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Enhancement Shaman DPS Gear and Best in Slot (Legion 7.0.3)

Last updated on Jul 20, 2016 at 00:39 by Furty 49 comments

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General Information

This page is a gearing up guide for Enhancement Shamans. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.0.3. It first presents the best in slot items before listing, slot by slot, all the items, with a level higher than 640, that you can acquire in the game. We also explain 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. Legion Pre-Expansion Patch Gear Recommendations

Here are a few recommendations for pieces to look out for, or swap to, while we finish out the expansion in the Legion pre-patch.

1.1. Trinket Recommendations

Skull of War Icon Skull of War is a great choice, as it has good synergy with Maalus, the Blood Drinker Icon Maalus, the Blood Drinker, is excellent for burst and the opener, and is very easily obtainable.

Stone of the Elements Icon Stone of the Elements is an excellent choice for your second trinket, as it has high uptime, has good synergy with Maalus, the Blood Drinker Icon Maalus, the Blood Drinker, is excellent for burst and the opener, and is very easily obtainable as well.

Infallible Tracking Charm Icon Infallible Tracking Charm is a good choice for all situations, only slightly worse than the above trinkets. On demon targets, however, it pulls well ahead and should be used if available.

Chipped Soul Prism Icon Chipped Soul Prism is a great trinket as it has a ton of secondary stats. It is equally valuable in both single target and multi target scenarios.

Mirror of the Blademaster Icon Mirror of the Blademaster is a consistent trinket that pulls ahead of the other trinkets in situations where there is a lot of consistent cleave and AoE.

Other slightly worse trinket options in order of value include Soul Capacitor Icon Soul Capacitor, Malicious Censer Icon Malicious Censer, Fel-Spring Coil Icon Fel-Spring Coil, and Beating Heart of the Mountain Icon Beating Heart of the Mountain.

2. Weapon Choice

All your special attacks deal a percentage of your weapon damage. Therefore, you will prefer slow (speed 2.60) but hard hitting weapons. The weapons that meet these constraints are: Fist Weapons, One-Handed Axes, and One-Handed Maces.

Always use your highest item level weapons that fit the above criterion.

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
Everyone
Trinkets Havoc Demon Hunters, Feral Druids, Windwalker Monks, Hunters, and Rogues

4. ChangeLog

  • 20 Jul. 2016: Removed trinket sims and added trinket recommendations.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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