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« on: November 26, 2015, 12:26:52 AM »
Always be casting.
You have tools to do a lot of things, you have near limitless mana recuperation capabilities, you should never be idle during an event.
You should place high priority on getting your epic 2.0. It is the best adps we can give our melee groups.
You should place high priority on getting your rez clicky (Staff of Forbidden Rites). It is infinitely better than using Call of the Wild to revive players.



AE Healing

Spiritual Swelling

You should be casting this alot.
This is a great spell for helping to keep meleers/tanks alive. You need line of sight of your target to cast. You can target MA, mob, MTO, a group member, yourself, or your pet (it even works on your call of the ancients spell aura!). Using healing wards for splashing is kinda neat because they don't take damage from AEs, they are stationary. Use /tar charactername`s_ward (ie. /tar Raccoo`s_ward)

Frostbitten Gift
Gives your next two heals twincasts. I mostly use this with Spiritual Swell to boost its healing power. Instead of 3 splashes, you will get 6 splashes from Spiritual Swell.
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Targeting the MA or a MT to cast is probably best because they will most likely be targeting a mob that is ok to nuke.

Ancient Alliance
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   Forms an ancient alliance over your target, placing a healing rain over them when other Shaman, Cleric, or Druid heals (between levels 96 and 110, with a minimum healing value of 5000) land on that target for up to 2m (20 Ticks). If 120 heals are received in that time, it will trigger a fulmination consisting of an even larger healing rain.

    Should definitely be kept up on MTO.
    Each direct heal of at least 5k base from Druids/Clerics/Shaman will proc a 10-11k AE Heal from the tank.
    The spell procs the same AE heal when it is initially cast on the target. This requires line of sight with your target.
    Does not overwrite, even if same caster.
    Spiritual Swelling doesn't work to proc the AE heals, or lower the 120 counter.
    UPDATE: A worn off message has been added.
    ‚óŹ   Trigger for Priest Alliance worn off



Main Healing

I use two to three of the highest level Reckless heals along with Spiritual Swells and Gift for twincasting.  I do not use Mending spells, they are too slow.


Group Healing

Cloud of Renewal
Maintain this HoT on your group during tough events (especially if there are AEs). It can be twincast with Fleeting Spirit.
With Luminary's Synergy this has a chance to add even more healing to your group, giving us even more incentive to keep this up during raids.

Roar of the Lion
This HoT stacks with your Renewal line, but is on the same spellslot as regen, so it overwrites regen and is BLOCKED by quite a few DoTs from raid mobs.  Suggest paying attention to what is blocking it and cast this BEFORE getting hit if able (for instance, it isn't overwritten by the Queen's dot in Chardok, but it is blocked, so casting it beforehand is a must).

Eyrzekla's Recourse
Quick group heal with recourse heal. Use this one first for saving group members.

Prehistoric Intervention
Quicker group heal with longer refresh.

Forceful Rejuvenation
Save this for when your group heals are down and you need them immediately.

Shaman chest clicky
Clicky group heal with 10 minute refresh. Every Shaman chest in the past few expansions has the same function, with more recent having better heals.

Ancestral Guardian Spirit
This AA gives a buff on target, that casts a big HoT when they go under 50% health. Cast this on Berzerkers, Rogues, or others who like to take dirtnaps often.

Small Manisi Branch
This item is the reward for The Foretold Hour achievement. It gives you an item that priests can convert into an item with direct heal for 40-80k, mana-free every 2 minutes.

Apothic Dragon Spine Hammer or Jeweled Apothic Dragon Spine Hammer
The clicky is on the same timer as the Manisi Branch.
The regular hammer gives the same 40k heal, and the Jeweled upgrade gives 50k base, both of which can crit.
This item is the reward for a quest that begins in Veeshan's Peak. It can be upgraded to Jeweled with a Flawless Diamond from a raid chest.


Resurrection

Staff of Forbidden Rites
Casting time 1.0. Recast time 30 seconds.
90% rez. This can be used in combat, during raid events. Quicker casting and recast time than Call of the Wild. Also does not give the Revival sickness mentioned below.
This is the second most important item for shaman (not to mention, paladin, druid, and even cleric (cleric AA rez is 1.5 cast time)), after epic 2.0.

