Mutterings About Shadowflame
Shadowflame Ok.. so a while back they gave me -this-. I’ve successfully ignored it.. for a long time. I mean gimme a break.. it’s cast in melee range.. blegh. BUT TPTB (mostly EJ) say that casting it as part of your rotation will increase your damage output. Sokay. So I spent a little time poking at a test dummy and I have to say.. I don’t love it.
It seems like it has an 8 yard range. It’s only in front of you.. and even though it looks like you should be channeling a cone of shadowflames in front of you, really you can do whatever you want (ie, cast the next spell) as soon as your out of the GCD. Instead of.. you know, standing there dumbly until the supposed channeling gets done(boy was my face red…).
My biggest problem is knowing whether it hit or not. On smaller mobs they light up in flame when it hits them (it -is- kind of satisfying).. but on bigger mobs.. idaknow.. I just can’t seem to tell whether it’s hitting. If I’m not hitting, ie, if I’m at 9 yards away then I need to know to move closer.. or if it’s not hitting because I’m at 20 yards away then I need to know to not bother casting the bugger.. but as it is.. I’m just sort of blindly hitting the button when I’m -sure- I’m hitting.. even though I don’t -know- it.
Still… I don’t like it one bit.
I suppose I should look to see if I can make some power aura about it.. must poke at this idea for a while.