Oh, something new regarding mobility may come with the new Storm Elemental Totem, combined with Primal Elementalist =>Eye of the Storm: Strong air currents whirl around the Primal Storm Elemental, increasing the movement speed of allies within 6 yards by 100%.
So if you take Totemic Projection and have your Storm Elemental with you during it's one minute cd, you'll be hard to kite (the Elemental is a ranged dos though, so it'd probably be hard to manage.
FB gone was to be expected for quite some time now. It would've needed to be either the go to imbue (which I would've preferredm with FT becoming ele only, both imbues adapted) OR be removed because useless. The new pvp set bonus and all the damage linked to FT made it a no-brainer, and blizz is to lazy to make bad abilities worth it instead of removing. Blizz introduces leveling-learned glyphs, which do not require being bought. LS and HS are among them, though it appears they wont be baseline still, same with GW. Enh will still have hardly customisation options in the glyph department due to mandatory glyphs ;(.From what I just read on front page, they are removing frostbrand (which saddens me, though I guess its pretty inferior but I'd love some utility options for FB and RB for enhance). I personally feel that the imp GW glyph should be added to GW baseline for all shaman as a standard movement tool.
Same mechanics. CL will deal more damage with the new msw perk (+20% dmg per stack), LL will be rest through FL ticks (15% chance), so more often avaiable spreading. Perks increase the range of the spreading also, and there'l be the new Lava Spew talent.-What is goin on with our AoE?
I guess multi dotting FS via LL and then resetting LL cd via multiple FS ticks will be quite a vicious circle.
No mechanic changes. Storm Lash Totem is gone and HTT will be resto only from the looks of it. The other cds are pretty much the same. Totems are still horrible. Hex + CPT still bad, Hex will likely be worse since we can no longer insta cast it via msw, which increases offheal and damage, but no insta hex makes it the worst CC in pretty much any kind of way.-What big changes are there for CDs? Totems?
Their point was that enh had to many damage sources, and wanted to cut it down. UE by itself was two damage sources, and low ones at that. I'm not sure how I am supposed to feel about this change. As enh, with the other things they are adding (LL reset, new EotE not incurring next LL/SS/Shock/FN cd, MSW perk) I think we are in nice spot in WoD in damage dealing terms. For ele pvp, it is rubbing salt in wounds, as they will lose LB on the move, which will hurt Fulm/ES as well. No damage on UE either in WoD, so they're down to waiting for Lava Surge procs.Sup man, long time no talk. So ULE is losing its direct damage, but the buff's damage bonus is getting increased? I don't like that change.... buff the buffs if you want, but the damage should stay, and even be buffed MORE. It's one of Enhances few instant damage abilities, and not op at all on the 15 sec cd..... and if it did good instant damage it would be more attractive to Elem, static or on the move, just for good damage (if it did as much as a LB for example). They might add a mechanic where you can cast while moving for a few sec after using ULE or something to make it useful for ele, but I would like to see the damage component stay.
As for ULE.....
UE turning into a pure buff spell...considering it was its main purpose before, I dont se much of a problem, as enh. It was a ranged spell, and it wouldn't want it to hit for much as enh.
The only totem I see removed completely is Storm Lash, with Healing Stream becoming resto only. EET was nerfed in damage, I guess to make it less attractive for enh prio. Spew Lava will work on any fire totem, not just ST. ST will fill the same role for enh as it does for ele => long duration dot, because Searing Flames is gone. So you can supercharge aoe fire totems (FET/MT) as well. I also doubt it will be much effective in pvp, mainly because it is tied to an immobile totem and has rather low range, I believe. Storm Elemental Totem looks just to good in comparison (esp considering it working with Primal Elementalist, adding a movement speed aura).Looks like they are removing alot of totems, not sure how I feel about that. Hopefully they add some new, interesting ones also. I see the talent "Spew Lava" that buffs our ST so it is a dps cd that has an aoe component.... almost like a simplified Fire elemental. Not sure how this will work out, prob good in PVE vs bosses and aoe mob waves, but not great in PVP where targetting, switching, and mobility will make relying on a totem less effective.