Classic Enhancement Shaman DPS Gear and Best in Slot

Last updated on Dec 01, 2020 at 14:11 by Seksixeny 24 comments
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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.

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.

3.

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.

4.

Naxxramas Enhancement Shaman BiS

The dread citadel, Naxxramas, is your final destination in WoW Classic. As its final raid tier, you will find inside both the best gear, and the most challenging bosses.

As most of the tier gear before, Shaman Tier 3, The Earthshatterer is a pure healing set, and as such has next to no value to Enhancement Shamans. We will be chasing off-set gear, instead.

Because all of Naxxramas bosses are undead other than Maexxna and Grand Widow Faerlina, items that have powerful bonuses that only work on undead such as Seal of the Dawn Icon Seal of the Dawn, Mark of the Champion Icon Mark of the Champion and the Garb of the Undead Slayer set are a viable alternative to the BiS pieces we list below when doing the raid.

We will list DPS (D) options and Mana (M) options, which are meant to be used while focusing on Totem Twisting.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • (D) Crown of Destruction Icon Crown of Destruction
  • (M) Gnomish Turban of Psychic Might Icon Gnomish Turban of Psychic Might
Neck
  • (D) Stormrage's Talisman of Seething Icon Stormrage's Talisman of Seething
  • (M) Pendant of the Fallen Dragon Icon Pendant of the Fallen Dragon
Shoulder
  • (D) Mantle of Wicked Revenge Icon Mantle of Wicked Revenge
  • (M) Black Brood Pauldrons Icon Black Brood Pauldrons
Cloak
  • (D) Cloak of the Fallen God Icon Cloak of the Fallen God
  • (M) Cloak of Clarity Icon Cloak of Clarity
Chest
  • (D) Ghoul Skin Tunic Icon Ghoul Skin Tunic
  • (M) Robes of the Guardian Saint Icon Robes of the Guardian Saint
Wrists
  • (D) Qiraji Execution Bracers Icon Qiraji Execution Bracers
  • (M) Bracers of Ten Storms Icon Bracers of Ten Storms
Gloves
  • (D) Gloves of Enforcement Icon Gloves of Enforcement
  • (M) Gloves of the Messiah Icon Gloves of the Messiah
Belt
  • (D) Belt of Never-ending Agony Icon Belt of Never-ending Agony
  • (M) Grasp of the Old God Icon Grasp of the Old God
Legs
  • (D) Scaled Sand Reaver Leggings Icon Scaled Sand Reaver Leggings
  • (M) Manastorm Leggings Icon Manastorm Leggings
Boots
  • (D) Boots of the Shadow Flame Icon Boots of the Shadow Flame
  • (M) Mendicant's Slippers Icon Mendicant's Slippers
Rings
  • (D) Band of Unnatural Forces Icon Band of Unnatural Forces
  • (D) Ring of the Qiraji Fury Icon Ring of the Qiraji Fury
  • (M) Band of Sulfuras Icon Band of Sulfuras
  • (M) Ring of the Devoured Icon Ring of the Devoured
Trinkets
  • (D) Kiss of the Spider Icon Kiss of the Spider
  • (D) Slayer's Crest Icon Slayer's Crest
  • (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
Two-Hand
  • (D) Nightfall Icon Nightfall (Debuff)
  • (D) Might of Menethil Icon Might of Menethil
  • (M) Blessed Qiraji Augur Staff Icon Blessed Qiraji Augur Staff
One-Hand
  • (D) Misplaced Servo Arm Icon Misplaced Servo Arm
  • (M) Aurastone Hammer Icon Aurastone Hammer
Shield
  • Shield of Condemnation Icon Shield of Condemnation
Relic
  • Totem of Rage Icon Totem of Rage
  • Magmus in Blackrock Depths
5.

Other Useful Phase 6 Gear for Enhancement Shamans

While the list above contains the absolute best gear setup, you are unlikely to quickly gather all of it. We provide more options below, some which are very close to the best and some which are just much easier to get!

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Foror's Eyepatch Icon Foror's Eyepatch
  • Bloodstained Coif Icon Bloodstained Coif
  • Southwind Helm Icon Southwind Helm
Neck
  • Barbed Choker Icon Barbed Choker
  • 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
Shoulders
  • Abyssal Mail Pauldrons Icon Abyssal Mail Pauldrons of Striking
  • Defiler's Mail Pauldrons Icon Defiler's Mail Pauldrons
  • Truestrike Shoulders Icon Truestrike Shoulders
Back
  • 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
Chest
  • Obsidian Mail Tunic Icon Obsidian Mail Tunic
  • Savage Gladiator Chain Icon Savage Gladiator Chain
  • Vest of Swift Execution Icon Vest of Swift Execution
  • Runed Bloodstained Hauberk Icon Runed Bloodstained Hauberk
Wrists
  • Wristguards of Stability Icon Wristguards of Stability
  • Wristguards of True Flight Icon Wristguards of True Flight
  • Windtalker's Wristguards Icon Windtalker's Wristguards
Hands
  • Chromatic Gauntlets Icon Chromatic Gauntlets
  • Doomhide Gauntlets Icon Doomhide Gauntlets
  • Blooddrenched Grips Icon Blooddrenched Grips
Belt
  • Ossirian's Binding Icon Ossirian's Binding
  • Therazane's Link Icon Therazane's Link
  • Belt of Preserved Heads Icon Belt of Preserved Heads
Legs
  • Abyssal Mail Legguards Icon Abyssal Mail Legguards Of Striking
  • Dark Heart Pants Icon Dark Heart Pants
  • Devilsaur Leggings Icon Devilsaur Leggings
Boots
  • Boots of the Vanguard Icon Boots of the Vanguard
  • Bloodmail Boots Icon Bloodmail Boots
  • Blooddrenched Footpads Icon Blooddrenched Footpads
Rings
  • Quick Strike Ring Icon Quick Strike Ring
  • 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
Trinkets
  • Drake Fang Talisman Icon Drake Fang Talisman
  • Hand of Justice Icon Hand of Justice
  • Badge of the Swarmguard Icon Badge of the Swarmguard
  • Blackhand's Breadth Icon Blackhand's Breadth
  • Rune of the Guard Captain Icon Rune of the Guard Captain
Two-Hand
  • Severance Icon Severance
  • Dark Edge of Insanity Icon Dark Edge of Insanity
  • 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
One-Hand
  • Hatchet of Sundered Bone Icon Hatchet of Sundered Bone
  • Crul'shorukh, Edge of Chaos Icon Crul'shorukh, Edge of Chaos
  • Blessed Qiraji War Axe Icon Blessed Qiraji War Axe
  • Deathbringer Icon Deathbringer
Off-hand
  • 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
Relic
  • Totem of Rebirth Icon Totem of Rebirth
6.

Frost Resistance Gear for Enhancement Shamans

Once you reach Sapphiron in the Naxxramas raid, you will want to use a decent amount of Frost Resistance gear, to ease the burden on your raid's healers. We made a list with the best Frost Resistance gear for you to consult in the link below.

7.

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!

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.

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.
11.

Changelog

  • 01 Dec. 2020: Reworked the BiS guide with Naxxramas and clarity in mind.
  • 15 Nov. 2020: Fixed the missing Phase 6 gear.
  • 02 Nov. 2020: Updated with Phase 6 and Frost Resistance gear.
  • 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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