I've studied the compilation of all dps done on Patchwerk as well as other bosses. There is not a SINGLE dps report that has the shadowpriest in the top 10. Not with the new patch. Not with the changes. Not with anything. Shadowpriest dps sucks. it's across multiple raids. It's independnt of player skill.
I would like to see an official blue statement from Blizzard categorically stating that it is even POSSIBLE for a shadowpriest to be in the top 10 let alone top 5 of dps on a equally skilled and equally geared raid.
I am the GM of a sunwell clearing guild and played a shadowpriest in TBC and I see no reason WHATSOEVER to bring a shadowpriest to raid. I will be forced to switch to holy for the expansion. We have a druid that's decided to go moonkin and with his aura + innervate + combat rez + the 3% hit buff AND MORE DMG on top of that than a shadowpriest, why the hell would I put one in the raid. Their last gimmick (VE heal) has also been taken away.
Basically my premise is that if you have a boomkin druid (which you should as they rock) adding ANY dps class/spec in place of your shadowpriest will make the raid group stronger with both increased utility as well as dps. ANY class/spec. Shadowpriests are the bottom of the barrel. It's what you will force your healing priests to play if the boomkin can't make a raid. That's about it.
It's too late to make game changes now. Shadowpriests are dead. RIP. Farewell to the TBC glory days.
Ghostcrawler2008-10-28 09:06:45Re: Shadowpriests have no role in raiding! Pr
VT does a lot of damage, but that's the juice we gave Shadow to be able to compete on the damage meters. We don't think it's a problem, at least for now.
.:There is not a SINGLE dps report that has the shadowpriest in the top 10.:.2008-10-29 12:24:28Re: Shadowpriests have no role in raiding! Pr
There were two problems with linking Replenishment to VT.
1) We wanted Replenishment to have a duration of 15 sec. VT has the same duration, but with a cast time so it would be hard to keep the two in sync. You'd either clip VT or have down time on Replenishment.
2) Having Replenishment work on VT ticks would be awkward. You'd have the same problem of not wanting to renew it too early and lose ticks or too late and miss ticks.
Mind Blast is simple. Cast it and Replenishement procs.
Am i missing something in the translation here? I must have cause I cant help but feel that the OP has a point and GC is missing it? My english not that gud so it is possible i missed something, anythoughts?