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6-03-2009 @ 5:10PM
Elemental Shammy FTW!Resto are in higher demand because people r lazy and don't want to do the work to get a healer, plus they think they can kill 2 birds with 1 stone by having the addition of another fairly good melee class(but it's out of a complete selfishness to use and/or abuse)I've found plenty of smart raiders/dungeon runners that want my Shaman for what he is: a buff/support class.The heals are best used in solo action on yourself sans the totems which benefit the whole party.Shamans aren't even backup healers. You gotta use what you have and if I was the only class that could heal, in a party, I'd help out. But the whole idea of shamans as a back up healer is a gigantic misnomer.Just because a class can heal, doesn't make it a "Healer". It's a giant misnomer that no one bother to think about or question except the people that I find to raid with or others that know how to squeeze the most out of WoW.Restorative Shamans come the closest to being built as a secondary healer, but that shouldn't make them in such high demand. The simplest solution is often the best: You want a healer, get a healer, not a buff/support shaman that has a few heal spells.
6-03-2009 @ 6:03PM
I would say okay that's true but i had to heal some of the 5 man runs in North Rend and didn't do to bad with chain heals and life giving weapon procs....so i guess you can heal just not super good, but then maybe that's just how uber i am? Just joking, but really 5 mans don't always need a healer spec to heal just a smart group that doesn't waste the healers mana.BTW if anyone cares i healed Nexus and UK so not anything really hard, or with tons of splash damage. I use my Disco Priest for that lol.
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