Hey peeps... This might already have been asked a lot of times but i couldnt find it anywere but sorry if i missed it!
I play shadow priest and started wondering what the best proffessions would be for me? Dont say mining, skinning or herbing since i dont need money... I just want to know THE best proffessions for me as a raider? The ones that benefit my dps best
If you're truly min/maxing everything, BS'ing with JC'ing is currently the best. JC'ing lets to skip out on using blue sockets for getting your meta while still getting socket bonuses, and BS'ing scales the best (when epic gems are released, it will increase in power while every other profession will stay the same).
But if you don't want to lose your sanity blowing 20k gold on skillups, any of the other production professions but tailoring and engineering are good. My personal choice would be jc/alchemy most likely.
EDIT: Yes, tailoring is crap right now. I'm not willing to blow all my gold skilling something else up though, so I'm holding out for a good BoP pattern in the future >.>
JC is ATM the BEST profesion. You get 3 extra power (32sp) gems, that are "all color" so no meta gem problems, and you get all the socketing bonuses you might have missed. In total it's about 60 spell power extra + minor bonuses as far as I can remember. It will probably be a little less godly when epic gems will come into play, but maybe JC only gems will upgrade too, who knows.
Ench will give you an extra 38 spell dmg from ring enchants, also nice.
BS will give you TWO extra sockets, uncolored. So thats ATM 38 spell power.
Inscription will give you hyper power shoulder enchants, so you dont need to grind Holdir rep <wink>, also about 37 spell power better then those, cant remember the numbers right now.
Alchemy wll give about the same bonus (37-39sp don't know the exact bonus) to flask spell power, also 4 hour furation, so it's a nice money saver.
Tailoring will give you almost free leg enchants, but since you don't need money this should not be something too important, and lvling tailoring cost a lot more then you will ever spend on these anyway. The cloak enchants are crap IMHO, the 23 haste enchant is better.
In gerneral they all give the same amount of spell power, only JC is a LOT better ATM. And tailoring is crap TBH.
What knf said is absolutelly correct. Atm JC is overpowered and contributes around 20 spellpower more for a shadowpriest, in contrast to enchanting/inscription/LW because u dont have to use 2 x 8spellpower/7spirit gems to make your meta work. Also u might get some bonuses that a non JC sp will choose not to take by gemming pure 19 spellpower gems