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    [Legion] Shadow Priest Discussion

    A thread here to discuss anything related to shadow priests in Legion, this includes anything regarding blizzcon, the recent blogs, upcoming beta and any new info that comes out.
    Below you can find all of the information released specifically related to shadow priests. If you find new info please post it here too!

    Blizzcon info-
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    • Shadow Priest - was poor cousin of Affliction warlock. Tapping into the void. Insanity - No more mana or Shadow Orbs, going more insane. Grow tentacles, transform into Void Form. Makes you more and more powerful the longer you stay there. Can only stay there for so long, Insanity drains away, keep generating as much as you can.
    • Shadow Priests don't have Flash Heal or Heal anymore, but they do have Shadowmend, which is a new spell that is twice as good as Flash Heal in terms of how much it heals for, but over the next 10 seconds half of that heal fades away. If the target takes damage it comes off of the Shadowmend damage first, so if the target is constantly taking damage it is a really strong heal.
    • Shadow will also keep PW:S.

    Priest blog - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/199...est-09-11-2015
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Welcome to our World of Warcraft: Legion class preview series. In this entry, we’re exploring the Priest—to find out what’s in store for a different class, check out the overview.

    We continue our early look at class and specialization design with the Priest. In these blogs, we’ll be exploring class identity, discussing Legion’s new designs, and presenting core combat abilities for each specialization—laying out the foundation upon which talents and Artifacts will build further. With that in mind, let’s delve into what it means to be a Priest in World of Warcraft.

    Priests have a strong identity as spiritual practitioners who harness divine power to inspire and protect allies, heal the injured, and cure the ailed. But while this clearly holds true for Holy Priests, these ideas are less fundamental to Discipline Priests—and the ideals and beliefs of Shadow Priests are antithetical to those of Holy Priests.

    Despite these differences, Priests of any spec share one key thing in common: unwavering faith in something from which they draw great power. What delineates specializations is the source of that power. In Legion, we’re going to explore that dichotomy in greater depth than ever through the gameplay for each specialization.



    Shadow
    The Light in which many priests bathe is brilliant and effervescent, granting them immense divine power. But the brightest light casts the darkest shadow—and from within this blackness, a rival power dwells. Shadow priests fully embrace this opposing polarity, their faith equally resolute as their holy counterparts—but focused on shadowy magics and mental manipulation. Like all priests, they dedicate much of their lives to worship—but they derive their power from the Void, straying dangerously close to the domain of the Old Gods. To truly understand such ancient, corruptive influence is to be driven mad. This is the state in which these dark priests thrive, embracing insanity and feeding off of the minds of their opponents to reach terrifying new limits.

    "These dark priests thrive, embracing insanity and feeding off of the minds of their opponents to reach terrifying new limits"

    Gameplay
    We’ve long alluded to the Old God influences of Shadow Priests in their spells and abilities, and we’re making that more distinct in Legion.
    A new resource, Insanity, provides a better fit for Shadow, having more granularity and gameplay that emphasizes the immense but fleeting power that the Void offers. Mind Blast, Shadow Word: Pain, and Vampiric Touch will build Insanity. Reaching maximum Insanity will transform Shadowform into Voidform, giving the Shadow Priest access to stronger Void magic, but it is unable to be maintained indefinitely. This should make for interesting gameplay as Shadow Priests try to maintain the height of their Insanity as long as possible to prey on the minds of their enemies.

    While not under the effects of Insanity, Shadow Priests continue to rely heavily on abilities that inflict sustained damage over time. Finally, having turned away from the Light, Shadow Priests eschew such spells as Heal, Flash Heal, and Prayer of Mending. Power Word: Shield and Shadow Mend are their primary healing tools.

    • Voidform
    • Passive
    • When you reach 100 Insanity, you enter Voidform, transforming your Mind spells into Void spells, and increasing your Shadow damage by 30%.
    • While in Voidform, you gain 2% Haste every 1 sec. This Haste will also persist for 20 sec after Voidform ends.
    • Voidform causes your Insanity to constantly drain, faster and faster, until completely drained, and Voidform ends.
    • Mind Flay
    • 40 yd range, Channeled
    • Assault the target’s mind with Shadow energy, causing minor Shadow damage over 3 sec and slowing their movement speed by 50%.
    • While in Voidform, transforms into Void Flay, which also extends Shadow Word: Pain by 3 sec.
    • Mind Blast
    • 40 yd range, 1.5 sec cast, 9 sec cooldown
    • Blasts the target’s mind for strong Shadow damage.
    • Generates 15 Insanity.
    • While in Voidform, transforms into Void Blast, which has a 4.5 sec cooldown, and also extends Vampiric Touch by 3 sec.
    • Vampiric Touch
    • 40 yd range, 1.5 sec cast
    • A touch of darkness that causes huge Shadow damage over 24 sec, and heals the Priest for each point of damage dealt.
    • If Vampiric Touch is dispelled, the dispeller flees in Horror for 3 sec.
    • Each time Vampiric Touch deals damage, it generates 3 Insanity.
    • Shadow Word: Pain
    • 40 yd range, Instant
    • A word of darkness that causes minor Shadow damage instantly, and an additional huge amount of damage over 18 sec.
    • Each time Shadow Word: Pain deals damage, it generates 3 Insanity, and has a 10% chance to reset the cooldown of Mind Blast.
    • Mastery: Madness
    • Increases the damage and Insanity generation of your Mind Blast, Shadow Word: Pain, Vampiric Touch, and Shadow Word: Death by 20% (with Mastery from typical gear).

    Additionally, to give you an idea of how some talents may build upon this, here’s an example of one of their Shadow-specific talents:
    • Oblivion
    • Instant, 2 min cooldown
    • Let the power of the void flow through you, instantly generating 100 Insanity.


    Here we have further updates from twitter-
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

    Anything can change, but we currently have 8 different talents that relate to Insanity. (WarcraftDevs)

    The current plan is to remove Weakened Soul.(WarcraftDevs)

    Voidform doesn't stop your abilities from generating Insanity. Mastery will allow you to maintain Voidform longer/stronger.(WarcraftDevs)

    Was just curious about how fast the drain is-it will always be greater, at least to some degree, than our ability to generate?
    At first, the Voidform drain is slower than you can generate Insanity, but it ramps up over time, draining faster and faster.(WarcraftDevs)

    In Legion, will Shadow Mend overhealing still trigger the DoT? Basically, is it possible for it to be a net loss?
    Nope! Only the effective healing will turn into a DoT.(WarcraftDevs)

    Insanity shares some of the pre-WoD eclipse problem. Idea: Remove damage buff, make it about max. DoT extension/Haste Buff.
    You'll be able to return to Voidform very quickly, thanks to the Haste from your previous Voidform persisting for 20 seconds.(WarcraftDevs)

    I WILL HEAL YOU TO DEATH! GLORY TO CTHULU, FTHAGN RY'LEH!
    Sounds like you may enjoy the fact that you're forced to speak Shath'yar - the language of the Old Gods - while in Voidform.(WarcraftDevs)

    unclear in the blog: is insanity capped at 100, is void form toggleable?
    Yes, Insanity is capped at 100. Voidform is automatically activated, not toggled.(WarcraftDevs)

    Mind Spike is a talent (and no longer clears DoTs). Devouring Plague is gone for now - doesn't fit well with the theme. (WarcraftDevs)
    Yes, Mind Sear has a Void version, but we're still working out the details. (WarcraftDevs)
    DoTs update dynamically with Haste from Voidform. No snapshotting.(WarcraftDevs)

    When Voidform ends, you get a buff that provides the Haste from that Voidform for 20 sec. It stacks with the next Voidform.(WarcraftDevs)

