Improved Fade

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Improved Fade
Spell magic lesserinvisibilty.png
  • Improved Fade (2 ranks)
  • Shadow, Tier 4
  • Decreases the cooldown of your Fade ability by 3/6 sec.
Requirements
Class
Tree
Points required

15

Talent required

None

Properties
Affects

Notes

  • This talent has been replaced with [Veiled Shadows]
  • Widely regarded as an almost complete waste of talent points. [Fade] works as an "oh $#@%!" button that temporarily reduces threat that has already been generated (usually after pulling aggro off a tank) rather than a permanent threat reducing ability or a constant thread reduction, and additionally is only effective in a group situation. Almost no builds include this talent. Shadow Priests seeking to reduce threat are much better off taking the 2 points from Improved Fade and putting them into [Shadow Affinity].
  • Prior to the Priest talent review, this ability increased the time Fade lasted by 5 seconds per point, thus with 2 points the talent formerly allowed Fade to be effective for 20 out of every 30 seconds (67% of the time), instead of the current 10 out of every 24 seconds (42% of the time). Thus, after the review the effectiveness of the talent was reduced by close to 40%.

Patch changes