To clarify on the 18 seconds thing: The changes to Insanity drain are obviously an overall nerf to Surrender to Madness
. That's intentional. We just disagree that it is proportionately more of a problem for lower-skilled players. If you weren't pushing Surrender past 100 stacks already anyway, the difference for you won't be as substantial. If anything, those players are likely to see an increase in duration of their non-Surrender Voidform
That said, there's obviously a lot changing for Shadow in 7.1.5, and once things stabilize, we intend to take another look at the rate of Insanity drain to make sure things end up where they should be.
Couple other notes for you:
- We're planning to increase Void Bolt's DoT extension to 3 seconds, up from 2.
- We're also increasing Shadow's damage across the board in the next build.