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2-24-2009 @ 9:25AM
Some of the things they did helped a little, I guess. UR and SW, especially. The cleanse totems are also nice, although I don't see them being as helpful in Ulduar as they were in Naxx. I'm in mostly epics, but still occasionally have mana problems. I'm probably still going to keep one point in imp ss. I haven't really looked at the ele tree recently to see where I'd otherwise spend my points.Bloodlust is clearly a nerf and doesn't really make all that much sense right now. I don't really think one every five minutes was that OP. The number of fights that we could do double BL to great benefit were fairly limited. I'm thinking this means that Ulduar will have longer fights.They really need to balance out some of the stuff going on. I'd also like to see something like Misery on ele sham. I'm sad they didn't do something for windfury yet. That really, really needs to be fixed.
2-24-2009 @ 10:22AM
I think this nerf is probably directly tied to one Fight.Double BL/H on Patchwerk.With Patch having a 6 min enrage, if you didn't have him down in the first 5 min, you could pop a second BL/H.Still, Can someone PLEASE tell me how a 10 minute sated is not a 10 minute cooldown? (Figuring you don't die please). the only thing I can see is that they are expecting Shaman to die in PVP, this way the shaman can use Blood Lust pretty much every arena match.and that 10 minutes sated can last through 2 bosses + trash on a speed Naxx run. Whatever.
2-24-2009 @ 12:52PM
Exhausted/Sated is cleared by death. It means that a raid that wipes, but can get itself back together in 5 minutes (a reasonable time for a bunch of rezzing and buffing, or running back and buffing, given a raid that knows what they're doing) has the benefit of BL in the next attempt, whereas a 10 minute cooldown you have to actively wait for it to end first. Of course, some raid groups take 10-15 minutes to get back together and look up a new strat between attempts, so it's only of limited utility as a change.
3-02-2009 @ 1:10PM
Maelstrom should affect lavaburst for a larger movepool for enhancement shamans.The regen from stormstrike also helps open up some extra talent points by allowing enhance to drop elemental and shamanistic focus. Along with 3 point UR, that gives us a potential of 5 bonus talents.
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