TBC Classic Enhancement Shaman Phase 1 / Tier 4 Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Sep 19, 2021 at 02:17 by Seksixeny 10 comments

On this page, you will find the best Tier 4 PvE gear and best in slot items for your Enhancement Shaman in TBC Classic Phase 1.


Enhancement Shaman Phase 1 / Tier 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 Enhancement, as described in our guide below:


Other Enhancement Shaman Best in Slot Lists

If you are starting out as a freshly-leveled Enhancement 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, however, your character is ready to take on the content of Tiers 5 and 6, then please utilize our updated lists instead.


TBC Phase 1 / Tier 4 Elemental Shaman Tier Set

Enhancement Shaman Tier 4, the Cyclone Harness has gloves, chest, head, legs, and shoulders. Its set bonuses are:

  • 2 pieces: Strength of Earth Totem IconStrength of Earth Totem grants an additional 12 strength. This is a good set bonus if all of your party can benefit from it.
  • 4 pieces: Stormstrike IconStormstrike does an additional 30 damage per weapon. A decent direct damage increase.

Our recommendation for Tier 4 is using the shoulders and gloves of Tier 4 alongside the head and chest of Wastewalker Armor and the best off-set pieces available in the rest of the gear slots.


Phase 1 / Tier 4 Best in Slot Table

Fist of Reckoning Icon Fist of Reckoning is a special off-hand in that, while its damage is lower than most Level 70 options, it has 2.7 weapon speed, which allows you to better weapon sync with the recommended 2.7 main hand weapons! Check out rotation guide below for more details on what weapon syncing is and why it matters for DPS.

Slot Item Source
  • Wastewalker Helm Icon Wastewalker Helm
  • Choker of Vile Intent Icon Choker of Vile Intent
  • 25 Badge of Justice Icon Badge of Justice
  • Cyclone Shoulderplates Icon Cyclone Shoulderplates (Pauldrons of the Fallen Champion Icon Pauldrons of the Fallen Champion)
  • Bladed Shoulderpads of the Merciless Icon Bladed Shoulderpads of the Merciless
  • Vengeance Wrap Icon Vengeance Wrap
  • Wastewalker Tunic Icon Wastewalker Tunic
  • Bracers of Maliciousness Icon Bracers of Maliciousness
  • Cyclone Gauntlets Icon Cyclone Gauntlets (Gloves of the Fallen Champion Icon Gloves of the Fallen Champion)
  • Gronn-Stitched Girdle Icon Gronn-Stitched Girdle
  • Skulker's Greaves Icon Skulker's Greaves
  • Edgewalker Longboots Icon Edgewalker Longboots
  • Ring of a Thousand Marks Icon Ring of a Thousand Marks
  • Violet Signet of the Master Assassin Icon Violet Signet of the Master Assassin
  • (Demons / Undead) Mark of the Champion Icon Mark of the Champion
  • Dragonspine Trophy Icon Dragonspine Trophy
  • Bloodlust Brooch Icon Bloodlust Brooch
  • Gladiator's Right Ripper Icon Gladiator's Right Ripper
  • Gladiator's Cleaver Icon Gladiator's Cleaver
  • The Decapitator Icon The Decapitator
  • The Harvester of Souls Icon The Harvester of Souls
  • Fool's Bane Icon Fool's Bane
  • Totem of the Astral Winds Icon Totem of the Astral Winds

