Elemental Shaman 8.3 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: August 10, 2020

Welcome to our Elemental Shaman BiS List, or as we also call it, Top Picks. This is a page where you can find the statistical distribution of gear, talents, and other choices among Top 1% of the best performing Raiders of this class and specialization in World of Warcraft. This page is updated for the latest Battle for Azeroth (BfA) Patch 8.3 “Visions of N'zoth” and the newest Raid – Ny’alotha.

We use services like Warcraft Logs and Raider.io to look up the list of Top Elemental Shaman Raiders as of this moment. Then we cross-check these players through Official Blizzard API and find out what each of them is using because statistically, they are very likely to already have BiS gear, talents, etc. at this point. We parse these enormous amounts of data into useful and easy to understand charts and rankings that we show you on this page.

You can quickly find out what is the current Elemental Shaman BiS (Best in Slot) gear just with the data we provide here. You can also see the best combinations of Talents, Azerite Powers, etc. This is always useful for optimizing your Elemental Shaman character because acquiring these BiS options for yourself will obviously improve your performance in Raids and PVE content in general.

Be sure to also check out our Elemental Shaman PvE Guide and Elemental Shaman PvP Guide!

All Stars
Ra-den the Despoiled
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh
Shad'har the Insatiable
Carapace of N'Zoth
The Hivemind
Maut
Il'gynoth, Corruption Reborn
Prophet Skitra
N'Zoth the Corruptor
Wrathion
Drest'agath
Vexiona

Talents

12%
10%
10%
10%
7%
7%
7%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

100%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

84%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

38%
35%
15%
10%

Wrist

25%
25%
20%
7%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

58%
7%
7%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Waist

97%
2%

Legs

25%
23%
17%
10%
10%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

56%
15%
7%
7%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

25%
11%
8%
8%
8%
7%
5%
5%
5%
3%
2%

Trinket

39%
15%
14%
14%
6%
3%

Main Hand

69%
12%
7%
5%
2%
2%

Gems

88%
8%
2%

Races

38%
Tauren
17%
Dwarf
15%
Goblin
10%
Orc
7%
Draenei
5%
Pandaren
2%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Troll

Azerite Powers

72%
9%
5%
4%
4%

Azerite Essence

30%
28%
20%
7%
7%
2%
2%

Talents

28%
14%
14%
14%
14%
14%

Head

100%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

100%

Back

100%

Chest

57%
42%

Wrist

28%
28%
28%
14%

Hands

85%
14%

Waist

100%

Legs

42%
28%
28%

Feet

42%
14%
14%
14%
14%

Ring

28%
14%
14%
14%
7%
7%
7%
7%

Trinket

28%
28%
21%
14%
7%

Main Hand

57%
28%
14%

Gems

100%

Races

42%
Tauren
28%
Dwarf
14%
Goblin
14%
Orc

Azerite Powers

71%
9%
9%
4%
4%

Azerite Essence

57%
28%
14%

Talents

24%
14%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

97%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

87%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

44%
28%
12%
8%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

38%
28%
16%
6%
6%
2%
2%

Hands

67%
12%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

100%

Legs

20%
18%
16%
12%
10%
10%
8%
2%
2%

Feet

55%
18%
10%
6%
4%
4%
2%

Ring

29%
10%
9%
9%
7%
6%
6%
5%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Trinket

43%
16%
16%
13%
6%
3%

Main Hand

79%
8%
6%
4%
2%

Gems

94%
4%

Races

36%
Tauren
22%
Dwarf
12%
Goblin
8%
Draenei
6%
Troll
4%
Orc
4%
Pandaren
2%
Zandalari Troll
2%
2%
Dark Iron Dwarf

Azerite Powers

82%
7%
5%
2%

Azerite Essence

32%
30%
22%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

18%
18%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

91%
6%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

83%
12%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

52%
33%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

27%
27%
12%
10%
8%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

64%
10%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

85%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

22%
20%
16%
16%
8%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

43%
20%
10%
8%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

30%
12%
7%
7%
7%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
4%
3%

Trinket

34%
17%
14%
14%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Main Hand

72%
12%
4%
4%
4%
2%

Gems

87%
10%

Races

47%
Tauren
20%
Dwarf
10%
Goblin
6%
Draenei
4%
Troll
2%
2%
Mag'har Orc
2%
Orc
2%
Pandaren
2%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

