Enhancement Shaman PvE Guide

PvE Guide
Patch: 8.3.7
Author: Wowmeta
Class: Shaman
Specialization: Enhancement
Last updated on: Aug 20, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Enhancement Shaman DPS Guide for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3 and latest Raid - Ny'alotha. Here you can explore the optimal choices of Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. We constantly check our guides to be up-to-date and make changes if needed.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, while eventually, you might tweak things according to your gameplay preferences.

1. Talents

15
Boulderfist
Hot Hand
Lightning Shield
30
Landslide
Forceful Winds
Totem Mastery
45
Spirit Wolf
Earth Shield
Static Charge
60
Searing Assault
Hailstorm
Overcharge
75
Nature's Guardian
Feral Lunge
Wind Rush Totem
90
Crashing Storm
Fury of Air
Sundering
100
Elemental Spirits
Earthen Spike
Ascendance

2. Stats

Haste > Critical Strike > Versatility > Agility

3. Gear

Note: This list contains basic versions of each item (with baseline item levels), you should try to get the highest possible iLvL of each item listed here.

Back
Feet
> >
Head
Legs
> >
Neck
Ring
> >
Chest
>
Hands
> >
Waist
> >
Wrist
> >
Trinket
> >
Main Hand
>
Shoulders
>

4. Azerite essence

Azerite Essence
> >

5. Gem

Gem
> >

6. Azerite powers

Azerite Power
> >

7. Races

Race
Tauren > Orc > Troll

8. Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
>
Weapon enchant
>
Healing Potion

9. Rotation

Note: Question marks should be tapped/hovered over with mouse.

? Use Potion
? Use Potion: Use your potion with Ascendance, or if the fight is going to end soon
? Use Racial Active Buff: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
? Coordinate using the crit buff with big damage cooldowns, AoE, and potions
? Use Trinkets: Try to align with Ascendance or burn phases/AoE
? If you have max Rockbiter charges and can benefit from the Maelstrom gain, use it right away
? If Flametongue drops off, refresh it right away
? If Frostbrand drops off, refresh it right away
? Wait until Stormstrike is on cooldown to get max benefit from the cooldown reduction
? Save for AoE if it won't cool down again in time
? Not during Ascendance
? Refresh the Flametongue buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly less than 5 seconds left)
? Refresh the Frostbrand buff if it is in the 30% refresh window (roughly 5 seconds left)
? If you are 35+ Maelstrom from max
? If Hot Hand is down (or not talented) or you have less than 3 Primal Primer on your gear

Frequently Asked Questions

🧐 How is this Guide useful?

The goal of our guides is to show you the overall "optimal" options for building your character. If you do not wish to dig through walls of text then you may like our visual "cut to the chase" approach.

📚 Where do you get this data from?

We use algorithms to parse big data chunks from Top 1% Raiders using various public World of Warcraft sources such as the official Blizzard API and WarcraftLogs. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.

😸 Why do you show different recommendations for each boss?

There is usually a slight divergence in optimal choices for each given boss, so we decided to cover that in our guides. However, we also provide you with the 'All Stars' option which is the summary of most popular choices for all bosses together, in case you want the 'set it and forget it' approach (even though in some cases you might end up sacrificing a bit of your performance).