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3-18-2008 @ 11:56AM
My turn on the main point.Lose guardian. The benefit of grounding isn't enough to justify the 2 points, especially with the nerf.Use the points in IGW. It may not work in all raids, but it allows you to do things outside the raids like grind and do dailes a lot more easily.5pts in Totemic Focus is not needed. I put them in Concussion.2% more damage on my shocks. Not like 28% chance to avoid interruption helps in a raid, nor does the saved mana. If I need mana efficiency I have 100MP/5 and Shamanistic Rage along with Mental Quickness. I put 3 pts in it just to get to the good stuff.Not a bad build, essentially the only stuff I'd move around is the stuff that is optional (4 pts...) We get a massive 4pts to play around with in our build.
3-18-2008 @ 12:37PM
Don't think of totemic focus as a means to actually conserve mana. it is taken in order to get the larger range on totems and the extra 3% hit.Without that 3% hit you need a lot more +hit on your gear than is easily achievable by most enhancement shamans, even at very high raiding tiers.Also, IGW is over-rated especially in a pve environment, if you dont want imp reincarnation/guardian totems take dodge to improve some survivability (even if it is only from physical damage you shouldn't take)
3-18-2008 @ 2:31PM
Did you read what I said?"5pts isn't needed"My build is 2/47/14 I Have totemic mastery and Nature's guidance. Any serious raiding shaman should. I even make that comment in another post in this thread.IGW is awesome in PVE. I pull 1 too many mobs, 1 second later I am sprinting away like a rogue and possibly living to fight another day. It's all about the grinding aspect at that point. When 2.4 hits it will be instant and that means it is better for PVE.
3-18-2008 @ 2:35PM
gah.2/45/14 maths is hard...
3-18-2008 @ 3:45PM
GW is only useful for PvE if you are outside. I guess it would be nice in the troll instances, but other than that...
3-18-2008 @ 3:55PM
I have to get money to buy consumables or farm the mats myself. I recently spent a long time being friendly with a bunch of mummies holding Zaxis Insignias I wanted. I used that all the time to get out of dodge if things went bad and SR was on CD.If you spend all your time inside an instance in WOW, you are missing a lot of stuff, gold being pretty high up on the list. Enhancement Shaman are one of the best daily quest toons I have played. So, yea, IGW is nice to have. Some people swear they haven't used it since level 40. I use it whenever something unexpected goes on like a Ninja T-rex, Ninja Ascendant or a pull goes badly and I don't feel like losing 1.5 G in durability.
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