Best Race for Shadow Priest on Horde (pvp)

90 Troll Hunter
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well ive been researching for about 2-4 days now and im going to roll a shadow priest for pvp, arenas, rbgs, bgs/ disc priest for pve, raids, dungeons. im more focused on pvp but i will occasionally pve as well. mainly ive narrowed it down to goblin or undead goblins got rocket jump + 1% haste and mini (decent for harder target arena) or undead for the Amazing look, awesome casting animation, touch of the grave, and of course WoTF but WoTF now shares 30 sec cd with trinket so its not as good. so mainly for shadow priest should i go goblin or undead, please give real answers been researching to long and i wanna no which is a bit better the mobility with rocket jump or the extra fear trinket. THANKS ALOT! :)
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90 Undead Priest
3740
Undead man, all the way. Even forgetting how BA they are, Undead has amazing racials for pvp.

WotF: as u said, another trink,though it does have a 30 sec cd, that's a mighty bit shorter than 3 min.

TotG: mine hits for around 10-15k and heals for 100% of that. Which isn't alot, but it is alot considering its a passive racial that is automatic.

Cannibilize: excellent in combat mana/hp regen, especially helpful for shadow, since if we cast more than 2 heals, we're oom. Do note, cannibilize's channel is interrupted by dots, so make sure you're not dotted up before nomming down on the bodies.

Edit: spelling
Edited by Därkdisciple on 10/23/2012 9:26 AM PDT
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100 Goblin Priest
7770
Its really up to preference. Ill do goblin since Dark gave insights to undead.

The 1% really does help in meeting breakpoints. To get 2 extra ticks in SW:P a non-goblin class would need 8085 haste rating or 7584 as goblin, both being 25% Not to mention, in BGs, haste plays an important roll. Faster ticks, w/ mastery with a group of people = insane pressure and damage output.

I would imagine this is easily reachable only in later gear (PvP wise) I believe 2 extra ticks can make a big difference in PvP seeing as how it does in PvE. Goes both way not to mention you can reforge a little more freely later on.

As you also stated, goblins have rocket jump. A good, "I gotta gtfo" button. In PvP, with classes who dont have any gap closer skills or have already used them and is on CD, it is a great thing to have. I dont know how many times this has saved me. Get death gripped by a DK, rocket jump, go around the corner or LOS, tehehe. Rocket jump is also nice against warrior charges. Its also good for falling off high places. Ive had a few good kills like so. Fall off LM in AB, have one of two people follow you, then just Dot, and SW:D, easy kill. Probaby wont happen in rated but who knows.

Besides this for the out of the everyday thing, being able to access your bank anywhere for a 30minute CD (I think) is also nice. Makes farming ALOT easier. Not to mention the bartering or cheaper racial perk as well.

Edit: Spelling
Edited by Shiields on 10/23/2012 10:01 AM PDT
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81 Human Priest
4780
I guess I'll argue for Trolls.

Voodoo shuffle isn't noticable but it does help, as priests have pretty poor mobility as it is.

But the real deal is Zerking. Ohh man extra dps cooldowns. The goblin 1% helps all the time, Berzerking helps WHEN YOU NEED THAT HEALER DEAD. (caps for extreme)

Plus they OG
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90 Troll Hunter
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so mainly now ik everything there is to know about the racials for both, should i go goblin, or undead, i like both, cant decide, let me get some opinions. Thanks! :)
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90 Tauren Druid
10765
If you want to -win- in PvP, save yourself some time/money/trouble/rage (any combination of these) and roll alli instead.
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90 Troll Hunter
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how do u say go alli the pvp is pretty much equal with horde being a tad better? in arena and rbg
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90 Undead Priest
5870
Human Anything for PVP
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90 Undead Priest
6435
but ally sucks, so you know what to do, UNDEAD!
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90 Night Elf Priest
6360
The horde/alli debate is down to what faction is more PVP dominant on your server.

