Help me finish my talent respec

edited November 2005 in WoW: General

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  • edited December 1969
    I resently respecced and nabbed a handful of talents I felt were important. It represents a switch away from elemental for me, with a strong focus on enhancement. Let me know how you think I can spend my last 7 points effectively.

    http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/classes/shaman/talents.html?000000000000000500503002500102000005005005050100
  • edited December 1969
    Question: Are you going 1h + shield, or are you using staves?

    I'm seeing two major possibilities for you here: High DPS melee (staff) with backup healer potential, or pseudo-tank (1h + shield) who can self-heal, largely depending weapon choice.

    For the first option, I'd swap around some points: drop anticipation to 0, raise improved Strength of Earth to 3 (slightly more damage for you, the tank, and any other melee DPS), then add Combat Endurance (to recover cumulative incidental damage without wasting a heal) and 5 levels of Ancestral Healing (tanks love this, and your 5 Tidal Mastery makes it more worthwhile).

    For the second route, I'd spend 2 more into Anticipation or Improved Stoneskin totem, then spend the remaining 5 in either Ancestral Healing (make yourself that much harder to damage when you heal yourself) or on 5 points of Toughness. I'd say toughness is more worthwhile, as you'd have permanent +10% armor rather than a chance at +25% when you heal yourself. Bird in hand being worth 2.5 in the bush and all that.

    What do you think?
  • edited December 1969
    I guess point swapping isn't an option without another respec. Hmm. Maybe just add the 3 strength of Earth to route 1 and then spend the remaining 4 into Ancestral Healing or whatnot. Maybe two-handed axes + maces might be worthwhile if you're already going 2H.
  • edited December 1969
    I'm afraid I can't offer any advice, as I don't know jack about your class.
  • edited December 1969
    Thanks for your input Meadow (and Blackcat). I'm honestly not sure whether I'll go 2h or 1h+shield. Right now, I'm enjoying my staff for the big hit factor in PvP. I'm thinking of doing a bit of a hybrid of things you've said. Grabbing Combat Endurance, 2H Axes and Maces, some Anticipation and some Toughness. I guess it'll do. I'll have a free respec eventually, I imagine, so I can change it up later without paying through the teeth. I'm trying not to take any totem boosting talents because most people say they're just not worth it, but whatever.
  • edited December 1969
    Personal opinion. 2H axe and mace is a waste. You can find just as good of a Staff. Use that point somewhere else. of course if you find an Epic 2h axe or 2h Mace that you really want spend it there.

    Just me though
  • edited December 1969
    I resently respecced and nabbed a handful of talents I felt were important. It represents a switch away from elemental for me, with a strong focus on enhancement. Let me know how you think I can spend my last 7 points effectively.

    http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/classes/shaman/talents.html?000000000000000500503002500102000005005005050100
    The greedy Fighter says "Get that improved Grace of Air!"

    However, as Xief on Alleria I couldn't live without a 1 second Ghost Wolf cast...

    You also may want to consider improved grounding totem. That's a very important pvp totem, and although I'm rusty in the ways of the Shaman, on the face if it, it seems like a decent upgrade.
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