It's pretty standard for posters to receive infractions for using words like 'faggotry', but your avatar is oddly confounding the process.
Originally Posted by Malevolencia
The new -60% mana to shocks after a melee crit talent seems odd to me..
At present it's not needed for pve (except maybe on kaz'rogal :p), and it's sorta nice for pvp, but still, most of my mana goes to purge spam and totems there.
So what exactly is the point of it? Perhaps I'm being optimistic but could it perhaps be the first step in changing itemization for enhancement shamans? Removing the need for int/mp5 on gear as a precursor to giving us mail gear with fully melee dps oriented stats and no wasted points on int/mp5?
I'm probably being too hopeful though ><
Unless you're lazy/selfish it's a considerable pve dps boost. Totem cycling is beyond taxing on mana and dropping shocks to <200 mana will let you sustain shocks for quite some time while keeping up your ~600 mana/10 sec totem faggotry.