Elemental Shaman DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Stormy 61 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Elemental Shaman in World of Warcraft Dragonflight 10.2.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Elemental Shaman gear and best in slot.

1.

Gearing a Elemental Shaman

Welcome to our Gearing Page for Elemental Shaman. This section will cover everything you need to know about equipping your character correctly.

If you have a new piece of gear for which you need gems and enchant advice, you can find everything on our dedicated page below.

2.

The Importance of "Simming Yourself"

At this stage in the game, there are so many variables and layers of optimization that you can apply to your character that there is no way for a guide or anything else to tell you exactly what gear you should wear. This is why we always recommend simulating your own character using Raidbots. The website can help you choose set bonuses, trinkets, and combinations in a way tailored completely to your specific character. Learning to use this tool is essential to maximizing your potential, as there is simply no other way to consider all the variables.

3.

Evaluating Upgrades

The easiest way, and also the method we suggest, to compare multiple items is to use Raidbots' Top Gear. Here, you can input an export from the Simcraft AddOn, select the items to compare, and it will find out which of the items are best.

4.

Stats

Many people overthink the distribution of their secondary stats. An important thing to remember is that a higher quantity of stats is nearly always better than a better quality of stats. Because of this, wearing higher item-level gear with worse stats tends to be better than lower item-level gear with great stats. Keep this in mind when considering gear. For more stats information, please refer to our dedicated page.

That being said, T31 incentivizes a very clear stat distribution for both Single-target and AoE: Mastery to soft cap (88% or ~7200 Mastery), then a lot of Haste, some Versatility, and as little Critical Strike as possible.

5.

Disclaimer regarding BiS lists

We only provide "Best in Slot" lists as a mandatory requirement stemming from certain guilds and players thinking they absolutely need to blindly chase that one item in that one slot and nothing else will do. Sometimes, it is raid leaders enforcing a very strict "BiS list" for loot council without any nuance; other times, it is players themselves enforcing it on themselves.

6.

BiS Gear for Elemental Shaman

Overall BiS List Mythic+ Gear BiS List Raid Gear BiS List
7.

BiS List for Elemental Shaman

This list contains the highest DPS setup from most sources for Elemental Shaman.

Crafted Items cap out at 525.

Very Rare Items from Final Bosses of a raid cap out at 535.

Note that 525+ iLvl items from Mythic+ can only be obtained from Great Vault, otherwise, they cap out at 522 when farming those dungeons at the highest ilvl threshold and upgrading them.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Icon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno (528) Fyrakk in Amirdrassil
Off Hand Broodsworn Legionnaire's Pavise Icon Broodsworn Legionnaire's Pavise (528) Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates
Helm Gatecrasher Giant's Coif Icon Gatecrasher Giant's Coif (528) Assault of the Zaqali in Aberrus
Neck Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat (525) Crafted embellished item with Jewelcrafting
Shoulder Greatwolf Outcast's Companions Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Companions (528) Revival Catalyst, Smolderon, Echo of Neltharion or Broodkeeper Diurna
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star (535) Scalecommander Sarkareth in Aberrus
Chest Greatwolf Outcast's Harness Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Harness (528) Revival Catalyst, Nymue, Zskarn or Kurog Grimtotem
Bracers Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards (525) Crafted embellished item with Leatherworking
Gloves Greatwolf Outcast's Grips Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Grips (528) Revival Catalyst, Igira the Cruel, The Forgotten Experiments, or Dathea, Ascended
Belt Jeweled Sash of the Viper Icon Jeweled Sash of the Viper (528) Volcoross in Amirdrassil
Legs Greatwolf Outcast's Fur-Lined Kilt Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Fur-Lined Kilt (528) Revival Catalyst, Larodar, Keeper of the Flame, Rashok, or Sennarth, The Cold Breath
Boots Lightning-Charged Striders Icon Lightning-Charged Striders (528) The Nokhud Offensive
Ring #1 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty (535) Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates
Ring #2 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen (528) Eranog in Vault of the Incarnates
Trinket #1 Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon (528) The Primal Council in Vault of the Incarnates
Trinket #2 Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence (528) The Forgotten Experiments in Aberrus
Trinket #1/2 alternative (extremely close) Belor'relos, the Suncaller Icon Belor'relos, the Suncaller (528) Tindral Sageswift in Amirdrassil
Trinket #1/2 alternative (extremely close) Tome of Unstable Power Icon Tome of Unstable Power (528) The Azure Vault
7.