    Do Void- and Mind Blast share CD? Or can i enter Voidform with MB, and then cast VB immediately?
    We're still iterating on the Shadow rotation, and looking to further differentiate gameplay in/out of Voidform. Stay tuned. (WarcraftDevs)

    is shadow word: death gone for spreists? it was so important for pvp tbh, will be really sad if it is gone.
    Currently, it remains, as the only true execute ability (other than Execute).(WarcraftDevs)

    With the Shadow Priest changes in Legion, will the way Clarity of Power be changing?
    The new rotation is significantly different, so most talents have to be rethought. (WarcraftDevs)

    Shadow Priest Artifact, Xal'atath, Blade of the Black Empire- A link to official Priest artifacts page - http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/19942704/

    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Shadow - Xal'atath, Blade of the Black Empire

    This terrifying dagger was made from the claw of an Old God eons ago, and dark priests used it for ritual sacrifices during the height of the Black Empire. After the fall of the Old Gods, Xal'atath was hidden away by cults. It has surfaced from time to time over the course of history, inevitably associated with some horrific ritual or disaster. The blade has a will of its own: it uses powerful Void energies and mind magics to warp everything around it for some nefarious purpose.


    More images shared from Blizzcon-


    Artifact Calculator - http://beta.wowdb.com/artifact-calculator#XAAAAAAAA

    Also this point was brought up regarding the spriest dagger-
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    • All of the caster Artifact weapons that look they are 1H do have off-hands.
    - - - Updated - - -

    Datamined Info;
    Build 20773
    Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
    Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)
    • Dominate Mind Controls a mind up to level 4 41 for 30 sec. Does not work versus Mechanical beings. or players. This spell shares diminishing returns with other incapacitating disorienting effects. Can be cast in Shadowform. Priest - LvL 45 Talent. 0.5% of Base Mana. 30 yd range. 30 sec cast (Channeled).

    Talents
    • Dominant Mind (New) You may also control your own character while Dominate Mind is active. Priest - LvL 45 Talent.
    • Mind Bomb (New) Unleashes a psychic explosion, stunning all enemies within 0 yds of the target for 3 sec. Replaces Psychic Scream. Priest - LvL 45 Talent. 30 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 30 sec cooldown.
    • Mind Spike Blasts the target for 1 Shadowfrost damage and increases the damage done by your next Mind Blast within 15 sec by 50%, stacking up to 5 times. Generates 5 Insanity. Replaces Mind Flay. Priest - LvL 100 Talent. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
    • Mindbender (Shadow) Caster receives 2 5 Insanity when the Mindbender attacks.
    • Purge the Wicked Cleanse the target with fire, causing [*150% of Spell Power*] Fire damage and an additional [*65% of Spell Power*] Fire damage over until cancelled 20 sec. Spreads to an additional nearby enemy when you cast Penance on the target. Can't be cast in Shadowform. Priest - LvL 100 Talent. 2% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant. 10 sec cooldown.
    • Shadow Crash (New) Hurl a bolt of slow-moving Shadow energy at the destination, dealing [*200% of Spell Power*] damage to all targets within 8 yards. Generates 15 Insanity. Priest - LvL 90 Talent. 40 yd range. Instant. 30 sec cooldown.
    • Surrender to Madness Surrender to the Old Gods, sacrificing your soul for ultimate power. All your Insanity-generating abilities generate 300% more Insanity, until you exit Voidform, and then you die. Requires Voidform. Priest - LvL 100 Talent. Instant. 10 min cooldown.
    • Void Ray (New) Each time your Mind Flay deals damage, you gain 10% increased Mind Flay damage for 3 sec, stacking up to 6 times. Priest - LvL 60 Talent.

    Shadow
    • Mind Blast Blasts the target's mind for [*1 + 220% of Spell Power*] Shadow damage. Generates 15 20 Insanity. Priest - Shadow Spec. All Shadow Orbs. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 9 sec cooldown.
    • Mind Flay Assault the target's mind with Shadow energy, causing [*3 + 39.6% of Spell Power*] Shadow damage over 3 sec and slowing their movement speed by 50%. Generates [*10 + 0.4% of Spell Power*] Insanity over the duration. Can be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Shadow Spec. 40 yd range. 3 sec cast (Channeled).
    • Void Bolt (New) Sends a bolt of pure void energy at the enemy, causing [*1 + 400% of Spell Power*] Shadow damage and extending the duration of Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch by 3 sec. Only useable in Voidform. Priest - Shadow Spec. 40 yd range. Instant. 6 sec cooldown.




    Build 20740
    Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
    Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)
    • Fade Fade out, temporarily removing all your threat for 10 sec. Can be cast in Shadowform. 3.5% of Base Mana. Instant. 30 sec cooldown. and reducing all damage taken by 10% for 10 sec. Instant. 30 sec cooldown.
    • Halo Creates a ring of Holy energy around you that quickly expands and grows in power, up to 30 yds away. Heals allies for up to to a 30 yd radius, healing allies for [*1 + 287.4% of Spell Power*], with the greatest effect at 25 yds. 100 yd range. Instant. 100 yd range. Instant.
    • Mysticism Increases your Intellect by 5%. Requires Cloth. Passive. Passive.
    • Naaru Lightshift (New) Saa'ra teleports the caster to the Netherlight Temple. Casting Lightshift while in Netherlight Temple will return the Priest back to near their departure point. 0.1% of Base Mana. 10 sec cast. 60 sec cooldown.
    • Penance Launches a volley of holy light at the target, causing [*3 + 360% 600% of Spell Power*] Holy damage to an enemy or [*792% of Spell Power*] healing to an ally over 2 sec. 40 yd range. Instant. over 2 sec. Channelable while moving. 40 yd range. Instant.
    • Penance Launches a volley of holy light at the target, causing [*3 + 360% 600% of Spell Power*] Holy damage to an enemy or [*792% of Spell Power*] healing to an ally over 2 sec. 40 yd range. Instant. over 2 sec. Channelable while moving. 40 yd range. Instant.
    • Prayer of Mending Discipline, Holy: Places a spell on a party or raid member that heals them for [*2 * Percent Health + 104% of Spell Power * Percent Health*] the next time they take damage. When the heal occurs, Prayer of Mending jumps to a party or raid member within 20 yards. Jumps up to 5 times and lasts 30 sec after each jump. Shadow: Places a spell on a party or raid member that heals them for [*Percent Health + 67% of Spell Power * Percent Health*] the next time they take damage. When the heal occurs, Prayer of Mending jumps to a another party or raid member within 20 yards yds. Jumps up to 5 times and lasts 30 sec after each jump. Unlimited range. Instant.
    • Smite Smite an enemy for [*92.45% [*160% of Spell Power*] Holy damage. Can't be cast in Shadowform. 1.5% of Base Mana. 30 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 1% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 2 sec cast.

