Latest blue post about upcoming changes listed some interesting changes to shamans:
- Flame Shock now deals 834 fire damage over 18 seconds at max rank. (Up from 556 over 12 secs.) Lower ranks increased accordingly.
- Lava Burst no longer consumes flame shock.
Flame Shock & LvB now work as intended in an elemental rotation without requiring a glyph! Awesome!
- Earthen Power changed to: Your Earthbind’s totems have a 50 / 100 % chance to also remove all snare effects from you and nearby friendly targets and your Earth Shock reduces enemy attack speed by an additional 5/10%.
How many people in the party need to be reducing the enemies attack speed? Are Enh. shamans gonna be tanks now?
- Glyph of Flame Shock – The periodic damage dealt by your Flame Shock can now be critical strikes (Old: increased duration of Flame Shock by 6 sec. and prevented its consumption when LvB was cast).
Since the glyph has been reworked into the spell, it looks like its time to pull out the Glyph of Lava Burst! I don’t think I need Flame Shock periodic damage to help me crit… but thanks for the thought.