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2-06-2010 @ 6:09PM
I would add, maybe for a more advanced rotation, to bring your wolves out when they are on cooldown, not just when you use Hero on bosses. It really adds to your DPS. I've also found that using Shamanistic Rage at 50% seems to keep it full.You'll probably mention this next week, but the addon shock and awe really helps keeping track of everything.Glad to see you writing this new blog, look forward to your articles.
2-06-2010 @ 6:33PM
Agreed. Shaman rage is one of our best abiltiies - it is a never ending Mana Pool as well as a Defensive tool. With a Minute CD, there's no reason any ENH shaman should ever, EEEEEEEEEver run out of Mana. THe only time I can even figure is if you are pulling trash too fast - and in that case, just ask the tank to slow down and let you hit something a bit. And that's with using Fire Nova and wolves and Magma Totem when ever you damn well feel like it. As well, it probably should be noted that if you use Bloodlust/Heroism, try to cast your Wolves first. They gain the BL/H, but only if they are out first. And on any Stationary fight (say, Festergut or Sartharion) Fire Elemental Totem is your buddy. It's 2 minutes you don't need to waste replacing Magma totem and it does better damage. With the new 10 minute CD, you can even use it on successive wipes usually (though I wish it were reset with kills like Sated/Exhausted defbuff).
2-06-2010 @ 9:29PM
I find that a couple of interrupt and healing spells are good to keep close at hand, too, but not as part of a standard rotation. I make sure that I'm ready to Wind Shear (interrupting offensive spells, reducing aggro, etc.), Chain Heal (to give the group a quick boost), and Greater Healing Wave (for when I need a personal boost). The heals can pop off Malestrom procs so if you see a need and you're at 5 charges that's an easy way to make a needed healing contribution.I find this versatility to be a huge part of what's fun about Enhancement. It always feels good to be the DPS who steps in and throws an extra heal to the tank so we don't wipe, especially when racing through random heroics.
2-06-2010 @ 10:28PM
FN provides higher DPS over LL if you have 2/2 Improved FN. Just something to note.
2-06-2010 @ 11:38PM
Oh yes forgot about Wind Shear, such a great spell. Always have it one finger away from your regular rotation.
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