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#4182460 Make enemy druid shroom red like RoF/bomb

Posted Fedx on Yesterday, 06:52 PM

I guess blizzard could make the green circle red instead of green so you know which one heals you and which one doesn't. What do you guys think? This maybe has been said before idk im new here :)


#4168399 becoming a good rogue ? reply please

Posted glonglon on 13 July 2014 - 04:44 AM

View Postkidace, on 12 July 2014 - 10:56 PM, said:

Becoming a good rogue ? reply please

Step 1 : Enable GladiatorlosSa, your game awareness will automatically reach the "jedi" level.

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Step 2 : Become a focus drug addict (gungho, athene xtreme...), this will allow you to perform those "khuna style" pre-kicks.

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Step 3 : Buy gunnar glasses, this will allow you to tryhard 200 arena games in a row without eyestrain.
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Step 3a : If gunnar glasses are too expansive for you, remember that you can easily build custom ones with piss bottles.

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Hope this helps,
Regards.


#4164670 Ret on Beta

Posted Crono_Smash on 08 July 2014 - 02:26 PM

View PostAnimefreak3K, on 08 July 2014 - 01:30 PM, said:

No, it's gone for us.
Damagepush is only possible through AV, Glyhe "Word of Glory" and 4pc PvP-Set bonus. Goes up from 100% to >140% if everything is up.

Add Crøno ;D

I'll miss Guardian...

And if you look at the numbers I gave you, you'll see that our melee damage (auto attack, CS) is higher and our ranged damage (Exo, judge) is lower.

Our damage SHOULD be about the same, but most of us on beta agree it's REALLY LOW. We just can't kill someone and if we're not with EmpSeals, we get killed eventualy. I think our baseline survivabiltiy should go like 5% up, with EmpSeals Insight 5% down and overall damage about 10% up at least.

Interesting fact, Blizz is nerfing Ret ranged to buff melee...

Anyway, they keep saying Ret is only getting number tweeks and if done right, we'll be OK - except for RBGs of course.


#4164445 Ret on Beta

Posted Crono_Smash on 08 July 2014 - 02:13 AM

Thanks Animefreak =D

Pasting what I got so far:

------Life----Dif%-----Crit----Mast----ExoCD
MoP---564k----100%-----31,43---35,49---12,2s
--------------43%---------------------------
WoD---248k----43,79%---14,43---33,10---14,3s



------Life----Dif%----ExoD---Judg-----Auto-----CS----Hand----FoL---WoG----TV
MoP---564k----100%---19,0k---21,0k---10,0k---10,0k---4,5k----46k---48k---24k
---------------43%----8,7k----9,0k----4,3k----4,3k---1,9k----20k---20k---10k
WoD---248k-----43%----6,3k----7,5k----6,0k----6,5k---2,1k----19k---20k---10k
---------------------(-38%)-(-20%)---(+30%)--(+44%)-(+10%)--(-5%)--(0%)--(0%)




MoP = Live 5.4, Full Conquest Gear, with Inq up and Might
WoD = Beta 6.0, Full Conquest Gear, with Might
The middle line, is how much it suposed to be if only the squish were applied. (MoP/100*43)

Life = Health Pool
Dif% = The % difference between both servers (so the squish is should make all numbers be 43% of the original)
Crit, Mast = Obvious, strait from character panel
Exo CD = Obvious too, just so we know how much slower ou rotation will be (15%)
ExoD = Damage of Exo
Judge, Auto Attack, CS, Hand of Light, FoL, WoG, TV = the respective damage of each

Still, with EmpSeals we're near indestructible on duels because of insight healing + justice kite.

Overall, our damage is WEAK and healing STRONG. Must be fixed soon, and seriously.


Other info:

- Can cast 4 to 5 FoL on sequence.

-Sacred Shield or Eternal Flame can multistrike, please describe the mechanism.
SS cannot Multistrike, EF can.

-Youtube lots of duels
Made a video, gonna take some time to upload/etc. So as soon as possible.

-In comparison to ret paladins current capability of healing, do we heal more or less?
Without EmpSeals, just a little more than on live but with Insight EmpS, we’re indestructible.

-Do you think it is possible to outheal some dps as long as they don't have CD's up?
Yeah, with EmpSeals.

