Skip to Content
3-10-2010 @ 8:21PM
Enhancement shaman already have this: we deal damage to build up Maelstrom Weapon stacks, and then can cast instant Healing Wave or Chain Heals. Sure, we're not healers, but we're a damn good hybrid! (This is also exceeding useful for Precious and Stinky's Decimate abilities.)
3-10-2010 @ 8:37PM
in the same vein, I think Art of War for ret pallies is pretty effective as a dps to heal model - it's pretty much what I imagine Paladins should be like, and I've saved many a wipes by timing my Art of War procs to tank heals after the healer died in a fire... in heroic runs, anyway. Raid content right now is just too cut-throat for true hybrids to shine (i.e. why are you wasting GCD healing when you can deal more DPS, and vice versa)
3-10-2010 @ 9:31PM
With it being so easy to be overgeared for heroics, I've been in a few where the healer goes down with like 5 % left on the boss, and I can keep a group of 3 or 4 going for a little while playing as an enhancer.I would love it more than anything to be able to use the same play style I use for enhance when I heal or even play elem. Dual weps, getting in the thick of it, dropping totems where they are actually needed. In essence, we would generate mana in battle rather than out of it. I would finally be happy to play a Resto or elem shaman, but as it is I hate standing around when playing. Balance spell damage around adding a small amount of white hits. I'm still curious to see how Shaman and Pallys will regenerate mana in Cataclysm without spirit on our gear. I'm sure it will be some talent that converts agility or strength to spirit or something.I never understood carrying a shield as a caster, never made much sense to me...even thrall who I believe is supposed to be a caster carries dual weps. Off-hand stuff makes more sense to me. It's probably in the lore somewhere. Just seems like it would be more cumbersome for casting.Um yeah...maybe I should just stick to playing Enhancement.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.