UE -> LL won't change the flame shock nature nor does it consume the buff.
UE -> FS -> LL spreads an unleashed FS
For people wanting to test the behavior, it is very wonky with the dummies or at least with some of them. Some require you to put them in combat to accept the spread while others it just won't spread to no matter what. Seems to be an issue with how the dummies are coded and the mechanics cc/neutral target avoidance coding. Easiest thing to do is to head up to Hyjal and test on the packs of earth elementals up there as they are grouped and many are tanked so you can test spread range as well.
I'm wondering about searing totem. I recall that it would attack the target with flame shock.
How confused does it get with 5 flameshocks up?
- In Combat? If no, deactivate. If yes, go to 2.
- Target with owner's Flame Shock or Stormstrike debuff? If no, target and shoot closest, wait a few seconds, repeat 2. If yes, target that target and go to 3.
- Shoot debuffed target until target dies.
It doesn't change targets with multiple flame shocks until its current target dies. So it'll pick one based on a combination of debuffs and proximity, and go based on that. If you want it on one target specifically, you'll want to FS/SS that target, drop Searing, and THEN commence AoE.
Overall the totem felt much calmer on the PTR.
As for the person asking about whether or not LL will refresh the flame shocks spread it shouldn't really matter because FN refreshes the FS duration right (not sure if I'm right here haven't played in a month)? If that's the case does it refresh the duration of the of the spread FS?
I'm pretty excited right now even though I can't play at the moment hopefully this will be the aoe change shaman have been waiting for! The old mechanic wasn't too bad except for the joke of the ramp up time, but this seems infinitely better if they can get it to work