HoTs and DoTs: A Restoration Druid and Shadow Priest

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Shadow Priest Design: Never Broken

First and foremost I do think that a big reason that developers don’t try and “fix” Shadow Priest game play is simple numbers. People still play Shadow Priests. Many more players choose to play Priests. DPS Priest and Warriors never seem to fall out of favour with the player base. Numbers indicate that there is no problem with Shadow Priesting. So why change it?

Mastering the Shadow Priest
Before 85: DoTs and Haste

In this post I’m going to try and break you of six years of conditioning and teach you to recast your damage over time spells early.

Vampiric Embrace: Burning Crusade
to Cataclysm

Natarumah is worried about our DPS nerfs, and to a certain extent I share that concern. But I’m more disturbed by weakening of Vampiric Embrace. I can’t help but ask myself: what are we without Vampiric Embrace?

A Revelation (and some Key Binds)

In the heat of battle, I often reach for the same keys to do the same kind of job – drop threat, hide, cast an instant spell, absorb damage – regardless of what character I’m playing.

Shadow Lessons from the Professor

Well the first eight or nine Heroic modes in Icecrown Citadel go down pretty easy. I’m sure the Big Crits guild will get Lady Deathwhisper next without too much trouble. But then they’re probably going to hit their heads against the wall also known as: Heroic Professor Putricide.

Dressing Down

I’m probably getting way ahead of myself. But there’s a chance, a small chance, that I might be able to weasel my way into a 10 man Ulduar group bent on earning both their Rusted Protodrakes and the title, Herald of the Titans. I’m so excited!

The Shadow Priest Changes for Cataclysm

I read the Priest Class Changes for Cataclysm (MMO Champion link for when the Blizzard one breaks) right after they were released. I was standing at a target dummy in Stormwind messing with my UI and it was a quiet afternoon when a guildie asked me if I had read the post. I read it. I thought: oh well that’s not great, not too bad either. And went back to making my ForteXorcist Spell Timer match the exact width of Quartz.
And I felt that someone ought to comment on the Shadow Priest changes. And since there are only a couple of Shadow Priest blogs out there… here goes.

A Focused Mind

One of those posts where World of Logs information is turns into something meaningful (hopefully). An analysis of the Priest talents: Meditation (Discipline) and Focused Mind (Shadow) and which is better for raiding Shadow Priests in Icecrown Citadel wearing four pieces of Tier 10 wearing Best in Slot (very little Spirit gear).

Shadow Priests, Spirit and Stat Weightings

Just because Shadow Priests don’t value Spirit very highly it doesn’t mean that other cloth wearers, and Blizzard, feel the same way.

DPS Isn’t as Easy as You Might Think

Lathere is a healer. I am a damage dealer. But we both have alts at level 80. And we’ve both tried to swap roles, with little success. And watching Lath fail in her new role… is actually pretty satisfying. That’s sisterly love for you. I wrote this article so that we can learn from her mistakes.