    Talents
    • Angelic Feather Place a feather at the target location, granting the first ally to walk through it 60% increased movement speed for 6 sec. Max 3 charges. Only 3 feathers can be placed at one time. 3 Max Charges. Priest - LvL 30 Talent. 40 yd range. Instant. 10 sec recharge. 3 Max Charges.
    • Apotheosis (New) Enter a pure Holy form for 30 sec, increasing the effects of Serendipity by 200%. Priest - LvL 100 Talent. Instant. 3 min cooldown.
    • Auspicious Spirits Your Shadowy Apparitions now deal 100% increased damage and grant you 1 Shadow Orb. Priest - LvL 100 Talent. Priest - LvL 75 Talent.
    • Benediction (New) Your Prayer of Mending has a 30% chance to leave a Renew on each target it heals. Priest - LvL 100 Talent.
    • Binding Heal Heals a friendly target and the caster for [*133% of Spell Power* the caster, and a third friendly target within 20 yards for [*1 + 200% of Spell Power*]. Triggers Serendipity, reducing the cooldown of both Holy Word: Serenity and Holy Word: Sanctify by a reduced amount;]. Can be cast in Spirit of Redemption. Can't be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Holy Spec. 2.15% LvL 75 Talent. 3% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
    • Castigation (New) Penance fires one additional bolt of holy light over its duration. Priest - LvL 15 Talent.
    • Censure (New) Holy Word: Chastise stuns the target instead of incapacitating them. Priest - LvL 45 Talent.
    • Circle of Healing (New) Heals up to 5 injured allies within 30 yards of the target for [*300% of Spell Power*]. Can be cast in Spirit of Redemption. Can't be cast in Shadowform. Priest - LvL 100 Talent. 5% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 2.5 sec cast. 12 sec cooldown.
    • Clarity of Will Discipline: Shields the target with a protective ward, absorbing [*967.8% of Spell Power or 858% of Spell Power*] damage within 20 sec. Holy, Shadow: Shields the target with a protective ward, absorbing [*660% [*800% of Spell Power*] damage within 20 sec. Priest - LvL 100 90 Talent. 3.15% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
    • Contrition (New) Your Atonement duration is increased by 5 sec. Priest - LvL 75 Talent.
    • Dark Visions (New) Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch deal 20% more damage if cast while you have more than 50% Insanity. Priest - LvL 60 Talent.
    • Desperate Prayer Heals the caster for [*22% of Total Health*]. Can be cast in Shadowform. Can't be cast in Spirit of Redemption. Priest - LvL 15 30 Talent. Instant. 2 min cooldown.
    • Divinity (New) When you heal with a Holy Word spell, your healing is increased by 20% for 8 sec. Priest - LvL 90 Talent.
    • Dominate Mind Controls a mind up to level 4 for 30 sec. Does not work versus Mechanical beings. This spell shares diminishing returns with other incapacitating effects. Can be cast in Shadowform. Priest - LvL 60 45 Talent. 0.5% of Base Mana. 30 yd range. 30 sec cast (Channeled).
    • Enduring Renewal (New) Your single-target healing spells refresh the duration of your Renew on the target. Priest - LvL 15 Talent.
    • Enlightenment (New) Your regenerate mana 20% faster. Priest - LvL 15 Talent.
    • Fortress of the Mind (New) Mind Flay and Mind Blast deal 10% more damage and generate 20% more Insanity. Priest - LvL 15 Talent.
    • Grace (New) Increases your non-Atonement healing and absorption by 30% on targets with Atonement. Priest - LvL 100 Talent.
    • Guardian Angel (New) When Guardian Spirit expires without saving the target from death, reset its cooldown to 60 seconds. Priest - LvL 60 Talent.
    • Halo Creates a ring of Holy energy around you that quickly expands and grows in power, up to 30 yds away. Heals allies for up to [*1 + 287.4% of Spell Power*], with the greatest effect at 25 yds to a 30 yd radius, healing allies for [*1 + 287.4% of Spell Power*. Can be cast in Spirit of Redemption. Priest - LvL 90 Talent. 3.6% of Base Mana. 30 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 40 sec cooldown.
    • Hymn of Hope (New) Recite a hymn allowing all healers in your party or raid within 40 yards to cast spells for no mana. Lasts 12 sec. Can't be cast in Shadowform. Priest - LvL 60 Talent. 40 yd range. 12 sec cast (Channeled). 5 min cooldown.
    • Legacy of the Void (New) Casting Mind Blast increases the effect of your next Shadow Word by 50% for 30 sec, stacking up to 2 times. Priest - LvL 100 Talent.
    • Light of the Naaru (New) Serendipity reduces the cooldown of the appropriate Holy Word by an additional 2 sec. Priest - LvL 60 Talent.
    • Mania (New) You move 1% faster for every 5 Insanity you have. Priest - LvL 30 Talent.
    • Masochism (New) When you cast Shadow Mend on yourself, it deals no damage. Priest - LvL 30 Talent.
    • Mind Spike Blasts the target for 1 Shadowfrost damage, but extinguishes your damage over time effects on the target. Can be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Shadow Spec. 0.125% of Base Mana and increases the damage done by your next Mind Blast within 15 sec by 50%, stacking up to 5 times. Replaces Mind Flay. Priest - LvL 100 Talent. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
    • Mindbender Creates a Mindbender to attack the target. Caster receives 0.75% mana when the Mindbender attacks. Lasts 20 sec. Replaces Shadowfiend. Can be cast in Shadowform. Priest - LvL 45 60 Talent. 40 yd range. Instant. 60 sec cooldown.
    • Mindbender (New) Discipline, Holy: Creates a Mindbender to attack the target. Caster receives 0.75% mana when the Mindbender attacks. Lasts 20 sec. Replaces Shadowfiend. Shadow: Creates a Mindbender to attack the target. Caster receives 2 Insanity when the Mindbender attacks. Lasts 20 sec. Replaces Shadowfiend. Can be cast in Shadowform. Priest - LvL 90 Talent. 40 yd range. Instant. 60 sec cooldown.
    • Oblivion (New) Let the power of the void flow through you, instantly generating 100 Insanity. Priest - LvL 90 Talent. Instant. 2 min cooldown.
    • Path of Light (New) Your Levitate is no longer canceled by damage, and causes the target to move 15% faster, but the duration is reduced to 30 sec. Priest - LvL 30 Talent.
    • Piety (New) Prayer of Mending triggers Serenipity, reducing the cooldown of Holy Word: Sanctify by 6 seconds. Priest - LvL 75 Talent.
    • Power Infusion Discipline, Holy: Infuses the Priest with power for 20 sec, increasing haste by 25% and reducing the mana cost of all spells by 20%. Priest - LvL 75 Shadow: Infuses the Priest with power for 20 sec, increasing haste by 25% and increasing Insanity generation by 25%. Priest - LvL 90 Talent. Instant. 2 min cooldown.
    • Power Word: Solace Discipline: Strike an enemy with heavenly power, dealing [*1 + 183.48% 200% of Spell Power*] Holy damage, an additional [*9 + 2.21% of Spell Power*] Holy damage over 9 sec, and restoring 2% of maximum mana. This damage triggers Atonement. Replaces Holy Fire. Holy, Shadow: Strike an enemy with heavenly power, dealing [*1 + 183.48% of Spell Power*] Holy damage, an additional [*9 + 2.21% of Spell Power*] Holy damage over 9 sec, and restoring 2% of maximum mana. This damage will heal a nearby injured ally for 100% of the damage dealt, or half as much if it heals the Priest. Replaces Holy Fire. Priest - LvL 45 and restoring 0.75% of maximum mana. Priest - LvL 60 Talent. 30 yd range. Instant. 10 sec cooldown.
    • Psychic Voice (New) Reduces the cooldown of your Psychic Scream ability by 30 sec. Priest - LvL 45 Talent.
    • Purge the Wicked (New) Cleanse the target with fire, causing [*150% of Spell Power*] Fire damage and an additional [*65% of Spell Power*] Fire damage over until cancelled. Spreads to an additional nearby enemy when you cast Penance on the target. Can't be cast in Shadowform. Priest - LvL 100 Talent. 2% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant. 10 sec cooldown.
    • Reaper of Souls (New) Your Shadow Word: Death is now castable on targets below 35% health, and always generates Insanity, even if it did not kill the target. Priest - LvL 60 Talent.
    • San'layn (New) Increases the damage of your Vampiric Touch by 20%, and the healing of your Vampiric Embrace by 20%. Priest - LvL 75 Talent.
    • Schism (New) The final bolt of Penance creates an explosion of shadow energy around the target, dealing 1 damage to all enemies within 10 yards. Priest - LvL 15 Talent.
    • Shadow Covenant (New) Draw on the power of shadow to heal up to 5 injured allies within 30 yds of the target for [*450% of Spell Power*], but leaving a shell on them that absorbs the next [*225% of Spell Power*] healing they receive. Can be cast in Spirit of Redemption. Can't be cast in Shadowform. Priest - LvL 100 Talent. 8% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
    • Shadow Word: Void (New) Blasts the target's mind for [*1 + 220% of Spell Power*] Shadow damage. Generates 30 Insanity. Priest - LvL 15 Talent. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
    • Shadowy Insight Your Shadow Word: Pain damage over time and Mind Spike damage has a 5% has a 10% chance to reset the cooldown on Mind Blast and make your next Mind Blast instant. Priest - LvL 75 Talent. Priest - LvL 75 Talent.
    • Shield Discipline (New) When your Power Word: Shield is completely absorbed you are instantly refunded 1% of your maximum mana. Priest - LvL 60 Talent.
    • Shining Force (New) Create a burst of light around a friendly target, knocking away nearby enemies and slowing their movement by 70% for 3 sec seconds. Priest - LvL 45 Talent. 2.5% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant. 60 sec cooldown.
    • Surge of Light Your healing spells and Smite have a 8% chance to make your next Flash Heal instant and cost no mana. Can accumulate up to 2 charges. Priest - LvL 45 Talent. 75 Talent.
    • Surrender to Madness (New) Surrender to the Old Gods, sacrificing your soul for ultimate power. All your Insanity-generating abilities generate 300% more Insanity, until you exit Voidform, then you die. Requires Voidform. Priest - LvL 100 Talent. Instant. 10 min cooldown.
    • The Penitent (New) Penance may be cast on a friendly target, healing them for [*600% of Spell Power*] over 2 sec. Priest - LvL 15 Talent.
    • Trail of Light (New) When you cast Flash Heal, s1% of the healing is replicated on the previous target you healed with Flash Heal. Priest - LvL 15 Talent.
    • Twist of Fate (Discipline, Holy) After healing a target below 35% health, you deal 15% increased damage and healing for 10 sec. 20% increased damage and 20% increased healing for 10 sec.
    • Twist of Fate (Shadow) After damaging a target below 35% health, you deal 15% increased damage and healing for 10 sec. 20% increased damage and 20% increased healing for 10 sec.
    • Void Lord (New) While in Voidform, your Shadow damage bonus is now 40%, and that bonus also applies to all your absorbs and healing. Priest - LvL 60 Talent.

