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2-19-2011 @ 1:19AM
I play a resto shaman as my main, and I've often wondered why we don't get a cool water elemental totem, possibly tossing around more chain heals (back in WotLK at least) or a spammable riptide HoT on raid members. But then stupid mages got water elementals, and I definitely don't want it anymore. Something that might be cool would be water bubbles like we see in Throne of the Tides, but something of a 2-min CD instead of the spammable priest bubble. It could even be more niche like it only absorbs magic damage or something. Nature's Swiftness just doesn't feel like enough of an "oh s#!t" button when both my priest and pally healer alts have instant-cast heals they use all the damn time. I just know that when I cast my pain suppression on a tank, I think "Ok, I've got some breathing room for the big slow heal, or possibly heal someone else." NS just becomes part of the heal spam routine where I cross my fingers I get enough crits to bring the tank back from the brink quick enough.Aside from defensive cooldowns, though, the recent buffs have been most welcome on my shaman. I understand that we have totems and chain heal and swirly water orb mana batteries that other healers are jealous of. I'm also still a little old school in that I liked thinking of priests & pallies as tank healers that NEED those kinds of cooldowns, while druids & shammies were the raid healers that had more utility cooldowns. So now that my standard healing throughput seems more on par with the other classes, I'm more or less content at the moment.
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