Mythic+ Gear BiS List for Elemental Shaman

This list contains the highest DPS setup, with farmable gear from Mythic+ Dungeons. This is a great place to start on a relatively new character, as you can infinitely  grind out these items from Mythic+. They do cap out at 522 item level, however. This list  does not include crafted gear, even though, in practice, everyone should have some.

For information on the Item Levels that drop at each M+ key level, check out our dedicated page:

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon (one-handed) Koroleth's Crackling Dagger Icon Koroleth's Crackling Dagger (522) The Nokhud Offensive
Weapon (one-handed) (alternative) Searing Tusk Shard Icon Searing Tusk Shard (522) Neltharus
Off Hand Drake Rider's Stecktarge Icon Drake Rider's Stecktarge (522) Ruby Life Pools
Weapon (two-handed) Final Grade Icon Final Grade (522) Algeth'ar Academy
Helm Blazebound Lieutenant's Helm Icon Blazebound Lieutenant's Helm (522) Ruby Life Pools
Neck Ukhel Ancestry Beads Icon Ukhel Ancestry Beads (522) The Nokhud Offensive
Shoulder Rooted Shoulders of Putrefaction Icon Rooted Shoulders of Putrefaction (522) Brackenhide Hollow
Cloak Fireproof Drape Icon Fireproof Drape (522) Ruby Life Pools
Chest Emberguard Harness Icon Emberguard Harness (522) Neltharus
Bracers Shikaar Ranger Bracers Icon Shikaar Ranger Bracers (522) The Nokhud Offensive
Gloves Torrential Downpour Gauntlets Icon Torrential Downpour Gauntlets (522) Halls of Infusion
Belt Swollen Bark Clasp Icon Swollen Bark Clasp (522) Brackenhide Hollow
Legs Tassets of Densified Ooze Icon Tassets of Densified Ooze (522) Brackenhide Hollow
Boots Lightning-Charged Striders Icon Lightning-Charged Striders (522) The Nokhud Offensive
Ring #1 Bloodied Wedding Ring Icon Bloodied Wedding Ring (522) Brackenhide Hollow
Ring #2 Thunderous Downburst Ring Icon Thunderous Downburst Ring (522) The Nokhud Offensive
Trinket #1 Tome of Unstable Power Icon Tome of Unstable Power (522) The Azure Vault
Trinket #2 Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart Icon Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart (522) The Azure Vault
7.

Raid Gear BiS List for Elemental Shaman

This list contains the highest DPS setup, only using gear from Raids.

This list is mostly useful for informing your organized guild of what loot is optimal for you for loot distribution purposes. This list does not include  crafted gear, even though, in practice, everyone should have some.

 

