Classic Elemental Shaman DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Oct 05, 2020 at 15:00 by Seksixeny 17 comments

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Elemental Shaman DPS in WoW Classic.

1.

Gearing Strategy for Elemental Shamans

While a clear best in slot list is always available in WoW 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.

2.

WoW Classic Phases

As stated by Blizzard, WoW Classic will have six phases, starting with Molten Core, Onyxia's Lair, and Maraudon, and ending with Naxxramas and the Scourge Invasion.

We will be linking best in slot gear lists for every raid tier in this guide, which can be helpful in order to understand how to progress from hitting Level 60, to getting pre-raid best in slot and from then to clearing all raid tiers.

3.

Elemental Shaman Pre-Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List

In order to get ready for raiding, it is recommended that you follow this guide in order to learn which gear to gather for maximizing DPS before ever setting foot in raids, and probably also before getting your first epic loot. Even so, expect to get a few pieces that you will have a hard time replacing, such as Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed and Therazane's Touch Icon Therazane's Touch.

Look out also for the Tailoring Bloodvine Set, which you can buy and is extremely powerful when compared to most other pre-raid BiS pieces!

4.

Elemental Shaman Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Phase 5 (Ahn'Qiraj)

This is the gear we recommend for Elemental Shamans in the AQ40 patch.

Shamans Tier 2.5, Stormcaller's Garb tries to have something for every type of Shaman, and thus fails at actually being good for any of the specs, unfortunately. The benefit of the 3-set bonus does not compensate for the overall lack of useful stats on the items, when compared to the best in slot off-set options.

  • The 3-set bonus makes your lightning spells have a 20% chance to grant you 50 Nature Spell damage for 8 seconds, which averages out to a small, RNG-bound damage bonus.
  • The 5-set bonus reduces the cast time of your Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal by 0.4 seconds, which is useless for Elemental.
Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer Icon Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer
Neck
  • Amulet of Vek'nilash Icon Amulet of Vek'nilash
Shoulder
  • Deep Earth Spaulders Icon Deep Earth Spaulders
Cloak
  • Cloak of the Devoured Icon Cloak of the Devoured
Chest
  • Bloodvine Vest Icon Bloodvine Vest
Wrists
  • Rockfury Bracers Icon Rockfury Bracers
  • Stalwart's Battlegear quest in Silithus
Gloves
  • Dark Storm Gauntlets Icon Dark Storm Gauntlets
Belt
  • Eyestalk Waist Cord Icon Eyestalk Waist Cord
Legs
  • Bloodvine Leggings Icon Bloodvine Leggings
Boots
  • Bloodvine Boots Icon Bloodvine Boots
Rings
  • Ring of the Fallen God Icon Ring of the Fallen God
  • Ritssyn's Ring of Chaos Icon Ritssyn's Ring of Chaos
Trinkets
  • Neltharion's Tear Icon Neltharion's Tear
  • Talisman of Ephemeral Power Icon Talisman of Ephemeral Power
Two-Hand
  • Blessed Qiraji Acolyte Staff Icon Blessed Qiraji Acolyte Staff
One-Hand
  • Lok'amir il Romathis Icon Lok'amir il Romathis
Off-hand
  • Royal Scepter of Vek'lor Icon Royal Scepter of Vek'lor
Relic
  • Totem of the Storm Icon Totem of the Storm
  • World drop BoE
5.

