WotLK Classic Shaman Weapons Guide

Last updated on Sep 11, 2022 at 17:15 by Seksixeny 1 comment

Weapons are very important for Shamans, especially early on, or when playing Enhancement, as melee swings are a huge part of your damage. For Elemental and Restoration they mostly represent a stat stick, with a bit more stats than your usual piece of gear.


Shaman Weapon Skills

Shamans can use Daggers, Axes, Fist Weapons, Staves, and Maces, as well as off-hands and totems in the ranged slot.

Enhancement Shamans are very reliant on their weapon in order to deal damage, and slower weapons (such as Fist of Reckoning Icon Fist of Reckoning) are stronger because they hit harder when Stormstrike IconStormstrike is used and can benefit longer from Haste before going under 1.5-second swings, which will cause potential Windfury Weapon IconWindfury Weapon proc losses due to its 3-second internal cooldown.

For Elemental and Restoration, weapons are merely stat sticks where you will want to find a large portion of your Spell Power.

Shamans know how to use one-handed maces and staves when created, and learn how to use the rest of their potential weapons from the Weapon Masters around the world.


Alliance Weapon Masters

Weapon Master location Weapon Skills available
Darnassus (around 57,46) Daggers, Fist Weapons, Staves
Ironforge (around 62,89) Axes, Fist Weapons, Daggers, Maces
Stormwind (around 57,57) Daggers, Staves
Exodar (around 53,86) Daggers, Maces

Horde Weapon Masters

Weapon Master location Weapon Skills available
Orgrimmar (around 81,19) Axes, Staves, Daggers, Fist Weapons
Thunder Bluff (41,62) Staves, Maces
Undercity (57,32) Daggers
Silvermoon City (90,38) Daggers

Axes for Wrath Classic Shamans

Axes, both one-handed and two-handed, are great Enhancement weapons in Wrath Classic, especially for Orc players who get extra expertise with them from their racial, Axe Specialization IconAxe Specialization.


Maces for Wrath Classic Shamans

Maces also make for great Shaman weapons. They come in caster, healer, and Physical damage varieties.


Staves for Wrath Classic Shamans

Staves are powerful two-handed weapons (Crescent Staff Icon Crescent Staff) which you can use as soon as you create your character. This allows them to be the overall fastest leveling weapon option early on, although in the end game you will generally prefer to use a one-hander plus shield or off-hand, instead.


Daggers for Wrath Classic Shamans

Caster daggers can occasionally be good for Elemental Shamans, but there are not many of them.


Fist Weapons for Wrath Classic Shamans

There are a few fist weapons Shamans can use in Wrath Classic, including an excellent Phase 1 weapon for all specs, Wraith Strike Icon Wraith Strike, which is one of the few caster weapons slow enough to be of use for Enhancement.


Shields for Wrath Classic Shamans

Using a shield will increase your survivability at virtually no cost to your throughput, depending on each shield's specific stats. This makes them very useful for casters and healers, especially in PvP and soloing.


Off-Hands for Wrath Classic Shamans

There are multiple great healing and caster off-hands available for Shamans, but Enhancement Shamans will want to use actual weapons in their off-hand slot.


Totems for Wrath Classic Shamans

Totems are only usable by Shamans and are quite rare. These go in the ranged slot and give a small contribution to your throughput. There are idols for Enhancement, Elemental, and Restoration Shamans.


Swords for Wrath Classic Shamans

Shamans cannot use Swords.


Polearms for Wrath Classic Shamans

Shamans cannot use Polearms.


Crossbows for Wrath Classic Shamans

Shamans cannot use Crossbows.


Bows for Wrath Classic Shamans

Shamans cannot use Bows.


Guns for Wrath Classic Shamans

Shamans cannot use Guns.


Thrown Weapons for Wrath Classic Shamans

Shamans cannot use Thrown Weapons.


Leveling Weapons for Shamans in Wrath Classic

Look for weapons that have good stats for your specialization: Agility for Enhancement and Spell Power plus Intellect for Elemental and Restoration. You can often find weapons with good stats in the auction house, but remember to be cautious with your gold, as you will also want to be able to train skills and buy your riding skills and associated mounts as you level up.

For more leveling information, please refer to our leveling guide for Shamans.


End-Game Weapons for Shamans in Wrath Classic

The ideal end game weapons for Shamans depend on your specialization and the current phase of Wrath Classic. We keep this information updated on our gearing guides listed down below:



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