Posted Mon, Apr 05, 2010 by Mem
Choosing your class is one of the first important decisions you make while playing World of Warcraft. Choosing a class that you love will help you enjoy the game more, while picking a class you hate can ruin your play experience. In the end it’s up to you to make that tough call and decide what class fits your personal playing preferences. The Shaman class may or may not be the right one for you, but in order to help you make that tough choice here is a short list of what the class is all about, what it’s strengths are and some of it’s weaknesses.
Totems are unique to the Shaman class and are what really set them apart from other classes. Gained through various quests as you level Totems show up on the ground near the Shaman and produce a certain affect that can benefit not only the Shaman, but his entire group or raid. Different situations and even different specs will require different totems to be dropped by the Shaman. Learning what totems to cast and when will truly make you a master of the Shaman class.
Since the Shaman can melee, be
an offensive caster, or heal, the stat choice depends on which of these
three you choose to play. Enhancement Shaman will focus on typical
melee stats, Elemental Shaman will focus on more caster like stats,
while Shaman who choose to spec into the Restoration tree will be
looking for stats that enhance their healing abilities.
No matter how you choose to play your Shaman choosing the right stats
for that spec is all important.
Elemental Shamans will be interested in the following stats:
Spell Hit, Spell Power, Crit, Haste, and Intellect
Restoration Shaman look for similar stats as the Elemental Shamans:
Intellect, Haste, Spell Power, Crit
While Enhancement Shamans are the oddballs of the group looking for stats more akin to
DPS Warriors: Hit, Expertise, Haste, Agility, Armor Penetration, and Strength