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9-12-2008 @ 3:49PM
I think it was said when they first came out, Death Knights are plate wearing enhancement shamans who can tank.One hopes we shaman don't become extinct
9-12-2008 @ 3:53PM
They will just change your enh tree to another resto tree. :(
9-12-2008 @ 3:55PM
;_;I hope not. I like the "wreck stuff" Shaman
9-12-2008 @ 4:23PM
As a shaman, I can't help but be a little insulted by this -We got stripped of some of our new high talent effects because they were thought to be too much like Druid unique abilities - and here DKs get a Str/Agi totem shoved in their *cough* pockets?I know that they want DKs to be a big draw to both new and jaded players - but Shaman numbers are already in the toilet. Giving our key abilities away like party favors will not help us recover. Bliz seems to be in the campaign of making the low shaman population stretch farther (increased totem range/raid wide coverage) instead of making the class more attractive to bring in new blood. This is a bad idea - eventually even the die hard shaman will reroll or /quit the game in disgust, leaving the class dead from attrition.
9-12-2008 @ 4:26PM
Well said there. I was not there in the days when Shaman were overpowered, but today, there is indeed a need to fix the weaknesses.I do wonder how many Enh shamans will roll DK and give up over time.
9-13-2008 @ 1:24PM
I sincerely doubt that Shamans will be disappearing. While Death Knights can get a decent amount of Shaman group buffs, some are talent only, such as Improved Icy Talons. In addition, Even Horn of Winter cannot get as good as a talented Strength of Earth totem. Finally, Death Knights do not have a Heroism/Bloodlust equivalent. All of these factors make me believe that a Shaman will still very much be a valid group member, especially since they can heal in a pinch where Death Knights can't (Unless you count Blood Aura).
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