Cataclysm Classic Enhancement Shaman Leveling

Last updated on May 18, 2024 at 00:00 by Seksixeny

On this page, you will find our level-by-level Enhancement Shaman leveling guide for WoW Cataclysm Classic.

1.

Enhancement Shaman Level-by-Level Rotation, Talents, and Trainer Skills

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Level: 1
2.

Leveling Talents

Your first talent point unlocks at Level 10.

Focused Strikes Icon Focused Strikes increase the damage on some of your main abilities considerably.

Focused Strikes Icon Focused Strikes increase the damage on some of your main abilities considerably. Put two points into Improved Shields Icon Improved Shields next for more damage and pathing purposes.

Focused Strikes Icon Focused Strikes increase the damage on some of your main abilities considerably. Put two points into Improved Shields Icon Improved Shields next for more damage and pathing purposes towards Ancestral Swiftness Icon Ancestral Swiftness, which will speed up your leveling considerably.

Focused Strikes Icon Focused Strikes increase the damage on some of your main abilities considerably. Put two points into Improved Shields Icon Improved Shields next for more damage and pathing purposes towards Ancestral Swiftness Icon Ancestral Swiftness, which will speed up your leveling considerably. Flurry Icon Flurry is your next aim.

Focused Strikes Icon Focused Strikes increase the damage on some of your main abilities considerably. Put two points into Improved Shields Icon Improved Shields next for more damage and pathing purposes towards Ancestral Swiftness Icon Ancestral Swiftness, which will speed up your leveling considerably. Flurry Icon Flurry is your next aim, followed by Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike, one of your main attacks.

Static Shock Icon Static Shock allows your attacks to discharge Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield for added damage.

Static Shock Icon Static Shock allows your attacks to discharge Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield for added damage. Pick up Elemental Weapons Icon Elemental Weapons next for more passive damage.

Static Shock Icon Static Shock allows your attacks to discharge Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield for added damage. Pick up Elemental Weapons Icon Elemental Weapons next for more passive damage, followed by Searing Flames Icon Searing Flames which causes your Searing Totem Icon Searing Totem to become much more important in your rotation.

Static Shock Icon Static Shock allows your attacks to discharge Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield for added damage. Pick up Elemental Weapons Icon Elemental Weapons next for more passive damage, followed by Searing Flames Icon Searing Flames which causes your Searing Totem Icon Searing Totem to become much more important in your rotation. Proceed by taking Elemental Devastation Icon Elemental Devastation.

Static Shock Icon Static Shock allows your attacks to discharge Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield for added damage. Pick up Elemental Weapons Icon Elemental Weapons next for more passive damage, followed by Searing Flames Icon Searing Flames which causes your Searing Totem Icon Searing Totem to become much more important in your rotation. Proceed by taking Elemental Devastation Icon Elemental Devastation and your main defensive ability, Shamanistic Rage Icon Shamanistic Rage.

Unlock your main raid buff, Unleashed Rage Icon Unleashed Rage.

Unlock your main raid buff, Unleashed Rage Icon Unleashed Rage, and Improved Lava Lash Icon Improved Lava Lash, which allows you to easily spread your Flame Shock Icon Flame Shocks, and thus enable massive Fire Nova Icon Fire Nova area damage!

Unlock your main raid buff, Unleashed Rage Icon Unleashed Rage, and Improved Lava Lash Icon Improved Lava Lash, which allows you to easily spread your Flame Shock Icon Flame Shocks, and thus enable massive Fire Nova Icon Fire Nova area damage! The next talent, Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon is also incredibly powerful as it allows you to cast instant cast free spells often.

Unlock your main raid buff, Unleashed Rage Icon Unleashed Rage, and Improved Lava Lash Icon Improved Lava Lash, which allows you to easily spread your Flame Shock Icon Flame Shocks, and thus enable massive Fire Nova Icon Fire Nova area damage! The next talent, Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon is also incredibly powerful as it allows you to cast instant cast free spells often. Finish the Enhancement tree with Feral Spirit Icon Feral Spirit, your main DPS cooldown.

Finally, pick up Acuity Icon Acuity from the Elemental tree.

Finally, pick up Acuity Icon Acuity and put two points into Concussion Icon Concussion on the Elemental tree.

Finally, pick up Acuity Icon Acuity and put two points into Concussion Icon Concussion on the Elemental tree to unlock Call of Flame Icon Call of Flame for even more Fire Nova Icon Fire Nova area damage.