72%
8%
7%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

41%
27%
10%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%

Talents

27%
18%
9%
9%
9%
9%
9%
9%

Head

100%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

90%
9%

Back

100%

Chest

54%
27%
18%

Wrist

27%
27%
27%
9%
9%

Hands

54%
18%
9%
9%
9%

Waist

100%

Legs

36%
18%
9%
9%
9%
9%
9%

Feet

45%
27%
18%
9%

Ring

27%
13%
9%
9%
9%
9%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

Trinket

45%
22%
13%
9%
9%

Main Hand

90%
9%

Gems

96%
2%

Races

36%
Tauren
18%
Orc
18%
Dwarf
9%
Pandaren
9%
Draenei
9%
Goblin

Azerite Powers

78%
15%
3%
3%

Azerite Essence

36%
27%
18%
9%
9%

Talents

30%
12%
7%
7%
7%
7%
7%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

92%
5%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

84%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

46%
25%
20%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

30%
25%
20%
7%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

58%
10%
5%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Waist

92%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

20%
20%
15%
12%
12%
10%
5%
2%

Feet

38%
28%
10%
10%
5%
5%
2%

Ring

28%
10%
8%
7%
7%
6%
6%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Trinket

38%
19%
15%
12%
3%
2%
2%

Main Hand

69%
12%
7%
5%
2%
2%

Gems

93%
5%

Races

46%
Tauren
20%
Dwarf
12%
Goblin
7%
Orc
5%
Pandaren
2%
Troll
2%
Mag'har Orc
2%
Draenei

Azerite Powers

81%
5%
3%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

43%
28%
17%
5%
2%
2%

Talents

20%
12%
10%
7%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

89%
7%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

74%
20%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

48%
33%
10%
5%
2%

Wrist

28%
23%
17%
5%
5%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

56%
17%
7%
5%
5%
5%
2%

Waist

92%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

25%
23%
15%
12%
10%
7%
2%
2%

Feet

43%
23%
10%
7%
7%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

26%
10%
10%
8%
7%
7%
6%
6%
5%
3%
2%

Trinket

33%
20%
16%
11%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Main Hand

76%
15%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

86%
10%
2%

Races

43%
Tauren
15%
Dwarf
12%
Goblin
7%
Draenei
5%
Zandalari Troll
5%
Orc
5%
Pandaren
2%
Troll
2%
Mag'har Orc

Azerite Powers

73%
8%
6%
2%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

33%
33%
17%
5%
5%
5%

Talents

28%
21%
14%
7%
7%
7%
7%
7%

Head

100%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

92%
7%

Back

100%

Chest

50%
28%
14%
7%

Wrist

28%
28%
21%
7%
7%
7%

Hands

71%
14%
7%
7%

Waist

100%

Legs

50%
21%
14%
7%
7%

Feet

50%
28%
14%
7%

Ring

39%
10%
10%
10%
7%
7%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Trinket

42%
17%
14%
10%
7%
3%
3%

Main Hand

78%
7%
7%
7%

Gems

97%

Races

35%
Tauren
21%
Dwarf
21%
Goblin
7%
Orc
7%
Troll
7%
Draenei

Azerite Powers

83%
9%
7%

Azerite Essence

35%
28%
28%
7%

Talents

32%
11%
9%
6%
6%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

90%
4%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

67%
16%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

44%
32%
9%
6%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

25%
20%
18%
6%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Hands

44%
11%
9%
9%
6%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Waist

95%
2%
2%

Legs

27%
16%
16%
11%
11%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Feet

41%
23%
9%
9%
6%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

24%
12%
12%
6%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

39%
15%
13%
12%
6%
5%
2%

Main Hand

76%
9%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Gems

89%
8%

Races

51%
Tauren
16%
Dwarf
13%
Goblin
6%
Draenei
2%
Troll
2%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Mag'har Orc
2%
Orc
2%
Pandaren

