Feb 21st 2008 2:14PM Alliance side end game raider here. If you can't recruit shaman, maybe something is wrong with your guild or your server. Mine usually takes 4 or 5 along on 25 man raids (at least one of every spec) and 1 to 3 on 10 mans. They are great healers and do extremely well on the dps charts. I have so many shaman friends (8) that the biggest problem is turning some of them away for heroics - your tank can't be one and you generally want at least one CC, which means you can't take more than three shaman as a rule. The proposed nerfs are mostly burst damage that is more a PvP issue, and is likely needed to balance PvP.