Is adding Shaman tank spec a good or bad idea?

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User Info: Selite

Selite
3 years ago#1
Are you for or against it?

I personally don't see any downsides but I've seen mixed opinions on this.
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User Info: AnaTheCat

AnaTheCat
3 years ago#2
No reason to unless it is a major feature in an expansion where every class has a 4th spec.

User Info: Ghostfeet

Ghostfeet
3 years ago#3
I'm neither for nor against it. I would be curious to see how they'd make it work if it were implemented. Hell I would probably even give it a shot.
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User Info: Krozard

Krozard
3 years ago#4
I'm NOT for "every class should get a 4th spec", because a lot of them would be hard to work a 4th spec in a way that make sense, however for Shaman, I'm completely FOR a 4th (tank) spec.

Here's why:

Elements.
Shaman focus on four elements: Air, Fire, Water, and Earth

Enhancement has Air as its primary element.
Elemental has Fire as its primary element
Restoration has Water as its primary element

Earth, at the moment, seems to be just a utility sped, but it just SCREAMS tank.
Rockbiter, the Earth elemental weapon imbue, increases threat generated and reduces damage taken.

Unleash Elements, when use with Rockbiter, acts as a taunt

Earth Elemental, I believe, is designed to tank, complete with taunt.
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User Info: punk030

punk030
3 years ago#5
I'll bet warriors are the reason why there's no fourth spec in the game.
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User Info: im_bored

im_bored
3 years ago#6
From: punk030 | #005
I'll bet warriors are the reason why there's no fourth spec in the game.


Why?
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User Info: woodym

woodym
3 years ago#7
punk030 posted...
I'll bet warriors are the reason why there's no fourth spec in the game.


A fourth spec for as warrior would be easy, just make it a healer spec where it focuses on heroic leaping or intervening to party members and aid them with bandages, slap on an adhesive bandage and tell them to carry on like a champ.
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User Info: EDarien

EDarien
3 years ago#8
It's a good idea, from a logical PoV, hands down. If anyone wants to play it, they can. If anyone does not want to play it, nobody's forcing them. Want to make a Melee DPS Priest? I think it's stupid, but I'd vote for it if I saw people wanted to play it. More freedom = better than less freedom.

There's no "lore reason" for it not to happen, so at this point it's just Blizz being stubborn after all they've added to make it "almost viable", ya know for that Boss at 3% health that GC loves to throw out there in these discussions, like it happens every day and Shaman are just, ya know, prepared for that 3% health raid boss while they're DPSing their ass off. *eyeroll*
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User Info: Elaeus

Elaeus
3 years ago#9
I like pinning the element Earth on tank shamans like one of the posters above me did. I think that's pretty thoughtful.

As a general rule no- I don't want every class to have a 4th spec.
My heart just wouldn't be in it, you know? Haven't got one.

User Info: LatiasSA

LatiasSA
3 years ago#10
Perhaps warriors would finally get to have a ressurrecting shout in their fourth spec
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