#1 - 2011/12/07 11:26:00 PMFirst thing I noticed is that our Level 87 skill is a little redundant-- we have fade already, AND we have dispersion for shadow, and now we can go invisible... very briefly? If anyone can come up with a cool use for this, please help me out here.
If anybody has any ideas for what would belong here instead, let's put some down.
"Hymn of Shadows: (10s channeled) All party or raid members souls are cast into shadow, giving them shadow form, X% resistance to damage, X% increased haste and X% increased damage. All of the priest's damage or healing over time effects are refreshed every 2 seconds of the cast". It would be great to have an ability that lets us share our temporary durability and also help out the raid-- it would have to be on a big CD, obviously.
Speaking of Hymns, Shadow loses the two hymns it used to have access to, and Disc loses Divine Hymn. No more emergency healing for shadow, and Disc is screwed out of another AOE heal. This is worse for Disc, but makes shadow priests less useful.
Shadow still missing Devouring Plague. Also, dark archangel no longer restores mana, removing one of our best mana CDs. :'( Otherwise shadow is looking mostly the way it was before, though it is missing most of its passives, and only kept shadowy apparition and pain and suffering.
Disc still looks like a work in progress-- no references to atonement, and it lost its only spammable AOE heal (and its healing CD). Before anybody mentions "Holy Nova" lets try and imagine what life would be like healing with only that to cover raid/AOE damage. Go ahead, try it. Did you have a stroke yet?
Disc also lost Binding Heal, so we can't heal ourselves and someone else anymore, and Desperate Prayer is supposedly an "optional" choice, so we are being asked to possibly go without that as well.
Spirit shell could be cool, and is clearly Disc's new "heal"... except for its name-- I feel like "spirit" references belong more in Shaman abilities.