Feb 18th 2011 2:46PM For Resto shamans, how about a cooldown that allows our mastery to work more? The most extreme case would be a cooldown that caused our Mastery to act as if the target were at 1% health at all times. Alternatively, either a static improvement (20% more bonus from mastery, 50% more bonus) or a shorter-cooldown spell that allowed mastery to act as if the target were at most at 30% health or something.
Feb 5th 2011 8:26PM Actually, my group has used another strategy on Magmaw that benefits from shamans using Healing Rain. We all stack up in melee range on Magmaw except for one tank/kiter. The tank/kiter is always the target of the fire pillar and handles all of the parasites (Ranged dps aoe them down when they get too numerous). Since the group is always stacked up, Healing Rain has maximum effect. I use it when healers seem to be struggling, and focus on dps when the raid is closer to full.
Jan 29th 2011 9:04PM First of all, seeing speed-related buffs in our talents in no way means haste is the best stat. It may be an integral part of our dps that our attacks be sped up, but that doesn't mean it's the only/best thing that increases our dps.
Secondly, even though haste may be good, mastery is better. Little of our damage is actually increased by haste, but over half of it is buffed by mastery, because it is elemental damage.
Jan 29th 2011 9:00PM Mike, the point of having varying stats on gear is to make different items appealing to different classes. I honestly don't care if I get bigger crits or faster hits, but I do care that I'm finding a good balance of stats for my enhancement shaman. I also care that I find that that balance isn't the same as the balance for hunters.
Dec 23rd 2010 6:24PM I'd really love to get ahold of this. I absolutely love playing my shaman and really want to see the elemental lore in it!
Dec 3rd 2010 9:36PM Hey, I'm amazed one of them lives in middle tennessee. I may go just to meet a wow insider writer!
Nov 12th 2010 7:22PM I *just* finished season 7 of Buffy and didn't get the reference. I feel bad.
Nov 5th 2010 11:54AM (I hope the grammarians above see this comment)
I think you would agree that English needs a gender-neutral pronoun. Note that I mean gender-neutral, not neuter gender. The difference, as I see it, is that the pronoun "it" strips the antecedent of gender, whereas a gender-neutral pronoun would simply remain ambiguous. I propose Futurama's solution, "shkler."
Oct 27th 2010 5:53PM I'm so happy to see so many people get this right in their responses! As a future Latin teacher, I love seeing words derived from the language used correctly. Keep up the great work, and take a year or two of Latin!