Enhancement Shaman TBC Pre-Patch BiS Gear Guide

Last updated on May 23, 2021 at 13:28 by Seksixeny 10 comments

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


Gearing Strategy for Enhancement 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 Enhancement 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 Enhancement Shamans.

Thus, our recommended gear is a compilation of individually strong pieces, mostly avoiding Physical Hit due to the new Enhancement talents taking care of 6% (out of 9% Physical Hit cap against bosses) outright.

Depending on your race, you might want different items as well, as axes are more powerful for Orcs, due to Axe Specialization IconAxe Specialization giving you some free expertise.

Slot Item Source
  • Crown of Destruction Icon Crown of Destruction
  • Stormrage's Talisman of Seething Icon Stormrage's Talisman of Seething
  • Mantle of Wicked Revenge Icon Mantle of Wicked Revenge
  • Shroud of Dominion Icon Shroud of Dominion
  • Ghoul Skin Tunic Icon Ghoul Skin Tunic
  • Qiraji Execution Bracers Icon Qiraji Execution Bracers
  • Aged Core Leather Gloves Icon Aged Core Leather Gloves
  • Belt of Never-ending Agony Icon Belt of Never-ending Agony
  • Leggings of Apocalypse Icon Leggings of Apocalypse
  • Boots of the Vanguard Icon Boots of the Vanguard
  • Band of Unnatural Forces Icon Band of Unnatural Forces
  • Quick Strike Ring Icon Quick Strike Ring
  • Slayer's Crest Icon Slayer's Crest
  • Kiss of the Spider Icon Kiss of the Spider
  • Misplaced Servo Arm Icon Misplaced Servo Arm
  • Hatchet of Sundered Bone Icon Hatchet of Sundered Bone
  • Might of Menethil Icon Might of Menethil
  • The Face of Death Icon The Face of Death
  • Totem of Rebirth Icon Totem of Rebirth

Other Useful Phase 6 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
  • Southwind Helm Icon Southwind Helm
  • Warlord's Mail Helm Icon Warlord's Mail Helm
  • Lizardscale Eyepatch Icon Lizardscale Eyepatch
  • Bloodstained Coif Icon Bloodstained Coif
  • Sadist's Collar Icon Sadist's Collar
  • Barbed Choker Icon Barbed Choker
  • The Eye of Hakkar Icon The Eye of Hakkar
  • Onyxia Tooth Pendant Icon Onyxia Tooth Pendant
  • Fury of the Forgotten Swarm Icon Fury of the Forgotten Swarm
  • Abyssal Mail Pauldrons Icon Abyssal Mail Pauldrons of Striking
  • Defiler's Mail Pauldrons Icon Defiler's Mail Pauldrons
  • Warlord's Mail Spaulders Icon Warlord's Mail Spaulders
  • Truestrike Shoulders Icon Truestrike Shoulders
  • Chitinous Shoulderguards Icon Chitinous Shoulderguards
  • Cloak of the Fallen God Icon Cloak of the Fallen God
  • Cloak of Concentrated Hatred Icon Cloak of Concentrated Hatred
  • Cloak of Draconic Might Icon Cloak of Draconic Might
  • Deathguard's Cloak Icon Deathguard's Cloak
  • Obsidian Mail Tunic Icon Obsidian Mail Tunic
  • Savage Gladiator Chain Icon Savage Gladiator Chain
  • Warlord's Mail Armor Icon Warlord's Mail Armor
  • Vest of Swift Execution Icon Vest of Swift Execution
  • Runed Bloodstained Hauberk Icon Runed Bloodstained Hauberk
  • Wristguards of Stability Icon Wristguards of Stability
  • Wristguards of True Flight Icon Wristguards of True Flight
  • Windtalker's Wristguards Icon Windtalker's Wristguards
  • Forest Stalker's Bracers Icon Forest Stalker's Bracers
  • Gloves of Enforcement Icon Gloves of Enforcement
  • Chromatic Gauntlets Icon Chromatic Gauntlets
  • Doomhide Gauntlets Icon Doomhide Gauntlets
  • Blooddrenched Grips Icon Blooddrenched Grips
  • General's Mail Gauntlets Icon General's Mail Gauntlets
  • Ossirian's Binding Icon Ossirian's Binding
  • Therazane's Link Icon Therazane's Link
  • Belt of Preserved Heads Icon Belt of Preserved Heads
  • Abyssal Mail Legguards Icon Abyssal Mail Legguards Of Striking
  • Dark Heart Pants Icon Dark Heart Pants
  • Devilsaur Leggings Icon Devilsaur Leggings
  • Scaled Sand Reaver Leggings Icon Scaled Sand Reaver Leggings
  • Sentinel's Chain Leggings Icon Sentinel's Chain Leggings
  • Boots of the Shadow Flame Icon Boots of the Shadow Flame
  • Bloodmail Boots Icon Bloodmail Boots
  • Blooddrenched Footpads Icon Blooddrenched Footpads
  • General's Mail Boots Icon General's Mail Boots
  • Ring of the Qiraji Fury Icon Ring of the Qiraji Fury
  • Master Dragonslayer's Ring Icon Master Dragonslayer's Ring
  • Circle of Applied Force Icon Circle of Applied Force
  • Don Julio's Band Icon Don Julio's Band
  • Band of Accuria Icon Band of Accuria
  • Drake Fang Talisman Icon Drake Fang Talisman
  • Hand of Justice Icon Hand of Justice
  • Badge of the Swarmguard Icon Badge of the Swarmguard
  • Blackhand's Breadth Icon Blackhand's Breadth
  • Rune of the Guard Captain Icon Rune of the Guard Captain
  • The Castigator Icon The Castigator
  • High Warlord's Cleaver Icon High Warlord's Cleaver
  • Crul'shorukh, Edge of Chaos Icon Crul'shorukh, Edge of Chaos
  • Blessed Qiraji War Axe Icon Blessed Qiraji War Axe
  • Deathbringer Icon Deathbringer
  • Severance Icon Severance
  • Dark Edge of Insanity Icon Dark Edge of Insanity
  • Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros Icon Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros
  • High Warlord's Battle Axe Icon High Warlord's Battle Axe
  • Drake Talon Cleaver Icon Drake Talon Cleaver
  • Herald of Woe Icon Herald of Woe
  • Spinal Reaper Icon Spinal Reaper
  • Blessed Qiraji Bulwark Icon Blessed Qiraji Bulwark
  • Red Dragonscale Protector Icon Red Dragonscale Protector
  • Elementium Reinforced Bulwark Icon Elementium Reinforced Bulwark
  • High Warlord's Shield Wall Icon High Warlord's Shield Wall
  • The Immovable Object Icon The Immovable Object
  • Totem of Life Icon Totem of Life
  • Totem of Rage Icon Totem of Rage
  • Fankriss the Unyielding in AQ40
  • Magmus in Blackrock Depths

Shaman Weapons

Since weapons are such a broad topic, we have written a full guide about Classic era Shaman weapons:



  • 23 May 2021: Guide added.
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