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

Last updated on Jan 09, 2022 at 01:11 by Seksixeny 10 comments

On this page, you will find the best Tier 5 PvE gear and best in slot items for your Enhancement Shaman in TBC Classic Phase 2.


Enhancement Shaman Phase 2 / Tier 5 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 your character is still progressing through the content of Tier 4 or is ready to take on Tier 6, then you may wish to consult their best in slot lists instead.


TBC Phase 2 / Tier 5 Elemental Shaman Tier Set

Enhancement Shaman Tier 5, the Cataclysm Harness, is obtained from the following bosses:

Its set bonuses are:

  • 2 pieces — causes your melee attacks to occasionally make your next Lesser Healing Wave IconLesser Healing Wave instant cast. This is not good in PvE, as you need the Mana for DPS, but could be useful in PvP and soloing situations.
  • 4 pieces — causes your Flurry IconFlurry to give 5% extra Haste. This is a massive bonus to your damage, and you will want to get it as soon as possible.

Phase 2 / Tier 5 Best in Slot Table

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

Enhancement Shaman Tier 4 causes your Strength of Earth Totem IconStrength of Earth Totem to grant an additional 12 Strength. This bonus is welcome while gathering the four pieces of Tier 5 but is usually outclassed by it, even when considering the group benefit.

Fist of Reckoning Icon Fist of Reckoning is a special off-hand in that, while its damage is lower than most Level 70 options, 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
  • Cataclysm Helm Icon Cataclysm Helm (Helm of the Vanquished Champion Icon Helm of the Vanquished Champion)
  • Telonicus's Pendant of Mayhem Icon Telonicus's Pendant of Mayhem
  • Shoulderpads of the Stranger Icon Shoulderpads of the Stranger
  • Thalassian Wildercloak Icon Thalassian Wildercloak
  • Cataclysm Chestplate Icon Cataclysm Chestplate (Chestguard of the Vanquished Champion Icon Chestguard of the Vanquished Champion)
  • True-Aim Stalker Bands Icon True-Aim Stalker Bands
  • Cataclysm Gauntlets Icon Cataclysm Gauntlets (Gloves of the Vanquished Champion Icon Gloves of the Vanquished Champion)
  • Belt of One-Hundred Deaths Icon Belt of One-Hundred Deaths
  • Cataclysm Legplates Icon Cataclysm Legplates (Leggings of the Vanquished Champion Icon Leggings of the Vanquished Champion)
  • Boots of Utter Darkness Icon Boots of Utter Darkness
  • Cobra-Lash Boots Icon Cobra-Lash Boots
  • Band of the Ranger-General Icon Band of the Ranger-General
  • Ring of Lethality Icon Ring of Lethality
  • Dragonspine Trophy Icon Dragonspine Trophy
  • Bloodlust Brooch Icon Bloodlust Brooch
  • Empty Mug of Direbrew Icon Empty Mug of Direbrew
  • Talon of the Phoenix Icon Talon of the Phoenix
  • Rod of the Sun King Icon Rod of the Sun King
  • Totem of the Astral Winds Icon Totem of the Astral Winds

Other Useful TBC Phase 2 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
  • Surestrike Goggles v2.0 Icon Surestrike Goggles v2.0
  • Cyclone Helm Icon Cyclone Helm (Helm of the Fallen Champion Icon Helm of the Fallen Champion)
  • Wastewalker Helm Icon Wastewalker Helm
  • 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
  • Pendant of the Perilous Icon Pendant of the Perilous
  • Choker of Vile Intent Icon Choker of Vile Intent
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Vengeance Wrap Icon Vengeance Wrap
  • 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)
  • Wastewalker Tunic Icon Wastewalker Tunic
  • 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
  • Vambraces of Ending Icon Vambraces of Ending
  • Bracers of Maliciousness Icon Bracers of Maliciousness
  • 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
  • Liar's Tongue Gloves Icon Liar's Tongue Gloves
  • Cyclone Gauntlets Icon Cyclone Gauntlets (Gloves of the Fallen Champion Icon Gloves of the Fallen Champion)
  • 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
  • Gronn-Stitched Girdle Icon Gronn-Stitched Girdle
  • 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
  • Skulker's Greaves Icon Skulker's Greaves
  • 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
  • Edgewalker Longboots Icon Edgewalker Longboots
  • 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
  • Ring of a Thousand Marks Icon Ring of a Thousand Marks
  • Garona's Signet Ring Icon Garona's Signet Ring
  • Band of Eternity Icon Band of Eternity
  • Shapeshifter's Signet Icon Shapeshifter's Signet
  • Violet Signet of the Master Assassin Icon Violet Signet of the Master Assassin
  • Overseer's Signet Icon Overseer's Signet
  • Kaylaan's Signet Icon Kaylaan's Signet
  • 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
  • (Demons / Undead) Mark of the Champion Icon Mark of the Champion
  • Tsunami Talisman Icon Tsunami Talisman
  • 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
  • Wicked Edge of the Planes Icon Wicked Edge of the Planes
  • Merciless Gladiator's Cleaver Icon Merciless Gladiator's Cleaver
  • Dragonstrike Icon Dragonstrike
  • Netherbane Icon Netherbane
  • 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
  • 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.



  • 09 Jan. 2022: Guide moved.
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