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  1. #21

    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soopr Serial
    You missed imp windfury and strength of earth :\
    Sorry, I still don't see it. Both builds look exactly the same when I click the links.

  2. #22

    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    Quote Originally Posted by lorbs28
    Here's a pvp build:

    http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/...00000000000000

    (Somehow it's not showing 5/5 into Call of Thunder, instead it's showing 5/5 toughness)

    Explanation (non obvious reasons):

    Enhancement Tree

    5/5 Maelstrom Weapon for instant Lava Burst or Chain Lightning in certain situations.

    2/2 Imp Ghost Wolf & 2/2 Spectral Transformation for that anti-snare/cc combo that we need to get out of shatter combos, stun locks, etc. in arena.

    I didn't put any points into Toughness because even though Toughness increases your armor value, you really don't need the 50% reduction in duration on slowing effects, BECAUSE with instant gw and spectral transformation which gives you a 100% chance to remove all movement impairing effects, there wouldn't be a point to Toughness now would there? (In cases where if you can't get away in gw fast enough, just pop out and back into gw.)

    Elemental Tree

    NOTE: With spell and melee crit becoming one and all, it's better to spec into the ele tree to help max out dmg output.

    3/3 Elemental Devastation to help increase your melee crit chance obviously.

    3/3 Call of Flame for the Lava Burst dmg increase for when you pop your instant Lava Burst to make it hurt a lil more.

    1/1 Elemental Focus is similar to Shamanistic focus but reduces DAMAGE and HEALING spells by 40% instead of just shocks by 60%. If elemental focus and shamanistic focus stacks, which I'm not sure of yet, it'll be nice to have shocks at the cost of NOTHING.

    5/5 Call of Thunder for that 5% increase in crit for your Chain Lightning.

    General background....my enh shaman has 31% crit and 1528 ap unbuffed in full pvp gear. He has 4/5 brutal and venge shoulders with venge weps and 5/5 guardian. The name is Frozenyogurt, too lazy to put up the armory link, sorry. lol







    http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/...00000000000000

    Much better imo

    don't knock the points in anticipation till you read the warrior changes...especially in the area of Overpower...

    if you are sacrificing the extra armor from toughness it would be most beneficial to pick up anticipation to avoid some extra dmg from any non-magic based attack.

    That's what I'll be running and I'm just hoping it all stays how it is till I get there lol

  3. #23

    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gomexus
    http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/...00000000000000

    Much better imo

    don't knock the points in anticipation till you read the warrior changes...especially in the area of Overpower...

    if you are sacrificing the extra armor from toughness it would be most beneficial to pick up anticipation to avoid some extra dmg from any non-magic based attack.

    That's what I'll be running and I'm just hoping it all stays how it is till I get there lol
    Anticipation is nice, but I don't see how it beats out Reverberation. Nice build though.

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    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    Ive had this build in my head ever since the Maelstrom weapon talent came out,
    http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?sham...13353114201050
    I went ele fury assuming i was using FS/lavaburst cycle, the 2 points in GW i might toss into to

    ele shields, depending on mana problems, and you lose 1 point in UA, but the added dps of the

    extra crit bonus+ the extra survivability in pve (elemental warding)+ reducuction in shock Cd

    AND all the extra spell dps coupled with Elemental Devastation i think make up for it. Of course

    though this all hinges on the Enhance shaman using a FS/Lavaburst rotation.

    I was surprised noone else had posted a similar build yet. comments

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    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    Quote Originally Posted by Heck
    Enhance shamans have got huge buffs with the new talent trees, but don't sacrifice raid dps for your own personal dps.
    We aren't talking about PvE only Personally for PvP I find my build (12/59/0) still the best.

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    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    I'm still up in the air as to whether or not Ancestral Knowledge will be better than Enhancing Totems, or vice versa... given the current level of Int on my gear... AK would only be 20 AP.
    I know it won't be the same at 80, but I haven't the foggiest idea of exactly how much Int they're gonna stack on mail in xpack.

