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Enhancement Shaman DPS Stat Priority (Legion 7.1)

Last updated on Oct 28, 2016 at 07:33 by Furty 169 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Enhancement Shamans in World of Warcraft Legion 7.1, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

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. Basics

The stat priority for an Enhancement Shaman is:

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

These statistics have been obtained by combining common sense, in-game testing, and simulations using Simulation Craft.

2. Getting a Better Understanding

Agility provides you with Attack Power, which increases the damage of your melee attacks.

Mastery, through Mastery: Enhanced Elements Icon Mastery: Enhanced Elements, increases all of your Fire, Frost, and Nature damage and further increases the chance to proc Stormbringer Icon Stormbringer and Windfury Icon Windfury.

Haste increases the speed of your melee autoattacks, enabling you to get more procs on Stormbringer Icon Stormbringer and Windfury Icon Windfury. You will also generate more Maelstrom Power due to your Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon passive. Haste also decreases the cooldown of Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike, Boulderfist Icon Boulderfist, Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning, and Flametongue Icon Flametongue.

Critical Strike increases the damage of your attacks and spells.

Versatility is a flat-out damage done increase and damage taken reduction.

3. ChangeLog

  • 28 Oct. 2016: Updated stat priority and descriptions (Vers>Crit)
  • 11 Oct. 2016: Updated stat priority to note Mastery:Haste ratio is no longer present.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 24 Jul. 2016: Addendum with mastery haste scaling.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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