Spriests out of control

90 Orc Hunter
8950
So in the 15 or so games I did of 3s tonight (above 2k rating), literally every team except one had a shadow priest on it, and this seems to be the case every time I do 3s this season.

Shadow priests on teams this season are even more common than warriors on teams last season.

For the sake of balance, they need to be toned down a bit. They need to get lifeswap taken away from them so that only healing specs can use it, and they need a longer cooldown on mass dispel (perhaps up to 30 seconds).
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90 Undead Death Knight
5620
Mass dispel for shadow not usable in arenas

Voidshift exchange 50% of the health in pvp

Fixed
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90 Night Elf Druid
7405
Mass dispel for shadow not usable in arenas

Voidshift exchange 50% of the health in pvp

Fixed

Alot of shadow priests will argue about the first one which I agree to an extent, but they literally have more utility(thats useful) then any other dps spec in 3v3.
I dont think it should be removed but increased for shadow at least.
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90 Undead Death Knight
5620
lot of shadow priests will argue about the first one which I agree to an extent, but they literally have more utility(thats useful) then any other dps spec in 3v3.
I dont think it should be removed but increased for shadow at least.


On a side note the problem with MD is that the glyph makes it instant practically, if that wasnt the case it would be a lot easier to prevent

Maybe remove the glyph and give it as a passive effect to holy,disc? dunno
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90 Undead Priest
6300
Void to 50% lmao, alright bud.
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90 Undead Priest
7885
representation is usually a good indication of impending nerfs, I think. looked at my bg today, i think 18 of the top 20 teams have spriests. Playing at a 2.1k mmr today I think every team had a spriest except for the thug cleave. I'm waiting for the nerfs. What I don't understand the qq about is MD. I can see void shift as a likely target though I don't know why.

Predict the void shift, cc healer stun then kill swapped opponent. But why md? Its been in this game forever, and now is weaker than ever before, and its costs is bonkers.

Needless to say I'm waiting for nerfs
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90 Undead Death Knight
5620
Yes destroy Spriest skillcap while you're "fixing" them. Glad you aren't let anywhere near their design team.


Better than nerfing the healing the survivability the damage the CC and all the pletora of changes made in 5.2, that would be even worst

This is all you needed to say. You have literally no clue what you're typing about.


No need to be belligerent about it, make your own suggestion then

What else can they nerf?

off healing? nope, already weaker than any hydrid since 5.2, even if they remove the glyph that allows renew and pom in shadow

damage? to get DP damage sp need to cast 3 mindblast, VT only last 15s and is casted

survivability? they are already too trainable by melee, voidshift is the only thing preventing them too die to often vs melee zergs
Edited by Peztilence on 3/21/2013 11:12 PM PDT
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90 Night Elf Priest
TnC
4310
I would hafta agree that shadow priests are in a strong position right now, but some of these suggestions are outrageous. Spriests have been nerfed already. Why so much QQ? Especially from the op being a hunter. What class is really causing Hunters a problem, a caster?? Lets be serious...
But I'm sure all these suggestions of nerfing priests to the ground are in the interest of balance -__-
Except probably not at all.

Nerf list:
1) flash heal
2) fade
3) dispersion
4) psyfiend
5) DP upfront dmg scaling

Were these not enough for your crying souls? You want more now??

I'd be more concerned that hunters utility, damage, and healing aren't nerfed. Or ring of peace maybe?? Or why locks and shammy's aren't getting buffs that they desperately need...

Crying about MD bc it actually counters GOD bubble...or whining about void shift, bc apparently target switching is to complicated (yeah, sure...2k player my #!@%)
Is not a solution to these L2P issues...these are easily countered.
#smh
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90 Orc Hunter
8950
I should mention that I think allowing spriests to use their mass dispel offensively (to dispel iceblock/bubble) is totally fine. The problem is them being able to dispel cc off of their partner. Yes, ret can do the same now, but not nearly as often as an spriest can.

A 30 second cd on mass dispel would be fine.
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90 Pandaren Monk
10120
Remove shadow priest passive damage reduction. Problem solved.
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90 Human Rogue
7830
Remove shadow priest passive damage reduction. Problem solved.


I agree with this, its been years since vanilla wow. The time for shadow priests to need shadow form damage reduction has come and gone.

Do that and the spec is not as silly and retains the skills that make its cool.
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90 Human Priest
4455
03/22/2013 04:56 AMPosted by Harland
Remove shadow priest passive damage reduction. Problem solved.


I agree with this, its been years since vanilla wow. The time for shadow priests to need shadow form damage reduction has come and gone.

Do that and the spec is not as silly and retains the skills that make its cool.


Spriests without the 15% DR would be the squishiest spec in the game.
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34 Night Elf Priest
4545
Remove shadow priest passive damage reduction. Problem solved.


....really? You realize Shadow is immobile and has to tank frequently..right?
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1 Human Hunter
0
representation is usually a good indication of impending nerfs, I think. looked at my bg today, i think 18 of the top 20 teams have spriests. Playing at a 2.1k mmr today I think every team had a spriest except for the thug cleave. I'm waiting for the nerfs. What I don't understand the qq about is MD. I can see void shift as a likely target though I don't know why.

Predict the void shift, cc healer stun then kill swapped opponent. But why md? Its been in this game forever, and now is weaker than ever before, and its costs is bonkers.

Needless to say I'm waiting for nerfs


For some reason, Ruin had a ton of priests last season and this season compared to the other BGs. Over half of them are disc now, though.
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1 Human Hunter
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Remove shadow priest passive damage reduction. Problem solved.


03/22/2013 04:56 AMPosted by Harland
Remove shadow priest passive damage reduction. Problem solved.


I agree with this, its been years since vanilla wow. The time for shadow priests to need shadow form damage reduction has come and gone.

Do that and the spec is not as silly and retains the skills that make its cool.

This would kill shadow completely.

They already have to sit and tank a lot of damage.
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90 Undead Warlock
12270
i love how people are crying over shadow priest and offering their half assed so called fixes

Remove shadow priest passive damage reduction. Problem solved.


cant even explain how stupid this idea is spriest have been hit hard with Surv this patch and still isnt enough for some rofl you all act as if mass dispell for shadow is a new thing its been around forever so has the glyph and only recently has it had a cooldown i didnt hear anyone complaining when it was able to be spammed at almost no mana cost but now suddenly a weaker version of mass dispell is all the rage
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90 Orc Warrior
11820
Spriest just simply have far too much utility and it needs to be toned down.
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90 Human Hunter
5075
Why would anyone play a Lock over a Spriest? thats my question.
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90 Orc Hunter
8950
Their 15% damage reduction is fine. The problem with them isn't that it's too hard to kill them, it's that they provide far too much support for their teammates with lifeswap and mass dispel.
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