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9-01-2010 @ 2:48PM
This may not be the nerf it seems even for healers...Okay, caveat: It IS a nerf. No argument.However, keep in mind what they've said about changes to pets - they'll benefit from the buffs on us, rather than getting their own buffs. Will this apply to Shadowfiend too?If so, Haste will impact healers' Shadowfiend's speed-of-attack, and we may be seeing more attacks in that brief window, resulting in more mana return. If this is the case, reducing the mana return and upping the cooldown may result in a smaller nerf than it seems, and with any luck, will just give us more mana from one summoning while making us wait longer for the next.I'm skeptical - after all, Blizzard has declared jihad on healer mana - but it may be less painful, or even quite nice for long fights.
9-01-2010 @ 3:50PM
That depends. Is shadowfiend and actual pet? Can you control it? If not, then it's a guardian, not a pet, and afaik guardians do not benefit from buffs.(that wasn't sarcasm at the first part, I don't play spriest and have no idea what it is)
9-01-2010 @ 6:10PM
Yes, shadowfiends do have a pet bar you can control, and do benfit from your current buffs. (Thus the reason why my little pvp priest has inner focus bound to the same button as her shadowfiend)
9-01-2010 @ 6:12PM
Hmm good point and to the guy above me yes Shadowfiend is a pet we do control it. I do wonder if Shadowfiend will get treated the same way
9-02-2010 @ 1:17AM
Healing priests are only losing out in the mana return part of s-fiend. Since most healers don't take the veiled shadows talents anyway, we're used to the 5 min CD.
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