The Shaman, An Introduction
The Shaman is an odd character class, largely unloved and unappreciated, difficult to play and with what seems like an ever diminishing role. Even as a cave shaman, every other class it seems has had love and been totally overhauled and the Shaman has been largely forgotten.
So, you’re never going to be a first line magic user because every caster has better spells and quick cast. If you’re augmentation spec then yes buff shears hurt in Realm vs Realm, but they don’t really kill.
Basically put, without a group a shaman is nothing. In a group he comes into his own.
Your buff shears if you’re augmentation specced can turn the tide of a fight. Your resists are absolutely essential.
If you’re cave spec, your AoE poison may not kill, but it can damage a lot of people in an enemy battlegroup and leach a lot of Realm points.