-Do eternal flame or sacred shield look any good?
Not enough. SS is absorving 10k of 250k healthpool and EF ticking for 1k.

-If you freedom yourself two times in a row while sitting any CC, will the duration be reduced by both freedoms or just by the first?
It’s really, not a stackable but all CCs with it active are reduced.


#4164205 Ret on Beta

Posted Animefreak3K on 07 July 2014 - 07:26 PM

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if you freedom yourself two times in a row while sitting any CC, will the duration be reduced by both freedoms or just by the first?

It's not possible, you gain a buff that doesn't stack. Even if this would work, you would be silly, du use it this way ;) .

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is ret/hunt strong?

Yes it's still strong. Maybe stronger than on live, because Huntes get more slows and passive Healings aren't balance (as i mentioned before).

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Still, with EmpSeals, our Seal of Justice give us some insane survivability because of mobility and Seal of Insight heals for OK, not awesome but is really worth swaping.

And kinda op, because of the massive heal you gain - through the hole fight.

The buff from SoJ with emp. seals can be combinated with pursuit of justice. Very nice ;) .


#4164097 Ret on Beta

Posted Crono_Smash on 07 July 2014 - 04:57 PM

View PostForumz, on 07 July 2014 - 02:48 PM, said:

They also doubled healthpools compared to how it is now; gotta keep that in mind. Unless the 12% is accounting for that.

Not accounting for that. But the reason I'm making this way is to measure the threat of our damage. Like, live a CS deals 5% of total healthpool damage and beta deals 7% kind of math. You think I should make it different? How excatcly?


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and Crono i haven't been keeping up much on the updates but what potential is there in final verdict? empseals seem's quite good but i'd imagine final verdict would be interested vs some classes.

FV is great for damage as non physical and for burst. I'd say it's about 20% stronger TV - the feels like a finisher people have been asking for. But since it's just damage, it's hard to compare to the versatility we need for mobility and healing. Of course for just "get in and burst 'em all" gameplay is awesome, plus it's super simple. Most casuals will use it. And maybe the best option agains plate guys out there. But it's maybe too soon to know.


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It was not directed towards him as a player, it was more of what blizzard said they would do. What he is doing is obviously good and benefits more then 1 player.

Yeah man, we could make a whole site just to list everything Blizz is doing wrong for no reason (my fingers hurt since 2011 QQing for Ret RBG viability) but until we're rich enough to buy Blizz and do what we want, we should just focus on sticking together and helping eachother put up the best feedback and knowledege for Ret PVP out there ;D

I know it sucks, Blizz give keys for sites that gives them however they want... people sell it, there everything happening. Here is how I got the info to get it.

http://www.mmo-champ...tain-a-Beta-Key

If you (or anyone) want it bad enough, you should check it because there is more to come ;D

/love


#4164202 Ret on Beta

Posted Animefreak3K on 07 July 2014 - 07:21 PM

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So much for veteran players getting beta invites first

I think there was a bluepost about that - intended.

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In comparison to ret paladins current capability of healing, do we heal more or less?

Less than on live. With emp. Seals our overall heal goes up the air.
Passive healings aren't balanced.


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Do you think it is possible to outheal some dps as long as they don't have CD's up?

If you can kite, maybe. With emp. Seal, should be possible.

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Do eternal flame or sacred shield look any good?

Both are ok, but no match for selfless healer, still. Eternal flame can multistrike, but it's not worth


#4163872 Ret on Beta

Posted Crono_Smash on 07 July 2014 - 02:41 PM

Okz, tnx Evelin o/

View PostThazable, on 07 July 2014 - 02:08 PM, said:

Since damage is already being tested by you, I'm pretty interested in how much we actually heal, there was some stuff done to ret heals, which looked like they simply got buffed by a noticable percentage. I saw some beta streams and it looked like hybrid heal is pretty strong, so simple questions:

In comparison to ret paladins current capability of healing, do we heal more or less?
Do you think it is possible to outheal some dps as long as they don't have CD's up?
Do eternal flame or sacred shield look any good?

Also for a question which isn't about heal, if you freedom yourself two times in a row while sitting any CC, will the duration be reduced by both freedoms or just by the first?

Thanks in advance. :)

Great questions!

