TBC Classic Elemental Shaman Phase 3 / 4 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on May 05, 2022 at 02:27 by Seksixeny 7 comments

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Elemental Shaman from TBC Classic Phases 3 and 4.

1.

Elemental Shaman Phase 3/4 Best in Slot List

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.

The list will focus on gathering the best stats for Elemental Shaman, as described in our guide below. During Black Temple, you may also have need of additional gear devoted to maximizing your Shadow Resistance stat. Should this be the case, we recommend consulting our guide dedicated to acquiring pieces with this stat as necessary.

1.1.

Other Elemental Shaman Best in Slot 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.

To check out our recommended Pre-Raid best in slot gear, head over to its list below. If your character is still progressing through the content of older tiers, then you may wish to consult their best in slot lists instead, but keep in mind these older lists do not include Zul'Aman and new badge gear, both of which are often equivalent or even more powerful than Tier 5 gear!

1.2.

TBC Tier 6 Elemental Shaman Tier Set

Elemental Shaman Tier 6, the Skyshatter Regalia, is obtained from the following bosses:

Its set bonuses are:

  • 2 pieces — grants you 15 mana per 5 sec, 35 spell critical strike rating and 45 spell damage whenever you have a totem of each type (air, water, earth and fire) active. This is a powerful effect that you should aim to have active whenever possible.
  • 4 pieces — increases the damage of Lightning Bolt IconLightning Bolt by 5%. This is a multiplicative bonus to Lightning Bolt and a large damage increase.

Once you have your Tier 6 set, it is not longer worth it to use Elemental Shaman Tier 4 for the 2-piece set bonus, but use it until you have at least 2 set available.

2.

Phase 3/4 Best in Slot Table

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 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.

Also, while The Skull of Gul'dan Icon The Skull of Gul'dan is the best in slot trinket for Elemental Shamans, it is highly contested by other casters and its Spell Hit can be easily wasted due to our small 4% Spell Hit requirement after talents and Totem of Wrath IconTotem of Wrath.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Skyshatter Headguard Icon Skyshatter Headguard (Helm of the Forgotten Protector Icon Helm of the Forgotten Protector)
Neck
  • Brooch of Nature's Mercy Icon Brooch of Nature's Mercy
  • Loop of Cursed Bones Icon Loop of Cursed Bones
Shoulder
  • Skyshatter Mantle Icon Skyshatter Mantle (Pauldrons of the Forgotten Protector Icon Pauldrons of the Forgotten Protector)
Cloak
  • Cloak of the Illidari Council Icon Cloak of the Illidari Council
Chest
  • Skyshatter Breastplate Icon Skyshatter Breastplate (Chestguard of the Forgotten Protector Icon Chestguard of the Forgotten Protector)
Wrists
  • Bracers of Nimble Thought Icon Bracers of Nimble Thought
Gloves
  • Skyshatter Gauntlets Icon Skyshatter Gauntlets
Belt
  • Flashfire Girdle Icon Flashfire Girdle
Legs
  • Leggings of Channeled Elements Icon Leggings of Channeled Elements
Boots
  • Slippers of the Seacaller Icon Slippers of the Seacaller
Rings
  • Ring of Ancient Knowledge Icon Ring of Ancient Knowledge (2x)
  • Band of the Eternal Sage Icon Band of the Eternal Sage
Trinkets
  • The Skull of Gul'dan Icon The Skull of Gul'dan
  • Hex Shrunken Head Icon Hex Shrunken Head
  • 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
Weapon
  • Zhar'doom, Greatstaff of the Devourer Icon Zhar'doom, Greatstaff of the Devourer
Relics
  • Totem of Ancestral Guidance Icon Totem of Ancestral Guidance
3.

