TBC Classic Elemental Shaman Phase 2 / Tier 5 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Oct 15, 2021 at 22:00 by Seksixeny 5 comments

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Elemental Shaman in Phase 2 of TBC Classic.


Gearing Strategy for Elemental Shamans

While a clear best in slot list is always available in TBC Classic, the items contained might be extremely hard or expensive to get. Thus, we will try to give at least one alternative for most slots in the list, so that you can pick where and how to farm them.


Other Elemental Shaman Best in Slot (BiS) Lists

If you are starting out as a freshly-leveled Elemental Shaman, our pre-raid best in slot list is meant to give you an idea of non-raid items you can chase as a solo / pug player in preparation for raids.

Do note that items from Heroic dungeons or that require Primal Nether Icon Primal Nethers (which are obtained from Heroics) can be harder to get than raid items due to their daily lockout. Some Heroic dungeons are also harder than most of Karazhan.

If your character is still progressing through the content of Tier 4, then you may wish to consult its best in slot list instead.


TBC Phase 2 Elemental Shaman Best in Slot (BiS)

Elemental Shaman Tier 5, the Cataclysm Regalia, is obtained from the following bosses:

Its set bonuses are:

  • 2 pieces — causes your offensive spells to occasionally reduce the cost of your next Lesser Healing Wave IconLesser Healing Wave by 380. This is mostly irrelevant, but could allow you to off-heal slightly more efficiently.
  • 4 pieces — causes your Lightning Bolt IconLightning Bolt critical strikes to occasionally recover 120 of your Mana. This is a minor Mana sustainability benefit, and can sometimes allow you to skip Mana pots for Destruction Potion Icon Destruction Potion, instead.

Leatherworking is still a good profession, especially if you are your group's dedicated drummer, but otherwise Engineering is great for area-of-effect damage from its explosives, Enchanting gives you extra Spell Damage enchants on rings, and Jewelcrafting enables slightly better gems than default ones.

The list will focus on gathering the best stats for Elemental Shaman, as described in our guide below:

It is still worth it to use Elemental Shaman Tier 4 for the 2-piece set bonus, which causes Wrath of Air Totem IconWrath of Air Totem to grant an additional 20 Spell Damage. This is a very strong bonus, and in a caster party it is worth keeping it even when Tier 5 gear is available as long as you care more about the raid's damage than your own personal damage.

The Lightning Capacitor Icon The Lightning Capacitor deserves a special mention, as it is a very powerful trinket for Elemental Shamans specifically. The trinket procs from spell critical strikes, which include Lightning Overload IconLightning Overload crits and all of Chain Lightning IconChain Lightning jumps.

Keep in mind that the trinket's lightning bolt proc will reset its stacks and incur a 2.5-second cooldown on further charge gains. For example, if Elemental Mastery IconElemental Mastery plus Chain Lightning IconChain Lightning hits three targets, a trinket lightning bolt will proc immediately, but it will also remove all charges from the trinket even if you were already at 2 charges before using it.

Slot Item Source
  • Cyclone Faceguard Icon Cyclone Faceguard (Helm of the Fallen Champion Icon Helm of the Fallen Champion)
  • The Sun King's Talisman Icon The Sun King's Talisman
  • Cyclone Shoulderguards Icon Cyclone Shoulderguards (Pauldrons of the Fallen Champion Icon Pauldrons of the Fallen Champion)
  • Brute Cloak of the Ogre-Magi Icon Brute Cloak of the Ogre-Magi
  • Cataclysm Chestpiece Icon Cataclysm Chestpiece (Chestguard of the Vanquished Champion Icon Chestguard of the Vanquished Champion)
  • Mindstorm Wristbands Icon Mindstorm Wristbands
  • Soul-Eater's Handwraps Icon Soul-Eater's Handwraps
  • Belt of Blasting Icon Belt of Blasting
  • Cataclysm Leggings Icon Cataclysm Leggings (Leggings of the Vanquished Champion Icon Leggings of the Vanquished Champion)
  • Velvet Boots of the Guardian Icon Velvet Boots of the Guardian
  • Band of Eternity Icon Band of Eternity
  • Ring of Endless Coils Icon Ring of Endless Coils
  • Ring of Unrelenting Storms Icon Ring of Unrelenting Storms
  • The Lightning Capacitor Icon The Lightning Capacitor
  • Icon of the Silver Crescent Icon Icon of the Silver Crescent
  • Dark Iron Smoking Pipe Icon Dark Iron Smoking Pipe
  • Terestian IllhoofKarazhan
  • 41 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
  • Coren Direbrew in Blackrock Depths during Brewfest
  • The Nexus Key Icon The Nexus Key
  • Totem of the Void Icon Totem of the Void