    Discipline & Shadow
    • Mind Vision Allows the caster to see through the target's eyes for 60 sec. Will not work if the target is in another instance or on another continent. Can be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Discipline & Shadow Spec. 1% of Base Mana. Unlimited range. 60 sec cast (Channeled).
    • Power Word: Shield Discipline: Shield a friendly target, absorbing [*673.1% of Spell Power + 3 or 596.7% of Spell Power + 3* Shield an ally, absorbing [*600% of Spell Power*;] damage. Lasts 15 sec. While the shield holds, spellcasting will not be interrupted by damage. Once shielded, the target cannot be shielded again for 15 sec. Also grants you Borrowed Time, causing you to gain 40% more of the Haste stat from all sources for 6 sec. Holy, Shadow: Shield a friendly target, absorbing [*459% of Spell Power + 2*] damage. Lasts 15 sec. While the shield holds, spellcasting will not be interrupted by damage. Once shielded, the target cannot be shielded again for 15 sec delayed by damage. Can be cast in Shadowform. 2.4% Priest - Discipline & Shadow Spec. 3.5% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant. 6 sec cooldown.
    • Psychic Scream The caster lets out a psychic scream, causing 5 enemies within 8 yards to flee, disorienting them for 8 sec. Damage caused may interrupt the effect. Can be cast in Shadowform. Limited to 5 targets. Priest - LvL 60 Talent Discipline & Shadow Spec. 3% of Base Mana. Instant. 30 sec cooldown. 60 sec cooldown.
    • Shadow Word: Pain A word of darkness that causes [*1 + 47.5% of Spell Power*] Shadow damage instantly and an additional [*6 + 47.5% of Spell Power*] Shadow damage over 18 sec. Can be cast in Shadowform. 0.25% Priest - Discipline & Shadow Spec. 2% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant.

    Shadow
    • Dispersion You disperse into pure Shadow energy, reducing all damage taken by 90%, but you are unable to attack or cast spells 60%. Lasts 6 sec. Dispersion can be cast while stunned, feared or silenced. Clears all snare and movement impairing effects when cast, and makes you immune to them while dispersed. Priest - Shadow Spec. Instant. 2 min cooldown.
    • Mastery: Madness Name Changed from Mastery: Mental Anguish to Mastery: Madness. Increases the damage of Mind Blast, Mind Spike, and Mind Flay by 25.0%. Priest - Shadow Spec. your Shadow Word: Pain, Vampiric Touch, and Void Bolt by 20.0%. Priest - Shadow Spec.
    • Mind Blast Blasts the target target's mind for [*1 + 220% of Spell Power*] Shadow damage and generates 1 Shadow Orbs. Can be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Shadow Spec. 0.25% of Base Mana Generates 15 Insanity. Priest - Shadow Spec. All Shadow Orbs. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 9 sec cooldown.
    • Mind Flay Assault the target's mind with Shadow energy, causing [*3 + 39.6% of Spell Power*] Shadow damage over 3 sec and slowing their movement speed by 50%. Can be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Shadow Spec. 0.25% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 3 sec cast (Channeled).
    • Mind Sear Causes an explosion of shadow magic around the target, dealing [*125% of Spell Power*] Shadow damage over 5 sec to all enemies within 10 yards around the target. Can be cast in Shadowform. 0.75% of Base Mana Priest - Shadow Spec. 40 yd range. 5 sec cast (Channeled).
    • Psychic Horror Consumes up to 3 Shadow Orbs to terrify the target, incapacitating them for 1 sec plus 1 sec per Shadow Orb consumed Terrifies the target, stunning them for 4 sec. Priest - Shadow Spec. All Shadow Orbs. 30 yd range. Instant. 45 sec cooldown.
    • Shadow Word: Death Discipline, Holy: A word of dark binding that inflicts [*1 + 270% 67.5% of Spell Power*] Shadow damage to the target. Only usable on enemies that have less than 20% health. Shadow: A word of dark binding that inflicts [*1 + 270% of Spell Power*] Shadow damage to the target and grants a Shadow Orb. Only usable on enemies that have less than 20% health. If the target does not die, the cooldown is reset, but this additional Shadow Word: Death does not grant a Shadow Orb. Can be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Shadow Spec. 0.5% of Base Mana Generates 0 Insanity if the target dies. Priest - Shadow Spec. 40 yd range. Instant. 8 sec cooldown.
    • Silence Silences the target, preventing them from casting spells for 5 sec. Non-player victim spellcasting is also interrupted for 3 sec. Can be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Shadow & Discipline Spec. 0.9% of Base Mana Spec. All Shadow Orbs. 30 yd range. Instant. 45 sec cooldown.
    • Vampiric Touch Causes [*5 A touch of darkness that causes [*8 + 58.5% of Spell Power*] Shadow damage over 15 sec 24 sec, and heals the Priest for each point of damage dealt. If Vampiric Touch is dispelled, the dispeller flees in Horror for 3 sec. Priest - Shadow Spec. 0.375% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
    • Voidform (New) When you reach 100 Insanity, you enter Voidform, reducing the cooldown on Mind Blast by 3 sec, and increasing your Shadow damage by 30%. While in Voidform, you gain 1% Haste, every 1 sec. This Haste will also persist for 20 sec after Voidform ends. Voidform causes your Insanity to constantly drain, faster and faster, until completely drained, and Voidform ends. Priest - Shadow Spec.

