If anyone within blizzard reads this; please reconsider letting shadow cast holy spells.
while it is a nice thought, allowing us to cast Renew and such, it goes directly against class fantasy. holy doesn’t cast shadow spells, shadow doesn’t cast holy spells, these things are discipline identity.
This might just be my selfish request alone, but in an RPG, the fantasy and identity of my character is very important to me, and shadow has always been about embracing
the darkness, and in more recent times, surrendering themselves to the void. Now, I realize that legion was a balancing nightmare, but it’s when class fantasy was at it’s peak(gameplay aside), at least to me, and this has been slightly lost to many classes since.
Following that, there’s Shadowform’s identity as well. It started off with granting a small physical resistance buff, along with the damage increase, and locking out the holy school. In more recent times, the physical protection has been removed, and instead become Focused Will that all priests has access to. That leaves our defining Shadowform with the only use, in granting a permament 10% power increase, like an aura, or a passive, except it for some reason needs to be reapplied when we die. Removing it’s last defining trait, we might as well see the spell gone, with the power increase made actually passive, and this is just sad to me.
I won’t fault anyone for the talents, they look amazing, and creating a damaging specialization for a class with two healer sides is obviously notably difficult, but kindly don’t make shadow into a second discipline priest. Please do not let shadow into the holy school. Alternatively, like with Divine Star/Halo, recolour the holy spells renew, Flash Heal, Prayer of Mending and Holy Nova, I could live with that. This is currently my only worry, coming into DF.
Thank you for listening.