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[Guide] Level 100 Enhancement Shaman Patch 7.0.3
Hello fellow Shamans. Here is a little guide on some informations a picked up around to bring them out to the general public. The reason was the amount of Topic against the class in general. But let me tell you this Enhanced Shamans are fine not bad class to go with, not the most op neither. But as battlemages i feel versatility enough to have fun in pvp with this class. So let me guide you through those talent choice u should pick above others to make it definitely worth pvp'ing with. This is mainly for prepatch and lvl 100. Talents Tier 15: -Windsong: instant. Free. 45 sec CD. +35% attack speed/20 sec -Hot hand: Passive. Chance for Lava lash to be free of cost and 100% dmg boost. -Boulderfist:Replace Rockbiter. Instant. 4.69sec Recharge. +5% crit, +5%dmg/hit for 10 sec. 22.338 Nature damage per hit. Conclusion: The best talent choice for pvp is Boulderfist. Without gear adding secondary stats your best way to obtain them through legion will be through talents and gives a descent % in crits and dmg. Windsong looks good too if u really want to focus on a heavier burst instead. Hot hand i don't really see usage as I consider Lava Lash as a Maelstrom dumping spell something equivalent to a Heroic Strike of the warrior if you still remember it. Tier 30: -Rainfall: instant. 10 sec CD. Area of effect that heals for 8.990 up to 6 allies for 10 sec. Stormstrike and Lava lash extend the duration by 3 sec to a maximum of 30 sec. -Feral Lunge: instant. 30 sec CD. Lunge Lunge ... FREAKING CHAAAAARG... Lunge. Ok we get it. 11.985 dmg. U chaa.. Lunge towards a target. -Wind Rush Totem: instant. 2 min CD. totem with 10 yard radius that gives a 5 sec speed boost of 60% to all allies. Conclusion: I think it's an obvious choice to make in this tier and u all go for that freaking gap closer and kite tool that feral lunge is. We can all already fall in love with that spell as shamans. Even though it's only 30 sec. It's manageable as we have an active sprint that can follows on it. Wind Rush Totem can be cool in arena's against teams that will train your healer and Rainfall i find it hard to use as u need to kite again like back in BC. Tier 45: -Lightning Surge Totem: instant. 45 sec CD. after 2 sec stun for 5 sec all enemies in 10 yard radius. -Earthgrab Totem: instant. 30 sec CD. Last 20 sec. every 2 sec roots all target in 10 yard radius. 2nd pulse give 50% speed reduction for 5 sec on targets rooted before. -Voodoo Totem: instant. 30 sec CD. Last 10 sec. Hexes all enemies in a 8 yard radius. Conclusion: Very nice talents in this tier. One stun, one root, one hex. I would definitely pick Earthgrap the most i love roots and speed reductions as a shaman on my target so a very strong pick but we can agree that situational in some arena's Voodoo totem or Lightning Surge Totem also viable. Tier 60: -Lightning Shield: instant. 60 min buff. 5.361 damage mg when u deal or take melee damage. -Ancestral Swiftness: passive. +10% haste -Hailstrom: passive. Each of your weapon attacks also deal 2.885 frost damage. Conclusion: Like said at start, any boost in stats are welcome and specially haste so Ancestra Switness is the best talent out of those. The two others are fine but don't compete with the haste buff. Tier 75: -Tempest: Passive. Stormbringer now affects the next two Stormstrike. -Overcharge: Passive. +1500% dmg on Lightning Bolt and add a 7 sec CD on it. -Empowered Stormlash: Passive. 1 additional target and deals 35% additional damage. Conclusion: I would pick Overcharge over Tempest and ES. Although Tempest is ok, Overcharge is a massive boost to the damage of Lightning bolt that cost 60 maelstrom anyways. And becomes your best direct damaging spell with it. Tier 90: -Crashing Storm: Passive. Crash Lightning adds extra Aoe on ground that deals 7.512 Nature damage over 6 sec -Fury of the Air: Instant. 5 Maelstrom + 5/1 sec. Vortex of wind surrounding u and has 8y radius. 2.680 damage every 1 second to all enemies and slow them for 30% for 3 sec. -Sundering: Instant. 60 Maelstrom. 