Post by DrakeLord
So I'm leveling a shaman atm, and she's currently 73. End game, I'm going to dual-spec Resto and Elemental, and right now I'm leveling as Enhance. So now I'm wondering when I should respec and when I should grab gear. Atm I'm looking at three options:
- From 73-75 I grab Ele gear from all quests and maybe from the AH and respec from Enh to Ele at 75 when I get Lava Burst.
- I continue as Enh all the way to 80, collecting gear from ~78-80 from quests, then respec once I'm 80.
- I continue grabbing Enh gear all the way to 80, stay Enh at 80, and then respec to Ele once I collect enough gear from dungeons/heroics/ToC.
(On all options I will stay dps in groups for a while until I collect Resto gear at 80)
I'm not sure which option would be best. I currently do NOT have dual-spec, and intend on getting it soon. Therefore, I have not yet collected any resto gear to use at 80.
I guess the big thing is which spec would help most. I've heard dps while leveling with Enh or Ele is about the same, but I can solo a lot of things (group quests) with mah wolves. On the other hand, leveling up that last bit as Ele would allow me to have a gear set that's closer to what I would need for Resto.
Also, my guild would be happy to run me through chain heroics the moment I hit 80 to help me grab both Ele and Resto gear, if that makes any difference.
Oh, and another question...
How different are the gear sets for Ele and Resto? From what I know: Neither uses Str, Agi, or Spirit. Both use Int, with Stam as a plus. Both use crit.
The only differences I know of is Ele needs Hit and Spell Pen, while Resto needs neither.
If this is true, would I be able to heal and dps in the same gear set, while swapping out just a few +hit pieces with +hit gems when I go Ele?
Or is it just better to have two different sets?