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    Default Shaman or Druid For St Dps?

    Hey, been following the posts and getting mixed ideas about which one of these souls is the more dps orientated ala paragon, harbinger, assassin (nb/sin) also I know there was a shaman guide for max dps is that likely to change with the fixes. Thanks in advance

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    Shaman = highest ST dps potential.

    Druid = No longer terrible. Easy mode good ST, but just behind Inq and Sham.


    The Shaman rotation has barely changed. Just use the current guides.
    Last edited by Sikph; 07-31-2013 at 04:04 PM.

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    Nice. I'm gonna look into druid for PvE, because effort is for noobs.

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    Druid also has some nice aoe if you whip out the seer, and has the potential to aoe heal for a support role.

    And thankfully, an interrupt.

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    Do we keep EOL in the new shaman rotation?
    I kill more players than anyone! Just ask the last raid that asked me to heal!!!!!

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    I wanted to come out and say the following pretty definitively: There is no goal to make DPS clerics that DPS do less damage than other callings.

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    Druid was the first spec I've tried on my cleric and I really liked playing it, but seeing how people didn't find it any useful, I stopped using it. I'm hoping that I can start using it again after the patch.
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    Druid works very nicely in 5-mans now. You have the 225 SP/AP buff to the entire group and can either do nice DPS, or switch to support heals with a slight dps hit. I'm loving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sikph View Post
    Druid works very nicely in 5-mans now. You have the 225 SP/AP buff to the entire group and can either do nice DPS, or switch to support heals with a slight dps hit. I'm loving it.
    I thought Fury of the Fae was changed to only buff the Druid and it's pet now? In exchange for letting it stack with the likes of Motif of Bravery.

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    HEy guys, for the updated shaman, do we keep vex and EOL in our rotation still or drop them?
    I kill more players than anyone! Just ask the last raid that asked me to heal!!!!!

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    I wanted to come out and say the following pretty definitively: There is no goal to make DPS clerics that DPS do less damage than other callings.

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    i would like to know that aswell
    what specific changed at the shami rotation?
    diddnt found anything in the guide section for the new update :/
    beside inqui thanks ahov!

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    Vex is still a DPS increase, although less than before

    on the PTS, in test gear, I calculated it to be a ~50 dps increase

    so its probably smaller on live

    EOL is the same as prepatch
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    Nothing changed in the shaman rotation as far as I can tell.

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    alright thx guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sikph View Post
    Shaman = highest ST dps potential.

    Druid = No longer terrible. Easy mode good ST, but just behind Inq and Sham.


    The Shaman rotation has barely changed. Just use the current guides.
    For me, Druid slightly outparses Inq, but I might need more practice with the new rotation.

    As for Shaman, I think it was simplified a lot. Gone are the days of having to go back to back non-phys every single MB...just have to do it once in awhile now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kedon View Post
    I thought Fury of the Fae was changed to only buff the Druid and it's pet now? In exchange for letting it stack with the likes of Motif of Bravery.
    So it does. Shame.

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