Enhancement Shaman PvP BiS Gear, Trinkets, and Switch Items

Last updated on Jul 23, 2020 at 08:01 by Seksixeny 11 comments

This page lists the best DPS gear you can currently get in WoW Classic for your Enhancement Shaman. Also very important, we list the best switch items you can use, including Engineering trinkets.

For our more information about Shaman talents for PvP as well as consumables, please refer to our Classic Shaman PvP Guide. For the general best in slot (BiS) list for Enhancement Shamans, please refer to our Classic Enhancement Shaman BiS Gear Guide.

1.

PvP Best in Slot List for Enhancement Shamans

This is the gear we recommend for PvP encounters such as World PvP and Battlegrounds. In PvP you need less Hit from you gear to maximize your odds at hitting enemies with your physical attacks: only 5% are needed, so make sure you do not go above this value with your gear.

While the list below is a rather optimized one, feel free to use any high Stamina and Strength / Attack Power / Critical Strike / Armor pieces you find, as they will serve you well while climbing through the ranks.

The Shaman PvP sets have a blue-quality version and an epic-quality version. The individual pieces often cater to Enhancement by carrying Strength and Spell Damage, and you can gain good set bonuses from using multiple of the pieces, although in several slots there are better options available.

Our best in slot list will be focused on non-situational items that always have value based on their stats alone. If you are looking for the best situational items you can use / switch to, check the Switch Items section further below!

You can also find out about the recommended PvE DPS Gear for Enhancement Shamans in the link below.

