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Elemental Shaman PvP BiS Gear, Trinkets, and Switch Items

Last updated on May 12, 2020 at 22:01 by Seksixeny 9 comments

This page lists the best DPS gear you can currently get in WoW Classic for your Elemental Shaman. Also very important, we list the best switch items you can use, including Engineering trinkets.

For our more information about Shaman talents for PvP as well as consumables, please refer to our Classic Shaman PvP Guide. For the general best in slot (BiS) list for Elemental Shamans, please refer to our Classic Elemental Shaman BiS Gear Guide.

1.

PvP Best in Slot List for Elemental Shamans

This is the gear we recommend for PvP encounters such as World PvP and Battlegrounds. In PvP you need less Spell Hit from you gear to maximize your odds at hitting enemies: only 3% are needed (or nothing, if you have maximized Nature's Guidance Icon Nature's Guidance), so make sure you do not go above this value with your gear.

While the list below is a rather optimized one, feel free to use any high Stamina and Intellect / Spell Power / Critical Strike / Armor pieces you find, as they will serve you well while climbing through the ranks.

You can also find out about the recommended PvE DPS Gear for Elemental Shamans in the link below.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer Icon Mish'undare, Circlet of the Mind Flayer
  • Helmet of Ten Storms Icon Helmet of Ten Storms
  • Infernal Headcage Icon Infernal Headcage
  • Warlord's Mail Helm Icon Warlord's Mail Helm
  • Helm of Latent Power Icon Helm of Latent Power
Neck
  • Choker of the Fire Lord Icon Choker of the Fire Lord
  • Orb of the Darkmoon Icon Orb of the Darkmoon
  • Barbed Thorn Necklace Icon Barbed Thorn Necklace
  • Star of Mystaria Icon Star of Mystaria
Shoulder
  • Deep Earth Spaulders Icon Deep Earth Spaulders
  • Champion's Mail Pauldrons Icon Champion's Mail Pauldrons
  • Abyssal Mail Pauldrons Icon Abyssal Mail Pauldrons of Sorcery
  • Denwatcher's Shoulders Icon Denwatcher's Shoulders
  • Various Bosses in Molten Core
  • Bought from the PvP Vendor at Rank 10
  • Prince Skaldrenox
  • Guard Slip'kik or Guard Mol'dar in Dire Maul North
Cloak
  • Cloak of the Brood Lord Icon Cloak of the Brood Lord
  • Sapphiron Drape Icon Sapphiron Drape
  • Crystalline Threaded Cape Icon Crystalline Threaded Cape
  • Heliotrope Cloak Icon Heliotrope Cloak
  • Spritecaster Cape Icon Spritecaster Cape
  • Deep Woodlands Cloak Icon Deep Woodlands Cloak
Chest
  • Warlord's Mail Armor Icon Warlord's Mail Armor
  • Breastplate of Ten Storms Icon Breastplate of Ten Storms
  • Earthfury Vestments Icon Earthfury Vestments
  • Wildthorn Mail Icon Wildthorn Mail
  • Legionnaire's Mail Hauberk Icon Legionnaire's Mail Hauberk
Wrists
  • Bracers of Arcane Accuracy Icon Bracers of Arcane Accuracy
  • Dryad's Wrist Bindings Icon Dryad's Wrist Bindings
