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Classic Enhancement Shaman DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Mar 11, 2020 at 10:23 by Seksixeny 17 comments

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

1.

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.

2.

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.

3.

Enhancement Shaman Raid Best in Slot (BiS) List for Blackwing Lair

Before we get into the list itself, we will give a quick rundown of 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.

Shaman Tier 2 set is designed with healing in mind and we do not recommend you to use any piece of it for DPSing, unless your alternatives are very weak.

While the main focus is on Blackwing Lair gear, the list below also contains some gear from older raids, epic PvP sets (above rank 11) and world bosses, when warranted, in order to create a good list for players who regularly clear the raids up to Tier 2.

Slot Item Source
Helm
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Wrists
Hands
Waist
Legs
Feet
Rings
Trinkets
Two-Hand
One-Hand
Off-Hand
4.

Enhancement Shaman Raid Totem Twisting Best in Slot (BiS) List for Blackwing Lair

This is the gear we recommend for Totem Twisting Enhancement Shamans in the current end game of Blackwing Lair.

Focus on Mp5 and Intellect gear so you can be swapping your Totems for a while without running into Mana issues!

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

Best in Slot (BiS) for Enhancement Shaman Pre-Blackwing Lair

6.

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.

7.

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.

8.

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.

9.

Shaman Weapons

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

10.

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!

11.

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.
12.

Changelog

  • 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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