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9-15-2008 @ 5:52PM
It's rubbish. You can't move (like before) but this is an in combat ability.For PVP it's practically worthless except to detarget you, which anyone decent is going to be able to retarget you immediately anyway. Oh were did that Night Elf go that I was hitting? Of course, he's right where he was before.And it doesn't allow casting to continue so not a very good agro tool for your priest. Hope nobody needs healing.To top it off it's basically the human racial they felt wasn't good enough for humans. Why not give it to Night Elfs then.The old ability had a lot more uses than this does (but then I solo a lot where it is soooo much better).And to David, it's 3% nature resist. It's 2% I think for the hit penalty. Plus, I can't remember getting back to my corpse a few seconds quicker being particularly useful. (Night Elf corpse zerg?)
9-17-2008 @ 9:48PM
Said pretty well. Night elf racials in my eyes have actually been nerfed now. It's not like you can shadowmeld drink IN COMBAT now, you may only shadowmeld, considering you DON'T have faerie fire on you. You can only cover your drink with a shadowmeld once every 3 minutes now instead of 10 seconds like before. The only situation I see this new shadowmeld being useful for my rogue is stopping a polymorph cast on me once every 3 minutes, if I'm a decent distance away from them heh. A joke of a racial when compared to the other 'Use' racials. WoTF, Stoneform, Escape Artist, AOE Silence, Blood Rage, Berserking.I would like to see the cooldown lowered considerably, maybe 30 seconds, and require you to be near an actual shadow in order to use it.The -2% chance to be hit isn't even as good at the +1% dodge we have now LOL? the -2% hit is MAYBE decent for a NE priest who has Elune's grace active, for 22% or w/e it is, maybe 17%. Problem is in WoTLK that -2% chance to be hit, along with other similar talents and the like are easily countered with +hit items, which you will have anyways unless you enjoy seeing auto's/specials/poisons/spells missing.Faster corpse runs! Wooo after you kill the NE with your superior racials it gets to run back faster increasing the chances for a res timer, and allowing you to gain more honorable kills for the day. And completely nullified in arena. Maybe it's slightly useful for raiding, you get to start drinking 10 seconds before the non night elves of the raid, grats on being the raids #1 rebuffer, though you still have to wait for the rest of the raid to be ready before you can kill that boss!
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