Updated June 24
In this next build of the Shadowlands Alpha, we have updates to Shadow Priests that are intended to address some common concerns about the spec.Returning Ability: Devouring Plague
We've seen a lot of feedback that Forma do Caos
can be challenging to utilize to its full potential in some combat situations, such as in Pedra-chave Mítica
dungeons on non-boss encounters, or for leveling and doing outdoor content. We tend to agree that Forma do Caos
can feel unrewarding in situations where it becomes difficult to maintain efficient insanity generation. Rather than heavily re-designing Forma do Caos
, we're introducing a new tool for these combat situations with the return of Peste Devoradora
Along with Void Eruption, Devouring Plague will be the only other spell that costs Insanity. Our intent with Peste Devoradora
is for it to be used on enemies who die quickly, such as common creatures while leveling, or on simple trash pulls, while Forma do Caos
is more powerful on longer combat encounters.Palavra Sombria: Morte
Although we've seen a lot of excitement around this iconic spell making a return, we have concerns that it wasn't very clear what its role will be in the modern Shadow Priest kit. Palavra Sombria: Morte
has always been intended to be an “execute” ability, so it must be something that is mostly used in the outdoor/leveling content. In the past, Palavra Sombria: Morte
found itself in Sacerdote
's core rotations, even being used repeatedly against targets that weren't about to die.
For Shadowlands, we don't intend to add another core button to the Sacerdote
's normal rotation. We want Palavra Sombria: Morte
to be situational. However, we feel that it could be a little more relevant in longer encounters such as boss fights. We've changed Palavra Sombria: Morte
to now deal 100% additional damage to targets at or below 20% health. Sacerdote
s may now find that they wish to weave Palavra Sombria: Morte
into their rotations in some situations.
We feel that these changes will have a very meaningful impact on how the Shadow Priest now plays.
After you've tested this out in the Alpha, please let us know what you think. Thank you!