I'll do the math for lvl 100 when I come home from work. But I don't think we can outheal DPS so far... I've made a couple of Skirmishes and we're fine for off healing as always, but I think we could use some buff on WoG (on live also, on top of the 30% done).

Still, with EmpSeals, our Seal of Justice give us some insane survivability because of mobility and Seal of Insight heals for OK, not awesome but is really worth swaping.

The gameplay feels empty without the seals and a little overwhelming with them. Since I think we'll be using EmpsSeals, we'll just have a solid stance mindset: Damage, Heal, Move. The skillcap will increase.

Ah, and I didn't test EF and SS yet, but I got a feeling SH will be king anyway because of utility and our FoL is buffed by a Perk.

About Freedom, we'll se... going to be hard to see because of so short duration of it, but'll do my best ;D

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Here is how I'm making the math to compare live to beta:

On lvl 90 (I know this is not what's important to us, but I've made it because I'll do both 90 Pridefull and 100 conquest gear), if I remember right, the squish reduced our health pool to 12% of live total. And I'm always with Inq up for calculus.

So if:

On live we have 1000 life, our CS hits for 100 damage.
On beta we have 120 life, our CS should hit for 12 damage - if hits more/less I'll say it's stronger/weaker and how much.

I'll do this for all damage and healing spells. It's OK? It's the right way to do it?

And I'll just post here a comparison between lvl 90 and lvl 100 full conquest gear.


#4163770 Ret on Beta

Posted Crono_Smash on 07 July 2014 - 01:10 PM

So, I've got into Beta.

First thing I know is that a lot of people have lots of questions and really want to test (myself included) so I'm making this a open place for people to ask me to test anything.

So far, I feel the gameplay more fluid with less CC and too simple without Inquisition.

I miss Blinding Light for the last CC for the kill or for peels mostly.

30s Forbearance don't seem like a big deal, but on 2s it can be a life saver...

And HoW is up for much longer, increasing our ranged pressure.

Damage on numbers (just made the math for lvl90 so far) is about the same as with Inq up on MoP. We have more Mastery but less Haste. I really miss addons.

The biggest thing I think it's that with less CC and 90s Hand of Sac, we're a huge dispel powerhouse. Not to mention the Hand of Freedom Glyphs (one to reduce it's CD to 25s and the other to reduce CC duration by 25%).

Ret can really keep the team avaliable for healing and DPSing - I think this was suposed to be the design for MoP.

Still feels like damage and healing is weak on lvl 100, but I'll do the math and compare the % damage and healing we do on max lvl pvp gear.

So, anything you want me to test, calc, want to ask - please do so. I know it's still fairly early Beta but I'm avaliable for you guys ;D

/hugs


#4071326 Rhee's Resto Shaman Guide!

Posted hekumzx on 04 March 2014 - 08:13 PM

Seems like you put more effort into your guide than I did mine  +1

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#4071245 Rhee's Resto Shaman Guide!

Posted Rhee on 04 March 2014 - 06:17 PM

Rhee’s Resto Shaman Guide (5.47)

Hi there! I’m Rhee the shaman, and while I’m pretty new to the PvP scene of WoW, I believe I have found success in the shaman perspective of arena combat, allowing me to have ethos for a guide!

My first ever arena season was Malevolent season, where I played a hunter to around 2200 rating. Watching popular shaman streams like Flubbah, Kollektiv, and Cdew inspired me to play one!

My first season as a shaman was Tyrannical, where I found some success – achieving 2400+ rating as shatterplay – but I had to AFK mid-season, which resulted in an absence of any titles. First full season was Grievous, where I achieved 2600 rating and R1 playing numerous comps, and I was very privileged to play with many talented players to get to this level.

Enough talking, lets get to business!


-Talents-

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This is pretty much the “Cookie Cutter” talent build to be an effective shaman. With the exception of the level 30 and 45 talent choices.

I’ll provide a rule of thumb, where you SHOULD swap out the “Cookie Cutter” talent for the circled ones above, and explain why.

