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6-20-2009 @ 10:18PM
@katyannaUh, what? Flame Shock + Lava Burst is almost a waste of two GCDs right now, we're almost back to Lightning Bolt spam like it was in the Dark Days (aka Burning Crusade). Elemental needs a LOT of help. They were doing decently at WotLK launch, but now they're hurting to keep up. They're not bringing anything unique to raids, the DPS they are doing is sub-par, and there's no variation or strategy to playing them in a raid situation. We're losing our slots to MOONKIN DRUIDS for corn's sake :PIf you had told me in vanilla that a moonkin druid would take my spot in a raid I'd have laughed so hard...
6-20-2009 @ 11:18PM
I mostly agree with this. It would be a huge help if shocks where put on their own cool down. Right now you hit Flame Shock wait for CD then hit Lava Burst and wait for CD. That extra FS CD just hoses my rotation.One thing missing from the patch notes is the mobility improvement that was discussed in the Shammy Q&A. Elemental Shammies are nearly useless in fights that require a lot of movement. Similiar to the problem that melee has with Emalon. I really think Thunderstorm needs a rework as well. It's just not that useful in its current form. I might use it for trash pulls, but usually don't bother. I'd like to see it completely redesigned as an true AOE but would be happy with an improvement in damage even if it means an increase in CD. I agree that there will always be one slot for Shammies in a raid. The totem buffs and heroism are too useful to be excluded. However there just not enough separation between the specs to justify a second Shammy in a raid. With these patch notes it would seem that single slot is destined for a Resto Shammy. Lastly, I'd like to see an improvement in the El rotation It is rather boring and very predictable. I'd love to see a proc or two added to the rotation just to mix things up. My warrior uses one CDs, one DoT, two Procs, and a Cast (Slam) in his rotation. In contrast my Shammy uses one DoT and three CDs. The Warrior rotation will keep you awake, the Shammy not so much.I love the changes so far, but would like to see a few more changes.
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