Now With More Smite

Ok, I have been so busy with my paladin lately that my poor little priest has been sitting around Dalaran at 72, getting no xp (but lookin hawt in his T6 with his Benediction). And then something happens like today, where the ‘official’ new beta talent trees for priests in Cataclysm were published. I’m sure there’s an official link for them somewhere in here, but I will just be lazy and link the article that’s on WoW.com because … I’m lazy. What? I’m a mage, I teleport everywhere I want to go, you wouldn’t expect anything else, would you?

Now, I’m not going to link the whole thing here. If you want to see all of the talents, go to the article I linked … and if you’re one of those people who shun wow.com at all costs, well … there’s always google. Ok, on to the juicy parts!!

Tier one there are no changes, but when you get to tier two, things already get interesting with Penitence (3 ranks) – Increases the critical effect chance of your Smite and Penance spells by 5/10/15%.  Smite and Penance? loldps wut??

In tier three we start to see why. Atonement (3 ranks) – When you deal damage with Smite, you instantly heal a nearby low-health friendly target within 40 yards equal to 15/30/45% of the damage dealt. Wait … smite …. heals??? Eeeeenteresting.

But it gets better! Tier four builds on the smite rotation even more. Evangelism (2 ranks available) – When you cast Smite you gain Evangelism, increasing the damage done by your Smite, Holy Fire, Holy Nova and Penance spells by 2/4% and reducing the mana cost of those spells by 3/6% for 15 seconds. Stacks up to 5 times. Smite spam go!

And then … the crown jewel in the collection. Shammies … take your healing rain and jump in a lake! Archangel (1 rank available) – Consumes your Evangelism effects, instantly restoring 3% of your total mana and increasing your healing done by 3% for each stack. Also allows you to channel Penance while moving. Lasts 18 seconds. Moving .. pew pew lazers … !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So yeah … I think Rags is coming out of retirement soon. Kerick is too close to 80 to quit on him, but once he’s done and at least geared enough to not be embarrassed standing around town … it’ll be priest tiem.

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2 Responses to “Now With More Smite”

  1. Gromdred Says:

    Damn! And i just started learning shadow 😦

  2. Troutwort Says:

    Fiaked and I have been practicing smite rotations for years. We knew this day would come!

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