Use Earthgrab Totem VS Rogues, or Warriors, or Monks, or DKs (Who are NOT paired with a Mage)

Ex) Monk / Spriest / Shaman

  Ex) Rogue / Warlock / Shaman

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Why?
When used effectively, Earthgrab totem can save your life when the enemy players attempt to make a swap on you.
It disrupts the melee from making contact with you, buying you precious time to react appropriately. And it also disrupts the enemy team’s offensive cool down coordination. While the caster can still hurt you with his cool downs, the melee will have to suffer delay on his cool downs.

Tips:
Against rogue / warlock or shadow priest teams, you can drop this totem when the rogue attempts to make a swap to you with a vanish or a step + shadow dance combo. It pulses, so dropping it when you know that the rogue is running at you with vanish up will root him in stealth when he gets near you, hopefully wasting his dance or shadow blades uptime.
Against warrior or monks + caster teams, it’s a lot easier to make use of this totem as you can visually see the swaps. Simply drop it when the monk or warrior gets near you and ghost wolf away!

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I NEVER swap out Windwalk Totem verse any mage compositions because the freedom aura is simply too good for defensive and offensive reasons. Even against Rogue + Mage, I suggest you use Windwalk even though Earthgrab is extremely potent against Rogues.

Totemic Projection
This level 45 talent is really up to you. I personally never spec into it because my logic stands that double healing stream, grounding, tremor, freedom, and earthbind are just too good to give up.
However, when used effectively it can help your team out tremendously as you have absolute control of your totems.
If your team can use more CC, “throwing” Capacitor Totems can help your team out in that aspect.
Most shamans do not go this route, but Burbery, who is an extremely successful shaman always specs this, and is really known for this play style, so don’t be scared to try it out and adopt it.

-Glyphs-

These are set as my “Default” glyphs, and I’ll briefly go over the reasoning beyond them and when I switch glyphs out for specific comps.

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Glyph of Totemic Vigor: This glyph basically protects your totems from being easily destroyed, but keep in mind some melee like warriors can destroy it fairly easily. It complements Healing Stream Totem well since its your largest source of healing, and protects it from being one shot.

Glyph of Ghost Wolf: Basically allows you to kite well when enemies target you. Shamans get targeted a lot, and this glyph is a must have when it comes to kiting and surviving.

I will rarely switch these two out, as I believe they are needed for my own survival.

Situational Glyphs (That I swap Healing Stream Glyph for)
I will only swap out Healing Stream when there isn’t a mage, ele shaman, or death knight on the opposing team.

Glyph of Capacitor Totem: Great glyph to use against cleaves that will hit you mainly. Extremely potent against double melee teams as the stun is easy to land.
Tip: This glyph with Earthgrab Totem is a secret weapon of mine when it comes to dealing with melee + caster comps that will try constantly to make a deadly swap to you.
Ex) Against Rogue / Warlock, drop Earthgrab Totem first for the root when the rogue connects with you, step forward a bit, then drop Capacitor Totem so the rogue is not in range to kill it. Watch him get helplessly stunned and then smile since you lived!

Glyph of Cleansing Waters: Okay glyph to use against DoT cleaves such as Boomkin / Warlock / Healer, or Ele Shaman / Warlock / Healer. The small heal scales with vigor so try to keep riptides up on your whole team and this glyph can go a long way when you need to dispel Unstable Affliction.

Glyph of Hex: Okay glyph to use when the other team does not have a de-curse for your hex, or if your team is lacking CC. I don’t use this glyph that much because usually I will be occupied enough to have Hex back off cooldown when I really need it. But it can be extremely effective if your partner’s CC is roughly on the same cool down as Hex with this glyph.

-Stats-

People ask this all the time when I tune into fellow resto shaman streams. But the point is that it really does not matter, and you should test different stats out as I did to find your niche. I’ll go over some popular stat choices.

Pure Crit: Crit rating scales extremely well with shamans because our heals tend to be only potent when they crit. Also, a riptide provides us with a crit bonus for our next two healing surges, so crit rating scales well in that sense as well. We also get mana back when we crit heals!

Pure Intellect: The theory behind this stat choice is so that when you don’t crit, that your heals actually move your partner’s health bar. I rarely see shamans go this route anymore because the amount of crit rating you lose is not really worth it.

Mastery: Some shamans will pick up mastery as their main stat, not really common, but there are successful shamans who go this route. Our mastery basically makes us heal more when our partners are lower, which scales well in my opinion with your passive healing through totems.

