Today is patch day and boy I am glad I am not a hunter. There are some nice shaman stuff going in today, especially for our elemental brothers. Here is a list that effects us as Resto Shaman.
Fire Nova Totem: Now no longer generates threat.
Healing Way: Now only one application is required to reach full benefit. No longer stacks.
Improved Water Shield: Lesser Healing Wave now has a reduced chance to trigger this talent.
Magma Totem: The damage and scaling has been increased and no longer generates threat.
Mental Quickness: Reduces the mana cost of instant cast Shaman spells by 2/4/6% and increases spell power by an amount equal to 23/46/70% of your agility.
Searing Totem (Rank 4) now does the proper damage for its rank.
Tremor Totem’s duration has been increased from 2 minutes to 5 minutes.
Reduced the spell power on the Titansteel Guardian to bring it in line with its item level.
With the change to Healing Way, I think I will give it a shot in our Naxx runs to see how viable it will be to use. I am also excited about the fire totem changes, this should help out for adding AoE in the raids as well as AoE grinding for your daily quest.
The change to the Titansteel Guradian is met with mixed blessing. The spell power on this was an unbelievable 490 but has reduced to 457. This is more of a fix than a nerf. The guradian’s spell power was way out of line for what it took to get it, but still, any loss in spell power is accepted with some sorrow for the spell power junky.
Don’t forget that all shamans have had their talent points refunded so make sure to talent up before your go out and try to heal your raids.