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    Default Prime Shaman Guide

    So this guide has all the information on how to use Level 50, Level 60 & Level 65 Shaman all in one place.
    Though warning mistakes could be present.



    Level 50
    Best Spec:
    51 Shaman, 10 Druid, 5 Inquisitor


    Buffs:
    Armor of Devotion
    Glory of the Chosen
    Heart of the Frozen Sea

    As there are two different Weapon buffs and only one can be active at a time you will need to swap when the situation changes.
    Vengeance of the Winter Storm is to be used when engaging one enemy or up to three enemies.
    Vengeance of the Primal North is to be used when engaging four or more enemies.


    Starting Rotation:
    Frozen Wrath > Vex > Rage of the North
    Ride the Lightning > Combined Effort > Lightning Hammer

    Deep Freeze > Massive Blow > Jolt > Rush of Strength > Massive Blow


    Rotation:
    Keep Frozen Wrath, Vex and Lightning Hammer active on the target.

    You want to proc Frostbite before using any Physical damaging ability, which only comes from using a Non-Physical melee damaging ability, as Frostbite increases it's damage by 30%.

    So when Frostbite is active use Massive Blow, Combined Effort or Crushing Blow.
    Then when the Frostbite is consumed use Frozen Wrath, Jolt (but only after a critical hit) or Icy Blow.

    Keep Rage of the North on cooldown.
    You will want to time your Deep Freeze with raid cooldowns so you can do...

    Deep Freeze > Massive Blow > Jolt > Rush of Strength > Massive Blow

    ...which will deal the most amount of damage within Deep Freeze's time frame.

    Massive Blow does apply a damage over time ability called Brutalize which you don't normally want to clip, however as Deep Freeze only lasts 3s you have to clip Brutalize to get your second Massive Blow in before Deep Freeze exipres.

    When you don't have access to Deep Freeze and Rush of Strength comes off cooldown you want to leave enough time for Brutalize to expire, so instead you do...

    Massive Blow > Non-Phys > Phys > Rush of Strength > Non-Phys > Massive Blow

    ...so you don't clip Brutalize.

    For dealing damage to mobs/adds:
    When engaging two enemies spread Frozen Wrath with Strike of the Maelstrom to both enemies, keeping it active on both. Continue with your single target rotation on one of them, then once one dead switch to the other.

    For three or more enemies spread Frozen Wrath to all enemies with Strike of the Maelstrom.

    You still want to do your Frostbite rotation so for aoe damage use Avalanche Strike to proc Frostbite and Strike of the Maelstrom to consume it.


    Abilities:
    Spoiler!

    Macros:
    #show Icy Blow
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Frozen Wrath
    cast Jolt
    cast Icy Blow
    cast Ekkehard's Grasp
    cast Lightning Hammer

    #show Combined Effort
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Combined Effort
    cast Crushing Blow

    #show Massive Blow
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Massive Blow
    cast Crushing Blow

    #show Avalanche Strike
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Frozen Wrath
    cast Avalanche Strike

    #show Rush of Strength
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Rush of Strength
    cast Massive Blow

    #show Rage of the North
    suppressmacrofailures
    cast Rage of the North
    cast Deep Freeze


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