My stats revolve around intellect, crit, and spirit. I found that as full crit I sometimes go OOM due to RNG. If I crit, I will top someone off, but if I don’t my healing surges won’t do anything, forcing me to spam surges that quickly burn my mana. So my theory in this build is to have some intellect and spirit to compensate when I don’t crit at all. I’m extremely comfortable with the amount of healing I do when I don’t crit, and I’m never OOM during my arena games, even when it goes to dampening. Also, I like intellect for passive healing via totems since they do not have a passive crit modifier like healing surge.

But… do what you want! Test everything out and see what you like. I think I’ve tested every possible stat combination out there, and this is what I found to be most effective to my play style.



-How to be an effective Resto Shaman-

Shamans are great when it comes to keeping their team-mates up with potent healing and support. Our toolkit, mainly Wind Shear, Grounding Totem, Windwalk Totem, and Tremor Totem allow our partners to stay out of CC and sustain offensive pressure by disrupting the enemy team.

However, Shamans are weak when it comes to survival and you will always be the weakest link of your comp. Shamans are pretty much susceptible to death in any given moment to any given comp. Therefore, you will need to build the skillset of surviving on top of having effective grounding totems, shears, and the like.

Rule #1: Always pretend you are in trouble.
- As I’ve stated before, we are susceptible to death at literally any given moment because we have no defensives while stunned or silenced.
- Learning to be defensively aware should be your top priority.
- Get in the habit of keeping a mental timer on enemy stuns and silences.
- Get in the habit of constantly checking enemy positioning vs yours. As you get more experience you will able to tell easily when the enemy wants to push up for a swap if you position yourself adequately.


Rule #2: Learn to be preemptive
- Our major defensive cool downs require us having to trinket, so learning not to trinket by being preemptive will substantially increase your chances of survival.
- Practice swapping Earth Shield + Riptide before you get swapped to. It can be hard at first, but trust me even the smallest things like this can go a long way for your survival.
- Practice dropping totems preemptively before the enemy team swaps on you. A fresh healing stream will do wonders before a swap lands, and a healing tide will be even better too.

Rule #3: Don’t panic
- Once you get the hang of managing your defensives and get used to the overall damage of arena, the panic will go away when scary swaps come, but I feel like this is often so easily overlooked when I watch other aspiring shamans.
- If you don’t panic, and look at exactly the offensive cool downs of the other team, you won’t waste unnecessary defensives, and therefore increase your time of survival.
- Using your trinket inefficiently and in panic will most likely lead to a loss.

Rule #4: Have a strong presence
-  Opposed to other healers like Resto druids, Hpals, or even Monks, Resto Shamans lack CC as our Hex is on a fairly long cooldown.
-  Effective healers (druids, hpals, monks) abuse their ability to CC and definitely pronounce their presence in the arena.
-  Mediocre shamans have a defensive mindset because they think our class lack the tools to have a strong presence. Top tier shamans use everything to their advantage (shocks, shear, hex) to disrupt the enemy team and declare their presence.
-  Don't waste your hex. Try to look for certain situations so that your hex actually does something meaningful and affect the outcome of the game. An example is to look for hexes on the off-target when the enemy player able to decurse is stuck in a minor CC, even something like a DR stun. Its great to hex an enemy mage's partner especially if he is being heavly pressured because it uses the mage's global. You can also hex to stop important casts when your wind shear is on CD. Hexing a enemy healer when he is low is EXTREMELY potent and not used often. The damage threshold to break a Hex is actually pretty high.
- Look for situations to land a capacitor stun. I always look for a situation to land a triple capacitor if the enemy team is stacking up defensively.


Our Defensives (Listed with importance)

Spirit Link Totem
PvP Trinket
Healing Tide Totem
Healing Stream Totem
Ascendance / Aura Mastery
NS or Ancestral Swiftness

The idea here is to generally use certain defensives first before using the others as each provides higher percentage of survival. With the exception of healing stream of course as you should be using it almost off-cooldown. Its up there due to its potency as a passive healing source.

So, you should look to use NS frequently when the enemy team has ways to interrupt your cast or when your teammate is hovering around 30~50% for a quick heal. Always look to Unleash Elements into a NS Greater Healing Wave, as NS without Unleash won't heal for anything.

