When I got on I fixed my main first. Of course. With the help of Bible of Dreams “My Shadow Priest’s Planned Patch Day Build and Glyphs” and at the moment I agree with her that picking a Shadow Word: Death Gylph as a Prime for now might upset your healers, and or kill yourself, much like I was watching a Shadow Priest get awfully close to doing on the Training Dummies. The type of healing we will need when we are chaining Shadow Word Deaths when the cool down resets is going to get stupidly dangerous and we risk becoming the newest glass cannons.
I think current dungeon content, the healer would be ok to keep up a shadow priest with a death wish ( plus our VE healing) however warlocks lifetapping at the most inappropriate times, and not draining life upsets me as a healer – imagine what a suicidal shadow priest is going to do.
“Do you HAVE to use that spell…”
Shadowpriest.com was down when I went looking last night well it was for me so I haven’t looked at reforging yet, and I wanted a little more feedback and thinking before I started cutting up/replacing gear and stats.
www.wowpopular.com has the top specs/glyphs being picked by people for quick reference if you want a one stop shop.
Shadow Orbs: I got balls – but they circle my ankles, and I feel like I am going to trip over them. I guess they couldn’t put them in the same place as a Shammys, but ankles? Head would have been better I think. I’ll set up a power aura so I know when I get 3 stacks.
I also have these Shadow Apparitions that walk slowly towards my target, and disappear in my targets hit box. They are slow versions of me, sauntering rather than strutting. I half expect them to turn around and giggle at me.
I’ll never be lonely again. between my Haunted momento, my Fiend, and my Shadow apparitions I will always have friends.
I also sold my stock pile of raw red gems ( only for about 120 gold each though) and have purchased some Dragon’s Tears on Shiva’s advise ( +10 all stats) I’m already rocking +10 Intell & +10 Spirit Gems – but the Tears seem to be weighed better than the single +20 Spirit one I now have. However I am guessing that the plus all stats are Strength, Agility, Stamina, Intellect and Spirit? and 10 points of Stam is not that hot, and Strength and Agil is useless for my Shadow Priest.
Mods – some will still work, others won’t – Curse.com has a list of mods that have been updated for the patch so I was able to pull the essentials out – recount, DBM, Vuhudu, Quartz and powa Auras, there’s a couple more that I am missing, but didn’t load correctly as an out of date add on
I went holy first on my main in halls of stone, and my Deathknight tank I was healing ‘felt’ squishy, but he could have just not been spec/gemmed correctly. I dc’d once, and got vote kicked because stupid me hadn’t extended my tunnel subscription and I was dcing every half hour because I had been moved back to trial, but I did a VH has dps and threat was a massive problem – again it just could have been the tank. I can ‘feel’ a haste difference. Casting doesnt seem as smooth.
Than I fixed my holy priest back on BR, and ran an instance with her – healing numbers were fine, but again it felt like people were taking more damage then normal. No mana issues at this stage though.
I hate lightwell. Nuff said. Chakras is interesting. It makes pretty patterns.
I need to do some more challenging content in both specs to really test them out.
I then tried a BG in my Pve/Pvp gear as healer which has about 700 resil. I was being cut through like butter. So I tried to heal in my PVP Dps set while still in holy spec, and still with 1.2 resil It didn’t make a difference.I am also getting stunned a heck of a lot more.
I guess this is where I might be forced to use my two priests. Keep my main as Shadow, with a Shadow Pvp as offspec, and have my Holy Priest as heals main, and gear her up for Pvp healing. Because from what I can see. Pve talents in a BG now is not going to cut it.
My repair bills seem exceptionally high. Like 100 gold for dying a lot in a BG.
If I am not doing stuff tonite ( real life interference) I shall do some more playing around.