Elemental Shaman DPS Season of Mastery Phase 1/2 Gear

Last updated on Dec 14, 2021 at 00:10 by Seksixeny 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair for your Elemental Shaman DPS in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery. For pre-raid gearing advice, please refer to our Elemental Shaman DPS Pre-Raid Gearing and Best in Slot guide for the Season of Mastery.


Gearing Strategy for Elemental Shamans in Season of Mastery Phase 1/2

While a clear best in slot list is always available in WoW Classic Season of Mastery (SoM), 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. If you are instead progressing through Tier 2 / Blackwing Lair, Tier 2.5 / AQ40, or Tier 3 / Naxxramas, see our updated lists for later phases instead.


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.


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

This is the gear we recommend for Elemental Shamans to chase in Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair.

Shamans Tier 1, The Earthfury is meant for Healing Shamans, and as such the only relevant bonus for us is the 3-piece one, which can save you a talent point in Totemic Mastery Icon Totemic Mastery.

Slot Item Source
  • Spellweaver's Turban Icon Spellweaver's Turban
  • Infernal Headcage Icon Infernal Headcage
  • Helmet of Ten Storms Icon Helmet of Ten Storms
  • Warlord's Mail Helm Icon Warlord's Mail Helm
  • Cap of the Scarlet Savant Icon Cap of the Scarlet Savant
  • Choker of the Fire Lord Icon Choker of the Fire Lord
  • Barbed Thorn Necklace Icon Barbed Thorn Necklace
  • Diana's Pearl Necklace Icon Diana's Pearl Necklace
  • Deep Earth Spaulders Icon Deep Earth Spaulders
  • Champion's Mail Pauldrons Icon Champion's Mail Pauldrons
  • Burial Shawl Icon Burial Shawl
  • Crystalline Threaded Cape Icon Crystalline Threaded Cape
  • Sapphiron Drape Icon Sapphiron Drape
  • Amplifying Cloak Icon Amplifying Cloak
  • Heliotrope Cloak Icon Heliotrope Cloak
  • Spritecaster Cape Icon Spritecaster Cape
  • Deep Woodlands Cloak Icon Deep Woodlands Cloak
  • Sack of Spoils Icon Sack of Spoils reward from Bor Wildmane quests in Silithus
  • Onyxia in Onyxia's Lair
  • Magister Kalendris in Dire Maul West
  • Guard Slip'kik or Guard Mol'dar in Dire Maul North
  • High Interrogator Gerstahn in Blackrock Depths
  • Wanted: Vile Priestess Hexx and Her Minions
  • Robe of Volatile Power Icon Robe of Volatile Power
  • Wildthorn Mail Icon Wildthorn Mail
  • Warlord's Mail Armor Icon Warlord's Mail Armor
  • Dryad's Wrist Bindings Icon Dryad's Wrist Bindings
  • Sublime Wristguards Icon Sublime Wristguards
  • *Pyremail Wristguards Icon Pyremail Wristguards (of Nature's Wrath)
  • Hands of Power Icon Hands of Power
  • Earthfury Gauntlets Icon Earthfury Gauntlets
  • Elven Spirit Claws Icon Elven Spirit Claws
  • General's Mail Gauntlets Icon General's Mail Gauntlets
  • Mana Igniting Cord Icon Mana Igniting Cord
  • Sash of the Windreaver Icon Sash of the Windreaver
  • Flayed Doomguard Belt Icon Flayed Doomguard Belt
  • Flarecore Leggings Icon Flarecore Leggings
  • Legplates of Ten Storms Icon Legplates of Ten Storms
  • General's Mail Leggings Icon General's Mail Leggings
  • Snowblind Shoes Icon Snowblind Shoes
  • General's Mail Boots Icon General's Mail Boots
  • Waterspout Boots Icon Waterspout Boots
  • Omnicast Boots Icon Omnicast Boots
  • Azuregos
  • Bought from the PvP Vendor at Rank 12
  • Hydrospawn in Dire Maul East
  • Golem Lord Argelmach in Blackrock Depths
  • Ring of Spell Power Icon Ring of Spell Power
  • Rune Band of Wizardry Icon Rune Band of Wizardry
  • Don Mauricio's Band of Domination Icon Don Mauricio's Band of Domination
  • Maiden's Circle Icon Maiden's Circle
  • Eye of Orgrimmar Icon Eye of Orgrimmar
  • Talisman of Ephemeral Power Icon Talisman of Ephemeral Power
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed
  • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • Draconic Infused Emblem Icon Draconic Infused Emblem
  • Eye of the Beast Icon Eye of the Beast
Two-Hand Weapons
  • High Warlord's War Staff Icon High Warlord's War Staff
  • Ironbark Staff Icon Ironbark Staff
  • Amberseal Keeper Icon Amberseal Keeper
  • Staff of Dominance Icon Staff of Dominance
One-Hand Weapons
  • Fang of the Mystics Icon Fang of the Mystics
  • Mindfang Icon Mindfang
  • Aurastone Hammer Icon Aurastone Hammer
  • Scepter of Interminable Focus Icon Scepter of Interminable Focus
  • Therazane's Touch Icon Therazane's Touch
  • Malistar's Defender Icon Malistar's Defender
  • Fire Runed Grimoire Icon Fire Runed Grimoire
  • Totem of the Storm Icon Totem of the Storm
  • Totem of Rebirth Icon Totem of Rebirth

*These items have random suffixes. You will be looking for "of Nature's Wrath" which gives +Nature Spell Damage and "of Sorcery" which gives +Spell Damage, Intellect and Stamina on Abyssal gear. Since you need both the item and the correct suffix to drop, these are often hard to farm, so make sure you have reasonable alternatives until you can get the correct drop.


Fire Resistance Gear for Elemental Shamans

As an Elemental Shaman, you can benefit from a small amount of Fire Resistance gear for Ragnaros, in order to avoid unlucky streaks of abilities from killing you. Read this guide to figure out where to find such gear, and which pieces to wear!


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.


Shaman Weapons

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


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.

Other Best in Slot Lists

As this list is meant to be used for Elemental Shamans in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery, we have created separate gear lists for those interested in optimizing themselves for the "main" branch of Classic instead. If you are not playing in the Season of Mastery, it is recommended that you consult this gear hub instead.



  • 14 Dec. 2021: Added World Boss gear from Phase 2.
  • 15 Nov. 2021: Guide added for the Season of Mastery.
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