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Ele Vs. Enhance for pvp
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I've been rolling as enhancement for pvp for the past few days. im kinda hit and miss and realy cant beat anything one on one when i find myself getting jumped by alliance in BG's, as a group i do fine. im pvp specced, but i dont realy have any pvp gear being a new 80, and the fact you need arena and honor points to get lvl 80 pvp gear doesnt make it any easier. but at the same time i see all these elemental shamans rockign the charts in bg's.
so my question is, which is the better specialization for pvp, elemental or enhancement?
Both are fine. Enh is a bit more doubtful against heavily armored targets, but eventually does fine with them too. Both are fun to do PvP with. You shouldn't have problems with Enh in one-on-one, as long as you keep moving. My advice: hotkey your abilities, and don't use your mouse for them. It helps. More mobility.
Well, what aspect of PvP are you interested in?
Enhance Shaman are the nuts for flag carrying.
Ele Shaman put up *BIG* numbers in AV/AB.
Both do fine in SoA/EotS.
World PvP- My personal preference is Enhance.
Obviously- No fun to be a healer if you're generally soloing.
Elemental is as good as dead if you don't get the jump on melee.
Enhance cuts through cloth like butter. Has the ability to kite plate.
Bursts through heals. Struggles mightily with kiting but if your cooldowns are available, you need not worry.
Arena- Every season pre LK- resto or gtfo ;(
In LK- dps crushes any heals, especially the AoE healing monster.
Reroll? Dps specs are second rate to that of mage/rogue and aren't even up to par with that of Retribution Paladins/Crit Chickens. And don't have near the mobility of them. However, if you're in it for the long run, i'd say go resto and hold out for arena dps to get fixed. We're awesome PvP healers.
Just my two cents, hope it helps.
Enhance is awesome for solo 1vs1, you just have to know how to kill the other class. ALWAYS PURGE! Spirit wolves can make you almost invinsible when 1vs1. Grounding Totem or Windfury Totem.
You have to make sure you have the right totems and spells ready. Those wolves are the best thing to ever happen to shamans and shamanistic rage should have almost an instant mana refill.
Always frost shock, rogues find it harder to sneak attack and warriors can't charges to easy. And like I said before, PURGE. Take the healing spells off, no renews or earth shields... and keep purging the new buffs.
Go to the training dummies and practise with dropping different totems and see what helps with dps.
Tbh enhance is looking more and more like the vanilla enhance shaman where you could pwn just about everything, ofc we still have probs with some classes.
I could break down tactics in 3 categ:
1 vs clothies
-spam purge, make sure to intrerupt, allways have grounding totem and earhbind/tremor depending on class and resist totem. Only clothie that has a chance to kill you is the arcane mage if he jumps you 1st and wtf 10k crit pwn you.
2 vs inviz
-this one is abit of a pain in the ass, you need to be fast with shamanistic +trinket+ wolves, if u get the timing right u can just kite them, get some decent heals and go head on.
3 vs plate
-vs dk, disease totem = I win button, kite e'm abit and allways make sure to use fire totems and maelstrom for lightning
-vs prot war, this is the class that's the biggest pain in the ass, i ussualy just try to stay away, hex, earhthdind, frost shock and repeat, DO NOT try to melee them u'll just end up giving e'm rape and getting stunlocked/silenced to death
-vs palas spam purge, from what i've seen i don't need to kite e'm just get your dogs up and maelstrom heal.
Forgot about huntards but this one is the easiest just get close to him and auto atack =))
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