59.927 Physical damage and side knock them for 1 sec. Conclusion: Fury of the Air is a good tool doesn't cost much on Maelstrom can be a long snare of 30% as long as u keep them inside the vortex the 3 sec stays it only count down once they escape it. Is a good way to keep targets close deal aoe dmg every second. But Sundering is to me equally good to Fury of the Air. Having a spell that deals massive damage again for 60 Maelstrom which is not cheap though. But the side knock can be used to have like a 1 sec blanket stun that works wonderful against sticky rogues or even make casters reset their cast with it is very promising. I find both these worth in different situations. Not a rogue or lock in BG that are a pain? go Fury of the Air i would say. If they are present go for Sundering. In arenas both are viable tools. Tier 100: -Ascendance: Instant. 3min CD. 15 sed duration. Generates 10 Maelstrom/1 sec. Auto attacks and Stormstrike bypass armor and has a 30y range. -Landslide: Passive. +8% agility buff for 10 sec when u hit with Boulderfist. -Earthen Spike: Instant. 30 Maelstrom. 20 sec CD. Spike the target dealing 47941 physical damage and increase Nature dmg u deal by 10% for 10 sec. Conclusion: I really like Landslide a passive that gives descent agility boost that can stay constant on you as long as u hit things with Boulderfist. Ascendance looks good but long CD of 3min and Landslide already wins on damage output in that time by a large amount if u can apply those buffs and keep them going on. If u go Sundering no need for another expensive Maelstrom spender. Spell rotation and Burst: Basic Rotation: Open with Feral Lunge if u picked talent. Then go as follow -Boulderfist > Flametongue > Boulderfist -Frostbrand or Purge -If proc Stormstrike at that point use it otherwise use Lightning bolt. -Use Lava Lash only as Maelstrom dumping Boulderfist should be up with almost 2 stacks again. Repeat Burst Rotation: Always be above 60 Maelstrom, have your buffs from Boulderfist and Flametongue up. Use all your offensive CD's and have a proc of Stormstrike. Then do as follow - Stormstrike on proc > Stormstrike > Lightning Bolt.8
Therapy Lounge for Healers - The Legion Edition!
On the 14th of March 2012 Valonia made the longest running topics on our beloved Healing boards. I don't think anyone could have imagined that at the present day, this topic would still be active. And since I can't decribe it better then Valonia did, I'm shamelessly going to copy / paste her welcome post as it describes the Lounge perfectly. ... Ladies and gentleman! I bid thee welcome to the new Therapy Lounge for Healers - The Legion Edition! Lets keep this awesome place going, and see how far we'll get this time :D. Previous lounges: Therapy Lounge for Healers http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3483960548 Therapy Lounge for Healers - The WoD Edition http://eu.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/12618274142274
Making a Guide?
Here in the class forums, players often put together awesome guides to help the rest of the community. However, due to the high number of sticky request we receive each day, these guides sometimes fall off the front page before we can sticky them. If you have just posted a guide or if you’d like to nominate a guide here on the European forums to be stickied, please send an email to the Community team, including a link to the guide you'd like stickied, at: CMTeamEU-WoW@Blizzard.com Alternatively, guide writers can help us spot their threads by putting [Guide] in the title :)0
Resto Shaman - Hidden Artifact Skin
Just wanted to know if.... A: Has it dropped for you? B: What difficulty was EoA on Normal, Heroic or Mythic +0? C: Did it drop from a boss or trash? C is the most important question as most groups skip the majority of Hatecoil trash hence why I am interested in your experiences. Thanks in advance for any input.2
Shaman skill activity
I have question about Encha Shaman. Where other classes seem and feel that you can use your skills more rapidly, for paladin for example I can toss my shield, and keep bashing with enemies all the time, I have no skill cooldown in sense cause I have always atleast one or two skills active to use, for Shaman I have noticed that your skills are always on cooldown, you can use only one of them at a time, I can toss a boulder, then wait for the others to become active, then toss lightning, then again have to wait for them to become active. Am I missing something?4
Noob shaman seeks advice!
