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Shaman Alternate Advancement Abilities

Bold: Samanna's Picks - and by that, I mean I recommend getting the bold ones before the non-bold ones, not that the non-bold ones are necessarily useless.

For actual benefit per cost data on AA series, see my Demystified! page.

For a more detailed (and official) description of all of the AAs and LAs, See Jetta Starr's listing.



Consolidated AA advice for the new Shaman:

Consider stopping at 62 for the following:
General: Run3 (3); Metab3 or Regen3 (3)
Archetype: MC3 (12)
Class: Can5 (5)
PoP Abilities: VP1 (3); RC1 (3)
Omens: MR (3)
For those 32 AA bucks, you'll get a
lot of bang.


General Tab

Name

Ranks

Category

Sam's Cat

Description

Discordant Defiance

5

OoW

Buffs/Stats

Increases Resist Caps by 5 per rank

General Sturdiness

5

SoF

Buffs/Stats

Increase Innate HP by 100 per rank

Mystical Attuning

7

SoF

Buffs/Stats

Increase Buff Slots by 1 per rank

Natural Durability

3

SoL

Buffs/Stats

Increase Total HP by Percentages

Energetic Attunement

10

TSS

Buffs/Stats

Increase Worn Regen Cap by 1 per rank

Innate Regeneration

20

TSS

Buffs/Stats

Increase Innate Regen by 1 per rank

Planar Power

15

TSS

Buffs/Stats

Increase Worn Stat Caps by 5 per rank

Innate Run Speed

5

GoD

Movement

Increase Innate Run Speed; SoW ~ Run 3.5

Origin

1

OoW

Movement

Gate to Starting City

Delay Death

20

DoD

Survival

Increase Sub-0 Unconscious Range

Combat Agility

23

SoF

Survival

Increase Innate Avoidance by varying amounts per rank

Combat Stability

23

SoF

Survival

Increase Innate Mitigation by varying amounts per rank

(tradeskill) Mastery

3 (ea)

TS

Tradeskills

Decrease Failures by up to 50%

Salvage

3

TS

Tradeskills

Decrease component loss on failed combines

Quick Draw

2

SoF

Utility

Increase Potion Belt Slots by 1 per rank

Innate Metabolism

3

SoL

Utility

Decrease Food Consumption up to 50%

Battle Ready

2

TSS

Utility

Increase Bandolier Slots by 1 per rank

...plus a lot of others which are of little to no value.

Archetype Tab

Name

Ranks

Category

Sam's Cat

Description

Expansive Mind

15

SoF

Buffs/Stats

Increase Worn FT cap by 1 per rank

Innate Enlightenment

5

PoP

Buffs/Stats

Increase worn Int & Wis Caps by 10 per rank

Mental Clarity

13

SoF

Buffs/Stats

Increase Innate Mana Regen by 1 per rank

Mnemonic Retention

2

SoF

Buffs/Stats

Increase Memmed Spell Cap by 1 per rank

Spell Casting Reinforcement

3

SoL

Casting

Increase duration of beneficial spells by up to 50%

Gift of Mana

3

DoD

Casting

Chance to cast next spell without mana cost, L65-70

Gift of Radiant Mana

1

TSS

Casting

Chance to cast next spell without mana cost, L71-75

Gift of Ex. Rad. Mana

1

SoF

Casting

Chance to cast next spell without mana cost, L75-80

Secondary Forte

1

GoD

Casting

Adds a secondary specialization up to 50 points

Spell Casting Mastery

3

SoL

Casting

Decrease mana cost for spells of specialization

Persistent Casting

3

GoD

Casting

Add/Increase chance to cast through Stuns (borked?)

Mastery of the Past

12

OoW

Casting

Eliminate fizzles on spells of incresing levels per rank

Radiant Cure

9

TSS

Curing

AA-based Group Cure of Curse, Disease, Poison, and Detr.

