Elemental Shaman PvP Gear Guide for WotLK Classic

Last updated on Jan 10, 2024 at 16:00 by Seksixeny 14 comments

On this page, we will go over the best in slot gear for Elemental Shamans in PvP.


PvP Best in Slot List for Elemental Shamans

This is the gear we recommend for PvP encounters such as World PvP and Battlegrounds. In PvP you need less Spell Hit from your gear to maximize your odds at hitting enemies as only 4% is needed, so avoid going above this value with your gear.

You can learn more about how to leverage your unique skills in the Elemental Shaman PvP guide below:

The list below is meant to provide general pointers of what to use on each slot. Feel free to use any other high Resilience / Stamina and Intellect / Spell Power / Critical Strike / Armor pieces you find, as they will serve you well while climbing through the ranks.

Having a good (~15%) amount of Haste is recommended in order to smooth out your burst rotation and allow you to land Lava Burst IconLava Burst, Chain Lightning IconChain Lightning, and Frost Shock IconFrost Shock in as close of a time as possible, to minimize enemy reaction time.

Spell Penetration is a noteworthy stat for countering the small amount of resistances awarded by Mark of the Wild IconMark of the Wild, Mage Armor IconMage Armor and similar buffs. It is also useful for making Lava Burst IconLava Burst hit harder against Paladin teams using Fire Resistance Aura IconFire Resistance Aura.

It is much less common for enemies to have high Nature resistance, which is fortunate for Elemental, as most of the damage dealt is from Nature Spells. Thus, you will want to have a small amount of penetration, mostly coming from Enchant Cloak - Spell Piercing IconEnchant Cloak - Spell Piercing and Stormy Majestic Zircon Icon Stormy Majestic Zircons used for Blue Socket Icon Blue Socket bonuses on your gear.

You can also find out about the recommended PvE DPS Gear for Elemental Shamans in the link below.

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Best Enchants for PvP Elemental Shaman

Slot Enchantment
Head Arcanum of Dominance Icon Arcanum of Dominance — 40 Stone Keeper's Shard Icon Stone Keeper's Shard
Shoulders Master's Inscription of the Storm IconMaster's Inscription of the Storm or Inscription of Dominance Icon Inscription of Dominance — 30 Stone Keeper's Shard Icon Stone Keeper's Shard
Back Enchant Cloak - Spell Piercing IconEnchant Cloak - Spell Piercing or Lightweave Embroidery IconLightweave Embroidery
Chest Enchant Chest - Exceptional Resilience IconEnchant Chest - Exceptional Resilience
Wrists Fur Lining - Spell Power IconFur Lining - Spell Power or Enchant Bracers - Superior Spellpower IconEnchant Bracers - Superior Spellpower
Hands Hand-Mounted Pyro Rocket Icon Hand-Mounted Pyro Rocket or Enchant Gloves - Exceptional Spellpower IconEnchant Gloves - Exceptional Spellpower
Belt Eternal Belt Buckle Icon Eternal Belt Buckle
Legs Earthen Leg Armor Icon Earthen Leg Armor
Feet Enchant Boots - Icewalker IconEnchant Boots - Icewalker or Enchant Boots - Tuskarr's Vitality IconEnchant Boots - Tuskarr's Vitality
Weapon Enchant Weapon - Black Magic IconEnchant Weapon - Black Magic
Shield Enchant Shield - Resilience IconEnchant Shield - Resilience
Ring Enchant Ring - Greater Spellpower IconEnchant Ring - Greater Spellpower

Best Gems for PvP Elemental Shaman

Phase 3 introduced epic gems from prospecting Titanium Ore Icon Titanium Ore. You can also transmute them with Alchemy or buy them with emblems.

Finally, Insightful Earthsiege Diamond Icon Insightful Earthsiege Diamond is an excellent Meta Gem Socket Icon Meta Gem that significantly improves your Mana sustain, making it the best Meta Gem Socket Icon Meta Gem for PvP.


Elemental Shaman PvP Guide

We hope this guide was helpful for your PvP exploits! Feel free to check out the detailed Elemental Shaman PvP guide as well in the link down below.



  • 10 Jan. 2024: Added Phase 5 BiS.
  • 24 Sep. 2023: Added Phase 4 BiS.
  • 21 May 2023: Added Phase 3 BiS.
  • 18 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Phase 2 release ahead of Ulduar raid release.
  • 15 Oct. 2022: Added the unique epic resilience gem.
  • 24 Sep. 2022: Page added.
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