Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Ye gods, Shaman buff in a hotfix?

Whatever next, they'll be making instant ghost wolf baseline or something (pretty please):

We are concerned that Elemental shaman dps is a little low in patch 3.1. We are going to hotfix an improved chance for the Lightning Overload talent to cast the half-damage Lightning Bolt or Chain Lightning. This hotfix should go in sometime over the next couple of days. The talent currently has a 7 / 13 / 20% chance to proc. The new change will be an 11 / 22 / 33% chance to proc.

We think this will provide a roughly 5% dps increase for say the raid-buffed level 80 Elemental shaman, but we will closely monitor the damage being done after this change. Note that the tooltip of the talent will not change from this hotfix – the talent will proc 33% of the time with 3 ranks, even though the tooltip says 20%. We will get the tooltip updated in a future client patch.

From the forums. Our resto shaman who has taken elemental as his off spec is understandably pleased about this. I would be too, lightning overload was always awesome, who doesn't like more free lightning?


Anonymous said...

well... i already thought we were doing more damage than we should. BONUS!!!


Anonymous said...

Awesome! I love the lightning bolts streaming over to hit the boss and more overload procs just mean more. Plus a little extra DPS is always nice.

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