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#1 Feb 17 2011 at 2:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Not your usual combination: http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=00njd.VxdttrsAk.x0xz.Vxz
Alternative: rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=00njd.EedttrsAk.L.Vxz -6% crit, -20% crit damage but -3% damage take, +5% physical damage and a huge aoe vengeance. I wouldn't take this, I need 50% slow vengeance for pvp and +5% physical for PvE ( groups ), and the 6% crit + 20% crit damage really is a huge difference.


Let me explain,

Shaman:
The main portion of a shamans damage is his crits, and belive me, they crit alot :O
Use vengeance of the frozen earth for pvp, switch to vengeance of the piercing cold for PvE. ( remove point in frozen earth and put in Dauntless Courage )
Use the right heart against the right enemy. ( Heart of the fire mountain against earth rift etc )
Put Jolt, Fated Blow and Glory of the Chosen on 3 seperate hotkeys and use them as soon as they activate.
Courage of the eagle is what you'll use most, depending on your group.

+ 5% crit chance
+ 20% crit damage
+ 10% healing
+ wisdom
An aborbing shield
An interupt
No mana issues at all, you regain mana so fast ( 4% each crit )
70% and 50% slow
Can break slows/snares on self.


Sentinel:
+ 5% crit chance
+ 20% crit damage
+ 5% healing
+ endurance
Use healing breath to heal self


Inquisitor:
+ 8% crit chance
+ 20% crit damage
+ endurance
Purge for pvp


+60% crit damage, 100% crit chance for 7 sec, a crit gives +30% damage to next attack or +46% damage to next crit = insane freeking damage.



Tell me what you guys think, and if I should change anything :)

Edited, Feb 17th 2011 3:46pm by Struyk
#2 Feb 21 2011 at 8:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I think the first tree of Inquisitor is spell crit only? Also for Sentinel I may choose 5%spell power rather than 5% healing
#3 Feb 22 2011 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Question I have asked a lot- are you sure the +20% is stacking?

Major waste of points if not...
#4 Feb 23 2011 at 4:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Why would it not stack?
#5 Apr 14 2011 at 3:02 AM Rating: Decent
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I think this is a kick-*** spec. Do you think you have one for pvp? or is that spec viable for the warfronts as well?
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#6 Apr 15 2011 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Inner Focus in Inq will effect almost nothing in Shaman as something like 90% of Shaman abilities are physical damage. The Armor of Devotion is a neat idea, but I can 99% guarantee you the +20% crit talents do not stack together and therefore at least 5 pts in Inq is wasted, plus 5 pts in Shaman as I personally would keep the 5 pts in it in Sent to get Luminous Gaze. I do see why you would want at least 10pts Inq though for the purge.

Luminous Gaze in Sentinel is also a neat idea but I too would change to 5/5 Watchful Gaze instead of 5/5 Benediction since added healing isn't going to help, although added SP would only help a tad more.

For Shaman in PvP 38 pts to get the Bitter Wind ability would suffice (although going deeper doesn't hurt). Since Shaman is basically a crit machine, having more of it never hurts, especially in PvP. Would be interesting to see if this works.

Edited, Apr 30th 2011 1:32am by delindsay90210
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My Roles:

DPS: (Inq) 51 (Sent) 10 (Ward) 5
Raid Healer: (Puri) 32 (Sent) 34 (Ward) 0
MT Healer: (Puri) 51 (Sent) 15 (Ward) 0
Tank: (Just) 47 (Sham) 7 (Inq) 12
Inquisicar: (Inq) 51 (Justi) 14 (Sent) 1
#7 Apr 19 2011 at 9:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Inner Focus in Inq will effect almost nothing in Shaman as something like 90% of Shaman abilities are physical damage. The Armor of Devotion is a neat idea, but I can 99% guarantee you the +20% crit talents do not stack together and therefore at least 5 pts in Inq is wasted, plus 5 pts in Shaman as I personally would keep the 5 pts in it in Sent to get Luminous Gaze. I do see why you would want at least 10pts Inq though for the purge.

Luminous Gaze in Sentinel is also a neat idea but I too would change to 5/5 Watchful Gaze instead of 5/5 Benediction since added healing isn't going to help, although added SP would only help a tad more.

For Shaman in PvP 38 pts to get the Bitter Wind ability would suffice (although going deeper doesn't hurt). Since Shaman is basically a crit machine, having more of it never hurts, especially in PvP. Would be interesting to see if this works.



I would like to ask why doesn't inner focus stack? Shaman has the Passive 'Faith In Action' Spell which increases physical crit if you have spell crit as well, thus i think inner focus is a good 5 point to spend in.
#8 Apr 20 2011 at 9:05 AM Rating: Good
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lynixious wrote:

I would like to ask why doesn't inner focus stack? Shaman has the Passive 'Faith In Action' Spell which increases physical crit if you have spell crit as well, thus i think inner focus is a good 5 point to spend in.


Inner Focus is, if you are casting a damaging spell, then add X% chance for it to be a critical. It's not real spell crit. So if you're using a damaging ability, it sees that it's not a damaging spell and doesn't increase the chance.
#9 May 15 2011 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
I also love this build, the amount of double-dipping you can get off both in AOE and single-target is insane because of two skills: Massive Blow, and Strike of the Malestrom.

Both abilities have a talented DOT attatched to them that is based off the damage dealt by the initial hit, and because this DOT comes after the first damage it benefits multiplicatively both from your 260% Crits and your 30% increased Physical damage (from Lust for Blood). What this means is that on a normal massive blow you deal 140% damage because of Brutalize(100 X 1.4), on a crit massive blow you deal 364% damage (100 X 2.6 X 1.4), on a massive blow following a crit you deal 182% damage (100 X 1.3 X 1.4), and on a crit massive blow following a crit you deal 473% damage (100 X 2.6 X 1.3 X 1.4), and because of Call of Ice, Massive blow will be your single highest damage ability, even without crits.

Strike of the Malestrom is even crazyer because the DOT is 90% of the initial damage (60% from Eye of the Storm 30% from Stormborn (no, I didn't make a mistake there)), suffice to say that Strike of the Malestrom will deal 642% it's base damage after the DOT runs out if it's a crit following another crit.


This build and the Samaninquisitar (sounds crazy, and it is) are the two most viable builds for Shaman, one for crazy Crit-based Bursty DPS (honestly not that bursty once you get some good gear in and start aproaching 100% crit chance on your massive blows) and the other for crazy Crit-based AOE healing. Mixing Shaman and Druid is for suckers; one depends entirely on stacking as much crit and damage multipliers to physical as you can get your hands on (Shaman) the other relies on massive Spell Power to maximize the damage of both it's pet and it's magic abilities (Druid).

Also, the Crit damage modifiers do stack, that's why they put in Weight of the World in the Druid Tree, it's the most atractive talent in Druid for Shamans.

Edited, May 15th 2011 10:50pm by Legendaryratboy
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