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Enhance vs. Elemental
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Hello. This is *kinda* a stupid question (never played a shaman before :x ) but if I spec my shaman enhance, am I going to be fighting "hand-to-hand" more so than if I spec'd elemental? I've been playing a druid the last few months so it's a bit odd to be playing something different. Basically, I just want to know if this is correct.
I have heard that Enhance is better for leveling, as in it moves much quicker and has less downtime, but I prefer casting so much that I'm wondering if I should re'spec to Elemental. Also, I'm looking for a nice build for both trees.
Yes, enh = melee, elem = caster
An elem build before 75 (and lava burst) :
An enh build :
Basically until you get to 50 or above, you don't really have enough talent points to make a real Elemental spec, that's why it's best to stick to Enh. at the beginning.
The difference is actually in the effective range of fighting, as Elemental prefers 30+ yards, while with Enhancement you should stay within melee range. Enh will still deal considerable amount of spell damage, taking into account Lightning Shield, instant LB and Lava Lash, plus Shocks.
This difference is better phrased as "moving killing machine" vs. "stand and nuke"
It is true that only after lvl 60 u can make a rreal elemental build.But now it depends on what the player wants PvP or PvE because i can tell u, if u whant PvP elemental is the best put some haste gear and crit and u are ready.Elemental spec is not soo good in raids because u ran out of mana fast even with alot of buffs.Enhancement shammys are very good in raids and we can say a little bit in PVP too but not good enough.I mean take 2 shamans: 1 elem and 1 enhc....who will win?....the elemental shaman.....the problem of the enhc shaman is the mobility.In pve u don't need that thats why he is good for raids and stuff.In PvP he cant realy touch casters if they know how to handle one::)
Good luck to u all shammys out there!
im an ele shaman and i have never ran out of mana EVER!
with 5/5 unrelenting storm i have 400+mp5
i outlast every other class in mana
as Enh i run out of mana eventually
IMO ele is the never ending own fest that is nice in a dungeon
since i got lucky and won epic weapons im going Enh for a while lol
As an Elemental shaman, I like the fact we bring the only buff that isn't copied by another class. My spot in raids is assured. I hardly ever go OOM myself, even on back to back to back pulls. I did the enhance thing from 1-70, then did Resto for a while, then Elemental... yeah, enhance was fun but I like being William Shatner too much to go back =)
I agree with the last couple posts. As an Elemental shaman, i almost never run out of mana. Though the Kel'thuzad fight sucks with the Detonate Mana. Just space out you stuff and cast Thunderstorm. Easy 8% mana plus your mana regen from Unrelenting Storm. You really shouldn't have a problem.
Though I can also say I never really had the OOM prob as Enhancement either. Just hit Shamanistic Rage and your good to go.
On a side note. Are we getting a respec with 3.0.8? With the new talent and all, I would assume that we are.
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