Other Useful TBC Tier 4 Gear for Enhancement 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
  • Cyclone Helm Icon Cyclone Helm (Helm of the Fallen Champion Icon Helm of the Fallen Champion)
  • Cowl of Defiance Icon Cowl of Defiance
  • Helm of the Claw Icon Helm of the Claw
  • Gladiator's Linked Helm Icon Gladiator's Linked Helm
  • Storm Helm Icon Storm Helm
  • Mok'Nathal Beast-Mask Icon Mok'Nathal Beast-Mask
  • Worgen Claw Necklace Icon Worgen Claw Necklace
  • Natasha's Choker Icon Natasha's Choker
  • Traitor's Noose Icon Traitor's Noose
  • Adamantine Chain of the Unbroken Icon Adamantine Chain of the Unbroken
  • Wastewalker Shoulderpads Icon Wastewalker Shoulderpads
  • Mantle of Perenolde Icon Mantle of Perenolde
  • Beast Lord Mantle Icon Beast Lord Mantle
  • Skybreaker's Mantle Icon Skybreaker's Mantle
  • Gladiator's Linked Spaulders Icon Gladiator's Linked Spaulders
  • Drape of the Dark Reavers Icon Drape of the Dark Reavers
  • Auchenai Death Shroud Icon Auchenai Death Shroud
  • Cloak of the Inciter Icon Cloak of the Inciter
  • Cloak of Darkness Icon Cloak of Darkness
  • Blood Knight War Cloak Icon Blood Knight War Cloak
  • Cyclone Breastplate Icon Cyclone Breastplate (Chestguard of the Fallen Champion Icon Chestguard of the Fallen Champion)
  • Terrorweave Tunic Icon Terrorweave Tunic
  • Ebon Netherscale Breastplate Icon Ebon Netherscale Breastplate
  • Gladiator's Linked Armor Icon Gladiator's Linked Armor
  • Felstalker Breastplate Icon Felstalker Breastplate
  • Stormforged Hauberk Icon Stormforged Hauberk
  • Primalstrike Bracers Icon Primalstrike Bracers
  • Ebon Netherscale Bracers Icon Ebon Netherscale Bracers
  • Spymistress's Wristguards Icon Spymistress's Wristguards
  • Felstalker Bracers Icon Felstalker Bracers
  • General's Chain Bracers Icon General's Chain Bracers
  • Emerald Eye Bracer Icon Emerald Eye Bracer
  • Grips of Deftness Icon Grips of Deftness
  • Flesh Handler's Gauntlets Icon Flesh Handler's Gauntlets
  • Cobrascale Gloves Icon Cobrascale Gloves
  • Beast Lord Handguards Icon Beast Lord Handguards
  • Gladiator's Linked Gauntlets Icon Gladiator's Linked Gauntlets
  • Windstrike Gloves Icon Windstrike Gloves
  • Primalstrike Belt Icon Primalstrike Belt
  • Ebon Netherscale Belt Icon Ebon Netherscale Belt
  • Girdle of the Deathdealer Icon Girdle of the Deathdealer
  • Felstalker Belt Icon Felstalker Belt
  • Girdle of Ferocity Icon Girdle of Ferocity
  • Shattrath Leggings Icon Shattrath Leggings
  • Clefthoof Hide Leggings Icon Clefthoof Hide Leggings
  • Emerald-Scale Greaves Icon Emerald-Scale Greaves
  • Barbaric Legstraps Icon Barbaric Legstraps
  • Scaled Greaves of Patience Icon Scaled Greaves of Patience
  • Wyrmscale Greaves Icon Wyrmscale Greaves
  • Fiend Slayer Boots Icon Fiend Slayer Boots
  • Fel Leather Boots Icon Fel Leather Boots
  • Boots of the Unjust Icon Boots of the Unjust
  • Farahlite Studded Boots Icon Farahlite Studded Boots
  • Boots of the Endless Hunt Icon Boots of the Endless Hunt
  • Outland Striders Icon Outland Striders
  • Fleet Refugee's Boots Icon Fleet Refugee's Boots
  • General's Chain Sabatons Icon General's Chain Sabatons
  • Shapeshifter's Signet Icon Shapeshifter's Signet
  • Overseer's Signet Icon Overseer's Signet
  • Kaylaan's Signet Icon Kaylaan's Signet
  • Garona's Signet Ring Icon Garona's Signet Ring
  • Ring of Reciprocity Icon Ring of Reciprocity
  • Ring of Arathi Warlords Icon Ring of Arathi Warlords
  • Shaffar's Band of Brutality Icon Shaffar's Band of Brutality
  • Abacus of Violent Odds Icon Abacus of Violent Odds
  • Hourglass of the Unraveller Icon Hourglass of the Unraveller
  • Core of Ar'kelos Icon Core of Ar'kelos
  • Romulo's Poison Vial Icon Romulo's Poison Vial
  • Dragonmaw Icon Dragonmaw
  • Black Planar Edge Icon Black Planar Edge
  • Reflex Blades Icon Reflex Blades
  • Fist of Reckoning Icon Fist of Reckoning

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 Enhancement Shaman Enchants and Gems page below provides more information.



  • 19 Sep. 2021: Page restored.
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