Hey guys, I'm going to be 2-boxing here in a bit and after many changes in thought, I've arrived at the final decision: I'm going to use a Shaman with either a Monk or a Mage.
Can anyone with any info/advice enlighten me as to the pros/cons & advantages/disadvantages that either set-up would have over one another? I'm only really interested in info regarding levels 60 and higher. Things like who can take tougher mobs, have less downtime, kill faster, fight in more versatile situations, etc.
I know that a Monk is very well complemented by a Shaman, considering Buffs, Slows, and DoTs, but the Mage seems to have a lot to offer as well, seeing as the pet can tank.
It's my assumption that with AAs/Gear a Monk will definately outpace the Mage as far as tanking goes, and that pulling and aggro management will be easier with the Monk as well. Even so far as to say that the Monk would out DPS the Mage (seeing as he can do all the DPS he wants and would be glad for the aggro whereas the Mage would end up without mana or dead if he splurged on DPS). Adding in the fact that the Mage is going to have to be "doin' somethin' strange for a piece of change" to get his spells, a Mage just seems like a lot of work. To be honest, I don't really see where the Mage could pull ahead of the Monk as far as being more compatable for Boxing with a Shaman.
Nevertheless, I've had plenty of people suggest that I Box a Mage with my Shaman. So really, I guess my question is simply this: I know that a Monk will work wonders with a Shaman at his side, is there any situation where a Mage would work even greater wonders?
Thanks in advance for any input =)
Edit: I was persuaded away from the mage, and am rather debating SK or Monk.
Edited, Jul 27th 2007 1:02am by Reculpine
Edited, Jul 27th 2007 1:03am by Reculpine