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10-09-2009 @ 6:16PM
"Restoration druids and destruction warlocks glyph for Swiftmend and Conflagrate, elemental shamans shouldn't be the exception here. I'm all for giving elemental shamans the same benefits that other classes have in terms of offensive and defensive capabilities, but this isn't equalizing, this is giving them a 'free' glyph slot."Glyphs were never meant to be required for a class or spec to function properly, a welcomed change to most."I don't like this change. I would like to see less crazy burst kills from elemental shamans rather than more. While it is interesting to have a few very bursty spell dps specs, WotLK has been too friendly to bursty one shot kills. Developers can, and should, buff these guys and gals in other ways."While i agree that the burst can be excessive, the change to shamanism was made to improve the lacking gear/buff scaling the elemental shaman suffers. This point is worth noting.
10-10-2009 @ 9:24AM
Didn't you know, ALL nerfs and buffs are due to Arena. PVE shouldn't matter.The fact that in order for a PVE elemental shaman to continue to do consistant damage they were required to take a flame shock glyph that did little to nothing to help their dps (since all it did was add 1 less cast every 8 seconds) is unimportant.Yea, I hated some of these nerfs to a PVE spec (tankadin) for arena. I was promised meaningful dps as a tank. I sit at less than half a normal DPS and they are pulling away fast while I got nerfed in survivability and spellpower. It wasn't major, but it was still enough for me to notice as a mage in Hodir suddenly got the guardian's attention and prior to the change he was pretty safe with me tanking.
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