Elemental Shaman 8.3 BiS List (Top Picks)

Last updated: October 27, 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

Stats

69%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
12%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
9%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
6%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

20%
17%
17%
5%
4%
3%
3%

Head

94%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

79%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Back

99%

Chest

53%
22%
11%
4%
2%

Wrist

29%
22%
16%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%

Hands

66%
9%
6%
2%

Waist

90%

Legs

24%
17%
12%
12%
9%
6%
5%
3%

Feet

48%
17%
10%
7%
5%
2%

Ring

35%
12%
11%
8%
6%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

38%
21%
19%
8%
2%
2%

Main Hand

80%
9%
3%

Gems

92%
5%

Races

40%
Tauren
18%
Dwarf
8%
Goblin
7%
Orc
4%
Troll
4%
Vulpera
4%
Zandalari Troll
3%
Pandaren

Azerite Powers

20%
18%
17%
15%
13%
5%
2%

Azerite Essence

24%
18%
18%
15%
12%
4%

Stats

79%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
8%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
8%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
4%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

37%
17%
14%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

97%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

86%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

71%
13%
7%
6%
2%

Wrist

41%
18%
13%
7%
6%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

52%
30%
6%
3%
3%
2%

Waist

70%
23%
3%
2%

Legs

37%
12%
12%
11%
11%
6%
4%
4%

Feet

41%
34%
7%
5%
5%
4%
2%

Ring

34%
28%
9%
6%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

52%
18%
14%
10%
3%

Main Hand

84%
8%
3%
2%
2%

Gems

95%
3%

Races

32%
Tauren
25%
Orc
16%
Dwarf
10%
Goblin
3%
Zandalari Troll
3%
Pandaren
3%
Troll
3%
Dark Iron Dwarf
2%
Vulpera

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
17%
16%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
20%
20%
16%
11%
3%

Stats

78%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
12%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
6%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
4%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility

Talents

28%
16%
11%
7%
7%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

97%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

83%
5%
5%
3%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

61%
21%
8%
5%
2%
2%

Wrist

39%
21%
12%
7%
6%
5%
4%
3%

Hands

82%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

95%
2%

Legs

29%
19%
14%
12%
10%
8%
4%
2%

Feet

47%
28%
10%
8%
2%
2%
2%

Ring

49%
10%
8%
7%
7%
5%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

30%
27%
24%
11%
5%

Main Hand

88%
6%
3%
3%

Gems

95%
3%

Races

48%
Tauren
18%
Dwarf
9%
Goblin
6%
Troll
5%
Orc
4%
Zandalari Troll
4%
Pandaren
3%
Vulpera
2%
Mag'har Orc

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
17%
14%
12%
6%
5%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
20%
18%
18%
9%
5%

Stats

60%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
25%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
10%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
5%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

20%
18%
16%
15%
5%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Head

98%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

87%
4%
3%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

50%
23%
14%
7%
3%

Wrist

38%
23%
12%
9%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

53%
19%
9%
6%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

93%
2%

Legs

23%
16%
15%
14%
11%
9%
6%
3%

Feet

46%
23%
12%
7%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

45%
11%
9%
8%
8%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

53%
17%
13%
7%
4%
3%

Main Hand

64%
20%
10%
3%

Gems

94%
4%

Races

50%
Tauren
14%
Dwarf
11%
Goblin
7%
Orc
6%
Troll
6%
Zandalari Troll
3%
Draenei

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
16%
15%
3%
3%

Azerite Essence

25%
21%
20%
17%
9%
2%
2%

Stats

71%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
10%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
9%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
8%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility

