Better for BG's Ele vs.Enhancement!
Enhancement is a great spec as it allows you to get off instant cast CC, heals and further damage. The Maelstrom Weapon mechanic greatly improves the overall strength of your team when used to help your group. Obviously there is the disadvantage that you have to get into melee range to do any real damage, however you have great gap closers which can ensure that you stay on your target.
Elemental is also very good as you can pull off massive amounts of damage in very little time, causing the enemy to use CD's in order to survive. As with enhancement you can also throw off CC and heals (not as quickly, but still effective). Elemental struggles with melee on them, however in randoms there is not as much coordination and if you are left to cast freely you will WRECK the other team.
Hope this helps.
For pvp it Has the potential to do massive damage but it has more potential to do very little damage and just gets you noticed and killed. You need to love to kite people because you will very rarely get the change to just stand there and fire off lighting bolts. I found it more fustrating than fun..
Im having a blast pvping as enhancement. But just starting out pvping with no gear will be just as fustrating as Elemental, since your melee and enhancement shamans are a target for most people. But the swing from fustrating to amazingly fun will happen once you get better gear and weapons. My survivabilty and my ability to stick on targets makes playing a enhancement shaman alot of fun IMO. Just be prepaired to use your totems, your cooldowns, when ever you can. Most of the coold downs are short for shamans anyways so its not a huge deal. I like being a Spacegoat shaman as i have my racial heal and shamanistic rage macroed together which makes me almost unkillable for 15sec. I dont know i could go on and on but i have always loved my shaman, i have gone back to ther classes but the shaman always appeals to me.
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