Enhancement Shaman DPS Gems, Enchants, Professions, and Consumables (WoW MoP 5.4)

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General Information

On this page, we present you with the best gems and enchants for an Enhancement Shaman in World of Warcraft MoP 5.4. We also list the best consumables (food, flasks, and potions) and profession-specific perks.

Make sure to check our Gear Optimisation Guide, which serves as a support guide for this page.

The other pages of our Enhancement Shaman guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Reviewer

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Purge, one of the best Enhancement Shamans in the world, who often contributes to the Enhancement Shaman section of Totem Spot.

1. Gems↑top

Sockets Gems
Meta Socket Agile Primal Diamond Icon Agile Primal Diamond or Capacitive Primal Diamond Icon Capacitive Primal Diamond (better)
Red Socket Prismatic Socket
Yellow Socket
Blue Socket

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2. Enchants↑top

Slot Main Enchantments Extra Enchantments
Shoulders
Back
Chest Enchant Chest - Glorious Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Glorious Stats
Wrists Socket Bracer Icon Socket Bracer (Blacksmithing)
Hands
Waist Living Steel Belt Buckle Icon Living Steel Belt Buckle
Legs
Feet Enchant Boots - Blurred Speed Icon Enchant Boots - Blurred Speed Enchant Boots - Greater Haste Icon Enchant Boots - Greater Haste (cheaper)
Rings Enchant Ring - Greater Agility Icon Enchant Ring - Greater Agility (Enchanting)
Weapons

Note that Extra Enchantments can be applied to an item in addition to a Main Enchantment.

3. Consumables↑top

3.1. Food

You should always eat food that gives you Agility. You will be granted:

3.2. Flask

Your flask should be a Flask of Spring Blossoms Icon Flask of Spring Blossoms.

3.3. Potion

During the encounter, your best choice for a potion will be Virmen's Bite Icon Virmen's Bite.

4. Summing-up Profession Perks↑top

Choosing a profession for your Enhancement Shaman can impact your raid performance. As a rule, you should shy away from gathering professions (with the exception of Herbalism), which leaves the following viable professions for raiding:

Profession Perks
Blacksmithing Provides a 320 Agility or a 640 Mastery Rating gain through two extra sockets, Socket Bracer Icon Socket Bracer and Socket Gloves Icon Socket Gloves, in which you can fit 2 Delicate Primordial Ruby Icon Delicate Primordial Ruby or 2 Fractured Sun's Radiance Icon Fractured Sun's Radiance.
Jewelcrafting Provides a 320 Agility gain through the ability of using 2 Delicate Serpent's Eye Icon Delicate Serpent's Eye.
Alchemy Provides an 320 Agility gain to your flask through Mixology Icon Mixology.
Enchanting Provides a 320 Agility gain through Enchant Ring - Greater Agility Icon Enchant Ring - Greater Agility.
Engineering Provides +1,920 Agility for 10 seconds every minute through Synapse Springs Icon Synapse Springs (the overall gain is +320 Agility).
Inscription Provides a 320 Agility gain through Secret Tiger Claw Inscription Icon Secret Tiger Claw Inscription.
Leatherworking Provides a 320 Agility gain through Fur Lining - Agility Icon Fur Lining - Agility. Also provides Primal Leg Reinforcements Icon Primal Leg Reinforcements, a much cheaper equivalent to Shadowleather Leg Armor Icon Shadowleather Leg Armor, the traditional leg enchant.
Tailoring Provides +1000 Attack Power in average through Swordguard Embroidery Icon Swordguard Embroidery, instead of +180 Critical Strike from Enchant Cloak - Superior Critical Strike Icon Enchant Cloak - Superior Critical Strike and +180 Hit from Enchant Cloak - Accuracy Icon Enchant Cloak - Accuracy.
Herbalism Provides a 480 Haste Rating gain in average through Lifeblood Icon Lifeblood.

Engineering is currently the best profession for Enhancement Shamans, as it provides you with Synapse Springs Icon Synapse Springs, which you can line up every 3 minutes with Ascendance Icon Ascendance, for increased benefits. The rest of the time, you should use Synapse Springs on cooldown. For your second profession, any of the passive Agility gain will do.

When you obtain a RPPM Trinket from Tier 15, the value of Haste increases significantly and it causes Herbalism to become your best profession, followed by Engineering.

5. Changelog↑top

  • 13 Jan. 2014: Added new food items added in patch 5.4.
  • 10 Sep. 2013: Patch 5.4: adjusted gemming recommendations removed Frag Belt Icon Frag Belt, following its nerf.
  • 19 May 2013: Patch 5.3 update: nothing to change.
  • 24 Apr. 2013: Added legendary meta-gem.
  • 04 Apr. 2013: Updated gem and profession sections to reflect the increased value of Haste, once a player obtains an RPPM Trinket.
  • 02 Apr. 2013: Removed green-quality gems.
  • 02 Apr. 2013: Improved advice for choosing your profession.