Just had a few questions I would like some higher rated advice regarding certain play style choices. Most of these are just very specific and I was just wondering how high rated shamans are dealing with these.
Ok firstly, Cloudburst. Do you rotate healing stream and cloud burst on CD? Vs a ret/hunt team or similar once you exit CC you know you have around 10 seconds before it all begins again. In this situation its likely one of your team mates is on 40% maybe lower is it better to "charge up" a cloud burst totem with your 10 seconds of freedom or since they're low and you could get kicked is it better to drop a HS?
Generally I completely forget to use CB since I've just started playing again and its new to me however I could see the advantage of dropping it a few seconds before I get cc'd and trying to push out as much healing as possible so it pops for a good amount. Whats your opinion on this? do you generally just automatically drop HS out of CC or do you try and gauge how long you have till the next CC and if you can charge up a CB.
Secondly, Compositions. I've had some success playing with a ret but I haven't played much at all this season. I see a few WLS but fail to see how this comp really benefits the shaman. The main shaman killer comps to me seem like TSG, kitty, and jim jims comp (forgot the name DK/WW) How does a comp like WLS help counter these? most TSGs I meet I rarely last longer then 5 minutes. It seems I can fake every kick and they can fuck up there stun DR's and I still die to the dk's breath of death in a DR'd stun lol. When fighting comps like this do you play as offensive as possible and try and use there over aggressiveness against them or do you play as defensive as possible and ask your team mates to spam peels 24/7? (which is fairly impossible against DK's).
Lastly, Gearing. Majority seem to be going versa however, some seem to stack mastery. Generally is versa seen as the best because it reducing damage as well as increases healing. Even with stacking versa I'm still fairly low (7% i think?) this equates to 3.5% damage reduction which tbh sounds fairly shitty. Why has everyone moved away from crit this season? is it due to us only being able to gain a few % and still leaves us fairly low? Whats your opinion on gearing? or do you subscribe to the "doesnt matter" way of thinking.
Anyway I wanted this to be a discussion so if you have any other questions regarding rsham 3s feel free to ask away and I'm sure someone more qualified then me will answer.
Edited by Pika, 08 June 2015 - 11:51 AM.