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10-19-2009 @ 1:31PM
Myrdor...Enhancement Shaman are a Melee DPS Class. Albeit a hybrid class.The two abilities are similar.Why would you NOT compare them?It is not like I am comparing Mortal Strike to Lava Lash or Whirlwind to Chain Lightning (tho both are limited target AoE abilities with cool downs). As far as having relvance to Fury Warriors - since when do posts on WoW.com stay that focused. You don't think it is relevant, move a long. But don't take the time to post a response that says - Hey, you aren't relevant to the thread. Thats crazy talk ;-)
10-19-2009 @ 4:37PM
the main problem in comparing SS and WW is the percentage of your rotation and damage they are. right now, shaman do roughly as much damage with spells (lightning bolt, earth shock) as they do with physical abilities (stormstrike, lava lash, melee). stormstrike is a much smaller part of a shaman's rotation, not because it is a weaker ability, but because shaman were *DESIGNED* that way. they are designed to cast a lot of standard spells reduced down to instant or near instant cast.warriors, on the other hand, are designed to use their WW a lot, and use Bloodthirst a lot. however, WW is problematic as it is both a major single-target tool and a gimp AoE. again, this is by design but it is a bad design. blizzard has seen the light w/r/t shaman AoE and is giving them Fire Nova pulsing from any fire totem rather than consuming a special one. a fury warrior AoE is the next move blizzard should make.
10-19-2009 @ 5:53PM
Fig,You're right. Whirlwind is HUGE for warrior DPS. And it a nasty problem in CC situations [the few that remain in Wrath].Would a change to whirlwind, or a new ability that is more like Stormstrike be better? A simple two weapon strike + a bleed (similar to the +20% nature damage a shammy gets)?Make whirlwind more of an AoE (strikes all targets in range [subject to the AoE cap]) with a diluted DPS, and make the two weapon strike the more 'bread and butter' attack?
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