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Elemental Shaman DPS NetherLight Crucible Relic Paths (Legion 7.3.5)

Last updated Yesterday at 19:20 by Furty 181 comments

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General Information

This page will help you choose the right paths on your Netherlight Crucible as a a Elemental Shamans. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.3.5. For more information, please read our Guide to the Netherlight Crucible.

The other pages of our Elemental Shaman guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author and Reviewers

This guide has been written by Furty, who has an illustrious history in the World of Warcraft raiding scene and race for World First. He has been a member of guilds such as Serenity, Midwinter, and many more, and is currently raiding in Future. He plays most classes at the highest level. You can follow him on Twitter and watch him play on Twitch.

This guide has been written in collaboration with the team at Storm Earth and Lava, a group of Elemental theorycrafters that includes top players and prominent theorycrafters such as Stormy, Sadozai from Wizards IRL, and Gistwiki from Indestructible.

1. General Optimization Advice

Netherlight Crucible

Optimizing through the Netherlight Crucible is straightforward; you are offered 2 initial paths, Shadow and Holy, and you should determine your path contingent on which leads to your best trait. If the 2 available paths are equal or very close in ranking it is usually best to adhere to the fork that leads to the highest value Tier 3 trait, as this often results in the largest DPS increase. If the best available Tier 3 trait is in the middle, you should always default to the highest ranked Tier 2 upgrade, as you are able to reach it from either path.

Be aware that the theorycraft for the Tier 2 upgrades available through the Netherlight Crucible is still in a primordial state, and therefore the ordering of upgrades detailed below is not entirely definite. This will be continually updated leading up to and following the release of the Crucible as things become more clear. This priority was determined using SimCraft.

2. Single Target

  1. +4 Weapon Item Level;
  2. Elemental Destabilization Icon Elemental Destabilization;
  3. +3 Weapon Item Level;
  4. Shocklight Icon Shocklight;
  5.  Icon Earthen Attunement;
  6. Murderous Intent Icon Murderous Intent;
  7. Secure in the Light Icon Secure in the Light;
  8. Torment the Weak Icon Torment the Weak;
  9. Shadowbind Icon Shadowbind;
  10. Light Speed Icon Light Speed;
  11. Master of Shadows Icon Master of Shadows;
  12. Infusion of Light Icon Infusion of Light;
  13.  Icon Lava Imbued;
  14. Chaotic Darkness Icon Chaotic Darkness;
  15. +2 Weapon Item Level;
  16.  Icon Molten Blast;
  17.  Icon Call the Thunder;
  18. Dark Sorrows Icon Dark Sorrows;
  19. +1 Weapon Item Level;
  20.  Icon Firestorm;
  21.  Icon The Ground Trembles;
  22.  Icon Electric Discharge.

3. Intermittent Cleave and AoE

  1. +4 Weapon Item Level;
  2. Elemental Destabilization Icon Elemental Destabilization;
  3. Shocklight Icon Shocklight;
  4.  Icon The Ground Trembles;
  5. +3 Weapon Item Level;
  6. Light Speed Icon Light Speed;
  7.  Icon Electric Discharge;
  8. +2 Weapon Item Level;
  9. Murderous Intent Icon Murderous Intent;
  10. Master of Shadows Icon Master of Shadows;
  11. Dark Sorrows Icon Dark Sorrows;
  12. +1 Weapon Item Level;
  13. Shadowbind Icon Shadowbind;
  14. Chaotic Darkness Icon Chaotic Darkness;
  15. Infusion of Light Icon Infusion of Light;
  16. Torment the Weak Icon Torment the Weak;
  17. Secure in the Light Icon Secure in the Light;
  18.  Icon Earthen Attunement;
  19.  Icon Molten Blast;
  20.  Icon Call the Thunder;
  21.  Icon Firestorm;
  22.  Icon Lava Imbued.

4. ChangeLog

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  • 18 Feb. 2018: Redesigned entire page; Tier 2 and Tier 3 sections removed. Added two overall priorities for Single Target and Multitarget.
  • 30 Nov. 2017: Updated Tier 2 & 3 hierarchy.
  • 13 Oct. 2017: Added a note about Dark Sorrows.
  • 12 Sep. 2017: Added Netherlight Crucible page for Elemental Shaman.
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