Post by Gnub
First of all: with the increased amount of haste on gear and what not, is it still a dps gain to use chain lightning over lightning bolt when you're getting ICC gear provided you don't have mana issues? I know that outside bloodlust you shouldn't use it, but that's only a small part of a fight.
Haste doesn't affect that really, as they give the same benefit to both spells percentage-wise.
Anyway, yes, Chain Lightning does give a benefit. The spell is, after the Shamanism-changes, quite a powerhouse.
My next question is about my spec. Cookie cutter
but I was wondering if 2 points into improved fire nova would be worth it for trash, heroics or any current know ICC fight. On my mage I usually have no need to AoE in ICC but that might change in the future. I would take them out of convection.
I have done that very thing, and it works out pretty well, whenever you actually need it.
And the last question: What are decent starting trinkets for an ele shaman who's hitcapped. I presume the abyssal rune from ToC5 normal but I'm not sure what to put in the other slot.
There are a few good trinkets out there. The ones I know right off my head are: Scale of Fates
and Eye of the Broodmother
from Ulduar 25 and 10 respectfully, and Muradin's Spyglass
Thanks for thy time.
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