WoW Classic Elemental Shaman Leveling Guide 1-60

Last updated on Sep 23, 2019 at 21:06 by Seksixeny 7 comments

On this page, you will find our Level by Level Elemental Shaman leveling guide for WoW Classic. Make sure to use the slider to make the guide adapt to your level. For more general leveling information, please refer to our Shaman leveling guide. We also have an Enhancement Shaman leveling guide and a Restoration Shaman leveling guide.

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Level by Level Rotation, Talents, and Trainer Skills

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Level: 1
2.

Leveling Talent Tree & Build

Your first talent unlocks at Level 10.

Elemental Shaman Talents Level 10 to 19
Elemental Shaman Talents Level 10 to 19
Elemental Shaman Talents Level 20 to 29
Elemental Shaman Talents Level 20 to 29
Elemental Shaman Talents Level 30 to 39
Elemental Shaman Talents Level 30 to 39
Elemental Shaman Talents Level 40 to 49
Elemental Shaman Talents Level 40 to 49
Elemental Shaman Talents Level 50 to 60
Elemental Shaman Talents Level 50 to 60
  1. Levels 10 to 14 — 5 points in Convection Icon Convection
  2. Levels 15 to 17 — 3 points in Call of Flame Icon Call of Flame
  3. Levels 18 & 19 — 2 points in Concussion Icon Concussion

Convection Icon Convection increases your Mana efficiency, which is of great value while leveling, allowing you to pull more before having to drink. Call of Flame Icon Call of Flame will give your Searing Totem Icon Searing Totem, Fire Nova Totem Icon Fire Nova Totem and Magma Totem Icon Magma Totem a strong boost, allowing them to contribute more when used. Finally, get started on Concussion Icon Concussion to increase your overall damage.

  1. Level 20 — 1 point in Elemental Focus Icon Elemental Focus
  2. Levels 21 to 25 — 5 points in Call of Thunder Icon Call of Thunder
  3. Levels 26 to 28 — 3 points in Eye of the Storm Icon Eye of the Storm
  4. Level 29 — 1 point in Concussion Icon Concussion

Elemental Focus Icon Elemental Focus improves your Mana efficiency by sometimes making your next spell free. Track this effect and use your most expensive spells when it procs to take advantage of its effect. Call of Thunder Icon Call of Thunder increases your damage by improving the critical chance of your main spells. Eye of the Storm Icon Eye of the Storm will sometimes allow you to cast uninterrupted and another point into Concussion Icon Concussion is another damage increase.

  1. Level 30 — 1 point in Elemental Fury Icon Elemental Fury
  2. Levels 31 & 32 — 2 points in Storm Reach Icon Storm Reach
  3. Levels 33 & 34 — 2 points in Concussion Icon Concussion
  4. Levels 35 to 39 — 5 points in Lightning Mastery Icon Lightning Mastery

Elemental Fury Icon Elemental Fury increases your critical damage substantially, which has great synergy with your critical strike increasing talents, Call of Thunder Icon Call of Thunder and Elemental Mastery Icon Elemental Mastery. Storm Reach Icon Storm Reach increases your pull range, while maximizing the rest of Concussion Icon Concussion further increases your damage potential. Finally, maximizing Lightning Mastery Icon Lightning Mastery provides a huge DPS increase as it drastically decreases your cast times.

  1. Level 40 — 1 point in Elemental Mastery Icon Elemental Mastery
  2. Levels 41 to 45 — 5 point in Improved Healing Wave Icon Improved Healing Wave
  3. Levels 46 & 47 — 2 points in Improved Reincarnation Icon Improved Reincarnation
  4. Levels 48 & 49 — 2 points in Totemic Focus Icon Totemic Focus

While Nature's Swiftness Icon Nature's Swiftness is, arguably, a more flexible pick than Elemental Mastery Icon Elemental Mastery, it is much better to be able to pick Elemental Mastery at Level 40 and have it immediately impact your gameplay, compared to only getting Nature's Swiftness at Level 60, when you will likely be respeccing for an end-game build, anyway.

Improved Healing Wave Icon Improved Healing Wave allows you to heal faster through Healing Wave Icon Healing Wave spam when needed, Improved Reincarnation Icon Improved Reincarnation provides a better cushion with Reincarnation Icon Reincarnation for when mistakes are made. Finally, get two points into Totemic Focus Icon Totemic Focus to increase your Mana efficiency.

