Posted 25 October 2006 - 12:01 PM
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That should say it all. I'm seeing a nice scaling factor based on my +dmg gear going for shadowfiend. What I'd like to know is - is this intentional? Obviously, as holy you aren't getting this and that in my opinion is ok since holy priests are able to stack more mana/5 vs. what a shadow priest can (at the moment), so giving us a boost from the shadow fiend doesn't feel imbalanced.
I like how it is honestly, because a shadowfiend means a full mana bar for me every 5 minutes and adds a lot more strategy then watching potion cooldowns. It's nice. I just want to make sure it's working as intended.
+dmg in that screenshot is in the neighborhood of 700 shadow dmg, with misery and shadow weaving applied.
Posted 25 October 2006 - 02:57 PM
To fine tune the dog's mana leech, you could let it be affected by talents (misery, weaving, etc) but not +dmg.
Posted 25 October 2006 - 03:37 PM
Posted 25 October 2006 - 03:41 PM
And not a moment too soon!
That is a pretty scary amount of mana returned. With your (+700 dmg) gear its what a 2.5 mana per damage ratio with Shadow Fiend. Priests just recieved their own personal innervate :)
I actually think it's a good chance it's intentional, but they didn't fully think it through. I could see them increasing the cooldown on it but not touching it's scalability, thus allowing us a way to regen giant amounts of mana in the heat of the moment. With the change to +healing, it may be their attempt to bridge the gap caused by us "more intelligently" healing and sucking up a bit more mana in the process.
The only problem is, as a healing priest I am and will be wearing a good amount of +heal, and no +dmg, so there's nothing to scale off of, except for whatever debuffs the shadow priest/warlock in my raid group has placed on the mob.
Other side effects could have even high healing priests swapping in +dmg gear to see more mana when they need it.
Posted 25 October 2006 - 04:11 PM
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