WotLK – Enhancement Shaman Lava Burst rotation

Since I have been asked a lot, I decided to record a WotLK video to demonstrate how well Enhancement Talents (Flame Shock, Maelstrom Weapon, Lava Burst, Elemetal Devastaton, Shamanistic Focus and Elemental Focus) work together.

Maelstrom Weapon

When you critically hit with a melee weapon, you reduce the cast time of your next Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning or Lava Burst spell by 20%. Stacks up to 5 times. Lasts 15 seconds.

Lava Burst

You hurl molten lava at the target, dealing 888 to 1132 Fire damage. If Flame Shock is on the target, Lava Burst will consume the Flame Shock, causing Lava Burst to critically hit.
22% of base mana, 30 yd range, 2 sec cast, 8 sec cooldown

Elemental Devastation

Your offensive spell crits will increase your chance to get a critical strike with melee attacks by 9% for 10 sec.

Shamanistic Focus

After landing a melee critical strike, you enter a Focused state. The Focused state reduces the mana cost of your next Shock spell by 60%.

Elemental Focus

After landing a critical strike with a Fire, Frost, or Nature damage spell, you enter a Clearcasting state. The Clearcasting state reduces the mana cost of your next 2 damage or healing spells by 40%.

So in theory these abilities work well together and this video is just a little demonstration.

Flame shock + Melee Crits -> Instant Lava Burst -> Elemental Devastation -> Elemental Focus -> 0 Mana for next Flame Shock and -40% to next Lava Burst.

Wrath of the Lich King Video, Flight across Northrend

Since not all have the opportunity to see Wrath of the Lich King Beta yet, I have recorded a video from the truly amazing Scenery. You can see the flight from Howling Fjord (starting Zone) to Borean Tundra crossing Grizzly Hills, Dragonblight with Naxxramas, Wintergarde Keep and Wyrmrest Temple and ends in Coldarra.

Playback is at 133% to speed things up a bit. I have also added some of my favourite odd music. Most likely you’ll want to mute and listen to your own 😉

Borked versus M’uru

I have added a recent M’uru Kill to my video section here. It is from an enhancement Shaman’s point of view, basically showing the fight versus the Humanoids in Phase 1 and then versus Entropius in Phase 2.

Again there is only ingame sounds and no fancy editing to give people a chance to experience the encounter as original as possible.

You can also check out the other videos, that show some Thrash Packs, Kalecgos, Brutallus and Eredar Twins.


How to kill annoying Goldspammers!

Izriul from Laughing Skull made an interesting post on the official forum, how to kill Gold Sellers with the Shaman Fire Nova Totems (see the original post here). The basic idea is, that totems become neutral for a splitsecond, once their owner logs off just before they disappear. If you time the Fire Nova Explosion for the brief periods where the totem will be neutral it will deal damage to allied players.

Testing it I found out that it works best for me to type /camp, but not to hit enter until yata (yet another totem addon) shows 1.6 seconds remaining. Then I hit enter and will be logged out a few miliseconds later, leaving my neutral totems on the ground. Depending on your latency it should work roughly the same for you.

I put up a short demonstration video (5mb) for you:

MTV – Goldfarmer Video.

MTV has an informative Video online about Goldfarmers in China. It is estmated that in 2009 more than$ will be spend for Goldfarming, more than the sales of Computer Games themselves. While there are Gold Farms in Romania, Mexico, Indonesia and the Philippines it is still China, taking the lead role, whith more than 500.000 employed farmers.

While it is sad that the Chinese have to work and live there under bad circumstances, Goldfarming is still considered a better job than others and the Gold Farms actually can choose their workers.

While I would not mind a few farmers, the situation online is currently really annoying. It seems that every spot is being camped by bots and farmers. Its not that You can to a quick run to get some Dreamfoil, some Thorium, some JuJu or even black lotus because every spot is being camped. And on top of not being able to get those items you have to pay a lot on the auction house for these items. This is when I totally stop feeling sorry for them.

Well here is the MTV Video. 

And some other links I have found dealing with the subject:


And a very nice Article on gamesguidesonline.com, "Secrets of Massively Multiplayer Farming"

Thanks to LaNcia (Vanquish Guild) for pointing me at the Video. "It's a bird? It's a plane? No !!! It is Superhaekmustauzzo!!!!!"

Burning Crusade Beta: Karazhan Preview, Loot and Movie

On World of Raids a brave Group of Adventurers has posted some very nice Screenshots from the Burning Crusade Level 70 Instance Karazhan. They also have a nice movie and a lot of loot. From what I can see the Instance looks truly amazing be sure to check it out here.

Interesting for Rogues is the Elemental Ripper with a Max Damage of 176, 1.8 Speed 81DPS and the Shade of Aran Melee Cloak with 22 Agility, 18 Stamina, 30 Attack Power + 1% Hit.

Be sure to check out the whole thread on World of Raids.

Burning Crusade Character Creation Video on Google

Slowly more information, pictures and videos about the Burning Crusade Alpha start to leak through. Watch the character creation video of a Draenei here.

Ravencrest will receive its hardware upgrade and thus be offline today from 2:00 till 14:00 and tomorrow from 3:00 bis 11:00.