Call of the Wild
Casting time 3.0. Recast time 2 minutes.
This is a rez-like ability to return players to their corpses. This can be used in combat, during raid events.
Players called to their corpse will have Revival Sickness. I would highly recommend not using this if you can help it. Always use the 90% first. Although it might be ok using on a cleric or someone who can rez themselves to get rid of the Revival Sickness.

Rejuvenation of Spirit
96% rez. This cannot be used during combat. Have to wait 5 minutes after raid combat to use.

Revival Sickness - Affects you when you get called or go to bind without getting a rez.
Duration: 2m (20 ticks), Dispelable: No
1: Cap Mana at lowest of 20% or 4000
2: Cap Endurance at lowest of 20% or 4000



ADPS

  • Our most important ADPS, click often unless holding for big burn
  • Increase Critical Damage by 110% with All Skills
  • Increase Chance to Critical Hit by 65% with All Skills
  • Three minute refresh
  • Pair with bard's epic for best results
  • Hotkey has Group Pact of Wolf, in case anyone needs haste.
  • Hotkey has Spirit of Cheetah, in case anyone needs runspeed.
  • Epic trigger



Third Spire of Ancestors IV
  • Increase Proc Modifier by 25%
  • Increase Accuracy by 60%
  • Increase All Skills Minimum Damage Modifier by 45%
  • Use on burn call. Pair with Ancestral Aid MGB/TB.
  • Third Spire Trigger



Ancestral Aid
            INCREASED HEALING AMOUNT!!! This went from 2k to 8k it looks like from my last post, unless I was looking at older version when I made this.
Instant cast. This stacks with Shear of Renewal, Epic, Roar of the Lion, etc. Hit Tranquil Blessings before engage, and try to space them out, coordinate with other shaman.
Also make a hotkey for MGB + Ancestral Aid for a second click when it repops.
Pair this with Third Spire.

It blocks Union of Spirits, so be aware when using Union for life saving!
           



Coordinating Ancestral Aid
           
It seems to work best if you have one shaman coordinating the timing of Ancestral Aid clicks. I've made buttons for each shaman in the lineup so I can click and send them a tell letting them know it is time for their AA, and also tells the channel who is up.








Roar of the Lion
Permanent spell slot for this one, keep recasting whenever it refreshes for a powerful melee proc and group HoT.
It also helps to have a trigger for when Gift of Mana fires so you can use the free cast on this, since it uses a large amount of mana.


Union of Spirits XXV (blocked by Ancestral Aid)
Increase HP when cast by 45000
Increase Hitpoints v2 by 29000 per tick
Increase STR/AGI/DEX Cap by 300
Increase STR/AGI/DEX by 300

This is instant cast, and you can accidentally hit mobs with it (although it doesn't help them). I use this mainly on Berzerkers/Rogues. Not sure which class benefit the most from the stats increase.


Group Pact of the Wolf XII
Increase Attack Speed by 75%
Increase Mana Pool by 4000
Increase Max Hitpoints by 4000

I use this for rebuffing rezzed melee since it is instant cast and instant refresh, instead of using talisman of celerity. Meleers need to block the illusion in the short buff window so they don't change into werewolves though.



DPS
Fleeting Spirit
Twin cast your DoTs on burns. It has 10 charges, and lasts 2 minutes. If a ranger in your group is using their Scarlet Cheetah, you can save it, or try to work around. Scarlet and Fleeting will both be used at the same time if they are both up.

DoTs
I hit Silent Casting, Fleeting Spirit, and I have a hotkey that hits First Spire, Focus Arcanum and Glyph. Having the Vermillion Sky Ring and FD potions are a good idea to help cut down on agro, since Totem doesn't have a quick enough refresh. If you have a ranger in your group, you might be able to do better letting them Scarlet cheetah you first. Steal ideas from the necro guide, use tribute and efficiency potions.



Nukes
For AE, Ri`zyer's Breath (9421) is better DPS than Ry`zyr's Rain (base 9221 x 3, can hit yourself if within range). Ry`zyr's rain max crit mod is capped at 40%. Rain would probably be more dps on a single target, but then you'd have to stay at a range to avoid nuking yourself, which means you couldn't be meleeing for Lion's Roar procs.
For DD, Lion's Roar procs and Mawmaw's Bite.

Melee
If we aren't moving around much, and group members aren't dying, I'll melee to proc Roar of the Lion.

