Interested in leveling a Shaman? Before you delve into the shaman class, it’s a good idea to know what exactly it is you’re in for. To quote William Shatner, the Shaman is a conduit for the ancient forces of nature.
So what this means is you’re going to be using a lot of earth type spells to attack your enemies with. In the process of leveling a Shaman, you will be able to use elemental talents, enhancement talents or restoration talents. Elemental leads to you doing mostly ranged attacks, enhancement leads to melee while restoration leads to just some good staying power.
One of the most important abilities of the Shaman is to summon totems that can buff you and your party, cast various status effects on the enemies or deal damage. The totem’s effect can also fall within the wind, fire, earth or air element.
Some of the other benefits of the Shaman include their ability to wear mail armor, their versatility to either play as a melee, ranged or healer class as well as the powerful buffs they have access to.
It is important to know their weaknesses though too, every class has them. For the Shamans, it’s that their totems can be easily destroyed, the fact that they can’t use ranged weaponry and the fact that the Shaman is more of a jack-of-all-trades, not particularly an expert at any 1 task.
I find Shamans to be a lot of fun to play as, even though some may say they have been seriously nerfed and are not very good in player vs player combat. I feel that if you know what you’re doing you can hold your own as a Shaman and dish out some damage.
So now that you have an idea of what to expect, you may want to find out a bit more about leveling a Shaman, it’s therefore a good idea to have a look into a detailed guide that will cover levels 1 through 80.