Blizzard have made Priest really good at doing DPS (damage per second) in dungeons and raids now compared to other DPS class'. They have gotten many improvements, so now they do not join a run, because they can heal while making damage, but now also because they make great DPS. So this post, is for dicussing the art of Shadow done by a Priest. How can we top our DPS, control our aggro and mana well and when to use what? All that is going to be discussed here. So please post ideas you have gained while playing the Priest class, which glyphs, which spells, which talents?
I have looked alot on the Priest talent tree, and I have gotten to this one. I think its great, because it takes every damage and mana efficient talents and leaves PvP oriented talents. I havent take "Silence", because its a DPS tree.
I haven't taken "Improved Mind Blast" 5 times but 4, because I think 2 seconds lesser cooldown is enough for Mind Blast, which have 8 seconds normally. When you cast Mind Flay (3 sec cast) 2 times, you use 6 seconds, which is the cooldown of Mind Blast with the 4 talents points in "Improved Mind Blast", so the last 0,5 sec isn't needed.
I haven't take "Pain and Suffering" 3 times but 2, because I think that 66% chance on Mind Flay is enough to refresh Shadow Word: Pain. You hit 6 times with Mind Flay in the spellrotation, so there is still good chance to refresh Shadow Word: Pain.
Then I have added some points in Discipline, to get some spellpower, better buffs and mana regeneration.