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Cataclysm Talent Preview: Shadow priests {WoW}

Jun 10th 2010 10:44PM http://cata.wowhead.com/talent#bVcrzhu0oZZMxfVofzffqfzAo

This is the 21/0/55 example from my earlier post. Only talents I feel wasted are Improved Mana Burn and Focused Power.

Cataclysm Talent Preview: Shadow priests {WoW}

Jun 10th 2010 10:33PM It seems that Dark Thoughts and Improved Shadowform provide the same amount of pushback protection, so I expect to see Dark Thoughts change. Shadow Affinity should change as well, given the Blue comments on eliminating threat reduction talents.

I can see 21/0/55 being a standard just for Power Word: Barrier in the same way that Holy and some Ret Paladins take the Divine Sacrifice/Divine Guardian: as a raidwide "oh crap!" button. However, unless we cast dispels or mana burn, there's some wasted points needed for barrier.

All the World's a Stage: So you want to be a Druid {WoW}

Dec 29th 2008 4:58AM Be very careful with the materials you look at to investigate druidism. The sources recommended by the author should be avoided, as druidism is specifically a Celtic belief and position. Tao and indigenous beliefs, while possibly contrasting with the modern worldview, will not expose you to the Celtic culture from which druidism springs.

While druids did venerate nature, the chief purpose of a druid was to act in the roles of priest, judge, scholar, teacher, and musical storyteller, serving as the guardians and repositories of Celtic culture. While mostly pagan in religious belief, some current orders will accept pagans and Christians, as the traditional Celtic branch of Christianity was not incompatible with the druidic worldview. However, Celtic Christianity was superceded by Roman Catholic Christianity, which was incompatible.

The danger in druidic research lies in the large amounts of sheer fiction generated by the misunderstandings and misconceptions from 200 years ago and the outright fabrications of certain individuals, such as Iolo Morganwg. While these more romanticised and spurious works might be of benefit to the roleplayer, since WoW druids are highly stylised exaggerations, serious students should avoid them.