Ele gear vs Resto gear

Hi Shamans,

I've always been a bit unsure about this since I hit 90.

As a shaman, switching between resto and Elemental, is it viable to use the same gear? Obviously switching up between trinkets and possible tier sets for the bonuses?

The reason I ask is due to reforging and gemming.. and the differences in stat priority between Ele and Resto..

I'd love to gear some opinions on this!
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90 Draenei Shaman
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The first problem you'll likely have is Hit/mana regen. You'll want far more Spirit on your gear for Resto than you'll need as Ele; you'll be obscenely over hitcap very quickly.

I can't comment on the secondary stat priority for Elemental, past the fact that I know the Spirit I have gets me to 27% hit when in Ele OS; I only use my dps spec for questing and haven't looked into how I'm supposed to gear ;)
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Sounds to me like you've been playing the same way as I have, only using Ele for OS/Questing. Yeah I noticed the hit issue, but it would seem alot of gear even for Elemental has spirit on it.. Maybe I should continue this way, I prefer healing over DPS anyway, but it's nice to mix it up sometimes.
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90 Draenei Shaman
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Stat budgeting is only concern if you're trying to be competitive in your off spec. I can't mix/match gear with ele and resto without dropping a chunk of gold because I reforge to crit for resto(mastery to 50ish percent then the rest crit), and like one of the other guys said reforging out of spirit is a bad idea.
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100 Draenei Shaman
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Get all spirit gear you can. Since healing is less forgiving. You can reforge extra spirit to haste/mastery when you go elemental. Reforge mainly the cheap items like gloves, rings, neck, cloak. Weapon, chest and pants are very expensive to reforge.
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90 Draenei Shaman
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I'm main spec resto. Most of my gear plays double duty. I'm a pretty casual raider so I don't reforge when I switch specs. As ele I'm way over hit cap from spirit and don't have ideal secondary stat reforges. But I do just fine dps wise. It is extremely viable for casual pve.
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90 Pandaren Shaman
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The first problem you'll likely have is Hit/mana regen. You'll want far more Spirit on your gear for Resto than you'll need as Ele; you'll be obscenely over hitcap very quickly.

I can't comment on the secondary stat priority for Elemental, past the fact that I know the Spirit I have gets me to 27% hit when in Ele OS; I only use my dps spec for questing and haven't looked into how I'm supposed to gear ;)


That Xmog is awesome!
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90 Draenei Shaman
12770
The first problem you'll likely have is Hit/mana regen. You'll want far more Spirit on your gear for Resto than you'll need as Ele; you'll be obscenely over hitcap very quickly.

I can't comment on the secondary stat priority for Elemental, past the fact that I know the Spirit I have gets me to 27% hit when in Ele OS; I only use my dps spec for questing and haven't looked into how I'm supposed to gear ;)


That Xmog is awesome!


I have to say, I like Whitebunny's helm a lot (and good job with the rest of the mog too, but the helm seems especially different & cool to me... I'm new to mail-wearing though, so go ahead and laugh at me if it's something totally common... I still like the look!)
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