Inner Fire vs. Inner Will

90 Blood Elf Priest
9925
I'm finding a lot of people don't know about this yet, so I'll post it here.

Inner Fire's SP bonus in the latest beta build was cut down from 1350 to 531 at level 85.
http://www.wowhead.com/blog=173506

Considering a raid-geared priest will have ~7000 SP at level 85, 500SP is not that much of a boost. I have a feeling this was done to make the choice between the main effects of Inner Fire and Inner Will more of a consideration; 531SP or 15% off your instant spell casts. The secondary effects (more armor or slightly increased movement) don't mean much for PvE, though they might for PvP.

Did Inner Will just become more of an appealing choice for you as a priest? Will you now consider "stance dancing" between the two? Or will you just pick one and stick with it, and which will it be?

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85 Human Priest
8425
I've been wanting a movement speed modifier since legacy content.

I'm not sure how much use it's going to get in combat (strats and mechanics will dictate that), but you can bet I'll be abusing it outside combat.
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85 Gnome Priest
7595
Depends on the fight and what my spell usage with break down to.
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85 Human Priest
3685
For a disc priest, now that the spell power bonus has been nerfed and there are mana issues I will be using this alot for sure.
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85 Night Elf Druid
2210
In my experience, I stay with Inner Will all the time for the mana cost reduction. Early Cataclysm gear is pretty horrible for keeping mana in heroics...

Inner Fire is for DPSers. (And even still, the amount of mana that gets wasted on DoTs for shadow tempts me to use Inner Will for that, too) :|
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85 Human Priest
5050
I think that it'll change a lot. I can guarantee you that while I'm moving I'll be using Inner Will a lot. When I'm using Renew a lot, I'll use Inner Will. When I'm using Heal or PoH Chakra I'll probably use Inner Fire.

/shrug.
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83 Blood Elf Priest
2250
Does Inner Will effect Penance at all? It's a Channeled Spell, but it's effects are shown instantly, so I've been wondering about it. It looks like Inner Will is the way to go when you're Renewing the Raid, and refreshing DoTs as well as running from certain effects, but if it effects Penance as well, and I'm assuming Bubble, it might be very nice for Disc Priests.
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90 Human Priest
11565
IIRC Inner Fire and Inner Will both cost no mana. Like someone mentioned, non-lazy priests will simply be switching them mid-fight. I'll probably just leave inner will on 100% of the time because It lets me be even more lazy.
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90 Blood Elf Priest
9925
@Cariborne

I don't think IW will affect channeled spells like Penance. Mental Agility does not currently and I assume they work on the same mechanic.

Inner Will will affect the following: Renew, PW:S, PoM, Holy Nova, Power Word: Fortitude, Shadow Protection, Fade, Dispel Magic, Cure Disease, Levitate, Fear Ward, Psychic Scream, SW:P, SW:D, Devouring Plague, Leap of Faith, Psychic Horror (Shadow), Pain Suppression (Disc), Power Infusion (Disc), PW:B (Disc), CoH (Holy), Chakra (Holy), Guardian Spirit (Holy), and all the Holy Words (Holy).

It makes me wonder if IW wasn't practically invented to solve a lot of a priest's mana troubles and up until now people in beta simply weren't willing to use it because it represented such a significant power loss. Like many things about the new healing model, the choice is between efficiency and power.
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IIRC Inner Fire and Inner Will both cost no mana. Like someone mentioned, non-lazy priests will simply be switching them mid-fight. I'll probably just leave inner will on 100% of the time because It lets me be even more lazy.
Only problem with swapping them is that they cost a GCD D:.
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85 Gnome Priest
7595
@Cariborne

I don't think IW will affect channeled spells like Penance. Mental Agility does not currently and I assume they work on the same mechanic.

Mental Agility has always affected penance.
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90 Human Priest
11565
Only problem with swapping them is that they cost a GCD D:.


yeah the GCD cost can be quite steep, but Leap of Faith costs a GCD and that isn't going to stop me from pulling rogues away from the boss every time the CD is up.


edit: awesome spelling.
Edited by Jolah on 11/16/2010 10:58 AM PST
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90 Blood Elf Priest
9925
Mental Agility has always affected penance.


Mental Agility absolutely does not affect Penance, nor any other channeled spell.

*edit- bleh on UBB code.
Edited by Khendra on 11/16/2010 12:07 PM PST
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