Quick Thoughts – 5.4 PTR Build 17056

Just when everyone was settling in to the fixed/updated set bonuses for Shadow’s T15, Blizzard is already pushing 5.4 PTR builds out! Tonight we have the first build with of interesting information… Here are the notable changes and additions for Shadow: Shadowform’s passive damage reduction has been completely removed. Obviously, this will have an impact […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]