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5-21-2011 @ 4:19PM
Well,overall shaman AoE fell a little clumsy,for me at least...I always thought that a way to make the aoe better would be something like this:Glyph of Fiery Cascade:Your chain lightning now spread your flame shock to all the targets it hits.Something like this would be great...And also make Fire Nova affect only 4-5 of the shocks, to keep it from being too overpowered.PS:Great wrinting,read it every week ^^.
5-21-2011 @ 4:26PM
That would be a nice aoe glyph. It could also be used to apply flame shock in single target while using earth shock.
5-21-2011 @ 4:28PM
Nevermind, you said spread not apply.
5-21-2011 @ 4:40PM
This. Probably the best way to prevent overpoweredness is to limit the Flame Shock debuff to a maximum of three targets.
5-21-2011 @ 7:10PM
We could get earthquake that seems more like an enhancement ability than an elemental ability. Especially now that we have the trolls with the buff that places earthquake under the target he hits.Your suggestion to spread flame shock sounds good but it'd still mean wasting too much time to get a decent dps compared to other classes.I think we need an aoe ability. something akin to other melee classes that hit all the mobs around them. Until blizzard gives us that, I'd settle with a change to Fire Nova. Fire Nova would deal damage like now but it'd also apply flame shock on up to 2 mobs. (making it 3 flame shocks in a fight). Fire Totems should also do the aoe dmg around them like they used to. Maybe then we'd have an almost decent aoe. In most aoe fights I dont even bother to aoe now since by the time I apply the 2nd flame shock, most adds are already dead. Instead I'll just focus on dpsing the mob with the most health to speed up it's death.
5-22-2011 @ 12:29PM
Honestly I don't understand why they don't just let our magma totem AOE like it used to. All these changes seem to be adding unnecessary complexities just to do a bit of unsatisfactory AOE damage. I can't imagine the conversation that went on behind the scenes when it was decided to make it a 5-step process that takes around 12 seconds to get going.It's really ridiculous when you compare to other classes who pretty much just have to press one button.
5-22-2011 @ 7:30PM
This right here. Chain Lightning on a Flame Shocked target spreads the Flame Shock, the way Pestilence spreads Death Knight DoTs. To keep it from becoming OP for Elemental Shammies, you make it a talent instead of a glyph. Easy peasy, right?
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