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As an Elemental Shaman, our pets are surprisingly powerful cooldowns even though we aren’t considered a "pet class". Understanding vital times to use our pets' unique abilities will make a big difference in your damage output. Let's go over a few pointers and some macros to help make sense of it all.
Using the talent Primal Elementalist
gives your Storm Elemental
& Earth Elemental
a pet bar along with unique pet abilities. Mastering these abilities is beneficial to both your damage output and the utility you bring to your group. Eye of the Storm
is pretty self explanatory, but should only be used while your pet has its own buff Call Lightning
active for the spell's full channel duration (depending on haste value). Always make sure that the spell will be cast on a target that won’t be isolated from other mobs if in an AoE situation or if fighting against a boss consider saving it for potential cleave on the boss fight.
/cast Eye of the Storm
Trothak (Ring of Booty)Trash
On your way to the Ring of booty you will encounter more of the Blacktooth Knuckleduster
s, Bilge Rat Brinescale
and Blacktooth Scrapper
s, deal with their mechanics accordingly. But you will also see some new enemies, the Cutwater Harpooner
and Irontide Crusher
The ring of booty is a 3 phase event similar to ring of blood quest line from the Burning Crusade's Nagrand zone. Note that the RP between each phase of the event takes a decent chunk of time so it is advised to pull mobs between events to save time.Phase One:
Catch the Pig. A greased up pig called Lightning will be tossed into the ring. It will run around randomly until caught. Click on the Pig to take a stack of grease off of it. After all 5 stacks have been removed the pig is caught and the phase ends.Phase Two:
Ludwig: Ludwig Von Tortollan
is a simple tank and spank encounter. Players have to deal with Shell Bounce
, various turtle shells he throws out that bound around the ring. Just don't get hit by them as they deal quite a large amount of damage and throw you backwards. Keep in mind that Ludwig Von Tortollan
scales with Fortified
and not Tyrannical
.Phase Three: Trothak
: This is the real deal boss fight for this event. He isn't a joke for melee as he does quite a bit of damage to melee. Luckily we are not melee and we are actually one of the best classes for this fight thanks to our pure single target damage and extra movement we get thanks to extra Lava Surge
procs. Most likely you will want to Bloodlust
this fight depending on sated timer. Especially on Tyrannical
so if Bloodlust
isn't up consider going to Harlan Sweete
and come back for lust timer.
- First big thing to know about this fight as Elemental Shaman is that we can take advantage of the two Neutral Target Dummies just off to the side of the boss room. Keep Flame Shock up on these dummies for extra Lava Surge procs. You can maintain 3 very easily.
- The extra Lava Burst will also help with added movement you will have to do if Shark Toss has been put on you. If you have a shark chasing you run the shark through a patch of Throw Chum that’s on the ground. This will Stun the shark and allow you to get away safely. Most groups usually have the healer get chased by the sharks throughout the fight as there is normally one shark out most of the time and DPS can continue to deal damage.
- Trothak will cast Rearm and charge towards the shark that has been out the longest, picking it back up and knocking and dealing damage to players within the line of the charge. He will then throw another shark out in a short while. Don’t be in between a shark and the boss at all times.