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6-21-2007 @ 5:28PM
@4: Shamans don't have a fear resistance totem. It doesn't make you immune either. What it does is remove existing fear effects. So you have to be feared already for it to affect you. And you have to be within a certain radius of it (which is sometimes difficult because you'll often not be in range when you're running away). And it only "pulses" the fear-removal once every few seconds, so you often have plenty of time to go running away from it.I've gotta say, focusing on the Restoration tree isn't very helpful when asking "what's wrong with shamans", because it's the best tree we have. Elemental and Enhancement shamans are in much worse shape. At least Resto has a way to improve its mana recovery with Restorative Totems and, of course, the mighty Mana Tide Totem. The only way Elementals can recover mana (besides passive abilities and stats) is with a mana potion.Also, saying that shamans have no anti-CC isn't strictly accurate. We have ways to avoid CC, but no way to break it. Grounding Totem and Tremor Totem help us to a certain extent, and we've got a talent that helps us resist silence and interrupt (again, in the Resto tree).Elemental and Enhancement are pretty poor for PvP (especially Enhance) but they're also pretty lousy for PvE. Both are even worse with aggro than Resto.I've been playing my shaman since the beta, and am extremely disappointed in the state of the class. We got the least useful changes/additions in BC (besides Bloodlust and Earth Shield) of all the classes, and Blizzard just doesn't seem to have any desire to make us useful. I've taken a break from the game, and won't be back until I've seen some positive shaman changes, or until the next expansion comes out.
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