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Elemental Shaman Class Changes on the Shadowlands Beta: August 27th

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Elemental Shamans are getting the Maelstrom resource back in this week's build and Blizzard reverted the changes that replaced Maelstrom with Fulmination Fulmination.

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In this week’s PTR and Beta builds, several changes have been made to bring the Maelstrom resource back for Elemental Shaman. Many months ago, we had opted to try not having a special resource on the Shaman class, and went forward with the plan to remove Maelstrom and rebuild Fulmination Fulmination as the ability it was prior to the Legion expansion. Ever since the first Alpha builds, we have been watching reactions and listening to how people feel about using the Fulmination Fulmination buff. Many changes were made to make more and more spells and abilities interact with Fulmination Fulmination, any sort of randomness was removed, and we’ve wound up back in a place that feels almost exactly like Maelstrom, only instead of an easy-to-read resource bar on your unit frame, it’s hidden as a stacking buff in your buff bars.

After some discussion in the past weeks, we have decided to just revert the changes that replaced Maelstrom with Fulmination Fulmination.

There are still a few remaining places where Fulmination Fulmination may be mentioned, but those will either be changed to interact with Maelstrom, or be redesigned entirely in an upcoming build.

Thank you all for your testing and feedback!

Here's an update on Icefury buffed Frost Shocks that should generate 8 Maelstrom even though the tooltip has not been updated yet.

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Icefury Icefury buffed Frost Shock Frost Shocks should be generating 8 Maelstrom. The tooltip wasn’t updated to include this information when all of the Maelstrom generation text was re-added - that should be fixed in an upcoming build.

All Shadowlands Class Changes

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Death Knight 9.0.1 Class Changes

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Demon Hunter 9.0.1 Class Changes

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Shaman 9.0.1 Class Changes

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Druid 9.0.1 Class Changes

Paladin 9.0.1 Class Changes

Warlock 9.0.1 Class Changes

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Hunter 9.0.1 Class Changes

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Warrior 9.0.1 Class Changes

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Step by the right direction. Doesnt mather if you call it Maelstrom or Fulmination.... its same game play for some time already...build and spend. 

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