It is really frustrating to play Enhancement in pvp. I am glad that we are no longer a single melee attack based spec (Stormstrike) that used to pray for Windfury for damage. But, I still feel there are too many things which are not in our control right now to properly deal damage when we want!
The RNG effects:
- Windfury: This is what attracted players to play this spec right from the beginning. In WotLK, it became less relevant and we turned into the 3 minute arcane spec of BC (our dependency on wolves + bloodlust for any sort of pressure on opponents). When you announced 'mastery' concept in Cata, I felt you would be making it interact with Windfury as this was the main source of damage and relevance to the spec right from Vanilla. But, Windfury has remained the same. Unlike for other specs it has not grown either talent wise or setup wise and has left many Enhancers disappointed.
- Maelstrom Weapon: Another source of RNG. You intended this to be our combo system sort of thing but all I can say is, it is another source of RNG based setup with no sort of interaction. We just watch when it reaches 5 stacks (which is very slow in cata compared to wotlk) and use our finisher instead of using our attacks to setup the finisher. Can we have Maelstrom Weapon based on our special attacks like 2 charges from Stormstrike, 1 from Lava Lash and 2 from Windfury attacks please? If Windfury is still RNG based, atleast this kind of setup on Maelstrom will help us deliver controlled damage in pvp to an extent. Right now, in pvp all the enhancers just save the RNG maelstrom charges and use it to heal once in 30 secs (if we are not getting kited). We don't use our Combo setup to do damage. Doesn't this not sound right?
We cannot have 2 of our main abilities to be RNG based. Atleast make one of either Maelstrom or Windfury less dependent on RNG please.
- Lava Lash requiring a setup is very good. BUT, again we are not setting it up. It is being setup by a totem and we don't even have to watch the stacks in pve coz it always is up before LL comes off cd and in pvp it still attacks other targets and is slow to react when we change our targets. Having our main nuke depend on a totem which doesn't react to swaps is very very debilitating for us in pvp.
We too want to feel like the rogues / ferals / ret paladins when we use our main nuke. We want to be the ones doing the setup and not RNG based on ALL of our attacks. Enhance really feels like it doesn't have any sort of control on our damage in pvp. Why can't enhance play like any other spec in pvp, where majority of our damage is in the player's hands and small portion based on RNG.
Our combo point-like setup is RNG based (Maelstrom), clunky ( Searing totem not reacting to swaps) and the main source of attraction to the class ( Windfury ) is RNG based. And in Cata we got a single attack based move which is on a long cd ( Unleashed Weapon-15 sec cd). Our Mastery is a plain increase in elemental damage. It just feels like we are just waiting for our cooldowns, waiting for our stacks to reach full instead of US doing the damage or setting it up.
Some sort of interaction between Unleashed Weapon and our main attacks (maybe using Unleashed Weapon makes the next melee special attack a crit? ), us doing the setup instead of RNG or atleast give windfury as another attack (on a cd), if you want to keep the Maelstrom RNG combo system. In pvp compared to other melee specs, I feel my damage and abilities are not in my control, which makes it very irritating to pvp on my enhance shaman.
Can we have better control on our damage please ?
Blizz, you have been doing a great job with trying to make every spec viable for pvp. We need to have control on the setup and finishers to be viable in pvp.