The next PTR build includes some changes to Shadow Priest with the following goals:
Make Voidform Matter More
- Make Voidform matter more, make staying in Облик Бездны longer matter more, and give the player more agency over extending its duration
- Improve Shadow's defensive power and utility
Moving into Battle for Azeroth, we consciously reduced the maximum power of Voidforms, for the purpose of evening out Shadow's heavily backloaded Облик Бездны
cycle damage. This had some positive impacts, which many of you are aware of – mainly this greatly reduced the harsh penalty for dropping out of Облик Бездны
early – a common occurrence in any content outside of raids, including dungeons or questing. That said, we think we went a little too far with peeling power off of Облик Бездны
, which has resulted in Облик Бездны
not feeling impactful enough, and with not enough reason to work to extend it. We are easing this change back a bit:
Слияние с ТьмойСлияние с Тьмой
- Облик Бездны increases spell damage by 20% (up from 10%)
- Insanity drain increase per second in Облик Бездны reduced by 15%
- Void Bolt Insanity generation increased by 25%
's damage reduction has been increased to 75% (up from 60%). We agree that because it comes with the penalty of not being able to cast spells, it deserves to be stronger. Additionally, it now increases movement speed by 50%.
A new talent Intangibility
(which was similar to and far less popular than Тело и душа
), and reduces Слияние с Тьмой
's cooldown by 25% and causes it to heal you for 50% of your maximum health over its duration.Shadowform's Physical Damage ReductionОблик Тьмы
's 10% physical damage reduction was intended to feel like a bonus to Облик Тьмы
, but instead felt like a penalty to Облик Бездны
, since you lose that defensive benefit going into Облик Бездны
We're replacing this bonus from Облик Тьмы
with the Средоточие воли
passive (which the other two Жрец
specs already have), causing melee abilities and attacks to reduce all damage taken by 15% for 8 sec.ГаллюцинацииГаллюцинации
(the PvP talent) is becoming a baseline passive, and allows your successful Рассеивание заклинаний
, Массовое рассеивание
, Очищение от болезни
, Объятия вампира
, and Слово силы: Щит
casts to generate 6 Insanity (same amount per cast as your filler, Пытка разума
This give you more freedom to use your on-global cooldown utility buttons, especially in Облик Бездны
, without incurring as much damage loss, since Insanity is constantly draining.Other talent adjustments worth mentioning:
- Мыслебомба and Ментальный крик now take 40% longer to break from damage.
- Поток Бездны generates 30 Insanity over its duration and deals 20% increased damage. Additionally, no longer requires Voidform to cast, so you can choose to use it on a priority damage target at any time.
- Неотступное безумие fades every 3 sec instead of every 2 sec.
- Покорение безумию cooldown reduced by 33% and penalty duration reduced by 50%.