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4-06-2010 @ 11:56AM
I honestly don't buy the argument that the removal of poison and disease cleansing by shamans has been done to center around pvp like some people have claimed.I have played a shaman as a main almost exclusively for about 4 years. In terms of current pvp, our cleansing totem doesn't really seem to do that much for me. Sure when going up against a rogue or DK, every three seconds it will attempt to remove a poison/disease, it does not always remove said effects. Even if it did always remove a poison every 3 seconds when fighting a rogue, they are re-applying the poison every single time they hit you, which is a lot more than once every three seconds. When going against DK's, most of them have specced into making their diseases harder to remove, which again, makes the cleansing totem actually remove one of their diseases maybe 33-50 percent of the time, and with that kind of record, I don't count on my totem to remove the diseases faster than they can reapply them. While I love my cleansing totem, and I always have it down whenever I'm against a rogue or DK, it doesn't really seem to matter that much. Feral Druids and Hunters are the only classes it seems to work against on a consistent basis. I really do believe these changes are centered around future PVE content, and while I think as they have currently set up, it will turn into a "must have (x) class for (x) fight" and smaller guilds that do not have the healing pool of every class to choose from will suffer. That said, it is still a long way off, we haven't seen any real testing yet on a large scale, and we have very little information into ALL the changes they are making to each class. So while on the surface it seems like a bad rub, give it some time, we might end up liking it better.
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