World of Warcraft outlines the changes coming to Shaman and Warrior in Legion

    
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It also featured fewer Dwarven Shaman, simply because the WIldhammer just did their own things.

Big changes are coming to every single class in World of Warcraft when the next expansion goes live. The official site has already shown off six of the game’s extant 11 classes, but the series of redesign entries continues with an examination of Shaman and Warrior changes.

Restoration Shaman is remaining in much the same place, but Enhancement and Elemental are both receiving big overhauls starting with a new resource called Maelstrom. Elemental will play similarly, with a smoother rotation but similar functional play; Enhancement, meanwhile, is being thoroughly retooled with a greater emphasis on melee abilities, more control over random spikes, and fewer low-impact buttons in exchange for more high-impact ones.

Warriors, meanwhile, are going to be far more reliant upon talent choices to define a given playstyle, with Arms and Fury in particular gaining a number of new talents to tailor the class to the player’s preference. The core identities of Arms as a spec of precision strikes and Fury as a raging berserker remains intact. Protection, meanwhile, has a more varied setup of abilities to mitigate incoming damage. There’s also a new community recap of BlizzCon available to watch just below. That’s not a Warrior thing, just a WoW thing.

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LordSolarMacharius
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LordSolarMacharius

Armsbend They’re desperate to keep people subbed and keep interest in the game. There is going to be almost a full year of content draught before Legion lands.

Restark
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Restark

SallyBowls1 darkthunder84 breetoplay Armsbend Thats actually fairly exciting. Some griped about the scourge invasion, but it was the coolest and most natural event I’ve ever seen in an MMO.

Seeing people banding together running Shamans and Paladins to cleanse diseases was just cool to witness.

captainzor
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captainzor

Is that header representative of in-game graphics coming in the expansion?

Ironwu
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Ironwu

One has to wonder who the heck is making decisions at Blizzard regarding the future of WoW.  And, if they have EVER actually played WoW for any length of time as a real player.  This continuous destruction of classes in favor of the DEV’s latest FOTM is really quite depressing.
I, for one, simply cannot get invested in my WoW characters any longer.

DugFromTheEarth
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DugFromTheEarth

Rumm
“There’s now slightly more emphasis on targeted healing, and slightly less on Chain Heal spam.”

we will have to see how big of an impact “slightly” is.

DugFromTheEarth
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DugFromTheEarth

Styopa I sorta felt the same, forgetting about the top mentioned changes to totems.

The fact that totems are no longer limited by element type, or being placed only at your feet, is HUGE.

I never expected shaman to ever be a tank. Even with the “taunt” it had, back in the original wow, it still wasnt a tank. The hardest thing is going to be for enh shaman to go from cooldown management to basically playing with a rage bar. Elemental on the other hand is headed back to a nice spot, especially since they are getting elemental overload back.

wjowski
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wjowski

A Dad Supreme 
 Paladins probably miss being able to watch porn while they auto-attacked their way to mediocre DPS.

zoward
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zoward

A Dad Supreme  Shamans endured so many changes and are so vastly different now from what they were back in vanilla I have trouble envisioning anyone who would have consistently enjoyed playing the class over the course of a decade.  I pretty much gave up on shamans after Blizzard gave up on totems.

Vanblod
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Vanblod

Derping_Dave I’m the same way! Ever xpac is a different main for me too. I am having a hell of a time figuring out what I want to play for Legion between the crazy class changes and artifact weapons =/

Styopa
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Styopa

I have a giant “MEH” to the Shaman changes.

Blizz: this was your chance to put the Shaman *back* on the vanilla track of heal, melee dps, and magically-based TANK.

As someone who remembers tanking as a shaman up to lvl 40+. yeah, there was a strong, interesting potential role there.  Rockbiter, bitches.

#missed-stormstrike