I don't really like this but I also understand the change.
this has massive m+ impact....
It's a nice change. Might as well make it have no CD, but the 5s CD isn't a big deal. By the time you're at the end of the GCD, you can cast it again in 3.5s.It's great that it remains instant-cast.
ftw but a bit annoying tbh, 2 charges would be better
Thats good, its main use was in m+ and having the priest just cast it on every mob individually was a unnecessary inconvenience
Can we please, for the love of ^&*! make “Slow” a multi-target effect for arcane again like it was in Legion. I don’t care if it becomes a 2 second cast - using an entire GCD just to (minority) slow one target for 8 seconds is such a dumb ability
This doesn't do anything though? Priest can already Soothe multiple enemies so at best it saves X globals doing the skip THEY CAN ALREADY DO. I used to soothe the harvester at the start of Mists (the pack everyone skips) and the following pack while I opened the buff room. Congrats, I would've saved exactly ONE global hitting the left two enemies at the same time instead of individually.
The most impressive use of Mind Soothe I've seen all expansion was a clip of a group weaving through mobs at the start of ID and successfully not pulling anything. I feel like now that it's an AoE and on a CD we aren't going to see any play like that anymore but it was already a niche skill. So this is just me reminiscing before it gets changed.
Lmao this is showing how some players in the community just hate change; The function is the exact same but it's made to be more convenient and people still find a way to dislike it.
I think the only issue is because of the CD. Right now I can soothe a mob on my left and a mob on my right, but with this change, sure, I save button presses, but I'll have to wait for the CD before I can proceed. It limits the spell in favor of less button presses. I see this as a loss of functionality and flexibility in favor of simplicity with a more limited use case.
The problem is not that this is a bad change (it is a good one, for QOL purposes), but that Blizz's reasoning for this change was that it would "bolster priests' utiliy in dungeons", which it doesn't because you could already mind soothe multiple mobs at once on live:
some people in this comment section dont seem to realize that you can already soothe an entire group on live servers aswell...you just need to cast it many times. this is merely a qol change, wont change anything wtf
Do people not understand the GCD? Yes this is possible on live. However if you want to move around entire packs, you may have to soothe multiple targets. Even just soothing 3 targets is 4.5s of GCD, 4 targets is 6.0s, and it just climbs. At worst, this change is a major QOL improvement. At best, it could allow faster skips for larger packs. You would have to have two targets extremely spread out for this to ever be slower, in which case you’d probably only to need to soothe one and hug their side to begin with.