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1d 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 Therapy Lounge for Healers - The WoD Edition 1d
21 Mar 2014 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: Alternatively, guide writers can help us spot their threads by putting [Guide] in the title :)Takralus0 21 Mar 2014
1h Shamans! Whats your alt? Hello. I have been having a hard time to choose an alt to play along with my shaman, but i really can't decide. Anyways i have been leveling a rogue that might become that alt i am still looking for. What is your alt?Xuto3 1h
1h Is it really as bad as people say? Hello fellow shamans, So I dusted off my old elemental shaman main and want to pick it up again because the rotation is fun and the spells look great. However I enjoy doing world content such as world quests and the alike, but when I take a look at the forum I see a lot of people complaining about being fragile and having a difficult time in open world, is it really that bad? I'm still leveling but so far I'm not encountering any problems at all. I make good use of my slow and stun totem but so far everything has been pretty easy and fun. Will I be frustrated and disappointed when I reach level 110?Laeneya19 1h
2h Dwarves vs orcs?? Would I lose big advantage in pvp If I go dwarf enh shamn instead of an orc?Grokthal0 2h
5h Fist of Ra-Den Transmog for BFA Hello fello shammies... I have question about my Fist of Ra-Den: When the new xpac comes, will more fist weapons be rewarded for ele shamans? Cause I want Fist of Ra-Den to be a permanent mog for me through the xpac and will that be impossible if 0 fist weapons drop in BFA? Or will one-handed maces/axes be able to get mogged into Ra-Den? :>Juchon0 5h
9h Are shaman too fragile? I've recently gotten back into my enhancement shaman and started the Argus content. I've found that compared to my other classes, it feels like he's made out of wet paper. Constantly having to spam Healing Surge and pop all my defensive CDs for more than two or three mobs. Is this an actual problem with shaman or just me needing to L2P?Aduun34 9h
15h A wish for a future Shaman race Hi, I love my Shaman but i wish me a shaman race on the horde site that looks more feminine. Maybe like the Nightbornes or Dryaden? The shaman races at the moment are all so fat and strong.Mailu8 15h
16h Rate the transmog above Last thread reached its cap - so new thread because I think I just won the mog game ;DCallìopee95 16h
20h Give us access to new chain heal holy appearance It's all in the title really: the animation work has already been done. We saw it on the PTR, this new holy chain heal looks awesome so why not give players the option to use it?Kralk15 20h
22h Two-Handed Stormstrike, Can we please have it back? I know enh shamans have been ment to use two weapons for most expansions, but we still had the ability to stormstrike with a two-hander up untill WoD. I get the fact that blizz wants to simplify everything to make it as streamline as possible, But messing around with 2h enh has been a fun project for me. A project that has kept me entertained when I've really burnt myself out on the game. I dont expect blizz to make it viable, I just want to be able to do it again. Sorry for the !@#$%y post, had to get it out of my system. -QuartermainLotad15 22h
23h Rate shaman name above Rate name aboveGimbloid79 23h
2d Ele or Enh So I've gotten to 40 on enhancement so far...which is better for battlegrounds, PvE in late game though? Some ppl are saying enh. is too fragile.Zuojin8 2d
2d Shaman Ele/Resto Hello guys. How is Shaman Ele/Resto in PvP? Mostly asking about Elemental. At this moment I play Balance Druid but thought about change my mainSemvox5 2d
2d Resto shaman lf PvP help. Hello fellow shamans, I decided to start doing some casual PvP as resto main focus will be on 2s and 3s arena. I am look for general advice as in best talents and spells to use. How do you survive the initial charge from two melee on you ? Really any constructive information regarding resto shaman in arena is helpful. I've been playing casual arena since WotLK but always as dps so am a little extra challenged by task of being a healer now. What is you favorite 2s and 3s comp? ( Not fotm but who do you enjoy playing with the most in your team ) I hope this topic will be helpful to other resto shamans in PvP not just me ! Thank you in advance experienced resto shamans :) HanCvohan3 2d
2d Enha rly that bad in pvp? Hi everyone! I'm planning to return to the game and level up this shaman however I heard Enha is extremely squishy and the maelstrom mechanism is poorly designed? Are Enha and Ele not worth leveling up for instanced pvp (random BGs) and WPVP (Argus)? Im playing solo I'd prefer a class that can dish out good dmg but also survive without relying on healers Any input is valued. ThanksWarkan9 2d
