Season of Discovery Enhancement Shaman DPS Guide

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Welcome to our DPS Enhancement Shaman guide for WoW Classic - Season of Discovery, tailored for PvE content. Here, you will learn how to play the Shaman class as a DPS Enhancement Shaman. Click the links below to navigate the guide or read this page for a short introduction.

1.

Overview

Shamans are typically brought to groups for their high utility and totem related buffs, such as Strength of Earth Totem Icon Strength of Earth Totem, or Tremor Totem Icon Tremor Totem.

Enhancement in particular has always been the melee-focused specialization for Shamans, and this is still true in Season of Discovery, but they will also be able to do much more damage than before with the new abilities described below!

Strengths icon Strengths
Weaknesses icon Weaknesses
  • -Mana starved until Shamanistic Rage Icon Shamanistic Rage is unlocked
  • -One of the lowest sustained damage specializations currently
  • -Mobility issues (especially considering totems are immobile) and susceptible to crowd control
2.

Season of Discovery

Enhancement Shamans can finally dual-wield to DPS in Season of Discovery, and while this ability is immediately unlocked alongside the important Lava Lash Icon Lava Lash rune, its true power is unlocked once Dual Wield Specialization Icon Dual Wield Specialization is obtained!

Two-handed gameplay is also viable again when using the new Rune of Two-Handed Mastery  Icon Rune of Two-Handed Mastery rune, although it currently is still under development and not really recommended for PvE DPS yet.

Also, their old nemesis of Mana sustain can finally be overcome through the usage of Shamanistic Rage Icon Shamanistic Rage and Rockbiter Weapon Icon Rockbiter Weapon for massive Mana returns, making Enhancement play much smoother than it used to, and adding a new degree of min-maxing to the specialization.

The new runes introduced in Phase 2 bring new options, with Fire Nova IconFire Nova and Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon both having their use cases in the waist slot and Spirit of the Alpha Icon Spirit of the Alpha or Decoy Totem Icon Decoy Totem rounding out the kit in the feet slot.

Due to the new abilities and runes, the rotation, gearing options, and talent decisions recommended for Enhancement Shaman have changed and can be found in the guides in the Table of Content at the top of this page. Within these, you will find all the information you will need to master this new game mode!

2.1.

Profession Changes

The best profession to have as an Enhancement Shaman is Engineering. It provides powerful items that you can use in both PvE and PvP content to either deal damage and generate threat, or help you get out of a tough spot.

Leatherworking is also a great choice for Enhancement Shaman due to special bind on pickup crafts such as Void-Touched Leather Gloves Icon Void-Touched Leather Gloves and Glowing Gneuro-Linked Cowl  Icon Glowing Gneuro-Linked Cowl , with further BoP crafts expected down the line.

2.2.

Rune Engravings for Enhancement Shamans

The main feature of Season of Discovery is the new Rune Discovery system, which allows you to discover and attach special abilities to your gear slots after finding them across the world. We list all of Shaman's runes and where they can be located in the guide below.

3.

Changelog

  • 18 Feb. 2024: Updated intro, strengths and weaknesses for Phase 2.
  • 17 Dec. 2023: Revamped section with new layout and text explanation.
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