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2-12-2010 @ 9:22AM
Great post for shamans who are just starting out. I'm not one for that macro, just because it is for single tart DPS only, and at my level of raiding it will not work as intended. Also not a fan of the FE being up so high on your priority list because:"One important thing to note is that your FE does not scale once the totem is planted; this is the opposite of SW. If you are dropping FE in a fight then plan on getting some procs up first and then put the totem down."And with FE being the second thing you do, you're not allowing a lot of time for things to proc.one other thing you didn't mention was SS_0. I only mention that because you mentioned EE_SS as a dps increase, but if you do SS_0 and have it before MW_5 LB then you get a DPS increase and the need for EE_SS is removed since SS debuff will always be a higher priority than ES.But all of that is minor, and like you said this is for beginners. Being that, it is a great guide and introduction into the craziness of shamans. You broke our priorities down into nice, easy to understand chunks and made them easy to understand how to put it all together.I really enjoyed reading it though, and look forward to how you continue this column!
2-12-2010 @ 10:16AM
Any abbeviation can, will and must be explained. Otherwise people, like me, will just stare at you and go "Who's this schmuck?"
2-12-2010 @ 10:26AM
SS_0 = Stormstike while no debuffMW5_LB (MW_5 LB in my post, whoops) = Lightning Bolt while Maelstrom weapon is at 5 stacksFE = Fire elemntalES_SS = earth shock while Stormstrike debuff IS activeES = earth shockI think that's all of themP.S. My reply was directed towards the writer, so I figured he knew the language. I know people are reading the comments, which is why I went ahead and made this post to clear that up. But not all comments are directed at getting attention from other people.
2-12-2010 @ 11:30AM
@giant: read the article: the abbvriations are there too.
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