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4-05-2010 @ 9:39PM
If Blizz can explain in lore terms how shaman, who are masters of the elements, are unable to combat poisons and diseases -- both seemingly natural, and can somehow combat arcane magics, then I might be able to buy into these changes a bit better. They just seem a bit too arbitrary to me.
4-05-2010 @ 9:42PM
4-05-2010 @ 9:50PM
Yeah, cleansing disease and poison is pretty much right up the Shaman's lore alley. But really, for better or for worse, when it comes to gameplay mechanics like this it really is all arbitrary. Doesn't make it suck less though. /In quiet contemplation, jealouspirate mourns the death of Cleansing Totem.
4-05-2010 @ 10:00PM
My guess is that poisons and diseases are "natural" phenomena and thus should be allowed to proceed as they would without intervention. A scorpid poison you? Well, it's your own fault for pissing it off!By contrast, magic and curses are "unnatural" phenomena, so the shaman uses her magic to return a creature to its "natural" state.
4-05-2010 @ 10:07PM
Technically, poisons and diseases should be right up a druid's ally, as you said, they're natural occurrences. They got curse instead of disease though. Probably mostly because that already was a part of the priest and paladin kit, and they didn't want it taken from them.Shaman on the other hand, should definitely be masters of magic and curses. Poisons and diseases have little to do with the spirits, yet a voodoo curse or magical possession would make lots of sense. However, I do agree that if they lose both their manual dispel and cleansing totem, it will be very strange, given that they've had these as part of their kit since the beginning. We'll have to see how shamans are compensated.
4-05-2010 @ 10:37PM
@BrianBut shamans do not commune with the spirits. That would be the CLASS of trolls. Shamans are masters of the four elements and as such we use the elements to maintain the balance of nature.
4-06-2010 @ 11:57AM
But.... What?Did you even read your shaman quest text? All shaman commune with spirits, trolls just tend to commune with different ones.
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