  • Abyssal Mail Armguards Icon Abyssal Mail Armguards of Sorcery
  • Bracers of Ten Storms Icon Bracers of Ten Storms
  • Earthfury Bracers Icon Earthfury Bracers
Hands
  • Earthfury Gauntlets Icon Earthfury Gauntlets
  • Gauntlets of Ten Storms Icon Gauntlets of Ten Storms
  • General's Mail Gauntlets Icon General's Mail Gauntlets
  • Elven Spirit Claws Icon Elven Spirit Claws
Waist
  • Sash of the Windreaver Icon Sash of the Windreaver
  • Primalist's Linked Waistguard Icon Primalist's Linked Waistguard
  • Flayed Doomguard Belt Icon Flayed Doomguard Belt
  • Earthfury Belt Icon Earthfury Belt
  • Barrage Girdle Icon Barrage Girdle
Legs
  • General's Mail Leggings Icon General's Mail Leggings
  • Primalist's Linked Legguards Icon Primalist's Linked Legguards
  • Legplates of Ten Storms Icon Legplates of Ten Storms
Feet
  • Greaves of Ten Storms Icon Greaves of Ten Storms
  • General's Mail Boots Icon General's Mail Boots
  • Sabatons of the Flamewalker Icon Sabatons of the Flamewalker
  • Blood Guard's Mail Greaves Icon Blood Guard's Mail Greaves
Rings
  • Band of Forced Concentration Icon Band of Forced Concentration
  • Band of Servitude Icon Band of Servitude
  • Elemental Focus Band Icon Elemental Focus Band
  • Ring of Entropy Icon Ring of Entropy
  • Dragonslayer's Signet Icon Dragonslayer's Signet
  • Band of Sulfuras Icon Band of Sulfuras
  • Seal of the Archmagus Icon Seal of the Archmagus
  • Lorekeeper's Ring Icon Lorekeeper's Ring
  • Cyclopean Band Icon Cyclopean Band
Standard Trinkets
  • Talisman of Ephemeral Power Icon Talisman of Ephemeral Power
  • Natural Alignment Crystal Icon Natural Alignment Crystal
  • Zandalarian Hero Charm Icon Zandalarian Hero Charm
  • Neltharion's Tear Icon Neltharion's Tear
  • Briarwood Reed Icon Briarwood Reed
  • Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas Icon Royal Seal of Eldre'Thalas
  • Eye of the Beast Icon Eye of the Beast
Main-Hand Weapon
  • Lok'amir il Romathis Icon Lok'amir il Romathis
  • High Warlord's Spellblade Icon High Warlord's Spellblade
  • Claw of Chromaggus Icon Claw of Chromaggus
  • Fang of the Mystics Icon Fang of the Mystics
  • Mindfang Icon Mindfang
  • Aurastone Hammer Icon Aurastone Hammer
  • Hand of Edward the Odd Icon Hand of Edward the Odd
  • Sorcerous Dagger Icon Sorcerous Dagger
  • Witchblade Icon Witchblade
  • Energetic Rod Icon Energetic Rod
Shield
  • Force Reactive Disk Icon Force Reactive Disk
  • Malistar's Defender Icon Malistar's Defender
  • High Warlord's Shield Wall Icon High Warlord's Shield Wall
  • Red Dragonscale Protector Icon Red Dragonscale Protector
  • Gizlock's Hypertech Buckler Icon Gizlock's Hypertech Buckler
  • Sacred Protector Icon Sacred Protector
2.

Shaman PvP Switch On Use Items

Switch Items are items that you do not normally wear since they do not give very good stats, but offer an on-use effect that is very good for certain scenarios. So, you switch to them for their effect.

