Elemental Shaman PvP Stat Priority, Gear, and Trinkets (Shadowlands / 9.1)

Last updated on Jul 04, 2021 at 14:24 by Tiqqle 4 comments

Choosing your gear carefully is important for your Elemental Shaman in PvP. We give you a stat priority to help you choose items with the right stats, followed by advice on how to choose the rest of your gear and your trinkets.

This page is part of our Elemental Shaman PvP Guide.


Stat Priority for Elemental Shamans in PvP

The stat priority for Elemental Shamans in PvP is as follows:

  1. Intellect;
  2. Versatility;
  3. Critical Strike;
  4. Haste;
  5. Mastery.

Versatility is the best stat due to the increased survivability and overall damage. The scaling is amplified by Master of the Elements Icon Master of the Elements, and Skyfury Totem Icon Skyfury Totem when you critically strike.


Gear Recommendations


General Guidelines

In general, Elemental Shaman want to get on-use trinkets for Intellect that line up well with their offensive cooldowns Stormkeeper Icon Stormkeeper and Echoing Shock Icon Echoing Shock with Earth Shock Icon Earth Shock.


Sinful Gladiator's Medallion Icon Sinful Gladiator's Medallion is required for PvP, since this is how you can free yourself from any crowd-control. This also is one of the two PvP trinkets that are part of a set, whose bonus will increase the damage throughput benefit from your Versatility by 40%.

Sinful Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity Icon Sinful Gladiator's Badge of Ferocity is a great on-use trinket to have to have. The on-use increased primary stat will give a temporary boost of damage which can be used with your offensive cooldowns.

Sinful Gladiator's Emblem Icon Sinful Gladiator's Emblem is a trinket that provides a temporary health buff, which can be used when you believe the team will be focusing you in big burst windows, and you will need the defensive to survive.


Gems and Enchant

Here are the best enchants for a Restoration Shaman:

Gem all of the sockets in your gear with Versatile Jewel Cluster Icon Versatile Jewel Cluster.



  • 04 Jul. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1 of Shadowlands.
  • 19 Mar. 2021: Updated based on Patch 9.0.5 for Shadowlands.
  • 07 Dec. 2020: Updated enchants based on feedback.
  • 02 Dec. 2020: Updated ahead of first Shadowlands PvP Season.
  • 29 Nov. 2020: Removed old Azerite mentions. More updates to follow.
  • 14 Oct. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands pre-patch.
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