How Powerful Are Shamans? – World of Warcraft Lore

Shaman, how powerful are they in the lore? Covering their history, abilities and overall strength in World of Warcraft.
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In this video I talk about the shaman and how powerful they are. Explaining what the actual elements are and how the shaman came to be. After that I go over their abilities and compare them to other playable wow classes. Do keep in mind that all of this is just my opinion based on the lore facts and feel free to leave your thoughts below.

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49 thoughts on “How Powerful Are Shamans? – World of Warcraft Lore

  1. I would add the fact that Enhancement Shamans actually efficent in melee combat. Not as skilled as an average Warrior ofc but good enough to fight against an average creature without the Enhancement. Wouldnt keep his/her ground against a demon tho, without the Enhancement.

  2. shamans could defo rip any other class apart, there is not much you can do when struck by lightning, earthquake or impaled entirely on an earthen spike, just take an example from the highmountain tauren quest chain. ;p
    Though admittedly, their power is entirely dependent on the elements themselves.

  3. Goblins actually have a good reason being shamans. If you think of their origins and them becoming smarter only after being exposed to Kaja'mite, it makes perfect sense of them having shamanistic roots.

  4. I always wondered if shamans would be able to breath fire. I know its weird, but I´m just interested in the limitations of a shamans abilities, if the elementals are working perfectly together with them…or if there is even a limitation. What do you think?

  5. You are somewhat incorrect in regards to Druids. They don't draw on powers in identical ways.

    Shamans draw power from the elements, whereas Druids draw power from the planet itself. They sound similar, but are different.

  6. If you think about it, a shaman could technically defeat warlocks, mages etc. by way of hand to hand combat. Orgrim Doomhammer almost wiped out the entire shadow council and gul dan only survived through pleading for his life. But if you ask me any class is able to beat any class some way or another, and only few are definitively weaker than others. Keep in mind this is just my opinion on the matter, to me, shamans should be able to defeat rogues or warriors easily , whereas paladins, dks or demon hunters would make for a well fought battle and spellcasters (except for maybe priests) are situational, i mean whats a mage (with the in game abilities) going to do when you swing doomhammer in their face? Die thats what

  7. Im quite confused demon hunters and dks could beat Them in the other Videos and here its hard fir Them also i know it always Depends on the individual and enviroment skilled demon hunter champion vs skilled enh shaman Who Would win the?

  8. I'm a little late, but I'd really like to see how powerful hunters are. With examples like Rexxar, and Henry Necingwary, I'd like to see how they size up to other classes.

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