Enhancement Shaman DPS Season of Mastery Phase 1 Gear

Last updated on Nov 15, 2021 at 08:48 by Seksixeny 1 comment

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items from Molten Core and Onyxia's Lair for your Enhancement Shaman DPS in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery. For pre-raid gearing advice, please refer to our Enhancement Shaman DPS Pre-Raid Gearing and Best in Slot guide for the Season of Mastery.

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Gearing Strategy for Enhancement Shamans in the Season of Mastery

While a clear best in slot list is always available in WoW Classic Season of Mastery (SoM), 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.

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Gearing Strategy for Enhancement Shamans for Molten Core / Onyxia's Lair

Before we get into the list itself, we will explain 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.

Shamans Tier 1, The Earthfury is meant for Healing Shamans, and as such the only relevant bonus for us is the 3-piece one, which can save you a talent point in Totemic Mastery Icon Totemic Mastery.

Finally, sets such as Devilsaur and Black Dragonscale have extremely powerful set bonuses which you should take advantage of. The individual pieces tend to be much weaker when not considered in the light of the set bonus, so try to use them all together.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Crown of Destruction Icon Crown of Destruction
  • Warlord's Mail Helm Icon Warlord's Mail Helm
  • Crown of Tyranny Icon Crown of Tyranny
  • Eye of Rend Icon Eye of Rend
Neck
  • Onyxia Tooth Pendant Icon Onyxia Tooth Pendant
  • Mark of Fordring Icon Mark of Fordring
Shoulders
  • Defiler's Mail Pauldrons Icon Defiler's Mail Pauldrons
  • Truestrike Shoulders Icon Truestrike Shoulders
  • Warlord's Mail Spaulders Icon Warlord's Mail Spaulders
  • Black Dragonscale Shoulders Icon Black Dragonscale Shoulders
Back
  • Deathguard's Cloak Icon Deathguard's Cloak
  • Cape of the Black Baron Icon Cape of the Black Baron
Chest
  • Savage Gladiator Chain Icon Savage Gladiator Chain
  • Black Dragonscale Breastplate Icon Black Dragonscale Breastplate
  • Warlord's Mail Armor Icon Warlord's Mail Armor
  • Gorosh the Dervish in Blackrock Depths
  • Leatherworking
  • Bought from the PvP Vendor at Rank 13
Wrists
  • Wristguards of True Flight Icon Wristguards of True Flight
  • Wristguards of Stability Icon Wristguards of Stability
  • Windtalker's Wristguards Icon Windtalker's Wristguards
Hands
  • Chromatic Gauntlets Icon Chromatic Gauntlets
  • General's Mail Gauntlets Icon General's Mail Gauntlets
  • Devilsaur Gauntlets Icon Devilsaur Gauntlets
Waist
  • Cloudrunner Girdle Icon Cloudrunner Girdle
  • Bloodmail Belt Icon Bloodmail Belt
  • Defiler's Chain Girdle Icon Defiler's Chain Girdle
Legs
  • Abyssal Mail Legguards Icon Abyssal Mail Legguards (of Striking)
  • Devilsaur Leggings Icon Devilsaur Leggings
  • Black Dragonscale Leggings Icon Black Dragonscale Leggings
  • General's Mail Leggings Icon General's Mail Leggings
Feet
  • Sabatons of the Flamewalker Icon Sabatons of the Flamewalker
  • Bloodmail Boots Icon Bloodmail Boots
  • Black Dragonscale Boots Icon Black Dragonscale Boots
  • General's Mail Boots Icon General's Mail Boots
Rings
  • Don Julio's Band Icon Don Julio's Band
  • Quick Strike Ring Icon Quick Strike Ring
  • Band of Accuria Icon Band of Accuria
  • Painweaver Band Icon Painweaver Band
Trinkets
  • 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
  • Emperor Dagran Thaurissan in Blackrock Depths
  • For The Horde! in Upper Blackrock Spire
  • Job Opening: Guard Captain of Revantusk Village
Two-Hand
  • Nightfall Icon Nightfall (debuff)
  • Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros Icon Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros
  • High Warlord's Battle Axe Icon High Warlord's Battle Axe
  • Spinal Reaper Icon Spinal Reaper
One-Hand
  • Annihilator Icon Annihilator (debuff)
  • High Warlord's Cleaver Icon High Warlord's Cleaver
  • Deathbringer Icon Deathbringer
Shield
  • Malistar's Defender Icon Malistar's Defender
  • Gizlock's Hypertech Buckler Icon Gizlock's Hypertech Buckler
  • Sacred Protector Icon Sacred Protector
  • Draconian Deflector Icon Draconian Deflector
  • Dreadguard's Protector Icon Dreadguard's Protector
  • Force Reactive Disk Icon Force Reactive Disk (AoE)
  • Skullflame Shield Icon Skullflame Shield (AoE)
Relic
  • Totem of Rage Icon Totem of Rage
  • Totem of Rebirth Icon Totem of Rebirth
  • Magmus in Blackrock Depths
  • Isalien in Dire Maul East (tier 0,5 questline)
4.

Fire Resistance Gear for Enhancement Shamans

As a melee player, Enhancement Shamans can benefit from using some Fire Resistance gear for Ragnaros, in order to avoid unlucky deaths. Read this guide to figure out where to find such gear, and which pieces to wear!

5.

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.

6.

Shaman Weapons

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

7.

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.
8.

Other Best in Slot Lists

As this list is meant to be used for Enhancement Shamans in WoW Classic's Season of Mastery, we have created separate gear lists for those interested in optimizing themselves for the "main" branch of Classic instead. If you are not playing in the Season of Mastery, it is recommended that you consult this gear hub instead.

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Changelog

  • 15 Nov. 2021: Guide added for the Season of Mastery.
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