The 'top tier' players responding to this thread and saying spriests will be fine our either idiotic or biased heavily. People like talbadar think its ok because they have almost anyone to select from to play competitive 3's with...Sadly that's not the case for most players, and even then you'd be at a disadvantage. If these changes go live they will put shadowpriests at a worse spot then warlocks - and if you plan to push rank one anywhere you'll have to be put on a 'superstar 5's' or play with Lord Kaska himself.
How many caster teams do you see this season as it is? You think our overlord hunters have it easy now just wait. Have any of you guys tried training a shadowpriest before? Kick him at 80% and pop cd's as thug or something and he can die in the kick duration. Resto Shaman thug... Sap, Scatter, Silencing, Blind, Intimidate, Shear, Hex, Kick, Garrote, Cheap Shot, Kidney, Gouge. Obviously no team is perfect, but you only need a few of these to land to easily score a kill. Shadowpriest damage will be abysmal. VT / SW:P ticks for complete shit, yes we have huge damage coming from DP / Insanity / Pet, but if you even plan to go offensive you need to be insanely safe before that.and setups will be easily countered by retarded pressure.
To get orbs as a shadowpriest, you have to sit through the garrote / cheap / kick / gouge / silencing/ intimidate, it's absolutely retarded, by the time you have enough orbs for a switch your team is drastically behind. Of course I believe god comp needed huge nerfs and had insane survivability but this was definitely the wrong way to approach changes.
Not only that, but this lowers the already lesser amount of 'skill' required in this game. You won't even be able to pre-md a CC on your healer with a 1.5 second cast, especially with something like mind numbing on you. This doesn't just hurt spriests, it's a a huge nerf to resto druids and any caster partner they would bring along prior. What caster comps will be viable now? It's disgusting how everyone thinks life swap was some kind of lay on hands when that's so far from the truth. The amount of mongloid teams who refuse to swap to the player who's now at 25% is gross.
Spriest Damage: 3 Orb DP / Insanity / Pet/.. | Train spriest, stop orbs, kill easily with no defensives
Spriest CC: Fear | Which lines up perfectly with tremor (shamans lol), completely negating every single fear, how could this still be in the game?
Spriest Utility: Insanely expensive shields that hunters instantly remove? PoM / Renew which are almost instantly negated
As it is I can already grip the first trap, and manually eat every trap after that and still be at a disadvantage against mongloid melee cleaves, anyone who agrees with this change is an elitist who has partners to arrange games with, or someone tired of facing god comps because the games last more then their usual 3 minute melee zerg.
So I can start with three different bleeds up on targets with out ever really coming out of stealth. It also puts in the whole "Utility" notion. If I can stay in stealth most of the beginning of the game, mid game and/or late game; I'll be able to CS the whole team, or sap a player that just left combat. Comon now, back in BC skill > gear correct? That's how it's basically going to be next patch as everyone will have the same gear. All the skill less players are going to keep trying to burst something down over using skill to win games. Bursting will only get you so far. I rather play a spec that I know will do really well if you play it correctly. Back in BC, I was able to 1v2 in arenas, not because of my gear, but because I knew how to get the re-stealths and the cc's, whille killing something as assassination. Now, you can't even 1v2 barely as sub because you only have your dmg output every min. What, are you going to just gouge around, ks when its up and hope that your Backstab hits more than 30k? Lol, my mutilate hits for 30k easy on top of my 30k dot ticks.
You also get like 2 mutilates off every 5 minutes. If you want to play assasination and have fun losing to every other rogue who isnt retarded nobody is stoping you.
I expect it to be like the start of S9. Start off absolutely dog-shit but then get some fine tuning and be propelled back to the upper echelon. Think we'll be in a good spot at that point though. Was mainly all that retarded PvE gear in S11 that made Rogue's so hated tbh.
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