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my ele shaman has had no issues solo'in any pandaria rares it's simple a case of learn to play, as long as you're in melee range they will just spin kick and not chi burst, in that case you can just lightning bolt on the move while out running the spin kick, no grounding or stuns or tricky shit needed.
please don't tell me my spec is bad because you're a terrible player.
what's next elemental is bad at brawler's guild?
These rare mobs are extremely easy to deal with. A lot of people explain how they work, but the best advice you can get is run from spinning crane kick, interrupt heal, and if it starts casting chi blast, that means you're too far away, so run in melee range. Ele doesn't need a utility buff, you just need to do the mechanics of the rare mob properly.
It's really not a secret or conspiracy though, Ele especially is pretty bland relative to other DPS casters.
Last edited by Phumbles; 2014-02-06 at 07:31 AM.
Rofl. Ele is god mode for solo pve. You just need some more experience.
Learn to play the class properly before whinning about a class that has pretty much everything you could want in a class.
That rare is so easy to solo as any class, i did it on a monk at lvl 86 with no problems at all.
Last edited by kenn9530; 2014-02-09 at 05:28 AM.
but alas i did not therefore my original statement stands, you're a bad elemental shaman please don't cry for unneeded buffs.
if you said, i am having troubles with monk rares as elemental shaman, how are you guys handling these rares? any tips? i would of happily offered advice.
I still stand by what I said. The abilities we have are clunky, gimmicky, can be negated by half the classes. The damage might be high, but that, purge and knockback are really the only thing that makes the spec attractive. PvP has been a joke for a while anyways so it's all moot.
Last edited by Phumbles; 2014-02-11 at 12:04 AM.
Stand in melee range and run away when he/she does spinning kick? No need to even stun it, run, they cannae cast Chi Burst while spinning kicking, and if they do start to cast it after it ends, you can interrupt that one while running back into melee range.
People complain about every class having the same abilities, then people complain when their class doesn't have xx ability the one time it might be useful >.>
And to the guy who said you'll never see a second heal in 450+ on any DPS spec, my then-460 balance druid begs to differ. I had to let one heal go and then interrupt the second one (basically giving myself double the cooldown of the heal) to bring the stupid panda down.
Yes, the OP was wrong about the pandas as Elemental has more than enough tools to deal with, but anyone who thinks Elemental is "god mode" or does "very good DPS" is just as wrong.
Ele shammy needs buffs?
Someone better call the Challenge Mode police and arrest all the top rated teams on every server. Lust, Knockback, Shortest interrupt CD in the game, movement speed buff, amazing AOE, offhealing utility via healing stream totem and healing rain (without considering actual casted heals), etc etc.
I could go on, but there is no point. Ele shammies are amazing, you just aren't doing it right. Wanting to rebalance a class because one guy doesn't know how to solo rare mobs is stupid.
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OT: Ele has it easy with the Monk rares just learn to fight them like others have said - I believe the only class who would find it "hard" (and again only whilst levelling) would be... Priest due to the long CD on Silence?
Last edited by Soisoisoi; 2014-02-11 at 05:54 PM.
As for utility, do you use healing totem? There's 2 healing totems, stormlash totem, and a spell that heals based on damage you do. If you're talking utility, Shamans definitely have a bit to throw out there.
Back to the original point you made regarding the Monk rare, the people above me are on the money. You all you have to do is stay within 30 yds, run from the spinning kick, and interrupt the heals. You have ghostwolf to run away, just stay within that 30yds so you don't get Chi'd to death.
This thread makes no sense, elemental shamans have the perfect tools for soloing rare mobs - short-cd interrupt, ground/capacitor for avoiding other stuff, slow(/talented root) for getting range as well as thunderstorm, not to mention fire/earth elementals and a bunch of other stuff (very powerful heals, heroism, etc). Have you tried killing those same mobs on e.g. a shadow priest or a balance druid? It's a nightmare, if you don't have the gear for it you might as well not bother while as a shaman you can still burn them down slowly even if your gear is bad.
Last edited by Eliot123; 2014-02-11 at 11:51 PM.
"When I die I want the shaman class developers to lower me into my grave so they can let me down one last time."
Now, you talking about class mechanics imbalance? It is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to solo a monk as a spriest without gear. You basically have to burn it down before it can cast the 3rd heal, as you have NO way to interupt that 3rd heal.
Also, OP, you are coming across as "WAAAH I DONT KNOW HOW TO PLAY BUFF ME" kinda whining.