So, running that Kara PUG last weekend, we had more Sidhe Devils than just Cassie and I in there. It went over two days, and during that time we had the awesome healing of Daxie and Doodle, plus the hunter fun of Nighthawke’s alt.
Good times were had by all.
At least, that’s what they told me.
At one point, early on, I’m doing my usual rotations of damage dealing, opening with some mana DOTting Vampiric Touch goodness, followed by Shadow Word: Pain, Mind Blast, Shadow Word: Death, and Mind Flay until a cooldown is up or a DOT expires.
And for those who aren’t aware, Shadow Word: Death is a very fun, very awesome evil little Shadow Priest defning spell you get in end game. It is an instant cast direct damage spell that is very mana efficient and does some slam-bam good damage.
If your Shadow Word: Death does not cause a Killing Blow, YOU take a very large chunk of damage yourself. A hefty chunk.
I love that spell.
So, there I am blasting away, having a good old time of it, and I have noticed a time or two that group 1, the melee and tanks, are taking a hammering… but group 2, the casters… the group I am feeding mana to.. is also damn near always at 100% health. Why? Well, with a Paladin tank and Consecrate up all the time, I MAY have been slipping my Vampiric Embrace in there on the rotation… like, all the time. hey, a DOT is a DOT, and as long as I ain’t pulling aggro, and my Vampiric Touch is always up and giving mana back, well… what’s a little group healing between friends?
But it was making it that much more noticeable that group 2 is, like, always at 100% health… except for that damn Shadow Priest that keeps taking 1000 – 1500 or so damage every so often, over and over.
And I swear Doodle at one point asked me what the heck was going on, that I kept taking damage that he was healing.
And I explained that I was a Shadow Priest… “It’s okay, I’m emo, baby, every so often I have to cut myself to see if I still feel. It’s a Shadow Priest thing.”
And Dax pipes up by starting to sing ‘Hurt’. And I shushed him, not because his singing was bad, as you know he sings great, but because we were in a mixed PUG group… I didn’t want to freak out the straights that short in the run, damnit!
But I was thinking about it… and I think he’s right.
I hereby wish to nominate Trent Reznor’/Nine Inch Nails’ “hurt”, as sung by Johnny Cash, for Official Shadow Priest Anthem.
And if you don’t agree… what’s your choice?
Damnit, Trollin is absolutely right… I had somehow completely forgotten about Mana Mana, what ratshag had posted and what i’d seen an awesomed at…
There can be no song above Mana Mana.