1.) Unleashed Lightning baseline / remove glyph***
2.) Ghost wolf baseline / remove glyph (OPTIONAL)*
I see these suggestion way too much to not make them happen. It's not like it's a game braking buff.
3.b) Lightning Shield concept of 1.5-2.0% Damage Reduction per charge. (10-14% max)**
- Shamans NEED an option to boost defense. I think that choice should be a double edged sword: LOOSE your DMG boost from Flametongue and GAIN the DR from Rockbiter.
- Additional and quite interesting concept proposed by many players is a passive DR from each Lightning Shield charge. THis is excellent for many reasons as it requires shield management and thought.
Astral Shift (passive)
The shaman shifts in the astral plane when stunned or silenced, reducing damage taken by X% for Y seconds. This effect can only occur once every Z seconds.
ABOUT ME: I am an old time WoW veteran and Elemental Shaman expert. I've spent most of my long career in WoW learning, understanding, and playing the Elemental Class. I've ran realm first Heroic Raids as Elemental, I've competed on 2400+ arena rating, and I've spent hundreds of hours dueling (with a 8:1 win/loss ratio). Expecting to retire soon, I wish to help bring about the MUCH NEEDED changes to this wonderful class and encourage MORE players to develop the Elemental Shaman.
or I'm trolling lol shaman really need some love...50k lava bursts is nothing and it's easily interuptable. They're...they die too fast too xD so I'm all for some buffs :302/11/2013 03:43 AMPosted by GaijinboShaman are OP stop qqing
your a pally and a player who has not been around long enough to even know what true op is.
so please hush and let the big boys talk mmmm k
02/11/2013 10:54 AMPosted by StartropicABOUT ME: I am an old time WoW veteran and Elemental Shaman expert. I've spent most of my long career in WoW learning, understanding, and playing the Elemental Class. I've ran realm first Heroic Raids as Elemental, I've competed on 2400+ arena rating, and I've spent hundreds of hours dueling (with a 8:1 win/loss ratio). Expecting to retire soon, I wish to help bring about the MUCH NEEDED changes to this wonderful class and encourage MORE players to develop the Elemental Shaman.
You have no Heroic Cata end boss kills, and all your Wrath stuff was in 2010, and you have no Realm First feats of strength so when did you get realm firsts? On a different account? Also, you have no 2400+ achieve, or the Gladiator one, so another was it a different account and/or character?
Need some proof man to back up a couple of those claims.
We are separating out Ancestral Guidance into a damage conversion number and a healing conversion number in order to allow for better tuning and to ultimately make the talent more attractive to Resto. I am guessing at the numbers right now, but imagine it says something like: "When you deal direct damage, 40% is copied as healing. When you deal direct healing, 60% is copied as healing."
We are changing the way Lava Burst interacts with Flame Shock. Currently, Flame Shock is required for Lava Burst to crit. This is cool rotationally but creates problems where Flame Shock dispels or swapping targets is a massive nerf to Elemental, dropping their 2.5 multiplier on Lava Burst to a 1.0. We are going to nerf Lava Burst damage, cause it to always crit (like Chaos Bolt), and then cause it to do say 50% more damage to targets afflicted by Flame Shock. The net result should be that LB + FS is still the best DPS, but failing to do so will be a 1.5 to 1.0 drop instead of a 2.5 to 1.0 drop.
Elemental's PvE damage will still be lower than we want after this change, but we want to bring up the damage of Lightning Bolt and other sources of damage together; we need to buff more than just Lava Burst to preserve the rotation... and avoid a lot of Lava Burst PvP videos.
The lava burst crit change should help, since flame shock being dispelled will be much less punishing for ele. Hopefully the auto-crit works like chaos bolt too, where your crit chance increases its damage directly.
And yes, they're promising more flat DPS buffs too, which are absolutely required to be competitive in PvE. Those buffs will almost certainly come to lightning bolt via Shamanism.
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