the damage reduction. (1 min, 50% damage reduction)
2)Allow you to still cast spells during dispersion.
Another idea would be that improved shadowform causes shadowform to have a negative aura that is either similar to retribution aura or a pulsing AoE damage.
I'm not suggesting the implementation of all of these things, but I think shadow priests need a little more survivability options when power word: shield and inner fire can be removed with purge and arcane shot (I haven't read up on this, maybe they are making them less likely to be dispelled like the warlock and mage magical armor?), leaving us naked and defenseless, especially when physic scream has a 26 second cooldown.
And lastly, give shadowpriests a vampire bat flight form!