Discipline Priest Feedback -- Build 21655 -- 5-May

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#1 - May 6, 2016, 6:14 p.m.
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Please feel free to reply to this thread with feedback you have on this specialization in the most recent version of the Legion Alpha.

You'll find class designer notes on this build here.

This thread and subforum are for class feedback. We may not be attentive to other threads on this subject. Please confine discussion in this thread to issues related to this spec only.

Thank you!
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#15 - May 10, 2016, 6:54 p.m.
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The biggest reason to add a cost cap on Plea was the legendary that let you instantly have 20+ Atonements out at once. But that had too many other problematic interactions anyway; we're redesigning in a way that avoid them.

Without the issue of accidentally casting a 25-stack Plea, a cost is less imperative. It may ultimately be useful, but the flip is side that our general tuning desire for Disc is to bring the typical Atonement count down a bit, rather than facilitate it being higher. If there were a cap, it would likely be at something more like 10--allowing some room to get into inefficient territory where you almost certainly don't want to be going in normal play, with the cap only acting as a backstop beyond that. We don't want to undermine the Plea cost's effect of making it expensive to push your Atonement count beyond 6 or 7.

Power of the Darkside, in an upcoming build, should only affect a Penance if the buff was active when the channel started.