With the dawn of Cataclysm, the shaman class will also be affected. For those players who are handling one better read on as we are giving you important updates on the changes of your class. One thing to look forward to when the new expansion would set in is their new talents. These are focused strikes, ancestral swiftness, searing flames, totemic vigor and improved lava lash.
Focused strikes are awesome for enhancement leveling that can really aid low level shamans. This is one wonderful spell that can effectively kill mobs by simply casting lightning bolt. Much more primal strikes will be the low version of stormstrike. In order to enhance it you need a talent that will serve as a key. In addition, there would also be a 40% additional damage on top of SS at the max level that can serve as a primary damaging tool.
Ancestral swiftness is another interesting component. This will surely give shamans an edge in terms of run speed and in staying alive. Thus all the running around melee will need to do for target switches and avoidance of damage. Lightning overload, mimiron and yogg-saron getting to safety, run from ghosts to chasing volatile experiments and even defiles on lichii poo, you can definitely use your ancestral swiftness to do these things. Much more it only requires three talent points.
Totemic vigor would now be enhanced come Cataclysm. The totem’s shield will somehow give you a fixed amount of health and can be boosted by the glyph. As a shaman you can definitely maximize and reap the benefits of totem heath. Searing flames and improved lava lash are also important components of you being a shaman. Searing totem can now get a buff on single target fights. Not managing a magma totem on the other hand means one less cooldown. But do take note it adds a new boss debuff that needs to be monitored. Searing totem cast every 2.6 seconds is equivalent to 13 seconds from planting the totem to the 5th stack or putting 10.4 seconds from the application of the 1st stack to the 5th. Another thing to anticipate is the increase of the Lava lash to 130% damage. This is like 30% plus 20% per stack of searing multiplied by 5.
These are just some of the exciting talent changes that you can duly anticipate with Cataclysm. Much of the details for sure are still not in here but you have the whole expansion to discover when the update would be here. Thus, better stay glued as to when would be its possible release and definitely you will surely enjoy.