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8-31-2007 @ 9:44AM
There are a few inaccuracies in the article. Thats ok though. Its still nice to see a happy shaman post.WF totem doesnt cleanse temprary buffs from a weapon. If a rogue uses a poison, they simply dont get WF. Also, as long as you arent in all greens, unleased rage will stay up 90+% of the time. So its even better :)@17/18The class DOES have some glaring weaknesses, but it is definately not weak. Resto is not mana inefficient. No clue where you get this from ( too much listening to forum whining?). Mail has tons of mp5 on it, and healing wave gets an 18% bonus to healing with healing way, gets the 3 sec +heal coefficient, and costs less than any other classes big heal. Shamans are only 2nd to paladins when it comes to single target efficiency, and noone even comes close to a shamans raid healing efficiency.If you are complaining about resto efficiency, you are obviously not even wearing 5 man greens. Earth shield is the most efficient "HoT". I say hot because it serves the purpose of a HoT, but without the overhealing and upkeep cost. Mana Tide gives us 24%-48% more mana(depending on how many times you use it in a boss fight), and affects the whole group. And we have the best survivability of any healer in an AoE environment.Next, your a SHAMAN. You are the #1 "ima get rid of your buffs" class. Almost every buff in the game is dispellable... and we are the best at dispelling them. Totems are easily destoyed, but thats fine. It basically makes every totem a grounding totem if they wanna kill them all. Wanna screw someone up? Drop Earthbind. If they turn to hit it, drop stoneclaw. 90% of the time, they will attack that too. Then they waste 2-3 swings, and get stunned. I cant tell you how many times that has worked for me. Shamans are lucky. We have 3 viable specs. If you think only resto is viable, you are a tool. Many guilds actively recruit enhancment, elemental, and resto shamans for high end, end game content (SSC/TK through BT). In PvP, resto has incredible surviability, and enhancment/elemental are devastating ( with proper gear). And why would death knights affect the shaman population more than the others? The classes arent similar. Shamans do have weaknesses. We have threat issues as enh/ele. We are somewhat easily kiteable in 1v1. we have no CC. Thats pretty much where the weaknesses end, and they by no means break the class.
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