The World of Warcraft expansion Cataclysm, will be bringing many new things to all classes. It will change what they already have and add many new cool things to WoW. This discusses the changes to the priests’ class.
Heal (Level 16)
Priests already have a spell called heal that they get at lower levels however it becomes obsolete. In cataclysm they are getting rid of the old heal and adding this one that you get at 16 which, will heal a moderate amount of damage when efficiency is an issue. It will be a better alternate to flash heal at times and is meant to become the priest’s go-to heal instead of greater heal. This will make Greater Heal something used only in worse situations.
Mind Spike (Level 81)
Mind Spike is going to be a Shadow spell intended to deal Shadow frost damage and a debuff on the target that improves the damage toward it from Mind Spike. Mind Spike is not meant to fit into a rotation, it is meant to be something to cast when you are fighting a large group of targets that die to quickly to use a full rotation. It is also meant to be cast a lot at once on a target. Spamming Mind Spike will do as much damage as casting Mind Flay when a target is already being affected by Shadow Word: Pain. It also provides Shadow with a spell when locked out of Shadow School. It will be a 1.5 sec cast, 30-yard range, and no cool down.
Inner Will (Level 83)
Inner Will will increase the priest’s movement speed by 12% and reduce the mana cost of instant spells by 10%. It will however be linked to Inner Fire meaning you can only have one up at once, making Inner more of a situational buff only and not a normal one kept on.
Leap of Faith (Level 85)
This spell will pull a party or raid member to your location. This is meant to give priests something to save people when they accidentally aggro something, are getting piled, or get jumped by a stealthed unit. It is an instant cast, with a 30-yard range, with a 45-second cool down.