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Spiritual Guidance: First hands-on look at the Mists of Pandaria shadow priest {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 4:43PM For apparitions, since they're instant cast, it's a spell to toss out when you are forced to move (kind of like SW:D ), or use when you have 3 orbs and you know you don't want to hold out to send the apparitions after a proc that's coming soon (like a spellpower proc).

Mind Blast has a proc that boosts SW:D so it acts as though the target is below 25% health, so I am tending to try & keep SW:D off cooldown and cast it just after a MB cast. Since there's no more Masochism mana return, SW:D probably gets a lot more damage done if we wait for those times than if we use it every time it's off CD.

Spiritual Guidance: First hands-on look at the Mists of Pandaria shadow priest {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 2:59PM The optimistic speculation is that the level 90 talent descriptions are the healing ones and that there will be text added for a "But if you're in shadowform, this talent does ..." That is based on a datamined spell called "Dark Halo."

That would be cool.

Spiritual Guidance: First hands-on look at the Mists of Pandaria shadow priest {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 2:57PM The DoT damage buff from mastery is present all the time. No more empowered shadows proc required, and also no more holding off on your MB to try and proc just one more orb before your empowered shadows buff times out. The old mastery/orb interaction was a massive pain to juggle. Glad to see it go.

Sadly, they replaced it with apparitions, which need to be buffed significantly (they need to fly and to move a lot faster - like a shadowy arcane barrage).

Know Your Lore: Never to rise again {WoW}

Apr 4th 2012 1:56PM So Festergut and Rotface are the parts of Arthas that really liked poop and flatulence jokes?

Raid Rx: Priest thoughts and the 100k mana club {WoW}

Apr 3rd 2012 2:14PM You can move raid frames by pulling out the raid menu from the left side of your screen and pressing the unlock/lock raid frames toggle. When they're unlocked they get a border you can drag them around with. You can adjust the width/height of frames and whether they get borders etc. from the Raid UI menu in the interface options.

Default raid ui on live servers is about where xPerl was 3 years ago. It's perfectly useable for raiding with just a mouseover mod (like Clique) or macros.

The Queue: Braggosh Day {WoW}

Mar 30th 2012 12:33PM Pretty sure KR is Korean.

Mists of Pandaria Beta: Male pandaren facial hair gallery {WoW}

Mar 29th 2012 4:25PM Need longer sideburns!

The Queue: Professor Oak {WoW}

Mar 27th 2012 2:27PM You DO remember that in Vanilla, everyone (on Alliance anyway) hung out in IF, right?

Breakfast Topic: What's the one thing you can't wait to find out about Mists? {WoW}

Mar 27th 2012 8:52AM Well, Blizz has said that dungeons should not be hours-long slogs (a la Grim Batol 2 weeks after Cata release), so they can't be going back to the utter failure that was heroics at Cata launch or tier 11 (aka - the Tier that Killed Guilds and Devoured a Million Subs). That means that maybe healers will have to manage a crucial cooldown or a dispel now and again in between staying out of fire and, of course, healing.

The revamp of shadow is needed, and hopefully they keep it fun and competitive dps.

But yeah, the facts that priest talents came out last and that the L87 spell is as uninspiring as life grip (spectral guise? why not something really cool like shaman's ascendance or warrior avatar etc. etc.) make me wonder about changing mains now that mounts will be account-wide (if the only reason you're playing your old main is because he has the coolest mounts, that is a bad sign :) ).

Mists of Pandaria: Monk talents revealed {WoW}

Mar 24th 2012 8:21PM Not sure why you're getting voted down.
You're correct.
Blizz only wants pallies to heal, and wants priests to re-roll to another class, and expects resto shamans and druids to just get along on past reputation as good raid heals.