I've played elemental since TBC, and I'm starting to think I should learn enhancement. Having even less mobility... with cooldowns back on shocks... and greatly reduced flameshock duration... and extremely weak maelstrom generation.. I don't care what the numbers are, it could be the highest damaging class in the game, it will still be clunky as *!@# to play, and extremely frustrating and not fun. Couple in this with raid boss design over the last 6+ years, and it's just gonna be horrible. The amount of movement has steadily increased in these encounters over time and now they're making the most hard cast dependent spec even more of a turret.. The only thing which could save this coming train wreck would be if they gutted this spec with the intention of adding things back with the BfArtifact Neck. This will be irritating but at least will leave the spec as being decently playable again, but this would just be robbing Peter to pay Paul. I.e. "We can't think of anything good to put on your neck, so we're taking things from you to hand back out piecemeal. I look forward to the alpha invites going out to cutting edge raids so I can test all this for myself of course, but based on a long history of poor shaman class design by Blizzard, I'm not optimistic.
I personaly also like the tnteraction inbetween Lighting Shield's Spawning Wolfes at 12 stacks, and the Buffed-Feral-Spirit talent at 110.Overall having Lightning-Shield back feels good, even if it isnt all too usefull, tis just one of those iconic-shaman abilities overall.
Really upset with these resto shaman changes...
Why remove the Gust of Wind! That Spirit Wolf talent is a joke man... we had only one mobility and now its gone! also they bring back the flame shock cd again omg rip elemental! i can imagine how boring this spec will be lol.
I was reading through the enhance section and I'm pretty sure they're talking about an older alpha build. The comments on Forceful Winds were regarding it's previous iteration, windfury totem. These reviews are old and don't apply to the current shaman (enhance) state.
Note to self; look at post date. Front page old news tricked me. SMH
Elemental shaman is my favorite class to play. But on Bfa it realy feels bad to play and not fun. Maelstrom generation is sooooo sloooow that you have to cast like 10 lightning bolts + some lava burst to generate enough for Earth Shock/Earthquake. Also if you have to move you can just pray to "loa" that you will get the instant lava burst proc cause there is nothing else you can use while moving. + using the Aftershock talent make your game even more RNG . And one more thing- the Aoe style is pretty bad - you just cast Chain Lightnings and thats it. Due to the bad maelstrom generation its realy hard to collect enough maelstrom to use Earthquake and even if you do- most of the fights require movement so very often the tank get out from your earthquake because he realy need to move, and then you wish to kill yourself for spending so much maelstrom for nothing.
It's incredible... I feel like Blizzard doesn't have a Shaman in depth team or never played a Resto Shaman since they propose and make live this kind of disgusting changes..... CBT+AG <3 Never forgetti.