Priest Changes – Build 15739

Brian over at WoW Headlines reminded me that’s it’s been a while since I did a Priest post, so here’s what’s new:


  • Power Word: Fortitude had a tooltip error corrected: Infuses the target with vitality, increasing Stamina by 10% for 60 min.
  • Shadowfiend now has a 3 minute cooldown, down from 4. Duration reduced to 12 sec, down from 15 sec.


  • Archangel now has a 24 second duration for the Dark Archangel (Dark Evangelism) buff.
  • Mindbender now has a 3 minute cooldown, down from 4.
  • Void Tendrils is now limited to 5 targets.

Major Glyphs

Minor Glyphs

  • Glyph of Fading has been renamed Glyph of Shadow Ravens: Your Shadow Orbs now appear as Shadow Ravens.
  • Glyph of Fortitude has been renamed Glyph of Borrowed Time: Your Borrowed Time is now displayed visually.
  • Glyph of Shackle Undead now changes the appearance of your Shackle Undead.
  • Glyph of Shadowfiend has been renamed Glyph of Smallfiend: You summon 3 small Shadowfiends who each provide a third of the total mana return.

I have to admit, I’m a bit of a sucker for some of the glyphs at the moment. I’ve been playing around with the Glyph of the Heavens lately.

Here I am traversing down from a mountain peak in Kun-Lai Summit. I dared Coolidge last night to walk off the edge sans bubble. He declined and said I should try without levitate Maybe we could have a competition, the last to use their ability wins :P


I’ve been wanting to try the Glyph of Confession but haven’t gotten around to buying it yet, although I’ve read it’s nothing special.

I’ve also been using Mindbender which I like but with the new Glyph of Smallfiend (giving us 3 mini shadowfiends who each do ⅓ the damage, I was interested in trying it). I didn’t even have to change my minor glyph slot as it was already active. The only thing to do now was to see it in action.

Hmm, ok it doesn’t appear to be working yet :(

As a reminder, this is what Mindbender looks like. It basically trades out your old shadowfiend for one of these newer models and gives back a bit more mana while dishing out double the damage. That’s pretty good imo.

I’ve since re-learnt Holy Nova through glyphing. Oh how I’d miss you otherwise :P

But I think the nicest surprise was when I noticed that Glyph of Shackle Undead offers some cosmetic appeal.

Let’s compare:

Old shackle animation

New shackle animation

Whoa, what a difference! Although I don’t see using it on live but what better time to test these animations/spells than on the beta right?

A few other animations I observed as Disc:

Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time

Since I’ve been playing quite a lot of Diablo III lately, I was quite excited by the new Shadow glyph which turns your Shadow Orbs into ravens :P

I hadn’t tried speccing Shadow before today (for beta) but this changed my mind… what can I say, it was a good opportunity to kill two rav birds with one stone :P

They only last a couple of seconds, so it was a little tricky getting a good shot of them but you get the idea. You’ll see a small flock of them flying around you like the Angelic Bulwark I mentioned a while back.

Author: Cymre

Disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and all things pets. You may know me as Cymre Brightblade. Catch all the pet battle strategies on my YouTube channel - CymreJones

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  1. The shadow ravens are awesome. I just wish they stayed around longer so we’d be able to appreciate them more.

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  2. Aww, I prefer the old shackle animation! I know that when they introduced it, I was stunned by it. This makes me a little sad, now.

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  3. The ravens look really awesome. I can’t wait to try them out. The last time I was on beta, I was really taken with the Angelic Feathers (not sure I have the name right). I just kept placing them everywhere because they looked so cool and running through them =P

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    • @Zal – I think so too :)

      @Töki – the new shackle animation is actually one of the new minor glyphs so it’s just cosmetic :)

      @Saya – you know, I haven’t tried the feathers since I saw Matticus’ video a while back and they didn’t really appeal to me compared to the other stuff. Body and Soul I <3 though :)

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