Rabid Bear
Increases your double attack, attack, adds a self HoT, procs a small DD&DoT, and also procs a 7k rune on you and your group members (which also heals the group when it procs).

Languid Bite
Be aware of the situation on whether you should have this disabled. It procs off of Turgur's for mana free DPS, but if 4+ necros on raid, disable. Also disable if there are a lot of mezzed mobs you are slowing.

Pets
Turn taunt OFF. I always start with a pet at the beginning of the event to get extra dps from his Lion's roar procs. But I don't bother re-summoning dogdog if he dies during the event. The minimal DPS is not worth the time it takes.

Pack of Mirtuk
Put this on if you are planning to DPS. Except where swarm pets shouldn't be used.


Spellsets

TBM

Anashti Lady of Decay
(NO DISEASE DOTS)


1. Reckless
2. Reckless
3. Spiritual Swell
4. Recourse
5. Intervention
6. Renewal
7. Roar of the Lion
8. Erogo's Curse
9. Jinx
10. Eradicate Curse
11. Chant of the Wulthan
12. Unity
13. Gift

            Enslaver
(NO DISEASE DOTS)


1. Reckless
2. Reckless
3. Spiritual Swell
4. Recourse
5. Intervention
6. Renewal
7. Roar of the Lion
8. Erogo's Curse
9. Jinx
10. Blood of Rivans
11. Freespace
12. Mawmum's Bite
13. Gift

            Stem the Tide

1. Reckless
2. Reckless
3. Reckless
4. Recourse
5. Intervention
6. Renewal
7. Roar of the Lion
8. Unity
9. Growth
10. Erogo's Drowse/
Incapacity
11. Freespace
12. Spiritual Swell
13. Gift

EOK

Droga

1. Reckless
2. Reckless
3. Spiritual Swell
4. Recourse
5. Intervention
6. Renewal
7. Roar of the Lion
8. Erogo's Curse
9. Jinx
10. Chant of the Wuthan
11. Freespace
12. Mawmum's Bite
13. Gift

            Lceanium

1. Reckless
2. Reckless
3. Spiritual Swell
4. Recourse
5. Intervention
6. Renewal
7. Roar of the Lion
8. Erogo's Curse
9. Jinx
10. Freespace
11. Freespace
12. Mawmum's Bite
13. Gift

            Prince

1. Reckless
2. Reckless
3. Spiritual Swell
4. Recourse
5. Intervention
6. Renewal
7. Roar of the Lion
8. Erogo's Curse
9. Jinx
10. Scorpikis Blood/Vermistipus's Pandemic
11. Nectar of Suffering/Breath of Elkikatar
12. Rirwech's Affliction
13. Gift

            Queen

1. Reckless
2. Reckless
3. Spiritual Swell
4. Recourse
5. Intervention
6. Renewal
7. Roar of the Lion
8. Erogo's Curse
9. Jinx
10. Scorpikis Blood/Vermistipus's Pandemic
11. Nectar of Suffering/Breath of Elkikatar
12. Rirwech's Affliction
13. Gift

            Vault

1. Reckless
2. Reckless
3. Reckless
4. Recourse
5. Intervention
6. Renewal
7. Roar of the Lion
8. Erogo's Curse
9. Jinx
10. Scorpikis Blood/Vermistipus's Pandemic
11. Nectar of Suffering/Breath of Elkikatar
12. Rirwech's Affliction
13. Gift

New events

1. Reckless
2. Reckless
3. Reckless
4. Recourse
5. Intervention
6. Renewal
7. Roar of the Lion
8. Unity
9. Growth
10. Incapacity
11. Freespace
12. Freespace
13. Gift
            DoT DPS

1. Reckless
2. Reckless
3. Spiritual Swell
4.  Recourse
5. Intervention
6. Renewal
7. Roar of the Lion
8. Erogo's Curse
9. Jinx
10. Scorpikis Blood/Vermistipus's Pandemic
11. Nectar of Suffering/Breath of Elkikatar
12. Rirwech's Affliction
13. Gift/Unity





Other hotkeys

     Call of the Wild
Staff of Forbidden Rites
90% clicker hotkey
Cheetah + Invis hotkey
Rebuff hotkey
Pet resummon
1. Mems spell set for summoning pet, and hasting pet
2. Cast pet spell
3. Curious Companion Compactor (pet shrink)
4. Pet haste
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Re: Shaman guides
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2015, 10:10:41 PM »
Dont forget to MGB ancestral aid =D pair it with 3rd spire

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Re: Shaman guides
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2015, 06:22:27 PM »
Dont forget to MGB ancestral aid =D pair it with 3rd spire

Better yet, hit tranq blessing before start for first cast then mgb later.

