12/01/2012 02:55 PMPosted by TrollinthndrHow about ranged with all the stats needed by melee, that means hit to melee levels and the need for expertise.
*looks at the disparity that enhancement had dealt with 7 years prior to mists, and laughs at this statement heartily*Totems are clearly spells
then make them not killable by a level 1 kitten. no reason they should have the drawbacks of BOTH spells and physical objects. they arent that powerful compared to other classes' effects (as they may have been considered in the past but class homogenation has killed that)
They are powerful because they offer options. You can't compare abilities one to one. Shaman have so many more useful abilities than other classes (which is both a drawback in some situations and an advantage in some situations).
And why is killable related to whether or not it's a spell? Water Elementals die. Bubbles die. Almost all debuffs and buffs can be removed. Spells can be "killed" by being countered, interrupted, silenced, deflected, absorbed, blocked, dodged, etc.