    Shadow & Discipline
    • Shadow Mend (New) Discipline, Holy: Wrap an ally in shadows which heal them for [*700% of Spell Power*], but at a price. The ally will take [*70% of Spell Power*] damage every 1 sec, until they have taken [*350% of Spell Power*] total damage from all sources, or leave combat. Shadow: Wrap an ally in shadows which heal them for [*700% of Spell Power*], but at a price. The ally will take [*70% of Spell Power*] damage every 1 sec, until they have taken [*350% of Spell Power*] total damage from all sources, or leave combat. Drains up to 10 Insanity, if you have any. Priest - Shadow & Discipline Spec. 3% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
    • Shadowfiend Creates a shadowy fiend to attack the target. Lasts for 12 sec. Can be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Shadow & Discipline Spec. 40 yd range. Instant. 3 min cooldown.


    2/18/2016 - Build 21108
    Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

    Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
    • Mass Dispel Dispels magic in a 15 yard radius, removing all harmful spells from each friendly target and 1 beneficial spells from each enemy target. Affects a maximum of 10 friendly targets and 10 enemy targets. This dispel is potent enough to remove Magic effects that are normally undispellable. Can be cast in Shadowform. 13% of Base Mana / 13% of Base Mana / All Shadow Orbs. 30 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 15 sec cooldown.
    • Prayer of Mending Places a spell on a party or raid member that heals them for [ Percent Health + 67% of Spell Power * Percent Health [ 1 + 150% of Spell Power ;] the next time they take damage. When the heal occurs, Prayer of Mending jumps to another party or raid member within 20 yds. Jumps up to 5 times and lasts 30 sec after each jump. Unlimited range. Instant.
    • Smite (Holy, Shadow) Smite an enemy for [ 250% of Spell Power ] Holy damageand has a 15% damage and has a 20% chance to reset the cooldown of Holy Fire.

    Talents
    • Afterlife Increases the duration of Spirit of Redemption by 200%.Holy Priest - Level 45 Talent.
    • Dominant Mind You may also control your own character while Dominate Mind is active. Priest - Level 45 Talent. and Dominate Mind now lasts 60 sec. Priest - Level 45 Talent.
    • Legacy of the Void Casting Mind Blast increases the effect damage of your next Shadow Word by 50% for 30 sec, stacking up to 2 times. Shadow Priest - Level 100 Talent.
    • Mind Bomb Unleashes a psychic explosion, stunning all enemies within 8 yds of the target for 3 4 sec. Replaces Psychic Scream. Shadow Priest - Level 45 Talent. 30 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 30 sec cooldown.
    • Surrender to Madness Surrender to the Old Gods, sacrificing your soul for ultimate power. All your Insanity-generating abilities generate 200% more Insanity until you exit Voidform, and then you die. Requires Voidform. After surrendering your soul, you cannot be revived by in-combat resurrection abilities for 3 min Then you die. Horribly. Shadow Priest - Level 100 Talent. Instant. 10 min cooldown.
    • Symbol of Hope Bolster the morale of all healers in your party or raid within 40 yards, allowing them to cast spells for no mana for 12 10 sec. Can't be cast in Shadowform. Holy Priest - Level 60 Talent. 40 yd range. 12 sec cast (Channeled). 5 min cooldown. 10 sec cast (Channeled). 6 min cooldown.
    • Twist of Fate Priest - Level 75 Talent. Shadow Priest - Level 15 Talent.

    PvP Talents
    • Archangel Refreshes the duration of your Atonement on all allies when cast. Increases your healing and absorption effects by 30% for 15 sec. Discipline Priest - Tier 5 PvP Talent. Instant. 60 sec cooldown.
    • Driven to Madness Being attacked will grant you 5 Insanity. This effect has a 3 sec cooldown. Shadow Priest - Tier 3 PvP Talent.
    • Edge of Insanity While at 100 Insanity and not in Voidform, your damage is increased by 20%. You no longer enter Voidform instantly when reaching 100 Insanity, and instead you learn Voidform as an active ability: Voidform Enter Voidform, reducing the cooldown on Mind Blast by 3 sec, and increasing your Shadow damage by 30%. While in Voidform, you gain 1% Haste, every 1 sec. This Haste will also persist for 60 sec after Voidform ends. Voidform causes your Insanity to constantly drain, faster and faster, until completely drained, and Voidform ends. Shadow Priest - Tier 3 PvP Talent.
    • Initiation (NYI) (New) Critical chance increased by 30% on targets at or above 80% health. Shadow Priest - Tier 1 PvP Talent.
    • Mind Quickness (New) Increases haste by 6%. Shadow Priest - Tier 1 PvP Talent.
    • Power Word: Fortitude Infuses the target with vitality, increasing Total maximum Health by 15% for 60 min. Maximum of 2 targets. Limited to 2 targets. Discipline Priest - Tier 5 PvP Talent. 5% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant.
    • Shadow Mania Having Vampiric Touch on 2 or more targets grants you 3 Insanity every 2 sec. Increases the healing of Vampiric Touch by 100%. Shadow Priest - Tier 4 PvP Talent.
    • Train of Thought (New) Damage increased by 15%. Being attacked will cancel this effect for 8 sec. Shadow Priest - Tier 1 PvP Talent.
    Discipline, Holy, Shadow
    • Levitate Allows the friendly party or raid target to levitate, floating a few feet above the ground. While levitating, the target will fall at a reduced speed and travel over water. Any damage will cancel the effect. Lasts 10 min. Can be cast in Shadowform. Can't be cast in Flight Form. Priest - Discipline, Holy, Shadow Spec. 0.9% of Base Mana. 30 yd range. Instant. 0.9% of Base Mana. 30 yd range. Instant.

    Shadow
    • Shadow Word: Death A word of dark binding that inflicts [ 1 + 180% 360% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage to the target. Only usable on enemies that have less than 20% health. Generates 0 Insanity if the target dies. Priest - Shadow Spec. 40 yd range. Instant. 8 sec cooldown.
    • Voidform When you reach 100 Insanity, you enter Voidform Activate Voidform, increasing damage by 30%, reducing the cooldown on Mind Blast by 3 sec, and increasing your Shadow damage by 30%. While in Voidform, you gain gaining 1% Haste, every 1 sec. This Haste will also persist Your Insanity will drain increasingly fast until it reaches 0 and Voidform ends. When Voidform ends, you gain Lingering Insanity, allowing the Haste bonus to persist for 60 sec or until you next enter Voidform. Voidform causes your Insanity to constantly drain, faster and faster, until completely drained, and Voidform ends. Instant. Requires 100 Insanity to activate. Priest - Shadow Spec. Instant.
    • Voidform When you reach 100 Insanity, you enter Voidform, reducing the cooldown on Mind Blast by 3 sec, and increasing your Shadow damage by 30%. While in Voidform, you gain 1% Haste, every 1 sec. This Haste will also persist until you next enter Voidform. Voidform causes your Insanity to constantly drain, faster and faster, until completely drained, and Voidform ends. Priest - Shadow Spec. Priest - Shadow Spec.


