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That didn’t take long…

Not a surprise, but the PTR for 3.3 is among us now. Initial patch notes can be found here. Key note for shaman:

Fire Nova Totem: This totem has been replaced with a new spell, Fire Nova, which is available at the same ranks as the old Fire Nova Totem. Existing characters will automatically learn this new spell in place of the totem. With a Fire Totem active, shamans will be able to use Fire Nova (fire magic) to emit the same area-of-effect damage as the old Fire Nova Totem from the active Fire Totem, not consuming the totem in the process. Fire Nova will activate a 1.5-second global cooldown when used and has a 10-second spell cooldown. The caster must be within 30 yards of the totem to use this ability, but does not need to be within line of sight of the totem.

Glyphs/talents corresponding to Fire Nova have been changed accordingly.

I find the change…intriguing. I don’t know how well it will work for elemental shaman, but for our enhance bretheren, this could be quite the amazing buff. For us elementals, we will still have to run into close range in order to plop down (in most cases) Totem of Wrath, then run back some. I believe the blast radius can be extended up to 16 yards via glyph, so that’s one band-aid fix to this issue.

The last couple of tweaks we received brought up our DPS fairly well, so I believe we’re still going in the right direction, even though I’m not blown away by these fire nova changes. I think it’s just me; I need to stop being lazy and step into the fray in order to deploy totems in range for fire nova nukes.

Now to download the newest PTR and check things out…

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