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Thursday, 9 April, 2009

Talents

Filed under: World of Warcraft — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 12:27 pm

Once again talents are on my todo list.

I’ve been uncertain about the Improved Reincarnation talent, geriatrician reducing reincarnate cooldown and boosting reincarnation health+mana by 20%. I’m only using reincarnate at most once a night so the 20 minute reduction isn’t really doing much for me, implant the 20% extra mana+health is nice but still fairly paltry. So 2 points to move.

ES and Hots [new resto blog on the block] has a post about dodgy talent points as well and has convinced me to drop Ancestral Healing (I figure only around 100HPS at best for 3 points!), tuberculosis so there’s another 3 points.

My current spec is http://thottbot.com/shaman/t#/gxc/5u.Qiam.S, please don’t go into all the ways it’s wrong, Cookie Cutter specs are good, but sometimes you have to go with your feelings even if they’re wrong.

So ES & Hots spec differs in

  • taking 2 points out of Improved Reincarnation (/agree),
  • 3 points out of Ancestral Awakening (/agree),
  • Putting 1 point into Healing Way (Alurel makes a convincing argument) for 1 and not 3,
  • putting an extra point into thundering strikes (less convinced by the extra 1%),
  • 3 extra into Elemental Weapons (30% extra on earthliving – so that’s +195 heal instead of +150), again not convinced.

So I’m good with dropping the points, but I’m still a bit ambivalent about where to put 4 of the freed up points.

There’s a suggestion that I could put 3 into Healing Focus – When I hit 80 I started off with them here, but in 10 mans Healing Focus is simply not necessary. In 25 mans, well, what do I know about them? I’ll keep an open mind.

I’m tempted by Enhancing Totems but it’s really not much of a boost, around +25 to spell damage, and around the same to melee damage for Strength of Earth Totem, but they benefit the entire party so that’s all multiplied by a couple.

Anyway I won’t have time to respec before tonights raid, so I can sleep on it a bit.

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