Slot Item Source
Helm
  • Crown of Destruction Icon Crown of Destruction
  • Warlord's Mail Helm Icon Warlord's Mail Helm
  • Stormcaller's Diadem Icon Stormcaller's Diadem
  • Bloodstained Coif Icon Bloodstained Coif
  • Helm of Narv Icon Helm of Narv
Neck
  • Barbed Choker Icon Barbed Choker
  • Onyxia Tooth Pendant Icon Onyxia Tooth Pendant
  • Pendant of the Qiraji Guardian Icon Pendant of the Qiraji Guardian
  • Amulet of the Darkmoon Icon Amulet of the Darkmoon
Shoulder
  • Warlord's Mail Spaulders Icon Warlord's Mail Spaulders
  • Defiler's Mail Pauldrons Icon Defiler's Mail Pauldrons
  • Abyssal Mail Pauldrons Icon Abyssal Mail Pauldrons of Striking
  • Champion's Mail Pauldrons Icon Champion's Mail Pauldrons
  • Black Dragonscale Shoulders Icon Black Dragonscale Shoulders
  • Bought from the PvP Vendor at Rank 13
  • Arathi Basin Exalted
  • Prince Skaldrenox
  • Bought from the PvP Vendor at Rank 10
  • Leatherworking
Cloak
  • Cloak of the Fallen God Icon Cloak of the Fallen God
  • Cloak of Concentrated Hatred Icon Cloak of Concentrated Hatred
  • Puissant Cape Icon Puissant Cape
  • Cloak of Draconic Might Icon Cloak of Draconic Might
  • Dragon's Blood Cape Icon Dragon's Blood Cape
  • Cloak of Firemaw Icon Cloak of Firemaw
  • Puissant Cape Icon Puissant Cape
  • Windshear Cape Icon Windshear Cape
  • Zulian Tigerhide Cloak Icon Zulian Tigerhide Cloak
  • Deathguard's Cloak Icon Deathguard's Cloak
  • Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape Icon Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape
Chest
  • Stormcaller's Hauberk Icon Stormcaller's Hauberk
  • Warlord's Mail Armor Icon Warlord's Mail Armor
  • Runed Bloodstained Hauberk Icon Runed Bloodstained Hauberk
  • Legionnaire's Mail Hauberk Icon Legionnaire's Mail Hauberk
  • Savage Gladiator Chain Icon Savage Gladiator Chain
  • Black Dragonscale Breastplate Icon Black Dragonscale Breastplate
Wrists
  • Qiraji Execution Bracers Icon Qiraji Execution Bracers
  • Wristguards of True Flight Icon Wristguards of True Flight
  • Windtalker's Wristguards Icon Windtalker's Wristguards
  • Abyssal Mail Armguards Icon Abyssal Mail Armguards of Striking
  • Bracers of Ten Storms Icon Bracers of Ten Storms
  • Lordly Armguards Icon Lordly Armguards
Gloves
  • General's Mail Gauntlets Icon General's Mail Gauntlets
  • Vek'lor's Gloves of Devastation Icon Vek'lor's Gloves of Devastation
  • Gloves of the Hidden Temple Icon Gloves of the Hidden Temple
  • Gloves of Enforcement Icon Gloves of Enforcement
  • Seafury Gauntlets Icon Seafury Gauntlets
  • Doomhide Gauntlets Icon Doomhide Gauntlets
  • Devilsaur Gauntlets Icon Devilsaur Gauntlets
Belt
  • Therazane's Link Icon Therazane's Link
  • Ossirian's Binding Icon Ossirian's Binding
  • Belt of Never-ending Agony Icon Belt of Never-ending Agony
  • Bloodmail Belt Icon Bloodmail Belt
  • Defiler's Chain Girdle Icon Defiler's Chain Girdle
  • Warpwood Binding Icon Warpwood Binding
Legs
  • Scaled Sand Reaver Leggings Icon Scaled Sand Reaver Leggings
  • Stormcaller's Leggings Icon Stormcaller's Leggings
  • Slime-coated Leggings Icon Slime-coated Leggings
  • Abyssal Mail Legguards Icon Abyssal Mail Legguards of Striking
  • General's Mail Leggings Icon General's Mail Leggings
  • Devilsaur Leggings Icon Devilsaur Leggings
  • Black Dragonscale Leggings Icon Black Dragonscale Leggings
Boots
  • Boots of the Shadow Flame Icon Boots of the Shadow Flame
  • Boots of the Fallen Prophet Icon Boots of the Fallen Prophet
  • Stormcaller's Footguards Icon Stormcaller's Footguards
  • General's Mail Boots Icon General's Mail Boots
  • Sabatons of the Flamewalker Icon Sabatons of the Flamewalker
  • Bloodmail Boots Icon Bloodmail Boots
  • Black Dragonscale Boots Icon Black Dragonscale Boots
Rings
  • Master Dragonslayer's Ring Icon Master Dragonslayer's Ring
  • Ring of the Qiraji Fury Icon Ring of the Qiraji Fury
  • Don Julio's Band Icon Don Julio's Band
  • Circle of Applied Force Icon Circle of Applied Force
  • Quick Strike Ring Icon Quick Strike Ring
  • Band of Accuria Icon Band of Accuria
  • Seal of the Gurubashi Berserker Icon Seal of the Gurubashi Berserker
  • Painweaver Band Icon Painweaver Band
  • Myrmidon's Signet Icon Myrmidon's Signet
Standard Trinkets
  • Earthstrike Icon Earthstrike
  • Blackhand's Breadth Icon Blackhand's Breadth
  • Drake Fang Talisman Icon Drake Fang Talisman
  • Hand of Justice Icon Hand of Justice
  • Rune of the Guard Captain Icon Rune of the Guard Captain
Two-Handed Weapon
  • Dark Edge of Insanity Icon Dark Edge of Insanity
  • 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
  • Herald of Woe Icon Herald of Woe
  • Drake Talon Cleaver Icon Drake Talon Cleaver
  • Nightfall Icon Nightfall
  • Earthshaker Icon Earthshaker
Main-Hand / Off-Hand
  • Blessed Qiraji War Axe Icon Blessed Qiraji War Axe
  • Crul'shorukh, Edge of Chaos Icon Crul'shorukh, Edge of Chaos
  • High Warlord's Cleaver Icon High Warlord's Cleaver
  • Empyrean Demolisher Icon Empyrean Demolisher
  • Deathbringer Icon Deathbringer
  • Ironfoe Icon Ironfoe
  • Annihilator Icon Annihilator
Shield
  • Blessed Qiraji Bulwark Icon Blessed Qiraji Bulwark
  • Malistar's Defender Icon Malistar's Defender
  • 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
  • Force Reactive Disk Icon Force Reactive Disk
  • Skullflame Shield Icon Skullflame Shield
  • Sacred Protector Icon Sacred Protector
Relic
  • Totem of Rage Icon Totem of Rage
  • Totem of Life Icon Totem of Life
  • Totem of Rebirth Icon Totem of Rebirth

You might also want to consider using healing gear (especially weapons) to swap to whenever you are forced into healing yourself or others.

2.

Shaman PvP Switch On Use Items

Switch Items are items that you do not normally wear since they do not give very good stats, but offer an on-use effect that is very good for certain scenarios. So, you switch to them for their effect.