    Other things that are still up in the air are things like the stun effect on Imp Fire Nova Totem. First it was a stun (GOOD!) then it was a really good slow (good, but maybe not worth the deep dive into elemental), and now hearing it's a stun again.

    I'm still a fan of Static Shock. I know it's not the most impressive talent in all the land, but I use Lightning Shield a good deal in pvp, and I like the idea that LS will have a little longevity to it. The extra little ticks of dmg are nice as well. The only reason I can think of not speccing this is to use the extra points to get at Imp Fire Nova Totem, should it keep it's stun proc.

    and PvP builds without Elemental Warding? Really?

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    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    PVE
    http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?sham...13353115231051
    maybe ignoring imp ghost wolf and using those two points on ancestral knowledge if there isnt any outdoor dungeon/raid
    PVP
    http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?sham...13353114201251 maybe, but im not really sure about this one

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    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    Quote Originally Posted by LocutuS
    PVP
    http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?sham...13353114201251 maybe, but im not really sure about this one
    You'll miss alot of dps if you're going to specc this way. Since Spell Crit and Melee/Ranged Crit is now 1 stat: Critical strike rating, you'll be doing alot of crits with shocks also. I suggest picking Elemental Devastation so when you crit with a spell you get 3/6/9% more Meleecrit for 10 sec aswell. This way your Maelstrom weapon will stack up way faster. Then use Flameshock, which gives you a pretty big chance to crit again, and this way you'll keep the Elemental Devastation buff up. After Maelstrom Weapon has stacked up and you've placed a Flameshock on the target you should use Lavaburst which is instant thanks to the Maelstrom Weapon now, and also 100% crit chance because Flameshock is on the target.

    For the best dps you should take the 12/59/0 build as I posted before:

    http://wotlk.wowhead.com/?talent=hVhhoZ0xgcoxdIekguio

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    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    There seem to be (to my mind) only really two potentially viable pure raid dps builds for enhancement shaman, given the current build. The first is here:

    http://wotlk.wowhead.com/?talent=hVhhoZhxxcoxdIekgzVo

    This build leaves 4 points left to spend, with my personal preference of them going into Spectral transformation and Improved Ghostwolf, or into Convection for more mana effecieny - perhaps necessary if potion sickness is sticking around. However, shamanistic focus and elemental focus should reduce costs of spells enough. What should also be noted about his build is that it makes use of the totem inprovements, which are necessary for the buffing of raids, and that it assumes Feral spirit's raid utility.

    The second build I'm considering which I shall admit is widely experimental is as follows:


    http://wotlk.wowhead.com/?talent=hEhuobzZoxxcoxkIgkgzV

    I posted a similar build to this on the shaman forums some time ago, and the highlight of it is the talent elemental fury, which increases your critical spell damage bonus by 100%. There are in my opinion, two real sacrifices with such a build, and several smaller ones. Firstly you lose 2% weapon hit (it was either that, 10% spell damage from AP, or Shamanistic rage). Secondly you lose Feral spirit. Smaller sacrifices include the loss of the buffs to totems. However, the increased damage from spells may be worth it, especially given the new gear and crit system.

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    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    some nice ideas on this thread...i like the idea of the Flame Shock/Lava Burst rotation to add a bit more involvement to raiding as Enh.
    Good job Blizzard. Also like the new GW improvements....at last we get some kite/anti-kite talents (i know Toughness is good too).
    Only thing thats missing, that i was hoping to see, was some kind of 2h pvp talents. I miss the old Pre-TBC 2h Enh Shaman BGS with my Unstoppable Force!...maybe a 40% WF proc rate on 2h with 2sec WF CD? As it stand 2h is still pretty much dead.

    Gwa


    The dead know only one thing; it is better to be alive.

  12. #32

    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    Quote Originally Posted by nellkee
    http://www.mmo-champion.com/talent/?...13353115231051

    For pve i would take that one
    Maelstrom for instant lava burst, which will always crit with FS on the mob so elemental devastation will always be up
    For pvp, i don't know
    /sign

  13. #33

    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    Coming from an Enhancement Shaman who does nothing but pvp and arena, this spec will be THE pvp spec if the talents stay the same. There are 2 talent points that you could throw anywhere, and that would be 1 in Tidal Force, and 1 in Static Shock.

    http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?sham...13353115211251

    With this build, as soon you get a full 100% maelstrom effect, you can pop Tidal Force and get an instant 60% chance crit Healing wave, then keep casting Lesser Waves if you're getting beat on.

