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7-23-2011 @ 2:20PM
I'd always thought of Enhancement as the pet spec, what with Feral Spirit and all. Seeing as they don't actually use Fire Elemental Totem however (for single target at least) and Elemental does, then yes, I would definitely support the replacement of Earthquake with a permanent Fire Elemental Totem. However, since people rarely use Earth Elemental Totem, you could combine the both of them, and create a Magma Elemental Totem. You could have Magma Elemental Totem trigger the cooldown of both Fire Elemental Totem and Earth Elemental Totem. And since the Earth Elemental is much more survivable than the Fire Elemental, you could have it where the totem has as much health as the Earth Elemental itself and possesses the abilities its "predecessors" had: Fire Blast, Fire Nova, Fire Shield, and Angered Earth. Or create brand new abilities that possess qualities of both sides, fire damage and survivability and threat.
7-23-2011 @ 3:22PM
7-23-2011 @ 4:07PM
@ IanmisGlad you like it! After thinking about it, my proposed plan would actually work out pretty well. Since Elemental uses the Fire Elemental Totem as a dps cooldown for both single-target and AoE and Enhancement uses the Fire Elemental Totem as a dps cooldown for AoE and the Earth Elemental Totem as a dps cooldown for single-target, then it seems that the Earth Elemental Totem is better for single-target and the Fire Elemental Totem is better for AoE. I don't know if Elemental uses the Earth Elemental Totem for single-target however. Nonetheless, the Magma Elemental Totem could act as both. Need an AoE cooldown? Use the Fire abilities for AoEing down the small packs of mobs and the single-target damage of the Earth Elemental's attacks for the boss. Need an emergency tank? Use the Earth Elemental's AoE taunt. Also, since the Earth Elemental Totem is an earth totem and the Fire Elemental Totem is a fire totem, then the Magma Elemental Totem could either count as both if Blizzard wishes to restrict shamans or count as neither so the AoE capabilities of Elemental are boosted as they're free to use Magma Totem to help AoE or the Searing Totem to focus on the boss. Plus, they get to keep one of their earth totems.
7-23-2011 @ 4:24PM
The really funny part of this, is that my Shadow Priest has a pet frame and all the trimmings for his Shadowfiend, who is up less than the Fire Elemental.Makes absolutely no sense to me
7-28-2011 @ 11:47AM
i agree with the idea have the magma ele be a pet thats controlable so you can turn the tuant on and off,take out fire and earth,and mabye give it a move with a fair cd like "split" where it turns into the earth and fire ele to do more dmg the magma itself with earth ele only tuanting if the magma ele was able to tuant b4 it "split"
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