This depends on how you play really I personally put this before LL due to its much smaller damage.but bottom line it that it makes you entirely more efficient,by allowing FN to be cast freely at any given time in the fight.I don't know about yours but mine crits for around 6.5-7k compared to LL which is around 3k.
A lot of this is a big IF so don't flame me too hard.So I'm thinking with a nice Haste/Crit One hand weapon, something along the lines of Havoc's Call, Blade of Lordaeron Kings (yeah right), weapon enchant, gem, flame tongue and IF the unleash weapon thing can be done on both hands, similar to WF proc, and IF Glyph of Flametongue Weapon stacks... then something like this might be alright?http://cata.wowhead.com/talent#hEh0qMzIedf0AZVIcR0uhAnyway that's my bored input while waiting for this patch to get fixed so I can go kill pixels
why have i seen 4 or 5 resto specs without riptide? It buffs your next chain heal by 15%. Unless I missed something, but I love my only instant heal besides the one I get every 2 minutes. I like the idea of getting back mana with lightning bolt but not as much as I like saving mana and improving heals with focused insight. I like that I can get insta ghost wolf now too along with increased run speed. Here is my talent build that i came up withhttp://cata.wowhead.com/talent#hZVhfk0hZxbeuIxoVzRfuAzHere is a talent build with 2 pts taken out of improved reincarnate to include telluric currentshttp://cata.wowhead.com/talent#hZVhfk0hZx0euIxoVzRfuAd30% of LB bolt crit could be quite a bit even for a resto specced shaman given you have a free 2 seconds to get one in between healing. I can't remember off the top of my head how much mine does since I usually am in my ele offspec when I use it but a 4k LB would give 600 mana. If it was good enough I would consider taking 1 point out of ancestral swiftness. I have never taken improved reincarnate either since my opinion is you shouldn't need it any more than it's intended even though the extra health and mana wouldn't hurt. Mana potion and mana tide totem are enough to get me back in action.
Well enh certainly won't be my tree. The fact that it requires dumping points into useless talents just to finish it out makes it a non starter for me.Don't think i'll bother getting my shaman to 80 then.Thanks blizz
http://cata.wowhead.com/talent#hZfIh0sMhMGoEvery talent taken is a dps increase, and I've spent all 31 points needed to finish the tree. Show me where these so called "useless talents" lie. Please ?Edit: Realised Shamanistic Rage technically is not a strict dps increase (It's a mana-efficiency talent) so I put the point in maxing Improved Shields instead.