Tip: Against teams that are not spread pressure, but rather single target killers, you can use Ascendance before you NS for the extra heal to guarantee that they will most likely be topped off.

Tip: Against teams with obvious patterned CC like Hunter / Melee / X, you can Ascendance before you get put into a scatter shot, and the healing bonus will be applied to HoTs you have active on your partners. Sometimes against hunters I'll just pop ascendance before I know I will get Scatter Shot and throw an unleash riptide on my partner, and they will have a huge HoT when I'm CCd.

Tip: It is FINE to Unleash Elements + Riptide! Its extremely effective when you need a quick heal before you know you will be CCd because it can crit for around 50k, and provide that big HoT. Its super effective verse spread pressure teams, and I believe its one of the most underrated spell combos shamans can do.

Always try to preserve your PvP trinket by coordinating partner cool downs first as the absence of your trinket just makes you a juicy target for 2 whole minutes. I generally like to hold my PvP trinket until I have to Spirit Link, but of course it all depends on the situation.

The general rule of thumb is that when you use your PvP trinket, use a defensive following right after it.
Some examples are:
Trinket -> Spirit Link Totem
Trinket -> Healing Tide
Trinket -> Aura Mastery w/ Ascendance


-Useful tips-

Grounding Totem is your best friend when it comes to survival. Spam grounding totem when you are stuck in a stun like deep freeze in an attempt to ground the silence effect that is always followed up.

!!: Grounding Totem will only ground magical effects like Counterspell, Spell Lock, and Silence. Won't work for a rogue garrote. You can also spam Aura Mastery during your stun so that when the effect expires you can immune the silence effect.

!!: In certain situations, you can use grounding totem as a cover from magical interrupts to get a cast off. Do this when in a do-or-die situation (when you obviously don't have aura-mastery). Just drop grounding and cast, and hopefully you can ground windshear or a CS.

If your PvP trinket is on cooldown, and the enemy is obviously trying to kill you soon, and your teammates are out of utility, it doesn’t hurt to be “clutch” as it will most likely pay off.  Try to preemptively spirit link, healing tide, healing stream, tremor to increase your chance at survival because once that stun lands you are most likely dead anyway.

Earthgrab Totem is your best friend verse melee caster comps (without a mage) that are constantly looking for a swap to you. Abuse this totem to disrupt enemy melee cool downs. Extremely potent vs. rogues, DKs, and monks.

Abuse your shocks and I mean it. Earth Shock decreases physical damage done by 10%, Frost Shock slows enemy players, and Flame Shock can be used for reflects, and dark sims. This is probably the most distinguishing characteristic between a successful shaman and a decent one.

Purge will get rid of enemy shaman’s grounding totem or any other similar effects.

Wind shear will “eat” the reflect effect of warriors, but its better to flame shock so that your shear can be used for a cast instead.

If you shear a mage on a polymorph cast, just hex his ass (mage can’t use Counsterspell if you lock them out on poly) if your hex isn’t that crucial to your team’s CC. Often times, mages will just cast a ring of frost after the lockout and you can’t do anything about it. So hexing to stop a cast is extremely good.

Try to fake Counterspell from casters with a casted hex instead of heals. I found that in my experience casters tend to respond with CS for hex rather than a heal.

You can use Call of the Elements (“Totem Prep”) when you are silenced or kicked. Something you can do to save time during a lockout if you see that all your totems have been used.

Memorize the totem placement pattern.
Fire totems don’t matter, but be wary that your Earth Totems drop on your front-right, your Air Totems drop on your bottom-left, and that your Water Totems drop on your bottom-right.
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Learn to hide your healing streams behind pillars as decent players will always look to kill them. So just position yourself so that the pillar is behind you to the right and drop a healing stream, which will hide it from enemy LoS. Healing streams work through walls and z-axis too.
- On a map like Blade's Edge with z-axis, you can drop your healing stream or healing tide underneath the bridge to protect it from being killed and it will heal your partners up top.

Since you know that your Tremor Totem (an Earth Totem), will drop on your front-right, make sure to position yourself to get your partners out of fears or wyvern stings since the range on Tremor is only 30 yards. I’ve seen many shamans “miss” their tremors because its not in range, and weren’t aware of the totem’s position.