Other Useful TBC Phase 4 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
Helm
  • Cowl of the Illidari High Lord Icon Cowl of the Illidari High Lord
  • Cyclone Faceguard Icon Cyclone Faceguard (Helm of the Fallen Champion Icon Helm of the Fallen Champion)
  • 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
  • Vengeful Gladiator's Mail Helm Icon Vengeful Gladiator's Mail Helm
Neck
  • The Sun King's Talisman Icon The Sun King's Talisman
  • Translucent Spellthread Necklace Icon Translucent Spellthread Necklace
  • 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
Shoulder
  • Mantle of Nimble Thought Icon Mantle of Nimble Thought
  • Hatefury Mantle Icon Hatefury Mantle
  • Pauldrons of the Furious Elements Icon Pauldrons of the Furious Elements
  • 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
Cloak
  • Shadowcaster's Drape Icon Shadowcaster's Drape
  • Brute Cloak of the Ogre-Magi Icon Brute Cloak of the Ogre-Magi
  • 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
Chest
  • Hauberk of the Furious Elements Icon Hauberk of the Furious Elements
  • Chestguard of Relentless Storms Icon Chestguard of Relentless Storms
  • Vestments of the Sea-Witch Icon Vestments of the Sea-Witch
  • Cataclysm Chestpiece Icon Cataclysm Chestpiece (Chestguard of the Vanquished Champion Icon Chestguard of the Vanquished Champion)
  • 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
Wrists
  • Cuffs of Devastation Icon Cuffs of Devastation
  • Mindstorm Wristbands Icon Mindstorm Wristbands
  • Fury of the Ursine Icon Fury of the Ursine
  • 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
Gloves
  • Botanist's Gloves of Growth Icon Botanist's Gloves of Growth
  • Studious Wraps Icon Studious Wraps
  • Soul-Eater's Handwraps Icon Soul-Eater's Handwraps
  • 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
Belt
  • Waistwrap of Infinity Icon Waistwrap of Infinity
  • Belt of Blasting Icon Belt of Blasting
  • Starfire Waistband Icon Starfire Waistband
  • 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
Legs
  • Skyshatter Legguards Icon Skyshatter Legguards (Leggings of the Forgotten Protector Icon Leggings of the Forgotten Protector)
  • Pantaloons of Arcane Annihilation Icon Pantaloons of Arcane Annihilation
  • Elunite Imbued Leggings Icon Elunite Imbued Leggings
  • Cataclysm Leggings Icon Cataclysm Leggings (Leggings of the Vanquished Champion Icon Leggings of the Vanquished Champion)
  • 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
  • Naturewarden's Treads Icon Naturewarden's Treads
  • Footpads of Madness Icon Footpads of Madness
  • Boots of Oceanic Fury Icon Boots of Oceanic Fury
  • Velvet Boots of the Guardian Icon Velvet Boots of the Guardian
  • 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
Rings
  • Mana Attuned Band Icon Mana Attuned Band
  • Ring of Captured Storms Icon Ring of Captured Storms
  • Ring of Endless Coils Icon Ring of Endless Coils
  • Ring of Unrelenting Storms Icon Ring of Unrelenting Storms
  • 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
Trinkets
  • 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
Two-Hand
  • Vengeful Gladiator's War Staff Icon Vengeful Gladiator's War Staff
  • The Nexus Key Icon The Nexus Key
  • Amani Divining Staff Icon Amani Divining Staff
  • Merciless Gladiator's War Staff Icon Merciless Gladiator's War Staff
  • Staff of Infinite Mysteries Icon Staff of Infinite Mysteries
  • Terokk's Shadowstaff Icon Terokk's Shadowstaff
  • Vengeful Gladiator's War Staff Icon Vengeful Gladiator's War Staff
  • Auchenai Staff Icon Auchenai Staff
  • Warpstaff of Arcanum Icon Warpstaff of Arcanum
One-Hand
  • Vengeful Gladiator's Gavel Icon Vengeful Gladiator's Gavel
  • The Maelstrom's Fury Icon The Maelstrom's Fury
  • Hammer of Judgement Icon Hammer of Judgement
  • Wub's Cursed Hexblade Icon Wub's Cursed Hexblade
  • Merciless Gladiator's Gavel Icon Merciless Gladiator's Gavel
  • Nathrezim Mindblade Icon Nathrezim Mindblade
  • Eternium Runed Blade Icon Eternium Runed Blade
  • Gavel of Unearthed Secrets Icon Gavel of Unearthed Secrets
  • Starlight Dagger Icon Starlight Dagger
Off-hand
  • Antonidas's Aegis of Rapt Concentration Icon Antonidas's Aegis of Rapt Concentration
  • Fetish of the Primal Gods Icon Fetish of the Primal Gods
  • Chronicle of Dark Secrets Icon Chronicle of Dark Secrets
  • 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
Relics
  • Skycall Totem Icon Skycall Totem
  • Totem of the Void Icon Totem of the Void
  • Totem of the Storm Icon Totem of the Storm
  • Totem of the Pulsing Earth Icon Totem of the Pulsing Earth
  • 20 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
  • Cache of the LegionThe Mechanar
  • World drop BoE
  • 15 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
4.

Shaman Weapons

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

5.

Further Enhancements

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

6.

Changelog

  • 05 May 2022: Guide moved.
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