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#7644232 Apr 08, 2013 at 08:00 PM
a. First name: Antti
b. Nationality: Finland
c. Age: 21
d. About me: Hello, im 21 year old finnish guy, working three times in week, playing mostly wow on free time and hang out with friends.

2. Character Info
a Name: Kärrynpyörä
b Class: Priest
c Race: Pandaren
d Armory link:

3. Specs
Main specc: (explain why u have specced like u have in this talent tree)

1. Void Tendrils - very useful in some fights
2.Angelic Feather - Very useful if you have to get somewhere very fast
3. Solace and Insanity - Huge damage increase
4. Angelic Bulwark - Great survival ability
5. Power infusion - Great cd to increase damage
6. Halo - Good for AOE and gives some damage in boss fights

Off specc: (explain why u have specced like u have in this talent tree)

Im not using my offpec very much.
1.Void Tendrils -
2. Body and soul - for speed and shield
3. Mindbender - Great way to get mana back
4. Angelic Bulwark
5. Power infusion - reduce mana cost and increases casting speed
6.Cascade - Good for AoE healing

4. Glyphs
Major: Glyph of Dark Binding, Glyph of Inner Sanctum, Glyph of Fade
Minor:Glyph of Dark Archangel, Glyph of Shadow, Glyph of Heavens

5. Rotation
What is your rotation, and why do u use it exactly?
a) Opener: Mind Blast, Vampiric Touch, Shadow Word: Pain, Shadowfiend, Power Infusion, Mind Flay. If i have 3 shadow Orbs at start, then i use Devouring Plague after i have popped cooldowns and then 3x mind flay insanity

b) Singletarget:Using Mind Blast on cooldown, keeping Vampiric Touch and Shadow Word: Pain up all the time, Devouring Plague with 3 Shadow orb followed by 3x mind flay insanity, Mind flay as filler, Halo on cooldown.

c) Multi-target/aoe:Debends how many targets there are, if there's like 5-10 then i just use Halo and Mind Sear, If only few targets then i use vampiric touch and sw: pain, Halo and Mind Sear

6. Relevant addons for your role
Which addons do u use that helps you perform your role? (Dot tracker, hot tracker, cd tracker, etc etc etc)

Halo Pro, Quartz 3: for DoT tracking.

7. Stat priority
How do u prio stats from gear/enchants/gems?

Intellect - Spell Hit 15% - Haste - Crit - Mastery.

Gemming mostly haste to get the breakpoint for extra DoT ticks

8. Professions
Empowered require raiders to have/get 2 max level professions that benefit their mainspec in raids.
Which professions do u have atm, and/or which profession will u adopt to better benefit your raid mainspec?

Enchanting - +320 intellect
Tailoring - Back enchant +2000 intellect proc, this will give great boost for damage

9. Raiding experience
Killed in Vanilla (@60):

Tbc @ 70: BT and Sunwell

Wotlk/ICC @ 80: Naxx, Ulduar cleared, ToC 10 hc Cleared, icc 10 hc Cleared

Cataclysm experience @85: BwD cleared on normal, BoT Cleared on normal, ToTFW Cleared on normal, DS 3/8 hc

Current MoP experience:MSV cleared on normal, HoF 5/6 normal, ToES 2/4 normal, ToT 1/13 normal

(We'd like to know which instances you progressed in, and which you got after it was no longer the last tier also)

10. Guild history
Which guild(s) were u in?
Why did u leave your last guild?

Im still in <Nestehukka> but There's like no raiders, Thats the reason im changing guild

11. Why you?
What can we gain by having u as a member?

I can offer you really active and experienced player. Im always showing up to every raids.

12. Raid times
Empowered raid 3 nights a week (monday -> Wednesday -> Sunday How many raids can you attend a week?

Im available every day.

13. Activity/informing:
Its in empowered rules that u/we always inform on forum if we cant show on a raid day. If invited to the guild, will u always inform when u cant show on a raid day?

that is not a problem.

