Elemental Shaman PvP Guide

PvP Guide
Patch: 8.3.7
Author: Wowmeta
Class: Shaman
Specialization: Elemental
Last updated on: Aug 5, 2020

Welcome to our World of Warcraft Elemental Shaman PvP Guide (Arena and Battlegrounds) for Battle of Azeroth Patch 8.3. We covered best Talents, Stats, Gear (BiS), Gems, Azerite Powers & Azerite Essences, Races, Consumables, Rotation. This guide is constantly updated to show latest data for 2v2, 3v3 and RBG.

You can use this guide as a solid starting point for building your character, and later adjust things to your liking.

1. Talents

15
Earthen Rage
Echo of the Elements
Elemental Blast
30
Aftershock
Call the Thunder
Totem Mastery
45
Spirit Wolf
Earth Shield
Static Charge
60
Master of the Elements
Storm Elemental
Liquid Magma Totem
75
Nature's Guardian
Ancestral Guidance
Wind Rush Totem
90
Surge of Power
Primal Elementalist
Icefury
100
Unlimited Power
Stormkeeper
Ascendance

2. PvP talents

PvP talents

3. Stats

Versatility > Haste > Critical Strike > Mastery

4. 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
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Head
> >
Legs
> >
Neck
Ring
> >
Chest
> >
Hands
> >
Waist
> >
Wrist
> >
Trinket
> >
Main Hand
> >
Shoulders
> >

5. Azerite essence

Azerite Essence
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6. Gem

Gem
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7. Azerite powers

Azerite Power
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8. Races

Race
Orc > Dark Iron Dwarf > Dwarf

9. Consumables

Food
Rune
Flask
Potion
Ring enchant
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Weapon enchant
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Healing Potion

10. Rotation

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

? Use Potion
? Use Potion: Use potion with Fire/Storm Elemental out or in AoE
? Use Racial Active Buff: Use with Elemental or Ascendance up
? Use Trinkets: Use Trinkets with buffs when Fire/Storm Elemental is out, during AoE, or with Ascendance.
? Refresh if Flame Shock is down or about to drop off. Do not use if Surge of Power is up.
? You only need to refresh this a couple of times during the fight. Pick a convenient time to refresh when it is starting to run low.
? If you are near max Maelstrom. If you take both Stormkeeper and Surge of power: When Stormkeeper is ready, wait until Lava Burst will be available in the next 3-4 seconds.
? Right after using Earth Shock. Save for 3+ targets if possible.
? If you have Surge of Power and Stormkeeper, use a Lightning Bolt before you would use a Lava Burst with the Surge of Power proc.
? If Stormkeeper and Surge of Power are up
? If Stormkeeper is up and Surge of Power is down
? If Surge of Power is up. If you have 2+ Igneous Potential, prioritize Lava Burst instead.
? If Master of the Elements is up
? If Flame Shock won't fall off before it hits
? If less than 30% of the DoT remains (about 7 seconds)
? If you are moving and can't take another action, use Frost Shock. Don't waste a Surge of Power proc though.

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% players from Arena and RBG leaderboards using the official Blizzard API. We believe that statistics is a very reliable method for determining solid choices for end-game optimization.