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12-22-2008 @ 2:26PM
As a resto/ele shammie there are issues with this for our class. As pretty much every piece of mail in the game can be used by both classes mp5 or no. And i think you missed the main point of the post as well. I think he is talking about a larger issue. do a quick search for level 80 mail caster gear with plus hit on it......you will only find three results and all 3 are tier 7 pieces so your ele shammies are trying to get another 180(if they have a boomkin/shadow priest to run evertime with them) or 280 if they don't in hit. Now even if we gem every gem with plus hit and every enchant with plus hit we come up short. So the issue comes down to that those pieces of cloth gear look really good to us with the plus hit on them and the few pieces of leather look good as well. But most guilds and pugs won't let us even roll on them because it needs to go to clothie first even if it is an upgrade for us. not that they are giving it to a feral druid but that due to lack of hit gear or other gear that works as it should for ele shammies we want to roll against the boomkin so we can hit cap as well. As ele is my main spec i really feel like blizz hates us due to all the lack of hit gear and the nerfing of our hit tallents. now if we still had our 9% talented bonus hit then i would understand only 3 pieces having hit raiting on it but now we are down to a 3%.
12-22-2008 @ 3:01PM
Supersized is right wrt to the elemental dilema. If you are going to gear up these players, you are going to have to allow these shamans to roll as equally as the clothies. It's unfortunate that mail spellcaster armor is horrible in the +hit itemization. If an elemental shaman gears up, there is no mail +hit until you get to T7 loot. After that, there are only a few items that would help. Effecitvely, every gem and enchant slot you have is required to be used for +hit rather than something else.Anyway, the guild leader will need to revise these loot rolls and count Elemental Shammys as "clothies/leather wearers". Until Blizzard changes the current loot/new loot/talents, ele shammys will need to dip into this area.
12-22-2008 @ 3:03PM
That is actually one of the reasons that I like the Suicide Kings distribution system. You can bid on any item you want, regardless of the class/spec, so it is determined randomly (with a pre-cast roll) and people don't QQ as much (from my experience).
12-22-2008 @ 3:51PM
There is a memo that was lost in the Blizzard "Itemization Department.""Hey guys,We're gutting the Elemental Shaman's hit talents. They'll lose 6% hit. Please make sure to give them the proper amount of hit as now it is as important as for other casters. Otherwise they'll be competing with the tanks for DPS and that will suck.-GC"I don't think anyone noticed and they're still assuming that Elemental will do okay with the new talents without looking to see how many misses those poor, gimped, shaman have.
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