In an upcoming build of Shadowlands, several changes have been made for both of the DPS Shaman specializations.One quick note before discussing the specific changes to each spec, Опаляющий тотем
is being removed as a baseline button to all Шаман
. Опаляющий тотем
was brought back in Battle for Azeroth with the intention of Тотем
s being a cool and iconic part of the Шаман
class, but without significant redesign to the button to give it mechanical interaction and feeling impactful to press, it wound up feeling like just another cooldown you had to manage that didn't have any excitement behind it.Elemental Shaman:
The changes above should make Elemental Shaman feel quite a bit more control over what will happen as the result of pressing their abilities.Enhancement Shaman Core Ability Changes:
Enhancement Shaman Talent Changes:
- Камнедробитель has been removed from the spec.
** This is a big change we're trying out. Камнедробитель in Темные Земли basically only serves as a GCD filler. With the removal of Водоворот, and Огненный шок and Ледяной шок becoming class-wide abilities that are also on a short cooldown to fill empty spots, there was a lot of competition in the ~6 sec cooldown space of available buttons. Without Maelstrom, Rockbiter didn't have any strong interaction with the rest of the Enhancement toolkit, and shock spells are much more iconic to Шаман. This is an experimental change, please try things out in combination with the changes below and let us know how things feel.
- Вскипание лавы is now learned at level 11, down from level 22. Базовый cooldown increased to 18 sec (was 12 sec)
- Вскипание лавы now gets upgraded at level 22 to have its cooldown reduced to 12 sec (was 18 sec)
- Удар бури's cooldown has been reduced to 7.5 sec (was 9 sec)
- Maximum Maelstrom Weapon stacks have been increased from 5 to 10.
- Each stack of Оружие Водоворота now grants increased damage and/or healing to the abilities Оружие Водоворота effects in addition to the cast time reduction.
- Abilities that are altered by Оружие Водоворота have had their baseline damage or healing values reduced.
- Вестник шторма no longer causes your next Stormstrike to not incur a cooldown.
- s now grants one stack of Оружие Водоворота immediately when pressed, and an additional 5 stacks over the duration of s.
- Each target that you hit with Цепная молния now both increases the damage of, and reduces the cooldown of your next Сокрушающая молния.
- Тотем неистовства ветра radius increased from 12 to 30 yards.
- Оружие неистовства ветра and Оружие языка пламени no longer require you to click the button, then click a weapon on your character sheet. They automatically apply their effects to an appropriate equipped weapon.
- Щит молний now has a 50% chance to grant you a stack of Оружие Водоворота when it deals damage to an enemy.
- Огненный шок and Ледяной шок have their cooldowns shortened with your current Haste.
- Тяжелый кулак (talent) has been redesigned and renamed to Хлещущее пламя (Passive). Вскипание лавы now increases the damage of your Flame Shock on the target by 100% for 12 sec.
- Обвал (talent) has been redesigned and renamed to Stormfury (Passive). Each time Оружие неистовства ветра activates, the cooldown of Удар бури is reduced by 1 sec.
- Hailstorm (talent) renamed to Cycle of the Elements.
- Опаляющий штурм (talent) redesigned and renamed to Hailstorm (Passive). Each Stack of Maelstrom Weapon consumed increases the damage of your next Ледяной шок by 50%, and causes your next Frost Shock to hit 1 additional target per stack of Оружие Водоворота consumed. Maximum 5 stacks.
- Перезарядка (talent) redesigned and renamed to . 15 sec cooldown. Cause all of your Огненный шокs to erupt in flames, dealing Fire Damage to up to 6 targets near your Flame Shock Targets.
The above changes to Enhancement Shaman are a lot to take in, but we feel that the combined list of changes will make your abilities feel like they have a purpose and interact with your toolkit in meaningful ways instead of just dealing damage.