View Full Version : Priest Shadow priest levelling

04-01-2011, 02:38 AM
Yes I know its a shadow priest and yes still levelling but I am kinda lost with things at the moment. I have been levelling this character as a shadow priest and I am usually oom very quickly in group pulls or boss fights I go oom by the time boss hits 25%. I am still level 59 but I am really struggling with mana. I have roughly 6k mana but following the rotation of SW: pain, devouring plague and mind blast then filling mind flay that is a good 1 to 1.5k mana gone and for not a lot of damage as then mind flay ticks very slowly.

I have here the talent spec http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/turalyon/pleasurebox/talent/primary

if anyone could provide some input it would be great even if input is "get used to it you will always struggle with mana"

04-01-2011, 10:54 AM
Devouring plague does decent damage, but it's a very expensive cast. You might try moderating your usage. And get some spirit gear. I forget what level you get shadowfiend, but use it on CD if you have it.

04-01-2011, 11:12 AM
I've leveled 1 priest to 85 and 1 to 47 and it's a matter of "get used to it."

04-02-2011, 02:12 PM
Don't use SWPain on trash or when soloing. Not needed because of the mana usage. VT does more damage in shorter time. Hit to where it's suppose to be, first after Int. (Misses are bad - waste of mana) Haste is good but has a tendancy to use mana really quick, so don't go for the cap yet. Crit doesn't need to be high. Carry food. Lots of it.

04-03-2011, 03:31 AM
Sadly it takes a long time until you can get your hands on Shadowfiend, Dark Archangel or Dispersion. But i'm shocked nobody mentions Shadow Word: Death (http://www.wowhead.com/spell=32379)!? In combination with Masochism (http://www.wowhead.com/spell=88995) it's the only reliable source of mana regen and it's avaible at level 41/43. This grants 10% of your total mana every 10 seconds and combined with the right Glyph (http://www.wowhead.com/item=42414) even more below 25% enemy health.