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Enhancement Shaman DPS Easy Mode

Last updated on Nov 27, 2016 at 10:07 by Wordup 169 comments

Table of Contents

This section is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty, or simply want a more straightforward way to play their specialization without being overwhelmed by the numerous priorities and active abilities that need to be taken into consideration for optimal play.

1. The Basics

Enhancement in Legion is very focused around the flow of your Maelstrom and reacting to your Stormbringer Icon Stormbringer procs. There are some ancillary effects that must be maintained between your Flametongue Icon Flametongue buff and some talent effects that are used in this build to enhance your damage, but the core gameplay plays itself in many ways.

The vital aspect to understand is that maintaining your two core buffs with this build in Flametongue Icon Flametongue and Boulderfist Icon Boulderfist is vital, whilst making sure you keep Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike on cooldown, alongside maintaining enough of a Maelstrom reserve to be able to react to Stormbringer Icon Stormbringer procs as they happen.

2. Talent Choice

The Enhancement build is already quite strict even in more performance oriented choices, but the build listed below removes the more extreme buff juggling mechanics in lieu of free stat bonuses to ease that mechanic out. Whilst there are alternatives to push damage higher, this will provide the easiest path into learning Enhancement without any significant performance drops.

3. Stat Choice

The current Enhancement stat priority is as follows when using this build:

  1. Agility;
  2. Mastery;
  3. Haste;
  4. Versatility;
  5. Critical Strike.

Enhancement stats are somewhat fluid, depending on the gear you are currently wearing. Mastery is universally valuable to increase your Stormbringer Icon Stormbringer chance, whilst Haste, although slightly weaker synergizes very well with this. Both Versatility and Critical Strike are noticeably weaker, but not so much that you should disregard all items with this on.

4. Basic Rotation

Note here that there are a lot of small optimisations that can be done with the priority list in certain situations, but I have foregone listing these in a simple section to cover the most important aspects. Consult the advanced sections on the rotation page to delve deeper.

About Our Author and Reviewer

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.

This guide has been reviewed and approved by Wordup, the main Enhancement Shaman theorycrafter. You can find many resources on his YouTube channel.

5. ChangeLog

  • 27 Nov. 2016: Added section for easier playstyle.
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