Because I’m strongly against the vilification of mental illness, people designating the color black as evil and there is also the fact people told me I couldn’t do it.
Black Dragon flight also happens to be my favorite, so there is that too.
And he’s a shaman because black dragons are earth wardens, so lava, earthquakes etc are under their domain. He himself can only do the bare minimum because he’s bad at everything. He can vomit lava when nervous? I dunno if that counts. ANYWAY. There is also mog reasons. The Mail mogs are decided hella heavy metal, and I wanna look good and match his whole….awkward rock-star theme.