2d Windfury animation Bring it back, was one of the best animation. I can't think of any reason why you would remove it ? I think every shaman would like to see this animation back in the new xpackLalovesong4 2d
2d ele shaman artifact challange hello everyone Leveled a shaman last week and now I want to join artifact challange mode but there is only enha and resto available. Any idea? artifact level: 68Fêardotcom3 2d
3d roots of shaladrassil best leg for resto??? hi yesterday a new legendary dropped for me , roots of shaladrassil, normally i play chain heal style and my hps is just fine and i love the playstyle. but is cloudburst +roots the best combo for a resto shaman? and how much better is it?Madtotem7 3d
3d Pain suppression whilst stunned vs astral shift? Pain suppression can be cast whilst stunned, why can't astral shift? I guess the title says it all... Why can't we cast astral shift whilst stunned... Or are we forced to Trinket mage rogue openers.... Or die. Priests can cast pain suppression whilst stunned.Fufek8 3d
3d How to disable shaman mail armor audio? How to mute or disabe Shaman mail armor noise. U get the armor noise when you move with your shaman character. In both forms Ghost Wolf and normal. This audio is so anoyng that makes me stop playing my shaman. Is there a addon that can fix that or is there a way changing some file in wow directory so i do not get that audio? Please assist.Nerzulisx9 3d
5d Best spec to leveling up <title>Uthralet3 5d
6d Ascendance build - Flame or Frost shock when moving? So you have to move at some during an encounter and still want to maximise dps. Is it best to use flame shock or frost shock? I know it's best to time moving with flame shock for when to retick it. However when you don't need to retick it, is it best to cast frost shock instead or still cast flame shock? I've looked around and not seen anything concrete enough, so thought I'd ask here.Shocknroll4 6d
6d Fix Enh now please. i cant handle this anymore Not sure why no one is pointing it out. but its annoying. Stormlash: Chance to buff your weapon for 8 sec, causing your attack to deal Natural Dmg. in PvP it only hit for (200) or less LOL 100~200 dmg..Seriously wtf been like that since 7.3. Reminder people have 6000,000 Health. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ascendance: Transfer your Auto att and StormStrike into Wins attack for 15 sec. Now since StromStrike now called WindStrike... Some PvP Talents that effect StromStrike WILL NOT WORK for example; [Ride the Lightning][Static Cling][Leader of the Clan] Tho its not the case for Traits that effecting Stromstrike in your weapon (traits) its just another example pvp devs being lazy and not caring for pvp. EDIT: [Forked Lightning]PvP talent same raw as the one mentioned above, seems to be the only talent that work with StromStrike ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ethereal Form: replace Astral Shift, now you turn into Ethereal making you immune to all physical Damage. 45 sec cd If you use Ghost Wolf then Ethereal Form then you cancel E-Form right away, Ethereal Form stays on cooldown and never come back again, unless you die. U f have no idea how many times i died because of it. Also If you use Ghost Wolf then Ethereal Form you will never be able to attack again unless you make a macro or do it manually /cancelaura Ghost Wolf /cancelaura Ethereal Form(Honor Talent) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [Ascendance] transform Ur StormStrike to WindStrike. when you press Ascendance it reset the cd on stormstrike and make it Windstrike, BUT sometimes if you press StromStrike and [Ascendance] somewhate together WindStrike goes on 10 sec Cooldown, which kill [Ascendance] since it only last for 15 sec.. Jesus i played enh for 3 weeks and i discovered all of that.Wyjadacz8 6d
6d Worgen Shaman Hello shammies! Because you're all professional elemental wielders, I wanted to run a question passed the shaman crowd. If more race/class combos are added this next Xpack, should worgen be permitted to roll shaman? I made a more elaborate case for it here: But felt the need to inquire here since the general forums might not have an opinion.Aedrion1 6d
10 Nov What do you prefer for bursting as Enh in pvp? Just curious what people on the forum prefer for bursting, Ascendance, Boulderfist or Earth spike? Personally I seem to gravitate towards Ascendance, when you get proc after proc of free stormstrikes the damage is ludicrous, However recently I've been taking Boulderfist alot more for BG's.. having the constant damage buff aswell as increased maelstrom gains, It's nicer for bgs. What do you prefer?Pepitoz8 10 Nov
