Warning It appears that you may be blocking the ads, and we are fine with it (read more here). That said, it would really be awesome if you decided to whitelist our website or make a donation :) You can also send us Bitcoins (1DEkropiHPWBmfJxogFaXQscfzhmdpTti4)!

Elemental Shaman DPS Easy Mode in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Jul 28, 2018 at 14:00 by Stormy 15 comments

Table of Contents

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Stormy, Elemental main since Wrath of the Lich King and member of the Storm, Earth and Lava elemental theorycrafting team.

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.

3. Talent Choice for Elemental Shaman

These choices are optimized for ease of use. Although some talents might offer higher gains when played perfectly, these same talents often result in damage losses when utilized by many players. These talents aim to present the best setup that has very little punishment for unfamiliarity or mistakes.

4. Stat Priority for Elemental Shaman

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

5. Single Target Priority List for Elemental Shaman

  1. Keep Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock applied.
  2. Use Earth Elemental Icon Earth Elemental whenever available.
  3. Use Fire Elemental Icon Fire Elemental whenever available.
  4. Spend Maelstrom on Earth Shock Icon Earth Shock if Maelstrom is 60 or greater.
  5. Cast Lava Burst Icon Lava Burst whenever available and 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 as much as necessary when you need to move.

6. Multi-Target Priority List for Elemental Shaman

Note that the ideal Elemental Shaman priorities are different for 2-3 and 4+ targets. For actually accurate priority lists for every situation, please refer to the Rotation, Cooldowns, and Abilities page.

  1. Use Fire Elemental Icon Fire Elemental whenever available.
  2. Use Earth Elemental Icon Earth Elemental whenever available.
  3. Cast Earthquake Icon Earthquake whenever you have 60+ Maelstrom.
  4. Cast Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning to generate Maelstrom.

7. Azerite Traits

Azerite Traits play an important role for Elemental Shamans. This means you need to decide which Azerite items you should choose. The traits are very close to each other in power, though, so we recommend our //www.icy-veins.com/wow/elemental-shaman-pve-dps-azerite-traits-powers-and-armor page for more details.

8. ChangeLog

  • 28 Jul. 2018: Fixed Fire/Earth Elementals' priority in Openers.
+ show all entries - show only 10 entries
Force desktop version
Force mobile version