And just visually and viscerally watching Cascade blanket out over a raid was incredibly satisfying and of course particularly useful for spread fights.
My biggest issue with the shadow mend changes for shadow is that currently on live, before flash heal even upgrades to shadow mend, flash heal takes you out of shadowform thus wasting a gcd just to swap back into it. It’s annoying and I’m really hoping it’s not like that in DF but knowing blizzard, it probably is.
I do like the change you basically don’t have to dump any points into Dispel Magic / Improved Purify to move down the tree. For most raid encounters that’s 2 points you can save.
I’m going to test Dominant Mind while leveling on the beta though.
They changed Dragongliding a lot this patch. It feels a lot better.
As of a couple beta patches ago, holy spells no longer pull you out of Shadowform. Or at least they’re not supposed to anyway.
Dominant Mind is so op. lol I’m on the beta and I MC’d an elite and it’s been my pet for the last 10 minutes.
Casting holy spells no longer removes you from Shadowform as of DF.
I went Shadow and just confirmed that Flash Heal doesn’t remove you out of Shadow Form.
Can you use them in void form, though? I know this was a weird thing in Slands - Shadow Form still allowed some spell casts that VF didn’t.
Saw the update just now. I think having Halo and Cascade would be a bit redundant since they essentially serve the same purpose… but if I had the option I would choose cascade every time. It’s more controlled and estheticlly pleasing.
My biggest gripe about Halo is its on a 40s cooldown and its outclassed dps and hps wise by Divine Star in a group or stacked scenario.
Cascade looks like it would be a much more interesting talent choice and its on a shorter cd so it competes better with Divine Star.
It’s way better then Halo imo. Hell, it’s better then Lightwell.
Damn, even Automaticjak is posting on the Priest beta thread.
And it serves a very unique role - to use it well, you target someone near maximum range and as it splits and bounces around I believe it used to smartly target the weakest people near your target and expand outward, healing people all over the place and it’s visually beautiful besides.
And now that Halo no longer targets unengaged mobs Cascade would be pretty awesome used for world content and the like DPS, although I don’t really remember if it targeted neutral mobs either come to think of it? Actually I think they nerfed/removed its DPS for healers.
Would make m+ a little bit of a nightmare. Priests would be the new barrage meme
We can cast Flash Heal in Shadowform, it no longer takes us out of form.
yea, you can cast flash heal in voidform as well
Pretty pleased overall with the changes. I’m still not convinced at the shadowmend change but it still look decent… I’d rather we just have shadowmend and flash heal share their interactions in the tree though…
Dominate Mind and Mind Sooth are pleasant surprises.
I’m glad we’re keeping Mindgames and PW:Life too.
Still feel there are a few pain point in the class tree.
- Holy nova still blocs the path for disc to go toward spell warding and Words of the Pious.
- Still not the biggest fan of void shield, Holy and, to a lesser extend, disc are kinda forced into it to get to mindgames
- VE is still horribly underwhelming for both healers
For shadow covenant, while the duration is short, you still have to have a few spells “not” on cooldown. There is no “filler” to make most of the cd if everything is on cd already (even if a lot of these spells are short cds) Like I mentioned in a post last week, it should transform flash heal into shadowmend. I feel shadow cov would become very desirable in more scenarios just with this interraction.
Yeah, but I think with the big tuning changes it’s pretty obvious to most players divine star is the dungeon talent.
And I don’t think hunters and priests have to worry about becoming memes in DF, because far and away the most annoying class will be these Evokers zipping around, jumping to new packs way ahead of even DH tanks and actually abducting people Godzilla-style and flying them wherever they please…
That is going to get OLD very quickly, I predict. Haha.
My biggest feedback i can give right now is very short, simple, and new.
Flash heal is not doing its job on replacing shadowmend. Shadow’s heal feels way worse now. Pretty bad. The maso replacement talent is also worse wwithout the Overtime heal.
If it wasnt for the bug on PTR, i would pick the other one100 percent of the time.