Everyone has been wrong in this thread except Rorechech. Jaime is spewing some bullshit as usual so lets ignore his third world disenfranchised opinions.
The reason why Lock/Shaman is so particularly strong is the durability of the Warlock with the positioning of the Shaman. Shamans are by far the most passive of all the healers and will sit the entire game in the most conservative position possible. Warlocks happen to have portal, which they will be conveniently placed in the same defensive position as the Shaman. Moreover, Shamans and Warlocks share lots of smaller defensive CDs (NS, Ascend, Spirit Link, Healthstone, Gateway, Warlock Heals) paired with passive damage reduction from Glyph of Healing Stream Totem, Warlock Soul Link and Healthpool increases from Purification and passive Warlock healthpools (Fel Armor).
holinka tweeted about another few coming on twitter, apparently Jahmilli is getting one where he follows you around in the starting zone if you make a shaman and complains at you until you are level 10
this feature not needed for hunters, because i am already doing that on live
I just want the entire mistweaver spec to be removed from arena. It' s literally a spec that BEGS mongs to play it. Literally beastcleave/TSG/LSM all completely retarded comps that just default win vs shaman teams coz it is impossible to out-dampen a MW team with a rsham coz they go oom and die, while MW is spamming 100k heals at 19 mins dampening.
Take for instance LSM. LSD is extremely easy to beat as WWLS but add a MW and it suddenly gets a whole lot more braindead. Fear, tremor, fear, will, fear, nimble, fear, trinket, fear tremor, fear, prep tremor, fear, will....... etc etc.
so what does that leave us with? a 3 second paralyze and a coil with which to 100-0 a warlock. Completely doable because I must admit that WWLS burst is beyond retarded. But then he has blood horror, trinket+port, monk trinket+bubble, ele thundershock, ele spam heals, and other random bullshit that i may have overlooked
Kill the monk you say? Well sure, I personally find MW monks to be relatively easy to kill if they don't know how to deal with it. But any top rated MW monk knows he has to trinket/bubble a legsweep. And if he uses a CD on every legsweep he can just rotate them forever and NEVER die.
So what do you do vs an invincible comp as lock/shaman/X? Well, you out-dampen it, but unfortunately it is not possible to outdampen something with unlimited healing potential that can NEVER run out of mana....
So I am at a loss. MW monks are just completely mongoloid mode
Hey about to hit 60 soon, and going to boost to 90 on Sunday.
Wife is out of town on Sunday and LF a good hunter who wouldn't mind sitting down with me for like half an hour on voice chat to answer some questions about the class and the game. Trying to get back into WoW since pretty much the first season of WOTLK.
I played every game with Arena since WoW introduced it and always came in the top 1% of players.
I've given up trying to play any other game for PvP since the populations die out, and I said if Wildstar died that it'd be the last time I played any other MMO besides WoW. So here I am.
If any high rated player here ever got help from one of my old guides or videos, and doesn't mind sparing half an hour to an hour on Sunday to answer some Q's, please shoot me a message.