Elemental Shaman TBC Pre-Patch BiS Gear Guide

Last updated on May 23, 2021 at 13:28 by Seksixeny 7 comments

On this page, you will find the best in slot items for your Elemental Shaman during the pre-patch of the Burning Crusade.


Gearing Strategy for Elemental Shamans in the TBC Classic Pre-patch

While this list focuses on the best gear possible for established players, the time available to gear up within the pre-patch for newly boosted or leveled characters is extremely short, and as such your best bet if you are part of that group is to spam queue PvP for good gear that is also easy to get.

You may also want to complement that gear with our Classic era pre-raid best in slot list, which has plenty of strong options that do not require a large raid group to obtain.


TBC Classic Pre-patch Elemental Shaman Best in Slot

Naxxramas carries the best gear Classic era has to offer, but unfortunately, Shamans Tier 3, The Earthshatterer is a pure healing set, and as such has next to no value to Elemental Shamans.

Thus, our recommended gear is a compilation of individually strong pieces, mostly avoiding Spell Hit due to the new Elemental talents taking care of 9% (out of 16% Spell Hit cap against bosses) outright.

Slot Item Source
  • Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer Icon Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer
  • Amulet of Vek'nilash Icon Amulet of Vek'nilash
  • Pauldrons of Elemental Fury Icon Pauldrons of Elemental Fury
  • Cloak of the Necropolis Icon Cloak of the Necropolis
  • Crystal Webbed Robe Icon Crystal Webbed Robe
  • The Soul Harvester's Bindings Icon The Soul Harvester's Bindings
  • Dark Storm Gauntlets Icon Dark Storm Gauntlets
  • Eyestalk Waist Cord Icon Eyestalk Waist Cord
  • Leggings of Polarity Icon Leggings of Polarity
  • Boots of Epiphany Icon Boots of Epiphany
  • Band of the Inevitable Icon Band of the Inevitable
  • Ring of the Fallen God Icon Ring of the Fallen God
  • Neltharion's Tear Icon Neltharion's Tear
  • The Restrained Essence of Sapphiron Icon The Restrained Essence of Sapphiron
  • Soulseeker Icon Soulseeker
  • Brimstone Staff Icon Brimstone Staff
  • The End of Dreams Icon The End of Dreams
  • Sapphiron's Left Eye Icon Sapphiron's Left Eye
  • Totem of the Storm Icon Totem of the Storm
  • World drop BoE

Other Top Pre-patch 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
  • Preceptor's Hat Icon Preceptor's Hat
  • Stormcaller's Diadem Icon Stormcaller's Diadem
  • Spellweaver's Turban Icon Spellweaver's Turban
  • The Hexxer's Cover Icon The Hexxer's Cover
  • Gem of Trapped Innocents Icon Gem of Trapped Innocents
  • Choker of the Fire Lord Icon Choker of the Fire Lord
  • Charm of the Shifting Sands Icon Charm of the Shifting Sands
  • Jeklik's Opaline Talisman Icon Jeklik's Opaline Talisman
  • Stormcaller's Pauldrons Icon Stormcaller's Pauldrons
  • Rime Covered Mantle Icon Rime Covered Mantle
  • Deep Earth Spaulders Icon Deep Earth Spaulders
  • Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal Icon Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal
  • Mantle of the Desert's Fury Icon Mantle of the Desert's Fury
  • Cloak of the Devoured Icon Cloak of the Devoured
  • Cloak of Consumption Icon Cloak of Consumption
  • Cloak of the Brood Lord Icon Cloak of the Brood Lord
  • Cloak of the Hakkari Worshippers Icon Cloak of the Hakkari Worshippers
  • Robe of Volatile Power Icon Robe of Volatile Power
  • Stormcaller's Hauberk Icon Stormcaller's Hauberk
  • Zandalar Augur's Hauberk Icon Zandalar Augur's Hauberk
  • Bloodvine Vest Icon Bloodvine Vest
  • Rockfury Bracers Icon Rockfury Bracers
  • Bracers of Arcane Accuracy Icon Bracers of Arcane Accuracy
  • Burrower Bracers Icon Burrower Bracers
  • Shackles of the Unscarred Icon Shackles of the Unscarred
  • Gloves of Ebru Icon Gloves of Ebru
  • Gauntlets of Kalimdor Icon Gauntlets of Kalimdor
  • Bloodtinged Gloves Icon Bloodtinged Gloves
  • Gauntlets of Kalimdor Icon Gauntlets of Kalimdor
  • Girdle of Elemental Fury Icon Girdle of Elemental Fury
  • Mana Igniting Cord Icon Mana Igniting Cord
  • Firemaw's Clutch Icon Firemaw's Clutch
  • Southwind's Grasp Icon Southwind's Grasp
  • Leggings of the Black Blizzard Icon Leggings of the Black Blizzard
  • Scaled Leggings of Qiraji Fury Icon Scaled Leggings of Qiraji Fury
  • Stormcaller's Leggings Icon Stormcaller's Leggings
  • Leggings of Elemental Fury Icon Leggings of Elemental Fury
  • Bloodvine Leggings Icon Bloodvine Leggings
  • Boots of Fright Icon Boots of Fright
  • Snowblind Shoes Icon Snowblind Shoes
  • Stormcaller's Footguards Icon Stormcaller's Footguards
  • Bloodvine Boots Icon Bloodvine Boots
  • Ritssyn's Ring of Chaos Icon Ritssyn's Ring of Chaos
  • Band of Forced Concentration Icon Band of Forced Concentration
  • Mindtear Band Icon Mindtear Band
  • Ring of Spell Power Icon Ring of Spell Power
  • Zandalarian Hero Charm Icon Zandalarian Hero Charm
  • Eye of the Beast Icon Eye of the Beast
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed
  • Draconic Infused Emblem Icon Draconic Infused Emblem
  • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • Natural Alignment Crystal Icon Natural Alignment Crystal
  • Talisman of Ephemeral Power Icon Talisman of Ephemeral Power
  • Blessed Qiraji Acolyte Staff Icon Blessed Qiraji Acolyte Staff
  • Staff of the Shadow Flame Icon Staff of the Shadow Flame
  • Staff of the Ruins Icon Staff of the Ruins
  • Ironbark Staff Icon Ironbark Staff
  • Lok'amir il Romathis Icon Lok'amir il Romathis
  • Midnight Haze Icon Midnight Haze
  • High Warlord's Spellblade Icon High Warlord's Spellblade
  • Claw of Chromaggus Icon Claw of Chromaggus
  • Hammer of the Gathering Storm Icon Hammer of the Gathering Storm
  • Royal Scepter of Vek'lor Icon Royal Scepter of Vek'lor
  • Master Dragonslayer's Orb Icon Master Dragonslayer's Orb
  • Talon of Furious Concentration Icon Talon of Furious Concentration
  • Therazane's Touch Icon Therazane's Touch
  • Jin'do's Bag of Whammies Icon Jin'do's Bag of Whammies
  • Totem of Rebirth Icon Totem of Rebirth
  • Totem of Rage Icon Totem of Rage
  • Isalien in Dire Maul East (tier 0,5 questline)
  • Magmus in Blackrock Depths

Shaman Weapons

Since weapons are such a broad topic, we have written a full guide about Shaman weapons in WoW Classic content, which you can consult below:



  • 23 May 2021: Guide added.
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