Elemental Shaman PvP Guide (Dragonflight 10.2.7)

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Tiqqle 10 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play Elemental Shaman in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Shaman PvP guide.

1.

Elemental Shaman in the Current Meta

Elemental Shamans have a combination of consistent damage, interrupts, disruption, and mobility. The playstyle focuses on setting up burst damage while controlling the positioning of the match. Elemental Shaman's class design that mainly contributes to this is Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave, Lava Surge Icon Lava Surge, Skyfury Totem Icon Skyfury Totem, Earth Shock Icon Earth Shock, and Lightning Lasso Icon Lightning Lasso.

2.

Notable Season 4 Changes

  • There are no notable changes for Season 4 for Elemental Shaman to consider.
3.

Notable 10.2 Changes to keep in mind

  • Splintered Elements Icon Splintered Elements now grants you 20% Haste plus an additional 4% Haste per extra target hit by Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave, rather than 10% Haste per target hit.
  • Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave can no longer be used to heal a friendly ally, it is now only an offensive spell for Elemental Shaman.
  • Elemental Blast Icon Elemental Blast can now refresh and extend the duration of the Haste , Critical Strike, and Mastery effects to up to 130% of the base 10 second duration, but will still prefer to apply a buff that you don’t already have.
4.

Elemental Shaman Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths icon Strengths
  • +High sustained damage with high uptime of Fire Elemental Icon Fire Elemental and Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock through the use of Surge of Power Icon Surge of Power causing strong pressure
  • +High burst damage with Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave, Lava Burst Icon Lava Burst, Deeply Rooted Elements Icon Deeply Rooted Elements and Earth Shock Icon Earth Shock
  • +Strong mobility and kiting with Gust of Wind Icon Gust of Wind, Thunderstorm Icon Thunderstorm and Earthgrab Totem Icon Earthgrab Totem
  • +5-second stun and moderate damage with Lightning Lasso Icon Lightning Lasso, which cannot be dispelled but can be interrupted.
  • +Dispel protection of Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock
  • +Has Healing Stream Totem Icon Healing Stream Totem, Earth Shield Icon Earth Shield and Healing Surge Icon Healing Surge for strong off-healing
  • +Short cooldown interrupt in Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear
  • +Grounding Totem Icon Grounding Totem, Static Field Totem Icon Static Field Totem and Tremor Totem Icon Tremor Totem provide strong utility to the team
Weaknesses icon Weaknesses
  • -Predictable burst damage when Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave is cast, or using Skyfury Totem Icon Skyfury Totem
  • -Dependent on procs of Lava Surge Icon Lava Surge based on Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock which can be dispelled
  • -When focused, it can be challenging to generate Maelstrom
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Changelog

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