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    AOE DPS Pre-Mind Sear

    I mainly heal, but figure I'd like to try and learn to Shadow DPS while I level (currently 52). 99% of instances so far are AOE fests. What is strategy do SPriests use to still be valuable when eveyone else is doing nothing but AOE?

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    Re: AOE DPS Pre-Mind Sear

    Holy nova imo, save shadowform for bosses.

    Nothing can shake my believe that this world is the fruit of a dark god whose shadow I extend -- Emil Cioran

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    Re: AOE DPS Pre-Mind Sear

    You have three options available:
    1) Vampiric Touch everything possible
    2) Single Target with VT+Blast+Flay, things will die anyways
    3) Drop Shadowform, and spam Holy Nova?

    Outside of that, there isn't really anything for you to do in the AoE fests, unfortunately.
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    Re: AOE DPS Pre-Mind Sear

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelesti
    You have three options available:
    1) Vampiric Touch everything possible
    2) Single Target with VT+Blast+Flay, things will die anyways
    3) Drop Shadowform, and spam Holy Nova?

    Outside of that, there isn't really anything for you to do in the AoE fests, unfortunately.
    Thanks.

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    Re: AOE DPS Pre-Mind Sear

    Reroll mage imo
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    Re: AOE DPS Pre-Mind Sear

    Get VT on every mob, then start single targeting.

    If the trash is going to live a long time, its the same thing you can do at 80 too, such as ICC trash, (except mind sear instead of single targeting), apart from where there are 8+ mobs. Then just mind sear =P

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    Re: AOE DPS Pre-Mind Sear

    Just multi dot. I always used to afk trash in raids pre wotlk, am I a bad person?

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    Re: AOE DPS Pre-Mind Sear

    Quote Originally Posted by Nakriel
    Just multi dot. I always used to afk trash in raids pre wotlk, am I a bad person?
    Yes, yes you are. Go cry in a corner.

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    Originally Posted by Zarhym
    Your post is so drenched in frustration and sarcasm that it's really ruining my salad.

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    Re: AOE DPS Pre-Mind Sear

    Quote Originally Posted by Nakriel
    Just multi dot. I always used to afk trash in raids pre wotlk, am I a bad person?
    Yes... most trash wasn't AOE before Wrath. :P

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    Re: AOE DPS Pre-Mind Sear

    Quote Originally Posted by harky
    Yes... most trash wasn't AOE before Wrath. :P
    I couldn't buy more than a couple SW:P ticks before trash died pre-Wrath. I /followed a mage until we got to a single target.

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    Re: AOE DPS Pre-Mind Sear

    back in karazhan, I Power Word: Shielded the mages...

    we didn't have holy nova back then

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    Re: AOE DPS Pre-Mind Sear

    Quote Originally Posted by adezero
    back in karazhan, I Power Word: Shielded the mages...

    we didn't have holy nova back then
    You did if you spec'd 11 points into Holy, and picked up Spell Warding too! :P :
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    Re: AOE DPS Pre-Mind Sear

    Quote Originally Posted by Frmercury
    I couldn't buy more than a couple SW:P ticks before trash died pre-Wrath. I /followed a mage until we got to a single target.
    Guess you started raiding post 3.0 then ><"

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    Re: AOE DPS Pre-Mind Sear

    Quote Originally Posted by Regent
    Reroll mage imo
    Reroll unbanned, imo -- Kelesti
    Honestly, banned for that?
    I've seen much worse than that but no action taken against it.

    But back OT: What i do on my priest (Lvl 28) is that i Dot dot dot then spam holy nova.. The downside is that i have to drink after every pull

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    Re: AOE DPS Pre-Mind Sear

    Quote Originally Posted by mickloven
    I mainly heal, but figure I'd like to try and learn to Shadow DPS while I level (currently 52). 99% of instances so far are AOE fests. What is strategy do SPriests use to still be valuable when eveyone else is doing nothing but AOE?
    Heal.

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