10 Nov Shaman tank possible sometime ? I dont play WoW for a long time. So i ask myself if it's possible that Blizz add some new Specialisations to some Classes. ...Or does the Druids always had four specialisations ? I realy would love to have a tank spec. for my Shaman !Drmojito14 10 Nov
09 Nov Replacing Whispers in the Dark? So I have a 915 Whispers in the Dark but just got a 925 Dreadstone of Endless Shadows. I've checked out Stormearthandlava and they kind of over lap I think it just tips it in favour of Dreadstone on ilvl but it's not clear, what do you think should I swap to the Dreadstone?Torvaar3 09 Nov
08 Nov Need help with talents and legendaries. So, I currently have the Smoldering Heart, Eye of the Twisting Nether and Pristine Proto-Scale Girdle but I don't know which ones to equip. Could you also tell me which talent build to go for?Haoxiong2 08 Nov
07 Nov Where to pickup Artifact quest now Thrall is gone? So I did the enhance artifact quest line first, now I want to do the ele one, but of course after the doomhammer quests thrall disappears, so who do we pickup the remaining artifact quests from?Primewíre1 07 Nov
06 Nov Macro Bug When Using Totem Mastery So I've been using the below macro for a while, so that I can use fire ele before the pull without untargetting the boss. /cleartarget /cast Fire Elemental /targetlasttarget When playing my standard Path of Flame/Ascendance Build, this works flawlessly and I have no issues. However, when I spec into Totem Mastery and Lightning Rod for bosses like Mistress, this macro causes fire ele to pull the boss. Does anyone know a reason this doesn't work, and how I can maybe fix it? Pissing alot of people off Ninja pulling and it's annoying having to alter my opener for no real reason ThanksHørdiixo0 06 Nov
05 Nov more ghost wolf glyphs Sooo, spectral talbuk and spectral gryphon or ram for Draenei and Dwarf flavour ? Spectral keg ful of alcoholic beverages or spectral dumpling for Pandas ?Shroomz4 05 Nov
04 Nov How to get more mastery as resto? Hi all Sorry for posting on my Brewmaster, but for some reason my shaman isn't showing on my character list. Here is a link to him, but he's probably in enhance spec as that's what I use to quest etc, but apart from my weapon and trinkets I'm wearing all the gear I have: Secondly, it's worth pointing out that my shaman is currently my main alt (I switch around a lot), so I'm not an expert at resto by any stretch, but really enjoy playing him and wish to improve. This might seem like a question that can be answered with "get better gear", but I'm seeing people with and recommending getting 100%+ mastery when playing as resto. How?!? My shaman, in resto spec, has 83-85% mastery at ilvl 918. Most of the things I wear do have mastery on them, I've gemmed and enchanted for mastery (apart from a couple of things I've only just got) but I don't understand how I'm supposed to get another 15%+. My trinkets could be better, this much I know, but I seem to have dreadful luck with trinkets - I've got the mistress sizzlepizzle sea star thing, and then a crappy one the spews out mana balls I have to run round collecting thst is essentially just an int stat stick. My only other alternative is one that has an on-use healing lightning bolt thing. I'm still learning resto, healing normal and now Heroic Tomb, but I feel like my healing is lacking and I suppose getting this extra mastery should help.Kelzooki7 04 Nov
03 Nov Chain Heal - please bring back option for old effect Hello. I don't know if it's just me, but the new watery look of chain heal is terrible. I have tried to use the Glyph of Deluge, and chain heal looks the same, either way. So this is clearly a bug - is there any information if there will be an option for chain heal to turn back to the old version? Either the blue or the green beam, either one would be fine. The new water spell effect is too transparent and it's plain weird looking. I understand it comes down to personal taste, but: My main issue is that it now does not compete with any other spell effect, so I can't see it well. If you're in a group with a fire or frost mage for example, it's impossible to see whom you have healed now, as it just flashes up briefly but it is too transparent and faint. The old chain heal spell effects worked just fine. While I can see the healing done obviously on the health bars, the visual feedback was vital in helping me to determine positioning, and judging the range of chain heal. Without this visual feedback, it's frustrating. This isn't just nostalgia speaking. With this new watery transparent spell effect, it's literally impossible for me to see who got healed and who didn't in a group, during a fight with other effects going on. It makes it worse that the glyph does nothing - it'd be a huge help to be able to revert back to either the old green or blue version.Fewyn21 03 Nov
