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1-18-2011 @ 3:01PM
I'm afraid that my raid leader is going to ask me to start stacking spirit ad nauseum. Effectivly killing my throughput for the sake of being everyone's mana battery. Do you think that this will inevitably happen? And if it does, doesn't that mean that blizzard will be forced to change mana tide's effect again?Also, i read somewhere that shaman will start weapon swapping right before using mana tide. Essentially carrying around a giant staff with loads of spirit and a +spirit enchant and macroing it in, which sounds like a chore.Needless to say i hate these current changes. I agree it wasnt right before, but i can almost garuantee that mana tide will be changing next patch and law abiding resto shamans everywhere will suffer in the meantime.
1-18-2011 @ 3:33PM
Like I commented above, if your throughput is less because you're stacking spirit, the other healers have to pick up the stack and therefore spend more mana. The mana you return with your more powerful MTT might be enough to make up for it, but it might not. Either way, if your Raid Leader asks you whether YOU THINK it would be better to do that, I would say that maybe you would value a pure blue spirit gem over a compound gem, but otherwise Int is probably more beneficial.
1-18-2011 @ 3:34PM
Spelling errors mrrr...*slack
1-18-2011 @ 4:01PM
That's actually not a hard thing for the other healers to do. The better a shaman is at stacking regen, the more the other healers can focus on output stats, (int primarily). Also, you as a shaman aren't really gimped either - there's a baseline level of int you can't avoid on your gear that will make you modestly effective.Totems were redesigned to remove the buff-bot role from the raid. Let's not deviate from the design content and base the regen off the receiver's intellect/spirit and not the caster's.It's a crappy role to be in, so I hope they work something out.
1-18-2011 @ 4:55PM
@scoffer check my comment directly above this one, I don't think it's likely that will happen. Raid and heal leads making yous tack nothing but spirit would be a shot int he foot.Sure some people will weapon swap to take maximum advantage of the MTT, but only time will tell about that one.
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