Quick Thoughts – 5.2 PTR Build 16446

Blizzard released their second build of 5.2 to the PTR tonight. No ability changes for Shadow have been released; however, T15 set bonuses have been revealed! They are: Priest T15 Shadow 2P Bonus – When your Shadowy Apparitions damage their target, they have a 65% chance to extend the duration of your Shadow Word: Pain […]

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Shadow 5.1 Best in Slot List – Updated January 27, 2013

Below is the latest listing of the best raid gear available for patch 5.1.0. Items in the following lists are ranked according to the normalized values of their stats. Stats are represented via PP (Pseudo Points) — how valuable a given stat is — normalized to where Intellect = 1PP. The values of hit and […]

Shadow 5.1 Best In Slot List Changelog & Notes

2013/01/27 Fixed upgrade value (and base value) of Added upgrades for Operation: Shieldwall / Dominance Offensive items. 2013/01/17 Added / and removed (replaced back with ) on Sha weapons. 2012/12/17 Added (all variants) to the list. (Spinalcrack @ HowToPriest) 2012/12/10 Corrected the value of Zen Alchemist Stone. 2012/12/09 Added Valor/Conquest/Justice/Honor point upgrades. HowToPriest user Ebmor […]

Shadow 5.0 / Mogu’shan Vaults Best in Slot List – Updated September 13, 2012

With the release of Mists of Pandaria, Blizzard is staggering the unlocking of different raids. Normal mode Mogu’shan Vaults will open on October 2nd (with LFR and Heroic unlocking on October 9th), while there will be no access to the Normal modes of Terrace of Endless Spring and Heart of Fear until October 30th (with […]

Multi-Target Boss Fight DPS in Mists of Pandaria – Part 2 (2 DoT Encounters – T14N)

For a primer on this post, please see the original post from July 30, 2012. For the post dealing with 2 DoT encounters in Best in Slot gear, as well as a description of what constitutes a 2-target fight, please see: Multi-Target Boss Fight DPS in Mists of Pandaria – Part 1 (2 DoT Encounters […]

Multi-Target Boss Fight DPS in Mists of Pandaria – Part 1 (2 DoT Encounters – T14H)

For a primer on this post, please see the original post from July 30, 2012. As any seasoned WoW player will tell you, when you introduce variables to a boss fight it changes how you need to approach the encounter. So far I’ve tried to cover a variety of single-target fight types in my sims: […]

Analysis of Talent Choices, DPS, and Stat Weights (MoP Beta Build 16004) – T14 Normal and Haste Breakpoints Edition

Usual disclaimer: the following information is as of the Mist of Pandaria Beta build 16004, released on August 17, 2012, and may not be accurate once future patches are released. For a primer on this post, please see the original post from July 30, 2012. Wait? What’s this? Didn’t I just post about the MoP […]

Analysis of Talent Choices, DPS, and Stat Weights (MoP Beta Build 16004)

Usual disclaimer: the following information is as of the Mist of Pandaria Beta build 16004, released on August 17, 2012, and may not be accurate once future patches are released. For a primer on this post, please see the original post from July 30, 2012. To see the previous set of changes, please see this […]

Analysis of Talent Choices, DPS, and Stat Weights (MoP Beta Build 15972)

Usual disclaimer: the following information is as of the Mist of Pandaria Beta build 15972, released on August 14, 2012, and may not be accurate once future patches are released. For a primer on this post, please see the original post from early last week. To see the previous set of changes, please see the […]