Other Useful Phase 5 Gear for Elemental Shamans

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Stormcaller's Diadem Icon Stormcaller's Diadem
  • Spellweaver's Turban Icon Spellweaver's Turban
  • The Hexxer's Cover Icon The Hexxer's Cover
Neck
  • Choker of the Fire Lord Icon Choker of the Fire Lord
  • Charm of the Shifting Sands Icon Charm of the Shifting Sands
  • Jeklik's Opaline Talisman Icon Jeklik's Opaline Talisman
Shoulder
  • Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal Icon Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal
  • Mantle of the Desert's Fury Icon Mantle of the Desert's Fury
  • Stormcaller's Pauldrons Icon Stormcaller's Pauldrons
Cloak
  • Cloak of Consumption Icon Cloak of Consumption
  • Cloak of the Brood Lord Icon Cloak of the Brood Lord
  • Cloak of the Hakkari Worshipers Icon Cloak of the Hakkari Worshipers
Chest
  • Robe of Volatile Power Icon Robe of Volatile Power
  • Stormcaller's Hauberk Icon Stormcaller's Hauberk
  • Zandalar Augur's Hauberk Icon Zandalar Augur's Hauberk
Wrists
  • Bracers of Arcane Accuracy Icon Bracers of Arcane Accuracy
  • Burrower Bracers Icon Burrower Bracers
  • Shackles of the Unscarred Icon Shackles of the Unscarred
Gloves
  • Gloves of Ebru Icon Gloves of Ebru
  • Gauntlets of Kalimdor Icon Gauntlets of Kalimdor
  • Bloodtinged Gloves Icon Bloodtinged Gloves
Belt
  • Mana Igniting Cord Icon Mana Igniting Cord
  • Firemaw's Clutch Icon Firemaw's Clutch
  • Southwind's Grasp Icon Southwind's Grasp
Legs
  • Leggings of the Black Blizzard Icon Leggings of the Black Blizzard
  • Scaled Leggings of Qiraji Fury Icon Scaled Leggings of Qiraji Fury
  • Stormcaller's Leggings Icon Stormcaller's Leggings
Boots
  • Boots of Epiphany Icon Boots of Epiphany
  • Boots of Fright Icon Boots of Fright
  • Snowblind Shoes Icon Snowblind Shoes
Rings
  • Band of Forced Concentration Icon Band of Forced Concentration
  • Mindtear Band Icon Mindtear Band
  • Ring of Spell Power Icon Ring of Spell Power
Trinkets
  • Zandalarian Hero Charm Icon Zandalarian Hero Charm
  • Eye of the Beast Icon Eye of the Beast
  • Natural Alignment Crystal Icon Natural Alignment Crystal
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed
  • Draconic Infused Emblem Icon Draconic Infused Emblem
  • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
Two-Hand
  • Staff of the Shadow Flame Icon Staff of the Shadow Flame
  • Staff of the Ruins Icon Staff of the Ruins
  • Ironbark Staff Icon Ironbark Staff
One-Hand
  • High Warlord's Spellblade Icon High Warlord's Spellblade
  • Claw of Chromaggus Icon Claw of Chromaggus
  • Hammer of the Gathering Storm Icon Hammer of the Gathering Storm
Off-hand
  • Talon of Furious Concentration Icon Talon of Furious Concentration
  • Therazane's Touch Icon Therazane's Touch
  • Jin'do's Bag of Whammies Icon Jin'do's Bag of Whammies
Relic
  • Totem of Rebirth Icon Totem of Rebirth
6.

Nature Resistance Gear for Elemental Shamans

As an Elemental Shaman, you are likely to be asked to use as much Nature Resistance gear as you can for Princess Huhuran while being one of the 15 closest players. Read this guide to figure out where to find such gear, and which pieces to wear!

7.

Elemental Shaman PvP Best in Slot Gear

If you would prefer to gear for PvP, you can find our Elemental Shaman PvP BiS guide below.

8.

Shaman Weapons

Since weapons are such a broad topic, we have written a full guide about Shaman weapons.

9.

Elemental Shaman Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Molten Core / Onyxia's Lair

Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair are the first raids in WoW Classic, and will probably award you with your first pieces of epic gear! While most of the gear found here is easily replaceable later, there are a few pieces, such as Ring of Spell Power Icon Ring of Spell Power and Talisman of Ephemeral Power Icon Talisman of Ephemeral Power, which will last you for a very long time!

Make sure to complement this gear with Zul'Gurub items from the list in this page, which are also very powerful and relatively easy to get.

10.

Fire Resistance Gear for Elemental Shamans

While not a massive concern for Elemental Shamans, a little bit of Fire Resistance can sometimes be helpful. Read this guide to figure out where and which pieces to wear!

