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1-08-2012 @ 8:53AM
I love my enhance shammy. Love. Enjoy those #1 rankings now while they last. Scaling is the bane of our existence and it's becoming quite clear that it's still a huge issue. One that has me starting Dragon Soul as a hero but I can already see the day approaching when I put him down and gear up the second warrior. I'm pretty sure the secret to our viability lies in making haste a useful stat, I just can't seem to come up with a good solution for scaling haste into our damage. Not having any burst phase only exemplifies our weakness as the people around us benefit proportionally more and more from the very buff we bring, lust/hero.
1-08-2012 @ 9:02AM
This. I cringe everytime I hear the call for Heroism.
1-08-2012 @ 2:18PM
Reworking static shock so that it procs off of melee swings would be an easy fix. I think this is how it worked in Wrath. It's not very interesting though. I'd prefer an answer that meant hitting a button.A big part of the reason haste is so bad is because of flurry. WoL shows my Flurry uptime at ~98.7% on my last Ultraxion kill. That's 30% melee haste all the time. We also have another 10% melee haste from Unleash Wind on average. Another 10% from our totem. We've got 50% melee haste before we get a point of haste from our gear.Basically, there are 2 (interesting) ways to go about making haste better. The only thing that benefits from haste is melee swings, so it stands to reason that you have to do something with those swings. Something along the line Maelstrom Weapon. Obviously, MW isn't enough. Maybe we could use another proc... something that would give us an instant cast Lava Burst or some new spell altogether (something watery), or maybe just reset the cd on Lava Lash. The philosophy behind haste is that you get to hit more buttons, right?Or they could give us a resource system. Haste is better for every other melee class because it interacts in some way with their resource. Here's the problem. Blizs gave paladins a new resource this expansion. They gave ret the abilty to have crusader strike's cd be reuduced by haste, so the can generate more Holy Power. Not only is ret still not too big on haste, their 'rotation' is a mess and feels incredibly clunky. Obviously, that's just my opinion.Personally, I feel like MW and Static Shock are the keys. If Lightning Bolt (or something else?) on 5 stacks became our number one priority, wouldn't that make haste a lot better? What if they redesigned static shock so that it built up charges that buffed Lightning Bolt... sort of like rolling thunder. They could make static shock work off of melee swings again because it would no longer be passive damage. I think some rolling thunder/ fulmination like mechanic for enh based of of static shock could be really cool. I'm all for anyhting that further blurs the liine between enh and ele.
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