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    Hi all,

    We'll be testing the following Shaman changes starting on Monday, on PTS:

    Shaman:
    -Massive Blow now always critically hits.
    -Furious Blows increased from 5% spellpower scaling per point up to 10% spellpower scaling per point.

    Shaman suffers from a multi-vector dependence on Massive Blow. By making this ability always critically hit, a lot of Shaman's variance can be reduced. While this does slightly change the standard meta "cooldown block" for the spec, I believe these changes will make Shaman a competitive Melee DPS spec in PvE. We will be evaluating the impact of these changes closely.

    Feedback on these changes or others you'd like to see is also appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hawk View Post
    -Massive Blow now always critically hits.

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    My goodness. I'm scared.

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    i hope you guys don't like healing in pvp :^)

    some other changes that would be nice to see:

    -eruption of life being made useful again, putting it ahead of 7 druid/8 inq which uses sanction/vex and the faith's freedom mastery. relying on an inquisitor-based mastery instead of the shaman-based one hasn't ever made much sense.
    -massive blow not consuming a stack of rage of the north.
    -a second break free somewhere in the tree
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hawk View Post
    Hi all,

    We'll be testing the following Shaman changes starting on Monday, on PTS:

    Shaman:
    -Massive Blow now always critically hits.
    -Furious Blows increased from 5% spellpower scaling per point up to 10% spellpower scaling per point.
    Quote Originally Posted by ecru View Post

    i hope you guys don't like healing in pvp :^)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hawk View Post
    -Massive Blow now always critically hits.


    I can smell the "Shaman OP" threads already
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hawk View Post
    -Massive Blow now always critically hits.
    Rename to Critical Bow plz

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    Server lag can really mess up the cd block sometimes still, any chance that deep freeze can be changed to next 3 attacks instead of 3 seconds? Getting a lagspike after popping deepfreeze is extremely punishing to dps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetmes View Post
    Server lag can really mess up the cd block sometimes still, any chance that deep freeze can be changed to next 3 attacks instead of 3 seconds? Getting a lagspike after popping deepfreeze is extremely punishing to dps.
    i'd rather see it extended to 3.5 seconds, otherwise it'd be a nerf to deep freeze. i think most clerics like to take advantage of deep freeze being a damage debuff effecting all dots/procs inside of the deep freeze debuff window rather than it being just the next three attacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecru View Post

    some other changes that would be nice to see:

    -eruption of life being made useful again, putting it ahead of 7 druid/8 inq which uses sanction/vex and the faith's freedom mastery. relying on an inquisitor-based mastery instead of the shaman-based one hasn't ever made much sense.
    -massive blow not consuming a stack of rage of the north.
    -a second break free somewhere in the tree
    All of these +

    -give the snare a dmg component or make it oGCD

    -we need a debilitate

    -possibly a second charge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecru View Post
    -massive blow not consuming a stack of rage of the north.
    This would make a lot of sense to me if they do end up making it always crit, or else it would be wasting a stack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecru View Post
    i'd rather see it extended to 3.5 seconds, otherwise it'd be a nerf to deep freeze. i think most clerics like to take advantage of deep freeze being a damage debuff effecting all dots/procs inside of the deep freeze debuff window rather than it being just the next three attacks.
    Well tune damage up if the dot/proc damage lost is too much. But increasing it to 3.5 would mean you could land 4 spells during its duration if you delay df to the very end of the global before it. It would also make min maxing more annoying than it is atm QQ

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    *wakes up to shaman buffs*
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