Season of Discovery Elemental Shaman DPS Talents and Runes

Last updated on Apr 04, 2024 at 13:00 by Seksixeny 6 comments

On this page, you will find out the best PvE talents for your Elemental Shaman in WoW Classic — Season of Discovery, as well as advised runes.

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Elemental DPS Shaman Talent Build

This build generally offers the most balanced DPS to Mana capabilities. Regardless, if you are comfortable with using Shamanistic Rage Icon Shamanistic Rage, you could possibly be able to drop Convection Icon Convection in order to pick up some extra utility from Improved Ghost Wolf Icon Improved Ghost Wolf and survivability from Elemental Warding Icon Elemental Warding.

Elemental Shaman's bottom talents are incredibly powerful: Elemental Fury Icon Elemental Fury, Lightning Mastery Icon Lightning Mastery, and Elemental Mastery Icon Elemental Mastery are all great talents that drastically increase your burst damage capabilities.

You should also pick up Improved Lightning Shield Icon Improved Lightning Shield to increase the damage potential of Rolling Thunder Icon Rolling Thunder and Ancestral Knowledge Icon Ancestral Knowledge provides a small, but relevant contribution to the Mana returned by Shamanistic Rage Icon Shamanistic Rage

2.
  • Gloves — Lava Burst Icon Lava Burst
  • Pants — Shamanistic Rage Icon Shamanistic Rage
  • Chest — Overload Icon Overload
  • Waist — Power Surge Icon Power Surge (ST) or Fire Nova IconFire Nova (AoE)
  • Feet — Spirit of the Alpha Icon Spirit of the Alpha (if not available from other Shaman) or Decoy Totem Icon Decoy Totem
  • Head — Mental Dexterity Icon Mental Dexterity (melee possible) or Burn Icon Burn
  • Wrist — Rolling Thunder Icon Rolling Thunder

Overload Icon Overload provides a large passive damage increase to Elemental Shamans, while Lava Burst Icon Lava Burst is an extra spell capable of high (burst) damage, as long as you remember to apply Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock first.

On the pants, Shamanistic Rage Icon Shamanistic Rage wins out against its competitors due its very strong Mana regeneration capabilities, and a significant amount of this Mana also goes towards your raid members!

The Waist slot has some interesting options. Power Surge Icon Power Surge provides a ton of Mana while also occasionally granting instant offensive spell casts, while Fire Nova IconFire Nova enables excellent AoE damage if the encounter calls for it.

The Feet slot is quite straightforward: Spirit of the Alpha Icon Spirit of the Alpha should always be taken if you do not have an alternative way to obtain this buff in your group, but if you will already be getting it from other Shaman in the group, just get Decoy Totem Icon Decoy Totem for the small defensive and movement benefits.

Finally, Mental Dexterity Icon Mental Dexterity gives you free spell power as long as you can melee enemies regularly, otherwise use Burn Icon Burn for quick spreading of Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock for area damage plus Power Surge Icon Power Surge procs. Rolling Thunder Icon Rolling Thunder enables your Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield to contribute towards your damage and Mana regeneration when Earth Shock Icon Earth Shock is used together with the lightning damage spells.

More engravings are likely to come out as we reach higher level caps so make sure to double check our Shaman rune guide to know where to get the currently recommended runes and learn about future runes as they are made available.

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Changelog

  • 04 Apr. 2024: Updated talents, runes and explanation text for Phase 4.
  • 03 Mar. 2024: Adjusted Shamanistic Rage explanation after its rework.
  • 07 Feb. 2024: Updated talents, runes and explanation text for Phase 2.
  • 17 Dec. 2023: Completely reworked talents, adjusting them to the current meta.
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