    Build 21384 - 3/30/2016
    Originally Posted by MMO-Champion


    Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator, PvP Talent Calculator, Artifact Calculator)
    • Light's Wrath Draw the powers from the Light's Wrath, causing [ 5 + 200% of Spell Power ;] Radiant;] damage to the target per ally affected by your Atonement, up to a maximum of 5 allies. 40 yd range. 2.5 sec cast. 1.5 min cooldown.
    • Mind Control Name changed from "Dominate Mind" to "Mind Control". Controls a mind up to level 41 for 30 sec. Does not work versus Mechanical beings or players. Shares diminishing returns with other disorienting effects. Can be cast in Shadowform. 0.5% of Base Mana. 30 yd range. 30 sec cast (Channeled).
    • Smite Discipline: Smites an enemy for [ 250% of Spell Power ] Holy damage and absorbs the next [ 250% of Shadow Spell Power ] damage dealt by the enemy. Holy, Shadow: Smites an enemy for [ 250% of Spell Power ] Holy damage and has a 20% chance to reset the cooldown of Holy Fire. Shadow: Smites an enemy for [ 250% of Spell Power ] Holy damage. Can't be cast in Shadowform. 1% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.

    Talents
    • Auspicious Spirits Your Shadowy Apparitions now deal 100% increased damage and generate 6 4 Insanity. Shadow Priest - Level 75 Talent.
    • Binding Heal Heals you, another friendly target, and a third friendly target within 20 yards for [ 250% of Spell Power ]. Triggers Serendipity, reducing the remaining cooldown on both Holy Word: Serenity and Holy Word: Sanctify. by 3 sec. Can be cast in Spirit of Redemption. Can't be cast in Shadowform. Holy Priest - Level 75 Talent. 3% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
    • Body and Soul Discipline, Holy: Power Word: Shield and Leap of Faith also increase increase your target's movement speed by 40% for 3 sec. Shadow: Power Word: Shield increases your target's movement speed by 40% for 3 sec. Priest - Level 30 Talent.
    • Dominant Mind You may also control your own character while Dominate Mind is active, and Dominate Mind now lasts 60 sec. Priest - Level 45 Talent. Mind Control is active, and Mind control now lasts 60 sec, but it may not be used against players. Priest - Level 45 Talent.
    • Enlightenment Your You regenerate mana 15% faster. Holy Priest - Level 15 Talent.
    • Fortress of the Mind Mind Flay, Mind Blast, and Mind Spike and Mind Blast deal 10% more damage and generate 20% more Insanity. Shadow Priest - Level 15 Talent.
    • Legacy of the Void Casting Mind Blast increases the damage dealt by your next Shadow Word by 50%, stacking up to 2 times Voidform may be activated anytime your Insanity level is 60 or higher. Shadow Priest - Level 100 Talent.
    • Mind Spike Blasts the target for [ 1 + 50% Assail the target with shadowy spikes, dealing [ 45% of Spell Power ] Shadowfrost damage and increases the damage dealt by your next Mind Blast by 20%, stacking up to 5 times leaving a spike embedded in their mind for until cancelled. Up to 10 spikes may be embedded this way. Mind Blast will detonate these spikes, each dealing an additional 200% of their original damage. Generates 5 Insanity. Shadow Priest - Level 100 Talent. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
    • Purge the Wicked Cleanses the target with fire, causing [ 150% of Spell Power 0;] Fire damage and an additional [ 65% [ 50% of Spell Power ] Fire damage over 20 sec. Spreads to an additional nearby enemy when you cast Penance on the target. Can't be cast in Shadowform. Discipline Priest - Level 100 Talent. 2% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant. 10 sec cooldown.
    • Schism Attack the enemy's soul with a surge of Shadow energy, dealing [ 300% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage and increasing damage that you deal to the target by 30% for 6 sec. Discipline Priest - Level 15 Talent. 1% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast. 18 sec cooldown. 15 sec cooldown.
    • Shadow Covenant Draws on the power of shadow to heal up to 5 injured allies within 30 yds of the target for [ 450% [ 500% of Spell Power ], but leaves a shell on them that absorbs the next [ 225% of Spell Power ] healing they receive within 6 sec. Can be cast in Spirit of Redemption. Can't be cast in Shadowform. Discipline Priest - Level 100 Talent. 6% 5% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
    • Shadow Word: Void Blasts the target's mind for [ 1 + 220% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage. Generates 20 30 Insanity. Shadow Priest - Level 15 Talent. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
    • Void Ray Each time your Mind Flay deals damage, you gain 10% increased Mind Flay damage for 4 sec, stacking up to 6 5 times. Shadow Priest - Level 60 Talent.

    PvP Talents
    • Initiation Name changed from "Initiation (NYI)" to "Initiation".

    Discipline
    • Plea Discipline: A quick, efficient plea to heal an ally for [ 1 + 225% of Spell Power ]. Mana cost increased by 50% for each Atonement you have active. Holy, Shadow: A quick, efficient plea to heal an ally for [ 1 + 225% of Spell Power ]. Can be cast in Spirit of Redemption. Can't be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Discipline Spec. 0.6% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant.

    Discipline & Shadow
    • Shadow Word: Pain Discipline, Holy: A word of darkness that causes [ 1 + 62.5% 40% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage instantly, and an additional [ 6 + 62.5% [ 7 + 40% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage over 18 sec 14 sec. Shadow: A word of darkness that causes [ 1 + 40% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage instantly, and an additional [ 7 + 40% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage over 14 sec. Generates 4 Insanity. Can be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Discipline & Shadow Spec. 2% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant.

    Holy
    • Guardian Spirit Calls upon a guardian spirit to watch over the friendly target for 10 sec, increasing healing received by 60% and preventing the target from dying by sacrificing itself. This sacrifice terminates the effect and heals the target for 40% of maximum health. Castable while stunned. Massive damage amounts will kill the target despite this effect. Can be cast in Shadowform, Spirit of Redemption. Priest - Holy Spec. 0.9% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. Instant. 4 min cooldown.
    • Holy Fire Consumes the enemy in Holy flames that cause [ 150% of Spell Power ] Holy damage and an additional [ 40% of Spell Power ] Holy damage over 7 sec. Stacks up to 2 times. Can't be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Holy Spec. 1% 1.5% of Base Mana. 30 yd range. Instant. 10 sec cooldown.

    Shadow
    • Dispersion Disperse into pure Shadow energy for 6 sec, reducing all damage you take by 60%, but you are unable to attack or cast spells. Castable while stunned, feared, or silenced. Voidform does not drain Insanity while dispersed. Priest - Shadow Spec. Instant. 2 min cooldown.
    • Mind Flay Assaults the target's mind with Shadow energy, causing [ 4 + 30% 50% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage over 3 sec and slowing their movement speed by 50%. Generates 8 Insanity over the duration. Can be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Shadow Spec. 40 yd range. 3 sec cast (Channeled).
    • Shadowy Apparitions When your Shadow Word: Pain damage over time critically strikes, you also create a shadowy version of yourself that floats towards the target and deals [ 45% [ 30% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage. Priest - Shadow Spec.
    • Silence Silences the target, preventing them from casting spells for 5 sec. Against non-players, also interrupts spellcasting and prevents any spell in that school from being cast for 3 sec. Can be cast in Shadowform. Priest - Shadow Spec. All Shadow Orbs. 30 yd range. Instant. 45 sec cooldown.
    • Vampiric Touch A touch of darkness that causes [ 8 [ 6 + 77.7% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage over 24 18 sec, and heals the Priest for 50% of damage dealt. If Vampiric Touch is dispelled, the dispeller flees in Horror for 3 sec. Generates 4 Insanity. Priest - Shadow Spec. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
    • Void Bolt Sends a bolt of pure void energy at the enemy, causing [ 1 + 333.3% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage and extending the duration of refreshing Shadow Word: Pain and Vampiric Touch by 3 sec. Only useable in to their original duration. Requires Voidform. Generates 16 Insanity. Priest - Shadow Spec. 40 yd range. Instant. 4.5 sec cooldown.
    • Voidform Discipline, Holy: Activate Voidform, increasing damage by 30% and granting an additional 1% Haste every 1 sec. Insanity will drain increasingly fast until it reaches 0 and Voidform ends. When Voidform ends, you gain Lingering Insanity, allowing the Haste bonus to persist for 60 sec or until you next enter Voidform. Requires [ 1% of C ] Insanity to activate. Shadow: Activate Voidform, increasing damage by 30%, reducing the cooldown on Mind Blast by 3 sec, and granting an additional 1% Haste every 1 sec. Insanity will drain increasingly fast until it reaches 0 and Voidform ends. When Voidform ends, you gain Lingering Insanity, allowing the Haste bonus to persist for 60 sec or until you next enter Voidform. Requires 100 [ 1% of C Insanity to activate. Priest - Shadow Spec. Instant. All Shadow Orbs. Instant.
    • Voidform Priest - Shadow Spec.All Shadow Orbs.



