WoW Classic Enhancement Shaman Leveling Guide 1-60

Last updated on Sep 23, 2019 at 21:08 by Seksixeny 7 comments

On this page, you will find our Level by Level Enhancement Shaman leveling guide for WoW Classic. Make sure to use the slider to make the guide adapt to your level. For more general leveling information, please refer to our Shaman leveling guide. We also have an Elemental Shaman leveling guide and a Restoration Shaman leveling guide.

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Level by Level Talents, Rotation, and Trainer Skills

Move the slider below to make the guide update to your level!

Level: 1
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Leveling Talent Tree & Build

Your first talent unlocks at Level 10.

Enhancement Shaman Talents Level 10 to 19
Enhancement Shaman Talents Level 10 to 19
Enhancement Shaman Talents Level 20 to 29
Enhancement Shaman Talents Level 20 to 29
Enhancement Shaman Talents Level 30 to 39
Enhancement Shaman Talents Level 30 to 39
Enhancement Shaman Talents Level 40 to 49
Enhancement Shaman Talents Level 40 to 49
Enhancement Shaman Talents Level 50 to 60
Enhancement Shaman Talents Level 50 to 60
  1. Levels 10 to 14 — 5 points in Shield Specialization Icon Shield Specialization
  2. Levels 15 to 19 — 5 points in Thundering Strikes Icon Thundering Strikes

Shield Specialization Icon Shield Specialization is great early on, as you are likely to be using a 1H + Shield setup until you get Two-Handed Axes and Maces Icon Two-Handed Axes and Maces. It is also the best talent for tanking in dungeons, which you can do very well with Rockbiter Weapon Icon Rockbiter Weapon's extra threat, or when dealing with elites / high level enemies. Thundering Strikes Icon Thundering Strikes is a good damage increase and is required for Flurry Icon Flurry later on.

  1. Level 20 — 1 point in Two-Handed Axes and Maces Icon Two-Handed Axes and Maces
  2. Levels 21 to 23 — 3 points in Improved Lightning Shield Icon Improved Lightning Shield
  3. Level 24 — 1 point in Anticipation Icon Anticipation
  4. Levels 25 to 29 — 5 points in Flurry Icon Flurry

Two-Handed Axes and Maces Icon Two-Handed Axes and Maces allows to use important leveling weapons such as Ravager Icon Ravager from Scarlet Monastery: Armory. Improved Lightning Shield Icon Improved Lightning Shield is a decent damage increase, Anticipation Icon Anticipation is preferable to Improved Ghost Wolf Icon Improved Ghost Wolf because it will reduce your damage taken during combat, thus gaining you more time in the long run than casting Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf one second faster. Finally, Flurry Icon Flurry is a great damage increase with synergy with Thundering Strikes Icon Thundering Strikes.

  1. Level 30 — 1 point in Parry Icon Parry
  2. Levels 31 to 33 — 3 points in Elemental Weapons Icon Elemental Weapons
  3. Level 34 — 1 point in Anticipation Icon Anticipation
  4. Levels 35 to 39 — 5 points in Weapon Mastery Icon Weapon Mastery

Parry Icon Parry is an amazing survivability increase, as it will give you almost 5% parry with a single talent, and parry is a superior stat to dodge because it makes your next-auto attack faster when it happens. Elemental Weapons Icon Elemental Weapons is a good damage increase, the second point into Anticipation Icon Anticipation improves your survivability further and maximizing Weapon Mastery Icon Weapon Mastery provides a great damage increase with your melee attacks.

  1. Level 40 — 1 point in Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike
  2. Levels 41 to 45 — 5 point in Improved Healing Wave Icon Improved Healing Wave
  3. Levels 46 & 47 — 2 points in Improved Reincarnation Icon Improved Reincarnation
  4. Levels 48 & 49 — 2 points in Totemic Focus Icon Totemic Focus

Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike will be your main attack from here on and a nice damage increase, although it has a long 20 second cooldown. Improved Healing Wave Icon Improved Healing Wave allows you to heal faster with your efficient Healing Wave Icon Healing Wave when needed, Improved Reincarnation Icon Improved Reincarnation provides a better cushion from Reincarnation Icon Reincarnation for when things go terribly wrong. Finally, get two points into Totemic Focus Icon Totemic Focus to increase your Mana efficiency.

  1. Level 50 — 1 point in Totemic Focus Icon Totemic Focus
  2. Levels 51 to 53 — 3 point in Nature's Guidance Icon Nature's Guidance
  3. Levels 54 & 55 — 2 points in Enhancing Totems Icon Enhancing Totems
  4. Levels 56 to 58 — 3 point in Anticipation Icon Anticipation
  5. Levels 59 & 60 — 2 points in Improved Weapon Totems Icon Improved Weapon Totems

Get one more point into Totemic Focus Icon Totemic Focus and proceed to the main reason why we went down the Restoration tree, Nature's Guidance Icon Nature's Guidance. This talent is a great damage increase as it provides hit for both melee and spell attacks. Maximize Enhancing Totems Icon Enhancing Totems, as the extra stats from Strength of Earth Totem Icon Strength of Earth Totem and Grace of Air Totem Icon Grace of Air Totem will come in handy against tough mobs and while farming dungeons for end game gear. Three points into Anticipation Icon Anticipation will further improve your toughness while dungeon tanking and out in the world. Finally, get Improved Weapon Totems Icon Improved Weapon Totems to make yourself the ultimate melee Shaman support just in time for a raid invite!