  • Defiler's Talisman Icon Defiler's Talisman (or its Alliance counterpart, Talisman of Arathor Icon Talisman of Arathor) can be used to grant you a powerful personal absorb effect for 15 seconds. It can be obtained through Arathi Basin Friendly reputation.
  • Skull of Impending Doom Icon Skull of Impending Doom is one of the most powerful item switches you can have. This can be used to break many different CC abilities such as Polymorph Icon Polymorph, Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap, Sap Icon Sap, Seduce, and many more. It also has a niche use by helping you suicide which causes no item durability loss which can save you outside of PvP situations. In Battlegrounds this is only truly useful in Warsong Gulch since it is a battleground with a flag mechanic. This can be used to catch a flag carrier or run a flag since movement speed as a flag carrier is incredibly important (if you are attempting to use this in a battleground it is a good idea to have a healer put a HoT on you to negate the DoT effect ESPECIALLY if you are using it as a flag carrier). This is a reward from the level 40 quest Forbidden Knowledge in the Badlands.
  • 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 is one of the strongest PvP trinkets in the game. It is very annoying to farm for so do not be discouraged if it takes you a while to obtain one. Tidal Charm has an estimated 30-yard range, making it very strong for stopping mounted people in world PvP. This trinket has a cooldown of 15 minutes though so make sure to use it wisely. Tidal Charm is a drop from Prince Nazjak in Arathi Highlands.
  • Nifty Stopwatch Icon Nifty Stopwatch provides a 40% run speed increase for 10 seconds when used, which can be invaluable for escaping or running someone down in PvP. This is a reward from the quest This Is Going to Be Hard in the Badlands.
  • Barov Peasant Caller Icon Barov Peasant Caller is a reward from a questline in Scholomance that summons 3 servants to deal damage for you. The duration is unclear but seems to be very short. This trinket is incredible against casters since the 3 servants attacking will continually push back the cast time of enemy casters' spells. These peasants can also break a Rogue's Vanish if the Rogue attempts to vanish while the servants are fixated on them. They also do a good amount of damage putting extra pressure on your target. All in all, this is a very easy trinket to obtain that has many good uses in PvP. This item is a reward from The Last Barov in Western Plaguelands.
  • Glimmering Mithril Insignia Icon Glimmering Mithril Insignia does not break fear, it prevents you from being feared. So, you must use it before being feared. This trinket is fantastic for engaging either a Shadow Priest or Warlock to negate their major CC mechanic. Using this in conjunction with your Insignia trinket to break fear to prevent a chain fear is a great combination that allows you to easily pressure Shadow Priests and Warlocks.
  • Ancient Cornerstone Grimoire Icon Ancient Cornerstone Grimoire is a more difficult trinket to obtain due to being an Onyxia drop from Onyxia's Lair. The trinket does not have very great stats on it, but just like Barov Peasant Caller Icon Barov Peasant Caller it will attack Rogues through Vanish making it very strong in mirror matchups to prevent your target from getting a restealth. The skeleton does do a significant amount of damage (between 100 and 200 usually) and can critically hit, this allows you to pressure any class with it from just the damage that it does. This item is dropped from Onyxia in Onyxia's Lair.
  • Arena Grand Master Icon Arena Grand Master is difficult to acquire, but has an excellent on-use effect that gives you a roughly 1000 shield for 20 seconds. To get it, you must open the chest at the center of the Gurabashi Arena in Stranglethorn Vale 12 separate times to get 12 of Arena Master Icon Arena Masters. You turn in those Arena Master trinkets to Short John Mithril in the back of the arena for the reward.
  • Insignia of the Horde Icon Insignia of the Horde is very easy to obtain, simply requiring you to be Honor Rank 2 and then to purchase one in your major city. This trinket is required in PvP since it breaks fears and stuns and is the only active way to break one of these effects while they are already on you. The only other way would be to use an item such as Skull of Impending Doom Icon Skull of Impending Doom before being feared or stunned but being able to break free from these effects is more powerful in our opinion.
3.

Engineering Trinkets for Classic Shamans

Engineering is considered to be an almost required profession in PvP due to the exceptional trinkets and other on-use items that you can use in various situations. The strongest of those trinkets are listed below. For more information on Engineering, check out our Engineering profession guide linked below.

