I decide to level my mage as fire and see how it compared to shadow. I am up to level 16 and so far it is MUCH easier. I can generate all the food and water I want so constantly drinking isn’t as frustrating.
I can attack things from much, MUCH further. I think shadow priest has the same range for SW pain and Mind Blast, but Mind Flay is like 10 yards closer so that’s not cool.
My fireball has the ability through talents to stun a mob, and I can snare them with frost nova to keep them away from me. My spriest has nothing of the sort.
And my mage can kill things much, MUCH faster and easier. Plus you aren’t running from me, Defias!