14. Your Empowered friends
Do u know anyone in Empowered who can attest to your skills?


15. Additional information?
Additional information that u feel is relevant for the application.

16. UI picture
Link picture of your raid ui

17. Internet connection
Bandwidth, ping, lag probs, wow freezes, fps in raids?

100MB connection, ping is around 40-70.
Having no lag or freeze issues.
FPS in raids usually +100

18. Preparation
How do you prepare for new raids/raid bosses that u havent killed before?

Watching videos from youtube and reading from icy veins for example if something is unclear.

19. Behavior
we has some simple rules and codes of conduct. We expect all members to know of these rules, and to act accordingly. These are to make sure we all are on the same page, and that we don't offend ppl out of ignorance or spite. Also, how do u handle not getting invited to a raid?

Usually when i come to raid i expect to be taken, but that's fine if sometimes that happens when im not getting invited.

20. World of logs
If u have world of logs link that shows your performance on some fights, plx link it here.

21. Where did u hear that we are recruting?

Trade chat.

(LFM forum, Darksorrow forum, trade chat, friend (who)?)
A good application will have much higher chance to merit an invitation.
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#7645334 Apr 08, 2013 at 11:38 PM · Edited over 6 years ago
Guild Leader
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Hi Antti,

Thanks for taking the time to write an application, your experience looks good and you are also at the gear level that we are looking for so this is great :)

A few comments.


I think its important to note as a shadow priest you can be changing your talents and glyphs a lot depending on the boss fight and this wasn't mentioned in your application.


Twist of Fate - If the fight allows is either there is a number of adds or even a lot of damage so your halo \ cascade can proc this high up time far out ways PI.

Divine Insight - Also depending on the fight can be better dps than PI

Cascade - Although halo is the most damage its only any use when used at optimum range (glad to see you have halo pro great addon) so if the fight isn't going to allow to use halo at this range cascade is a better option.


Glyp of Mind Flay - Also very useful on certain fights a lot in TOT the movement speed increase is pretty much 100% uptime so you can move from that shite on the floor or move to dps down an add.

Glyph of Mind Spike - Less used now with the nerfs to FDCL and us not using this talent so much better if were burning down adds with MS/MB then the instant cast MB is very nice from this.

Glyph of Vampiric Embrace - On high damage fights this is an awesome raid cooldown your healers will love you for it the heals it can provide are insane :)

Some great information for the best choices on talents and glyphs for every boss in TOT can be found here

if you haven't already registered on this site then I recommend you do, the theory crafting and information these guys provide for shadow priests is really nice.


I would suggest using Halo as your opener as this will ensure all your trinkets / wpn procs etc are all active for your dot applications and first MB.


I see you already have a DOT tracking addon and at the end of the day addons are all down to personal preference but if you haven't tried "ShadowPriestDotTimer" I can highly recommend it.

Its very useful for dot tracking and everything Shadow Priest :)

Overall a nice application so you get my vote for a trial, I expect the GM and other officers will reply shortly.

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#7645395 Apr 08, 2013 at 11:58 PM
Guild Leader
74 Posts
A shadow priest?!
Where have you been hiding! Sheldor pretty much covered most of the area's for discussion, it is nice to see a mature experienced player. To quote "A good application will have much higher chance to merit an invitation" pretty much sums up my opinion on the subject.

You get a vouch from me for trial so bring your A game if accepted and good luck!
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#7647271 Apr 09, 2013 at 09:26 AM
47 Posts
Hello Antti.
First of all thanks for applying to Empowered.
Sheldor is 100% the one with most knowledge of the class and role as a shadow priest, so make sure you listen to hes advices and learn by them as they will help you in alot of situations during encounters.
2nd of all, i think you could have used abit more time on answering the questions asked in the application form, atm we are looking for people that are very dedicated to us, so that we wont have to swap anyone out in the future and progress as a stabíl team.
This means that you will have to do your best at each raid you show up to, and make sure you have high attendance.

3rd Id love to see you on World of logs, which really is a good site for showing how god your are at dpsing. If you don't know this site, make sure youll contact an officer or a member of Empowered and wel'll be able to guide you.

4th and last, i want to welcome you to Empowered,. And i hope that you will enjoy your stay!.



Kinkydruid. :)
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