Same with your healing stream, you can hide your Grounding Totem against hunter teams to protect yourself for 20 seconds from getting trapped. Same logic, hide it behind a pillar so that you are the only one getting protected from the grounding aura, while your partners are pushed up.

Last but not least. Now you know that your Spirit Link Totem will drop on your bottom left, you can “aim” Spirit Link to make sure your partners will get the health distribution.
Ex) Your partner is a bit far from you, and requires spirit link to survive. You run towards him, and you can jump, and rotate your camera around, and strafe in the air so that your left backside is facing your partner to guarantee the Spirit Link to “hit” your partner. This will allow you to link faster since you won’t have to run to him as much. I essentially call this “throwing your link”.

If you are like me and play with around 200 ms never try to shear fast clone or an Unstable Affliction cast unless it’s preemptive.

Against resto druids, study their movement and try to save your grounding. They usually jump or strafe around when hotting because lolinstant, and will usually stop in place when attempting to go for a soul of the forest cyclone or heal. I usually ground quite a few SotF clones vs druids.

If you need to prep your totems for another tremor, make sure to just use and drop all your active totems like earthbind, freedom, grounding, healing stream, and even capacitor. Wasting any of the above is a big no-no. Sometimes I land random Capacitors with this strategy.

Against a rogue, never trinket the first stun unless you want to spirit link, or if you are at the stage of the game where your defensives are limited or you are likely to die. The idea is to trinket the DR stun and then use your aura-mastery to immune the garrote. Be wary though, rogues will triple DR stun you for a kill.

A rogue will always try to gouge your aura-mastery heals. Just pop it, and run the direction the rogue is facing, also spin your camera around like a maniac if you think he is going to sprint or step gouge.

Drop your fire-elemental totem early vs. a rogue to keep you in combat, and thus protect you from saps.

Don't waste healing-stream by just dropping it off-cooldown. Its best to try to drop it before the next CC lands on you so your partners have the stream to heal them while you are CCd. Same logic goes for Healing Tide. I always try to healing stream or tide (based on enemy offensives used) before I get stuck in a long CC chain, so against a hunter I will try to drop these before he even lands the scatter shot, which will be followed up by another stun or a freezing trap, into a silence.


Learn to have a habit of constantly purging. It will improve you tremendously as a resto shaman. Keeping a mage “clean” of buffs will allow you to sometimes instantly purge Presence of Mind, or Alter Time. But learn to be mana-efficient with it as well, purging is high mana-cost.

Use Mana Tide early, and not when you are at 10% mana. 50% to even 70% is a good threshold to pop it when your healing stream is on cool down.
Look for early drinks constantly if your team has the upper-hand in terms of pressure and defensives. Once you leave combat, drop a healing stream, a mana tide, or even a healing tide before spamming your water button. The totem will drop and you will be allowed to drink.

-Macros-

Some macros that I believe are essential as a resto shaman.
Replace the 1 with 2 and 3 for arena 1~3 macros that will aid you.

#showtooltip wind shear
/stopcasting
/stopcasting
/cast [nomod, target=arena1] wind shear
/cast [mod:ctrl,target=arena1] hex
/cast [mod:alt,target=arena1] frost shock
- Doesn’t have to be this format exactly, but just have your wind shear, hex, and shock for arena 1~3 bound.


#showtooltip Cobo Cola
/click TotemFrameTotem2 RightButton
/use Cobo Cola
- Destroys your fire elemental totem to go for drinks

#showtooltip
/stopcasting
/cast [@arena1] Flame Shock

#showtooltip
/stopcasting
/cast [@arena1] Earth Shock

#showtooltip
/stopcasting
/cast Grounding Totem

#showtooltip
/stopcasting
/cast [@arena1] Flame Shock


#showtooltip riptide
/stopcasting
/cast [nomod] riptide
/cast [mod:ctrl, @player] riptide
- I have self riptide bound so that I don’t have to waste time swapping targets to pre-hot myself before a potential swap.

#showtooltip Water Shield
/cast [nomod] Earth Shield
/cast [mod:shift] Water Shield
/cast [mod:ctrl, @player] Earth Shield
- Same concept as above for earth shield.