Note that Very Rare items from Final Bosses cap out at 535 instead of 528.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Icon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno (528) Fyrakk in Amirdrassil
Off Hand Broodsworn Legionnaire's Pavise Icon Broodsworn Legionnaire's Pavise (528) Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates
Helm Gatecrasher Giant's Coif Icon Gatecrasher Giant's Coif (528) Assault of the Zaqali in Aberrus
Neck Eye of the Rising Flame Icon Eye of the Rising Flame (528) Tindral Sageswift in Amirdrassil
Shoulder Greatwolf Outcast's Companions Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Companions (528) Revival Catalyst, Smolderon, Echo of Neltharion or Broodkeeper Diurna
Cloak Voice of the Silent Star Icon Voice of the Silent Star (535) Scalecommander Sarkareth in Aberrus
Chest Greatwolf Outcast's Harness Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Harness (528) Revival Catalyst, Nymue, Zskarn or Kurog Grimtotem
Bracers Surging-Song Conductors Icon Surging-Song Conductors (528) Kurog Grimtotem in Vault of the Incarnates
Gloves Greatwolf Outcast's Grips Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Grips (528) Revival Catalyst, Igira the Cruel, The Forgotten Experiments, or Dathea, Ascended
Belt Jeweled Sash of the Viper Icon Jeweled Sash of the Viper (528) Volcoross in Amirdrassil
Legs Greatwolf Outcast's Fur-Lined Kilt Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Fur-Lined Kilt (528) Revival Catalyst, Larodar, Keeper of the Flame, Rashok, or Sennarth, The Cold Breath
Boots Crechebound Soldier's Boots Icon Crechebound Soldier's Boots (528) Scalecommander Sarkareth in Aberrus
Ring #1 Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty (535) Broodkeeper Diurna in Vault of the Incarnates
Ring #2 Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen (528) Eranog in Vault of the Incarnates
Trinket #1 Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon (528) The Primal Council in Vault of the Incarnates
Trinket #2 Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence (528) The Forgotten Experiments in Aberrus

Static Best in Slot lists are only an indicative tool in a vacuum; we recommend using the following tools: Raidbots Top Gear and its Droptimizer options.

7.

Early Gearing in Dragonflight

Once you finish the Dragonflight campaign and reach max level, you will want to upgrade your gear. There are many ways to do this. We recommend that after  some World Quests and Heroic Dungeons, you try getting into Mythic Dungeons, preferably with friends, and do every single dungeon during the weekly lockout.

8.

The Great Vault

This weekly loot system remains much the same. You can select ONE item out of a maximum pool of 9, depending on how many raid bosses you defeated, your Dungeon clears and how much Honor you farmed the previous week.

You can learn more about this system on our dedicated Great Vault page.

9.

Best Gear To Spend Bullions On For Elemental Shaman

Season 4 offers a way to target specific, powerful items with the new Antique Bronze Bullion Icon Antique Bronze Bullion.  Here are the best items to spend your Bullions on in Dragonflight Season 4.

  • Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Icon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno
  • Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen
  • Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty
10.

Elemental Shaman Gear Upgrades in Dragonflight Season 4

The Valor Upgrade system is gone since Season 3 and was replaced by a new system that allows for item upgrades to be obtained from a wider variety of content.

Crests can be used to upgrade gear up to Item Level 528, with Very Rare gear from Final Raid Bosses being upgradable up to Item Level 535.

For more information on the new Gear Upgrades system, check out our dedicated page for it below.

10.1.

Best Items to Upgrade for Elemental Shaman in Dragonflight Season 4

Unsurprisingly, you should sim your character to determine which upgrades give the most bang for your buck at any point in time. Beyond that, you generally want to maximize your weapon, then your trinkets, then whatever slot is your worst, and after that, it is generally best to upgrade the slots that give the most stats, especially the tier set pieces: Chest, Helm or Pants, with a lower priority on whatever has the best secondaries, but maximizing Intellect remains the best way to gain DPS.

11.

What to craft first as an Elemental Shaman in Dragonflight Season 4 ?

I would recommend getting Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat and Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards.

12.

Tier set for Elemental Shaman in Dragonflight Season 4

The season 4 tier set is the same bonus as the T31 set. You want to have your full T31 4-set, no matter what content you are looking to do, as soon as possible.

What tier piece you skip can matter in this tier, though it will probably depend on what you gain access to. Overall, the Helm piece is probably the one you will most likely want to skip once you have the 4 other pieces, as it has the worst stats for the relevant builds. Second worst are the shoulders.

This set somewhat forces us into using a Fire-Focused build and can be pretty "spammy", and not very complex. While this was a welcome change from the "set rotation" of the T30, this is not to everyone's taste either.

