Shadow Orbs

Now I’ve been studying shadow priesting, and apparently shadow orbs are serious business.   Mind Blast should be cast every 15 sec, or 3 orbs, whichever comes first.  So here’s what I did with power auras – 3 little dots.  I don’t have a timer on this aura because I haven’t had a situation where they were threatening to drop off before I had a chance to consume them with a Mind Blast or Mind Spike.

Balls.

The orbs in ACTION. Yes, that circle is the evangelism string from the Tales of a Priest POWA page.

The String

This string allows you to import the 3 auras in a “set”. To import this set you will need to select a new (blank) PAGE in your Character effects and click “Import Set.”  WARNING: If you click import set while in a page that has existing auras, you will overwrite your old auras.

Set=Page 3@
Aura[49]=Version:4.9; g:0.9098; icon:spell_priest_shadoworbs; buffname:Shadow Orb; r:0.0745; x:1; groupany:false; stacks:1; texture:72; alpha:0.9; isResting:0; mine:true; inVehicle:0; combat:true; size:0.18; y:-3; ismounted:0@
Aura[50]=Version:4.9; g:0.9098; icon:spell_priest_shadoworbs; buffname:Shadow Orb; r:0.0745; x:34; groupany:false; stacks:2; texture:72; alpha:0.9; isResting:0; mine:true; inVehicle:0; combat:true; size:0.12; y:-3; ismounted:0@
Aura[51]=Version:4.9; g:0.9098; icon:spell_priest_shadoworbs; buffname:Shadow Orb; r:0.0745; x:-34; groupany:false; stacks:3; texture:72; alpha:0.9; isResting:0; mine:true; inVehicle:0; sound:60; combat:true; size:0.12; y:-3; ismounted:0@

Though I don’t usually do sounds, I really suck at shadow, so I added a cha-ching at 3 orbs to remind me to Mind Blast.

Empowered Shadow

You gotta keep the Empowered Shadow buff up, which means consuming a shadow orb every 15 seconds.  For this one a timer is crucial.  And, of course, I already have timers here and there and everywhere – on evangelism stacks and (dark) archangel.  But I did manage to find room for ye olde Empowered Shadow.

The string

Version:4.9; b:0.8824; g:0.9098; ignoremaj:false; icon:inv_chaos_orb; buffname:Empowered Shadow; x:-99; customname:Surge of Light; groupany:false; unitn:Only for raid/group.; alpha:0.54; aurastext:Chakra: Prayer of Healing; owntex:true; isResting:0; mine:true; inVehicle:0; stacksOperator:=; PowerType:0; soundend:23; combat:true; size:0.18; y:44; ismounted:0; timer.h:2.32; timer.enabled:true; timer.cents:false; timer.y:42; timer.x:-100

Though I don’t usually do sounds, this dropping off is super-serious, so I added a little ping.

A note about Strings:

  • These strings all work even if you’re resting, because hey, you’re gonna want to use the dummies, right?
  • These strings work when mounted and in vehicle because having them turn off in the camel-fight in Halls of Origination annoyed me.

Comments

Power Auras for Shadow Orbs and Empowered Shadow — 2 Comments

  1. Heya, Thanks for the aura strings, but when I imported the strings in “IMPORT SET” as I was trying it out on a dummy they dont appear did i import it wrong? anyway, hope to hear from ya soon thanks!

    • Huh…. that is strange. Those are the strings I’m using. If importing the set does not work, you can try importing individually. Each aura starts with “Aura[##]=”. After which it says “Version: 4.9…” which starts the aura. Try importing the 3 in individually copying from the “version 4.9″ part of each.