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1-12-2009 @ 7:13PM
Retribution paladins can't go without Crusader Strike or Divine Storm.Frost Death Knights don't not pick up Howling Blast.You're hard pressed to find a fire mage without Living Bomb.Every balance druid I know has Typhoon.Enhancement shaman will always pick up dual wield spec.---Point I'm making is...there will always be things that are essential for doing what you want to do when it comes to talents and speccing. I don't see Blizzard ever making Titan's Grip baseline because even if it worked better if you were specced as fury, you'd still have arms warriors with double damage dealing Bladestorms, and warrior tank threat generation would be unbelievable.
1-12-2009 @ 7:26PM
Well there's a difference. With ENH Shaman and Fury Warriors, they've developed the talent trees around them - other skills are there simply to enhance another talent. Those other examples are just good talents.
1-12-2009 @ 7:28PM
Actually, many many raiding balance druids avoid Typhoon. It's very useful in PVP and... slightly...useful while soloing, but it's not good dpm and you don't want to use it in a group anyway due to the knockback.A better argument would be:Every feral has Mangle. NOT OPTIONALEvery balance has Moonkin. NOT OPTIONALResto has a number of options, from Regrowth-central to Healing Touch or Nourish or an all-round HoT 'n Heal build... heavily dependent on their glyphs as well as talents, though. But tree form is not mandatory for resto, there's the moonkin/swiftmend build and the old Dreamstate Resto. Although, it seems as tree of life gets buffed more and more, it's no longer worthwhile to sacrifice it for mana regen.
1-12-2009 @ 8:06PM
One thing that has been on my mind since TG came out is that, like the card, you would kinda think its arms, one big problem i read during TBC was that arms warriors dps wasnt as sustained as fury, TG, you would think, would change that right?And to make up for the fact of double 2H dmg, couldnt they swap bladestorm and TG?One of the big things about Arms was swinging a giant 2 handed weapon around, whats better than one giant weapon? TWO giant weapons.Anyway, thats my opinion on the matter, take it as you will
1-12-2009 @ 10:19PM
To take it a different way, "What's better than Dual-Wield? Dual-wielding 2-handers!" It's just "6 of one; half-dozen of the other". I like the way each tree has a kind of synergy and I plan to try out both Arms and Fury as soon as I build up some decent DPS gear. Prot is just too fun right now, plus I can tank instances.
1-12-2009 @ 11:15PM
Most raiding balance druids skip(or should) that talent. It's actually pretty bad in most group PvE situations. Cool, but not required or defining in the least; that honor goes to Moonkin.
1-13-2009 @ 5:09AM
I realise I'm one of a kind but my enhancement shaman has used a shield and one-hander since day one and has never had the desire or need to go dual-wield. It's working out pretty great as well, though I have to remind that I'm a soloer.
1-13-2009 @ 7:33AM
Like someone else said, my druid is designed for PVE and has not picked up typhoon either, it's fun in PVP but in a raid or dungeon it looses it's utility.
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