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4-05-2010 @ 9:49PM
Why is it that shammies who are all in tune nature and stuff are no longer able to dispel diseases and poisons, which are probably the most "natural" of all debuffs, while paladins who "follow the light" can no longer dispel offensive and defensive magic? Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't that just seem a little... off?
4-05-2010 @ 9:56PM
It's a bold move, and it is likely to be one of the more glaring examples of Blizzard putting experience and balance ahead of lore, which is, I think, literally their motto. Although, honestly, if they swapped the paladin and shaman dispels, it would make better lore. They have to have their reasons.That said, was cleansing totem REALLY that overpowered? If they're going to be emphasizing dispel as a meaningful choice, I hear that diseases are going to be seldom and powerful, which limits the usefulness of choosing cleansing totem over healing stream.Ret and prot paladins losing their ability to cleanse says to me that non-holy paladins are going to be having very little to no mana issues, such that giving them cleanse duty would be such a good idea that they have to remove it to keep cleanses strategic.
4-05-2010 @ 10:14PM
Shamans aren't in tune with nature, they're in tune with the elements and the spirits. Neither of which have to do with poisons or diseases. What I'm more curious about is how diseases don't fall with druids, given that they *are* in tune with nature. However, it's probably because diseases are already part of priest and paladin dispelling, and curses didn't fit either of them well.As it is, paladins only have defensive dispels, they don't have anything like purge. It does seem somewhat odd that prot and ret are losing their defensive dispels, but it looks like they want that to be something that healers are doing, with only a very small amount of assistance by non-healers.
4-05-2010 @ 10:48PM
@ BrianHave you rolled a shammy? As a Draenai Shaman there is nothing in my class quests about spirits. And not in tune with nature...So the EARTH that plants grow in, the WATER that helps those plants grow & hydrate people, the AIR that takes the seeds to help pollinate the EARTH, and the FIRE that helps with new growth are not nature? Please inform me as to what nature is then.
4-06-2010 @ 11:36AM
Feral spirit, Elemental and earth totems (and all the elemental quests), cleanse spirit, and several other shaman things would like a word with you. Granted, elementals are different then spirits, but they definitenly go along the same line in terms of stuff when it comes to magic.
4-07-2010 @ 1:29AM
@DuulketWere you high when you did your Draenei Shaman quests? I certainly remember http://www.wowhead.com/quest=9449 Elementals are spirits.Want more proof? BAM! http://www.wowwiki.com/Elemental_spirit
4-07-2010 @ 1:37AM
@dadancinggruntNo, elementals are referred to as spirits several times in-game. http://www.wowhead.com/quest=9552Did you not quest in Nagrand?http://www.wowwiki.com/Quest:The_Tortured_Earthhttp://www.wowwiki.com/Quest:Agitated_Spirits_of_Skysong
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