Shadow Power (priest)

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  • Shadow Power
  • Passive
  • Spell damage increased by 15%.

    Increases the critical damage of your Shadow spells by 100%.

Shadow Power was one of the priest Shadow Specialization bonuses. It increased the damage of all the priest's spells by 15%, and the critical strike damage bonus of all the priest's Shadow spells by 100%. So for Shadow priests, offensive Shadow spells would crit for 100% extra damage, compared to the 50% extra damage that a critical hit would grant if the same spell was cast by a Holy or Discipline priest.

To sum up:

  • A Holy or Discipline priest casts a Shadow spell that deals 100 damage and crits for 150 damage.
  • The same spell cast by a Shadow Priest would deal 115 damage and crit for 230 damage.

So this passive bonus provided a considerable boost to damage output just for selecting the Shadow tree.

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Redesigned. Now increases spell damage by 15% and Shadow spell crit damage by 100%.
Previously increased crit damage of [Mind Blast], [Mind Flay], and [Shadow Word: Death] by 20/40/80/60/80/100%.

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