Am I bored enough to Refer myself to WoW, level two DKs to 70, so that I can use the referred DK to triple the experience of my 70 Shaman? I don’t know, but I feel like I might be.
This is how I’d like to get my Shaman looking at 90.
Shoulders: Skyshatter Shoulderpads
Chest: Shroud of Rime
Belt: Vicious Gladiator’s Waistguard of Meditation
Legs: Crafted Malevolent Gladiator’s Ringmail Leggings
Hands: Handgrips of the Savage Emissary
Cloak: Longshot Forest Cloak (looking to change it.)
Weapon: Keleseth’s Blade of Evocation
Shield: Wrathful Gladiator’s Barrier
I like this because it feels very frost Shaman like. I was going to do a Molten Shaman xmog, but some of the gear just doesn’t look good and I gave up to make Blue Shaman. Honestly, i’ll probably remove the cape, because I hate capes on Draenei.
All this is just based on me actually farming the gear for this look. I may just end up using the Crafted Malevolent Gladiator set, because I like the Blue Storm touched feeling to it, but I will try to farm all this at 90. It will probably be my healer transmog, as I would like to have a molten feel for Elemental.
I am going to try that Neuro Sleep stuff tonight. The store down the road has them for 1 dollar right now, so I am going to grab a few of them. Hopefully they work.
Elemental Shaman looks really fun in BGs, if you can get your gear and positioning right. The burst for Elemental can be insane, with Ascendance and Elemental Mastery, plus the Haste bonus (if you get it) from Elemental Blast is just stupid amounts of damage. I look forward to 90 on my Shaman for that.
Enhancement looks fun as well in BGs, but being melee is a little more dangerous. It’s compensated by giving Enhancement the Healing Storm glyph, as well as a lot of instant cast capability. Enhancement seems a lot more sustained, damage wise too, but PvP isn’t really focused as much on Sustained right now. Not to say Enhancement doesn’t have some stupidly good burst, it obviously has Ascendance as well, but if you get kited in Ascendance, it’s a wasted cooldown.
All in all, both specs look like loads of fun in Pvp and Pve. I love how furious Shamans feel in MoP.
Enhancement Shaman seems really strict. Simple mistakes don’t seem to effect DPS too much alone, but more than a few will really start to ruin your potential. It looks fucking intense though.All that fury.
Elemental Shaman has the most fun Mastery I think. The spell duplication is just fun to watch. Shaman in general is just fun to watch. I seriously think it will be my healer, but until I hit 90, I can’t be certain. But I have always loved Elemental and after the spell changes to Resto, it’s become so much fun to watch and play. Hopefully, Shaman will become my main. I’d have stuck with Monk, but Mistweaver is fun to watch because the spell effects are beautiful, but it’s not very active. That’s why I just outright do not like Druid healing, I feel like I am standing around at least 70% of the time on Druid and just spamming Soothing Mist on my Monk. Sure, Monks can do Fistweaving, but half the time it doesn’t even seem to be worth it in terms of healing. I have never seen Monks use it because they all attest to getting better output with standard Healing, only resorting to it when they have content on farm to speed things up.
I think I like the idea of Shaman always having something to do, especially if you are using the Telluric Currents Glyph. They also control some of the most useful cooldowns a raid can have. We will see though, as Shaman is the only class I’ve never had at max level at some point, so it is the only wildcard healing style for me. Here’s to hoping it’s the one that sticks best for me.