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Eating crow…mmmmmm….blarg!

Ok I know crow does not look like Korean BBQ! 😛

I admit I was excited when they annouced the changes to priest T10 4 piece bonus. YAY a whole 5% bonus to my favorite spell, Power Word: Shield.

This bonus now increases the effectiveness of the caster’s Power Word: Shield and Renew spells by 5%.”

Now looking back….it really is not all that and a bag of chips.

(Quote is taken from World of Matticus)

Let’s say you have 3000 spellpower, raid-buffed or not.  Your glyphed Power Word: Shield will total 8,813 (as of right now).  At 3200 spellpower, it’s 9,177. 

With this new “buff”, those numbers change to 9,254 and 9,636, respectively.  You’re looking at a 441 and 459 jump.  Even at 4000 spellpower, you’re only increasing your shield by 532 points of absorption.  With how bosses and mobs hit, this is hardly worth even considering. 

Meh….very blah…..not really helping all that much. A shield is only good for 1 maybe 2 hits. Adding a minor amount to what it absorbs…is not going to help.

Your Circle of Healing and Penance spells have a 20% chance to cause your next Flash Heal cast within 6 sec to reset the cooldown on your Circle of Healing and Penance spells.

I admit I was also not sold on the above version of T10 as well. But in the long run, it does seem better then the soon to be change. Chains of Penance and CoH seems a  lot better then 5% more shield. (although the enhancement to renew does intrigue me…my holy is 3/3 in improved renew and 3/3 empowered renew)

To be honest I am not quite sure what to purchase next with my Emblems of Frost. More then likely a belt for holy. After that time to save up for Saronite for those slippers (crafted).

Protip – dont be like me and stand in a spot where the rest of the raid just left.

Also check out:


Great read on Divne Aegis etc. There is some math-fu contained within, but very easy to follow and comprehend!

Categories: disc, holy, priest, stats
  1. Tiræl
    March 5, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Yeah, the original 4p t10 is kinda lackluster anyway. It was so situational. Even if it did proc, you were burning through 2 GCDs when you could have been doing something else (like shielding/Emp Renew/PoM/PoH) that would have been more useful in the end. I think the change (even though it is minor) is better in the end.

    Now, if it made Divine Aegis/Empowered Renew more effective (i.e. increased the amount of upfront healing of Emp Renew/% of heal that divine aegis used as a shield) then it would be worth looking at.

    • March 5, 2010 at 9:40 pm

      Yes, there is no denying that the old 4p T10 is situational. But is more useful as far as the stance of a tank healing disc priest. Being able have the chance to Penance > FH > Penance is a lot of HP healed if needed. However, if your raid needs that probably doing something wrong there.

      It is a more interesting mechanic the a flat 5% to PW:S and renew.

      “Now, if it made Divine Aegis/Empowered Renew more effective (i.e. increased the amount of upfront healing of Emp Renew/% of heal that divine aegis used as a shield) then it would be worth looking at.”

      “Increases the shield from your Divine Aegis and the instant healing from your Empowered Renew by 10%.” – T9 4P

      Ti…the 4p T9 is what you mentioned?

      For T10 – maybe for disc make it reduces 2 sec from weakened soul – from 12 sec to 10 sec. And for Holy – reduce the recast time of CoH from 6 sec to 4 sec maybe.

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