Shadow 5.0 Best in Slot List – Updated November 4, 2012

Below is the latest listing of the best raid gear available for patch 5.0.5. 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 […]

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Shadow 5.0 Best In Slot List Changelog & Notes

2012/11/06 Updated Mindshard Drape (H) intellect value. (inad316 @ HowToPriest) 2012/11/04 HowToPriest user Ebmor sent me a very detailed and comprehensive list of mistakes ranging from drop locations to item levels (and stats) needing updating. Light of the Cosmos (all versions) updated. (aica @ HowToPriest) 2012/10/30 Corrected Intellect value of Feng’s Ring of Dreams (thanks […]

Updates On Talent Choices, DPS, and Stat Weights (MoP Beta Build 15929)

Usual disclaimer: the following information is as of the Mist of Pandaria Beta build 15929, released on August 02, 2012, and may not be accurate once future patches are released. For a primer on this post, please see this post from earlier this week. Here are some updated graphs from the latest patch: As you […]

On Talent Choices, DPS, and Stat Weights (MoP Beta Build 15913)

Usual disclaimer: the following information is as of the Mist of Pandaria Beta build 15913, released on July 27, 2012, and may not be accurate once future patches are released. The data/charts in this post are no longer valid. A new post with updated graphs has been posted here (click). Now that Mists of Pandaria […]

“Beta Class Balance Analysis” Comments

Zarhym has posted a thread on the official forums to talk about class balancing analysis/theorycrafting to point out issues that may exist right now. In this thread, more complicated formulas are being revealed which will allow for better analysis to be done on mechanics that have been largely guesswork. I’ll be updating this post frequently […]

Quick Thoughts – MoP Beta Patch 15662

Two patches? In three days? Blizzard is really pushing themselves! Here’s a breakdown of the changes that will have an effect on Shadow Priests from this latest build: Two talents have been changed. Divine Insight now refreshes the duration of Shadow Word: Pain on ticks of Mind Flay, exactly how the current Cataclysm talent Pain […]

The Problems with Shadowy Apparitions and How to Fix Them

Update 2012/05/01: In Build 15657 released today, Shadowy Apparitions have changed to being spawned at a 12% proc rate from Shadow Word: Pain with a cap of 15 out at a time. It doesn’t appear there are any despawn timers but that has not been verified yet. Also it appears that Shadowy Apparitions can fly […]

Quick Thoughts – MoP Patch 15640 Changes

UPDATE: Fixed an error about Mindbender and Shadowfiends inline. Quite a large update was released today for the Mists of Pandaria Beta, including a lot of interesting changes for Shadow Priests. Here are some highlights (and initial impressions): Void Shift isn’t a talent, so all Priests will now have it. I expect this to act […]

Mana Problems in Mists of Pandaria Beta

NOTE: Since my original posting, Blizzard has changed Vampiric Touch to restore 3% mana every time it does damage (18% mana returned per cast, assuming no clipping on refresh). This should largely fix our mana problems, especially in multi-DoT situations. The points raised in this post are still valid but should be seen from the […]