13.

Best Trinkets for Elemental Shaman

 

Note that sites likes Bloodmallet are using a mastery-capped profile that dramatically lowers the value of any trinket that gives Mastery. Sim your OWN character!

IMPORTANT NOTE Between the uncertainty regarding "group" trinket usage, the reworked trinkets, the ones doing very conditional damage (low chance, over a long duration...), the ones doing significant self-damage, and the ones that are weak on anything except either pure single-target or AoE, it is very tough to settle on an objective ordered list. I would highly recommend you look into how the different trinkets function and sim your character in different situations with them.

 

Our overall recommendations are:

For Raids:

  • Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence
  • Tome of Unstable Power Icon Tome of Unstable Power
  • Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart Icon Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart (likely the best trinket for pure single-target, unphased encounters)
  • Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon
  • Belor'relos, the Suncaller Icon Belor'relos, the Suncaller
  • Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge Icon Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge (even better if you are below the Mastery soft cap)
  • Desperate Invoker's Codex Icon Desperate Invoker's Codex
  • Furious Ragefeather Icon Furious Ragefeather
  • Idol of Pure Decay Icon Idol of Pure Decay
  • Screaming Black Dragonscale Icon Screaming Black Dragonscale
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For the complete simulation results, check out Bloodmallet.com

For Mythic+ or AoE heavy raid encounters (very similar list since, for once, our single and multi-target stat priorities are similar):

  • Tome of Unstable Power Icon Tome of Unstable Power
  • Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart Icon Umbrelskul's Fractured Heart
  • These first 2 trinkets are easily BiS
  • Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge Icon Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge (even better if you are below the Mastery soft cap)
  • Belor'relos, the Suncaller Icon Belor'relos, the Suncaller
  • Ominous Chromatic Essence Icon Ominous Chromatic Essence
  • Whispering Incarnate Icon Icon Whispering Incarnate Icon
  • Idol of Pure Decay Icon Idol of Pure Decay
  • Erupting Spear Fragment Icon Erupting Spear Fragment
  • Screaming Black Dragonscale Icon Screaming Black Dragonscale
  • Desperate Invoker's Codex Icon Desperate Invoker's Codex
   

There are way too many trinkets to list and describe, only the best available  trinkets are mentioned here.

14.

Jewelry for Elemental Shaman

Since Vault of the Incarnates is back, things are quite simple. You most likely want Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat, and then you definitely want both Seal of Filial Duty Icon Seal of Filial Duty from Broodkeeper Diurna and Seal of Diurna's Chosen Icon Seal of Diurna's Chosen from Eranog, both from Vault of the Incarnates

15.

Weapons for Elemental Shaman

Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Icon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno drops at the highest item level and has great stats and a damage effect to boot, which is mostly strong on untouched targets. It does come with the hefty downside of slowly killing you, however...But it is easily the strongest weapon you can get.

Other than that, I recommend weapons with the best stat combos for the best builds available to you, but you should almost always prioritize item level.

The best weapons for all content are:

From Dungeons:

  1. Koroleth's Crackling Dagger Icon Koroleth's Crackling Dagger
  2. Searing Tusk Shard Icon Searing Tusk Shard
  3. Final Grade Icon Final Grade
 

From Raids:

  1. Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno Icon Vakash, the Shadowed Inferno
  2. Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle Icon Dreambinder, Loom of the Great Cycle
  3. Eternal Kindler's Greatstaff Icon Eternal Kindler's Greatstaff
16.

Professions for Elemental Shaman

While professions do not generally give player power, there are possible exceptions in some circumstances. Suppose you want to min/max your player power in all possible situations. In that case, you should be an Alchemist and an Engineer. Note that the actual uses of their unique bonuses are highly conditional and, for the most part, should not dictate your profession choice.

17.

Embellishments for Elemental Shaman

Tl;dr: Get Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards, and Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat You can also get Acidic Hailstone Treads Icon Acidic Hailstone Treads if you like handicapping yourself for no good reason.