Talents

19%
15%
13%
13%
9%
7%
6%
3%
2%
2%

Head

99%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

66%
17%
6%
5%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

45%
36%
10%
4%
4%

Wrist

27%
22%
18%
9%
6%
5%
4%
4%

Hands

57%
20%
6%
5%
5%
2%

Waist

96%
2%
2%

Legs

22%
22%
14%
12%
10%
7%
7%
3%
2%

Feet

58%
14%
12%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Ring

48%
10%
5%
5%
5%
4%
4%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

50%
24%
12%
6%
2%
2%

Main Hand

80%
15%
2%
2%

Gems

92%
6%

Races

33%
Tauren
21%
Dwarf
13%
Zandalari Troll
9%
Goblin
7%
Troll
4%
Orc
3%
Pandaren
2%
Mag'har Orc
2%
Highmountain Tauren
2%
Kul Tiran
2%
Draenei

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
17%
17%
13%
6%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

24%
19%
19%
14%
13%
6%

Stats

78%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
12%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
5%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
5%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

37%
14%
14%
5%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

96%
2%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

84%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

71%
12%
10%
3%
2%
2%

Wrist

43%
19%
17%
5%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Hands

72%
9%
5%
5%
3%
2%
2%

Waist

91%
3%
2%
2%

Legs

27%
20%
12%
12%
11%
8%
6%
2%

Feet

61%
15%
9%
5%
5%
2%
2%

Ring

28%
23%
10%
10%
6%
6%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Trinket

37%
32%
16%
7%
3%
3%

Main Hand

85%
9%
3%

Gems

94%
4%

Races

30%
Tauren
21%
Vulpera
16%
Dwarf
7%
Goblin
7%
Orc
5%
Troll
5%
Pandaren
3%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Highmountain Tauren
2%
Dark Iron Dwarf

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
17%
15%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
20%
19%
15%
12%
4%
2%

Stats

71%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
12%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
10%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
7%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

32%
16%
13%
10%
4%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Head

96%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

80%
6%
5%
3%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

46%
37%
11%
3%

Wrist

27%
20%
19%
12%
7%
5%
4%
3%

Hands

71%
9%
7%
6%
3%

Waist

92%
2%

Legs

36%
16%
14%
11%
8%
8%
3%
2%

Feet

44%
18%
15%
7%
6%
4%
2%
2%

Ring

30%
25%
10%
8%
8%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

32%
31%
21%
6%
3%
3%
2%

Main Hand

87%
6%
2%
2%

Gems

93%
4%

Races

44%
Tauren
21%
Dwarf
10%
Goblin
9%
Orc
7%
Troll
3%
Zandalari Troll
2%
Pandaren
2%
Mag'har Orc

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
17%
17%
13%
6%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
19%
19%
12%
12%
5%
4%

Stats

71%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
12%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
6%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
6%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

17%
16%
16%
9%
6%
5%
4%
2%

Head

93%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

77%
10%
3%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

41%
23%
23%
5%
2%

Wrist

31%
16%
12%
9%
7%
5%
4%
2%

Hands

69%
6%
6%
6%
3%
2%

Waist

92%

Legs

28%
12%
12%
9%
8%
7%
4%
4%
4%
2%

Feet

57%
10%
7%
5%
5%
4%
3%

Ring

35%
10%
10%
7%
6%
5%
4%
4%
3%
2%

Trinket

34%
32%
11%
8%
3%
3%

Main Hand

81%
9%
2%

Gems

92%
5%

Races

45%
Tauren
18%
Dwarf
9%
Goblin
5%
Highmountain Tauren
5%
Zandalari Troll
4%
Orc
2%
Pandaren

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
17%
16%
10%
9%
2%

Azerite Essence

24%
19%
17%
14%
10%
8%

Stats

54%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
30%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
8%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
4%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

31%
14%
13%
8%
5%
2%

Head

97%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

81%
5%
3%
2%

Back

99%

Chest

58%
17%
12%
6%
2%

Wrist

37%
21%
11%
7%
3%
3%
3%
2%

Hands

60%
18%
5%
4%
3%
3%

Waist

95%

Legs

32%
17%
12%
9%
8%
6%
5%

Feet

44%
20%
11%
9%
7%

Ring

28%
28%
11%
9%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Trinket

30%
27%
24%
5%
3%
3%

Main Hand

83%
7%
2%

Gems

94%
4%

Races

34%
Tauren
17%
Vulpera
16%
Dwarf
8%
Goblin
5%
Troll
4%
Orc
3%
Draenei

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
16%
13%
6%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
19%
17%
16%
11%
5%