Finally, pick up Acuity Icon Acuity and put two points into Concussion Icon Concussion on the Elemental tree to unlock Call of Flame Icon Call of Flame for even more Fire Nova Icon Fire Nova area damage. Finish with Elemental Precision Icon Elemental Precision for slightly more elemental damage.

3.

Leveling Glyphs

Your leveling glyphs are mostly the same as your endgame glyphs. Glyphs can be a huge boost to your DPS capabilities as some glyphs greatly improve the baseline power of your key abilities.

3.1.

Prime Glyphs

  1. Glyph of Lava Lash Icon Glyph of Lava Lash — a nice passive boost to your Lava Lash Icon Lava Lash damage.
  2. Glyph of Stormstrike Icon Glyph of Stormstrike — despite its tooltip, this glyph increases the critical strike bonus to spells applied by the Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike ability.
  3. Glyph of Feral Spirit Icon Glyph of Feral Spirit — another passive boost, this time to your Feral Spirit Icon Feral Spirit guardians damage.
3.2.

Major Glyphs

  1. Glyph of Lightning Shield Icon Glyph of Lightning Shield — causes Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield to no longer go under 3 charges when you are attacked, making it a powerful glyph for leveling, especially!
  2. Glyph of Chain Lightning Icon Glyph of Chain Lightning — increases the targets hit by Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning by 2 while decreasing damage taken by the first target, a very worthwhile trade off against large clumps of enemies.
  3. Glyph of Fire Nova Icon Glyph of Fire Nova — increases the radius of Fire Nova Icon Fire Nova, making it more likely to hit every other enemy in the pack your are fighting with.
3.3.

Minor Glyphs

  1. Glyph of Water Walking Icon Glyph of Water Walking — allows you to cast Water Walking Icon Water Walking without a reagent, saving gold in the process.
  2. Glyph of Renewed Life Icon Glyph of Renewed Life — removes the reagent requirement from Reincarnation Icon Reincarnation, saving some gold over time.
  3. Glyph of Astral Recall Icon Glyph of Astral Recall — lowering the cooldown of your Astral Recall Icon Astral Recall allows you to move around more frequently, especially if you have your Hearthstone Icon Hearthstone at your faction's central hub and all its portals.
4.

Leveling Rotation

Make sure to keep Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield active on yourself, as well as any useful totems such as Searing Totem Icon Searing Totem and Strength of Earth Totem Icon Strength of Earth Totem.

Make sure to keep Flametongue Weapon Icon Flametongue Weapon active on your weapons, Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield on yourself, and any useful support totems such as Strength of Earth Totem Icon Strength of Earth Totem.

Make sure to keep Windfury Weapon Icon Windfury Weapon active on your main-hand weapon, Flametongue Weapon Icon Flametongue Weapon on your off-hand weapon, and Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield, as well as any useful support totems such as Strength of Earth Totem Icon Strength of Earth Totem.

  1. Cast Feral Spirit Icon Feral Spirit on cooldown;
  2. Cast Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt when you hit 5 Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon stacks;
  3. Use Lava Lash Icon Lava Lash on cooldown;
  4. Cast Primal Strike Icon Primal Strike on cooldown;
  5. Cast Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike on cooldown;
  6. Use Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock on as many long-lived enemies as possible;
  7. Use Earth Shock Icon Earth Shock on cooldown.

Against multiple enemies, you can just follow the single-target rotation and swap Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt for Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning against 2 enemies.

If facing 3 or more, use Fire Nova Icon Fire Nova on cooldown once you have 3+ targets with Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock, courtesy of Improved Lava Lash Icon Improved Lava Lash spreading mechanic.

5.

Abilities to Skip While Leveling

While leveling, you will not need to use all of your spells. Many can be skipped to save gold and trained at a later date, when you have more gold available to you. We recommend to not train these spells below, and save your gold for gear, glyphs and mounts instead.

  • Frost Shock Icon Frost Shock
  • Frostbrand Weapon Icon Frostbrand Weapon
  • Far Sight Icon Far Sight
  • Bind Elemental Icon Bind Elemental
  • Totem of Tranquil Mind Icon Totem of Tranquil Mind
  • Rockbiter Weapon Icon Rockbiter Weapon
6.

Continue Improving at Level 85

Congratulations on hitting Level 85 in Cataclysm! Now that your leveling process is over, you can learn more about maximum level EnhancementEnhancement gameplay by reading our detailed guide below.