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4-24-2008 @ 7:10PM
It's better for Druids to wear Cloth than for Shaman to wear Cloth or Leather. The very simple reason being itemization.A great deal of Cloth and Leather, most of it even, features Spirit prominently. Spirit is mostly worthless to a Shaman as they spend almost all of their time within the Five Second Rule. So in order for a given piece of Leather or Cloth to be useful it must either severely outlevel your current gear or fly in the face of common itemization.That's not to say those situations don't occur, my Shaman has a pair of bracers dripping in Spirit, but more often than not your quest/instance blues will be better than any leather or cloth drops.
4-24-2008 @ 7:16PM
I like to keep a set of spirit gear on all my mana users, in their inventory. It helps shorten the downtime.
4-25-2008 @ 2:06AM
when I was leveling my priest I had a druid AND a shaman take cloth items from me...needless to say after the Shaman need rolled against me I left the group and let them heal themselves.
4-25-2008 @ 7:23AM
its a common misconseption that spirit is useless for shamans. and although its true you dont gain anywhere near as much from it as other casters. its far from useless.shamans are idea at healing raid damage and in that roll they can frequantly get out of teh 5 second rule. also using a trinket that alows mana regen shile casting (i forget its name) is a realy good idea if your MT healing. i wouldnt ever say that i aim for spirit gear. infact its obviously 4th on my stat list. but i wouldnt ever shun it. and a large amount of spirit is worth more than a small amount of say bonus heal or int.interestingly i would always take mp5 over spirit near eregarde of numerical value dispite the fact mp5 is only 3rd on the stat list.im not saying stack spirit, but keep in mind its your healing style that mkes it usefull or obsolete.
4-25-2008 @ 9:38AM
Raid healing on my shaman and sticking religiously to my healing assignments, I'm never outside of the five second rule. Heck, it's hard to find two and a half seconds in a row in which I'm not casting.The only fights on which I can realistically think of getting any spirit based regen are fights where all the direct damage is on the tank with no AoE to speak of. And if that is the case, I don't NEED any spirit based regen, I'm not going to go OOM.Shaman healing gear is mp5 centric. They're designed to be able to spam chain heal for the entirety of a 5-10 minute raid boss fight and not oom. They have no talents to regen mana through spirit while not casting, so spirit doesn't do them any good.
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