Downgrade Non-Tier Flex Pieces for LFR Set Pieces?
The RNG seems to have a personal vendetta and campaign of hatred against me this tier.
I'm sitting on the T16 2pc bonus for my Resto Shaman and still sporting horrible Timeless shoulders. The shoulder and chest tokens will not drop, at all. I'm sitting at the 3k Valour cap because I have nothing to spend it on for upgrading gear and I don't grind honour at all on this character.
So what I'm wondering is how strong is the T16 4-piece bonus for Resto Shaman, and would it be worth it for me to hit LFR to try and get lower ilvl set pieces over Flex-level non-set pieces? Replacing the Timeless Garbage shoulders with even LFR tier is an easy answer, but what about the head or chest?
I'm just beyond exasperated at the lack of drops. Hell I've got a staff and not a main hand and shield like a proper Shaman should have!
Also looking for suggestions on proper sacrifices to appease and please the RNG gods so as to have their graces shine upon me.
Burst is often important, after all we are a burst class, but the problem is the 4pc doesn't give a real burst. Its spells use a much lower spellpower coefficient than our own spells. Dayani calculated its coefficients during the ptr:
For example its healing surge uses 5.9% of our spellpower. This is compared to our own healing surge that uses 113.5% of our spellpower. It doesn't benefit from our mastery and only copies HW, GHW, HS and CH. And since it's tied to Spiritwalker's Grace, we won't be able to use it for its original purpose to cast while moving when we really need it.
I've really been trying to make the 4-set work but it usually ends up between 0.1 to 0.4% of my overall healing in 10 man heroics. The 2 setbonus is usually between 3 and 5%. The scaling on the 4 set bonus is just awful and often you'll want to use your spiritwalker's grace for the mobility and not the throughput which makes the problem even worse.
Because you have to spend globals on other stuff then just chain heal during your spiritwalker's grace like totems, unleash + rain, riptides it's efficiency is reduced even more.
I have no clue why they made it's spellpower coefficient so poor.
I went through a ton of logs to see if other shamans had any more success with it but most of them didn't use 4 set and for the ones who did it was often less then 0.2%.
The only reason I've gotten more healing out of the setbonus sometimes was simply because I was testing it and spamming chain heal on a group of stacked players who were standing still. Usually that's not how you want to use the cooldown.