3.3.2: It’s About Time

3 02 2010

Hell, it’s about time. Reading through the patch notes, you’ll notice a lot of nice things scattered throughout: dungeons have been further streamlined, Arena Season 8 has started (FINALLY!), Toravon’s in VoA now, and the final wing of ICC has been unlocked. Most importantly though, is this:

  • Shamanism: This talent now provides 4/8/12/16/20% extra spell damage to Lightning Bolt/Chain Lightning, up from 3/6/9/12/15%, and 5/10/15/20/25% to Lava Burst, up from 4/8/12/16/20%.

At long last, a bump to help us stay competitive. We’ve been down near the bottom of the DPS meters, and this buff equates to around a 4-5% dps bump, with math courtesy of Charles over at Planet of the Hats. The t10 4-piece bonus has also been redesigned to not suck, with Lava Burst casts increasing the duration of Flame Shock by 6 seconds. This equates to 150-250 DPS, going once again off of Charles’ numbers.

So, it’s a great time to be Elemental. The DPS will help in both PvE and PvP, and our 4-piece doesn’t suck anymore! Arthas doesn’t stand a chance.

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5 02 2010
Aveleai - Korialstrasz

This was an awesome step in the right direction for Ele’s.
I was able to test it this week in ICC through Festergut and was happy to find a 6% overall increase in my dps from the previous week (no upgrades).
/cheer @ Blizz

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