    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Hey Shadow Priests. Let's talk a bit about utility.

    Shadow in Legion currently has a ridiculous amount of utility, way more than any other spec. I talked about that in the previous thread, here:

    Re: Utility
    Shadow is in a very odd situation when it comes to utility, especially in PvP. The amount of potential utility they offer is astronomical. It’s a staggeringly long list: Body and Soul, Dispel Magic, Dominate Mind, Mass Dispel, Mind Bomb, Power Word: Shield, Psychic Horror, Psychic Scream, Purify Disease, Shackle Undead, Shadow Mend, Silence, Vampiric Embrace… probably something else I’ve forgotten offhand. But at the same time, despite the crazy number of utility spells at their fingertips, it’s actually quite hard for them to actually use many of them. Since their rotation is based on continuously generating Insanity as fast as possible, any time lost to utility is punishing, especially in Voidform, where you’re actually losing Insanity while casting other things. And then on top of that, many of the spells cost huge chunks of Insanity as well. We’re not happy with that situation, and are considering other potential options. They could probably stand to lose at least a couple spells off that list, but we’re also considering bringing back Mana as an additional resource that would just be used for limiting your usage of the many utility spells, with costs proportional to their impact.

    The above list also forgot to include[*] the 3rd and 6th rows of PvP talents. As an update on this, we've decided to buff Mind Control baseline (effectively re-adding it to PvP on top of Mind Bomb / Psychic Voice), and remove Psychic Horror instead. That still leaves them with way more utility than anyone else, of course.

    Then we have the problem of whether they can actually use all that utility. Currently, you mostly can't, because of the Insanity costs, and how much that negatively impacts your offenses. We've decided to give Shadow (and Elemental and Enhancement) back the small mana bar like Balance currently has. Similar to other mana-using hybrid DPS, mana will be used for utility abilities, which should free you up to be able to use them much more than you can in the current build. (EDIT: To clarify, the switch to mana will hopefully make the NEXT build, not today's build.)

    Keep the feedback on this coming, thanks!

    * EDIT: I had originally said 'Fade w/ Artifact' here as well. There was, at one point in development, an artifact trait that added damage reduction to Fade, similar to the old glyph, but it has since been changed. Sorry for the mistake. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    Many thanks for the contributions and discussions so far from other threads, the number of Legion threads being created was getting out of hand however so these spec specific threads have been created to allow continued discussions without cluttering the forums.
    Previous threads on shadow legion topics;
    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...gion-expansion
    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...aul-discussion
    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...-old-god-theme
    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...-yeah-insanity
    Last edited by Djriff; 2016-04-04 at 03:34 PM.

  2. #2
    About our dagger :
    Q: The shadowpriest weapon looks .. underwhelming. Will there be an offhand or anything?
    A: Yeah, it has an off-hand. It's also very present in gameplay through some of its abilities. (craig_amai)
    A: The feedback on first impressions is very appreciated though. Daggers have a way of feeling underwhelming very easily. (craig_amai)

    (sorry don't know how to do your fancy blue thingy)

    Looking at the tweets... the haste buff stacks and apparently we'll be able to go back to voidform fast... maybe that's their idea of insanity : we'll get so much haste that in the end we'll basically have no cast time and be like : LOOK AT ME IM A TENTACLE MONSTER while running around everyone.
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    Homophobia is so gay.

  3. #3
    Why did we need a new one of these? This one already works great.
    Last edited by Annesh; 2015-11-11 at 07:32 AM.

  4. #4
    Every other topic appears to be closed with the focus being on these 3 new ones, 1 for each spec. I missed some of those twitter responses since I don't use twitter. Looking forward to beta so we can see and know more about all 3 specs.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Ilir View Post
    Looking at the tweets... the haste buff stacks and apparently we'll be able to go back to voidform fast... maybe that's their idea of insanity : we'll get so much haste that in the end we'll basically have no cast time and be like : LOOK AT ME IM A TENTACLE MONSTER while running around everyone.
    I found that last bit funny. Although it does seem like that could very well happen. Haste is perpetually increasing while in void form and persists for 20 seconds after we exit. It's possible we could enter void form while the haste buff is still up and then keep increasing the percentage of haste stacked on us going in and out of void form faster than the last time until we are at the point where we might as well be casting while moving and flailing our tentacles through the raid group.

    Hoping Xal'atath has some cool animations and effects. Currently I'm super jealous of the disc staff.

  6. #6
    Admittedly shadow priests have never really had a clear cut identity, so I can appreciate that Blizzard is trying to carve out a niche for them in RP terms. However, void / insanity / old gods is never how I envisioned my character. When I really think about it, I don't even know exactly *how* I ever envisioned my character, other than there's vampiric stuff and she casts plagues and black magic and she is translucent and it's cool. I think part of me wishes WoW builds were more like Diablo, where I could mash a bunch of talents together and call my shadow priest a plague witch. I'm really looking forward to seeing if I like it, because as of right now I just don't know if I do or not.

    PS. Bring back blue Palpatine beams of Mind Flay death. The original shadow priest imo:
    Furthermore, I consider that China must be destroyed.

  7. #7
    Looking by the wording, you get a buff after you leave void form (I assume a fixed haste buff with a different spell id), that can stack with the void form haste buff itself (which stacks). It is also unlikely the buff can stack to perpetuity as it will be favoured towards long encounters. Finally, if Vyr's set Archon with Swami is in any way an influence to void form, then we know that it has separate stacks for each instance of Archon.

    Hopefully it doesn't share the same problem of momentum. Your initial void form buff (haste/mastery) perpetuates to all consecutive void forms, however considering that they expect void form buffs to be chained together, there will be a theoretical equilibrium which has a downward bias on good initial states and an upward bias on bad initial states based on your natural level of haste/mastery.

  8. #8
    Not sure if this was discussed previously, but I'm getting a feeling that Shadowform will be passive in WoD.

    So the wording isn't completely clear, but it sounds like shadow will no longer even have access to almost any ability that would kick you out of Shadowform (Resurrection would be the only one). Considering how rarely anyone casts a single rez anymore, Shadowform will be Inner Fire 2.0. Cast it when you get (battle-)rezzed and forget about it. It'd make sense for Blizzard to just do away with the ability and just give it the Inner Fire treatment: make it passive and adjust our abilities accordingly.