But yes, Alliance have the best priest racials:

Human: 2 trinkets
Nightelf: Meld (meld CC/missile based nukes)
Gnome: Rootbreaker
Worgen: Sprint to fear

If you're keen on horde, either undead or goblin are fine, they are both relatively equal in terms of racials, but I will always choose undead personally because of the awesome animations they have.
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90 Orc Hunter
12165
HUNTER FOR THE WIN
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90 Human Warrior
9000
Almost all the races offer something good for a Priest.

I personally went Blood Elf for their interrupt because of personal playstyle; I wasn't one for added security with Undeads, I like securing kills. :P
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It's up to you all racial ability depend on your playstlye I use to be a blood elf 2 sec silence with another BE rogue 4 sec silence
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90 Blood Elf Priest
14040
Your racial abilities are never so strong that they'll make the difference between a win and a loss. There are benefits to all the Horde racials in PvP and depending on what you value more you could find yourself using any single one of them in a given circumstance. The best thing to do is to try to figure out what you feel is missing from your priest. Is it an escape button or passive haste (Goblin), is it a damage cooldown (Troll), is it an AE silence or mana return (Blood elf), is it an escape mechanism, passive healing or the ability to desecrate the bodies of your fallen enemies (Forsaken), is it a stun (Tauren). Ultimately, you can have fun with whichever character you play so you should pick one for the whole package, racials, character model, animations etc.
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32 Night Elf Priest
3395
^ This
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90 Human Priest
9560
My realm is dying it seems. It's definitely not DEAD, but dying. Wish me and my guild could free transfer to another realm + faction. After so long I seem to be pulled towards horde, but no patience to level anything else :( so alliance I stay :(
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90 Human Warrior
10805
I prefer troll for shadow priest but that's just me
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100 Undead Priest
20500
Undead is just way too sexy.
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90 Troll Priest
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If you're going purely for the looks, go female BElf (6% mana regen 2min. CD is also good for PvE healing). I'm still torn between trolls and the forsakens. Their racials are very useful in both PvP/PvE. I play shadow PvP big time. I think I'll be testing out troll to increase my burst dps output (since PvP is all about CCs and using burst damage timely). When facing a healing comp in 2s and in 3s I spec for Insanity (increases mind flay dmg) and Power Infusion (20% haste + 5% increased dmg for 20secs). Whenever I get 3 orbs up and find a good window to burst a healer, I cast Power Infusion and reapply dots/mind flay/silence/mind flay/shadow word:death twice-BOOM Healer down! So you can just imagine an additional 20% haste from a troll's racial (Berserk 10secs/2min CD) can do 40% total haste during burst ;) Other useful Troll racials: *Regeneration (Health regeneration rate increased by 10%) *Da Voodoo Shuffle (Reduces the duration of all movement impairing effects by 15%) - good when you're kiting/running away which is 90% of the time lol *Beast Slaying (Damage dealt versus Beasts increased by 5%) - I guess it helps when facing a feral druid Undead Racials: *Will of the Forsaken (Removes any Charm, Fear and Sleep effect.) *Touch of the Grave (Your attacks and damaging spells have a chance to drain the target, dealing X Shadow damage and healing you for the same amount.) *Cannibalize (When activated, regenerates 7% of total health and mana every 2 sec for 10 sec.) *Shadow Resistance (Reduces Shadow damage taken by 1%.) I'm favoring troll for my dps strategy in certain arena comps but I must admit, forsakens has better animation.
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90 Human Priest
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Horde: Goblin > Undead > All

A priest generally shouldn't have too much of an issue with fears, and by using WotF you make yourself vulnerable to other crowd control effects that you would typically save your trinket for, hence why I believe Goblins to be the superior Horde race for Priests. Rocket Jump allows you to quickly change positions, which is paramount to successful PvP gameplay, and the casting speed bonus is very complimentary to Shadow.
Edited by Rilaks on 1/23/2014 2:00 AM PST
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