She’s a killer queen:
Shadow words, psychic screams
Dynamite with a pewpew beam!
Guaranteed to flay your mind
So, I retrieved my priest from the deleted bin. Special thanks to the Blizzard GM’s that went above and beyond and restored her. Why above and beyond? Because seriously, they have no responsibility to fix stupid. They could easily have said, ya know what no. You were dumb enough to delete her, too frackin’ bad. But they didn’t. So Kudos to them for that!
Anyhoo. She is now level 73. Face melting her way through Northrend. We all know how much I love * leveling. And I’m learning a class I knew intimately all over again. And…admitting I made a an overraction type goof.
1. "omg they made us crit, and my gear has no crit! this sucks!" Ok, fine. I have 8% crit, and my dots and mind flays crit like I have 50% crit. It’s in the talents!
However, I wasn’t wrong about the change to Vampiric Embrace. I don’t like it. I liked being a mana battery. And I liked that it replenished based on all shadow damage. Why now, must it only work with ONE spell??? We have to get VT up, then pop mind blast to start the replenishment buff. then get through the roation and back to VT/Mind Blast before VT ends. Now, VT is a sweet DoT now but really? ONE spell? Hunters get at least two with Arcane/Explosive (shared cd so only one gets used) and Steady Shot.
I’m also feeling the pain of the OOC regen nerf. Spirit Tap used to be just awesome while leveling. Now…not so much. I have it, but I may spec out of it at 80. Depending on whether my gear has enough spirit to support keeping it for the Improved Spirit Tap.
Other than that, I’m enjoying my priest. It’s a far different experience playing her because I actually WANT to play the class. Not because someone guilted me into rolling one because their guild needed it at the time. Not leveling because "OMG we need priests!!". But because I’m interested in the class and want to play it. And I’m playing the spec I want to play. It’s almost like having a new toon with how much things have changed. But without the starting at level 1 thing.