I can appreciate the fantasy blizz has pushed for a Shaman to wear a shield, and how many players probably enjoy that. But -
You can just google “Shaman” or “Shaman RPG” and you will never see anything with a shield. Historically, if holding anything, shamans have always had either some sort of staff, a drum and stick, or ritualistic weapon (usually a dagger) and some sort of idol in the other hand.
I have mained shaman for a few expansions now, and it has always bothered me how many of the already in game fantasies, old and new (troll witchdoctor/shadowhunters from WC3, or the new Kul Tiran tidesages for example) don’t feel right having a shield on their back, especially dwarves who basically get hidden behind their shield.
Could Devs please take in consideration lifting the transmog restrictions so resto and ele shamans can have a either a weapon + offhand or staff appearance without falling behind in PVP or solo content by dropping the armor gains from a shield?
I feel like it is such an easy win.
Sorry if it is a long text or if I am writing this in the wrong forum category. <3