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    best wepons for a shadow priest?

    i cant really seem to find a very good 1handed wepon for a shadow priest that has 500+SP i know the healin one is Torch of Holy Fire ( http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40395 ) and the DPS one is The Turning Tide ( http://www.wowhead.com/?item=40396 ) but that is a sword and as well all knoew priests can hold swords. is thew best wep we can get only have 461 SP?

    if u find a good wepon plz link it. can be staff or can be 1hnd/ off hnd

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    Re: best wepons for a shadow priest?

    [item=40395] and [item=40408]

    Remember, hit is worth alot of points.

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    And Astral Planes to tide you over to the others. But yea, Torch is best.

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    Per www.shadowpriest.com utilising simulationcraft data.

    #1 Torch of Holy Fire – Kel'Thuzad (Naxx 25)
    661.93 = 520+49*0.19+48*0.56+105.74
    #2 Hammer of the Astral Plane – Kel'Thuzad (Naxx 10)
    618.08 = 461+42*0.61+44*0.19+31*0.56+105.74
    #3 Titansteel Guardian – BoE Blacksmithing
    613.43 = 490+29*0.61+105.74
    #4 The Impossible Dream – Loatheb (Naxx 25)
    607.23 = 461+42*0.61+44*0.19+31*0.21+105.74
    #5 Ice Spire Scepter – Malygos (Eye of Eternity 10)
    602.20 = 461+47*0.19+25*0.21+38*0.56+105.74
    #6 Deadly Gladiator's Spellblade
    595.54 = 461+36*0.61+36*0.19+105.74
    #7 The Soulblade – Kel'Thuzad (Naxx 10)
    583.92(617.52) = 461+44*0.19+42*0.21+30*1.12+105.74
    #8 Haunting Call – Random Drop (Naxx 25)
    579.36(629.76) = 461+41*0.19+23*0.21+45*1.12+105.74
    #9 Blade of Dormant Memories – Patchwerk (Naxx 10)
    560.48 = 408+40*0.61+38*0.19+27*0.56+105.74
    #10 Infection Repulser – Grobbulus (Naxx 10)
    547.45 = 408+37*0.19+40*0.667+105.74

    basically what this proves is even if you are under the hit cap the torch of holy fire is superior... hit is only worth 1.12 SP and the 60 extra SP on the torch is > 45 hit on the Haunting Call.

    You're better off getting ur hit elsewhere

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    Re: best wepons for a shadow priest?

    In theroy that's how it works, yes. But if you miss a 24 second duration on Devouring Plague, it's alot larger difference.

    #3 Titansteel Guardian – BoE Blacksmithing
    613.43 = 490+29*0.61+105.74
    The new rank in 3.0.8 would be

    #11 Titansteel Guardian – BoE Blacksmithing
    560.43 = 437+29*0.61+105.74


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nezoia
    In theroy that's how it works, yes. But if you miss a 24 second duration on Devouring Plague, it's alot larger difference.
    The new rank in 3.0.8 would be

    #11 Titansteel Guardian – BoE Blacksmithing
    560.43 = 437+29*0.61+105.74

    isn't it getting changed to 457?

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    Re: best wepons for a shadow priest?

    Right, double checked the sources and it was 457, not 37.

    Then it's:

    #8 Titansteel Guardian – BoE Blacksmithing
    580.43 = 457+29*0.61+105.74

    Still a large drop

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    Re: best wepons for a shadow priest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nezoia
    In theroy that's how it works, yes. But if you miss a 24 second duration on Devouring Plague, it's alot larger difference.
    The new rank in 3.0.8 would be

    #11 Titansteel Guardian – BoE Blacksmithing
    560.43 = 437+29*0.61+105.74

    its long term dps, not specific dps... the one time you dont hit with DP you lose a lot... but the next time you dotn miss any spells at all... its the law of averages.

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    Re: best wepons for a shadow priest?

    The law of averages don't apply the a game that uses PRNG to calculate if a spell hit or not.

    It might be average over 20 bosses, but that still means you might do 1% less dps, and wipe at 1%, which was your hit caps fault

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nezoia
    It might be average over 20 bosses, but that still means you might do 1% less dps, and wipe at 1%, which was your hit caps fault
    Heh, reminds me of 1% wipes at brutallus when SWP came out. But yes, Go for Torch or Haunting bearing in mind that you need your hit capped.

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    Re: best wepons for a shadow priest?

    Anyway, my personal estimate is there's a larger chance I'll get a weapon with +hit on, than mp5. Our healers need upgrades as well.

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    Hammer of the Astral Plane as prety balanced stats , if you dont need the hit i belive it's one of the best weapons for shadow atm , yes the healer mace is bether but who can face the horde of dkp a healer as this days.
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    Re: best wepons for a shadow priest?

    We've seen some horrid luck on weapon drops in naxx 25 for casters. 1 sword off kt, 1 mace off man loatheb, zero healing maces, 1 +hit dagger ..... and ya, we've been clearing it a few times =)

    Get your hands on what you can and work your gear around it. Crafted will hold you nicely till patch, even then it still isn't too horrid.

    The mace off KT is prolly the single most sought after item for multiple classes and spec's ....My guess is, you'll see it, LATER being shadow.


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    Re: best wepons for a shadow priest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nezoia
    The law of averages don't apply the a game that uses PRNG to calculate if a spell hit or not.

    It might be average over 20 bosses, but that still means you might do 1% less dps, and wipe at 1%, which was your hit caps fault
    I can use the same argument the otherway... your spells dont miss but that 1% haste you didnt have caused the wipe at 1%... it is the law of averages...

    If you look at a lot of the theorycraft for LK vs TBC you will see that hit isn't as well valued and a lot of people are more than happy to be close to the hit cap and stack pure dps stats. Does that mean I won't try to get hit capped... no, but being hit capped is the be all and end all it used to be.

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    Re: best wepons for a shadow priest?

    Yes, but I don't like that idea. And I suspect alot of "ghost hit" from the transition to 3.0 been fixed in next patch.

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    Re: best wepons for a shadow priest?

    Ghost hit or not, theorycrafting is pointing to the fact that hit is far less valued in comparison to what it was in TBC... Ret pallys for example are stacking strength at the expense of hit whereever possible...

    The point is in the end that the torch of holy fire is a superior weapon to any other item that is currently available in the game, regardless if you are hit capped or not... you are far better off getting ur hit else where and having the torch will be useful as a priest because you do have 2 other trees which (shock horror) are used for healing.

    I just wanted to indicate that your logic about causing a wipe at 1% was flawed and can easily be turned around... ie. under hit cap can cause a wipe but so can not having that extra 20SP or 1% haste or whatever you would miss out on being hit capped.

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    Re: best wepons for a shadow priest?

    Retribution paladins also talked about having ghost hit. I'd still keep Haunting Call, and utilize the spellpower otherwhere if I had the chance.

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    Re: best wepons for a shadow priest?

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/index.ph...1161#msg551161

    " During the transition from patch 2.4.3 to 3.0.3 the following talents were not unlearned properly by some players .... Paladin: Precision ....Priest: Shadow Focus (Ranks 4 and 5) "

    Yes its there, YES its going away

    Pick gear that gives you the best all around mobility, weapons with +hit are few and far between, however free up alot of other slots for +dmg and +crit ability.

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    Re: best wepons for a shadow priest?

    fuck yes! Iknew I was right. But that's 6 days ago

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