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2-06-2010 @ 6:26PM
I'd say wolves whenever possible. The DPS boost is goodand if you are, say, saving wolves for the boss to be at 30% thats alot of time inbetween that they could have been up at least once more. Of course this rotation is a good base until you get things like T10 two piece bonus, then that Rage is alot nicer to pop on every cooldown.
2-06-2010 @ 6:33PM
Also after looking over it some more your spec is not so good. Clearcasting? Why? Enhancement shamans have a /great/ ability to regain mana. I literally have never had a issue with mana. Why not put it into a talent that can increase damage you deal then into a talent that has benefits that don't really matter to you? Also as someone else said Fire Elemental is a good thing to fit into a boss fight rotation. Thirdly flame shock is questionable. If its all timed perfectly it may be a DPS boost but overall I'd say just Earthshock. I have trouble eating all the debuffs from Stormstrike off before another stormstrike and, I think, a earthshock gaining that benefit is going to be more DPS overall then throwing in a flameshock. As for gems I'll have to test the idea of going for AP myself. I know that I was seeing, previous to ICC, a higher DPS increase when I was using pure haste then when I had AP gems in. Will have to test this out before I really challenge it but mayhaps that has changed.
2-06-2010 @ 6:47PM
Clearcasting is because it'll proc off of Fire Nova AND effect the mana cost of Fire Nova, so overall it provides more mana (through spell cost reductions) than another point in Stormstrike. The only thing I would alter is adding that the "rotation" section is really referring to an ability priority system, making sure to inform the audience that those abilities are listed in order of importance, and you shouldn't push Stormstrike if a 5xMaelstrom is available, or so on. Leaving that out could potentially hurt a starting Enhancement Shaman when they realize you lose damage if you try to play it as a "rotation". Perhaps adding in an "ES if SS is up" comparison would be good for a more advanced play posting, because many Shaman's Stormstrike-affected Earth Shock will hit harder than a 1/1 hit/crit Stormstrike, especially since most will be working toward t9 4pc set, or will have it already.Overall, not a bad starting place for a new Enhancement, but some clarification in parts would be wonderful.
2-06-2010 @ 6:58PM
@ Threecubed:I've rarely had mana problems with my shammy. In fact, the only times has been when I've been caught offguard, had to heal or acted the foll in some way. Through regular enhancement damage-dealing... never had a problem. Thus, I'd rather have a solid reliable way of getting some instant mana back (for those times when I need to recover from said exceptions), than a generally more efficient but random means. So I agree with Amogayvhi that the clearcasting point is better spent on Improved Stormstrike. :)
2-06-2010 @ 10:27PM
If you just dinged 80, you're going to have mana problems with just Shamanistic Rage. To not take any other mana regen/saving talents would be naive.
2-07-2010 @ 3:21AM
So far I've been pretty happy with that spec. WIth the new way Fire Nova works (and the sheer mana dump that spell is) the clearcasting proc seems to work it's magic. Of course it is a little more random. It works well with trash when you are trying to get as many novas off as possible.
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