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...

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: 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.

There's an echo in here.
Hearthstone’s Spirit Claws and Small-Time Buccaneer nerfed with upcoming changes Hearthstone Community Manager Zeriyah took to the forums to announce some of the upcoming balance changes coming to the game. It isn’t a secret that Shaman decks are one of the more popular decks on the ladder. First up on the chopping block is Spirit Claws, as its cost has been raised by an additional...

Hearthstone’s State of the Meta Anyone else finding the Hearthstone meta pretty stale? I know I am. I’ve taken a bit of a small break from the game. I see nothing but Reno decks, Shaman decks, and Pirate decks. On the other hand, I only represent a small sample size of one, at a specific rank that isn’t even legend. Are things...




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...

Playing Midrange Jade Shaman Shaman continues to be a top tier deck in both ladder and tournament play. Mean Streets of Gadgetzan gave it a few extra tools with the Jade Golems. We’re going to look at Midrange Shaman today. It isn’t as explosive as Aggro Shaman and playing this deck requires some extensive thought. Take a few extra seconds...



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...

The Queue: Now and forever

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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...

Yogg-Saron nerf headlines upcoming Hearthstone balance changes Hearthstone balance changes were released earlier today in the lead up to the World Championships at BlizzCon. This patch is expected to go live before the Last Call events which take place on October 8th, 9th, and 15th for the three regions. To summarize: Rockbiter Weapon’s mana cost changed from (1) to (2). Tuskarr Totemic now summons basic totems (like...

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...