I had been having some fun on the good ole’ dwarf DK but as soon as I heard I could change my shaman from an ugly space goat into a dwarf… well, my DK wasn’t any fun anymore. I figured now was as good a time as any to get my shaman geared for enhancement. That way I’d be ready to go when the xpac rolls around.
In the meantime I’m still healing on him her. I’m hardcore haste on her. I sacrifice every stat so that I can have chain heals as fast as a flash heal. I’ve been wanting to get some stupid amount of haste.
I achieved that.
I got an enchant on a new weapon and got a socket switched up and fixed. Then I looked at my stats screen and guess what number I found?
Haste Rating: 1001
One Thousand and One.
I would consider that a stupid amount of haste.
I’d like to say that the amount of sacrifice I’ve given up for that amount of haste has been detrimental… but it hasn’t. I’ve created a bit of a niche for myself in that I heal the raid REALLY well. I’m shit for MT healing since I don’t have the throughput or mana regen to keep up with that kind of damage but the breaks between AEs tend to give me the right amount of time I need to regen. It’s been a lot of fun healing like this. When I drop Wrath of Air totem my 2.5 second chain heal becomes 1.68. That’s only about .3 seconds slower than my disc priests flash heal. Heroism brings it down to 1.36.
Healing the faction champs is so much fun. That is a fight I go OOM on. I can VERY easily blow my mana pool since I’m just chain flashing the raid.
It’s nice to see that you can still get the job done even if you arent in a cookie cutter build. I certainly don’t recommend every shaman do this, its a nice variant I think. Similar to how you have disc priests that stack haste and go a bit deeper into holy so they can spam g.heals on main tanks.