Your biggest mistake here is that your'e going for DPS, while I specifically mentioned that this is a spec I'd use to grind to 80, not raid.
This could be open for discussion, but I dislike static shock for the amount of bloat talents that have to be taken to make it worth while (improved shields as well as the talent itself). Keep in mind this is a grinding spec, and by that I don't mean "uber dps" but "less downtime".Originally Posted by Levva
AK is a straight up AP boost, and mana pool boost, and spell crit boost. If the above was changed, there's no reason to fill it out.Originally Posted by Levva
You really need improved shields and imp SS if you're going to put points into static shock. Thats 8 points. Static shocks problem is that it has really poor synergy with elemental in that it doesn't crit, has an absurdly low proc rate, and only does decent damage with stormstrike. I don't know about other shaman, but I don't mash stormstrike whenever it's up. I time for when WF isn't on a CD. It's all too high on the micromanagement list for a grinding spec where you're going to be hopping from monster to monster every 10 seconds. Imp SS is most definitely not good for that. Static shock may be, but I'd rather have what I'd be losing instead *for grinding*.Originally Posted by Levva
I feel the need to say it again, since it was completly ignored the first time. This is a grinding / leveling spec. . You're right, a 2 minute fight is too short. Passives trump anything with a cooldown when you're spending less than 10 seconds on a kill. Additionally, the talents were chosen to prevent downtime. I'm not speaking from uneducated opinion, I've been in the beta for almost two months now, testing enhancement and elemental heavily.