In todays video, we have anger, suspense, love and big crits!
This whole combo, is built around two broken things about the PvP talent Ride the Lightning
for Enhancement Shamans.
The first thing about it, is that it's a raid boss ability being cast, not the actual chain lightning that shamans usually have. The reason I say this is because every single jump in the chain, increases the damage by 50%. Which is typical for the chain lightning that most raid instance NPCs to use.
The second broken thing about it, is that it will be boosted by EVERY single Chain lightning modifier, which includes Maelstrom Weapon
as well as 50% from the Chains of Devastation
Legendary. The usual Chain Lightning won't be able to consume both Maelstrom and Stormkeeper at the same time!
This gives the Chain Lightning a total damage boost of...
- 125% from the chain
- 110% from Maelstrom
- 300% from Stormkeeper
- 50% from Legendary
...2735%, if I am not mistaken! This is not even including all the main stat increases we are able to obtain.
The hard part of the combo, is to make the main target be hit by the third jump of the lightning. To make this possible, we took advantage of Gently Squeezed Toad
We summoned one, as we were running towards our target, and a second one as we reached them! Just in time for the cooldown to be ready.
In order to sneak up on the enemy, without them noticing us, we took advantage of the Precious Bloodthorn Loop
, one of the most fun items in WoW!
We did stumble upon a few issues, such as the chain sometimes hitting the enemy on the second jump, instead of the third. This was solved by standing on the toad to make sure they always jumped to each other first
The second issue was that Stormkeeper will be lowered to 230% in PvP. If we wanted the full benefit, we needed the Chain Lightning to be the first thing that happened to the enemy
Even with the Stormkeeper reduction, the damage was about 60k. Which was enough to one shot almost everyone!
So to make the combo more reliable, with a higher crit chance, I made sure to auto hit the enemy before the chain lightning. This gave me the First Strike
soulbind, for 25% additional Crit!
I hope you all enjoyed the video!