Enhancement Shaman Best Legendaries in Shadowlands — Dragonflight 10.0.2
Legendary Powers are targetable, unique effects that you can imbue certain base items with through the Runecarving system. In Shadowlands, these enable you to customize your Enhancement Shaman, drastically improving your performance, and are arguably the most important aspect of your gear.
The purpose of this page is to help you pick the right legendary powers (and item slots for them) for your character, depending on the content you are interested in.
Introduction: Legendaries in Shadowlands
Legendary Powers are special effects affixed to items in the Shadowlands via the Runecarver within Torghast. The suite of powers include effects tailored to Enhancement, some broader Shaman options, and even universal powers available to all classes. You can take a look at our Runecarving page for more details on powers.
Legendary Crafting in Patch 10.0
Since legendaries are still locked at a maximum possible item level of 291, which is less than the available item level on regular gear, it is generally advised for you to craft your legendary items on low item-budget slots such as Cloak, Wrist, Finger, and Neck where possible.
Best Legendary Crafts for Enhancement Shaman
Enhancement gains a lot of power from its Legendary effects, and tend to play quite a big part in how you build your character. Each of them are specialized, so your decision is based upon what type of damage profile you want, and there is not a one-size-fits-all single craft anymore:
|Single-Target||Skybreaker's Fiery Demise||Ring|
|Multi-Target||Skybreaker's Fiery Demise||Ring|
|Burst AoE||Doom Winds||Cloak|
Regardless of whether you have access to double Legendaries or not, these three options serve as the most likely to be used in different situations. They are mostly Covenant agnostic, but what each Covenant plays into can pair better with some than others.
Since the dominant build in the Dragonflight pre-patch is obligated to talent into Witch Doctor's Ancestry and Ashen Catalyst, its previously favored legendaries - Witch Doctor's Wolf Bones and Primal Lava Actuators - have become obsolete. Since none of our other spec-specific legendaries directly interact with the build's core gameplay loop, it instead prefers to equip one of Elemental's spec legendaries: Skybreaker's Fiery Demise. Although we do not benefit from the Fire Elemental cooldown reduction, we do benefit from the Flame Shock bonus critical strike chance. This bonus synergizes extremely well with our Lashing Flames talent, and it also pairs exceptionally well with the Venthyr covenant legendary ( Elemental Conduit) in AoE situations, rapidly accelerating the Chain Harvest cooldown resets it provides.
Doom Winds is a viable alternative for those who want to play a more Physical-oriented build. Although this build can't quite afford all of the supporting talents it wants at level 60, the Doom Winds legendary is much stronger than the Doom Winds talent, which helps to prop the build up somewhat in the pre-patch. This generally pairs with Venthyr solely because of now non-invasive it is, but has some potential with Necrolord thanks to the burst Haste from Splintered Elements.
Covenant Specific Legendaries for Enhancement Shaman
Each Covenant also has access to one Legendary that alters the effects of the class ability granted:
- Kyrian: Raging Vesper Vortex gives an extra burst to Vesper Totem that is already a solid burst cooldown to begin with. Activating it can be awkward as it requires you to use GCDs we sometimes do not have on healing spells to consume the last 3 charges.
- Necrolord: Splintered Elements works well in any situation where multiple targets are active to get higher Haste from each activation, and can be used to leverage those for more priority damage.
- Night Fae: Seeds of Rampant Growth adds a strong burst window into the mix following each Fae Transfusion, and the main thing to care about is the Critical Strike buff rather than the cooldown reduction. It is extremely good for single-target.
- Venthyr: Elemental Conduit provides a huge amount of cooldown reduction thanks to the Patch 9.2 change, and as such increases the frequency of Chain Harvest casts significantly. It is an extremely powerful AoE effect.
While none of these are strong enough to warrant using on their own, thanks to Patch 9.2 opening up double Legendaries and baking them into the Covenant itself, there is new opportunities to benefit from their effects. All of them accentuate what each respective Covenant is good at already, and are welcome additions once you unlock the Unity effect.
- 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7.
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