Enhancement Shaman Shadowlands Leveling Guide From 1 to 60

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Wordup 8 comments

On this page, you will find our Level by Level Enhancement Shaman leveling guide for Shadowlands Make sure to use the slider to make the guide adapt to your level. For more general leveling information, please refer to our Shaman leveling guide.


Gear Options

When leveling up, you should always choose the piece of loot with the highest item level. You will often be replacing these gear pieces very quickly, so just equip whatever comes to you without worrying about secondary stats.


Level by Level Rotation and Talents

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Level: 50

Talents to Level Up as an Enhancement Shaman

Your first talent row unlocks at Level 15.

Your talent set up should be as follows.


Rotation to Level Up as an Enhancement Shaman

Starting at Level 1, you only have one main damaging ability: Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt. This will change at level 10, when you can select Enhancement as your specialization and unlock additional abilities tied to it. Until you reach this point use Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt and Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock when unlocked at level 3 to kill enemies.

  1. Keep Lightning Shield Icon Lightning Shield active on yourself
  2. Make sure to have Windfury Weapon Icon Windfury Weapon and Flametongue Weapon Icon Flametongue Weapon imbued at all times.
  3. Cast Frost Shock Icon Frost Shock if you have Hailstorm Icon Hailstorm stacks.
  4. Cast Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning on cooldown if in AoE.
  5. Cast Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock if it is not active on your target.
  6. Cast Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike on cooldown.
  7. Cast Feral Spirit Icon Feral Spirit on cooldown.
  8. Cast Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt/Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning (if AoE) if you have 5 or more stacks of Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon.
  9. Cast Sundering Icon Sundering.
  10. Cast Lava Lash Icon Lava Lash on cooldown.
  11. Cast Frost Shock Icon Frost Shock.
  12. Cast Primal Strike Icon Primal Strike.
  13. Cast Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning on cooldown.

Summary of Unlocked Abilities for Enhancement Shaman

With the new leveling system in Shadowlands, class abilities are a prominent part of specs again, and represent many of the abilities you gain while leveling. You will only start unlocking Enhancement specific abilities and passives once you select it as your active specialization past Level 10.

In addition to baseline abilities unlocked for Shaman, there are multiple spec specific abilities that are granted to Enhancement to make it function as a melee spec during the leveling process:

  • Windfury Weapon Icon Windfury Weapon is unlocked, a main hand weapon imbue that should be kept active at all times.
  • Lava Lash Icon Lava Lash is unlocked, low damage filler strike that deals damage with your off-hand weapon.
  • Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike is unlocked, a high damage Physical strike that deals damage with both weapons at once that replaces Primal Strike Icon Primal Strike.
  • Feral Spirit Icon Feral Spirit is unlocked, Enhancement's main cooldown tool that summons two guardian wolves that deal light damage and generate Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon.
  • Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning is unlocked, which is Enhancement's main AoE tool and also a filler strike.
  • Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk is unlocked, an active speed increase ability that also removes roots when cast.
  • Windfury Totem Icon Windfury Totem is unlocked, a support totem that assists nearby melee party members when active.

Alongside the ability unlocks, there are also passive effects that improve your abilities unlocked along the way:

If you would like to know more specific details about any of these abilities you can check our spell page.


Enhancement Shaman War Mode Talents for Leveling

In this section we will rank the PvP talents for leveling and solo /small group PvE content in the order of priority for Enhancement Shaman.

  1. Ride the Lightning Icon Ride the Lightning provides the largest damage increase option, and should be picked first.
  2. Shamanism Icon Shamanism allows for more liberal Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust / Heroism Icon Heroism usage without having to worry about the 10-minute lockout. It is great for solo and duo content.
  3. Skyfury Totem Icon Skyfury Totem provides a moderate boost when staying in the same area, increasing your Critical Strike damage and Healing by 20% for 15-seconds, with a 40-second cooldown that is low enough to be used liberally, and boosting allies within its range on top of that.
  4. Counterstrike Totem Icon Counterstrike Totem replicates and reflects damage you take for 15 seconds, on a 45-second cooldown. This can be really strong when in a high damage area to convert your health into damage onto enemies.

Swelling Waves Icon Swelling Waves and Spectral Recovery Icon Spectral Recovery can be useful if you are struggling to sustain yourself between encounters. Ethereal Form Icon Ethereal Form, Seasoned Winds Icon Seasoned Winds, Static Field Totem Icon Static Field Totem, Unleash Shield Icon Unleash Shield and Grounding Totem Icon Grounding Totem have very limited PvE uses, being more focused on in-combat control more suited to a PvP engagement, and as such are not really recommended for efficient enemy killing.



Congratulations on reaching Level 60! Now that you have hit Level 60, we recommend looking at our Easy mode page and Talents section to learn how to play at max level.



  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 21 Feb. 2022: Small change to account for Flame Shock spread.
  • 29 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for Patch 9.0.5.
  • 16 Oct. 2020: Added Primal Strike line for lower levels.
  • 12 Sep. 2020: Guide added.
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