Yesterday night the new Cataclysm beta build (12803) was deployed on the beta servers. Here are the promised changes which affect us elementals:
- Rolling Thunder (Tier 4) *New* – When you deal damage with Lightning Bolt or Chain Lightning while your Lightning Shield ability is active, you have a 30/60% chance to recover 1% of your mana and to generate an additional Lightning Shield charge, up to a maximum of 9 charges.
- Fulmination (Tier 5) *New* – When you have more than 3 Lightning Shield charges active, your Earth Shock spell will consume any surplus charges, instantly dealing their total damage to the enemy target.
- Totemic Wrath is now a Tier 4 talent, down from Tier 5.
- Unrelenting Storm is gone.
So, speccing into Improved Shields (increases the damage done by your Lightning Shield orbs by 15%) feels a lot better now! Also, charging up your Lightning Shield will be added to the elemental’s casting routine, especially if you’re trying to instant kill targets. Make sure to fully charge your shield before popping your trinkets and you will finish with a nice, big Earth Shock hit. I’m more of a Frost Shock-er then an Earth Shock-er so hopefully we will see a minor modification in the new Fulmination talent in the future 😉
After the break, a quick possible PvE and PvP build. full story »