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HERE IS THE ORIGINAL THREAD FFS...
As the title indicates, I'm literally just looking for a couple of tips/suggestions on how to improve my game in Arena as a rSham from my peers here.
I realize as I've been gone for almost eight (+/-) years now, that a lot has changed (LOL)... My experience in Arena was hitting Glad. in S3 of TBC on my cousins Warr. (I know, I know, I'm a dinosaur, but that era of PvP was some of the most fun I've ever had on this game), and ironically enough my teammate in 2's at the time was also a Resto. Sham. too bad I can't apply that experience to this current season.
That said, I've only just hit 110, my gear is shiiite (i808, not that it matters in instanced), my Artifact is @796, I'm sitting @ level 26 on my Honor Talents, I solo-Q in skrims. (I know, sucks), so I play with randoms that (and I don't want to sound elitist, but just being honest here) haven't even earned a "Challenger" rating/title, and they don't communicate, nor listen or use teamwork in any way shape or form, and I've only played this Resto. for about a week now, ergo, I've got a TON to learn, get used to, and improve upon. However, there has got to be a few tips & tricks, some of you Glad's rolling a Resto. (either current or former), can toss my way to give me a boost on some rather simple, but effective strats. for opening in Arena.
My biggest issue thus far, is pretty basic in nature: (3's) gates open, I'm focused RIGHT off the bat, I watch my positioning, I anticipate the melt/focus, blow my Def. CD's in readiness to counter their pressure/focus trained, and STILL I get chewed the f*&! up before I can get nearly anything off. Also, I don't know what has happened to DR's, etc. but I can pop my trink. at the absolute "best time," given the situation, and at one point I was literally global'd & locked out for an excess of 10-15 sec. straight... Rogue opened with Sap--> KS-->CS, Priest--> Fear, Mage--> Poly'd does this simply come down to comp. builds & my teammates peels, er...?
Once again, it's basic in nature, but there has to be some tools in the bag I can use here.
Thanks in advance for the input & suggestions guys, much appreciated.