This change make Lavasurge proces and damage during Haste CD more powerful but nerf DPS if you got Low haste and make Cast slow debuf more dedly for Ele shamans witch atm have bigest isiue with this debuff as they are "last real casters"in this game
Is anyone notice that LvB no longer has the additional spell power on damage? Isn't it make the damage go shitty?
it's going from 80% spellpower scaling to 100%, please understand its PTR datamining not the finished product, no spells are going to have ZERO scaling, that'd mean gearing up = no dps gain, this game is gear driven, blizzard aren't stupid.
I am not looking forward to the change really. I already feel like lightning bolt is way too slow baseline
Edit: my point being that I enjoyed the fast pace cast style of the shaman
i guess you must be a pvp'r, as a shaman who has played elemental in 25 heroic, current tier since t8 i do not enjoy casts under 1 second that is just a pure dps loss, while mages/spriests/locks/moonkins don't get hurt nearly as badly with all that haste because of much much more powerful and many more Dots than elemental as well as generally longer cast spells like fireball/starfire, channeled spells like mind flay and drain soul. 0.596 lava bursts on the pull which is what i get at the moment is shit, i maybe getting 430k dps for 15 seconds, but just wait until 5.3 when lava burst technically takes 0.1 sec longer to cast (0.596 = 1.000, and it'll probably be 1.100 in 5.3) and that 25% damage increase, as well as improved lava surge strength.
also gimmick bosses like primordius and alysrazor we're just miserable as elemental, here's a ton of haste you can't really use, now you're worth 1/2 of a mage, enjoy!