Elemental Shaman DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.3

Last updated on Jan 13, 2020 at 17:00 by Stormy 58 comments

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Elemental Shaman DPS enchants and consumables.


Best Gems for Elemental Shaman

You should use Leviathan's Eye of Intellect Icon Leviathan's Eye of Intellect in one socket, and Versatile Dark Opal Icon Versatile Dark Opal (or the cheaper Versatile Royal Quartz Icon Versatile Royal Quartz) in all other sockets.

If Versatility's damage reduction is irrelevant to you, you should use Deadly Lava Lazuli Icon Deadly Lava Lazuli (or the cheaper Deadly Amberblaze Icon Deadly Amberblaze) as critical strike is more powerful in multi-target. If you want to optimize the "funneling" strategy, focus on haste with Quick Sand Spinel Icon Quick Sand Spinel (or the cheaper Quick Owlseye Icon Quick Owlseye).


Best Enchants for Elemental Shaman

Slot Enchantment

Consumables for Elemental Shaman


Best Flasks and Potions for Elemental Shaman

Potion of Unbridled Fury Icon Potion of Unbridled Fury is the best potion for pure single-target. Superior Battle Potion of Intellect Icon Superior Battle Potion of Intellect is not far behind in single-target and should be used as your potion in all multi-target situations.

Greater Flask of Endless Fathoms Icon Greater Flask of Endless Fathoms should be used as your flask of choice.

Use both Healthstone Icon Healthstone and Abyssal Healing Potion Icon Abyssal Healing Potions when you are in danger of dying.


Best Food for Elemental

You should eat from the Famine Evaluator And Snack Table Icon Famine Evaluator And Snack Table when possible, and otherwise Mech-Dowel's Big Mech Icon Mech-Dowel's "Big Mech" or Bil'Tong Icon Bil'Tong are the best individual foods.


Augment Runes for Elemental

If you can afford it, you should use Battle-Scarred Augment Rune Icon Battle-Scarred 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.

Starting in patch 8.3 you can also use the re-usable Lightning-Forged Augment Rune Icon Lightning-Forged Augment Rune to increase your primary stat by an equal amount.



  • 13 Jan. 2020: Updated gem info.
  • 11 Jul. 2019: Added more possible enchants and gems.
  • 09 Jul. 2019: Updated recommended potions.
  • 25 Jun. 2019: Updated for Patch 8.2.
  • 15 Apr. 2019: This page has been reviewed and no changes are necessary for the release of the Crucible of Storms raid.
  • 05 Mar. 2019: Fixed Healthstone/Health Potion recommendation, updated all recommendations to be more in line with the best single-target build.
  • 31 Jan. 2019: Updated recommended food/gems.
  • 21 Jan. 2019: Updated recommended food/gems.
  • 10 Dec. 2018: Updated for Patch 8.1.
  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • 28 Jul. 2018: Reverted recommended flask (nerfed).
  • 20 Jul. 2018: Reverted recommended gems (nerfed).
  • 19 Jul. 2018: Updated optimal flask and gem use.
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