Blackmorgrim wrote:And again, keep in mind, in raiding, and maybe even heroics... you will be expected to change spec/glyphs as the situation dictates. While personal preference is an option, there will be fights that personal preference can be at a cost to your performance.
This! This! A million times this! I have a very strong hunch that Shadow Priests will have different optimal specs for soloing, dungeons/heroics, single target boss fights, multiple target/adds boss fights, and high movement boss fights. There might be some overlap between these groups, but the days of truly having "1 spec" and making a small change for a specific boss (I.E.: Glyph of Dispersion for crystals on Baelroc) are behind us.
I'm OK with this. It will keep the game from going stale and exceptional Shadow Priests will excel on a per-fight basis while other classes might not have as many options available to them to deal with different mechanics, thus stagnating...
jtewell wrote:Also as someone mentioned earlier fdcl procs are amazing for pvp. I am a long time shadow pvper and let me tell you MF doesnt get much use now. The changes they have made to spriests so far are amazing for pvp. We should finally be top tier pvp viable with out needing a baby sitter.
Season 12 might be the best time for Shadow PvP in a long, long time. Blizzard has a tendency to over-tune changes, especially at the beginning of an expansion. I fully expect Season 13 / T15 raids to come with a hefty nerf bat, but such is life in this world...of Warcraft.