Thursday, April 9, 2009

Totems: Raid or Party?

The other night during a guild raid, I asked to be moved into the ranged group so our mages could benefit from my totems - when someone piped-up with, "aren't all totems raid-wide now?"

Uhh... err... wha... I'm not sure anymore!

/equip noobhat

Turns out Rakhman at Flame Shock has already covered the topic and I consider myself smarter because of it. :) The cliff notes from his post:
  • Buffing and Resistance totems are now raid-wide
  • Restorative and Cleansing water totems are only party-wide
  • Grounding and Tremor totems are also only party-wide
Therefore, it's still a good idea to group Shaman with mana-users for Mana Spring (and Tide), but all casters and/or physical DPS (within range) should be able to benefit from your major buffs like Flametongue and Strength of Earth.

3 comments:

sendekyo said...

I'm not sure if you saw the news regarding patch 3.1, but Mana Spring will be raid-wide at that point leaving Mana Tide and Grounding totems party-wide. However Mana Spring and paladin's Blessing of Wisdom will no longer stack.

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=15659707835&sid=1

Cheers!

Exelus said...

Wow thanks for the info - I can't keep up!

Valkure said...

Mana Spring will be raid wide. I havent found any confirmation of a "all totems, all raid wide" sort yet. And I'm especially nervous about that, with how important I find the Cleansing Totem(s) now...