Sep 5th 2007 1:24AM The reason why you see so few fist weapons in game has nothing to do with any of the above comments.
You may notice that the majority of Fist weapons are either mainhand or offhand. This is because most of the models used for fist weapons are hand specific. i.e. a grand marshal's left ripper would appear backwards when put in your right hand.
The models do not simply flip or invert. It's dumb and looks like lazy programming to me but them's the breaks.
That's why most of the one-handed fists are ugly and have boring stats.
All other weapons are generally one-handed (able to be equipped in either main or offhand) and are symmetrical in graphic and have a larger and more important impact on the game. The only exceptions to this are caster weapons or weapons that are too awesome to be dual-wielded.
In addition to the fact that only four of nine classes can use Fists (Druids don't count ). Why would the good folks at blizzard add fist model to the game when they can add a new dagger model which can be used over and over and over for eight different classes.
Basically it comes down to how much work Blizz is willing to put into the game for your $15 a month. It's not worth it to them to make more fists, even though it'd be cool as hell.
Jun 27th 2007 3:30PM If you asked Emeril Lagasse how to make a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, could you do it?
If your answer is no, this column is for you.
May 9th 2007 4:18PM A lot of shaman haters in this thread. A lot of bull-headed know-nothing shaman haters. If you're not interested in reading or thinking critically, GTFO.
tyvm, a 70 Elemental Shaman.
Apr 25th 2007 12:46PM The results are in.
Hoss is right,
Calgar is not as right as Hoss,
Thrix is a noob and should L2P.
Also, I think the whole idea of Build Shop needs work. What's the use reading a Wall of Text if it all comes from someone who acknowledges they know very little about the class? I love the discussion, I love the idea that it could help people improve as players. But the format leaves something to be desired.
Apr 11th 2007 2:03PM You're right. There is no ONE spec to rule them all. Especially for priests. But if you're looking for a spec that can heal as well as dps, you're barking up the wrong trees (PUN!) Right now you heal like you're shadow and dps like you're Holy.
I think you'll find a lot more success going heavy Disc with some Holy.
Also, I'd like to point out you're mistaken on a few things. Reflective shield causes no aggro (tooltip) and Greater Heal causes no more aggro than your Flash Heal spam. Granted, your threat generation will be more "spikey" using big heals, threat is only generated by the effective healing (not over-healing) and as far as I know there's no specific healing spell in the game that causes more threat than another.
You stand to gain a lot of efficiency using Gheal as opposed to flash heal on tanks. All it takes is some timing and a few talents.
You're obviously putting some thought into your talent choices. I think you need some more experimentation.
Apr 11th 2007 12:47PM Oh boy, where to begin.
Priest was my main from release to until TBC so I feel confident in saying this build sucks.
For a hybrid damage/healing build you're going to have a more luck going Disc/Holy with a focus on picking up damage talents and building +damage and crit gear.
for example http://www.wowhead.com/?talent=bVT0zhxtbtZfxx0frob
If you're going to put ANY points in shadow you may as well put 31 points into shadow. Hell, while you're at it go ahead and put 41 points into shadow. Why? You'll be doing yourself and your group more good using VE and more importantly VT than you would be tossing pitiful renews and pitiful Mind Blasts.
No, with 41 points in shadow you won't be main healing heroics any time soon but you will be called upon to dps and mind control in heroics. Seeing "LF Spriest Heroic UB" is not uncommon on my server. Sometimes I've had to ask the shadow priest switch gear to use renews and Prayer of Healing in certain boss fights but generally I'd rather him/her feeding me mana.
PS. Imp MB is bad. Useful only in pvp in all other circumstances your points are better spent elsewhere. The exact same goes for Shadow Power. I belong to the Old "Crit is worthless to shadow dps" School.
PPS. #11 it does not get any better for leveling