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    Default A different elemental spec (How to break 5k dps in raids)

    I laughed pretty hard and havent tested it but aparently this is the way to go..

    There is an elemental shaman who broke 5k dps with this spec on patchwerk i belive..

    I will test it out when i come home but apparently the basic is:

    Dualwield means = Double Flametoung!!! = Double spell damage enchants
    The talent that converts 30% of AP into spelldamage = Blessing of Wisdom should be 100-130 SP if specced? = Base ap with strenght of earth should be 50 or something?

    We have to sac our shields, the range of flameshock and thunderstorm but i seriously lack spelldamage!

    Its ment for Raids but we can supply 3 or 4 mana totems and the fights are normaly short anyway.

    Here is the post as hes way better to explain then me! WTB Dual specs NOW! :/

    http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread....sid=1&pageNo=1
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    Default RE: A different elemental spec (How to break 5k dps in raids)

    Quote Originally Posted by 'Dominian',index.php?page=Thread&postID=155480#pos t155480
    I laughed pretty hard and havent tested it but aparently this is the way to go..

    There is an elemental shaman who broke 5k dps with this spec on patchwerk i belive..

    I will test it out when i come home but apparently the basic is:

    Dualwield means = Double Flametoung!!! = Double spell damage enchants
    The talent that converts 30% of AP into spelldamage = Blessing of Wisdom should be 100-130 SP if specced? = Base ap with strenght of earth should be 50 or something?

    We have to sac our shields, the range of flameshock and thunderstorm but i seriously lack spelldamage!

    Its ment for Raids but we can supply 3 or 4 mana totems and the fights are normaly short anyway.

    Here is the post as hes way better to explain then me! WTB Dual specs NOW! :/

    http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread....sid=1&pageNo=1
    Dual-wielding flamtongue as an ele shammy is something I seriously considered a ways back. However, there are really _no_ weapons in the game with spell power for an off-hand. All the SP weapons are main hand. So, you would just get the single flametongue bonus - it really didn't seem worth it to me. Interesting to hear someone has apparently had success with it.
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    I tried it for a few minutes vs a target dummy and my shaman with that spec did around 400 damage more than my regular elemental shaman(needed for totem of wrath) with similar gear
    with flametongue glyph and double flametongue weapon you also get 4% to crit rather than 2%


    I'll try it later in a heroic and see how it turns out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Fursphere',index.php?page=Thread&postID=155508#po st155508
    Why did you write 5k DPS when the post clearly sasy 4k+ dps, then later lists 4.7k?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Fursphere',index.php?page=Thread&postID=155508#po st155508
    Why did you write 5k DPS when the post clearly sasy 4k+ dps, then later lists 4.7k?
    he edited again:

    last update:
    http://wowwebstats.com/3riysxah3qmfi?s=268557-319085
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    Question is: do you have to melee boss with Stomstrike to get that DPS, or we could just sit there and nuke

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    There is a thread on the US shaman forum supporting this build.
    In addition there are a few posts by Aether on the Elemental Shaman thread on the Elitist Jerks site.
    As of now, depending upon your gear level, it could be the most optimal build for some.
    In the near future, with the elemental scaling changes, this will likely not be true.

    The closest we get to a caster offhand is a dagger with critical & hit ratings on it - no actual spell power.
    Spell damage off-hand weapons were specifically removed because of this build in beta.
    Back in the beta, the 30% of AP becomes SP talent was a few tiers higher and would allow an extra 10 pts into Elemental, making the build more viable.

    According to testing done with this build, Stormstrike is a net dps loss.
    The build lacks a lot of melee stats such as Expertise; Stormstrike costs you a Lightning Bolt cast and gets you almost no damage itself.
    The next few LB's hit a lot harder for a net damage loss compared to straight LB spam without any Stormstrike.

    The main strength of the build is raid synergy for the shaman.
    Almost every stat (and thus raid buff) will increase your spell power.
    Strength, Agility, Intellect, Attack Power, Haste, Crit etc.
    You yourself would not provide the raid with Totem of Wrath; but most raids will have two shaman's and you could easily include an Elemental with this build.
    Between the two, you'd provide the raid with all non-resto specific totems and two Bloodlust/Heroism applications.

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    so will this spec help multiboxing or no? ( 5mans )
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Lyonheart',index.php?page=Thread&postID=155597#po st155597
    so will this spec help multiboxing or no? ( 5mans )
    My opinion is no since you lose your shields but the overall damage gets alot higher, but if your one shoted already i guess it wont make it worse. :P
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    As I understand it, this is purely a raid dps spec, meaning:
    * It's got mana issues in 5-man heroics where you don't have mp5 buffs from other classes. I would assume you will need to drink a lot in heroics, and some bosses might even be much harder. Personally I find that Thunderstorm mana "cashback" is a life saver on long boss fights.
    * It's crap for pvp.
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