  • Arcanite Dragonling Icon Arcanite Dragonling is an interesting trinket since the level of the Dragonling is your Engineering skill divided by 5 meaning as a Level 39 twink you can potentially have a Level 60 Dragonling (even higher if you are a gnome). This trinket has an absurd cooldown time of 1 hour so be very careful when using it. The Dragonling attacks normally but has a fire breath attack that deals much more damage (between 250-350 a hit) however this is pretty rare and only usually happens once during the uptime. If you are using Fire attacks (such as a Fire Mage or Destruction Warlock would) then this trinket's Fire Breath ability puts a debuff on the target that makes Fire spells against the target deal extra damage. This item is an Engineering item that requires 300 Engineering.
  • Gnomish Battle Chicken Icon Gnomish Battle Chicken is similar to the Arcanite Dragonling Icon Arcanite Dragonling. The level of the summoned chicken is your Engineering skill divided by 5, meaning that this is very powerful for twink brackets and gnomes. The Battle Chicken occasionally squawks which gives 5% more attack speed for 4 minutes. This trinket, just like the Arcanite Dragonling, can see Rogues in stealth. If you use both the Battle Chicken and Arcanite Dragonling, it is recommended to alternate them, given that they both have very long cooldowns. This item is an Engineering that requires Gnomish Engineering and 230 Engineering to make.
  • Ultra-Flash Shadow Reflector Icon Ultra-Flash Shadow Reflector reflects any shadow spell cast on you for 5 seconds when used. The plans to craft this drop from Crimson Inquisitors in Stratholme.
  • Gyrofreeze Ice Reflector Icon Gyrofreeze Ice Reflector reflects any frost spell cast on you for 5 seconds when used. The plans to craft this are sold by Xizzer Fizzbolt in Winterspring.
  • Hyper-Radiant Flame Reflector Icon Hyper-Radiant Flame Reflector reflects any fire spell cast on you for 5 seconds when used. The plans to craft this drop from Solakar Flamewreath in Upper Blackrock Spire.
  • Gnomish Net-o-Matic Projector Icon Gnomish Net-o-Matic Projector will root your target in a net for 10 seconds, which will not be broken by damage. However, it occasionally backfires and will net you instead. The plans can be learned from Gnomish Engineering trainers.
  • Goblin Mortar Icon Goblin Mortar will do some fire damage and stun all targets in a small radius for 5 seconds. The plans can be learned from Goblin Engineering trainers.
  • Gnomish Cloaking Device Icon Gnomish Cloaking Device will make you invisible for 10 seconds. The plans drop from Mekgineer Thermaplugg in Gnomeregan.
  • Gnomish Death Ray Icon Gnomish Death Ray can be channeled for a few seconds, draining your health some, to deal a huge burst of damage to your opponent at the end of the channel. The plans can be learned from Gnomish Engineering trainers.
  • Goblin Rocket Helmet Icon Goblin Rocket Helmet allows you to rapidly charge and disable an enemy for 30 seconds, which is a huge amount of time in most PvP situations. Although this disabling effect will only hold if the enemy is not attacked during this period, you can sneak attacks in before / while using it without it breaking and it is of great usefulness when against multiple enemies.
  • Gnomish Mind Control Cap Icon Gnomish Mind Control Cap is similar to the Rocket Helmet in that it, usually, instantly takes an enemy out of the fight for a long period of time. However, instead of simply stunning the enemy, it converts him into your minion for 20 seconds!
  • Gnomish Rocket Boots Icon Gnomish Rocket Boots and Goblin Rocket Boots Icon Goblin Rocket Boots serve similar purposes: to make you run much faster for a short period of time. The main difference between them is that, when they fail, Gnomish boots make you run around as if you were Feared for a bit, while Goblin boots occasionally (30% unless you cancel the effect early, which makes it less likely) explode, causing you to have to make more of them to keep using their effect.
4.

Shaman PvP Guide

We hope this guide was helpful for your PvP exploits! Feel free to check out the general PvP Talent and Consumables guide as well in the link down below.

5.

Changelog

  • 12 May 2020: Added Silithus twilight boss summonings gear.
  • 16 Apr. 2020: Updated with Zul'Gurub and Dragons of Nightmare gear.
  • 11 Mar. 2020: Updated with Arathi Basin gear.
  • 15 Feb. 2020: Updated for Phase 3.
  • 11 Dec. 2019: Page added.
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