Elemental Shaman DPS Gems, Enchants, and Consumables — Dragonflight 10.2

Last updated on Nov 02, 2023 at 16:21 by Stormy 61 comments
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 10.2.

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.


Important information regarding our Mastery cap

With T31, you want to reach the Mastery "soft cap" of 88% (~7200 Mastery) or as close as you can, though remember to sim as stats synergize with each other and have some diminishing returns. Remember not to go over this cap — adjust your gems and enchants accordingly.


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 or Fierce Illimited Diamond Icon Fierce Illimited Diamond (or Inscribed before T31), and either Keen Neltharite Icon Keen Neltharite or Keen Ysemerald Icon Keen Ysemerald (Crafty Ysemerald Icon Crafty Ysemerald or Crafty Alexstraszite Icon Crafty Alexstraszite before T31) 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
  • Incandescent Essence Icon Incandescent Essence
  • Tiered Medallion Setting Icon Tiered Medallion Setting (adds up to 3 sockets to a Neck item)
  • Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion Icon Enchant Weapon - Wafting Devotion
  • Enchant Chest - Waking Stats Icon Enchant Chest - Waking Stats
  • Shadowed Belt Clasp Icon Shadowed Belt Clasp
  • Tertiary stats, so it really depends on the encounter. Enchant Cloak - Homebound Speed Icon Enchant Cloak - Homebound Speed or Enchant Cloak - Regenerative Leech Icon Enchant Cloak - Regenerative Leech will always be useful.
  • Enchant Ring - Devotion of Mastery Icon Enchant Ring - Devotion of Mastery (or Haste / Critical Strike before using Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Elemental 10.2 Class Set 4pc).
  • Tertiary stats, so it really depends on the encounter. Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Speed Icon Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Speed or Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Leech Icon Enchant Bracer - Devotion of Leech will always be useful.
  • Frozen Spellthread Icon Frozen Spellthread or the cheaper Vibrant Spellthread Icon Vibrant Spellthread
  • Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze Icon Enchant Boots - Plainsrunner's Breeze or Enchant Boots - Watcher's Loam Icon Enchant Boots - Watcher's Loam.

Consumables for Elemental Shaman


Weapon Oil/Rune for Elemental Shaman

You want to use Improved Flametongue Weapon Icon Improved Flametongue Weapon unless you are not specced into it, in which case you should use a Howling Rune Icon Howling Rune as they do not stack. If, for some reason, you are using a fire build without Improved Flametongue Weapon, you can use Hissing Rune Icon Hissing Rune to try to reach 88% Mastery.


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, so you can use regular Elemental Potion of Power Icon Elemental Potion of Power instead.

Phial of Tepid Versatility Icon Phial of Tepid Versatility should be your default pick for all content.

Phial of Elemental Chaos Icon Phial of Elemental Chaos can deal more damage than Phial of Tepid Versatility Icon Phial of Tepid Versatility but is very unreliable and will work badly with our stats in T31. Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage Icon Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage is more reliable but is simply not worth the drawback until damage taken is irrelevant and you just want to parse. Phial of Static Empowerment Icon Phial of Static Empowerment and Phial of Charged Isolation Icon Phial of Charged Isolation are almost always trap picks.

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, and Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage Icon Iced Phial of Corrupting Rage will almost certainly kill you multiple times.

Use both Warlock Healthstone Icon Healthstone and Refreshing Healing Potion Icon Refreshing Healing Potions. Note that Potion of Withering Vitality Icon Potion of Withering Vitality are often better to survive complicated situations, especially when you are an Alchemist specced into Decayology. Keep in mind that over 15 seconds, you will lose all the gained Health.

Sometimes, you will be dead. But some potions can allow you to still participate even while dead! Delicate Suspension of Spores Icon Delicate Suspension of Spores and Residual Neural Channeling Agent Icon Residual Neural Channeling Agent could just make the difference between a wipe and barely surviving a fight.


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 Deviously Deviled Eggs Icon Deviously Deviled Eggs or Fated Fortune Cookie Icon Fated Fortune Cookies (Warning, you cannot eat the cookies during a Mythic+ dungeon).


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. Patch 10.2 brings a renown reward granting an infinitely reusable rune!



  • 25 Nov. 2023: Added Helm enchant and Tiered Medallion Setting as a reminder. Added an unlikely case use of using Hissing Rune, reworded a couple sentences regarding Decayology Flasks.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Added a disclaimer about mastery caps. Updated with new optimal enchants and gems, added enchant options, added some occasionally useful special potions, updated phial section, mentioned the reusable augment rune.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 12 May 2023: Adjusted recommended phial.
  • 02 May 2023: Added Deviously Deviled Eggs to the food recommendation and a warning about Fated Fortune Cookies.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated with T30 recommendations, updated Onyx Annulet section.
  • 27 Mar. 2023: Updated the Primordial Gems section.
  • 23 Mar. 2023: updated the Primordial Gems section following new hotfixes.
  • 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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