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Wooot…meh….will not be in final product.

New Priest Spells

Heal (available at level 16): While priests already have a spell called Heal, the existing version becomes obsolete at higher levels, which is something we intend to change in Cataclysm. Introduced at a low level, the “new” Heal spell will functionally work much like a down-ranked Greater Heal did in the past, adding more granularity to your direct-healing arsenal. If you need to heal someone a moderate amount and efficiency is an issue (making Flash Heal the incorrect spell for the job), then Heal is what you want to use. Heal is intended to be the priest’s go-to direct-healing spell unless they need something bigger (Greater Heal) or faster (Flash Heal). We will be following a similar philosophy with all the healing classes.

Wait we have a spell called heal?…oh yeah I dumped that a long time ago…..sounds like a cop out Blizzard. -100 pts for lack of creativity here.

Mind Spike (level 81): Deals Shadowfrost damage and puts a debuff on the target that improves subsequent Mind Spike damage. The intent of Mind Spike is to fill a niche missing in Shadow DPS, though it may be occasionally useful for healers as well. Mind Spike provides a quick nuke to use in situations where the priest doesn’t have time to set up the normal rotation, such as when adds are dying too fast or you have to swap targets a lot. Spamming Mind Spike will do about as much damage as casting Mind Flay on a target afflicted with Shadow Word: Pain. The idea behind the debuff is that when you cast Mind Spike, we expect you to cast a lot of them; we don’t intend you to fit it into an already full Shadow rotation. It also provides Shadow with a spell to cast when locked out of the Shadow school. (School lockouts will no longer affect both schools for multi-school spells.) 1.5-second cast. 30-yard range. No cooldown.

I don’t pew pew…so…moving on.
Inner Will (level 83): Increases movement speed by 12% and reduces the mana cost of instant-cast spells by 10%. This buff will be exclusive with Inner Fire, meaning you can’t have both up at once. Inner Fire provides a spell power and Armor buff; Inner Will should be useful on a more situational basis.

…….

Leap of Faith (level 85): Pull a party or raid member to your location. Leap of Faith (or “Life Grip”) is intended to give priests a tool to help rescue fellow players who have pulled aggro, are being focused on in PvP, or just can’t seem to get out of the fire in time. Instant. 30-yard range. 45-second cooldown.

……once again…why…..PvP can see why it maybe useful. PVE…melee takes aggro..they are probably going be dead before you can “yank” them back…even if you did…you may bring a whole bunch of trouble you did not want near you in the 1st place. As far as people who are too slow moving out of a fire….need lrn2move from fire.

  • All HoTs and DoTs will benefit from Haste and Crit innately. Hasted HoTs and DoTs will not have a shorter duration, just a shorter period in between ticks (meaning they will gain extra ticks to fill in the duration as appropriate). 

             Ghetto Druid incoming!!!!!!!

  • While we want to keep the priest’s role as a well-rounded healer, we also want to make sure the class is a viable tank healer, which is something priests moved away from a little in Wrath of the Lich King. Greater Heal will probably be the tank-healing spell of choice, though we’ve also discussed giving Discipline a second shield so that they have a small shield to cast on lots of different targets, and a big, more expensive shield to cast on a tank or anyone else taking a ton of damage.

             More bubbles??? Sure ok!
New Talents and Talent Changes

  • We want to improve Discipline’s single-target healing capacity. One key is to make sure shielding isn’t always a more attractive option than healing.

             Does not compute…..

  • Discipline will finally be getting Power Word: Barrier as a talented ability. Think of it like a group Power Word: Shield.

             This will not see the light of day. This will be put down so fast…like Old Yeller with rabies.

  • We want to make Holy a little bit more interesting to play. One new talent will push the Holy priest into an improved healing state when he or she casts Prayer of Healing, Heal, or Renew three times in a row. The empowered state varies depending on the heals cast.

            interesting…doubt it will make it to the light of day as well. Anything fun must be taken out of the game!!

Mastery Passive Talent Tree Bonuses

Discipline

  • Healing
  • Meditation
  • Absorption

Absorption: Improves the strength of shields such as Power Word: Shield, Divine Aegis, and Power Word: Barrier.  WIN!

Holy

  • Healing
  • Meditation
  • Radiance

Radiance: Your direct heals add a small heal-over-time component to the target. – meh

Shadow

  • Spell damage
  • Spell Crit
  • Shadow Orbs

Shadow Orbs: Casting spells grants a chance for Shadow Orbs to be created that fly around you and increase your shadow damage. This will help lower-level characters feel more like “Shadow priests” before they obtain Shadowform. Do not care….DPS wut?

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  1. April 8, 2010 at 4:29 pm | #1

    Hmmn.. interrresting.. Life Grip.

    Actually that could be cool if it included an aggro reduction as part of the deal.. Technically yanking a melee out to range will reduce his aggro a little.. But I think you’re right, You’d just have an angry mob charging out towards you healer.

    But if they stuck a ~20-30% or more aggro dump on it then yeah I can see that being useful in PvE… Otherwise Meh. It’ll have it’s niche uses, tho. Like the Stupid Warlock Teleport.

    • April 8, 2010 at 4:39 pm | #2

      Hmmm if they added the aggro dump onto it…then yes could be very useful. Very niche usage….imo…shouldnt be the 85 ability. Shaman’s and locks have something much more interesting. But I dont want to sound like i am QQing.

    • April 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm | #3

      That warlock teleport is damn useful in the Sindragosa fight!

      • April 8, 2010 at 5:27 pm | #4

        That it is….but the lock portal like this new priest ability is very niche.

  2. April 8, 2010 at 9:37 pm | #5

    I don’t know how I feel about this “Life Grip” thing. I totally see the shenanigans aspect of using it against party members for giggles, but that might get old fast. So it’s now up to the priest to save someone who doesn’t have the sense to move and save themselves? If I don’t save someone will I get blamed then? If I do save someone, will I get bitched out by them because “they were going to move anyway” and now I just ruined their rotation?

    Meh.

    • April 8, 2010 at 9:52 pm | #6

      I can see this happening

      (good things come from the official forums…sometimes)

      Raid leader: WTF jimbo why did you die standing in fire?????????

      Jimbo: The priest didnt life grip me!

      Raid leader: COME ON PRIEST DO YOUR JOB

      priest: sigh

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