I hear that people say priests are going to be OP next patch with 20% buff to Penance. Is this really going to be the case? I'd like to hear from people on the test realms to see if it is.
Personally what I throw to you my fellow priests is when was the last time you got a full Penance off without being interrupted? Hmmm...okay maybe the odd one around a pillar if you can LOS before a warrior heroic leaps and charges you.
So here it is:-
Priest buff to penance 20% (wooptie woo)
To counter this though we have...>
32% damage buff to frost mages. Really Blizzard? Already dying in full Malevolant gear in a deep freeze.
15% damage boost to Feral's Rip.
Hunters steady shot buffed by 20%, Aimed shot buffed by 10%, Chimera shot buffed by 25%, BLack arrow buffed by 10%, Explosive shot buffed....argh I can't go on (because lord knows those hunters don't really do much damage as it is right?).
Rogues dispatch buffed by 15% and Envenom by 20%!! (so pleased I have a level 90 rogue!).
Shammies buffed damage 5% to Elemental focus damage.
Locks damage buffed....> (so crazy)
Immolate now deals 20% more damage.
Shadow Bolt now deals 15% more damage.
Grimoire of Sacrifice now increases the damage of abilities by 15% (was 25%) for Destruction Warlocks and 35% (was 50%) for Affliction Warlocks. In addition, it now provides the spell Whiplash instead of Seduction when a Succubus is sacrificed.
Demonology ◦ Chaos Wave now has a new visual.
Hand of Gul'dan now deals 15% more damage.
Shadowflame now deals 15% more damage.
Soul Fire now deals 22% more damage.
Touch of Chaos now deals 15% more damage.
Wild Imp's Firebolt now deals 15% more damage.
Conflagrate now deals 20% more damage.
Incinerate now deals 10% more damage.
Warriors execute now deals 25% extra damage.
I could go into more detail but it's all in the patch notes. I haven't even covered all of it.
What I am saying is that comparatively priests are just being kept in line with the damage increases, so priests will be in exactly the place as they were last patch if not worse.
Just my opinion of course. You are all entitled to yours. I would be interested to hear how you all feel on the matter.