Elemental Shaman

Patch 7.3.2 notes feature minor changes and class tuning Patch 7.3.2 notes were released today — and the background downloader started up earlier this week — which means the patch is coming very soon. However, this is probably not the patch you expect or are looking for. Patch 7.3.2 is a very minor update, with bug fixes and adjustments or tuning. Antorus, the Burning...

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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...




Tons of new caster animations are coming with patch 7.3 Casters are getting some fantastic spell animation changes on the patch 7.3 PTR. So far we have changes included for Restoration Druids, all Mages, all Priests, and Elemental and Restoration Shamans. Warlocks are being worked on but aren’t ready yet. Most of the updated animations seem to revolve around better spell effects with new glowy...

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: 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: 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...

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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...



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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...

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Totem Talk: Shaman tuning in Legion We’ve made it to the home stretch before the release of the next expansion for World of Warcraft, Legion. So what does that mean for the state of Shaman? Well, it means we’re entering the final iterations of  content before release on live. This also means moving into the tuning phase. The tuning phase is...

Totem Talk: Fire, earth, ice and shocking revelations OK, I’m sorry about that title, I just couldn’t help myself. Well, I probably could have, but where would the fun be in that? Anyways, this week I thought we would talk a little bit about my time with my brand spanking new Elemental Shaman in Legion. Much like I did with Restoration in our...

Totem Talk: Updated Elemental Shaman talents in Legion Last time we spoke, we were talking about the February updates to the Legion alpha and all of the changes it brought with it. I touched on it only very briefly, but there were quite a number of Elemental Shaman talents bursting on to the scene. I promised that this week we would talk about them more...

Totem Talk: Latest updates to Elemental and Restoration Shaman Two weeks have passed since we last spoke, and things haven’t been quiet on the Shaman front since then. The class has seen a flurry of updates so far in the Legion alpha, and things seem to be getting, at the very least, interesting. For me, the best part is that it feels like Blizzard is starting...

Totem Talk: Introducing the Shaman class hall, the Heart of Azeroth I am a very visual player. What I mean by that is that aesthetics matter a great deal to me. Possibly almost as much as story and lore. I like then things make sense thematically, whether talking about transmogrification, tier sets or Artifact weapons, I like when it all fits together. When something seems off,...

Totem Talk: Elemental’s Artifact upgrades with Fist of Ra’Den The Legion alpha is starting to pick up steam as it moves along, with more information is trickling out as testing progresses. We’re learning much more about the development of the game through such early access, but we’re also getting a head start on important information. With the alpha offering an advanced preview of key systems...

Totem Talk: Shaman Elemental and Restoration Artifact weapons In the upcoming Legion expansion, one of the new features is the Artifact, a weapon steeped in lore that gains power not only as you level, but also as you spend time questing and completing goals even after you reach the max level. Artifacts replace all weapon drops for the Legion expansion, with each specialization receiving their own Artifact. Not just...