Last night’s update on the PTR included information about Tier 8 set bonuses. There was some initial confusion about the wording on the priests’ 4-piece bonuses, and while Matticus has updated information about the healer one, I’m still not sure of the correct wording for the Shadow Priest version.
Healer 2-piece Bonus — Increases the critical heal chance of your Prayer of Healing by 10%.
Healer 4-piece Bonus — Casting Power Word: Shield also increases spell power by 250 for 5 sec.
DPS 2-piece Bonus — Increases the damage done by your Devouring Plague by 15%
DPS 4-piece Bonus — Your Mind Blast grants you 15% haste rating for [until cancelled]
I’m not overwhelmed by either of these bonuses as a Disc Priest, which is actually a bit of a relief. I don’t like being strong-armed into wearing 2 or 4 pieces of tier gear in order to maintain a set bonus when there are other, better gear options for a particular slot. The Restoration Druid bonuses, for example, seem to be too good to pass up (With four pieces, Rejuvenation heals immediately, giving a big boost to a HoT that currently takes three seconds for its first tick.)
Of course, I think the look of the priest set is simply badass, and I’ll be coveting the gear for fashion not function. I abhor the T7 halo, and I love the T8 mask, which if nothing else, will help obscure my laughter at the female paladins’ armor.