I've played Enhancement as long as I've been a Shaman. Always maintained an Ele offspec, but never got enough gear, or reason, to try it out much. This is changing as I'm looking at a main change for WoD. Spending time getting gear for my Shaman and dusting off old stuff I didn't even know I had in my bags to make a usable gear set. I've got a few questions to go along with this change. I'll link my Armory for reference.
Before I throw down the questions, I understand I need to adjust gear. I'm missing some gems, and I have Agi bracers on. I literally dug this guy out of storage this week, so been slowly getting everything in-line. OK. Question time.
1. As far as a build, I'm seeing people saying that until you hit around 553 gear level, Haste is a better way to gear than Mastery. I've even seen a rough number to hit, around 8510 Haste. Is this correct? Should I aim to stack Haste until my gear improves?
2. Talents, I'm seeing that the level 90 talents are all fairly close. PE is good for serious burn fights. And I've seen it stated in the Ele Shaman 5.4 Thread that EB and UF are both close to eachother? I don't mind the cast time on EB, though that may be part of the viability factor. I've even seen a fair number of heroic raiding Ele Shamans use a mix of 90 talents. What is your suggestion for this tier?
3. Any personal tips or tricks for a new Elemental Shaman? The rotation seems fairly easy to learn, but as with all utility classes, there's a lot more to the class than a "standard" rotation. I use Weak Auras to track procs and such, but any tips would be appreciated.
Hopefully this is in the right thread. Just trying to get more comfortable with this spec so I can make my decision going into the next xpac. Thanks!!