Enhancement Shaman DPS Pre-Raid Gear

Last updated on Oct 19, 2020 at 22:01 by Seksixeny 24 comments

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Pre-Raid content for your Enhancement Shaman DPS in WoW Classic. For more gearing advice, please refer to our Enhancement Shaman DPS Gearing and Best in Slot guide.


Enhancement Shaman Pre-Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List

This is the pre-raid gear we recommend for Enhancement Shamans, setting you up to tackle the most challenging content in Phase 5, AQ40. While gear from starter raids will help you be even more prepared for the challenges of Ahn'Qiraj, you should be perfectly fine going in with our suggested pre-raid gear.

Before we get into the list itself, we will explain two essential concepts for gearing: weapon skill and the Hit cap.

As explained in our Enhancement Shaman Weapon Skill guide, the difference between only having the baseline 300 weapon skill at Level 60 or 305 weapon skill or above is extremely significant for Enhancement DPS, as white hits (which have a 40% chance to glance against Level 63+ enemies) provide the majority of your damage and deal a lot more damage at 305 weapon skill. You will also benefit from a 6% Hit cap, instead of the usual 9%.

Because you want to be using two-handed weapons for their higher DPS, the main way you can achieve 305 weapon skill is by having rolled an Orc Shaman, in which case you should focus on using our recommended axes above other any other weapons when attacking raid bosses and other Level 63+ enemies.

Finally, sets such as Devilsaur and Black Dragonscale have extremely powerful set bonuses which you should take advantage of. The individual pieces tend to be much weaker when not considered in the light of the set bonus, so try to use them all together.

Slot Item Source
  • Crown of Tyranny Icon Crown of Tyranny
  • Eye of Rend Icon Eye of Rend
  • Backwood Helm Icon Backwood Helm
  • Skyfury Helm Icon Skyfury Helm
  • Amulet of the Darkmoon Icon Amulet of the Darkmoon
  • Mark of Fordring Icon Mark of Fordring
  • Imperial Jewel Icon Imperial Jewel
  • Will of the Martyr Icon Will of the Martyr
  • Darkmoon Faire 1200 Ticket reward
  • In Dreams in Western Plaguelands
  • Emperor Dagran Thaurissan in Blackrock Depths
  • Aurius' Reckoning in (side-entrance) Stratholme
  • Abyssal Mail Pauldrons Icon Abyssal Mail Pauldrons of Striking
  • Defiler's Mail Pauldrons Icon Defiler's Mail Pauldrons
  • Truestrike Shoulders Icon Truestrike Shoulders
  • Black Dragonscale Shoulders Icon Black Dragonscale Shoulders
  • Death's Clutch Icon Death's Clutch
  • Wyrmhide Spaulders Icon Wyrmhide Spaulders
  • Windshear Cape Icon Windshear Cape
  • Deathguard's Cloak Icon Deathguard's Cloak
  • Cape of the Black Baron Icon Cape of the Black Baron
  • Blackveil Cape Icon Blackveil Cape
  • High Marshal Whirlaxis
  • Arathi Basin Exalted
  • Baron Rivendare in (side-entrance) Stratholme
  • Houndmaster Grebmar in Blackrock Depths
  • Savage Gladiator Chain Icon Savage Gladiator Chain
  • Cadaverous Armor Icon Cadaverous Armor
  • Ogre Forged Hauberk Icon Ogre Forged Hauberk
  • Black Dragonscale Breastplate Icon Black Dragonscale Breastplate
  • Nightbrace Tunic Icon Nightbrace Tunic
  • Abyssal Mail Armguards Icon Abyssal Mail Armguards of Striking
  • Windtalker's Wristguards Icon Windtalker's Wristguards
  • Bracers of the Eclipse Icon Bracers of the Eclipse
  • Blackmist Armguards Icon Blackmist Armguards
  • Lordly Armguards Icon Lordly Armguards
  • Slashclaw Bracers Icon Slashclaw Bracers
  • Chromatic Gauntlets Icon Chromatic Gauntlets
  • Devilsaur Gauntlets Icon Devilsaur Gauntlets
  • Shadow Panther Hide Gloves Icon Shadow Panther Hide Gloves
  • Voone's Vice Grips Icon Voone's Vice Grips
  • Cloudrunner Girdle Icon Cloudrunner Girdle
  • Bloodmail Belt Icon Bloodmail Belt
  • Defiler's Chain Girdle Icon Defiler's Chain Girdle
  • Warpwood Binding Icon Warpwood Binding
  • Chiselbrand Girdle Icon Chiselbrand Girdle
  • Outrider's Chain Leggings Icon Outrider's Chain Leggings
  • Abyssal Mail Legguards Icon Abyssal Mail Legguards Of Striking
  • Devilsaur Leggings Icon Devilsaur Leggings
  • Black Dragonscale Leggings Icon Black Dragonscale Leggings
  • Bloodmail Boots Icon Bloodmail Boots
  • Black Dragonscale Boots Icon Black Dragonscale Boots
  • Don Julio's Band Icon Don Julio's Band
  • Band of Earthen Might Icon Band of Earthen Might
  • Might of Cenarius Icon Might of Cenarius
  • Legionnaire's Band Icon Legionnaire's Band
  • Painweaver Band Icon Painweaver Band
  • Blackstone Ring Icon Blackstone Ring
  • Tarnished Elven Ring Icon Tarnished Elven Ring
  • Earthstrike Icon Earthstrike
  • Hand of Justice Icon Hand of Justice
  • Blackhand's Breadth Icon Blackhand's Breadth
  • Rune of the Guard Captain Icon Rune of the Guard Captain
  • Champion's Battlegear quest in Silithus
  • Emperor Dagran Thaurissan in Blackrock Depths
  • For The Horde! in Upper Blackrock Spire
  • Job Opening: Guard Captain of Revantusk Village
  • Nightfall Icon Nightfall (debuff)
  • The Unstoppable Force Icon The Unstoppable Force
  • Treant's Bane Icon Treant's Bane
  • Arcanite Reaper Icon Arcanite Reaper
  • Slavedriver's Cane Icon Slavedriver's Cane
  • Annihilator Icon Annihilator (debuff)
  • Ironfoe Icon Ironfoe
  • Felstriker Icon Felstriker
  • Frostbite Icon Frostbite
  • Zulian Hacker Icon Zulian Hacker
  • Bone Slicing Hatchet Icon Bone Slicing Hatchet
  • Gizlock's Hypertech Buckler Icon Gizlock's Hypertech Buckler
  • Sacred Protector Icon Sacred Protector
  • Draconian Deflector Icon Draconian Deflector
  • Dreadguard's Protector Icon Dreadguard's Protector
  • Force Reactive Disk Icon Force Reactive Disk (AoE)
  • Skullflame Shield Icon Skullflame Shield (AoE)
  • Totem of Rage Icon Totem of Rage
  • Totem of Rebirth Icon Totem of Rebirth
  • Magmus in Blackrock Depths
  • Isalien in Dire Maul East (tier 0,5 questline)

You can find more Enhancement Shaman DPS BiS lists in our dedicated gear hub below.



  • 19 Oct. 2020: Added Ogre Forged Hauberk.
  • 27 Jul. 2020: Updated with Phase 5 gear.
  • 15 May 2020: Added Silithus Twilight boss summonings gear.
  • 15 Apr. 2020: Updated with Zul'Gurub BoE gear and Skyfury Helm.
  • 11 Mar. 2020: Updated with Arathi Basin gear.
  • 19 Feb. 2020: Guide added.
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