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Enhancement Shaman DPS Gear, Legendaries, and Best in Slot (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Oct 28, 2016 at 07:30 by Furty 169 comments

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General Information

This page is a gear reference for Enhancement Shamans. It lists your best items and Legendaries, gives you gearing advice, and shows you how you will be competing for loot with other classes.

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

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.

1. Raid Best in Slot List

With the existence of Titanforged and Mythic+ dungeons, there is no such thing as a hard Best in Slot anymore. This is more of a guideline for the best pieces to keep an eye out for in your raid or dungeon (if applicable). Be smart, and if you find higher item level pieces with valuable stat combinations do not hesitate to upgrade to them.

Slot Item Source
Helm Greyed Dragonscale Coif Icon Greyed Dragonscale Coif Nythendra
Neck Cursed Beartooth Necklace Icon Cursed Beartooth Necklace Ursoc
Shoulders Thorny Bramblemail Pauldrons Icon Thorny Bramblemail Pauldrons Cenarius
Chest Patient Ambusher's Hauberk Icon Patient Ambusher's Hauberk Elerethe Renferal
Cloak Gossamer-Spun Greatcloak Icon Gossamer-Spun Greatcloak Elerethe Renferal
Wrists Manacles of the Nightmare Colossus Icon Manacles of the Nightmare Colossus Xavius
Gloves Gauntlets of the Demented Mind Icon Gauntlets of the Demented Mind Dragons of Nightmare
Belt Creeping String of Larva Icon Creeping String of Larva Nythendra
Legs Singular Chain Leggings Icon Singular Chain Leggings Il'gynoth, Heart of Corruption
Boots Scored Ironclaw Sabatons Icon Scored Ironclaw Sabatons Ursoc
Ring #1 Twice-Warped Azsharan Signet Icon Twice-Warped Azsharan Signet Xavius
Ring #2 Mindrend Band Icon Mindrend Band Dragons of Nightmare
Trinket #1 Bloodthirsty Instinct Icon Bloodthirsty Instinct Ursoc
Trinket #2 Spontaneous Appendages Icon Spontaneous Appendages Il'gynoth, Heart of Corruption

Six-Feather Fan Icon Six-Feather Fan is a BoE trinket that is incredibly potent at 850 before a Mythic Plaguehive can be obtained and is best in slot at high levels of titanforged. Spontaneous Appendages Icon Spontaneous Appendages is a very strong trinket because the on use effect can proc Stormbringer Icon Stormbringer, which allows for unparalleled burst damage.

2. Legendaries

Eye of the Twisting Nether Icon Eye of the Twisting Nether causes elemental damage to apply individual debuffs that increase damage done by that element by 2% for the next 8 seconds. This legendary is decent in all situations, and currently best for single target.

Emalon's Charged Core Icon Emalon's Charged Core procs 10% increased damage if your Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning hits 3 or more targets. This is the default legendary for sustained cleave and AoE as it essentially amounts to a permanent 10% damage increase in these situations.

Storm Tempests Icon Storm Tempests causes enemies struck by your Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike to zap nearby enemies for 15 seconds. This is the best legendary for 2 targets, though you need to tab Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike between the targets to ensure there is overlap with the zap.

Akainu's Absolute Justice Icon Akainu's Absolute Justice increases Lava Lash Icon Lava Lash damage by 30% when Flametongue Icon Flametongue and Frostbrand Icon Frostbrand are both active. Overall quite weak after the legendary hotfixes.

Spiritual Journey Icon Spiritual Journey causes your Feral Spirit Icon Feral Spirit cooldown to recharge 75% faster while in Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf. This legendary has serious potential in the right situations, such as fights with intermissions where you can sit in Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf during the RP, or encounters with a lot of running. It is also quite good for dungeons with high movement or solo content where you are constantly using Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf.

3. Loot Competition

Regarding the loot you will get from raid or dungeon bosses, you will compete with other classes in the following cases:

Item Type Competing Classes
Tier Tokens Hunters, Monks, Elemental/Restoration Shamans, and Warrior
Mail Armor Hunters and Elemental/Restoration Shamans
  • Amulets
  • Cloaks
  • Rings
Trinkets Havoc Demon Hunters, Feral Druids, Windwalker Monks, Hunters, and Rogues

4. ChangeLog

  • 28 Oct. 2016: Added Spontaenous Appendages as a Best-in-Slot trinket.
  • 14 Oct. 2016: Updated BiS.
  • 26 Sep. 2016: Updated trinkets.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 20 Jul. 2016: Removed trinket sims and added trinket recommendations.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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