The PvP implications of the new build are simply shocking. Smite HEALING! SMITE HEALING!Imagine a disc provisory pvp-Silence version build:http://cata.wowhead.com/talent#bxhbuGGckuoffRtbZrscrRboOr the all out holy version:http://cata.wowhead.com/talent#bxhbuGGckuoffRtfxtz0GoEdit: Some bugs on the talent calculator, for some reason I can't place points in Reflective Shield...
Other than a few typos in the post, I'm pretty satisfied with the changes and I'm excited to see what this bodes for our future as healers and now (apparently) a new DPS Spec. I just hope it doesn't go dud like Frost Mages in WotLK.
Hum.. is it me or Spriest got a wild nerf on Shadowform? Its still subject to change, but losing haste and crits on dots would be horrifying. Probably gonna add it in Imp Shadowform, because the reduce casting/channeling time from damage is still there, but it is also in Dark Thoughts in the first tier, basically rendering it useless.Other than that, that is some awesome changes for Disc. Just love it!
I'm inclined to believe that haste itself now inherently affects all dots and hots, and does not require talents to do so.
Spec Ideas...58/18/0 PvP Discipline-Smite http://cata.wowhead.com/talent#bxIbuGGckIoffRtfxt0000000000M:uATVmz53/2/21 PvP Discipline-Shadow http://cata.wowhead.com/talent#bEcrzhGfohoffotbZbxfbRco:hATVmz22/54/0 PvP Holy-Smite http://cata.wowhead.com/talent#bxhbhGM0kZfxtIbMsb0hguVR:NufVzm...I could keep going for hours, possibilities are endless...(Links to talent builds seem buggy, sorry if those don't work... I tested them before posting and they all seemed to work, except the first one which has 3 points left to spend, which I spent on Focused Will, although Spirit of Redemption is tempting.)
Since Blizz is pushing healers to start using more offensive abilities, does that mean we will have to start worrying about Hit rating, or will we have enough by talents? If the former is true, then we'll be rolling on DPS gear D: (I haven't been keeping up with Cataclysm changes)
THEY ARE NERFING BORROWED TIME!
Wow.. that's what I'm going to say. Priest's, from the looks of it, are getting some very nice new spells and some really interesting talent combinations. Just messing around, I think a Shadow spec I came up with would be quite epic. Since I don't play Holy heals, and play as Discipline for healing, did the same with that. Wow again. Disc is getting some crazy stuff and will be quite amazing heals. I can't wait for Cata so I can test some of this out. 'Penance' while moving is going to be OP as heck.