02 Nov Mastery balance hits the other side of the wall Since mastery has been balanced out we don't have to stack every bit of mastery anymore to maximize our characters potential, but instead every bit of mastery now is going to waste. The mastery from our weapon + the minimum amount of mastery from a 4piece is already too much mastery. It would be nice if there was a middle ground here. A mastery statsttick currently, no matter the big itemlevel it has, is a solid downgrade.Kameltoetem4 02 Nov
30 Oct Floki - elemetanl shaman bgs Hello guys, going to publish some videos on youtube on my elemental :) Please check it out if you have the time: Had a bad start but finished ok :) ( also was paying attention to OBS and so on) As i see there are not so many videos on shaman pvp, i thought on making some videos. Comments regarding video quality and how is the video are much appreciated. Maybe i`ll improve in time :). Have a great day! FlokiFlokì1 30 Oct
30 Oct Echoes of the Great Sundering Hi, Last week I got this legendary. It feels like something that would be good in M+. But I honestly don't get the description esp. the "based on Maelstrom" part. when do you use it? Is max maelstrom 50%, and half 25%? No idea how this one works. Plus is it really worth it? Or should I just keep my current 2 Legendaries (Smoldering/Eye)?Kudir4 30 Oct
30 Oct Healing Rain!? Looks good, doesn't work.. The ground colors in wow are mostly way more brighter then this healing rain color.. We just cant see the visual any more when raiding and such.. Please change the brightness on this so people actually know where to stand in or are standing in it for that matter..Paiñ19 30 Oct
30 Oct New lightning bolt/chain lightning animations Hello, I've been looking up the incoming changes in 7.3, one of them was the new casting animation for lb/ch which was available on ptr. Hoooowever the changes didn't come live yet. Is there any particular reason behind that ? Regards, meVhernon8 30 Oct
30 Oct Primal Elementals Autocast - Help needed! If anyone here is able to help me with a autocast problem I have for my Primal Elementals The thing is, that if you have your Fire or Storm elemental out, it will have autocast on everything. Which is just fine imo. But if you actually wanna utilize your earth elemental, which has a single target stun. You need to remove the autocast on it. If you do so, it will carry over to your other elementals when you summon those. I currently use Primal Elementalist, and Storm elemental. And if I remove the autocast from the Earth elemental, and summon the storm one after. It wont cast its "Call Lightning" which is crucial for it to actually do any kinds of damage. It also applies to the earth elementals aoe taunt, which you dont want to cast in a dungeon I do a lot of M+ where the aoe taunt is not wanted, but the stun would make some packs and mobs a breeze Is there a macro I can use to make sure it removes the autocast from my earth elementals stun, but also makes sure my storm elemental keeps it autocast on? I have no experience with making macros from the bottom so I have no clue on if it can be done. Help very much appreciated!Zellina4 30 Oct
30 Oct Earthquake is just boring This idea was sparked by a thread on MMO-Champion US thread that someone else made: Which inturn have made a thread on the US forums, i cannot post there. I'll post here to see the responses here. Slightly altered version here but, anyway the topic at hand. TL;DR I find that Earthquake kinda sucks, mechanically clunky and both visually and audio wise it's pretty lackluster. It could look, sound and feel much better to use the spell. And the longer version: I find Earthquake is mechanically clunky and visually+sounding pretty dull, by mechanically clunky i mean to use the spell effectivly, you're required to use the a macro containing ... Since current version of Earthquake doens't feel like a powerful move at all in any way, it feels like more like your enemy is experiences a slight breeze and the rumbeling of a train passing by a mile away. You have built up some resources, click the spell/hotkey. Then your character just stands there, doing nothing. You have to click again to choose where you want it to happen with the green targeting reticle, your character raise their hand into the sky and some rather dull looking cracks in the ground appears and some dust clouds and with a rather weak sounding effect which gets dulled by all of your other spells visuals and sounds. Take an example like Chain Lightning, CL is a much more appealing spell compared to EQ. When you cast CL you see a ligthning strike crackling through the air between you and your target and then jumping from target to target, it has a great sounding sizzeling soundeffect and it feels like you're delivering a real punch to whoever is on