  1. Level 50 — 1 point in Totemic Focus Icon Totemic Focus
  2. Levels 51 to 53 — 3 point in Nature's Guidance Icon Nature's Guidance
  3. Level 54 — 1 point in Totemic Mastery Icon Totemic Mastery
  4. Level 55 — 1 point in Totemic Focus Icon Totemic Focus
  5. Levels 56 to 60 — 5 point in Tidal Mastery Icon Tidal Mastery

Get one more point into Totemic Focus Icon Totemic Focus and proceed to the main reason why we went down the Restoration tree, Nature's Guidance Icon Nature's Guidance. This talent is a great damage increase due to the hit it provides. Get Totemic Mastery Icon Totemic Mastery to increase the range at which allies will get your totem benefits and finish Totemic Focus Icon Totemic Focus. Finally, maximize Tidal Mastery Icon Tidal Mastery in order to get even more critical strike.

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Leveling Rotation

Good usage of Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem can help you avoid a lot of damage. Place it between yourself and your enemies to slow them and give yourself at least one extra Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt cast before taking any damage.

While Searing Totem Icon Searing Totem has great sustained damage, this damage is dealt over a very long period, while Elemental should be looking to burst down its targets so that more time is freed to regenerate while moving to the next objective or drink. Still, feel free to use it whenever you are facing harder or multiple enemies. The same can be said about Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock, which is a great spell to use while kiting enemies with Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem.

Windfury Weapon Icon Windfury Weapon is a strong weapon enchant that can allow you to one shot an enemy out of nowhere, but is generally outclassed by Rockbiter Weapon Icon Rockbiter Weapon during leveling, which does more overall damage and also has less potential to waste damage when an enemy is low health.

  1. Make sure to always heal yourself with Healing Wave Icon Healing Wave if you are low health after a pull, this will allow you to quickly get back to action with minimal downtime, as you will be able to regenerate that Mana until you next need to heal again.
  2. Make sure Rockbiter Weapon Icon Rockbiter Weapon is active on you at all times, to maximize your potential damage output whenever an enemy makes it to your melee range.
  3. Make sure both Rockbiter Weapon Icon Rockbiter Weapon and Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield are active on you at all times, to maximize your potential damage output whenever an enemy makes it to your melee range.
  4. Drop Strength of Earth Totem Icon Strength of Earth Totem and Searing Totem Icon Searing Totem as your main totems, when grinding in a small space for a prolonged amount of time, in dungeons, or when facing hard enemies.
  5. Drop Strength of Earth Totem Icon Strength of Earth Totem, Healing Stream Totem Icon Healing Stream Totem and Searing Totem Icon Searing Totem as your main totems, when grinding in a small space for a prolonged amount of time, in dungeons, or when facing hard enemies.
  6. Drop Healing Stream Totem Icon Healing Stream Totem and Searing Totem Icon Searing Totem as your main totems (also Windfury Totem Icon Windfury Totem and Strength of Earth Totem Icon Strength of Earth Totem when playing with Warriors or Rogues), when grinding in a small space for a prolonged amount of time, in dungeons, or when facing hard enemies.
  7. Elemental Mastery Icon Elemental Mastery causes your next damage spell to deal a guaranteed critical strike and be free. Use it alongside Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning and Earth Shock Icon Earth Shock (cast immediately after the Chain Lightning) whenever possible, preferably while facing the toughest enemies around you.
  8. Use Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt to initiate combat. Keep casting it until the enemy is close enough that you will not have time to cast another one before you get hit in melee range.
  9. Use Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt (single-target) or Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning (multiple-targets) to initiate combat. Keep casting it until the enemy is close enough that you will not have time to cast another one before you get hit in melee range.
  10. Auto-attack the enemy until he dies. The idle time you get here will allow you to regenerate some Mana, as you will not be casting any more spells until you are pulling the next enemy.
  11. Auto-attack the enemy until he dies, if his remaining health is low. Otherwise, mix in Earth Shock Icon Earth Shock (immediately after your auto-attack) to make it die faster. The idle time you get here will allow you to regenerate some Mana, as you will not be casting any more spells until you are pulling the next enemy.
4.

List of Trainer Skills to Buy

Strength of Earth Totem Icon Strength of Earth Totem, Windfury Totem Icon Windfury Totem and Ancestral Spirit Icon Ancestral Spirit are examples of very powerful skills that should always be bought if and when you start playing in a group. These skills, among others, will not be listed below because they are of limited usefulness for the average solo / questing player but feel free to buy them if you ever play in a group or do dungeons.

5.

Elemental Shaman Quests and Weapons

While leveling, you will want to always search for weapon upgrade opportunities. Also, it is required that you complete various Shaman specific quest lines in order to receive your various elemental totems, which are required in order to be able to use your totems, such as Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem. To help you with these tasks, we have made two detailed pages.

6.

Playing an Elemental Shaman beyond Level 60

Once you reach maximum level, we recommend diving into our Elemental Shaman Guide, which covers everything you need to know about playing Elemental in the end game.

We especially recommend reading through these pages:

7.

Changelog

  • 23 Sep. 2019: Added a final section with useful links for players who just hit 60.
  • 14 Sep. 2019: Guide added.
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