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8-28-2010 @ 11:16PM
At first I was worried about the extra haste, after all, in Wrath too much haste leads to wasted time in between mind blasts. But then I got thinking, if we manage to get enough haste, (approximately 30%, yes I know that's a lofty goal, but we get almost 10 just from being a priest) then we'll have time to cast a Mind Spike, or Shadow Word: Death. This is exactly what I wanted from Cataclysm, the Spriest rotation to change to something less repetitive and more reactive.Though a downside I just can't shake is the shadowy appartion. Sure it LOOKS cool, but when you break down the numbers its really not all that great.At max rank, theres a 6% chance to proc 15% of Mind Blast damage every ~3 seconds. This works our to about a 1/50 chance (while standing still.) Assuming a Mind Blast damage of 10k (for easy maths sake) this works out to a dps of only 30. Sure you can move to increase the proc rate and the dps to 300 but then you have to lose a mind flay for just the chance of a proc, and if your mind blast is doing 10k then thats definitely more.Yes it's nice to have a novelty talent, but in a tree that is already limited by being both the PvE and PvP dps tree for a class, we need every useful talent we can get.
8-28-2010 @ 11:25PM
Its not meant to be outstanding when you're standing still.
8-29-2010 @ 1:54AM
I foresee a new mod showing you EXACTLY when your SW:P is going to tick and people taking a step right that instant before going back to their rotation. If you could, for example, get in two mind flays, take a step, repeat, and exploit that 60% proc rate....Man this is gonna be worse than ret pally seal twisting in BC, or rogue weapon switching before the deadly poison buff.
8-29-2010 @ 4:42AM
Unless it is limited by ppm and the travel speed is fixed, get ready for the SW:P-spamming melee jitterbug SPreist.1. Toss SW:P on everything! (unless limited by ppm, this increases procs)2. Get as close as possible to targets! (less travel time = faster deeps)3. Jitterbug! (mash those move keys whenever you can)4. Profit! (more leet deeps)I think a mechanic encouraging SPriests to dance in mobs' faces and to spam SW:P on anything in sight isn't the best of ideas.
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