Quickened Curing

3

GoD

Curing

Decrease recast of Radiant Cure

Spell Casting Fury

3

SoL

DDs

Add/Increase chance to crit on DD spells

Fury of Magic

12

PoP

DDs

Increase chance to crit on DD spells

Destructive Fury

9

OoW

DDs

Increase value of crits on DD spells

Critical Affliction

6

OoW

DoTs

Add/Increase chance to crit on DoT ticks

Abundant Healing

10

DoD

Healing

Add/Increase chance to trigger HoT when casting DH

Healing Adept

9

OoW

Healing

Increase Base DH amount by varying amounts per rank

Healing Boon

9

TSS

Healing

Add/Increase chance to crit on HoT ticks

Healing Gift

15

SoF

Healing

Add/Increase chance to crit on DH spells

Companion's Blessing

3

SoF

Pet

1 minute Splurt-heal for Spell-based Pet

Companion's Durability

3

SoF

Pet

Increase Spell-baseed Pet's HP by up to 5%

Fortify Companion

3

SoF

Pet

Increase Spell-based Pet's survivability slightly

Persistent Minion

1

OoW

Pet

Allows Spell-based Pets to zone with you

Pet Affinity

1

GoD

Pet

Allows Group Buffs to land on your Spell-based Pet

Suspended Minion

2

PoP

Pet

Add ability to suspend/resummon pet; with gear at rank 2

Shield Block

6

SoF

Survival

Add/Increase chance to block melee with shield

Silent Casting

5

DoD

Survival

Decrease hate generation of spells while in effect

Hastened Silent Casting

3

SoF

Survival

Decrease recast of Silent Casting

Spell Casting Subtlety

9

TSS

Survival

Decrease chance to get agro by varying amounts per rank

Class Tab

Name

Ranks

Category

Sam's Cat

Description

Mass Group Buff

1

SoL

Casting

Make next Group Buff an AE Buff

Quick Buff

3

SoL

Casting

Reduce cast time of Buffs by up to 50%

Spell Casting Reinforcement Mastery

1

SoL

Casting

Increase duration of beneficial spells up to 70%

Affliction Mastery

3

DoD

DoTs

Increase chance for crit on DoT tick

Blood Tithe

6

TSS

DoTs

Increase chance for crit on DoT tick

Destructive Cascade

3

SoF

DoTs

Increase value of crits on DoT ticks

Ancestral Aid

9

TSS

Healing

AA-based Group HoT and Buff

Union of Spirits

6

TSS

Healing

AA-based DH + HoT

Pet Discipline

1

SoL

Pet

Increase Spell-based Pet control

Advanced Pet Discipline

2

OoW

Pet

Increase Spell-based Pet control

Companion's Agility

3

SoF

Pet

Increase Spell-based Pet's survivability slightly

Companion's Relocation

1

SoF

Pet

Reposition pet behind Target

Spirit Call

8

SoF

Pet

AA-based Pet Mafia, more DPS at higher ranks

Quickened Suspended Minion

3

SoF

Pet

Reduce cast time of Suspended Minion by up to 50%

Fortified Intervention

3

SOF

Survival

Decrease cast and recast of Ancestral Intervention spell

Ancestral Guard

6

SoF

Survival

AA-based Rune

Call of the Ancients

8

GoD

Survival

Weak (dies easily) AE Regen Ward

Call of the Wild

1

OoW

Utility

AA-based, No-XP Call To Corpse

Cannibalization

3

SoF

Utility

AA-based HP to Mana Conversion

Hastened Rabidity

3

PoP

Utility

Decrease recast of Rabid Bear

Pact of the Wolf

2

SoF

Utility

Werewolf Form; +HP and +Mana at rank 2

Quickened Call of the Wild

3

SoF

Utility

Reduce recast on Call of the Wild by up to 50%

Rabid Bear

4

TSS

Utility

Change form into a Bear, with improved regen and melee

Silent Presence

1

SoF

Utility

AA-based Invisibility

Spiritual Channeling

1

OoW

Utility

Allow casting directly from HP pool rather than Mana pool

Turgur's Swarm

1

SoF

Utility

AA-based Slow

Virulent Paralysis

6

SoF

Utility

AA-based Root + Knockback, with Poison resist modifier