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Elemental Shaman DPS Artifact Talents/Traits and Relics (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Aug 29, 2016 at 14:36 by Furty 81 comments

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General Information

This page shows you how to level up the Artifact and how to choose the right Relics for your Elemental Shamans. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3.

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

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Furty who raids in Serenity, one of the top World of Warcraft guilds. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

1. Artifact Progression

Artifact Progression

1.1. Early Point Investment

Artifact Progression - Early Point Investment

After acquiring the initial  Icon Surge of Power, take the high road into  Icon Firestorm for some juicy Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock damage.  Icon Elementalist is a great point, especially on fights where it will allow an extra usage of Fire Elemental Icon Fire Elemental. Go through  Icon Protection of the Elements and into  Icon Molten Blast for the Lava Burst Icon Lava Burst Critical Strike. Grab your first Golden Trait,  Icon Power of the Maelstrom, which is a nice boost to your sustained single target damage. Swing back from  Icon Protection of the Elements and invest into  Icon Static Overload for the single point.

1.2. Second Golden Trait

Artifact Progression - Second Golden Trait

Head down into  Icon Lava Imbued for some sweet, sweet Lava Burst Icon Lava Burst damage and follow the left path into  Icon Call the Thunder. The Nature damage is very nice overall, and it leads into our second Golden Trait,  Icon Fury of the Storms. This adds a nice little bit of extra burst to your  Icon Stormkeeper once a minute.

1.3. Final Point Investment

Head upwards from  Icon Molten Blast into  Icon The Ground Trembles, a great point for dungeons and Mythic+.  Icon Earthen Attunement gives you some more nuke damage on Earth Shock Icon Earth Shock and acquire your final Golden Trait,  Icon Volcanic Inferno, which adds some nice passive cleave to your kit.

Artifact Progression - Final Point Investment

Finally, take  Icon Electric Discharge for the damage to Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning. This trait can be taken much earlier if Mythic+ dungeons are your primary focus, but does not have great value for raids. Grab the extra overload from  Icon Master of the Elements before filling out your last point,  Icon Shamanistic Healing. If you ever feel fragile you can skill 1 point into  Icon Shamanistic Healing for the proc itself earlier in the progression, whenever you feel the defensive utility is necessary, and finish it after the rest of your points are completed.

2. Relic Choice

  1.  Icon Lava Imbued is ideal as Lava Burst Icon Lava Burst comprises a large part of our damage.
  2.  Icon Molten Blast is also quite good.
  3. Nature damage from  Icon Call the Thunder is useful.
  4.  Icon Earthen Attunement for extra Earth Shock Icon Earth Shock damage is juicy.
  5.  Icon Electric Discharge is a good for the increased cleave.
  6.  Icon The Ground Trembles is good for the increased AoE, especially if you do a lot of Mythic+.
  7. Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock damage from  Icon Firestorm.

As Relics affect the item level of your weapons, it is recommended you always take the highest item level options as it will increase your weapon damage.

3. ChangeLog

  • 29 Aug. 2016: Added
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