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Shadow Orbs = New Holy Power?

Shadow Orbs = New Holy Power?

Postby Drye » 22 Oct 2011, 15:25

cant tell if I like the idea yet or not.
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Re: Shadow Orbs = New Holy Power?

Postby Blackmorgrim » 22 Oct 2011, 15:47

Its all gonna be in how they're generated. Plus since DA is powered by shadow orbs as well... there very well may be a MB-less rotation.

If you go for the MB rotation, you'd probably take the free-MB generating talent. Otherwise you go for DA.

I'm thinking we might actually see multiple rotation types for shadow. Since many people want to see more direct damage spells for shadow (since they're bad with flay) there may be a MS/MB type dps style, and the mindflay dependant DoT style.

Time will tell.
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Re: Shadow Orbs = New Holy Power?

Postby Veiled » 22 Oct 2011, 15:56

I am open minded to the idea. It could really work and fix much of the problems with orbs... THOUGH it'd be yet another thing we have to keep track of too.
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Re: Shadow Orbs = New Holy Power?

Postby Blackmorgrim » 22 Oct 2011, 16:24

Well one of the largest complaints about our spec was that you 'can't do competitive DPS without complicated DoT tracking addons.' hur hur

But then again, considering one of the other most common complaints was not being able to see gear/mounts in shadowform...
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Re: Shadow Orbs = New Holy Power?

Postby Rubine » 22 Oct 2011, 17:45

Veiled wrote:I am open minded to the idea. It could really work and fix much of the problems with orbs... THOUGH it'd be yet another thing we have to keep track of too.


I still think that a super easy fix to help orb RNG would be to just give us a 1-2 min CD that we can pop to generate orbs.

I'd much rather that than a whole new resource that changes the way I play my class. I really enjoy our playstyle right now. *sigh* And holy power is the whole reason I stopped playing my paladin as an alt. -.-
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Re: Shadow Orbs = New Holy Power?

Postby Rubine » 09 Nov 2011, 16:24

From the Class & Balance Q&A today:

Q: Currently, Shadow Priests are very RNG dependent for Shadow Orbs. This can affect our dps a lot, especially the beginning rotation when we start dotting up the boss. It usually isn't as much of an issue mid-fight, when we can manage to keep the dots running with ES. Is there going to be any changes to the Orb mechanic in 5.0?

A: Shadow Orbs are random because otherwise you would always have a full stack when your Mind Blast was off cooldown, and you wouldn't even care about the mechanic. To address that in 5.0, you will never "cap" on Shadow Orbs. Mind Blast will cost 1 Orb, and have no cooldown. So the more orbs you generate "through RNG" the better, whereas currently if you generate more orbs before Mind Blast is off cooldown its kind of a waste.
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Re: Shadow Orbs = New Holy Power?

Postby Drye » 09 Nov 2011, 16:39

I'm more curious if mindblast is going to have a cd and if so will it be what it is untalented.
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Re: Shadow Orbs = New Holy Power?

Postby Arlee » 09 Nov 2011, 16:40

Gooberface Drye... reread the response, he says right there MB won't have a CD ;)
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Re: Shadow Orbs = New Holy Power?

Postby Drye » 09 Nov 2011, 16:58

ITS BEEN A LONG WEEK OKAY XD
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Re: Shadow Orbs = New Holy Power?

Postby Veiled » 09 Nov 2011, 17:09

JESUS DRYE, YOU ARE SETTING BAD EXMAPLEZ!
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