  • Defiler's Talisman Icon Defiler's Talisman (or its Alliance counterpart, Talisman of Arathor Icon Talisman of Arathor) can be used to grant you a powerful personal absorb effect for 15 seconds. It can be obtained through Arathi Basin Friendly reputation.
  • Skull of Impending Doom Icon Skull of Impending Doom is one of the most powerful item switches you can have. This can be used to break many different CC abilities such as Polymorph Icon Polymorph, Freezing Trap Icon Freezing Trap, Sap Icon Sap, Seduce, and many more. It also has a niche use by helping you suicide which causes no item durability loss which can save you outside of PvP situations. In Battlegrounds this is only truly useful in Warsong Gulch since it is a battleground with a flag mechanic. This can be used to catch a flag carrier or run a flag since movement speed as a flag carrier is incredibly important (if you are attempting to use this in a battleground it is a good idea to have a healer put a HoT on you to negate the DoT effect ESPECIALLY if you are using it as a flag carrier). This is a reward from the level 40 quest Forbidden Knowledge in the Badlands.
  • 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 is one of the strongest PvP trinkets in the game. It is very annoying to farm for so do not be discouraged if it takes you a while to obtain one. Tidal Charm has an estimated 30-yard range, making it very strong for stopping mounted people in world PvP. This trinket has a cooldown of 15 minutes though so make sure to use it wisely. Tidal Charm is a drop from Prince Nazjak in Arathi Highlands.
  • Nifty Stopwatch Icon Nifty Stopwatch provides a 40% run speed increase for 10 seconds when used, which can be invaluable for escaping or running someone down in PvP. This is a reward from the quest This Is Going to Be Hard in the Badlands.
  • Barov Peasant Caller Icon Barov Peasant Caller is a reward from a questline in Scholomance that summons 3 servants to deal damage for you. The duration is unclear but seems to be very short. This trinket is incredible against casters since the 3 servants attacking will continually push back the cast time of enemy casters' spells. These peasants can also break a Rogue's Vanish if the Rogue attempts to vanish while the servants are fixated on them. They also do a good amount of damage putting extra pressure on your target. All in all, this is a very easy trinket to obtain that has many good uses in PvP. This item is a reward from The Last Barov in Western Plaguelands.
  • Glimmering Mithril Insignia Icon Glimmering Mithril Insignia does not break fear, it prevents you from being feared. So, you must use it before being feared. This trinket is fantastic for engaging either a Shadow Priest or Warlock to negate their major CC mechanic. Using this in conjunction with your Insignia trinket to break fear to prevent a chain fear is a great combination that allows you to easily pressure Shadow Priests and Warlocks.
  • Ancient Cornerstone Grimoire Icon Ancient Cornerstone Grimoire is a more difficult trinket to obtain due to being an Onyxia drop from Onyxia's Lair. The trinket does not have very great stats on it, but just like Barov Peasant Caller Icon Barov Peasant Caller it will attack Rogues through Vanish making it very strong in mirror matchups to prevent your target from getting a restealth. The skeleton does do a significant amount of damage (between 100 and 200 usually) and can critically hit, this allows you to pressure any class with it from just the damage that it does. This item is dropped from Onyxia in Onyxia's Lair.
  • Arena Grand Master Icon Arena Grand Master is difficult to acquire, but has an excellent on-use effect that gives you a roughly 1000 shield for 20 seconds. To get it, you must open the chest at the center of the Gurabashi Arena in Stranglethorn Vale 12 separate times to get 12 of Arena Master Icon Arena Masters. You turn in those Arena Master trinkets to Short John Mithril in the back of the arena for the reward.
  • Insignia of the Horde Icon Insignia of the Horde is very easy to obtain, simply requiring you to be Honor Rank 2 and then to purchase one in your major city. This trinket is required in PvP since it breaks fears and stuns and is the only active way to break one of these effects while they are already on you. The only other way would be to use an item such as Skull of Impending Doom Icon Skull of Impending Doom before being feared or stunned but being able to break free from these effects is more powerful in our opinion.
3.

Engineering Trinkets for Classic Shamans

Engineering is considered to be an almost required profession in PvP due to the exceptional trinkets and other on-use items that you can use in various situations. The strongest of those trinkets are listed below. For more information on Engineering, check out our Engineering profession guide linked below.

