As a clothy we may not be the very 1st choice.. nothing beats those druids in travel form, with the ability to stop and heal themselves, Rogues come a close 2nd with all their avoiding abilties, but sometimes you don’t get much of a choice, Its basically who ever can grab the flag in WSG,
But some of our endearing qualities are quite useful keeping the pesky enemys off your tail…
We can Sheild ( 1454 Damage Absorption)
Have inner fire, (20 charges of +1580 Armour incease thats refreshable,) 9-10% extra damage deduction
Hot Heal, Renew, and Prayer of mending is useful, as the Prayer will bouce back to you, and your nearby allies trying to help you..
Fear, ( up to 5 targets )
Dispell Magic which includes some slowing and trapping effects that are based on magic
Dot damage and Run. ( I always Use VE and SWP on the target behind me, for that extra healing and because im a NE throw in star shards when I can as its free mana )
Elunes Grace for Night Elves – Chance to be hit by melee and ranged attacks reduced by 20%. Is also a good thing to throw up
Now most of these can be done for the flag carrier, even if we aren’t it..
Shadow Priests don’t like comming out of Shadow Form for several reasons, but basically I have found that by being willing to do that ensures the survivability of yourself and the important people lik e the flag carrier, seriously if the flag carrier is running past you, and your the only one in healing distance throw up a sheild, a renew and a prayer.. if they survive.. your chance of winning increases.
So after having spent alot of hours in BGs lately in my grind for the Epic medallion of the Alliance for its +45 resil, and Now.. i have 472 resilience!! I’d like to spec Disc just to see what I can do in PVP with my current gear and a proper Arena Spec for priests, but I am a shadow priest, I like being shadow, I want to stay shadow…. well I’ve still got some peices I want for Pvpbut they won’t increase my resil I don’t think, but I’m impressed that I’m close to the cap!
Its annoying though that there is no or not alot of spirit on PVP gear, I suppose blizzards plan was that you would die before you OOM, but if there was spirit, it would certainly make the peices of better use for PVE.