This a post and I get to moan about a new patch dropping, and am stuck at work while you all get to play with the new patch. /moan K over now.
I’ve really not said much about 3.3 wanting to see what actually hits production – nor exactly what changes I will have to make. As what I feel will be the right thing ( to borrow a word from Cassandri from HoTs & DoTs in her post By a round of Applause How you do you feel ) as well as some dummy bashing and some good old reliable referencing will determin what I end up doing.
If your following me for my Einstein equivalent theorycrafting, your in the wrong blog
One thing I was interested in very much is the new stat weightings on our gear. In guild chat – in whispers, when talking about 3.3 I have been much excited about this haste business. I cried when they nerfed Shadow Word Pain, but held onto the hope that haste was going to make the difference and make Shadow Priests as a class ” More respectable”
Shadowpriest.com’s thread Best Raiding Gear 3.3 Edition has the weighting as follows.
Int = 0.27
Spi = 0.58
SP = 1.00
Hit = 1.41
Crit = 0.88
Haste = 1.00
See that haste is now weighted evenly with spell power. I can’t debate the mathematics behind the weightings, they know more then me, and more then I care to know, but that sort of weighting has really made it all the more clear that It’s something I need to worry about.
I will only be sitting on about 511 Haste when I put on my TOC normal Haste trinket the Abyssal Rune , maybe a little more if I can swap in a piece or two of healing offset I picked up without affecting my other stats too badley.
There are suggestions to regem for haste – Change my weapon chant to Blackmagic - Should I keep my second trinket as one that proc’s haste, or Proc’s Spellpower? All these things I & others will discover in the next couple of days, but for some base information, I found A Darkened soul’s Shadow Priest 3.3 Cheat Sheet to be most useful.
I can’t find anyone with the Haste cap as a hard figure, it’s all ” Around 800″ as a soft cap. All the discussions on it skirt around the issue by not declaring what it is – so I am either being a noob because it’s considered assumed knowledge, or no one knows and are afraid to talk about it. A Search on ShadowPriest.com’s results for Haste Cap is here
So to all you Shadow Priests : Best of luck in getting your gearing/geming/chanting/spell rotation right. Now is our chance to Shine
To everyone else. Be prepared for some butt kicking on the charts by us Shadow Priests. I shall debate if losing the status of a unique snowflake is a good thing as a class once our performance in comparasion to pure dps is better determined.