In this week’s build of the Shadowlands Beta, Necrolord Priests have learned a technique that allows them to hurl Unholy Nova
onto a targeted enemy or ally up to 40 yards away. Unholy Nova’s healing and damage will now also be split among targets that are struck. The goal of these changes is to help Unholy Nova be more useful in various modes of content, to allow it to be a compelling choice compared to the other Covenant abilities.
For Shadow Priests, we have reverted some of the recent changes to Shadow Crash
. As a result, it once again has 1 charge, 40 yard range, and its previous missile speed. We weren’t happy with how the 3 charges on the spell felt, and we saw feedback it wasn’t an attractive talent choice in the row. However, it has not been completely reverted to the old design – it now has a 30 second cooldown and deals much more damage. This should help balance it in the row, and allow it to stand out as a burst AoE damage option.
Thanks for all the feedback and testing so far!