Classic Enhancement Shaman DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Sep 18, 2020 at 19:00 by Seksixeny 20 comments

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


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. Depending on your race, you might want different items as well, as axes are more powerful for Orcs, due to Axe Specialization Icon Axe Specialization.

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.


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.

We will be linking best in slot gear lists for every raid tier in this guide, which can be helpful in order to understand how to progress from hitting Level 60, to getting pre-raid best in slot and from then to clearing all raid tiers.


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

In order to get ready for raiding, it is recommended that you follow this guide in order to learn which gear to gather for maximizing DPS before ever setting foot in raids, and probably also before getting your first epic loot. Even so, expect to get a few pieces that you will have a hard time replacing, such as Chromatic Gauntlets Icon Chromatic Gauntlets and Hand of Justice Icon Hand of Justice.


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

This is the gear we recommend for Totem Twisting Enhancement Shamans before raid gear is obtainable.


Enhancement Shaman Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Phase 5 (Ahn'Qiraj)

This is the gear we recommend for Enhancement Shamans in the AQ40 patch. We will list DPS (D) options and Mana (M) options, meant to be used while focusing on Totem Twisting .

Shamans Tier 2.5, Stormcaller's Garb tries to have something for every type of Shaman, and ends up being weak for Enhancement, unfortunately.

Neither of the set bonuses are useful for the spec, unless you are doing a hybrid build, that focuses on using its Mana to heal when needed, in which case the quicker Chain Heal Icon Chain Heals are welcome.

  • The 3-set bonus makes your lightning spells have a 20% chance to grant you 50 Nature Spell damage for 8 seconds.
  • The 5-set bonus reduces the cast time of your Chain Heal Icon Chain Heal by 0.4 seconds.
Slot Item Source
  • (D) Crown of Destruction Icon Crown of Destruction
  • (M) Gnomish Turban of Psychic Might Icon Gnomish Turban of Psychic Might
  • (D) Barbed Choker Icon Barbed Choker
  • (M) Pendant of the Fallen Dragon Icon Pendant of the Fallen Dragon
  • (D) Mantle of Wicked Revenge Icon Mantle of Wicked Revenge
  • (M) Black Brood Pauldrons Icon Black Brood Pauldrons
  • (D) Cloak of the Fallen God Icon Cloak of the Fallen God
  • (M) Cloak of Clarity Icon Cloak of Clarity
  • (D) Obsidian Mail Tunic Icon Obsidian Mail Tunic
  • (M) Robes of the Guardian Saint Icon Robes of the Guardian Saint
  • (D) Qiraji Execution Bracers Icon Qiraji Execution Bracers
  • (M) Bracers of Ten Storms Icon Bracers of Ten Storms
  • (D) Gloves of Enforcement Icon Gloves of Enforcement
  • (M) Gloves of the Messiah Icon Gloves of the Messiah
  • (D) Belt of Never-ending Agony Icon Belt of Never-ending Agony
  • (M) Grasp of the Old God Icon Grasp of the Old God
  • (D) Scaled Sand Reaver Leggings Icon Scaled Sand Reaver Leggings
  • (M) Manastorm Leggings Icon Manastorm Leggings
  • (D) Boots of the Vanguard Icon Boots of the Vanguard
  • (M) Mendicant's Slippers Icon Mendicant's Slippers
  • (D) Ring of the Qiraji Fury Icon Ring of the Qiraji Fury
  • (D) Quick Strike Ring Icon Quick Strike Ring
  • (M) Band of Sulfuras Icon Band of Sulfuras
  • (M) Ring of the Devoured Icon Ring of the Devoured
  • (D) Jom Gabbar Icon Jom Gabbar
  • (D) Earthstrike Icon Earthstrike
  • (M) Shard of the Scale Icon Shard of the Scale
  • (M) Mindtap Talisman Icon Mindtap Talisman
  • (D) Dark Edge of Insanity Icon Dark Edge of Insanity
  • (M) Blessed Qiraji Augur Staff Icon Blessed Qiraji Augur Staff
  • (D) Blessed Qiraji War Axe Icon Blessed Qiraji War Axe
  • (M) Aurastone Hammer Icon Aurastone Hammer
  • (D) Blessed Qiraji Bulwark Icon Blessed Qiraji Bulwark
  • (M) Malistar's Defender Icon Malistar's Defender
  • Totem of Rage Icon Totem of Rage
  • Magmus in Blackrock Depths

