Items below could either be new enchants, changes to existing enchants and/or modifying base abilities/talents.
-More synergy between shadow priest and shadow-aff lock:
--shadow lock spells build stacks of shadow weaving
--Nightfall affecting mind blast
--Molten Core affecting mind blast, shadow word death, mind flay
--Haunt affecting shadow priest DOTs
--Vampiric Embrace healing through lock shadow spells (shadow bolt, drain soul, corruption, unstable aff, curse of agony); Vampire Lord does this but it would be nice for a VE only enchant as well
-Bane affecting mind blast, shadow word death and mind flay
-Allow beacon from Vampire Lord to heal from mind blast, shadow word death, devour mind and mind flay (currently it only heals through shadow bolt).
-Mind Flay - Right now this seems really weak - it seems like the devs want to just replace it with shadow bolt. I'm fine with removing the slow effect (from MEs) for some buffs.
--Increase the buff from Devour Mind from 4 seconds to 10-15 seconds; 4 secs is much too short especially in PVP.
---Devour Mind = What exactly is the intent of this enchant? To do effective damage with Devour Mind and Mind Flay you pretty much have to use Mind Blast and SWD. I'd love to see a build based around channeled shadow spells like Devour Mind-Mind Flay but as it stands now it seems like the damage is just too low. In addition to increasing duration for buff to Mind Flay maybe also have Mind Flay buff Devour Mind as well.
--Have psychic influence affect more DOTs (not just SWP and VT) and possibly also work with Devour Mind - Curse of Agony, Corruption, Unstable Affliction - maybe not all of them but some more would be good. I think this might be the best candidate as it can significantly improve damage while using mind flay/devour mind but you would have to have lots of DOTS up.
-Shadow embrace changed from a debuff to enemies to a buff to yourself.
Mind Flay - Right now this seems really weak - it seems like the devs want to just replace it with shadow bolt. I'm fine with removing the slow effect (from MEs) for some buffs.
I really don't understand how it's ok for Shadow Bolt to hit for 20k+ but don't Mind Flay dare to tick for more than 5k during a 3sec channel. in 3sec, Shadow Bolt can easy do 40k+ and at best, Mind Flay in 3sec is gonna do like 20k max...smh. I love my Spriest build but can't really do any serious content with it because Mind Flay needs to be buffed. It really is that simple.
Yes, mind flay is way too weak. I think having Impending Doom, Molten Core, Beacon of Shadow and maybe Nightfall (let's say Nightfall reduces channel duration for Mind Flay) interact with it would help a lot. I'm okay with removing the slow component of the spell if certain MEs are used that buff it. I'd say anything that interacts with Shadow Bolt should probably also interact with Mind Flay as they are both filler shadow spells.
Another thing I realized - Devour Mind does not apply shadow embrace and only applies 1 stack of shadow weaving (on initial tick). IDK what the purpose of Devour Mind really is. It buffs Mind Flay but it is sort of like a replacement for Mind Flay. It also really requires 3 talent points into improved Devour Plague.
Instant cast Vampiric Touch and Unstable Affliction (epic RE maybe) would also be a great help. I don't PVE; in PVP it seems like DOT specs are almost useless now. It's common to get all my DOTS up on someone (COA, CORR, SWP, VT, UA, DP) and they just walk up and blow me away in 3-4 GCDS and never even get low on health.