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January 29, 2010 2 comments

This section will cover our earth totems and the best use of them.

Strength of Earth Totem

This totem is of no direct benefit to elemental shamans. It provides 155 strength and agility to all party and raid members in a 30 yard range.

When to Use It:-

1/ When there is no enhancement shaman in the party or raid using their own Strength of Earth Totem. (They can talent theirs to be superior).
2/ When there is no death knight in the party or raid using Horn of Winter
3/ When there is no other elemental shaman or restoration shaman dropping Strength of Earth

Things to Note:-

1/ While not of benefit to us, it does significantly buff melee DPS if there is no one else providing a similar or superior buff.
2/ This totem has a raid wide effect.

Stoneskin Totem

This totem increases armour to all party and raid members by 1150 within a 30 yard range

When To Use It:-

1/ When an enhancement shaman is dropping their superior version of our Strength of Earth totem.
2/ When another elemental or restoration shaman is dropping their equal version of our Strength of Earth totem.
3/ When no other enhancement shaman is dropping their superior version of Stoneskin Totem. (They can talent this totem to be more effective)

Things to Note:-

1/ This is a raid wide totem.
2/ It DOES stack with Devotion Aura

Tremor Totem

This is a powerful totem in our arsenal.

When To Use It:-

1/ In ANY fight that involves fear effects.
2/ In PvP scenarios. (Note:- This also means the totem is very useful for the Faction Champions encounter in Trial of the Crusader.)

Things to Note:-

1/ This totem is NOT raid wide. It will ONLY effect the shaman’s party. This is vital to note in raid encounters that involve a raid wide fear and distributing your shamans should be done carefully.
2/ This totem will not only remove fear effects, but also some charm and sleep effects
3/ This totem works with a pulse mechanism as with the Cleansing Totem. It will pulse every three seconds, attempting to remove fear, charm and sleep effects from the shaman and his or her party.

Earthbind Totem

This totem will attempt to snare all targets within it’s radius (10 yards).

When To Use This Totem:-

1/ On any fight where add control through speed reduction is useful.
2/ In a PvP situation. (Note:- This can also include the Faction Champions encounter in Trial of the Crusader. If you have two shamans in one group, consider coordinating so one uses Tremor Totem and the other uses Earthbind Totem)

Things to Note:-

1/ This totem has a very small range (10 yards)
2/ This totem has a relatively small duration compared to most of our totems (45 seconds).

Earth Elemental Totem

As with the Fire Elemental Totem, the cooldown of this elemental was recently reduced to 5 minutes.

When to Use This Totem:-

1/ This is primarily used in solo situations. There are very few situations where a tank will appreciate you popping a taunting elemental.
2/ It can be useful in PvP encounters.

Restoration Shamans

For our restoration friends, they can generally follow the same guide to earth totems as elemental shamans.

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