Jan 22nd 2009 8:49PM I know you're new to elemental.. but why on earth would *any* shaman put two points in Totemic Focus? Totems last 5 mins so you will drop them once or maybe twice during a boss fight. Also, as you touched on yourself, elemental shamans don't need to conserve mana with Unrelenting Storm, Shamanistic Focus Convection and clearcasting.
Five points in Reverberation is pretty useless unless you plan to use frost or earth shock in your rotation - resulting in a direct decrease in your dps as well as requiring you to be within 25 yards of the boss at all times.
I'd put 3 of those extra points in Elemental Weapons (30% extra spellpower from Flametongue - how did you miss that?) and 3 in Eye of the Storm (pushback is not as bad as it used to be, but it will slow down your dps and mess up your rotation). Put the final point in Shamanistic Focus for those cheap flame shocks. Glyphwise Flame Shock and Lightning Bolt are by far the most important. After that it's really up to personal choice.
Hope this helps. Happy elementalling!
Dec 18th 2008 10:26PM Erm... How did you manage to leave out the fact that there are THREE epic drops for elemental shamans in Heroic CoT?
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Dec 4th 2008 11:56PM Where's my hit? Elemental shamans are totally screwed when it comes to gearing up for raids. Boomkins too from what I've seen. This goes for both faction rewards and heroic loot. I'm going to be stepping into Naxx in a cloth dress :(