I was just reading fast true the guide here, and from reading it I understand its going to give a fast overview off the class, as its not really going deep into the reasons behind. my first impression is sadly this is not a MoP guide yet.
I'm not sure if this guide is suppose to reflect shamans in MoP or shamans before MoP goes live with new talents at lvl 85, pre event etc. (its a little bit of both in the guide here. with talents and abilities you dont have before 90, but gear and stats for 85 etc)
The haste softcaps listed is for lvl 85 as far as i can see. I recommend to look up at Binkenstein's, Healer Haste Breakpoint Cards.
: for softcaps for lvl 90
The BiS list is outdated (cata list) i would believe this gets updated before MoP hits?
-same goes for proffesions, enchants, etc.
Telluric Currents is not as effective as a manaregn as it was in cata. In cata this scaled of the damage your LB did, making it return quite the bit of mana on fights like Deathwing Madness, when cataclysm is being channeled. (could easy return 16k from a cast if you crit). This was never an intended design, and GC even posted and saying its suppose to make Shamans dps without geting punished, not being a way of returning mana.
in MoP the glyp will return a wooping 2% of our maximum mana (2% *300k = 6000mana) With the LB cost at 4260 mana this gives back 1740 mana per cast. Assuming a haste rating of 3500 if we chain cast LB we will end up with about 4k mp5, And this is an unrealistic number, and not attainable in any way during a fight......
Makes the glyph itself close to useless as a pure manaregen, and probably only a good choice if there's allot of downtime, or if you have to dps to overcome a fight, which is also the intended design. This alone makes other glyphs better choices in most cases.
Elemental Blast is an unappealing choice for a restro, even casting it on a CD is a net loss on both healing and efficiency, the random buff and its long casting time make sure of that, should not be a choice for any restro shaman.
For the tier 6 talent, Unleashed fury, its worth taking note that it is applied on the target whereas unleash life is applied on the shaman and that if used together and not separately the buffs are multiplicative.
macros for the new empovered elements, (found on MMO-champion)
Primal Elementalist: Earth Element Macro:
/cast Earth Elemental Totem
-Click it twice (watch out for lag) to summon your Earth Ele and have him channel his buff on you. Not worth worrying and micromanaging attacking vs. channeling the buff because of his low damage output (~4kish dps).
Primal Elementalist: Fire Elemental Macro
/cast Fire Elemental Totem
-Click it twice (watch out for lag) to summon your Fire Ele and have him channel his buff on you. It would be more beneficial to switch between having the Fire Ele attacking (currently doing 20k+ dps) and channeling.
Edited by haugennr1, 28 August 2012 - 05:56 PM.