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8-09-2008 @ 9:00AM
Lucidique said..."Apart from okay damage dealing, shadow priests rule is a supportive one, just like Enhancement Shamans."Oh, you mean Enhancement Shamans that can put out 2.2k+ DPS in the current end game (along with Elemental Shamans and Ret Pallies that also bring support to the raid)? Lucidique said..."They are a mana battery for a healing group."A role that they will now share with Survival Hunters, another class/spec combination that will be able to out-DPS Shadow Priests. Better to bring a Holy Priest to give out Fort buffs, or have a Disc Priest in Raid Group 8 waiting outside the raid to do Fort and Divine Spirit.I play a raiding Shadow Priest and I'm very comfortable with playing a utility role in the end game. However, the rationale behind reducing the mana return percentage on VT was to allow for increased Shadow Priest DPS. This hasn't happened in Beta according to guildmates and my reading of the Beta Forums.The consensus of almost all Priests posting on the Beta Forum is: Mind Flay should have range increased, snare removed and damage co-efficient increased to that of Arcane Missles. Requiring us to use an Inscription slot to make the range of our primary spamable damage spell EQUAL to that of other DPS classes is insulting.Looks more and more like DK will be the way to go until Blizzard treats Shadow Priests like more than second class citizens.
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