Boomkin/ele in 8.1?

Druid
So I want to make a KT Human after the patch and I’ve narrowed it down to boomkin and shaman. I’ve never really played a druid before but boomkin looks really interesting to me.

The shaman forums seem to be mourning the class in its entirety even up to the 8.1 changes, so I’m a bit apprehensive about boosting one. I like the idea of dropping stars and moons and whatnot to deal damage to people, and I’ve heard the dot mechanic is kinda similar to shadow priest but with more utility.

However, I’m not interested in playing feral guardian or resto. But I do enjoy playing enhancement and rsham occasionally.

How is boomkin looking for 8.1? The boomkins in my raid group do pretty decent damage on most of the fights, and they look like a lot of fun in pvp. I was wondering if you guys think it’s a worthwhile endeavor to focus on boomy or if I should roll shaman
If you are looking to raids / m+ then your best bet would be to level a Druid. However, in my experience - Enh shaman is the most fun class to play imo. Given in any scenario - if the proc gods are on your side, Enh does a lot of damage. If the proc gods are upset at you, you will do some of the worst damage. The best example I can give is - a Balance Druid is like making money through your job, and Enh shaman is like making your money through a casino.. bad example, but makes sense lol.
11/02/2018 01:55 PMPosted by Nawzy
If you are looking to raids / m+ then your best bet would be to level a Druid. However, in my experience - Enh shaman is the most fun class to play imo. Given in any scenario - if the proc gods are on your side, Enh does a lot of damage. If the proc gods are upset at you, you will do some of the worst damage. The best example I can give is - a Balance Druid is like making money through your job, and Enh shaman is like making your money through a casino.. bad example, but makes sense lol.


Interesting. I haven’t played Enh since MoP prenerf when one stormblast crt would take half a health bar from full. I find resto fun with the cloudburst (if that’s still around) and slinking

How is ele though? I would prefer to be a caster and I have heard general reference to ele buffs in 8.1 but I don’t know the specifics
Tbh, I can’t really speak for ele in regards of play style. However from what I have seen is a hit or miss on dps. Ele was supposed to represent a “turret” which some have complained that aspect is long gone. But, if you really wanted to try shaman - all 3 specs have similar stat priority. You should be able to swap between all the specs without completely having to regear.

Nonetheless, if you are leaning towards a caster - without a doubt make a balance Druid. I wouldn’t necessarily base your decision on changes from a single patch if I were you. Just my opinion, but it’s your choice at the end of the day.
When is 8.1 even coming anyway, im waiting on my mediocre feral changes.
both shaman and druid are viable - don't listen to the naysayers

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