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Shamans, Elements, Nature Magic and Druids versus Shamans
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Shamans in rl deal with nature and animal concepts as a means of healing.
Do they have any nature magic or just abilities based on the four elements
Do they have an animal spirit guide or anything like that.
Other thing what makes a Druid different from a shaman?
In real history a Druid was an arcane priest of a secretive religion who guarded knowledge like it was diamonds, studied dead bodies, did some weird things with parts of dead animals in order to attempt to see into the future, worshipped nature and elements.
Shamans were usually kind of similiar except most shamanic cultures made a big thing of birth and of dead, associated themselves with animal spirits were basically animists (people who believe all nature pocesses souls,
So I'm confused how this kind of stuff relates in WoW.
Basically I know almost nothing about either class in WoW and the knowledge of the terms doesn't really seem to relate to how WoW's Shamans and Druids are set up
Can someone clear up this for me. What is the differences between Druid and Shaman and what should I know about their background in the game to be able to better understand incase I become a Wow Shaman or Druid and want to try out roleplay
Thankies in advance
In Fantasy stories, real-world myths (or previous Fantasy universes) are usually only taken as inspiration, certain motifs that are morphed into what the author intends - sometimes the name is kept despite substantial differences to help the reader/viewer get an instant general grasp of the topic, sometimes altogether different names are chosen.
WoW's shamans and druids are indeed quite different from their real-world namesakes. For a start, I recommend the Wowpedia articles
, especially their respective "History" sections.
In a nutshell:
Shamans call to the "lifeless" elements of nature - which are in fact quite conscious in this universe - as well as the spirits of the ancestors, and act as ambassadors between these and life / the mortal races.
Druids, on the other hand, stand for and have a grand connection to the "life" in nature, the plants and animals, promoting and protecting its growth.
There are of course many overlaps between the two classes - as I mentioned, the elements are technically "life" as well in Warcraft, as shown by the
that a shaman can summon, while druids can
to some extent, too.
And that's just considering ingame mechanics, there's much more in the lore regarding their powers and motivations.
Druids and Shamans both have fun aspects in game
I am by no means an expert on either but my main knowledge of it this is what I see as the basics of them
Shapeshifters (which I personally love!) can become a panther, bear, water creature
Can be healers as their main spec
Linked to nature and animals
in shapeshifted form immune to polymorphing
Home is moonglade even if they are horde they are still druids first.
at level 15 they can be ghost wolves (which are so cool looking and move a bit faster then the tedious walking along low levels are usually stuck with)
Can be healers as their main spec
Elemental and can have a sort of elemental pet with them (earth, wind, water, you get it)
Linked to the elements
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