  9. #9
    After rereading the description for voidform, the buff you get is the amount of haste you acquired while in Voidform. So say you kept it up for 25 seconds, you would have a 50% haste buff at the end of it (as haste increases by 2% for each second in void form) that would last for 20 more seconds. If in that time you were able to generate enough insanity, at 100 you would switch and then presumably have a different buff that didn't tick away (as it persists as long as voidform is up, provided you have a continuous source of insanity) and would give you the 20 second haste buff once it disappears. So you could have a period where your haste is incredibly high, but it would disappear once the 20 second buff faded, if it were possible to generate that much insanity in a short amount of time (which it definitely should be on fights with multiple targets). It'll be fun to see just how far it can be pushed once beta hits.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by wombats23 View Post
    Not sure if this was discussed previously, but I'm getting a feeling that Shadowform will be passive in WoD.

    So the wording isn't completely clear, but it sounds like shadow will no longer even have access to almost any ability that would kick you out of Shadowform (Resurrection would be the only one). Considering how rarely anyone casts a single rez anymore, Shadowform will be Inner Fire 2.0. Cast it when you get (battle-)rezzed and forget about it. It'd make sense for Blizzard to just do away with the ability and just give it the Inner Fire treatment: make it passive and adjust our abilities accordingly.
    ..Are there shadow priests that don't already automatically cast shadowform and then forget about it until it has to be cast again? If it were passive we would have no choice but to be in shadowform 100% of the time, even out of combat.

  10. #10
    I think it'll be passive. Maybe at 0 insanity we'll barely notice anything and the more we are close to 100 the more it becomes clear.
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    Homophobia is so gay.

  11. #11
    The most important thing right now are the talents and the artifact weapon tree. The class preview doesn't give us anything special or important than the new Voidform. Talents turn out to be how Shadow will be played.

    Any information when talents & artifact weapon trees will be released?

  12. #12
    What I am curious to see is what are they gonna give in terms of Defensive Capabilities for the Shadowpriest for PVP. The Void Form I suppose will be our big burst. The question is what will we be given to be able to cast anything in that Void Form because we have a problem at the moment with being trained.

    In all honesty Psychic Scream breaks easily, The Psychic Tentacles don't last long due to low hit points and can be damaged both from the priest and the one at root, Horror needs Shadow Orbs which are used for the Devouring Plague , Vampiric Touch (3 second Horror to the dispeller)is nothing if you compare it to Unstable Affliction(A lot of damage+4 second silence) and Silence is useless against melee. Phantasm can remove slow effects but doesn't give you any Extra speed to run away and the other talents while giving you Extra speed do not remove slow effects and basically every melee class can reach you in an instant if they want. Dispersion remains the only ability in the game that forbids you to cast anything while trying to defend. Finally our Offhealing which used to be perfect is non existent.

    I want to see a complete overhaul of our pvp defences.
    Last edited by Darth-Piekus; 2015-11-11 at 09:08 AM.

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Gnarilex View Post
    ..Are there shadow priests that don't already automatically cast shadowform and then forget about it until it has to be cast again? If it were passive we would have no choice but to be in shadowform 100% of the time, even out of combat.
    I'm guessing you solely raid, so you obviously wouldn't care (or you're joking, I suck at being able to tell, Poe's law!), but leaving Shadowform has a clear purpose right now: to give you access to your healing spells. Without our traditional healing spells come Legion, it only makes sense to be in Shadowform 100% of the time. I mean, take a look at this quote from our class preview:

    "The Light in which many priests bathe is brilliant and effervescent, granting them immense divine power. But the brightest light casts the darkest shadow—and from within this blackness, a rival power dwells. Shadow priests fully embrace this opposing polarity, their faith equally resolute as their holy counterparts—but focused on shadowy magics and mental manipulation"

    If we shadow priests fully embrace this darkness, why would we even need a form that does not bask in the darkness?

    I guess Blizzard could add a minor glyph that lets you shift out of Shadowform in case you ever get tired of looking at darkness. Probably make it only usable OoC similar to a Worgen's human form.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ilir View Post
    I think it'll be passive. Maybe at 0 insanity we'll barely notice anything and the more we are close to 100 the more it becomes clear.
    That would be cool too. If that is the case though, there's probably a 95% chance I'll make WeakAuras that /say or /yell bad jokes as I hit certain amounts of Insanity. Probably in reference of DBZ.
    Last edited by wombats23; 2015-11-11 at 09:02 AM.

  14. #14
    Maybe Shadowform is dependant on Insanity? The more Insanity you get the more you get darker and darker. You start as the normal looking "Holy" priest and you become darker and darker the more Insanity you accumulate until you unleash it by shifting into Voidform - that's the moment when we are "the darkest" and get those tentacles. And as Insanity is decreasing we get less tentacles and return to our normal form.

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Darth-Piekus View Post
    What I am curious to see is what are they gonna give in terms of Defensive Capabilities for the Shadowpriest for PVP. The Void Form I suppose will be our big burst. The question is what will we be given to be able to cast anything in that Void Form because we have a problem at the moment with being trained.

    In all honesty Psychic Scream breaks easily, The Psychic Tentacles don't last long due to low hit points and can be damaged both from the priest and the one at root, Horror needs Shadow Orbs which are used for the Devouring Plague , Vampiric Touch (3 second Horror to the dispeller)is nothing if you compare it to Unstable Affliction(A lot of damage+4 second silence) and Silence is useless against melee. Phantasm can remove slow effects but doesn't give you any Extra speed to run away and the other talents while giving you Extra speed do not remove slow effects and basically every melee class can reach you in an instant if they want. Dispersion remains the only ability in the game that forbids you to cast anything while trying to defend. Finally our Offhealing which used to be perfect is non existent.

    I want to see a complete overhaul of our pvp defences.
    First: Devouring Plague is gone, check the OP. I'm pretty certain shadow orbs are gone as well, but I don't have any proof of that. There's no mention of shadow orbs in our class preview, so I'd imagine that means they're gone.

    Second: I personally think it's okay that we're weak to melee. We're not frost mages or hunters. There's nothing about being a shadow priest that makes me think we should have some sort of advantage over melee classes.
    Besides, it's not that we don't have good defensive tools. We have a 2 min cd dispersion, high uptime on 60% movement speed, PWS, and (for some stupid reason) spectral guise. We're also one of the only two DPS specs that can defensively dispel magic effects. The problem is that for every tool we have, melee classes have a tool to counter it, in addition to more tools on top of that. The problem isn't shadow, the problem is the state of the game, really.

    Lastly: Ice Block and Deterrence both stop the caster's ability to cast while being on the defensive. Hyperbole is rarely ever helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth-Piekus View Post
    I want to see a complete overhaul of our pvp defences.
    Aren't they adding independent PVP talents to address this?

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    They should add some effect to the artifact. Like prince of persia two thrones. Tentacles emanate from the dagger wrapping one of your hand with an eerie glow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annesh View Post
    Why did we need a new one of these? This one already works great.
    Reasons! i.e. Redsparowe wasn't OP. However, I won't write all over again what has already been written into the other thread. Red, this is rubbish.

    Can't you just merge them, because there has been a good discussion going on. This is what creates redundancy. You don't want multiple Threads and open them yourself. Dude...
    Last edited by mmoc3c639dd81a; 2015-11-11 at 10:54 AM.

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    Why create a new one?

    Here you go

    *edit: closed

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    I think shadow should definitely have permanent Shadow Form. So far in Legion our heal is shadowcentric. Since we are a priest we may be able to resurrect but Prayer of Mending, Flash Heal and Resurrection are the only moves that take us out of Shadowform. 3 moves.
    Last edited by RsinRC; 2015-11-11 at 12:11 PM.

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