11.

Special Gear for Elemental Shamans

Some items, which are not powerful enough to be in the best in slot list, have special properties that make them very valuable to acquire for specific encounters or as a weapon swap mid-fight. We will list the most notable special items for the current phase, and their effects and application below:

  • Gnomish Battle Chicken Icon Gnomish Battle Chicken summons a chicken that attacks your enemies for 1.5 minutes, with a cooldown of 30 minutes. The chicken scales with your Engineering skill (Level 60 at 300 skill), and buffs your group with 5% increased Attack Speed through Battle Squawk. This is what makes it well worth using while grouped.
  • Arcanite Dragonling Icon Arcanite Dragonling summons a dragon that attacks your enemies for up to 1 minute, with a cooldown of one hour. The dragon scales with your Engineering skill (Level 60 at 300 skill) and causes a stacking debuff that increases Fire damage taken, which makes it worth using in later raids to boost Fire Mage damage.
  • Skull of Impending Doom Icon Skull of Impending Doom is given as a quest reward from completing Forbidden Knowledge in the Badlands. While generally undesirable, if you need to run somewhere fast, it can be a useful item to have.
  • Furbolg Medicine Pouch Icon Furbolg Medicine Pouch is sold by Gorn One Eye when you reach Honored status with Timbermaw Hold. This is a great item that you can swap during combat to provide you with a significant 1000 heal over 10 seconds. For comparison's sake, Heavy Runecloth Bandage Icon Heavy Runecloth Bandage heals you for 2000 over 8 seconds, but requires you to channel it, and you cannot take any sort of damage in the channel duration.
  • Tidal Charm Icon Tidal Charm allows you to instantly stun an enemy for 3 seconds. It has a 50% drop chance from Prince Nazjak, who spawns around 25,84 in Arathi Highlands. Due to his very high respawn timer it might be hard to get this trinket, but the stun it provides is a life saver and duel winner.
  • Hand of Edward the Odd Icon Hand of Edward the Odd is an epic BoE world drop that makes your next spell cast instantly when it procs, which happens around once a minute. This makes it useful for extra burst, but you should swap to a weapon with better stats after using the proc. It also allows you to Hearthstone instantly, which allows you to role play a bubble hearthstone Paladin in an emergency.
  • Linken's Boomerang Icon Linken's Boomerang allows you to potentially disarm or stun an enemy when used, which makes it useful in certain scenarios, especially in PvP. Its rewarded from the Un'Goro Crater quest It's Dangerous to Go Alone.
  • Luffa Icon Luffa removes a bleed effect, such as Garrote Icon Garrote, from yourself when used. You get this item from the Searing Gorge quest Incendosaurs? Whateverosaur is More Like It.
12.

Changelog

  • 05 Oct. 2020: Added Hammer of the Gathering Storm.
  • 06 Aug. 2020: Transferred the Ahn'Qiraj gear into the main guide.
  • 27 Jul. 2020: Added a link to the Nature Resistance gear guide.
  • 20 Jul. 2020: Added AQ40 BiS gear section.
  • 19 May 2020: Added Cloak of the Hakkari Worshipers.
  • 12 May 2020: Added Silithus twilight boss summonings gear.
  • 14 Apr. 2020: Updated with Zul'Gurub gear.
  • 11 Mar. 2020: Updated with Arathi Basin gear.
  • 28 Feb. 2020: Added Flarecore Leggings.
  • 19 Feb. 2020: Added Staff of the Shadow Flame.
  • 15 Feb. 2020: Updated for Phase 3 and split the guide into multiple pages.
  • 24 Jan. 2020: Added PvP reputation gear and more ranked PvP gear.
  • 11 Dec. 2019: Added link to PvP BiS.
  • 12 Nov. 2019: Guide is now Phase 2 ready and added Raid best in slot list.
  • 19 Sep. 2019: Changed some gear slots due to powerful gear that was confirmed to be available in Phase 1, when it was previously not thought to be the case.
  • 19 Aug. 2019: Page added.
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