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2-21-2008 @ 1:31PM
My two shamans are only low to mid level, but as a lore fan I've always loved the shaman class and it saddens me that they are considered less viable. However, recently I've been taking the point of view that Blizzard actually has plans for shamans. Shamans were nerfed in the scaling to 70 precisely because they were so powerful at 60. The fundamental aspects of the class that caused this still exist, so to compensate they have been underpowering shamans, making everyone unhappy. Recent changes have brought the class closer to the other classes in terms of implementation of abilities. I see this as a sign, combined with the mention of rethinking totems, that Blizzard wants to finally review and rework underpowered aspects of shamans, without overpowering them as they did at 60. Think of the most recent nerfs as Blizzard tightening up the fundamentals of the class so they can expand on it later in this progressive patch.
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