the recieving end of the spell. The new animations for (LB)Lava Bursts also reinforces this, while your character casts LB, it looks like they are pulling up the heat of slag and magma out of the ground into a ball which you then launch at the enemy. The feel of the sounds are amazing, feels like you're throwing sledgehammers onto your target. Nearly All of the Elemental Shaman spells have great sound effect and visuals. Earthshock feels heavy and "meaty". Icefury and Frost shock while they arn't very visually stunning, what they do have is a nice icy brittle sounding effect. Just to mention a few. What i think could be done to improve it, mechanically, visually and by sound. Remove the clunkyness of using the ability in your rotation. Either by making an option where you can make all spells with a target area(Earthquake, Blizzard, Death and Decay, etc) is either directly under your current target/focustarget or where the mouse is located, to remove the need to have the macro. Visually add a little more intensity, turn the knob to 11. Have the ground shake like in older versions of Earthquake visuals. Make it feel like Therazane herself is pissed your target and you violently shake the living crap out of the area.Eatmyshox2 30 Oct
30 Oct threat question I've picked up a new shaman and decided to go ele shaman. Now i've been having fun but recently i've noticed tanks lose aggro to me a lot lately. I've been using chain lightning alot whenever possible to gain quick maelstrom for earth shock. Now the question is, is this an issue which i need to rectify on my end (modifying my playstyle) or is it the tanks just not tanking well? I thought it'd be a good idea to find out before i get too many bad habits xDMalzora1 30 Oct
29 Oct How are Ele Shamans in random BGs? Currently playing a Spriest, and while it’s definitely a strong BG class, I’m getting tired of the ‘dot everything up’ playstyle. Elemental Shamans have caught my eye as they seem to do very strong single-target damage right now. If left to free cast they always top the dmg and kill charts. Even more than Boomy’s and Arcane Mages.Pitler12 29 Oct
28 Oct Windfury burst When 2 melees pop their cooldowns with windfury totem down, i think a caster dies in about 2.5 sec if he dont uses defensives. It´s quite spectacular.Samsing6 28 Oct
27 Oct heirlooms I'm a returning player and i figured i'd start over on a new character. I thought i'd give shaman a whirl but i can't quite figure out which heirlooms i need and where to get them I was thinking on playing a ranged DPS shaman which is elemental or restoration if i'm not mistaken? I'd be grateful if anyone could tell me which heirlooms i need :)Malzora1 27 Oct
26 Oct Doomhammer Off-Hand Showing on Hip I tried to search this on relevant forums and google as well, however, I haven't been able to find an answer. My shaman's Doomhammer off-hand now appears sheathed on the hip and I don't like that. Was there a change? Can I change it back to where it fades away when you sheath your weapon? Thanks.Anarthil1 26 Oct
26 Oct [Enhancement] Sundering in PvP rotation? I have looked up Icy Veins' guide for PvP rotation and it helped a lot indeed but I wanted to know from you guys - from real players - how do you implement Sundering in your rotation in BGs? Because I still suck at playing Shaman and I often times forget that I even have Sundering in my repertoire because I only got it so recently (I have it kebound of course, don't worry). In PvE it does tons of damage for me, it may even be my strongest hitting attack if I'm not mistaken, so I'm wondering - do you use it as a "big hit" single target damage attack or do you use it only when there are a couple of enemies in front of you (like Crash Lightning) or do you use it as an interrupt, or all of the above? I know there isn't one universal answer to this same as there isn't one universal rotation - everything depends on the situation and I'm aware of that. I'm not even looking for one specific answer, I'm more interested in your opinions and your style of play - in which situations do you use Sundering, how do you prioritise it?Balfur7 26 Oct
26 Oct How is Terrorbound Nexus in M+ these days? I know it used to be a very good trinket early on in the expansion, but many of the "early bloomers" have scaled terribly with iLevel (FCM, Spiked Counterweight etc.) How does Terrorbound Nexus hold up late expansion? I've gotten my hands on a 930 one, would it compare to a 910 Mastery or Haste stick? For the record, this isn't my actual Shaman but he isn't showing up on the character list :)Digestives0 26 Oct
25 Oct want you to stop pls Stop just making topics about rating names. It’s so boring. Lets talk about history behind the name you chose for your character. I would love to read comments like this.Lyjane3 25 Oct