Stats

76%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
11%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
5%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
3%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility

Talents

27%
19%
17%
5%
3%
2%
2%
2%

Head

96%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

80%
6%
6%

Back

100%

Chest

43%
20%
17%
5%
4%
2%
2%

Wrist

37%
16%
13%
8%
6%
5%
3%

Hands

81%
5%
2%
2%

Waist

92%
2%

Legs

30%
16%
13%
11%
9%
6%
4%
3%

Feet

48%
18%
8%
6%
6%
2%
2%

Ring

40%
11%
10%
9%
7%
3%
2%

Trinket

46%
18%
15%
7%
2%

Main Hand

84%
7%
2%

Gems

93%
5%

Races

51%
Tauren
12%
Dwarf
9%
Goblin
7%
Orc
4%
Zandalari Troll
3%
Troll
2%
Draenei

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
17%
17%
15%
4%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
20%
20%
17%
10%
3%

Stats

65%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
19%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery
10%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
3%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility

Talents

18%
15%
12%
11%
6%
4%
4%
2%

Head

95%
2%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

70%
13%
5%
3%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

47%
36%
7%
2%
2%

Wrist

26%
20%
13%
11%
6%
4%
3%
3%

Hands

61%
12%
10%
4%
3%
2%

Waist

94%

Legs

25%
23%
19%
12%
6%
5%

Feet

45%
27%
7%
6%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

26%
11%
9%
8%
8%
8%
4%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

34%
18%
14%
12%
7%
5%
2%

Main Hand

71%
13%
7%
3%

Gems

82%
16%

Races

36%
Tauren
33%
Dwarf
8%
Orc
7%
Goblin
5%
Troll

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
16%
15%
11%
7%
4%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
18%
17%
17%
11%
5%

Stats

54%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
24%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
9%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
6%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

17%
14%
12%
8%
6%
5%
5%
4%
2%

Head

75%
15%
3%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

77%
7%
4%
2%
2%

Back

100%

Chest

38%
30%
23%
2%

Wrist

32%
20%
20%
5%
5%
4%
2%

Hands

74%
6%
5%
2%

Waist

87%
2%
2%
2%

Legs

34%
15%
11%
11%
8%
7%
4%
2%

Feet

42%
24%
10%
5%
4%
3%
2%
2%

Ring

27%
22%
11%
6%
6%
5%
4%
3%
2%

Trinket

31%
26%
23%
8%
2%

Main Hand

66%
24%
2%

Gems

90%
7%
2%

Races

23%
Tauren
19%
Dwarf
19%
Pandaren
10%
Goblin
4%
Zandalari Troll
4%
Orc
4%
Troll
3%
Draenei
2%
Kul Tiran

Azerite Powers

20%
16%
16%
12%
10%
8%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
19%
18%
14%
12%
6%

Stats

75%
Critical Strike > Haste > Versatility > Mastery
10%
Critical Strike > Haste > Mastery > Versatility
9%
Critical Strike > Versatility > Haste > Mastery
3%
Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

Talents

33%
21%
17%
3%
2%
2%

Head

95%

Neck

100%

Shoulders

84%
5%
3%

Back

100%

Chest

71%
12%
6%
3%

Wrist

28%
23%
18%
14%
5%
2%

Hands

60%
20%
5%
3%
3%

Waist

92%

Legs

32%
18%
12%
10%
7%
7%
5%

Feet

44%
28%
8%
7%
3%

Ring

33%
28%
8%
3%
3%
3%
3%
2%
2%

Trinket

47%
17%
16%
5%
4%
3%

Main Hand

90%
2%

Gems

94%
4%

Races

54%
Tauren
17%
Dwarf
7%
Orc
5%
Goblin
2%
Pandaren
2%
Zandalari Troll

Azerite Powers

20%
19%
18%
16%
16%
3%
2%

Azerite Essence

25%
21%
16%
16%
14%
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.