Respeccing your Resto Shaman for Patch 4.1
With the release of patch 4.1 on live servers, all resto shaman will have to respec. It’s a good opportunity to try something new or reconsider some of your past optional choices.
For myself, I am going to try a point in Ancestral Resolve.
I’d like to have another point for the complete 10% but I don’t feel like I can afford it. I would invest two points if there were no “while casting spells” requirement.
The real trouble with the pve resto shaman tree is that you have to drop at least 1 point into an optional talent to be able to move down into tier 5. The choices are: Nature’s Guardian, Focused Insight, Ancestral Resolve, or Cleansing Waters.
As a pvp-motivated change, Cleansing Waters will receive a 6-second internal cooldown on the heal associated. For myself as a pve shaman, this talent has lost its appeal. It still might be worth it for the mana cost reduction… but.. yeah, I don’t think so.
If you haven’t updated your glyphs since hitting 85, you might look to get more mileage from your Earthliving procs by trading Prime Glyph of Water Shield for Earthliving Weapon. If you have enough regen and mastery in your gear, the ELW glyph got much better for you with the change to Deep Healing in 4.1.
For resto shamans at the beginning of Cataclysm, Blessing of the Eternals didn’t seem to0 great for a 2 point investment due to how situational it was. It will be much more powerful in 4.1.
How are you going to respec in 4.1?