Other Useful TBC Phase 2 Gear for Elemental Shamans

While the list above contains the absolute best gear setup, you are unlikely to quickly gather all of it. We provide more options below, some which are very close to the best and some which are just much easier to get!

Slot Item Source
  • Cataclysm Headpiece Icon Cataclysm Headpiece
  • Gadgetstorm Goggles Icon Gadgetstorm Goggles
  • Storm Master's Helmet Icon Storm Master's Helmet
  • Hood of Oblivion Icon Hood of Oblivion
  • Incanter's Cowl Icon Incanter's Cowl
  • Spellstrike Hood Icon Spellstrike Hood
  • Gladiator's Mail Helm Icon Gladiator's Mail Helm
  • Adornment of Stolen Souls Icon Adornment of Stolen Souls
  • Brooch of Unquenchable Fury Icon Brooch of Unquenchable Fury
  • Brooch of Heightened Potential Icon Brooch of Heightened Potential
  • Natasha's Ember Necklace Icon Natasha's Ember Necklace
  • Torc of the Sethekk Prophet Icon Torc of the Sethekk Prophet
  • Cataclysm Shoulderpads Icon Cataclysm Shoulderpads
  • Mantle of the Elven Kings Icon Mantle of the Elven Kings
  • Pauldrons of Wild Magic Icon Pauldrons of Wild Magic
  • Spaulders of the Torn-heart Icon Spaulders of the Torn-heart
  • Mana-Etched Spaulders Icon Mana-Etched Spaulders
  • Royal Cloak of the Sunstriders Icon Royal Cloak of the Sunstriders
  • Ruby Drape of the Mysticant Icon Ruby Drape of the Mysticant
  • Ancient Spellcloak of the Highborne Icon Ancient Spellcloak of the Highborne
  • Vestments of the Sea-Witch Icon Vestments of the Sea-Witch
  • Netherstrike Breastplate Icon Netherstrike Breastplate
  • Windhawk Hauberk Icon Windhawk Hauberk
  • Cyclone Chestguard Icon Cyclone Chestguard (Chestguard of the Fallen Champion Icon Chestguard of the Fallen Champion)
  • Will of Edward the Odd Icon Will of Edward the Odd
  • Netherstrike Bracers Icon Netherstrike Bracers
  • Windhawk Bracers Icon Windhawk Bracers
  • Bracers of Havok Icon Bracers of Havok
  • General's Mail Bracers Icon General's Mail Bracers
  • World's End Bracers Icon World's End Bracers
  • Handwraps of Flowing Thought Icon Handwraps of Flowing Thought
  • Cataclysm Handgrips Icon Cataclysm Handgrips
  • Cyclone Handguards Icon Cyclone Handguards (Gloves of the Fallen Champion Icon Gloves of the Fallen Champion)
  • Earth Mantle Handwraps Icon Earth Mantle Handwraps
  • Gloves of Pandemonium Icon Gloves of Pandemonium
  • Netherstrike Belt Icon Netherstrike Belt
  • Girdle of Ruination Icon Girdle of Ruination
  • Windhawk Belt Icon Windhawk Belt
  • Belt of Divine Inspiration Icon Belt of Divine Inspiration
  • Girdle of Living Flame Icon Girdle of Living Flame
  • Wave-Song Girdle Icon Wave-Song Girdle
  • A'dal's Gift Icon A'dal's Gift
  • Spellstrike Pants Icon Spellstrike Pants
  • Leggings of the Seventh Circle Icon Leggings of the Seventh Circle
