At the moment Master of Elements is still bugged for me cause the buff diddnt show up and after the lavaburst. It also feels the the numbers over all are slightly undertuned.
That's cute. You're acting like Elemental is remotely playable right now.
I hate the lavaburst gameplay , prefering the overload lightening style , really hope they wont decide to go at lava shamy at 8.1 and *!@# up lightening
Elemental is terrible, I don't think anyone's going to dispute this.I played Elemental even back in 2006 when people liked to pretend it didn't exist and I played until right up until the end of MoP when I gave up. It was my main spec for so many years and I hate seeing Blizzard's inability to put elemental in a good place.
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I feel like the wrap up of almost every single one of these so far has been disappointment and "hopefully it gets better"
With Elemental Focus removed from the spec, its just a braindead fill bar, spend bar rotation, nothing to be aware of but Lava Burst procs.
Elemental looks great, the spell effects are some of the best around, but sadly I have to agree that the spec is in rough shape. I don't advise it for levelling BFA content either, right now. It's very squishy, repetitive and does not handle multiple mob pulls well at all (unless you have every cooldown available, and even then that's a maybe.) And the scaling shift at cap in Zandalar/Kul'Tiras content is absolutely brutal (if you must level as Elemental, and you're Horde, save yourself a lot of hassle and do Voldun first. There's a quest chain with a permanent stats nerf debuff and it's awful for Shaman.) Wish I had more positives to say, sorry. (I mained Elemental in the beta for testing purposes)
I can't deny I'm disappointed that Elemental is going to have to wait for a later patch to be reworked. For now, it feels odd compared up the Legion version of the spec. There's a lot I miss.
"With Ion Hazzikostas’ explanation that additional changes to Shaman DPS (and Shadow Priest) coming at a later stage"Didn't he only mention Enhancement Shaman and Shadow Priest as examples? Don't think he mentioned Elemental...
Numbers might be undertuned, but as for gameplay BfA shaman is already better than Legion shaman and it's because how bad actually shaman always was. I personally was playing shaman alt to have fun with zip zap chain lightnings and no other reason whatsoever. Now many people just sound like they expect shaman to be in same tier as rogue/mage, like suddenly out of nowhere...
its quite playable just not a GOD