#showtooltip Ancestral Swiftness
/stopcasting
/stopcasting
/cast ancestral swiftness
/cast blood fury
/cast greater healing wave
/p NS!


/script function CompactUnitFrame_UtilShouldDisplayBuff(a,b,c)local _,_,_,_,_,d,_,e,_,f,_,g=UnitBuff(a,b,c)if UnitAffectingCombat("player") then return (e=="player" or e=="pet") and not f and d > 0 and g; else return g end end
END
- The above script shows your water shield on default raid party frames.

UI

I feel like many beginners tend to clutter their user interface with a lot of information because they are not comfortable with their level of awareness yet. However I strongly recommend keeping it as simple as possible. Using addons is fine to start off, but don't go overboard with it and start with one at a time to get used to them.

Try to keep your field of vision clear so that you can start to be aware of enemy positioning as well as yours and your teammates'.

This is my UI, inspired from Kollektiv's that grants me good field of vision, focus buffs / debuffs, targets buffs / debuffs, my totem frames, and arena 1~3 cast bars.

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Conclusion

I hope you have enjoyed the guide, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to message me in-game Rhee-Tichondrius, I’m always willing to help out or message me on twitch at username Rhee1.

Resto shamans are a great class once you get used to its weak points, and is definitely one of the most constantly effective and potent healers in 3v3 arena.

I don’t stream unfortunately, but you should check out these streams for high level shaman content that you could learn a lot from. Practice and watching streams is how I progressed pretty fast too.

Cdew – twitch.tv/cdewx
Flubbah – twitch.tv/flubbah
Takenotezz – twitch.tv/jakenotezz
Eeluminati – twitch.tv/eeluminati
Kaska – twitch.tv/kaskatv

These guys seriously rock, and studying their globals, and trying to adopt them into your play style or imitating them will seriously improve your level of play in no time.


#3793164 Vexxius Returns - WMD (Clips ft. Skype)

Posted Vexxius on 20 October 2012 - 10:13 PM

Hello fellow junkies,

I'd like to present my first MoP 3v3 video, Vexxius Returns - WMD (Clips ft. Skype).


This video primarily consists of mostly WMD (a few Warrior/Ret/RShaman clips thrown in there as well).

Please remember to like, comment and subscribe should you find my content interesting!

I hope you enjoy!

- Vexx

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P.S.: If anyone is good with Sony Vegas render & project properties settings, I'd greatly appreciate it if you could advise me about how I could improve the quality of my videos. I feel like my videos are a bit too blurry. If you could PM me about this (or post here) that would be excellent.

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#4063532 So when does season 15 start?

Posted Yoloswaggae on 24 February 2014 - 02:37 PM

PLS NOTHING TODOINMYLIIFE NEED TO Q GAIMZ


#4062548 Gladiator Eneda - Stream Promo [Last 5 hours of Season 14]

Posted Enedowy on 23 February 2014 - 05:36 PM

Post your opinion!
- Movie Link
twitch.tv/enedowski - Twitch Channel


#4058807 Don't be an asshole

Posted Nadagast on 21 February 2014 - 12:09 AM

I'm sure everyone has seen how much trolling and general douchebaggery have infected AJ.  I'd like it to stop.

Trolling and assholery puts AJ on a downward spiral.  People troll/asshole-it-up, which leads to less people using this as a forum for serious/reasonable discussion, which leads to more trolling, etc.  AJ always was and continues to be the most popular place for new players to get into the PvP scene.  Any community relies on new members to sustain itself--by making this place a wasteland we are doing nothing but ensuring our own demise.

Before you post a reply or topic, ask yourself: am I being an asshole?  If you are, change your post to take a more educational tone.  If you're feeling heated about something, take some time to cool off before replying.  Don't immediately assume someone is trolling you, some people are just not very knowledgeable.  Worst case, if you reply in a calm educational manner, you've posted something informative for the hundreds or thousands of lurkers who will view your reply.  These are generally newer PvPers, and anything you do to help sustain them as arena players helps all of us.

On any set of forums, it's easy to forget that almost all of the people reading it are lurkers, who will never make any posts.  Lurkers cannot be trolls, they can't be assholes, they are just here to learn or read interesting things.  Post interesting, informative content.  Post drama if you want, but don't be an asshole.  Fuck the trolls, post for the lurkers.




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