  • Stormsong Kilt Icon Stormsong Kilt
  • Kurenai Kilt Icon Kurenai Kilt
  • Tempest Leggings Icon Tempest Leggings
  • Boots of Blasting Icon Boots of Blasting
  • Hurricane Boots Icon Hurricane Boots
  • Boots of Foretelling Icon Boots of Foretelling
  • Windshear Boots Icon Windshear Boots
  • Sigil-Laced Boots Icon Sigil-Laced Boots
  • Shattrath Jumpers Icon Shattrath Jumpers
  • General's Mail Sabatons Icon General's Mail Sabatons
  • Moonstrider Boots Icon Moonstrider Boots
  • Ring of Recurrence Icon Ring of Recurrence
  • Violet Signet of the Archmage Icon Violet Signet of the Archmage
  • Sparking Arcanite Ring Icon Sparking Arcanite Ring
  • Ring of Cryptic Dreams Icon Ring of Cryptic Dreams
  • Seer's Signet Icon Seer's Signet
  • Ring of Conflict Survival Icon Ring of Conflict Survival
  • Mark of the Champion Icon Mark of the Champion (Undead / Demons)
  • Sextant of Unstable Currents Icon Sextant of Unstable Currents
  • Quagmirran's Eye Icon Quagmirran's Eye
  • Xi'ri's Gift Icon Xi'ri's Gift
  • Scryer's Bloodgem Icon Scryer's Bloodgem
  • Merciless Gladiator's War Staff Icon Merciless Gladiator's War Staff
  • Gladiator's War Staff Icon Gladiator's War Staff
  • Staff of Infinite Mysteries Icon Staff of Infinite Mysteries
  • Terokk's Shadowstaff Icon Terokk's Shadowstaff
  • Gladiator's War Staff Icon Gladiator's War Staff
  • Auchenai Staff Icon Auchenai Staff
  • Warpstaff of Arcanum Icon Warpstaff of Arcanum
  • Merciless Gladiator's Gavel Icon Merciless Gladiator's Gavel
  • Nathrezim Mindblade Icon Nathrezim Mindblade
  • Gladiator's Gavel Icon Gladiator's Gavel
  • Eternium Runed Blade Icon Eternium Runed Blade
  • Gavel of Unearthed Secrets Icon Gavel of Unearthed Secrets
  • Starlight Dagger Icon Starlight Dagger
  • Fathomstone Icon Fathomstone
  • Khadgar's Knapsack Icon Khadgar's Knapsack
  • Mazthoril Honor Shield Icon Mazthoril Honor Shield
  • Jewel of Infinite Possibilities Icon Jewel of Infinite Possibilities
  • Sapphiron's Left Eye Icon Sapphiron's Left Eye
  • Talisman of Nightbane Icon Talisman of Nightbane
  • Khadgar's Knapsack Icon Khadgar's Knapsack
  • Mazthoril Honor Shield Icon Mazthoril Honor Shield
  • Totem of the Storm Icon Totem of the Storm
  • Totem of the Pulsing Earth Icon Totem of the Pulsing Earth
  • World drop BoE
  • 15 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice

Shaman Weapons

Since weapons are such a broad topic, we have written a full guide about Shaman weapons below.


Further Enhancements

If you have further questions about gemming and enchanting these items, our Elemental Shaman Enchants and Gems page below provides more information.



  • 15 Oct. 2021: Added Band of Eternity.
  • 26 Sep. 2021: Added Brewfest trinkets.
  • 18 Aug. 2021: Page added.
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