isnt NF trhe choice for most specs anyways? tanks go Kyrian, theres a few venthyr like dps warr, but the majority of players are NF...i guess its how balanced covenants are.
It depends on which content you are playing. If your goals are pve as shadow priest, with main focus on mythic raiding its NF >>> everything else by far. There is srsly no comparison and its not only the dmg bonus, its the soulshape which saves lifes and time and you can skip larger step routes by only one GCD which results in even more damage. So only looking at sims and just talking here like big pros is wrong. Kyrian and Necrolord is really %^&*, even if it sims more. I would say venthyr is also fine for raiding but all these quality stuff with NF is priceless.I was just waiting for the revert tbh, but im a bit sad because it was also a good QoL change for lining up with PI, even though its really not a timing problem with 70 sec voidform.
I ran night fae as a holy priest because it was the covenant who best appealed to me - both for cosmetics - and storyline. And I really thought about running one of the others because they were "best" be decided I wouldn't enjoy playing if I was playing something I didn't find fun or appealing. I've not struggled in any content I'm doing as a Fae holy priest. I do just fine. That said, of the holy options it's the worst one - and they could choose to buff it up a bit without overly buffing shadow. They're not hard to buff separately. Blizz never lets us have nice things. :(
Night Fae cooldown reduction causes Voidform to align better on Mythic Sire Denathrius specifically. That is why the very top Spriests are swapping, for progression on one fight. That applies to 00.0037% of the raiding population who have killed Mythic Generals and are progressing on Sire. And they will still swap even without the buff, because of the alignment. The buff had nothing to do with it.Kyrian-Pelagos is 200 DPS above Night Fae on single target and 140 DPS ahead on Dungeon Slice, which applies to all other PVE content in the game except Mythic Sire. Bonesmith and Emeni are both equal DPS to Niya right now, and Theotar is only 50 DPS behind Niya.