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    Elemental or enhancement, Which one is currently recommended for questing?

    Hey.

    Just wondering if anyone here has any experience of doing a shaman 1-100 recently or just which of those 2 you prefer when doing world quests at 120.

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    It's easier to level by questing as Enhancement. You can also do it as Elemental and still be viable but Enhancement is just quicker.

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    Enhancement. As Elemental you barely do any damage at all. You need to kill several targets to build up Maelstrom power for Earth Shock which does like 50% of the target's health but no... don't do that to yourself. Resto does more damage with just Lightning Bolts.

    Enhancement is just bliss. One of the most fun specs to level as. So much customization, especially with the PvP Talents! Powerful attacks, AoE, lots of utility!

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    Enhancement, and take Sundering for extra super fun time

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    Did they give Enhancement Shamans some defensive capability for BfA? I managed to get my Shaman to level 110 back in Legion but stopped playing her before Argus opened because she just couldn't keep herself alive long enough to finish most fights. She could go one on one with some mob or another and find her face being used to mop the floor. The average gray insect did like 999 heptadecillion infinity points of damage to her every micro-tetra-milli-billi-nano-bano-second. I don't think you can even calculate how much dps that is, she was taking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyCarp View Post
    Did they give Enhancement Shamans some defensive capability for BfA? I managed to get my Shaman to level 110 back in Legion but stopped playing her before Argus opened because she just couldn't keep herself alive long enough to finish most fights. She could go one on one with some mob or another and find her face being used to mop the floor. The average gray insect did like 999 heptadecillion infinity points of damage to her every micro-tetra-milli-billi-nano-bano-second. I don't think you can even calculate how much dps that is, she was taking.
    Were you still wearing your WoD gear or something? Because there's no spec in the game that struggles that much with open world content.
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    She was in blue Argus hand me downs. I'd hit any mob, get hit back and my health bar went from full to almost dead in less time than it took to sneeze. That is NOT a joke. One single hit did that to her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyCarp View Post
    She was in blue Argus hand me downs. I'd hit any mob, get hit back and my health bar went from full to almost dead in less time than it took to sneeze. That is NOT a joke. One single hit did that to her.
    That's literally impossible considering the mobs scale based on your gear. Enhancement also has plenty of ways to stay alive. Healing Surge, Astral Shift, Capacitor Totem, Earthbind Totem, Hex, Windshear just to name a few. Mobs also die really quickly, so that's also something that helps with staying alive.
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    The impossible happens in WoW more times than I could ever count or remember. I never even logged into the server my shaman was on, since before Argus opened. Too many bad memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkagenRora View Post
    Hey.

    Just wondering if anyone here has any experience of doing a shaman 1-100 recently or just which of those 2 you prefer when doing world quests at 120.
    enh for sure and i main elemental but once your geared at level 120 elemental just wrecks single target and aoe as well enh is doing betterr now but not as good still.

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    I leveled mine (back in cata i think) as elemental, you could cast LB while moving, but the fun police nerfed it

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    Enhancement all the way. I'm in the process of leveling my 3rd shaman as it had been years ( before cata) that I had leveled a toon from 1 to max. I wanted to see what the world was like in those lower levels post cata. I also plan to level another shaman as enhancement after the level squish. I've loved enhancement since BC when alliance first got shamans, and even though it's had its ups and downs, it'll always be my class and spec.

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    Elemental is by far the worst leveling spec in the game so the answer is quite clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyCarp View Post
    The impossible happens in WoW more times than I could ever count or remember. I never even logged into the server my shaman was on, since before Argus opened. Too many bad memories.
    If you can't even be on the same server your shaman is on due to your traumatic memories what are you doing in the shaman forums?

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    Trick is to spend that mana/maelstrom early on heals giving your mana enough time to regen for more heals, and not waiting until the last second

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    Enhancement is by far the quickest spec to level as. Although I have a weak spot for Ele..

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