TBC Classic Enhancement Shaman Phase 2 / Tier 5 Gear and Best in Slot
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 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:
- Helm — Lady Vashj in Serpentshrine Cavern
- Chest — Kael'thas Sunstrider in Tempest Keep
- Legs — Fathom-Lord Karathress in Serpentshrine Cavern
- Shoulders — Void Reaver in Tempest Keep
- Gloves — Leotheras the Blind in Serpentshrine Cavern
Its set bonuses are:
- 2 pieces — causes your melee attacks to occasionally make your next Lesser 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 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, 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 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 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.
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!
Since weapons are such a broad topic, we have written a full guide about Shaman weapons below.
If you have further questions about gemming and enchanting these items, our Enhancement Shaman Enchants and Gems page below provides more information.
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