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Re: Shaman guides
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2015, 05:35:06 PM »
Recommended to make two triggers for Epic as well.  One trigger for when Bard clicks epic so you know to click yours as well.  And a trigger for when epic becomes available to reclick (timer).

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Re: Shaman guides
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2015, 05:47:37 PM »
I have 2 triggers for epic. First for when bard clicks epic, second for when my epic lands (in case I click and it gets interrupted), and for when my epic is about to run out (for if there are two shaman in group and you are the second clicker). I changed the second to 3 minute timer and made it so it will tell me when it fades.
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Re: Shaman guides
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2015, 09:29:08 PM »
I have 2 triggers for epic. First for when bard clicks epic, second for when my epic lands (in case I click and it gets interrupted), and for when my epic is about to run out (for if there are two shaman in group and you are the second clicker). I changed the second to 3 minute timer and made it so it will tell me when it fades.

No trigger for when it's back up?

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2015, 11:43:49 PM »
That's the last trigger I added. It fires when the 3 minutes are over. Sorry for not clarifying.

12-29-2015: Updated epic trigger.
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Re: Shaman guides
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2015, 11:54:19 PM »
I  use   the   same     spell set  as  you   Raccoo,  little   different  order   but   same   spells    line  up.  Thinking   dropping  my  105  mending  spell  as to  take  to  long  to cast  and  find  only  really  use  it heal  self  as   other    2  heals  can't  heal  self.  At   start   on   event    hit   TB  and   astcerial aid  on  inc. As  far   as  epic   I  hit  asap  on  inc  and   asap  when  resets. I  find  myself   rebuffing as  needed,  as   I  keep  tank  and    SK  up  in  ET  window  and  try  to   keep   them   rebuffed  asap.  I  try   to  have  them  rebuff  before  they  send  tells for  buffs. what  I   like    to  know   is   how  to increase   my  splashes,  as  you   have    highest   rate  of  casts.  I  find  I   am   chain  casting   spells  and    don't  see   how  i  can   cast   any  faster. 

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Re: Shaman guides
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2015, 05:30:03 AM »
You can now (since last patch) heal yourself with Reckless spells.

Highest rate of casting splash heals? I don't know, I just hit it whenever it is available (except for on Anashti of life raid).
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Re: Shaman guides
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2016, 07:25:48 AM »
Something I was just wondering about, on some events like Grannus, when the raid is spread out, should we try to split our splashes to certain areas to cover everyone better? Need to check on the range. Healing wards can be targeted to cast swell on. Which makes me wonder if the totems in Stem the Tide are also.
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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2016, 05:38:57 PM »
EOK AAs

Luminary's Synergy
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   This passive ability allows your Shear of Renewal spell to trigger a blessing on your party that will increase the power of the next three healing spells that land on them by 9000 points for up to 12 seconds.  Ranks 1-10 increase the chance to trigger this blessing by 10% per rank.

This works well in combination with Spiritual Swell, makes them crit for up to 83k.

Also note Shear of Renewal now stacks with Cleric's Celestial Regeneration (YAY)!!


EOK Spells

Spirit of Tala'Tak (level 74)
    Nice upgrade for Bih`li. Gets overwritten with Quicktime.
    DGC Issue Tracker = Upvote this to get them fixed.

Responsive Spirit (level 101)
    This self buff procs a group heal and group cures when you are hit with direct damage AEs. (they took out the minor curing)

Ancient Alliance (level 103)
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   Forms an ancient alliance over your target, placing a healing rain over them when other Shaman, Cleric, or Druid heals (between levels 96 and 110, with a minimum healing value of 5000) land on that target for up to 2m (20 Ticks). If 120 heals are received in that time, it will trigger a fulmination consisting of an even larger healing rain.
   This procs a AE heal (of approximately 9-10k) upon landing on target also.
    Spiritual Swelling doesn't work to proc the AE heals, or lower the 120 counter.

