Disc = Absorbation priest? (PvE)
I know there is a Disc guide thread however i thought this question deserved its own topic since it is, according to me, a very big question.
So, i guess we all know that during the Wotlk expansion, we would spam our PW : Shield.
However, due to the Cata changes, it's not allowed due to obvious mana problems, and it is at the moment not as effective as it should be, altho, it might get buffed.
Anyhow. At this very moment i can't really find a good use for it. I do use it on the tanks, and it is also a pretty good mana regen due to the Rapture talent. I find it more or less useless using on the raid unless you know someone is going to take damage.
The thing is, our mastery gives us More absorbation by our shields. ( Each point of mastery increases potency by 2,5 % ) This is actually pretty much, however, i don't know wether i should start using my shield more (how do you play as a disc raiding priest?) or simply R-forge it to haste or something that helps me more. I really don't know. As i mentioned before, the shield might be buffed with 200% but also increase the mana by 34% (?) That beeing said, it will be very good at the target with the shield, but it might aswell drain our mana pretty quick. With the mastery it'll get extreamly more effectiv if you stack mastery.
My questions are the following:
- Is it worth stacking up mastery for the shield buff? Please motivate your answer.
- How do you play at this moment? Shield tank only, or still shield spamming?
- I presume it buffs PW : barrier aswell , which is pretty good, does this change your opinion/play style?
- Are you gonna change your stat prioritiez after the buff patch?
I guess that's basically it. You may also discuss the diffrent playstyles if you do not agree with eachother. I'm sorry for all the grammar/spelling fails, i did my best, i am however not from an english speaking country.