Glyph of Mind Spike

100 Undead Priest
9265
With the recent nerf to mind spikes glyph for pvp(although I never used it myself) I was thinking there could be a possible change to the glyph since its limited usage would make it essentially dead. Now I understand that Blizzard wants glyphs to be about choice rather than mandatory but I've seen plenty of mandatory glyphs for other classes do here goes:

Priests have a very unique place and issue in pvp currently. Alone a shadow priest is nothing much, we have very minimal mobility, a general lack of consistent burst damage, and a limited kit of cc and defensive CDs. What makes us strong in pvp is our incredible versatility and group support. We have unique cc options and a series of extremely clutch defensive options that makes void shift nearly uncounterable.

Despite this placement in pvp we lack one thing many other ranged classes don't: a slow. We are exceptionally easy for melee classes to train and are completely reliant on other classes for peels. While I appreciate classes needing counter play, and shadow having weakness to melee is a good example of this, there is also a certain limit to how weak a class should be.

I would like to suggest that rather than reduce the cast time of mind blast, mind spikes would cause a movement speed reduction to the target. Preferably a small percentage with a short duration, but that would stack 2-3 times. This would help give a small counter play to melee classes without being overly strong, and would keep us from being insta-gibber by high mobility melee. Alternatively adding an interaction with mind flay to increase the slow or provide a more consistent root to provide us with a little more self sufficiency in pvp with the advent of the large nerfs on the horizon.
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100 Undead Priest
14000
It doesn't matter what they do to it.

If it doesn't synergize with From Darkness comes Light procs anymore, its useless.

I hate to devalue the effort you've put into your opening post, but its the grim truth.
Edited by Dreamskull on 2/5/2013 9:49 AM PST
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