Chaotic Venom (level 104)
    This quick casting spell casts 2 poison dots, and can possibly proc 1 or 2 poison nukes. I noticed that Reefmaw's Bite (one of the nukes) will get locked out when this spell procs Reefmaw (it probably does the same for the other poison nuke, and possibly the two dots if you have them memmed also).
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Re: Shaman guides - DOT upgrades post-nerf
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2017, 09:58:22 PM »
From what I see, we can stack 7 dots (not counting languid/feral bite/etc).

Long duration

 Garugaru
27183 damage per tick for 13974 mana
17141 damage per tick for 11594 mana

 Reef Crawler Blood
23919 damage per tick for 19934 mana
10901 damage per tick for 9750 mana

 Srasku' Curse
20117 damage per tick for 11392 mana
15237 damage per tick for 14081 mana

 Nectar of Woe
14092 damage per tick for 15233 mana
12658 damage per tick for 15812 mana

 Breath of Hemocoraxius
14024 damage per tick for 12915 mana
10099 damage per tick for 10853 mana

 Livio's Affliction
9305 damage per tick for 15732 mana
8329 damage per tick for 16145 mana

 Spirespine's Pandemic
8169 damage per tick for 8932 mana
6824 damage per tick for 7860 mana


Short duration/Fast/Quick dots

 Serpentil's Venom
23919 damage per tick for 3 ticks for 3795 mana.
10901 damage per tick for 3 ticks for 1952 mana. Doesn't stack with Reef Crawler Blood

 Sephry's Malady
13749 damage per tick for 3 ticks for 2231 mana.
10099 damage per tick for 3 ticks for 1753 mana. Doesn't stack with Breath of Hemocoraxius.


Stinger/doom

Nectar of Woe will auto cast Vengence of Woe when it wears off.
20856 damage per tick for 24 seconds.
18734 damage per tick for 24 seconds.

Livio's Affliction will auto cast Livio's Malady when it wears off.
15632 damage per tick for 24 seconds.
13992 damage per tick for 24 seconds.


Combination spells

These spells speed up ramp up time at cost of mana. They also help save on spellgem slots. The downside is they use up an extra buff slot for the initial cast, and if buff locked, the mob may not get any real dot cast on it.

 Livio's Malosinia
Do you want to spend a lot more mana for a dot that casts slower and adds malosinia? Me neither.

 Hemocoraxius's Pandemic
Triggers the highest ranks you know of Breath of Hemocoraxius and Spirespine's Pandemic on your target. (I believe this also will add 200 mana to the cost of the combined spells).

 Chaotic Venom
Casts the highest rank you know of Reef Crawler Blood and Nectar of Woe on your target, with an additional 10-20% chance to cast the best rank you know of Reefmaw's Bite and 10-20% chance to cast the best rank you know of Serisaria's Spear of Venom. (again, I believe it adds mana cost in addition to what each spell costs to cast, so you won't get all this for the 587 mana it says).
...just realized that using this spell with Ranger's Scarlet Cheetah might use up twincasts on the nukes. Will have to test this.

I'm still working out how Gift of Mana works with combined spells like this. I think it uses up the charge on the small addition, but I need to further test this, and also see if GoM can proc off one spell and hit the next spell on the same combo.
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Re: Shaman guides
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2017, 08:39:47 AM »
Shaman DPS/Damage
Quote from: Brogh
First Spire & 7th vet are both plain crit rate increases

base crit rate for shm is 56%
1st is +30%
7th is +50%
Auspice of the Hunters is +33%
Spirit of Vesagran (brd epic) +12%
Fierce Eye (brd AA) or Illusions of Grandeur (enc AA, doesn't stack with FE) +12%

If Auspice and any of brd epic / FE / IoG are up, then you're already full crit rate, both self boosts are useless overkill.

If you have 7th available, pretty sure you want to save that for when your Nectar & Affliction "stingers" are running alongside the regular dots. likely auspices will have run out by then
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Re: Shaman guides
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2017, 12:29:23 PM »
Raccoo wrote  I hit Silent Casting, Fleeting Spirit, and I have a hotkey that hits First Spire, Focus Arcanum and Glyph.

can we get a pic of this hotkey
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2017, 10:51:37 PM »
I added the image of the macro. It is still WIP. It sometimes doesn't work, but it might be because of my hotkey to shut down macros when I backup.