Shaman

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Patch 7.3 Elemental Shaman changes raise Mastery cap, buff Earthquake As PTR testing for Patch 7.3 continues, focus has turned to a few class changes. This includes some tweaks to Elemental Shaman play, especially Mastery and AoE abilities. These changes seem aimed at smoothing out the effect of Mastery so it’s less about proccing abilities and more about damage, while also making Earthquake worth using...

Totem Talk: Return of the Grimtotem Greetings fellow totem family, and welcome back to Totem Talk. It’s been a while, but I assure you I’m back and in good health. Those dusty Lore Tomes only held me in place for a little while. Anne and Rossi rescued me before the scrolls suffocated my flame. This week I thought we would take...




Totem Talk: Cake Magic, Spell Blades and Star Gazing in Nighthold Last time we went over the first encounters in the sewers of The Nighthold. Seems every time we have to storm a citadel we start in the sewers, doesn’t it? This week we try to get some fresh air by making our way to the upper floors.

Totem Talk: Shaman healing in Nighthold I’ve been looking forward to The Nighthold for a while now. Not only does it continue the story of Legion and Suramar, but the aesthetic is something that really appeals to me. There’s just something about dark elves in a magical city. Coming hot on the heels of the Halls of Valor, we’re finally attempting to...

Totem Talk: Elemental and Restoration Shaman in Patch 7.1.5 Patch 7.1.5 is here and we Shaman received a rather large number of changes. All three specs got some attention, though Elemental and Enhancement moreso than Restoration. Reactions have been varied, and I’ve seen equal amounts of hope and doomsaying. Today we’re going to take a look at what changed. We won’t cover everything, but certainly...

Totem Talk: Year’s end reflections We’re coming to the end of the year and it’s a good time to take stock of what’s come and gone. We take in all the good and bad that has happened and then we look towards the year ahead. Legion brought with it some big promises, and a lot of expectations. How did shaman fare...




Totem Talk: Healing the Helya encounter in Trial of Valor Last time, we talked about the first two bosses in the Trials of Valor. While Guarm is pretty straight forward, Odyn is a bit of a workout. Three distinct phases and a lot of abilities to look out for. This isn’t a bad thing, mind you, and the fight is fairly fun. It also isn’t...

Totem Talk: Restoration in the Trial of Valor It’s been a little bit since Legion was released, and we’ve already received some much anticipated content updates. The latest patch brought us a new raid zone, the Trial of Valor.  It’s a small raid in terms of the number of bosses, but the content is a nice challenge. Not to mention that it actually...



Totem Talk: Shaman post patch 7.1 Patch 7.1 Return to Karazhan is live, and brings with it both new content, and class updates. Post patch time is when we need to make sure our interfaces are good, and take stock of where we’re at. Enhancement received very little in the way of updates, and the same goes for Restoration. Elemental Shaman were...

Totem Talk: Shaman hidden artifact appearances Artifact weapons are one of the key features in Legion — focal points of not only class power, but also class fantasy. One of the concerns that many players had was that if everyone had the same weapon, what would make it so special? Luckily, the developers included some ways to customize your artifact through...

Totem Talk: What Shaman class changes mean for Elemental and Restoration It’s been an exciting few weeks for players, with the highly anticipated Emerald Nightmare raid and Mythic+ dungeons going live. These new challenges are something many have been looking forward to. Raid and dungeon releases always have a way of getting players excited. Along with this new content, we’re seeing the first wave of class and spec balancing. This is usually...

Totem Talk: What to do as a level 110 Resto Shaman It’s been a while since we last talked — when we last left off, we talked about Elemental and Restoration Shaman talents for questing while playing through Blizzard’s latest expansion. We’ve also discussed Resto mana regen as well as spell priority. Since then, there’s been quite a lot going on. Legion has been live for...

Totem Talk: Restoration Shaman mana regen and spell priority in Legion Healing as a Restoration Shaman — or anything else — in World of Warcaft after the most recent patch can be a bit daunting. Before Legion comes, we’re working without one of our biggest tools: our Artifact weapon. Tanks are taking more damage, our talents and abilities have been reworked, and stats on our gear...

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Totem Talk: Best Restoration and Elemental Shaman talents for questing in 7.0 and Legion When it comes to experiencing the world soon to be unveiled in Legion, we Shaman get to experience everything it has to offer with little to no need to slow down. With our ability to kill things from afar quickly plus our solid sustain and control, we can call down the vengeance of the elements on our enemies...

This is still not Legion, but it feels closer.
Totem Talk: Legion Enhancement Shaman talents and changes It’s here! Or nearly here, depending on the time you’re reading this. While patch 7.0 is not the same as Legion, it does have all of the systems that you’ll be using in Legion, and that means Enhancement is undergoing some minor changes. By “minor” I of course mean that our entire rotation is different,...

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Totem Talk: Exploring Elemental Shaman PVP talents Having a separate talent tree for PVP is something about Legion that really interests me — enough so that I’ll be spending time exploring PVP in the upcoming expansion. The idea of having a set of unlockable talents that improve your character beyond gear makes me pretty happy. Last time we talked about Honor Talents, we focused on familiar...