Elemental Shaman DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.0.7

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General Information

On this page, we list the best gems, enchants, flasks, potions, and food you can get for your Elemental Shaman, based on your stat priority. We also give budget alternatives. This page is updated for World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.7.

If you were looking for WotLK Classic content, please refer to our WotLK Classic Elemental Shaman gems and enchants.


Enchants, Gems and Consumables for Elemental Shaman

This section specifically covers the optimal gems, enchants, food, and flasks to use for your character. To get a more detailed rundown of the different stats for Elemental Shaman, please visit our dedicated Stats page.

As a reminder, you do NOT need any consumables to change your talents anywhere. Tome of the Still Mind Icon Tome of the Still Mind are obsolete.


Profession Consumable Ranks

As part of Dragonflight's overhaul of Professions, many crafted items and consumables may have multiple ranks of quality that impact their effects. For consumables, there are potentially three ranks of an item that may be used, with Rank 3 items (shown as item level 415 in-game and with three gold stars) providing the most powerful bonuses. However, higher quality consumables will generally be more expensive and not always necessary depending on the content you are doing. You should be willing to use whatever rank of an item is most within your budget, and save higher-quality consumables for content where you will really need the extra boost!

If you would like to learn more about quality ranks on profession items, or the overhaul to professions as a whole, please see our overview below.


Primordial Stone Gems for Elemental Shaman

Currently, those gems and the associated ring Onyx Annulet Icon Onyx Annulet are not quite worth using if you have Mythic rings. This is likely to change as it has been said clearly that they are intended to be BiS until season 2.

Assuming they are appropriately buffed, you will probably want to get the following gems, in order of priority:

  1. Humming Arcane Stone Icon Humming Arcane Stone
  2. Flame Licked Stone Icon Flame Licked Stone
  3. Freezing Ice Stone Icon Freezing Ice Stone

Desirous Blood Stone Icon Desirous Blood Stone is probably best for PvP, while Pestilent Plague Stone Icon Pestilent Plague Stone might do a lot of damage in heavy AoE situations.

For more information regarding the Onyx Annulet, the Primordial Gemstones, and how to obtain them, check out our dedicated guide for it below.


Best Gems for Elemental Shaman

You should use one Illimited Diamond Icon Illimited Diamond with your best stat, most likely Skillful Illimited Diamond Icon Skillful Illimited Diamond, and either Keen Neltharite Icon Keen Neltharite or Zen Neltharite Icon Zen Neltharite in the rest of your sockets.

If you are using Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat, keep in mind that the proc works strangely and will always give you whatever the LOWER stat on your gem is, so using Keen Neltharite Icon Keen Neltharite would proc a haste buff.

Note that you can use Tiered Medallion Setting Icon Tiered Medallion Setting successively at increasingly high qualities to add sockets to your necklace, up to a total of 3.


Best Enchants & Armor Enhancements for Elemental Shaman

Slot Enchantment

Consumables for Elemental Shaman


Weapon Oil/Rune for Elemental Shaman

You want to use a Howling Rune Icon Howling Rune unless you are using Improved Flametongue Weapon Icon Improved Flametongue Weapon, as those do not currently stack any more.


Best Flasks and Potions for Elemental Shaman

Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power Icon Elemental Potion of Ultimate Power is your strongest potion, but it costs Primal Chaos Icon Primal Chaos to use, so you will want to use regular Elemental Potion of Power Icon Elemental Potion of Power in almost every scenario.

Phial of Static Empowerment Icon Phial of Static Empowerment is your strongest flask in low movement encounters. Trying to gain full benefit from it is both difficult and potentially problematic, so in many situations you will probably want to usePhial of Elemental Chaos Icon Phial of Elemental Chaos instead. In situations where you can always stay well away from allies for most of the fight, you can use Phial of Charged Isolation Icon Phial of Charged Isolation instead.

In Mythic+ you will most likely want to use Phial of Tepid Versatility Icon Phial of Tepid Versatility, as Phial of Glacial Fury Icon Phial of Glacial Fury's AoE damage is not enough to overtake the all-rounder value of a big consistent versatility buff.

Use both Warlock Healthstone Icon Healthstone and Refreshing Healing Potion Icon Refreshing Healing Potions.


Best Food for Elemental

You should eat from the Hoard of Draconic Delicacies Icon Hoard of Draconic Delicacies or Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak Icon Grand Banquet of the Kalu'ak when available and otherwise eat your own Fated Fortune Cookie Icon Fated Fortune Cookies. Alternatively, you can eat Great Cerulean Sea Icon Great Cerulean Sea or Sizzling Seafood Medley Icon Sizzling Seafood Medley.


Augment Rune for Elemental Shaman

If you can afford it, you should use Draconic Augment Rune Icon Draconic Augment Runes to increase your primary stat. Since there is a finite amount of these runes available, you should make sure to use them wisely and to stock up on them for when you need them.



  • 21 Mar. 2023: Updated the Primordial Stone Gems section following a last minute buff on the gems.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated recommended phial for M+ and added a warning on gem socketing with Elemental Lariat, added a section on Primordial Stone Gems.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 21 Dec. 2022: Updated Runes not stacking with Improved Flametongue Weapon anymore.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for week 3. Added a note on Tiered Medallion Settings.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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