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6-12-2009 @ 2:13PM
While I believe Shamans *do* need PvP improvements, Shamans aren't crippled in the Arenas - I've seen good Enhancement Shamans paired with Priests absolutely shut down an Unholy DK, a feat few classes can claim. A good Elemental Shaman with support does absolutely devastating damage. And Resto, paired with classes like the DK, is hardly worthless.I cheer improving their representation, but I also hope that Blizzard doesn't make the same mistake they made with Resto Druids - turning them into durable, infinite-mana machines with the best healer CC in the game that suddenly dominate 2v2s by huge margins with more viable comps than any other healer. Druids were so bad in S5, but even seemingly minor changes can tune a class to a point of OPness.
6-12-2009 @ 2:44PM
If it had been a rogue with that priest the DK would have been just as dead, or worse. Not like Enhance can stun, interrupt a bunch of instants, or do anything the rogue couldn't do better.One of the best Enhance shaman in the Arena was Push. He went resto so as not to gimp his team after a while. He admitted that if he was playing a different toon he'd likely have had a better rating at the time.Look him up now. Hint, he had a lot more lifetime kills than the only tauren shaman (who can't get above 1200.) Which means he gave up.Shaman used to be dangerous in PVP. Then arena came and the devs decided to hose them royally so they wouldn't be.
6-12-2009 @ 3:10PM
Actually, the Shaman shut us down by purging and maintaining a cleansing totem, which prevented diseases from staying up for more than a couple of seconds. Without diseases, the DK's damage was meaningless, and the Priest was free to Mana Burn me while I tried to heal through the not-inconsiderable damage the Shaman was dealing to my DK. If it'd been a Rogue, it would have been a very easy game for us, actually. After their initial burst, Rogue damage is very manageable against a double-plate team as long as they don't get a re-stealth.
6-12-2009 @ 5:21PM
If you let him cast cleansing totem, cleanse himself, and purge you both all while burning your DK down, it sounds like you need to play that combo more because you let him have free reign. That's a heck of a lot of "self" time. With no stuns, or fears, and he was able to shut you down completely... sounds like your DK doesn't really know his options. Not that I know the situation but I know my class and how much it would take for me to focus on myself, drop totems repeatedly (assuming you were destroying them), and shut down someone that can strangulate me for 5 very critical seconds. "Well... he had cast Bloodlust..." - It's a shaman. Chain-Icy Chain his ass and make him come to you... there goes that. Then strangulate him (cast something to make sure his grounding totem has vanished first) and for the next few seconds, eat him alive. With low health and mail vs. plate-wearing-disease casting DK, that healer shouldn't have enough time to think about you. But again... it's a skill thing. In any case that much focus on himself shouldn't accompany your total annihilation in a matter of seconds, imo. Or maybe the ones my DK has come up against and my knowledge of my shaman and class helps me know what to do.
6-13-2009 @ 9:06AM
Everyone knows that a Enhancement Shaman is just a DK wearing chain ;-D
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