Elemental Shaman DPS Easy Mode — Dragonflight 10.0.2

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General Information

On this page, we explain how to easily play Elemental Shaman in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.2, using the simplest rotation, talent tree, stat priority, gear setup, etc., without sacrificing performance.

1.

Foreword

This section is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty, or simply want a more straightforward way to play their specialization without being overwhelmed by the numerous priorities and active abilities that need to be taken into consideration for optimal play.

2.

The Basics for Elemental Shaman

Elemental is a straightforward specialization that can easily adapt to most situations comfortably. The amount of keybinds required to effectively play this specialization is relatively low, making it a great choice for less seasoned players. In this section we will be focusing on a setup that minimizes the amount of buttons and reactivity necessary without unduly compromising overall damage output.

If you are completely new to Elemental and need more information on the abilities available to you, you can check out our Spell Summary page.

3.

Talent Choice for Elemental Shaman

These choices are optimized for ease of use. Although some talents might offer higher gains when played properly, these same talents often result in damage losses when utilized by many players. These talents aim to present the best setup that has little punishment for unfamiliarity or mistakes. Remember that you can use the "Copy Export String" button to import these talents directly into your game!

Be sure to use the 'Copy Export String' button to import our build ingame!

The following build is not the best possible build for any specific situation. It however tries to be universally "good-enough" while focusing on ease of use and preventing mistakes and having fewer mechanics and buttons to press.

If you are looking for the absolute best talents for Elemental, which do not compromise on performance for ease of use, you can find a more in-depth analysis on our full talents page below.

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Stat Priority for the "Easy" Elemental Shaman Build

Because this build tries to be "universal", it also does not focus on any particular secondary stats, since their value mostly depends on the number of targets you have. You should focus on getting the highest item level on every slot, over any concern about "wrong secondaries".

  1. Intellect
  2. Haste
  3. Mastery
  4. Versatility
  5. Critical Strike

If you want to see the stat priority for optimal builds head to our full stats page below.

5.

Single Target Priority List for Elemental Shaman

  1. Keep Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock applied.
  2. Use Storm Elemental Icon Storm Elemental whenever available.
  3. Use Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper whenever available.
  4. Spend Maelstrom on Elemental Blast Icon Elemental Blast if you have enough Maelstrom.
  5. Cast Lava Burst Icon Lava Burst whenever available if Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock is applied to the target.
  6. Cast Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt as a filler to generate Maelstrom on a single target.
  7. Cast Frost Shock Icon Frost Shock when you need to move.

For a more detailed and optimized version of the priority list, you can find that on the rotation page.

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Multi-Target Priority List for Elemental Shaman

Note that the ideal Elemental Shaman priorities are different depending on how many targets you are fighting. This is an approximative "overall" list. For more accurate priority lists for every situation, please refer to the Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities page.

  1. Use Storm Elemental Icon Storm Elemental whenever available.
  2. Use Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper whenever available.
  3. Cast Earthquake Icon Earthquake whenever you have enough Maelstrom and there are 4 or more stacked targets, otherwise use Elemental Blast Icon Elemental Blast.
  4. Cast Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning (or Lava Beam Icon Lava Beam when in Ascendant form) to generate Maelstrom.
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Changelog

  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 18 Nov. 2022: Updated with a new build.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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