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Shadow Word: Talents and using Surrender to Madness in Emerald Nightmare Hello, Shadow Priests! How are we feeling? Everyone settling into the Legion groove? I hope so, because it’s time to talk raiding and talent choice! As you may remember, I’m a big advocate of Surrender to Madness. It’s a very strong talent, even in light of the nerf/buff/nerf roller coaster we’ve been on. But it’s also...

Spiritual Guidance: Getting started as a fresh 110 Priest Legion has been out for almost a month, and we’ve had the chance to putter around the Broken Isles. Previously we covered questing as Holy or Discipline and tinkering around with your Artifact Weapon paths along the way. But when you finally reach 110, you’re suddenly greeted with a deluge of options, to the point that...




Know Your Lore: The fate of Turalyon and Alleria The last time anyone mentioned Turalyon and Alleria, it was their son Arator back in The Burning Crusade’s Outland. We met him in Honor Hold in Outland. There, he seeks out Danath Trollbane for any news of his father, but Danath has nothing to tell him. But now, at long last, we know where Turalyon...

Shadow Word: You should give Shadow Priest PVP a shot in Legion Wait, no, don’t run away! Just because this article has “PVP” in the title doesn’t mean it’s not for you. In fact, in my ongoing efforts to mind control convince you of the usefulness of the more “out there” aspects of the game, I’m going to do my best to draw you into the new...

Spiritual Guidance: Artifact paths for Discipline and Holy Priests Legion will be here Tuesday, and with that comes our brand new Artifact weapons. Now, as soon as you enter Dalaran, your class NPC will appear with a very urgent and mysterious quest. The quest leads you to choose your Artifact, then immediately launches into the respective Artifact questline before setting up your class hall. Once...

Shadow Word: Surrender to Madness was the game’s best talent Legion is going to be here shortly, and while we’ve discussed leveling talents briefly — and how they often will come down to personal preference — there was one talent that was so strong it was becoming the only real option for Shadow Priests to take. It significantly changed your boss damage as a Shadow Priest and could boost...




Spiritual Guidance: Legion Priest healing talents and specs The Legion pre-patch is coming tomorrow. What spec should you be? That, my friends, is up to you. If you want to be a traditional healer, Holy is your pick. If you want to DPS, try Discipline. For those of you looking to switch from your current spec, you’re in luck! Because all your stats...

Shadow Word: Everything changing for Shadow Priests in the Legion pre-patch Oh, the times, they are a-changin’. The Legion pre-expansion patch is imminent at this point and it brings with it arguably some of the biggest changes to Shadow Priests ever. While we’ve gone over talents and playstyle changes before, the nature of the beta has been one of ever-constant change. But now that we’re so close...



Spiritual Guidance: Discipline Priest questing in Legion Last time we covered first impressions of Holy questing. This month brings us Discipline, which has long been able to DPS on its own, whether you were doing daily quests in Mists of Pandaria or leveling to 100 in Warlords of Draenor. Even though the function is not entirely new or as ground-breaking as Holy,...

Shadow Word: Shadow Priest legendaries in Legion Legion is bringing all sorts of changes to not only Shadow Priests but to the game as a whole. One of those changes is to legendary drops. Gone are the days of expansion-long quests and role-based rewards. Taking its place are Diablo-esque legendaries that come in a variety of flavors — some with bonuses for...

Spiritual Guidance: Holy Priest questing in Legion One of Legion‘s touted features is healers will finally be able to quest in their healing spec. We all know how painful it was in past expansions to level as a healer in the world. I, like many others, opted to quest as Shadow back in Wrath of the Lich King rather than go through...

Shadow Word: What Shadow Priests could borrow from Whispers of the Old Gods Last month, Hearthstone released its latest expansion pack, Whispers of the Old Gods. If you hadn’t guessed already, the expansion pack is still full of a Shadow Priest’s favorite things: Old Gods. And while Hearthstone has never pretended to adhere to lore — sometimes boastfully so — it’s not unheard of for Blizzard to borrow ideas...

Spiritual Guidance: Holy and Discipline Priest legendaries in Legion The Legion alpha has been chugging along and one controversial addition has been random world legendaries. In contrast to previous expansions, where legendaries were a guild or personal effort and had a single effect for everyone who used it, these new legendaries are completely unique for each spec or class and change gameplay. Information is still...

Shadow Word: Resources and new talents for Legion Shadow Priests It’s a day that ends in “y,” which means it’s time for more alpha changes to Shadow Priests! And since it’s been many “-y” days since we last talked about changes, we have a lot to cover. We’ve not only seen changes to a number of spells and talents for Legion Shadow Priests, but also the...

Spiritual Guidance: Holy and Discipline Priest updates in Legion alpha Discipline and Holy Priests have been available in the Legion alpha for a bit of time now, and the past month brought a spate of new alpha builds complete with tweaks large and small. Here we’ll dive into some of the more interesting changes to get a feel of how and where our favorite Priest specs...

Shadow Word: Shadow Priest class hall and Artifact tree updates Some things change and some things stay the same. The Legion alpha is not the latter. Since we last went over Shadow Priests in the alpha, we’ve received some visual love in our class hall to make the Shadow portion feels more like a place we can call home. A terrifying, Insanity-inducing home. Bigger news,...