Classic Elemental Shaman DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Dec 07, 2020 at 00:11 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.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Classic Elemental Shaman gear and best in slot.

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.

Season of Mastery Lists

As WoW Classic's Season of Mastery consists of Phases that are separate from the regular branch of Classic, we have created unique gear lists for its pre-raid and Phases. In addition, you may find it useful to look over our Fire Resistance Gear guide for your specialization, which is applicable for either version of Classic.

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.

Naxxramas Elemental Shaman BiS

Naxxramas carries the best gear WoW Classic has to offer, as well as the toughest PvE challenges to beat.

Unfortunately, Shamans Tier 3, The Earthshatterer is a pure healing set, and as such has next to no value to Elemental Shamans.

Thus, our recommended gear is a mix of the Tier 2.5 or Bloodvine 3 set piece bonuses alongside the best off-set pieces for each slot. Bloodvine will usually result in higher damage, but Tier 2.5 has more Stamina and the highest potential throughput, as long as you get good procs.

Finally, take note that all bosses in Naxxramas are undead other than Grand Widow Faerlina and Maexxna. This makes specialized anti-undead items like Rune of the Dawn Icon Rune of the Dawn, Mark of the Champion Icon Mark of the Champion and the Regalia of Undead Cleansing set very competitive with the general best in slot pieces, and you can use them instead, if needed.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer Icon Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer
Neck
  • Gem of Trapped Innocents Icon Gem of Trapped Innocents
Shoulder
  • Pauldrons of Elemental Fury Icon Pauldrons of Elemental Fury
  • Stormcaller's Pauldrons Icon Stormcaller's Pauldrons
Cloak
  • Cloak of the Necropolis Icon Cloak of the Necropolis
Chest
  • Bloodvine Vest Icon Bloodvine Vest
  • Stormcaller's Hauberk Icon Stormcaller's Hauberk
Wrists
  • The Soul Harvester's Bindings Icon The Soul Harvester's Bindings
Gloves
  • Dark Storm Gauntlets Icon Dark Storm Gauntlets
Belt
  • Eyestalk Waist Cord Icon Eyestalk Waist Cord
Legs
  • Bloodvine Leggings Icon Bloodvine Leggings
  • Stormcaller's Leggings Icon Stormcaller's Leggings
  • Leggings of Polarity Icon Leggings of Polarity
  • Leggings of Elemental Fury Icon Leggings of Elemental Fury
Boots
  • Bloodvine Boots Icon Bloodvine Boots
  • Stormcaller's Footguards Icon Stormcaller's Footguards
Rings
  • Band of the Inevitable Icon Band of the Inevitable
  • Seal of the Damned Icon Seal of the Damned
Trinkets
  • Neltharion's Tear Icon Neltharion's Tear
  • The Restrained Essence of Sapphiron Icon The Restrained Essence of Sapphiron
  • Natural Alignment Crystal Icon Natural Alignment Crystal
  • Talisman of Ephemeral Power Icon Talisman of Ephemeral Power
Two-Hand
  • Soulseeker Icon Soulseeker
One-Hand
  • The End of Dreams Icon The End of Dreams
Off-hand
  • Sapphiron's Left Eye Icon Sapphiron's Left Eye
Relic
  • Totem of the Storm Icon Totem of the Storm
  • World drop BoE
5.

Other Useful Phase 6 Gear for Elemental 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
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
  • Amulet of Vek'nilash Icon Amulet of Vek'nilash
  • 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
  • Rime Covered Mantle Icon Rime Covered Mantle
  • Deep Earth Spaulders Icon Deep Earth Spaulders
  • Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal Icon Mantle of the Blackwing Cabal
  • Mantle of the Desert's Fury Icon Mantle of the Desert's Fury
Cloak
  • Cloak of the Devoured Icon Cloak of the Devoured
  • 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
  • Rockfury Bracers Icon Rockfury Bracers
  • 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
  • Girdle of Elemental Fury Icon Girdle of Elemental Fury
  • 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
  • Ring of the Fallen God Icon Ring of the Fallen God
  • Band of Forced Concentration Icon Band of Forced Concentration
  • Ritssyn's Ring of Chaos Icon Ritssyn's Ring of Chaos
  • 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
  • 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
  • Brimstone Staff Icon Brimstone Staff
  • Blessed Qiraji Acolyte Staff Icon Blessed Qiraji Acolyte Staff
  • 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
  • Lok'amir il Romathis Icon Lok'amir il Romathis
  • Midnight Haze Icon Midnight Haze
  • Claw of Chromaggus Icon Claw of Chromaggus
  • Hammer of the Gathering Storm Icon Hammer of the Gathering Storm
Off-hand
  • Royal Scepter of Vek'lor Icon Royal Scepter of Vek'lor
  • 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.

Frost Resistance Gear for Restoration Shamans

Sapphiron on Naxxramas all but requires a good amount of Frost Resistance gear to kill, as otherwise you will be taking too much damage for healers to keep up with. Check out our recommended Frost Resistance gear in the guide below!

7.

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!

8.

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.

9.

Shaman Weapons

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

10.

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.
11.

Changelog

  • 07 Dec. 2020: Added multiple new alternative gear options.
  • 01 Dec. 2020: Reworked the BiS guide with Naxxramas and clarity in mind.
  • 12 Nov. 2020: Added the remaining Phase 6 gear.
  • 02 Nov. 2020: Updated with Phase 6 and Frost Resistance gear.
  • 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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