Zap! Updated to Account for PTR Changes
As most readers probably know, the current PTR (testing patch 3.3.3) brings with it yet more Elemental Shaman changes. As a recap for people, the current changes stand as follows:-
- Elemental Oath: This ability is now always on as a passive aura.
- Flame Shock: The damage over time component of this ability can now produce critical strikes and is affected by spell haste.
- Glyph of Flame Shock: Increases the critical strike damage bonus of your Flame Shock periodic damage by 60%
Sadly, still not changes to Totem of Wrath, though it was touched upon by Ghostcrawler after members of the community pressed the issue of a Warlock’s Demonic Pact still being so very superior to our totem at higher gear levels. Ghostcrawler did indeed confirm that the most obvious solution would be to alter Totem of Wrath to a similar mechanic as Demonic Pact (presumably therefore scaling with our gear and offering a % of the Elemental Shaman’s spell power to the raid). You can read the source of that here
Finally, Charles over at Planet of the Hats has released a new version of the Zap! spreadsheet to incorporate the current 3.3.3 Elemental changes. For anyone who is unaware of the amazing work Charles does for the community, his spreadsheet is amazing for raiding Elemental Shaman’s and without doubt, the best way to optimise your DPS. Go and download it!