Do Shamans fit the Warrior Mage stereotype?

81 Night Elf Druid
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I want to roll a class that combines melee with magic, like Swordmages from DnD.

Do you think that the shaman class satisfies that type?
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90 Human Paladin
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I'd say they're more like Clerics than your typical gish. Mail armor, healing, strong spiritual aesthetic... Yeah.
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90 Orc Shaman
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Closest thing would be enhance shaman, we melee and shoot lightning bolts.
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90 Dwarf Shaman
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It'd have to be Enhancement or like... Frost DK? That's about as close as it gets.
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81 Night Elf Druid
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BUMP
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81 Night Elf Druid
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10/04/2012 04:05 AMPosted by Felocity
No


Why
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90 Orc Shaman
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Shaman is not really like a swordmage. The closest spec is Enhancement and it really just plays like most other melee classes. The fact that some of your attacks will technically be spells is kind of irrelevant.

Truthfully, the vanilla 2h Shaman kind of played like a Gish - your magical weapon imbue was a huge deal, using the right shock on CD mattered and your ability to heal or turtle up w/1h and shield could turn the fight against a Warrior or Rogue. Anymore, Enhancement is just and awkward Rogue.
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No class is like Shaman,

We're the supreme Class.
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