As Enhancement, I sincerely hope that these are all placeholders. None of them are compelling.
I'd really like us to get a new resource (NOT ENERGY) and for totems to do things. The T100 talent for mages where they place an object and charge it with damage and have it explode for 130% AOE damage feels like it should've been a Shaman totem.
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Agaor - Enhancement Shaman
I don't understand how we should use Storm Elemental totem without Totemic Persistence. On many fights Totemic Projection is a must. Or, for example, RL call out Stormlash Totem to boost damage in some critical moment... then what? Why so many abilities in our arsenal don't have any synergy... it almost feels like shamans have so many spells and totems that fight each other instead of supplementing each over.
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Also I would like to see shaman get a secondary resource bar, something like a mix of DK Runes and Holy Power, with charges generated from spells, but like Runes in that we would have 4 (Air, Earth, Fire, Water) and then have a set of spells that either cost elemental charges, or a smaller handful of spells that operated differently depending on what charges were used, like for example Charge Burst(lame name I know, but whatever) Cost 2 charges: Fire, Fire = Burns target for X Fire Damage, leaves burn effect for 4 seconds, Fire, Air, does Firestorm damage, has a chance for double strike 50%, 2 sec burn; Air, Air Does Nature damage, chance of a triple strike for 75% dmg And stuff like that, make it really feel like we control the elements
None of these talents is exciting enough from a DPS PVP shaman point of view, so I might actually skip T100.
I don't see why Blizzard thinks we do enjoy unreliable spells. I would prefer having Capacitor Totem in a very different and interesting other way and I don't really think random, uncontrollable damage will be something I'll like.
SET is clearly the winner in terms of concept (not numbers, which are arrangable), however we all know what is going to happen to it in PvP.
I have the similar feeling that not a lot of thoughts were put into shaman T100, it feels kind of rushed.
Good for restos though.
Comments on the ability itself:
I'm guessing Spew Lava will be off the GCD so we'll be able to /macro it if desired (altho it may be undesirable if you want to make sure it's up for burst/heroism phases)
Storm Elemental Totem will pretty much require you to take Totemic Persistence as you don't want Stormlash etc to cancel it.
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Garth Brooks convinced me it's not living if I stand outside the fire
Do you think they'll change Primal Elementalist to synergize with Storm Elemental Totem? It might become a strong resto CD. Not that resto needs another CD...
And if blizz introduced a nice mobility ability like blink for shamans, which could serve for both gap closing and fleeing, you could zap in, cast the shield, your FET/MT/EQ, and CL away.
And even if it were more enh focused, it would be ten times better than a boring ST copy. Seriously, ele complain about ST already, why make LS a copy of it?
And as Lavindar said: They already distinguish between all four roles for druids and start now woth shamans. Why hold back in asking for a seperation between two clearly different dps specs?
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That projectile will deal aoe damage around its target.
So it is both aoe AND random. If there's no npcs aside from your aoe pack within the abilities' reach, it will aoe nicely. If there's also the boss a couple of yards away, it may instead shoot him, and end up dealing no/almost no damage, since the aoe group is outside the aoe range.
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Originally Posted by Angoth
As for pvp I agree with you again on an ability that would get mdps off of you, but you cant really expect an ele shaman to run into melee to use an ability in pvp or pve. And Mdps aside what about Rdps the talent would be almost useless on any rdps as an ele shaman.
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And yes, it wouldn't do much against a range AS a range, obviously. I never said it would be the sollution to all problems (though you could still use said blink-esque ability to go melee-range on their ass, casting LB while chasing them with the shield active).
Originally Posted by Angoth
I like it. As Elemental, some extra pew sounds nice. The numbers are low, since this is for 100 with iSquish, i rather like it. Seeing how some of the others seem... bad (only looked at druid and monk).
Also even if we had this blink ability of yours you speak of, I really do not want to be caught out in the open chasing a dps praying I don't get targeted or praying I actually close enough to the target to do them dmg in an arena or RBG setting
Someon in charge at Blizzard does not like Shamans. Been playing since vanilla and we always seem to get nerfed right after they give us something cool. This time they seem to be doing it right up front. Unless the storm totem is affected by Primal Elementalist, I'm not too impressed with the new T100's