BTW shamans have elementals kill stuff for them not to mention spell power boosts lightning bolts. Druids? People play resto druids? With all the QQ about them i was begining to think they were god awful. Good to know people still play resto.
Lightning bolt as resto lacks any real punch though... here is a list of things that elemental gets to make Lightning Bolt hit harder:
1) 70% damage increase from shamanism
2) 20% cast time reduction from shamanism
3) 35-55% chance to do 75% additional damage via Mastery
4) 50% increase in the crit multiplier on critical hits
5) 15% damage increase if casted within 2 spells of a crit
Resto Lightning Bolt is roughly 40% of the dps of a Disc priest's Smite (w/ HF glyphed). Chakra-DPS I don't even enough.
Fire Buddy has a massive CD, it's a little like saying a resto druid can HoTW...
at the end of the day resto shaman's just need to have their second spec be ele. Which is fine, what else were we going to do with it? It isn't like we have a second healing spec.