The day you want to roll a Shaman is the day you’ll start gaining hundreds of friends on World of Warcraft. Well, I guess that depends on how much you like questing with others.
Probably my favorite part about using this is class is the various ways to build the character. Since there are so many options, you won’t ever go wrong.
However, I’m going to show you a way to utilize them all.
Starting with Elemental
If you start the build process with the Elemental tree, you’ll end up enjoying the ride. The golden rule is to place 51 points in any one talent tree and leave yourself with 20 others to play with in the others. The same goes for the Elemental tree, and your goal here is to reduce mana as well as increase damage. Plus you’ll increase the use of your totems as well. Just skip over the short list below.
Elemental Warding (0/3)
Eye of the Storm (0/3)
Elemental Reach (0/2)
Storm, Earth, and Fire (0/3)
In the example I’m showing you here, you will only need to place 13 points in the Enhancement talents. However, if you decide that this is the area you want to focus on, then make sure you have enough puts to utilize the Feral Spirit ability. Having two under your command will definitely help in tight situations. Just keep in mind they will only last for 45 seconds. Going back to the Elemental focus, use your points wisely in the abilities below.
Enhancing Totems (3/3)
Earth’s Grasp (2/2)
Guardian Totems (2/2)
improved Ghost Wolf (2/2)
Improved Shields (3/3)
Shamanistic Focus (1/1)
The Restoration Talent
Unfortunately at this point you are only left with 7 talents. The best places to put these are the Totemic Focus and Improved Reincarnation. The TF reduces your overall mana on totems by 25% once you fill this ability to the rim. The IR on the otherhand will reduce your Reincarnation cooldown time by a massive amount (20 minutes). Plus, you can regenerate health and mana at a 20% rate.
Totemic Focus (5/5)
Improved Reincarnation (2/2)
Good Shaman Tips to Live By
Even though the totems are a big part of Shaman play, I wouldn’t consider it the only reason to play this class. The ridiculous amount of versatility leaves you feeling like you can play with any other class. My favorite ability to use on opponents has to be the Earth Shock. Anytime a spellcaster comes your way, you can use the Earth Shock to keep them from casting spells. Then just break out the whoopin’ stick with your instant casts. Oh, and if you’re looking for professions, I recommend Enchanting.
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