Classes: The Shaman

Shamen - primitive power. The only magic using class of the barbarians, ogres and trolls, shamen get a variety of spells that combine aspects of most of the other magic using classes. This combination, along with the racial strength, means the class can be played in a variety of different ways.

What is the best way to develop and play your shaman? What spells and skills are the most and least useful? Can a shaman be soloed, and if so how? How should you play your shaman in a group?

Post your strategies on how to best play and develop the Shaman and read, rate and comment on what others have to say.

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#1 Nov 09 2007 at 7:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Samanna used to have a detailed walkthrough for the Shaman Epic 1. Now the link is broken.The links seem to be intact for the other. higher level Epics. The info on Alla. is basic and has little to say about strategy. Anyone know if the Samanna info is still around? Or, is there another place to look? I am at the point where I will have to face High Scale Kirn, then Neh'Ashir, etc. All the easy stuff is behind me. So far, as a 65 Shaman, I have been able to solo everything. Looking ahaid I doubt if that will continue, although I wonder if I wait until I reach level 70 if I could continue my solo path. I find a lot of satisfaction in being able to achieve something on my own. I group a lot, but the Epic is special.
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#2 Nov 10 2007 at 7:04 AM Rating: Decent
http://samanna.net/eq.shaman/epic1.0check.shtml


http://crucible.samanna.net/viewtopic.php?t=686


http://eqshaman.com/epic/
yea the link might be down but not sure if that not for matiance or if it is now dead. http://eqshaman.com/epic/

SO USE THIS ONE
https://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=767






Edited, Nov 10th 2007 9:30am by Larth
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#3 Nov 16 2007 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
You can definately solo High Scale Kurn in the Hole at level 65, as I did with my shaman Wulweirlynn on the Tribunal Server back in 2004. I fought my way down and used IVU potions to access the undead tower. There is a room adjacent to High Scale Kurn's spawn point in which the mobs are not KoS and do not assist each other, or at least they were not back then. Aside from soloing High Scale Kurn and helping out my best friend/ shaman Juddaor get his epic drop, I also soloed on that floor for very good exp for over a week.

Hope this helps.

Just looking around at today's standards of equipment, I realize that things are much easier now even with bazaar bought gear. Back then I was above average equipment-wise, but certainly not high-end. This should be easy now, but nonetheless, still exciting. Good luck on your epic and hats off for trying to solo through it!

Wulweirlynn Akallabeth of the Tribunal Server (Retired)
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#4 Nov 17 2007 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the help and encouragement. I doubt any Shaman could get the Child's Tear solo, but aside from that will try to do all the rest myself.
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#5 Nov 17 2007 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
Also Athu, Neh'Ashiir is a lot easier than you would expect. Near when I stopped playing, I managed to take her down with my 65 warrior/rogue/shaman combination. I used 2nd person view with my shaman to keep my alts in the right position while clearing black reavers (they blind with a small AoE).

After clearing the black reavers I zoned my warrior and shaman. Using my rogue, and with Levitate cast on him, I picked the locks up to Neh'Ashiir's floating house while sneaking/hiding by the trash mobs on the floating bridges. I aggroed her with a bow, and floated down to the zoneline to await the massive train that comes with her. As Neh'Ashiir will remain static at the last point of aggro, I waited until she was just before the zone in bridge and then zoned. When I zoned back in she was there waiting for me to take her down. All of this was done after I had already received my epic, and I did it to help my best friend again. Anyway, I just wanted to pass that along to encourage you some more with your epic.

You should be able to do Neh'Ashiir duoing with a good rogue nowadays. Use the trick I did to pull her to the zoneline if you encounter any problems and don't want to waste any time.

Rak'Ashiir should be duoed also with a high end melee or a decent mage. Just help with healing on the pet and buff it with the best you have. Nowadays you should live through the initial turn-in and just zone him and return, buff and take him down. You'll still need a rogue to pick the locks to access him. I remember that I died during the turn in, but back then I was level 56 and had only bits and pieces of Velious gear.

The child's tear is beyond soloing, and is the bottleneck of the entire Shaman Epic 1.0. Do you have a guild that you can sway into taking down Dread/Fear/Terror? Maybe you can sweeten the deal by soloing as much of the trash mobs as you can before your guild enters so that they don't have to deal with, thereby making the raid much faster and less inclination for your guild to start whining about wasting their time. Soloing in the Plane of Fear for a 65 shaman was very easy in 2004, just so long as you stayed within the southern area and away from the DT'ing minibosses.

Wulweirlynn Akallabeth of the Tribunal Server (Retired)



Edited, Nov 17th 2007 3:05pm by Rhaimes
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#6 Nov 27 2007 at 9:58 AM Rating: Decent
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