Oct 20th 2008 9:18AM What??
No improved shadowform? With all the raid damage that exists in SwP and even on BT there's no way I will leave improved shadowform out and be back on the days of no mind flays because they get broken with damage received.
As to the 5/5 improved Mind Blast, again I dare you to prove me with WWS that you cast more MB then me with 4/5 AND you can keep my DoT uptime, I think you know DoT uptime separate good SP from bad ones not how hard or often you hit with MB.
Oct 20th 2008 7:19AM I would correct the following on your build for a more effective raiding:
First, not having improved VE until the nerf is insane. I was 3rd on the KJ death this week, between 1st and 3rd all BT run, 1st on TK and top3 on MH.
Second, 5/5 MB is never better unless you are soloing content. With 4/5 I can prove through WWS that you wont make more MB then me IF you want to keep up on the DoT up time and there's where the real damage is!
Where to get the 2 needed points? Easy, 1 from improved Mind Blast. The second you can choose, imHo 2/3 Pain & Suffering is enough. On mutli-target fights just use the glyph of shadow word: pain and will be ok. You can also remove 1 point from Shadow weaving if you want, since will only affect the begining of the fight (and will make you cast 1 extra SwP)