Hello, I am a NOOB! and therefor i seek tip/advice from friendly players! normally i play a warlock. But i am kinda sick of them! So i am looking to tryout a new class. I have a boost token and levelled this shaman from 1-60 for the boost token to boost my proffs. So ya, i would like some advice for 110 elemantal shaman. 1) I enjoy a easy FACEROLL rotation, does the ele shaman offer that? i mean ATM for AoE i spam chain + eurthquake. Can i still do that at 110 for AoE? and for solo i spam: flame, lava, lighting and shock at 100 mal. 2) How is ele at 110? do we deal OK/GOOD damage? 3) Does legion have hybird tax? I mean cuz a shaman can heal, am i being punished by lower dps for that? i am a dps, i dont wanna suffer lower damage just becuz i could/can heal. 4) How mobile are we? I am kinda sick of my slow moving lock, so thats why i want a new class, classes that i like are ele shaman, huntard, maybe bal druid. 5) How good is our defence? Thing i like about the lock is demon skin, self healing. it makes gameplay a lil easier! How is that with ele shaman? Are we good in taking damage or do we die easily?3
New scalling on PTR 7.1.5
Hello, On new patch scalling on neck, rings will be change that : "Patch 7.1.5 PTR - Jewelry Secondary Stat Increases The latest build increases secondary stats scaling with item level on jewelry. You can see one example below and check out the stats of your items on the PTR site." That mean if you have better ilvl ring or neck you get some precent more stats to get always better ilvl item. Next change is secondary stats rating: " Critical Strike - Now requires 400 rating per 1% Critical Strike, up from 350. Haste - Now requires 375 rating per 1% Haste, up from 325. Mastery - Now requires 400 rating per 1 Mastery, up from 350. Versatility - Now requires 475 rating per 1% damage and healing increase, up from 400. Now requires 950 rating per 1% damage taken reduction, up from 800." For me this change do our primmary stats always the best like Intellect(ele shaman) or Agillity(enh) What do you think about this change. I am happy about this becouse sometimes i drop better item and i need to disenchant becouse have worst stats, but after 7.1.5 patch go live i can use this for my better stats always be intellect.2
Let's wait and see - can't believe I said that.
After reading about the Earth shield nerf, I freaked out. But, after playing with spirit link -- pretty much for the past few weeks, and find it to be Ok. ATM, an undispellable Earth shield probably is generally better, but there are other changes that appear mighty tasty. Namely, they moved some of our talents around and added a new one which puts chain heal at 50% reduced cast time (twice, every 8 seconds), AND move the calming waters into another row. The ramifications of all this, for an average player? It forces us to almost take the spirit link path. Like it or not, Earth shield is just garbage against anyone that can dispell it. 12 second cooldown (is too long imho), but it cripples that talent against any team(s) that have any type of dispeller. Still functions decent against anyone that cannot dispell it, though. Bear in mind, though, it's possible, if you're taking a lot of damage, you will use up all three charges pretty fast, and still be on cooldown -- so yeah the nerf is not to be underestimated. It is harsh. spirit link is quite good if you can always get two people to join you, to split the damage. If you just get one, it's not 'as good.' Because, now two people will be taking hellacious damage. When it's split over 3 people it's more manageable. The benefits are thus: You, or your partner, are not as easy to burst down, since 50% of damage gets redistributed. Big win. Also, any effects like incapacitates, sheeps, etc, that break on damage are effectively null and void. Another big win. Big loss: key word above - redistributed. So, as a consequence, as some cleaves put out a massive amount of damage, you will see your entire teams health drop like flame torch to 3 sticks of butter. So, you have to spam heals. I went back to calming waters (nerf was not nice, but anyway), 70% is 70% reduced time on interrupts. But, this helps when you are spam healing. Second, now that we will get a new talent which reduces cast time of chain heal (I guess they really want us using chain heal), will offset this spirit link limitation of distributed damage. will be interesting to see how it works out. I am a harsh critic, but I guess I will wait and see til 7.1.5 comes out, before I say it's the end. While I won't go out and say it looks promising, I will say that who knows, maybe. I still think Earth shield shouldn't be nerfed so harshly. 6 seconds would have sufficed.0
Taking DPS to the next level.
I'm just wondering how to further improve my DPS to reach the 95th percentile in raids. I'm quite steadily over the 70th percentile, sometimes over 80th and even 90th at times. And other times i'm ofc far below due to death, getting targeted by literally everything, or just poor play and no stormbringer procs for ages. I'm new to enhancement this expansion after being ele and resto since wrath, so i might have made some gearing mistakes, and i found that having haste food improves my dps atm instead of mastery food. I would like some tips on how much mastery is safe to drop to gain more haste to hopefully improve dps. My rotation is still not perfect, i know i have things to fix there. We have a fury warrior in the guild that is constantly beating me on dps and i would like to claim my rightful spot at the top (yes, i'm very competitive). And several other players seems to be hitting the 95th percentile for their class all the time. Even though i do more dps it just looks bad on the logs if you're one of the few lower than that. Here is my toon on warcraftlogs https://www.warcraftlogs.com/rankings/character/18865794/10/#boss=1864 feel free to check it out and tell me how to "fix it". (PS; dont look at nyth mythic, i'm so ashamed lol)8