Your talents should roughly look like this, but keep in mind there are plenty of individual points that can be swapped around based on preference. For example, Enhancing Totems Icon Enhancing Totems and Improved Weapon Totems Icon Improved Weapon Totems will be great if you are leveling in a group, and if you never, ever intend on using a shield, you should get Ancestral Knowledge Icon Ancestral Knowledge instead of Shield Specialization Icon Shield Specialization.

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Leveling Rotation

Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem kiting can help you avoid a lot of damage. Simply drop Earthbind Totem Icon Earthbind Totem next to an enemy to slow it, then run out of melee range until your swing timer is ready again. Once this happens, return to melee range, hit the mob and run out of melee range again. Rinse and repeat until the enemy is dead.

Windfury Weapon Icon Windfury Weapon is a strong weapon enchant that can allow you to one shot an enemy out of nowhere, but is generally outclassed by Rockbiter Weapon Icon Rockbiter Weapon during leveling, which does more overall damage and also has less potential to waste damage when an enemy is low health.

  1. Make sure to always heal yourself with Healing Wave Icon Healing Wave if you are low health after a pull, this will allow you to quickly get back to action with minimal downtime, as you will be able to regenerate that Mana until you next need to heal again.
  2. Make sure Rockbiter Weapon Icon Rockbiter Weapon is active on you at all times, to maximize your potential damage output.
  3. Make sure both Rockbiter Weapon Icon Rockbiter Weapon and Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield are active on you at all times, to maximize your potential damage output. Refresh Lightning Shield when engaging enemies or immediately after shocking, in order to mess as little as possible with your 5-second rule Mana regeneration.
  4. Drop Strength of Earth Totem Icon Strength of Earth Totem and Searing Totem Icon Searing Totem as your main totems, when grinding in a small space for a prolonged amount of time, in dungeons, or when facing hard enemies.
  5. Drop Strength of Earth Totem Icon Strength of Earth Totem, Healing Stream Totem Icon Healing Stream Totem and Searing Totem Icon Searing Totem as your main totems, when grinding in a small space for a prolonged amount of time, in dungeons, or when facing hard enemies.
  6. Drop Strength of Earth Totem Icon Strength of Earth Totem, Healing Stream Totem Icon Healing Stream Totem and Searing Totem Icon Searing Totem as your main totems (also Windfury Totem Icon Windfury Totem when playing with Warriors or Rogues), when grinding in a small space for a prolonged amount of time, in dungeons, or when facing hard enemies.
  7. Drop Strength of Earth Totem Icon Strength of Earth Totem, Healing Stream Totem Icon Healing Stream Totem , Searing Totem Icon Searing Totem and Grace of Air Totem Icon Grace of Air Totem (Windfury Totem Icon Windfury Totem when playing with Warriors or Rogues) as your main totems, when grinding in a small space for a prolonged amount of time, in dungeons or when facing hard enemies.
  8. Use Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt (rank 1 if Mana is an issue) to initiate combat against mobs placed in dangerous places to body pull.
  9. Use Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike whenever possible, for its damage and to increase the damage of your next two Earth Shock Icon Earth Shocks.
  10. Use Earth Shock Icon Earth Shock whenever possible for extra damage.
  11. Auto-attack the enemy until he dies. This idle time will allow you to regenerate some Mana, as you will not be casting any more spells until you are pulling the next enemy.
4.

List of Trainer Skills to Buy

Windfury Totem Icon Windfury Totem and Ancestral Spirit Icon Ancestral Spirit should always be bought if you will ever be playing in a group at all. We do not list them down below because, if you are a pure solo player, you will be able to easily do without them and get your level 40 mount and Runecloth Bag Icon Runecloth Bags a little bit earlier.

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Enhancement Shaman Quests and Weapons

When leveling, stay alert for weapon upgrades you might encounter, as these will improve your experience significantly. You will also need to complete various class quests in order to be able to use your totems, Windfury Totem Icon Windfury Totem. To help you with both of those pursuits, we have made two dedicated guides.

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Enhancement Shaman Level 60 Guides for WoW Classic

Now that you are max level, we would recommend you to read our Enhancement Shaman Guide, which covers every detail of maximum level gameplay extensively.

Pay special attention to these pages, as they deal with the most pressing issues you will face at level 60:

  • In our Enhancement Shaman Talent builds guide you will find multiple builds, some focused on being as offensive as possible, others focused on being as good of a support as possible, at the cost of your personal DPS;
  • Inside the PvP Shaman guide, you can read on various recommended PvP builds, including an Enhancement focused one. Best of luck with your Windfury Weapon Icon Windfury Weapon critical strikes!
  • Goldmaking Guide for Enhancement Shamans has all the information you need in order to farm efficiently as an Enhancement Shaman at maximum level;
  • Our Enhancement Shaman Rotation guide explains how to use your spells in order to produce maximum damage, and most importantly, how to be the best support you can be to your group at the same time, including some advanced tips on totem twisting;
  • Check the Enhancement Shaman Stats guide if you require more information on Enhancement Shaman's stat priority and the reasoning behind each stat's power;
  • Last but not least, our Gear guide for Enhancement Shamans has all the gear pieces you should look for, some for damage, others for better support ability, and where you can find them at.
7.

Changelog

  • 23 Sep. 2019: Added a final section with useful links for players who just hit 60.
  • 14 Sep. 2019: Guide added.
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