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12-03-2009 @ 3:24PM
"...if there was a fluke talent in restoration that granted some ridiculously high spell power that made restoration druids in elemental gear capable of doing as much or more damage as elemental shamans (while still maintaining their ability to heal as restoration shamans) it would be much more immediately apparent."Screw the gearing... show me a "fluke talent in restoration" that made "restoration druids" CAPABLE of wearing "elemental gear" and I'll show you a resto/feral bear tank with a ridiculous amount of armor. Especially if we could use elemental shields... FINALLY, bear blocking! XDSeriously, though, good article. I find the gearing headaches for hybrid classes to be very annoying. I, for one, am looking forward to the stat reworking--there are a few too many stats to keep straight when trying to put together sets for different specs, and it sounds like shamans have it nearly as bad as druids do--maybe worse for certain specs. Thanks for the article.
12-03-2009 @ 3:33PM
Perhaps he meant Balance gear?
12-03-2009 @ 3:35PM
My two 80's are a Feral/Feral Druid and an Ehnance/Resto Shaman. The gearing headaches are about the same...and way too big.
12-03-2009 @ 3:48PM
It looks like the error is in the first class labeling. That is to say, it should read, "...if there was a fluke talent in restoration that granted some ridiculously high spell power that made restoration SHAMANS in elemental gear..."This is supported by the fact that the article goes onto say, "...(while still maintaining their ability to heal as restoration shamans)..."
12-03-2009 @ 4:10PM
Did anyone notice they actually have elemental-itemized badge gear via Emblems of Frost in 3.3? Rejoice!
12-03-2009 @ 4:49PM
"Did anyone notice they actually have elemental-itemized badge gear via Emblems of Frost in 3.3? Rejoice!"I'd rejoice, except that almost no elemental-itemized gear has been found in the raid yet (one piece of non-set mail in the 10 and 25-mans and zero one-handed weapons without spirit/MP5). Badge gear is nice, but it'd be nice to see some actual drops too. I'd be content to wait and see what happens, but considering that Ulduar and the Coliseum also had really terrible elemental itemization, I'm not too optimistic.
12-03-2009 @ 5:39PM
Yeah, that should be 'shaman' not 'druid' there, my apologies. I'll fix.
12-03-2009 @ 7:45PM
"...I'm not too optimistic."We can also wear select cloth and leather; when you factor in those drops and account for as yet undiscovered mail pieces (not to mention our Tier gear), our "gearing woes" are hardly anything to complain about. I - and I'd like to think most other Elemental Shaman - have gotten past our limited gearing options and learned to accept it as the way of things. This is certainly the way it's been the entire expansion, but 3.3 is looking to be the best patch by far when it comes to Ele itemization.Turn that frown upside down.
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