I think someone else mentioned it already, but I'd like to see both FE and EE as pets, even without the talent, just they have a limited duration (like Druid trees) -- and the talent simply makes it a permanent pet. I don't think it'll be that way, though.
Totems need more health. Even with that glyph.
And if you can't have totems with a decent amount of health, then there needs to be a consequence for destroying them.
~You use a totem, which has a cooldown of, lets say, 45 seconds.
~It is on the battlefield for 1-2 seconds and is immediately destroyed.
~That is the same as any other caster channeling a very short cooldown (45 seconds in this scenario) and being interrupted in 1-2 seconds.
~Now the Shaman has/had no use of that cooldown.
Give Shamans cooldowns through totems, yet have the cooldowns countered by a simple tab target/manual click on the screen...I don't get it.
cant wait to see the theory crafting on riptide glyph
Just added some spec ability changes I picked out, there's more than just the Searing Flames change in that build.
There are a lot of datamining changes we're finding. Bear with us until Endus can finish updating. There's apparently a lot of changes that aren't just glyphs n' such.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
I know there's a bunch of threads floating around with new glyphs, but I wanted to talk about this one in particular. ALL of Cata (and I guess Wrath, but not so much) we begged and begged for them to extend the jump range of Chain Heal to 20+ yards, to make it actually viable for spread out fights (i.e. Ragnaros 2.0) and we kept either hearing nothing back or the same excuse: the game coding cannot handle more then the 12.5y jump.
So, apparently it can! With this glyph it will now jump 25 yards. Why now, what changed to make this possible? Why couldn't they do this a year ago? Do you think they altered code somehow for MoP that allowed this sort of thing?
I'm grateful this glyph is coming (though beta is beta, so lets hope it stays), but I'm still quite bitter it never came with Cata.
Rule of Thumb: If the healer's HPS is higher than your DPS, you're doing it wrong.
Okay. It took me a couple hours, but I've gone through everything in the spellbook and talent list. I can't find Fortifying Waters anywhere in the DB, which MAY mean it's gone, but it may also be renamed and/or reworked. So no promises in that regard.
Anything I didn't list I think is pretty much unchanged. If I missed anything, point it out. There may be additional new stuff, but the only way to pick it out would be to scroll through every single spell in the database and ask "is that thing new and does it look shaman-y and is it not something a mob uses?" And I ain't doing that. I'll wait for beta access.
Druids got astral form instead of shaman. Its official I'm upset.