Elemental Shaman Essences — Shadowlands Pre-Patch 9.0.1

Last updated on Oct 12, 2020 at 14:14 by Stormy 3 comments
General Information

On this page, we go over the Essence system in Patch 8.3 of World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth, and we tell you which are the best essences to use as Elemental Shaman, both for minor and major powers. Please refer to our Patch 8.3 Essence Guide for more information about the new essences introduced in Patch 8.3 and to our Essence guide for more general information about the Essence system and where Essences can be obtained from.

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Azerite Essences for Elemental Shamans

Introduced in Patch 8.2, Essences are unique items that drop from various forms of content. They are activated through your Heart of Azeroth Icon Heart of Azeroth, and they buff your character in various ways, depending on the Essences that are currently active.

For more information about essences, please check out the following:

What follows on this page will relate directly to how Essences affect this spec, since generic information is beyond the scope of this guide.

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Elemental Shaman Essences

We currently recommend using Worldvein Resonance as your major essence (Major: Worldvein Resonance Icon Worldvein Resonance / Minor: Lifeblood Icon Lifeblood), with the new Breath of the Dying (Lethal Strikes Icon Lethal Strikes, The Crucible of Flame (Ancient Flame Icon Ancient Flame), and Conflict and Strife (Strife Icon Strife) as minors (in order of importance).

Otherwise, Condensed Life-Force (Major: Guardian of Azeroth Icon Guardian of Azeroth / Minor: Condensed Life-Force Icon Condensed Life-Force) remains a strong major in single-target but it is not BiS anymore.

Blood of the Enemy (Major: Blood of the Enemy Icon Blood of the Enemy / Minor: Blood-Soaked Icon Blood-Soaked) and Purification Protocol (Major: Purifying Blast Icon Purifying Blast / Minor: Purification Protocol Icon Purification Protocol) are both okay alternative as major or minor essences for AoE.

There is a niche build using Vision of Perfection Icon Vision of Perfection with Storm Elemental Icon Storm Elemental and Primal Elementalist Icon Primal Elementalist for certain situations. This requires you to move very little to be effective however, and we discourage its use unless you know what you are doing.

2.1.

Major Powers

2.1.1.

Single-Target

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Multi-Target

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Minor Powers

2.2.1.

Single-Target

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Worldvein Resonance (Lifeblood Icon Lifeblood) is technically the best, but can suffer quite a lot from movement.

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Multi-Target

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Changelog

  • 12 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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