Posted 05 March 2010 - 10:54 PM
Wow I get back after 12 hours and already 6 pages.
To clarify my experience. My enhance shaman is Monictor on Destromath, Rampage. In 2s I play enhance/mage and enhance/dpriest with my 3s partners in enhance/mage/priest. Played up to 2300 in 2s and 3s but dropped. 2200 in 5s.
When I said "solo" in my original post, I was refering to enhance/dpriest. But even with a mage, many teams are totally unkillable.
In 2s, enhance/mage, even if we survive long enough to make a horribly bad resto druid/war team go oom while CCing the horrible warrior, we still can't kill the resto druid because enhance damage is so pathetic and los screws the mage. In enhance/dpriest 2s, any resto druid or shaman team with half a brain can't be beaten, because there is no way to put any kind of pressure on them, no matter what kind of insane peels I can get for my priest or how long we can draw out his mana pool, and priests are the most offensive healers.
In both 2s and 3s we got up to 2300 but subsequently dropped in both brackets. Part of our success was due to that no one runs our comp (because apparently enhance has only 2 viable ones because they have to leech off of OP 50% MS and bigger damage), so they do not know how to fight us. Once some teams we beat before figure us out, it's a lot easier for them. Then there are the teams that are purely impossible.
Now, I'm not saying that cleaves should be buffed. In fact, I think all cleaves should be nerfed by an MS reduction to 40% for warriors, hunters, and rogues. The secondary MS reduction that their partners might have can make up for some of it (when the primary MS falls off), but the charge in and purge spam a single target until he dies that all you enhance haters seem to hate won't be as prevalent. Believe me, my team knows. TSG constantly rapes our priest while there is nothing we can do about it(because enhance cant stun or sap or put up nearly as much pressure as a rogue) and Hunter teams our mage or priest.
There are also other changes that I think should be made before Cataclysm, but that's for another post.
BY THE WAY. There is no such thing as a support class in pvp besides healers. Each class has their own supports. Mages have poly, freeze, novas, CS to support. Rogues have blind, sap, and stuns, 70% slow to support. Ret has BoP, Freedom, sacrifice and cleanse to support, druids have cyclones, roots, and off-heals to support. Warlocks have spammable fears, and silence to support. Warriors have intervene, fear, shouts, disarm, charges to support. EVERYTHING has support capabilities. There is no such thing as a support class. But do you really think Elemental shamans would be considered a "support" spec? Hell no. They're the "blow you the hell up" spec.