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4-13-2009 @ 9:07PM
Okay, okay. I really could use some help on this one. Ever since the change to Improved Shadowform (back in 3.0.2, I think), EVERYONE seems to be after it. WHY? I really don't get it at all. It offers no increased DPS, no increased utility. Sure, it's a great PvP talent, but why are we bothering with it? I would guess that it was just someone's preference to play it safe, but just about every shadow spec I see has it. Could someone explain this to me? I was planning to go 12/0/58 (http://miniurl.com/10686) for my secondary spec, as I am currently Holy. The lack of Inner Focus is personal preference, I never found it very useful, but the Improved Shadowform I really just don't get.
4-13-2009 @ 9:12PM
Both pushback resistance and the ability to drops roots is incredible. They're not useful in absolutely every encounter, but like Dispersion, it's silly not to have it because the situations where it's good? It's REALLY GOOD.Improved Shadowform and Dispersion are useless if you're DPSing in a vacuum, but in actual raiding they are extremely useful.
4-13-2009 @ 9:20PM
I see... I didn't do much Wrath raiding as Shadow, I switched to Holy pretty quick, but I do recall being driven mad by lost Mind Flay/Mind Sear ticks due to pushback. And dropping roots would be pretty handy, this is true... thanks, Mr. Ziebart. The answer is appreciated.
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