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4-05-2010 @ 9:12PM
"Shaman will be able to dispel defensive magic, offensive magic, and curses."Oh sweet jesus
4-05-2010 @ 9:16PM
4-05-2010 @ 9:22PM
"All shaman will lose dispel disease and dispel poison in exchange for Restoration gaining dispel magic." This
4-05-2010 @ 10:46PM
Oh look shammies got screwed again, smells like another expansion's coming.Yet more reasons to play a DK
4-06-2010 @ 8:18AM
so, how in the name of balancing is it a good idea to take away DoT-cleansing from a healing class? for all the QQing about how our dispels are "overpowered", i remind you this: shams are a relatively weak hybrid class, with our most important healing spell being Earth Shield (which isn't as good as a priest's PW: shield IMO). As for dispelling: i would be just fine with them taking away cleansing totem and purge. Being a resto sham, i don't find myself using them that much in PvE. i believe a sham's duties are less in having huge heal crits, and more in preventing the tank from taking too much damage from big spikes.sorry if i'm all over the place and hard to understand
4-06-2010 @ 10:59AM
Interesting... Healing shamans (Resto) lose the ability to deal with Poisons and diseases. Good job guys. Makes about as much sense as a doctor losing the ability to diagnose.Looks like it's a good thing from a lore perspective that Tauren are getting priests and paladins since their main healers for centuries (Druids were re-discovered recently) now are less effective.It deserves to be repeated.... Good job, guys.
4-06-2010 @ 1:06PM
This pretty much cements the fact that Blizzard absolutely hates Enhancement Shaman in PvP and wants them not playing ANY part in it.The one thing that has changed my way of playing and has given me somewhat of an ability to survive BGs more than the 2 or 3 seconds it takes to kill me is my dispel. I considered myself a Priest killer, but even then it STILL took me minutes...not seconds...to kill one sometimes, and all the while he's too busy to heal others. The other place it helped was against druid healers, again not really to kill, mostly to disrupt. I was satisfied with this as it helped when we were in groups, I wasn't a killer but I provided deadly support. That will be gone, and my support role will be severely diminished. So exactly what other roll am I supposed to play if I don't play support? Oh yeah...I should just switch to healing like I'm supposed to right?Yes Poison Cleansing totem was a fire and forget dispel, but it is a totem and with it comes all the caveats of using totems, including but not limited to, range, the need for other totems in its place, and the fact that the totem is easily destroyed. Smart people simply kept walking out of range of the totem or destroyed it. It's chaotic trying to do everything an enhancement shaman can do (we have at minimum 9 different spells in our priority rotation) and make sure you have the right totem down while trying your best to survive. The totem mechanic is enough to keep us in line.Why is it not ok to have simple fire and forget dispels yet make it a cakewalk to put poisons and diseases on you and never worry about them again. Might as well just make DK diseases dispel immune in that case, I mean what's the difference...a healer has to spend time removing those several times over and watch them just be reapplied quickly over and over. Even with my cleansing totem I would almost always come out of a fight against a DK with some sort of disease on me no matter what i did.Blizzard, most every day you rock but today you suck major a$$.
4-06-2010 @ 1:28PM
I understand the changes they are making and have some faith that mechanics will be properly tuned to account for this but the paladin and shaman tools seem like they should be reversed to me.------------Paladins will be able to dispel defensive magic, diseases, and poison. Shaman will be able to dispel defensive magic, offensive magic, and curses.------------The shaman are supposed to be masters of nature - diseases and poisons are nature based. Paladins are holy warriors and removing offensive magic and curses would seem to make more sense. Curses seem to be the most demonic and the antithesis of what the paladin is about anyways.At the same time it would also not hurt to give every healing class an interrupt so that there is a preventitive way to deal with incoming damage/effects that they would otherwise need to deal with through dispelling.
4-06-2010 @ 1:59PM
Misunderstanding on my part about purge but the poison dispel crap is still pure and utter crap.
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