Power Word: Medusa Cascade

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Thread Discussion: What do you think of the changes to Solace and Insanity in 5.2?

Insanity might be interesting.
I want to try out Insanity and I hope it's good! I think as a healer I'd continue to use Mindbender over Solace though, at least for 99% of encounters. Solace would probably be better than Mindbender for 5mans though. Or a fight like heroic Lei Shi where you really have to make the most of your Mindbender because the boss likes to peace out fairly often.


03/01/2013 10:51 AMPosted by Vixie
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This goes for all popular music in every culture I imagine. I still like Gackt and Malice Mizer. Those strings!

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Fear Factory, now, that is some comprehensible good jamming.
ill spoon you. spoon with you.

I'm actually really interested in having all the talents on that tier being more viable to use. i'm pretty excited about both solace and insanity, though I will rarely get to use the latter as I don't dps currently.


previous thread responses:

03/01/2013 12:34 PMPosted by Ellarix
two bosses

it's more than 2. there are tables for some of the later bosses, including lei shen. complete or incomplete as they may be.

03/01/2013 12:40 PMPosted by Vixie
Beware of datamined information.

be that as it may, the patch is imminent so this information is probably pretty close. take it with a grain of salt though.
I'll be taking Solace over Mindbender unless there are mechanics that require a more 'bursty' regen. I say that as if I'm actually going to raid lol
Salty & sweet is bestest.

Uh huh.
Beware of datamined information. Passing it on as fact may result in face-egg'd. Or be like those people who get upset and freak out before Every patch & xpac then find out it didn't get to Live.

It's better to wait for official Blue postings.

Agreed; I know the info I'm looking at is only datamined and is subject to change. Still, I have to dump some VP or I'll cap, so all I can do is look at the datamined loot, choose items which don't appear on early-kill bosses, and take a chance.

edit: sigh, helm would be the best choice (non-tier drops from 8th boss), but it's an LFR helm and I'd be pretty annoyed if I won the helm token off next lockout's Sha kill... I have to spend VP before Sunday's raid though, so I think I'll toss one upgrade at my non-tier chestpiece (non-tier drops from 5th boss).

This title is retardis.
03/01/2013 01:49 PMPosted by Nixxin

we can be friends.
I'll only take Solace if they bring back the toilet sound effect.

It matches priest tiers so perfectly.
03/01/2013 01:49 PMPosted by Nixxin
This title is retardis.

New Insanity seems like a nice change. I really like that Insanity is pretty much the defacto default talent unless it's heavy movement. The talent system is fine but I'm not really a fan of moving from "cookie-cutter builds by spec" to "cookie-cutter builds by encounter". It really changed nothing except making it more of a hassle by making you change every fight.
03/01/2013 01:05 PMPosted by Tsilyi
Thread Discussion: What do you think of the changes to Solace and Insanity in 5.2?

I feel it's a pretty good improvement, particularly for Solace. Sure, I'll miss my Holy Fire, since the spell is so iconic of the Priest class and it's fun going "BY FIRE BE PURGED!!" and lighting up a squirrel, but I think the changes to Solace are pretty awesome, especially now since it basically has an Atonement effect for Holy Priests. I'm making use of that for sure.

As for Insanity, I feel like it's better than what it currently is, but I still will probably keep my Mindbender as Shadow. The first change they proposed to Insanity didn't even make sense to me; when three dots are on? So SW:P, VT, and DP? That combo only lasts for a few seconds, and what if you have to renew the first two of the aforementioned dots? At least now it's just DP and it makes more sense, but still. I like my Mindbender. :3
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Let's be BFFs and level woodcutting together for days on end.
No internet problems ever unless a sibling is home... HMMMM...
03/01/2013 05:13 PMPosted by Nixxe
No internet problems ever unless a sibling is home... HMMMM...

Sounds like its time to figure out how to get your router to filter devices.
Or to find a really deep hole in a really remote bog.
03/01/2013 06:02 PMPosted by Nixxe
Or to find a really deep hole in a really remote bog.

I'm sure that's what he meant.
03/01/2013 06:14 PMPosted by Ellarix
Or to find a really deep hole in a really remote bog.

I'm sure that's what he meant.

Nah, changing router setting > digging a hole in a... bog.

(wuts a bog?)

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