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3-12-2009 @ 9:36PM
The merging of the pally buff and shaman totem is totally stupid. They say they don't want pallies and shammies having too many unique buffs so they made our mana totem 3x as effective to try and make us the same. However, we are far from the same. As a raid leader, which mana buff would you prefer?- Last 30 minutes- Takes no in-combat GCDs to apply- Remains even if the caster of the buff dies- Stays on the target regardless of their positionor- Last 5 minutes- Takes an in-combat GCD to re-apply (and depending on the fight, the initial application will require an in-combat GCD to be burned)- Instantly is pulled off ALL recipients when the caster of the buff dies- Has a 30 yard range to a fixed position that requires GCD burn to change the positionWhy would ANYONE prefer the shammy mana buff to the pally mana buff? The shammy buff is inferior in EVERY way. It lasts 15% as long as the pally buff, it requires in-combat GCDs to reapply for fights longer than 5 minutes or fights where you move more than 30 yards from your starting position and it doesn't persist through the death of the CASTER. Shammy dies, EVERYONE loses the buff.Not to mention the fact that an enhancement shammy is even more useless as a mana buffer considering they are often more than 30 yards from the mana users and their totems typically are dropped near the shammy, especially if having to be reapplied mid fight.There is no reason AT ALL for a raid leader to take a shammy over a pally when it comes to mana regen buffing. Never. And if it's between a shammy and a Ret pally that is also bringing replenishment, there is no way in hell anyone but a retarded monkey would prefer a shammy over a pally for the mana buff.Thanks Blizz.
3-12-2009 @ 11:21PM
I love that they're nerfing Restorative Totems, even though it is already the most awful Resto talent. Can we please unlink it from Mana Tide now?
3-13-2009 @ 3:28AM
Because...Both Healing Stream and Mana Spring stack if there is more than one shaman in a party. Mana Spring did not stack prior to patch 3.0.2. So if u got 4 pallys u can have only 1 GBoW. If u have 4 shammys u can have 4 totems in 1 party :) And...Mana Spring stacks with the Paladin’s Blessing of Wisdom.And furthermore mana isnt a big issue anymore. At least for me as resto. So we can place at least 4 more water totems now to buff party (whoo) if they need it. Like cleanse all poison in 1 1secGCD and reaply mana buff in next 1secGCD.
3-13-2009 @ 11:12AM
Mana Spring does not stack with BoW.
3-13-2009 @ 1:32PM
What about mana tide? Besides, if you have a pally in your group, use healing stream. I don't know about you but for me is another totem I don't need to drop in the middle of a fight.
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