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KajiAU

Resto Shaman looking for feedback (H BRF)

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Hi fellow shamans, 

 

I've started playing resto shaman at the beginning of the year after spending the past 9-10 years as a melee DPS and I have so far been loving the change of pace.

 

I raid lead for my guild and we've had some pretty good success in WOD in our total 5 hours a week raid time over 2 nights.

 

Logs for this week: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/reports/qxmhQK2aMVPNyCp7#fight=7

 

Profile: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/barthilas/K%C3%A0ji/advanced

 

Couple of things I am working on are: 

  • better utilisation of my healing trinket (in terms of number of usages per encounter) I typically like to line it up when I use an elemental for empowerment
  • Pretty keen on replacing Emblem of Caustic Healing, opinion on chew toy vs Goren soul repository ?
  • I have my earth shield in a better place at the moment in terms it now sits at 90%+ minimum 
  • non shaman specific, but the mental/focus side of Raid leading,  managing the groups cooldown rotations and ensuring I am covering all my bases. This has the most impact on progression bosses, but if anybody here has any specific ways of dealing with type of thing 

Keen for some feedback on performance and areas to look at, hoping Pandacho might be able to have a glance as well.

 

Thanks all.

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Hello, KajiAU and welcome to the forums.

 

I looked into your armory and logs and here're some things I noticed.

 

You are using a cheap enchant on your ring - shouldn't.

Emblem of Caustic Healing - don't you have some other trinket with hard Int, not Spirit? I didn't see you struggling with mana at all. For the resto shamans Primary stats are always much better than secondaries, so if you want to keep Spirit, I would advise for Chew Toy or Winged Hourglass.

 

Talents:

I see that you always use PE talent in tier 6. Any particular reason for it?

It increases your healing by 10% when the Elem is up, so, let's say for Gruul it was around 284K healing for this 1 min while your Fire Ele was up (you didn't use Earth ele). So you got 2% of overall healing from using this talent.

Let's take Beastlord fight. 16.84M of Healing Done in 8 min. You used Fire and Earth elem once (could use twice if started from pull). So you got around 211K of additional healing from every elem, so 420K from 16.84M is about 2.7%.

 

It is not very exact math, but still, are you aware to the numbers and chose PE above EB and UF because you just like it better? In this case - it's your own business, I will not interfere ^^

 

I see that you use HW a lot in every fight. Did you try to combine it with UF+UL, especially after the 6.1? For example in Beastlord fight you could use UL at least 32 times, so it's 32 increased by 95% HW from your 78 HW casts - almost half.

 

Elemental Blast - 66% uptime of +1000 Spirit AND +500 secondary stat buff - don't you want to try it ? :)

 

Now to the main problem that I noticed: for some reason you do not use Ascendance almost at all, while it's your strongest CD together with HTT. No use at all on Gruul, H&F, Beastlord, only 1 use on Ka'rgaz. Why is that?

 

And one more note: I see that you always use Channeling mana pot in the middle of the fight, even that you don't need additional mana. You don't have to do it, if you have enough mana :)

 

Hope, it helps :)

If you have further questions, I'm here.

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Cheers for the feedback,

 

100% right the with ascendance, normally I use it more than what you have seen, was having some major issues with my weak auras first half of the raid along with we had another 8 new raiders join our team, so my head wasn't in the game as it should of been. That being taken into account I can and should be using it more, I feel I err on the side of caution to regularly with it and try to save it.

 

My unleash life usage is terrible and has been bugging me for a while so it's a major area I need to work on.

 

Regarding EB, is there a specific macro you use to target boss quickly and fire it off? I guess one of my main reasons around it has been not wanting swap my focus from healing to targeting boss and firing it off every 12 seconds. Would definitely give it a go, advice how to best integrate it?

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Regarding EB, is there a specific macro you use to target boss quickly and fire it off? I guess one of my main reasons around it has been not wanting swap my focus from healing to targeting boss and firing it off every 12 seconds. Would definitely give it a go, advice how to best integrate it?

Hm, I have a boss as my target during all the fight. Any reason for you to target something else?

 

And, yes, you can use a macro for casting EB on your focus target (boss) if I remember it right.

Something like this (i'm just writing it right now, don't use a macro for EB by myself):

 

#showtooltip

/cast [@focus] Elemental Blast

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I was using a focus macro for it for awhile but I removed it because when the boss is out of range I was unable to cast it against and in range target since my focus target was still alive.

 

is there a macro to cast it on your primary target if focus is out of range?  I didn't want to bind another key.

 

That said I've found that I have no issues just pressing tab when the boss is out of range.

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