  • Arcanite Dragonling Icon Arcanite Dragonling is an interesting trinket since the level of the Dragonling is your Engineering skill divided by 5 meaning as a Level 39 twink you can potentially have a Level 60 Dragonling (even higher if you are a gnome). This trinket has an absurd cooldown time of 1 hour so be very careful when using it. The Dragonling attacks normally but has a fire breath attack that deals much more damage (between 250-350 a hit) however this is pretty rare and only usually happens once during the uptime. If you are using Fire attacks (such as a Fire Mage or Destruction Warlock would) then this trinket's Fire Breath ability puts a debuff on the target that makes Fire spells against the target deal extra damage. This item is an Engineering item that requires 300 Engineering.
  • Gnomish Battle Chicken Icon Gnomish Battle Chicken is similar to the Arcanite Dragonling Icon Arcanite Dragonling. The level of the summoned chicken is your Engineering skill divided by 5, meaning that this is very powerful for twink brackets and gnomes. The Battle Chicken occasionally squawks which gives 5% more attack speed for 4 minutes. This trinket, just like the Arcanite Dragonling, can see Rogues in stealth. If you use both the Battle Chicken and Arcanite Dragonling, it is recommended to alternate them, given that they both have very long cooldowns. This item is an Engineering that requires Gnomish Engineering and 230 Engineering to make.
  • Ultra-Flash Shadow Reflector Icon Ultra-Flash Shadow Reflector reflects any shadow spell cast on you for 5 seconds when used. The plans to craft this drop from Crimson Inquisitors in Stratholme.
  • Gyrofreeze Ice Reflector Icon Gyrofreeze Ice Reflector reflects any frost spell cast on you for 5 seconds when used. The plans to craft this are sold by Xizzer Fizzbolt in Winterspring.
  • Hyper-Radiant Flame Reflector Icon Hyper-Radiant Flame Reflector reflects any fire spell cast on you for 5 seconds when used. The plans to craft this drop from Solakar Flamewreath in Upper Blackrock Spire.
  • Gnomish Net-o-Matic Projector Icon Gnomish Net-o-Matic Projector will root your target in a net for 10 seconds, which will not be broken by damage. However, it occasionally backfires and will net you instead. The plans can be learned from Gnomish Engineering trainers.
  • Goblin Mortar Icon Goblin Mortar will do some fire damage and stun all targets in a small radius for 5 seconds. The plans can be learned from Goblin Engineering trainers.
  • Gnomish Cloaking Device Icon Gnomish Cloaking Device will make you invisible for 10 seconds. The plans drop from Mekgineer Thermaplugg in Gnomeregan.
  • Gnomish Death Ray Icon Gnomish Death Ray can be channeled for a few seconds, draining your health some, to deal a huge burst of damage to your opponent at the end of the channel. The plans can be learned from Gnomish Engineering trainers.
  • Goblin Rocket Helmet Icon Goblin Rocket Helmet allows you to rapidly charge and disable an enemy for 30 seconds, which is a huge amount of time in most PvP situations. Although this disabling effect will only hold if the enemy is not attacked during this period, you can sneak attacks in before / while using it without it breaking and it is of great usefulness when against multiple enemies.
  • Gnomish Mind Control Cap Icon Gnomish Mind Control Cap is similar to the Rocket Helmet in that it, usually, instantly takes an enemy out of the fight for a long period of time. However, instead of simply stunning the enemy, it converts him into your minion for 20 seconds!
  • Gnomish Rocket Boots Icon Gnomish Rocket Boots and Goblin Rocket Boots Icon Goblin Rocket Boots serve similar purposes: to make you run much faster for a short period of time. The main difference between them is that, when they fail, Gnomish boots make you run around as if you were Feared for a bit, while Goblin boots occasionally (30% unless you cancel the effect early, which makes it less likely) explode, causing you to have to make more of them to keep using their effect.
4.

Shaman PvP Guide

We hope this guide was helpful for your PvP exploits! Feel free to check out the general PvP Talent and Consumables guide as well in the link down below.

5.

Changelog

  • 23 Jul. 2020: Updated with Phase 5 (Ahn'Qiraj) gear.
  • 12 May 2020: Added Silithus twilight boss summonings gear.
  • 16 Apr. 2020: Updated with Zul'Gurub and Dragons of Nightmare gear.
  • 11 Mar. 2020: Updated with Arathi Basin gear.
  • 04 Mar. 2020: Added Helm of Narv.
  • 25 Feb. 2020: Added more gear options for all slots.
  • 19 Feb. 2020: Updated for Phase 3.
  • 11 Dec. 2019: Page added.
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