SPriest has suffered massive issues since its weird change in Legion, the problem with it is it is now the gimmick spec like Cata Demonology was
You forgot the most important points:the rotation was clunky at some times, but that wasnt a major issue for me. The main problem ist the damage. You get zero benefits from the voidform, you damage will not change significally. voidform needs a huge buff and be shorter. so that we will have damage spikes. we got another issue whitch is the lack of cooldowns (we will get power infusion now, whitch is nice). a stronger short voidform will be another cooldown. overall our damage is just ridiculous. my hunter do more than 3-4times the damage with less gearscore. i tested that with different stats, traits, corruption and everytime the hunter got the upper hand, with random equip. shadow can get mid-tier damage but everything has to fit and be perfect for it to happen. this #$%^ing sucks. damage will make shadow interesting again.
Honestly if shadow isn't playable to a suitable level in SL I'll probably be skipping the expansion.I don't really have any interest in playing other classes, I'm a shadow main and I'd like to keep it that way personally.Been shadow since I believe cata, I've never seen it in this bad of a state before.The covenants in general just need to go really, they're not working like Blizzard is hoping and no amount of essences will be able to fix the glaring issues they bring.
I have been playing shadow for almost 10 years and really they never adress any of these issues. There are just few times shadow priest felt good in overall but mostly.... just getting nerfed after a week. 1 big proglem I have to mention is CD for interrupt. it is 45 seconds. we already do not have any burst damage like mages or DHs and having 45 second interupt cd makes us unwanted in m+. seriously i have like 2.5k IO which is average but i get insta declines to 90% of my join attempts. why would any1 want a slow damage building class with 45 sec interupt while they can have a dh or mage? then just go delete shadow from the game and we all play demon !@#$%^&s with 3 skills.
Soo true... worse form of shadow priest. we will become like farming materials, fishing and walking around class when no1 will invite us to raids or m+ or cant do Torghast alone. we will be completely dependent on guilds begging for invite....
Shadowform also needs to be completely reanimated... Again.The BFA shadowform is BY FAR the uglies version we've ever had.It's very glitchy as well.Use the shadow friends glyph and you'll see just how broken it is.We never ever had this issue with previous versions of the form.... Which is sad because that's my favorite glyph in the game.
Make Voidpriests Shadowpriests again, thanks.
So what it sounds like is the more things change, the more things stay the same. Anticipating a bandaid or three and no real changes or fixes until 10.0 alpha.
There's a lot to consider when reworking a class. Shadow spec for priests isn't fun and it feels clunky and was reliant on all those essences in order to make void form work.Well then just get rid of Void Form and Insanity! Return it to the old style from MoP and WoD! Well, no, I leveled my shadow priest through WoD and it wasn't a fun experience. I followed the right talents and I ended up nearly on the brink of the death to just one mob, it was just as clunky back then because of having to spend Devouring Plague in order to keep yourself sustained. Yet the mobs would still hit harder than you could heal, and you couldn't heal otherwise it would pull you right out of Shadowform and thus you couldn't cast anything until you swapped back and it would mess up the rotation.They should get rid of Void Form and Insanity, that I agree with, but I don't agree to the idea of going from clunky style to an older clunky style especially when nobody remembers that the only reason that Shadow Priests could even work in WoD was because of the Draenor "Perks" (Remember those?).The only way I could see Shadow working in SL is if it became a dps/support spec. Where the priest could siphon not just life but power from the target and transfer that power to themselves or one ally to give them a temporary buff. Similar to TBC/Wrath Shadow Priests, least then it would return to "Bring the Class, Not the Spec" mentality since at the end of the day, A priest is a support class even if they are dps. Least, that's my two cents on the matter.
Go back to the Shadow Orbs ffs. Everybody wants this. Insanity is a nightmare to use as a player and to balance as the Dev. Step back in this particular case will be a good step.Also just before BfA lauched Blizzard said that it is too late for a deep class rework. They knew we want it, they knew Shadow needs it, yet nothing. Blizz hates all the casters, but Shadow is like a retarded kid, whom they regret was born.
I completely agree ! I play shadow since classic and after legion it feels very bad.
Looks like ShadWorg is going to be shelved for most/all of an expansion again.Blizzard seems to have reached the point where they are so drunk on their perceived creativity they have lost sight of what makes a spec fun to play, as opposed to a Kludge.
That's not only with WW broS tier MELEE dps are : DH ,rogueS tier ranged : bm , mageEverything except these classes have huge troubles finding groups. Got myself 3k with feral before rerolling to brewmaster just because i was sick of waiting 2 hours just to get into 1 group.This is the state of the meta rn both in spec power and in dungeon playstyle.As for shadowlands in prealpha ww seems on of the most fun specs and Marksamanship is one of the best dps.Dont confuse ur self the state of 8.3 with SL. DH's are broken with so much haste they get from azerite and essences and corruption.
yeah voidform and madness are so bad, both visually and gameplay wise. I love old shadow priest, just remove VF and buff flagship spells... Also, wtf have tentacles to do with madness, i hate my character being penetrated by tentacles every time i enter void form, that really makes me uncomfortableEDIT: and please remove that awful smoke, i want to be a "shadow priest", not an "ugly purple smoke priest"