Wednesday, October 14, 2009

patch 3.3 notes

New Relics (totems)

•Item - Shaman T10 Elemental Relic (Shocks) - Your Earth Shock, Flame Shock, and Frost Shock spells grant 73 critical strike rating for 15 sec. Stacks up to 3 times.
•Item - Shaman T10 Enhancement Relic (Stormstrike) - Your Stormstrike ability grant 146 attack power rating for 15 sec. Stacks up to 3 times.
•Item - Shaman T10 Restoration Relic (Riptide) - Your Riptide spell grants 85 spell power for 15 sec. Stacks up to 3 times.

So depending on how the stacking works this could be a nice little upgrade. Stormstike is much higher on the priority list than lava lash so its less likely to fall off than the buff from Totem of Quaking Earth So with a full stack this gives 438 AP compared to 400 for ToQE. It does have the drawback of taking a minimum of 16 seconds to get the full stack. As uptime of ToQE is close to 100% this ends up being a pretty small upgrade, but an upgrade is an upgrade.

In addition to the totems we also get this little boost.

•Reincarnation: The cooldown on this spell has been lowered from 60 minutes down to 50 minutes (Improved Reincarnation will continue to lower the cooldown by 10/20 minutes).

A 10 minute reduction is a nice little bonus for free. I miss my improved reincarnation from the old TBC enhance/resto build.

ETA: on relics, looks like the elemental relic is going to be a very solid choice for Enhancement as well. 12 seconds to get a full stack as opposed to 16 seconds and right now Crit is simming as higher than 2ep for me.

Apparently the elemental bonus is going to be Haste rather than Crit, which with the 4pc T10 bonus is probably going to be very valuable.

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