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In the Enhancement section you recommend getting https://classic.wowhead.com/item=2491/large-axe, however, Enhancement Shamans do not get 2h axes until Level 20 using a talent - thus, is it even worth mentioning that Weapon? 

https://classic.wowhead.com/item=2025/bearded-axe or https://classic.wowhead.com/item=926/battle-axe would be a much better choice for a level 20 if they had to pick up a white vendor item - and if they couldnt afford either of these, sticking with a 1h weapon until any 2h weapon drops would be a better option

 

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3.4. Enhancement Shaman Leveling Weapons

Your weapon, as an Enhancement Shaman, is by far the most impactful piece of your gear while leveling, and as such, looking for weapon upgrades is the main thing to be concerned by.

Keep in mind that, in WoW Classic, each race has different weapon skills learned when they are created, and you will have to learn the rest (that your class is eligible to learn) from the following Weapon Masters around the world:


should be re-written to include the information regarding the 2h weapon talent on Shamans instead of purchasing the skill like other classes

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3 hours ago, firadesunna said:

In the Enhancement section you recommend getting https://classic.wowhead.com/item=2491/large-axe, however, Enhancement Shamans do not get 2h axes until Level 20 using a talent - thus, is it even worth mentioning that Weapon? 

https://classic.wowhead.com/item=2025/bearded-axe or https://classic.wowhead.com/item=926/battle-axe would be a much better choice for a level 20 if they had to pick up a white vendor item - and if they couldnt afford either of these, sticking with a 1h weapon until any 2h weapon drops would be a better option

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should be re-written to include the information regarding the 2h weapon talent on Shamans instead of purchasing the skill like other classes

Great points man, did this one fresh out of the Warrior guide and its been so long since original vanilla that I overlooked this, even though I did write about it in the talent section :) will fix it ASAP, cheers!

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Guest Sty

Its nice to know, but classic shamans wont need any alliance level guide or weapon teachers in alliance cities as mentionend in the Guide.

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Guest BullzOfSteel

In the guide for enhancement shaman leveling, you show to put 5 points in shield spec.  But you never explain when you should use a shield while leveling..  When would you want to use a shield over a 2-hander?

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When tanking in dungeons (enha is a really strong tank early on!) and when you pull more mobs than you expected and thus need to play more defensively to survive. 2h kills faster but not fast enough to compensate for the lack of a shield when facing multiple enemies, you are usually better off swapping to a shield. I will be editing the guide today to explain this talent and the rest as you adjust the slider, thanks for the comment! 🙂 

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Guest Jizzleslizzurp

I would argue that imp ghost wolf is above and beyond worth picking up while leveling. Movement speed is extremely valuable, and it's a serious bump in cast speed. 1% dodge and literally a few measely points of Lightning Shield damage - literally like...2 damage?? - pales in comparison to hauling quality *filtered* to the next destination. JFC who is writing these things...

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1 hour ago, Guest Jizzleslizzurp said:

I would argue that imp ghost wolf is above and beyond worth picking up while leveling. Movement speed is extremely valuable, and it's a serious bump in cast speed. 1% dodge and literally a few measely points of Lightning Shield damage - literally like...2 damage?? - pales in comparison to hauling quality *filtered* to the next destination. JFC who is writing these things...

You can still cast ghost wolf perfectly well while leveling, it just has a slightly longer cast time. Because it costs Mana you will interrupt your Mana regeneration to cast it, and need to go out of it in order to recast Lightning Shield and such, so the idea is to walk from mob to mob at your current quest's location and use ghost wolf to move between quest locations until you get your mount, at which point you just mount and forego ghost wolf altogether.

Imp Lightning Shield might not be a crazy damage increase, but neither is 1% crit while leveling, every little bit of throughput helps killing just a bit faster and lessening the chances for deaths, same with 1% dodge. If you want to be constantly weaving in and out of Ghost Wolf and are ready to accept the Mana / regen cost for doing so, feel free to swap points to it, our suggested talents are just that: suggestions! There's plenty of builds to go around in Classic 🙂

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