Classic Enhancement Shaman DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Dec 11, 2019 at 19:34 by Seksixeny 14 comments

On this page, you will find the best PvE gear and best in slot items for your Enhancement Shaman DPS in WoW Classic.

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Gearing Strategy for Enhancement Shamans

While a clear best in slot list is always available in WoW Classic, 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 want to gear for PvP instead, you can check out our PvP BiS and Gearing guide below.

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WoW Classic Phases

As stated by Blizzard, WoW Classic will have six phases, starting with Molten Core, Onyxia's Lair, and Maraudon, and ending with Naxxramas and the Scourge Invasion. This guide currently contains information relevant to Phase 2 — the PvP Patch.

We will be presenting Personal Damage and Totem Twisting BiS lists down below, optimized for solo / casual play and raid support gameplay, respectively.

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

This is the gear we recommend for dealing maximum personal damage with an Enhancement Shaman before setting foot in Molten Core or Onyxia's Lair.

Make sure you do not go over 6% Hit when using a weapon you have at least 305 weapon skill for, as it will be wasted. Otherwise, aim for 9% Hit from gear.

The Black Dragon Mail set is very valuable, as it provides a lot of attack power and other needed stats, and has great, easily obtainable set bonuses of 1% hit and 2% critical strike at two and three pieces, respectively.

Slot Item Source
Helm
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Wrists
Hands
Waist
Legs
Feet
Rings
Trinkets
Two-Hand
One-Hand
Shield Gizlock's Hypertech Buckler Icon Gizlock's Hypertech Buckler Tinkerer Gizlock
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Enhancement Shaman Pre-Raid Totem Twisting Best in Slot (BiS) List

This is the gear we recommend for Totem Twisting Enhancement Shamans before setting foot in Molten Core or Onyxia's Lair.

The objective of this build is to provide maximum support to your group by the way of constantly cycling between your Grace of Air Totem Icon Grace of Air Totem and Windfury Totem Icon Windfury Totem. Doing this for an extended period of time is extremely Mana consuming, and as such it will be very helpful to focus on Mp5 gear, which is what this list focuses on.

Try to also get useful support weapons, such as Annihilator Icon Annihilator, as you will be able to keep their debuff on enemies while performing your Totem Twisting role to its maximum potential, while other classes would lose a lot of DPS by doing so.

Slot Item Source
Helm
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Wrists
Hands
Waist
Legs
Feet
Rings
Trinkets
One-Hand
Shield
Two-Hand
5.

Enhancement Shaman Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List

This is the gear we recommend for dealing maximum personal damage with an Enhancement Shaman after gaining access to Molten Core / Onyxia's Lair gear.

Keep making sure you do not go over 6% Hit when using a weapon you have at least 305 weapon skill for, and 9% Hit, otherwise.

While not as good as it was before raid gear was considered, the Black Dragon Mail set is still a good option, if you cannot get some of the gear below.

Finally, 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
Helm
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Wrists
Hands
Waist
Legs
Feet
Rings
Trinkets
Two-Hand
One-Hand
Shield
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Enhancement Shaman Raid Totem Twisting Best in Slot (BiS) List

This is the gear we recommend for Totem Twisting Enhancement Shamans in the current end game of Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair.

Slot Item Source
Helm
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Wrists
Hands
Waist
Legs
Feet
  • Bought from the PvP Vendor at Rank 12
  • Azuregos
Rings
Trinkets
Two-Hand
One-Hand
Shield
7.

Fire Resistance Gear for Enhancement Shamans

While doing Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair, you may need some Fire Resistance gear, especially for Ragnaros. The pieces we list below are the ones that grant significant Fire Resistance and do not drop from Molten Core itself. It is not advisable to use resistance gear that hurts your throughput potential too much, so we will only list easily accessible gear, that you might even already have for other purposes. Depending on your buffs and consumables, you might not even need any of this gear. If you loot powerful gear with Fire Resistance on it during your Molten Core clears, replace whatever pieces you are still wearing of the following:

Slot Item Source
Helm Starfire Tiara Icon Starfire Tiara Jed Runewatcher in Upper Blackrock Spire
Neck Drakefire Amulet Icon Drakefire Amulet Onyxia's Lair Attunement Quest
Shoulders Drakesfire Epaulets Icon Drakesfire Epaulets World Drop BoE
Cloak Cape of the Fire Salamander Icon Cape of the Fire Salamander Ambassador Flamelash in Blackrock Depths
Chest Nightbrace Tunic Icon Nightbrace Tunic Solakar Flamewreath in Upper Blackrock Spire
Wrists Pyremail Wristguards Icon Pyremail Wristguards Lord Incendius in Blackrock Depths
Hands Molten Fists Icon Molten Fists Ambassador Flamelash in Blackrock Depths
Two-Hand Kindling Stave Icon Kindling Stave Pyromancer Loregrain in Blackrock Depths
Off-hand Draconian Deflector Icon Draconian Deflector General Drakkisath in Upper Blackrock Spire

Finally, do not forget you can also complement your Fire Resistance gear with consumables such as Greater Fire Protection Potion Icon Greater Fire Protection Potion, Juju Ember Icon Juju Ember, the Libram of Resilience leg and head enchant, the Enchant Cloak - Fire Resistance Icon Enchant Cloak - Fire Resistance cloak enchant, and the Flame Mantle of the Dawn Icon Flame Mantle of the Dawn shoulder enchant.

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Shaman Weapons

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

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Special Gear for Enhancement 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:

  • Annihilator Icon Annihilator (or the less expensive, less powerful Rivenspike Icon Rivenspike and Bashguuder Icon Bashguuder) allows you to reduce an enemy's armor by up to 600 for your whole group, making it a very powerful weapon swap. Use it at the start of an encounter to quickly full debuff the boss, and then swap to your normal weapon to take advantage of the lowered armor.
  • 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.
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Changelog

  • 11 Dec. 2019: Added link to PvP BiS.
  • 17 Nov. 2019: Added raid gear best in slot lists.
  • 15 Nov. 2019: Guide is now Phase 2 ready and added a Totem Twisting pre-raid best in slot list.
  • 19 Aug. 2019: Page added.
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