Azerite Powers

76%
8%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

34%
30%
18%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

14%
9%
9%
9%
9%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%

Head

95%
4%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

80%
4%
4%
4%
4%

Back

100%

Chest

42%
33%
14%
9%

Wrist

38%
28%
23%
4%
4%

Hands

57%
14%
9%
9%
4%
4%

Waist

100%

Legs

23%
19%
14%
9%
9%
9%
4%
4%
4%

Feet

52%
23%
9%
9%
4%

Ring

23%
14%
9%
7%
7%
7%
7%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Trinket

40%
21%
14%
11%
4%
4%
2%

Main Hand

80%
14%
4%

Gems

90%
9%

Races

33%
Tauren
23%
Dwarf
19%
Goblin
9%
Orc
4%
Draenei
4%
Zandalari Troll
4%
Pandaren

Azerite Powers

69%
11%
7%
4%
3%

Azerite Essence

38%
23%
19%
9%
4%
4%

Talents

22%
11%
9%
4%
4%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

93%
4%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

81%
13%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

47%
25%
11%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Wrist

34%
20%
15%
9%
6%
6%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

50%
11%
9%
9%
4%
4%
4%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

100%

Legs

22%
18%
13%
13%
9%
9%
6%
4%
2%

Feet

54%
18%
9%
9%
6%
2%

Ring

31%
10%
10%
9%
9%
5%
5%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Trinket

39%
14%
14%
12%
6%
6%

Main Hand

86%
4%
4%
2%
2%

Gems

90%
7%

Races

34%
Tauren
18%
Dwarf
11%
Draenei
11%
Goblin
9%
Troll
4%
Dark Iron Dwarf
4%
Orc
2%
Pandaren
2%
Mag'har Orc
2%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

73%
7%
6%
3%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

38%
22%
15%
6%
4%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Talents

20%
13%
13%
13%
6%
6%
6%
6%
6%
6%

Head

86%
6%
6%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

80%
6%
6%
6%

Back

100%

Chest

40%
33%
13%
6%
6%

Wrist

40%
20%
6%
6%
6%
6%
6%
6%

Hands

66%
13%
6%
6%
6%

Waist

93%
6%

Legs

26%
20%
13%
13%
6%
6%
6%
6%

Feet

40%
33%
13%
6%
6%

Ring

23%
16%
6%
6%
6%
6%
6%
6%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Trinket

40%
16%
13%
10%
6%
3%
3%
3%
3%

Main Hand

73%
13%
6%
6%

Gems

89%
10%

Races

33%
Goblin
26%
Tauren
20%
Draenei
20%
Dwarf

Azerite Powers

66%
17%
11%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

33%
26%
20%
6%
6%
6%

Talents

22%
20%
10%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

92%
5%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

87%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

57%
17%
7%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Wrist

32%
27%
15%
7%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Hands

67%
10%
7%
7%
2%
2%
2%

Waist

97%
2%

Legs

25%
22%
12%
12%
10%
10%
2%
2%
2%

Feet

45%
22%
12%
7%
5%
5%
2%

Ring

26%
11%
10%
10%
8%
6%
6%
5%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

42%
17%
13%
10%
6%
6%

Main Hand

87%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Gems

97%

Races

50%
Tauren
17%
Dwarf
10%
Goblin
7%
Draenei
5%
Orc
5%
Mag'har Orc
2%
2%
Pandaren

Azerite Powers

76%
7%
5%
2%

Azerite Essence

35%
30%
20%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Frequently Asked Questions

🏆 Is this BiS List reliable?

Yes, it is reliable. We use a very sophisticated statistical method to constantly dig through tons of data which is received from Top 1% Raiders (using services such as Warcraft Logs).

🎯 How is this different from BiS Spreadsheets?

We think our approach is better because we utilize statistics and Big Data approach. Also, most hand-written Spreadsheets show only single BiS item for each slot and they do not cover Boss-specific BiS, while we show multiple options for each equipment slot as well as for every Raid Boss.

🤔 Why are there separate BiS Lists for each Raid Boss?

We show data for each Raid Boss separately, because quite often some items perform better than others if we look at particular PVE encounters.

🙄 Are lower-ranked items unviable?

Of course not. Every item that we mention here is decent enough to be considered, it's just that the first one is obviously the most beneficial.