5.0 Priest Talents
Blizzcon 2011 has come and gone. I know others are hating it (*cough* Zerl) and others are loving it.
5.0 MoP will bring about lots of changes – from QoL changes to revamping the talent tree.
Others are saying it is making the game easier while others are optimistic about the changes. For me overall, I am pleased with the annoucements at Blizzcon. Sure I can see that the new system is dumbing down the game to an extent. However, overall WoW is not only about the raiders. Cata for me was raiding ONRY. MoP appears will be raiding, some PvP, some Pokemon, some other things to improve oneself in other than raiding expansion. In otherwords it will bring more balance and QoL improvements for citizens of Azeroth. And also PANDAS are awesome…must be the Ranma 1/2 fan in me and the Chen Stormstout fanboy in me. MoP will be more about doing then sitting in Org or SW waiting for your Queue.
Going back to the talent trees, players will still pick their “spec” at level 10, and then a talent point at 15 and every 15 levels their after. Many abilities/former talents will be baseline for the class.
Seeing I am a priest I will take a look at the Priest talents.
Level 15 – Tier 1
Void Tendrils – sounds much like the druid roots spell.
Psy fiend – pet emits psychic scream to an enemy with 40 yds – every 2 sec for 10 sec. Interesting.
Psychic Scream – just like the original.
Overall for me, a meh tier. All of them have their uses perhaps while lvling – the Tendrils being the biggest one. Overall more use in PvP. PvE priests I bet will be picking the Tendrils. Because we all know unglyphed Psychic Scream is bad in PVE.
Body and Soul – 30% more speed over the current version and the loss of a free cure disease.
Path of the Devout – 25% more speeds while levitating.
Phantasm – removes movement impearments when casting fade etc.
Once again meh – each point has it uses in PvP and PvE. PvE priests I assume will be picking Body and Soul.
From darkness comes light
Surge of Light (caster form)
Smite, Heal, Flash Heal, Greater Heal, Binding Heal have a chance to trigger a free Flash Heal (6% chance)
Surge of Darkness (shadow form)
6% chance when you mind flay to cause your next mindblast to be free and consume no shadow orbs.
Fires a star that will travel 20 yard, enemies in the path will be damages and allies in the path will be healed. It will then travel back to the caster and do the samething.
Interesting 2 min cooldown now. or is 30 for archangel and 90 sec for dark?
Archangel is pretty much the same but no more mana regen.
Dark Archangel – now uses shadow orbs instead.
Around level 45 is where things get interesting. Right off the bat I would have to say From Darkness comes light is meh.
Archangel is still cool, but if we have to smite for it, I am not sure how many will go for it, I myself run no AA/A spec.
I being the anime dork will prob pick Divine Star for shits and giggles. As Analogue and Reversion from Looking for More stated. MOON PRISM POWER! Hell yeah Sailor moon time!
Desperate Prayer – like the current one. It’s not bad if you remember to use it lol.
Angelic Bulwark – increases shields used on yourself.
Final Prayer – places a shield on you when an attack knocks you below 30% the Shield str is 20% of your total health.
Overall, priest survival cooldowns/abilities/talents….all decent choices. With the stronger ones being Desperate Prayer and Angelic Bulwark. Final Prayer to me – seems to more of a PvP thing or for those who are forgetful to use Desperate Prayer/Healthstone/Potions.
Twist of fate – increases damage and healing done to target at or below 25%
Power Infusion – same as current.
Serendipity is now combined with Mind Melt when in Shadowform.
Overall I think this Tier a no brainer for Disc and Holy – Power Infusion. Twist of fate is interesting from a healing perspective, with depending on your healing comp this may not be needed. Besides the odd huge raid wide hit…how often is the raid at below 25%?
Vow of Unity – kinda like Beacon of Light. Whenever you heal your target you are healed for 20% of the amt. Furthermore, 50% of the damage the target takes you take over 6 secs. Also when the target takes a hit that is greater then 30% of their life the Vow ends.
Void Shift – Yuo swap Life totals with target and then healed for 25% of your total health.
Vampiric Dominance – when you deal damage or heal – 15% of the amount is healed to 3 low health allies.
Tier 6 wooo~ I personally like the idea of the Vow of Unity and the Void Shift. For Shadow Priest the Vampiric Dominance is awesome, possibly also useful for Smite Priests.
I see myself trying out the Vow, combined with a Desperate Prayer or even pre-emptive shield with Angelic Bulwark and other shield str abilities. the Vow could be quite awesome. But if assigned to raid healing the Vampiric might be better. Void Shift has so many choices but will have to be timed…dont want to waste a LoH and Void Shift. Also soooo many trolling opportunities with it…..*evil grin*