Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Mana Tide Totem: Blessing and curse

Shaman have a very unique problem, something that takes the form of a blessing and a curse for us. Namely, this takes the form of Mana Tide Totem. Our wonderful little totem has been with us for quite a while, it has done some wonderful things for us as healers and making sure we have a well of mana to drink from when we need it. It's a great totem, don't get me wrong, but it has a dark side. The ability allows us not only to give ourselves mana back, but also to restore mana to our raiding healing counterparts withing 40 yards of cheapest wow gold it. Combine that with the fact that it operates at 200% of your spirit total excluding short term buffs like trinket procs, and you have a very powerful raid tool that is very coveted. It's good, no two ways about it. However it has a bit of a downside as well.

Since the birth of this wonderful water world spirit, restoration shaman have gotten saddled in some folks eyes with the label of mana battery. Something that while funny at first, has sort of become something that many raid leaders choose to solely identify healing minded shaman for. It has certainly always been a personal grievance of mine when I hear people refer to resto shaman as nothing more than mana batteries. There is a school of thought that holds that stacking spirit is the most important thing you can do buy wow accounts in terms of helping your raid team as a whole. That there is a certain amount of sacrifice that you need to make to your throughput in order to focus on having a ton of spirit. It is not a thought I subscribe to personally, but it is in fact out there.

Because of this cooldown, you may sometimes come under a lot of pressure to stack a ton of spirit and truly become that mana battery. It sounds like it may be something that isn't too common, but I get where to buy wow accounts a lot of emails about this and it does come up in conversation rather frequently whenever I'm talking to newer healers or resto shaman that have just changed guilds or raid teams.

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