Classic Enhancement Shaman DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Aug 19, 2019 at 14:34 by Seksixeny 7 comments
General Information

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.

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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 1.

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Enhancement Shaman Pre-Raid Best in Slot List

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

Slot Item Source
Helm
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Wrists Lordly Armguards Icon Lordly Armguards World drop BoE
Hands Devilsaur Gauntlets Icon Devilsaur Gauntlets Tribal Leatherworking
Waist Bloodmail Belt Icon Bloodmail Belt Side bosses in Scholomance
Legs Devilsaur Leggings Icon Devilsaur Leggings Tribal Leatherworking
Feet Bloodmail Boots Icon Bloodmail Boots Side bosses in Scholomance
Rings
Trinkets
Two-Hand Arcanite Reaper Icon Arcanite Reaper Master Axesmith Blacksmithing
One-Hand Ironfoe Icon Ironfoe Emperor Dagran Thaurissan in Blackrock Depths
Shield Gizlock's Hypertech Buckler Icon Gizlock's Hypertech Buckler Tinkerer Gizlock
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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.
  • Crystal of Zin-Malor Icon Crystal of Zin-Malor allows you to kill yourself easily, and you do not get durability loss if you die from its effect. This can occasionally be useful, such as when you regret getting on a fly path after you are already flying or if you need to talk with the Blackrock Depths key ghost NPC. You get it from starting the quest Tormented By the Past.
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Changelog

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