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8-18-2010 @ 4:18PM
Its a PvP talent, and until ICC came around there was absolutely no use for it in PVE. In fact the designers went out of their way to disable it in a few places in Ulduar. Shadow Priests take it because there is nothing else to take. To go far enough in the Disc tree to get something good you have to shed quite a few of the talents at the bottom of the Shadow tree. I am also not as sure as you that our Cata prospects look so good. The new Cata tree is chucked full of wonderful talents like Phantasm. How many PvP talents do SP need in our trees. Its almost borderline insanity!
8-18-2010 @ 4:21PM
Whenever someone gripes about Phantasm, someone else inevitably chimes in that trash mobs in Burning Crusade would dispel.I don't know if they're right, but I'm chiming in and saying that trash mobs in Burning Crusade would dispel, apparently.
8-18-2010 @ 4:31PM
Wait, no. It's when people gripe about Sin and Punishment that people will chime in about BC mobs dispelling. Stupid new name for Improved Shadowform got me confused.
8-18-2010 @ 4:38PM
"Its a PvP talent, and until ICC came around there was absolutely no use for it in PVE."A SPriest with glyphed dispersion can, and often does, stay outside to eat Algalon's Big Bangs instead of one of the tanks.
8-18-2010 @ 6:10PM
I can't count the number of instances glyphed dispersion has proven useful to me in PvE. I Ignore spores on Fester and gain DPS by not minimizing movement, it makes the unchained magic debuff an utter joke, and let's not forget "tanking" vile spirits. Yeah, I'll be keeping that PvP talent in my spec forever.Now if you want to talk disappointments look at Sin and Punishment, there's an utterly worthless talent for PvE. For that matter whoever thought it was a brilliant idea to save Imp Pyschic scream as a two point prereq to Silence instead of a glyph (minor one at that) can blow me.
8-19-2010 @ 7:07AM
This.Dispersion is a great talent. It is nice and useful. It has some situational PvE applications and is a key PvP ability. Guess what, so is Silence, and it isn't our spec's capstone.Dispersion is a nice talented ability and fits SPriest lore nicely, but it in no way is a DPS caster capstone talent. If you look at what it does, it seems like a Pally tanking talent:- uber damage reduction- mana restore- root clear- self-silenceSay you took everything Dispersion does, called it 'Body of Light' and changed to it to a ball of light rather than Shadow, you'd have a tanking CD. Why does a DPS caster have a tanking CD as the spec capstone - the top talent that defines the spec? That's my problem with Dispersion.I've never spent a point on it and never will so long as it sits at the top of the tree.
8-19-2010 @ 8:09AM
I will somewhat agree that it is a PvP talent, but any experienced PvP opponent that has gone up against a SPriest knows we are only like that for 6 seconds and times attacks for when we are coming out of our shadowy little cloud. They also know there is nothing we can do for 6 seconds except move around and can take time to bandage or heal. And once we use it they know we are on CD. I would not mind seeing a mechanic like all Shadow based DoT's on a target take an additional 25% damage while the SPriest is dispersed. I would even be willing to drop our damage reduction down to 75% for something like that.As far as PvE I find myself using it everyday when I run a random heroic. The majority of tanks now are so over geared for most heroic dungeons they routinely try for speed runs. They pull entire rooms and hallways and leave it to us to burn them down. We have decent mana regen but Mind Sear is a mana hog. I find myself dropping down to 5k mana quite a bit, and being able to hit Dispersion when it is off CD for the quick boost is more than welcome. I can't remember the last time I had to pop a Runic because I was running low.I have also found it useful when doing runs with inexperienced healers that are concentrating on the tank and are forgetting about us. And especially for the trash mobs in ICC. I have yet to run with a tank that can hold ALL the trash once my DPS ramps up over 20k during a fight. Fade helps but unless I am hitting it and running in the opposite direction they will be right back. Dispersion has saved me a few times.Is it broken? I'm not sure. I have not played my SPriest beyond the 3.3 patch so I do not know the history. I am happy that we have the talent but I do feel it could be lower in the tree for what we are getting.
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