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8-04-2009 @ 7:52AM
Shadow damage needs buffed. If Mindflay is supposed to be "...high direct damage with no cooldown, Mind Flay is supposed to be that spell." Then it either needs to not be interruptable or do a 'pop' on interrupt. In PVP we have 3 viable damage spells (against resilience): Mindblast (longish cast + cooldown), SW: Death (Which seems often to do as much push back as damage), and Mindflay (a channeled 3 tick spell).I am ignoring our wonderful doughnut AoE here.Now, don't get me wrong, I can do damage in PVP or PVE. But if I am singled up on a target in a PVP situation, odds are I'm going to lose. I am too squishy, to easy to spell lock, and too easy to stun lock.Squishy: If we are to compare damage mitigation Auras between classes, then inner fire is the worst. Sure it buffs our DPS now, making it essential. But the damage it mitigates is minimal, and it does not thing to mitigate any magical damage.Spell Locked: Yes, we can be locked out just as easily as Pallys. But pallys have better passive defenses, and can hit the guy. We can wand. But things like dampen magic and shadow resistance gimp us too. They gave mages a 'frost fire' bolt to prevent a single spec from being 'locked out' on mobs that are resistant. We saw no such 'love'.Stun Lock: It is not that we are get stun locked more than other cloth casters, it's just that we have less we can do about it, and have less passive defenses. When we get stunned, we're done. We can't survive the burst, and we can't escape it.Now, I wouldn't trade the damage mitigation of Shadow Form for the world. But when 85% of someones damage (and ret pally's, I'm looking at you) can blow through all of your passive defenses and kill you in TWO SHOTS. there is something wrong. And for the record, I have like 400 resilience (I don't arena- but as a shadow priest I shouldn't have to mention that). I can hang in there MUCH longer with the resilience. But even so, a ret pally in PVP gear can take me down during the HoJ stun. And there is nothing I can do about it. Deathknights can Death Grip me, freeze me in place, silence me and kill me three GCDs. I don't want to be a PVP god. But, damn I am tired of being an honor cookie.
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