    Here is my current armory build to prove I do know what I am talking about, at least to some degree.

    http://www.wowarmory.com/character-s...&n=Enhancement

    -Enh

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    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    You should really get Elemental Devastation for PvP..since spell/melee/ranged crit will be the same. You will be having around 30% melee and spell crit all the time as Enh with some reasonable gear. You will be using alot of Flameshocks and Instant Lava burst (100% crit with Flameshock) because of Maelstrom Weapon. So you will be having 9% extra melleecrit almost constantly.

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    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    Quote Originally Posted by Enhancement
    Coming from an Enhancement Shaman who does nothing but pvp and arena, this spec will be THE pvp spec if the talents stay the same. There are 2 talent points that you could throw anywhere, and that would be 1 in Tidal Force, and 1 in Static Shock.

    http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?sham...13353115211251

    With this build, as soon you get a full 100% maelstrom effect, you can pop Tidal Force and get an instant 60% chance crit Healing wave, then keep casting Lesser Waves if you're getting beat on.

    Here is my current armory build to prove I do know what I am talking about, at least to some degree.

    http://www.wowarmory.com/character-s...&n=Enhancement

    -Enh
    If you're an enhancement shaman that does nothing but arena, you should realise that you shouldn't spend most of your time/mana on healing.

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    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lylz
    If you're an enhancement shaman that does nothing but arena, you should realise that you shouldn't spend most of your time/mana on healing.
    ^this^.

    12/59/0 ftw

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    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    Quote Originally Posted by Balduvian
    You'll miss alot of dps if you're going to specc this way. Since Spell Crit and Melee/Ranged Crit is now 1 stat: Critical strike rating, you'll be doing alot of crits with shocks also. I suggest picking Elemental Devastation so when you crit with a spell you get 3/6/9% more Meleecrit for 10 sec aswell. This way your Maelstrom weapon will stack up way faster. Then use Flameshock, which gives you a pretty big chance to crit again, and this way you'll keep the Elemental Devastation buff up. After Maelstrom Weapon has stacked up and you've placed a Flameshock on the target you should use Lavaburst which is instant thanks to the Maelstrom Weapon now, and also 100% crit chance because Flameshock is on the target.

    For the best dps you should take the 12/59/0 build as I posted before:

    http://wotlk.wowhead.com/?talent=hVhhoZ0xgcoxdIekguio
    Except for best dps a PvP snare removing talent is completely useless?

    I also don't understand why everyone is getting over-excited and maxing Ancestral Knowledge. With rough estimations we're going to be looking at 400 Int tops buffed in WotLK raids, thats a grand total of 40 Int and thus AP. I'm looking at people skipping the Enhancing Totems talent to max this, when you're going to gain alot more from the Enhancing Totems.

    http://wotlk.wowhead.com/?talent=hVhhoZhhxIoxdIekguVo

    That is the max DPS build, but if you find you are really swimming in mana, you can always drop Elemental Focus in favour of 4/5 AK (an extra 8AP tops ZOMG).

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    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    Not taking Imp GW and Spectral Transformation for PvP? I really don't get that. But hey, GL.. :

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    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    Quote Originally Posted by Balduvian
    Not taking Imp GW and Spectral Transformation for PvP? I really don't get that. But hey, GL.. :
    Ah ok, I thought we were talking MAX DPS, not Max PvP DPS!

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    Re: Has anyone put together a good enhance build.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lylz
    Ah ok, I thought we were talking MAX DPS, not Max PvP DPS!
    Hmm, and I thought you were talking about PvP also
    I must have misread this part:

    Quote Originally Posted by Lylz
    Except for best dps a PvP snare removing talent is completely useless?
    >.>

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