Allied Legguards of Sansok Khan Icon Allied Legguards of Sansok Khan perform well in most situations despite mediocre stats and forcing you to equip the T31 Helm. Do keep in mind that if your closest allies are healers or tanks, the buff will go to them, which is not necessarily ideal.

Witherrot Tome Icon Witherrot Tome is a strong pure single-target DPS option.

Venom-Steeped Stompers Icon Venom-Steeped Stompers are a possible stop-gap if you are struggling to reach the Mastery cap, and they have great stats, but you will want to swap them out at some point.

Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch remain a very solid option.

The Horizon Strider's Garment set with Wind Spirit's Lasso Icon Wind Spirit's Lasso and either Scale Rein Grips Icon Scale Rein Grips or Ancestor's Dew Drippers Icon Ancestor's Dew Drippers is good for M+ and heavy multi-target fights, but like the Legguards, using the set forces you into using the T31 helm, which has mediocre stats.

Acidic Hailstone Treads Icon Acidic Hailstone Treads's downsides are not worth the trouble anymore, especially not since they straight up do not give you much more damage than alternatives that do not have a downside.

Do not forget that Alchemical Flavor Pocket Icon Alchemical Flavor Pocket does not count for your embellishment limit, and you always want it on!

 
18.

Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 30 Apr. 2024: Adjusted trinket recommendations.
  • 29 Apr. 2024: Added Vakash to Bullion section.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Added a section on Antiquated Bronze Bullions, updated all BiS sections, Tier Set, Crafting, Gear Upgrade, Weapons, Trinkets, Jewelry and Embellishment sections.
  • 17 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5.
  • 25 Nov. 2023: Put Legguards of Sansok Khan in overall BiS. Adjusted Trinket recommendations, added disclaimer regarding Balefire Branch. Reworded Lariat's description, fixed Mythic+ BiS list origins and removed a couple items that are not in the season 3 version of the dungeon.
  • 22 Nov. 2023: Added Witherrot Tome to embellishment recommendation.
  • 11 Nov. 2023: Adjusted general trinket recommendations. Adjustments to embellishment recommendations.
  • 07 Nov. 2023: Fixed bis, crafting and embellishment recommendation after Sporecloak got nerfed into oblivion.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Removed Dawn of the Infinite and Onyx annulet sections, added an additional paragraph regarding secondary stats, added a section on crafting priority, overhauled embellishment section, updated all BiS lists for 10.2 and added an additional disclaimer, updated weapon, jewelry and trinket sections for 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Removed Cataclysm Timewalking section, added BiS gear lists, added Bloodmallet trinket sims.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Added Dawn of the Infinite section, and added relevant items to the Weapons/Trinkets sections. Removed a warning about trinket hotfixes.
  • 24 May 2023: Fixed a couple BiS weapon recommendation, added temporary recommendation for Timewalking trinkets, updated some trinket rankings.
  • 09 May 2023: Fixed swapped out ring descriptions, added a reminder about Alchemical Flavor Pocket, updated trinket list to reflect recent changes
  • 06 May 2023: Updated recommended weapons and trinkets following the latest changes. Removed outdated paragraph on the Eranog ring. Updated Onyx annulet section to recommend it for fresh characters.
  • 02 May 2023: Updated recommended embellishments and trinkets, added recommendation on what to craft first, updated which tier piece to skip.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated section about Onyx Annulets and added information on its viability in Season 2, added a section on Gear Upgrades in Season 2, updated the recommended trinkets and weapons list and the jewelry and embellishment sections. Updated the Tier Set Section with the T30 set.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Added a section about Onyx Annulets.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Updated trinket section, updated info on Voidmender's Shadowgem.
  • 29 Dec. 2022: Updated embellishment section.
  • 21 Dec. 2022: Updated trinket & jewelry sections.
  • 13 Dec. 2022: Added a couple trinkets to the trinket section, updated the section about Elemental Lariat.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1 launch.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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