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4-17-2010 @ 8:06PM
Hi Rich, Cheers for the guide, I've leveled a shammy from 1-80 as enhancement and its one of the most fun specs to play in wow. I may be outdated on this but your advice under the Level 44- 45 section where you say: " Imbues should be from here and forever forward (in PvE) be Windfury on main hand and Flametongue on off hand. "At 80 i agree (maybe even from 65 depending on talents) as you'd have 5/5 Elemental Fury in the elemental tree which gives Flametongue the edge over windfury and weapons speeds are preferred to be as close to 3sec as possible 2.6-2.8, picking a 2.4sec weapon over a lesser ilevel 2.6 weapon can lead to a dps loss " (if the weapon speed is above 2.0, then it's considered slow; most are in the 2.4-2.7 range)"And one last thing i noticed (and this may be viewed as nit-picking but to save mana and reduce downtime while leveling ill say it) is you put FS on the top of your priority list for soloing mobs (not bosses), since FS will not finish off its ticks on most mobs your attacking it is be better to just use ES As i said its been a while since i leveled a shaman and this might just be outdated (things change fast in WOW) if it is please tell me Anyway enjoyed the read looking forward to your next instalment
4-18-2010 @ 6:10AM
I think you're nitpicking a little too much on the weapon speed. Without heirlooms, you pretty much just take what you can get. Your stuff will be outdated in a few hours anyway. Though I do agree with you on ignoring flame shock for normal mobs while leveling. At best it's a wash, but more likely an ES will have done more damage if you kill the mob fast enough.
4-18-2010 @ 8:54AM
Yeah, that swap to Flametongue off-hand seemed early to me, too. Yes, it buffs Lava Lash, but that thing still hits like a limp noodle even with Flametongue on the weapon. As I recall, Windfury is the better offhand (Lava Lash buffs, proc-eating and all) until you pick up Elemental Devastation so your Flametongue crits can give you a +9% melee crit.
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