So, does anybody know how exactly Martyrdom works?
Because I am thinking about my 3.1 shadowpvp spec, and whether or not to spend 1 or 2 points in Martyrdom. Not for the pushback resistance, but for the reduced interrupt duration, seeing as an interrupted shadowschool spells pretty much doom for us.
The tooltip is a bit ambiguous: Is the 20% reduced interrupt effect always active or only when focused casting procs?Gives you a 100% chance to gain the Focused Casting effect that lasts for 6 sec after being the victim of a melee or ranged critical strike. The Focused Casting effect reduces the pushback suffered from damaging attacks while casting Priest spells and decreases the duration of Interrupt effects by 20%.
If it is NOT always active then:
- Why the hell is this still a 2 point talent that is only active after receiving a crit? Meaning the better our pvp equipment gets the less chance we have to reduce interrupt effects, WTF?
- How does it even work then? If focused casting is active when I get interrupted, the interruption time will be reduced by 20% - so far, so clear. But what happens if I get interrupted, and only after that focused casting procs? Will the now active interrupt effect get reduced by 20%?
AFAIK Shamans and most other caster classes can skill 30-35% less interruption time stat. Mages even get immune to interrupts for 10 seconds after an interrupt. Only priests rely on a proc to reduce interruption time. Why is that? Especially because shadow priests, even more so than (elemental) shamans, rely on 1 spellschool only.
Getting a shadow spell kicked really hurts down to the nuts, so having reduced interrupt time ALWAYS active would really help.
-- Or is my rant futile and the 20% reduced interrupt time from focused casting is always active anyway?