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4-30-2011 @ 2:48PM
There are currently two floater points in our Enh spec. A lot of players had those points in Improved Fire Nova, but now I suppose the only DPS talent we can put them in is Improved Shields. As IS doesn't actually provide much of a DPS gain, would you recommend putting those two points somewhere else for utility? Toughness or Totemic Reach or maybe even Frozen Power, if only to take advantage of the Frost Shock root.
4-30-2011 @ 3:08PM
What is your spec... I have a spec that doesn't take then IFN/SW points, and don't quite understand how your speccing.
4-30-2011 @ 3:21PM
I was personally debating between IS and Totemic Reach... I know that good totem placement can often make it useless, but I'm not always good at totem placement. I always forget Frost Shock exists, so I probably won't pick up frozen power, although a spec with it could probably make a decent off-PvP spec if you only PvP once in a while (regular BGs, that kind of thing). You could make a case your Toughness, I suppose, although with all the damage reduction or healing abilities in Enh Shaman's spellbook you hardly need it. I've tanked some mobs for 10-20 sec with SR/Wolves/Glyphed Stoneclaw Totem/MW5 Heals and taken hardly any damage, and if I do start to take damage I can break out the Earth Elemental. For me I might pick up IS for now, the extra damage is minimal but it's extra damage.
4-30-2011 @ 3:24PM
That's a great question, actually!For PvE, I'm putting the points in Improved Shields now, just because it's the only DPS upgrade...even though it's a terribly small amount. If you find yourself dying to unavoidable stuff a lot or are slightly slower to move out of the bad than you should be, Toughness could also be a contender.Totemic Reach really isn't all that useful for us, though hunters do have to be mindful of where they're standing to make sure they get WF/SoE. Frozen Power isn't really a PvE spell at all. D:
4-30-2011 @ 4:23PM
@CrispnThe Enh spec I'm currently using (and I assume a lot of us are using) is this:http://www.wowhead.com/talent#hZffG0s0hRGoThe 2 points in Improved Shields could go somewhere else, as IS is a rather trivial DPS boost for Enh. They have to be in the Enh tree somewhere, but none of the other options are hugely compelling either.
4-30-2011 @ 7:35PM
@alphaThat's pretty close to mine. The only difference is I have 32 points in enhancement and 3 points in improved shields. There might be something I should add in the ele tree on my part but I don't see a lot of use for the 10th point there
4-30-2011 @ 7:52PM
@ AmaxeWhat's your ele subspec look like? I'm running 3/3 Acuity, 2/3 Concussion, 2/2 Call of Fire, and 3/3 Elemental Precision (not for the Spirit-to-Hit part obviously, the rest of the talent is essentially extra Mastery).Improved Shields is easily the weakest DPS talent in the Enh tree. Taking that last point and putting it in pretty much anything else. There's a fair amount of leeway between how to invest into Acuity, Concussion, Call of Fire, Reverberation, and Elemental Precision.
5-01-2011 @ 4:58AM
that's pretty much what I'm using, except I've got 3/3 acuity, 3/3 concussion, 2/2 call of fire and 2/3 elemental precisionI figured the extra damage from lightning bolt and shock, outweighed the 1% bonus to everything. I may be wrong.
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