Need help with Shadow Priest

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Greetings. I'm Mel, My main is holy - but I'm trying to build a good Shadow Priest. Last night we attempted Elisande on heroic for the first time just to get a feel for it. We are not there yet as a guild, but I'm here to try and get some advice on spriest. Our main dps is Goma - he is shadow. He is pretty good, I've only just started playing shadow.

For the differences below he was pulling a WHOLE LOT more dps than me. 

I know there is a specific rotation, and I try to stick to it -- what the WA script below tells me to roll with seems right on. 

I did learn today that I need to be popping Mind Bomb, Infusion, potion, and Shadowfiend AFTER being in Voidform long enough to stack haste to get added benefits. I was popping those on pull, and not paying attention to stacking them in Voidform. 

I was (I thought) staying in Voidform as much as I could - but the data doesn't reflect that. 


 STAT            Goma         Mel

iLVL              903              898
weapon       918              919     (he does have better relics and trinks)
Int                44,978        43,706 (I used a flask, etc and he didnt)
Crit              19.8%          23.11%
Haste           32.86%      35.2%
Mast            64.79%       48.67%

Talents        San'layn    Aus Spirits  (otherwise the same)

My toon 

His toon 

Not a whole lot different, I do have sephuz' secret. 


Mel's data from WOL 

Goma's data from WOL

As far as rotation, I base mine off of Icy Vein's docs. I do use Weak Aura's, and imported this script:

From this youtube video

- which also refs Icy Veins.


You all see anything obvious and huge I am doing or am not doing?





Edited by Mel7

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One thing that I noticed is your DoT uptime feels pretty low. Since that's the lion share of your DPS, having your DoTs rolling on something at all times is pretty huge. If there are multiple targets you should strive to have DoT's rolling on all of them. You should be using PI at about 20 stacks of VF. The goal is to have VF, your shadow fiend and PI expire all at about the same time. The timing of it is a feel thing though.

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Need way more mastery. At least around the 60% range. Drop your haste and crit a little bit and funnel that into mastery. Try to eliminate as much versatility as possible. With your stat distribution i would stick with AS. Try to get your 4p ASAP. Even if it's normal tier. 

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