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Enhancement Shaman DPS Stat Priority (Legion 7.1.5)

Last updated on Jan 09, 2017 at 20:41 by Wordup 278 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 7.1.5, 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

This guide has been written by Wordup, a frequent theorycrafter involved in a number of class communities. He is also an experienced player who has been in the world top 100 since the days of Sunwell, currently raiding in Echoes. You can also follow him on Twitter.

1. Basics

The stat priority for an Enhancement Shaman is:

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

1.1. Breakpoints & Ratios

Currently there are no hard breakpoints or ratios that need to be maintained between these stats. When simulating your character however, you may sometimes find Haste and Mastery become very close or flip in value depending on your current levels. This should be taken into account if you begin to neglect either of these stats due to their symbiotic nature, and you should ideally be focusing on getting as much of both of these stats as you can across your gear.

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

  • 09 Jan. 2017: Checked and confirmed for 7.1.5, changing Vers vs. Crit
  • 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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