Other Useful Phase 5 Gear for Enhancement Shamans

Slot Item Source
  • Foror's Eyepatch Icon Foror's Eyepatch
  • Bloodstained Coif Icon Bloodstained Coif
  • Southwind Helm Icon Southwind Helm
  • The Eye of Hakkar Icon The Eye of Hakkar
  • Onyxia Tooth Pendant Icon Onyxia Tooth Pendant
  • Fury of the Forgotten Swarm Icon Fury of the Forgotten Swarm
  • Abyssal Mail Pauldrons Icon Abyssal Mail Pauldrons of Striking
  • Defiler's Mail Pauldrons Icon Defiler's Mail Pauldrons
  • Truestrike Shoulders Icon Truestrike Shoulders
  • Cloak of Concentrated Hatred Icon Cloak of Concentrated Hatred
  • Cloak of Draconic Might Icon Cloak of Draconic Might
  • Deathguard's Cloak Icon Deathguard's Cloak
  • Savage Gladiator Chain Icon Savage Gladiator Chain
  • Vest of Swift Execution Icon Vest of Swift Execution
  • Runed Bloodstained Hauberk Icon Runed Bloodstained Hauberk
  • Wristguards of Stability Icon Wristguards of Stability
  • Wristguards of True Flight Icon Wristguards of True Flight
  • Windtalker's Wristguards Icon Windtalker's Wristguards
  • Chromatic Gauntlets Icon Chromatic Gauntlets
  • Doomhide Gauntlets Icon Doomhide Gauntlets
  • Blooddrenched Grips Icon Blooddrenched Grips
  • Ossirian's Binding Icon Ossirian's Binding
  • Therazane's Link Icon Therazane's Link
  • Belt of Preserved Heads Icon Belt of Preserved Heads
  • Abyssal Mail Legguards Icon Abyssal Mail Legguards Of Striking
  • Dark Heart Pants Icon Dark Heart Pants
  • Devilsaur Leggings Icon Devilsaur Leggings
  • Boots of the Shadow Flame Icon Boots of the Shadow Flame
  • Bloodmail Boots Icon Bloodmail Boots
  • Blooddrenched Footpads Icon Blooddrenched Footpads
  • Master Dragonslayer's Ring Icon Master Dragonslayer's Ring
  • Circle of Applied Force Icon Circle of Applied Force
  • Don Julio's Band Icon Don Julio's Band
  • Band of Accuria Icon Band of Accuria
  • Drake Fang Talisman Icon Drake Fang Talisman
  • 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
  • Nightfall Icon Nightfall (debuff)
  • Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros Icon Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros
  • Drake Talon Cleaver Icon Drake Talon Cleaver
  • Herald of Woe Icon Herald of Woe
  • Spinal Reaper Icon Spinal Reaper
  • Annihilator Icon Annihilator (debuff)
  • Crul'shorukh, Edge of Chaos Icon Crul'shorukh, Edge of Chaos
  • Deathbringer Icon Deathbringer
  • Red Dragonscale Protector Icon Red Dragonscale Protector
  • Elementium Reinforced Bulwark Icon Elementium Reinforced Bulwark
  • High Warlord's Shield Wall Icon High Warlord's Shield Wall
  • The Immovable Object Icon The Immovable Object
  • Totem of Rebirth Icon Totem of Rebirth

Nature Resistance Gear for Enhancement Shamans

As a melee player, Enhancement Shamans will be required to use as much Nature Resistance gear as they can for Princess Huhuran. Read this guide to figure out where to find such gear, and which pieces to wear!


Enhancement Shaman PvP Best in Slot Gear

If you want to gear for PvP instead, you can check out our PvP BiS and Gearing guide below.


Shaman Weapons

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


Enhancement Shaman Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Molten Core / Onyxia's Lair

Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair are the first raids in WoW Classic, and will probably award you with your first pieces of epic gear! While most of the gear found here is easily replaceable later, there are a few pieces, such as Crown of Destruction Icon Crown of Destruction and Onyxia Tooth Pendant Icon Onyxia Tooth Pendant, which will last you for a very long time!


Fire Resistance Gear for Enhancement Shamans

While not a massive concern for Enhancement Shamans, a little bit of Fire Resistance can sometimes be helpful. Read this guide to figure out where and which pieces to wear!


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.


  • 18 Sep. 2020: Fixed a typo with the belt slot items.
  • 30 Aug. 2020: Fixed a typo with the alternative feet slot items.
  • 06 Aug. 2020: Transferred the Ahn'Qiraj gear into the main guide.
  • 27 Jul. 2020: Added a link to a Nature Resistance gear set and the Ahn'Qiraj best in slot list.
  • 12 May 2020: Added Silithus twilight boss summonings gear.
  • 15 Apr. 2020: Updated with Zul'Gurub gear.
  • 11 Mar. 2020: Updated with Arathi Basin gear.
  • 19 Feb. 2020: Updated BiS list for Phase 3 of WoW Classic and split the page for easier reading.
  • 25 Jan. 2020: Added PvP reputation gear and more ranked PvP gear.
  • 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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