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10-20-2010 @ 4:11PM
I can't speak for my raiding shadowy bretheren, but my DPS has sucked in 4.0.1. in heroics.The ramp up period for shadow damage is SO long and stuff dies so fast now that I often don't even get to cast a second Mb. Did the nerf to SW: Death actually REDUCE it's damage below prior damage?Orbs? Clone-bombs? Dots? my DPS simply sucks. Down over 1k compared to prior to to 4.0.1
10-20-2010 @ 4:28PM
I can only asssume you mean for trash, cuz heroic bosses still take a little while to die. For trash, especially with an over geared group, if things are dying too fast I just used SW:P on one and Mind Sear, even after the nerf. Or I just tab MD/MF spam. If things are dying that fast, then what does it matter what your DPS is?
10-20-2010 @ 5:11PM
@RinIt's more of a 'but I want to play too!'. When everyone else is putting out 5k DPS [because of AoE] and I sputter along below 3k.... It's embarassing.
10-20-2010 @ 5:27PM
Your aoe will be much lower than before. I was around 35k dps on sindra's trash before and only at 10k now. But my single target dps jumped a good 40%. For more than a couple trash tab target SW:P, while running in circles. If all the targets have sw:p use dp. Your apparitions plus dots will do far far more damage than trying to aoe.
10-20-2010 @ 5:46PM
@Orca [humor here].... soo.... to be a shadow priest effectively on multi-mob pulls.... spam a dot... and run in a circle.....Can I macro in '/y Whoop Whoop Whoop, nga nga nga' like Curly from the three stooges while I run in a circle?
10-21-2010 @ 10:38AM
@CandinaSimple solution for you, re-roll another class with simple, strong AoE like a mage. Obviously you didn't play or don't remember when SPriests didn't even have an AoE like mind sear. Our forte has and always will be (I hope) single target dps, meaning bosses, which are what counts in the first place. If trash is dying in 10 seconds, who cares what your dps is on them, that's simply an epeen wagging contest. Play well, and you'll still come out on top on overall damage by making up for it on the boss fights where it counts.
10-21-2010 @ 11:53AM
@KlasheI have been playing a shadow priest since 1995. I have seen the class go from a joke to useful and now, back taking a step backwards.Our play style, our survivability, our look appeals to me. But, you know what? Being told to spam one spell and run in an f'n circle is NOT a play style I find all that appealing.At 85 it will probably all be great. I don't wave my epeen, I don't raid anymore. But it is embarrassing to be doing your best, and not even being as competitive as you were prior to the patch.
10-22-2010 @ 6:52AM
@Rin: Are you sure? I went in a heroic Nexus last night to try out my new holy spells, and not a single boss lasted 20 seconds. I shit you not. Got the timings from DBM. The final boss took 18 seconds, the mage boss lasted 10 seconds.
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