Enhancement Shaman DPS Crucible of Storms Raid Guide — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5

Last updated on May 01, 2019 at 06:30 by Wordup 51 comments

On this page, you will find tips, tricks, and strategies tailored to your Enhancement Shaman for each boss of the Crucible of Storms raid. All our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.1.5.

1. Enhancement Shaman in the Crucible of Storms

In this section, you will find tips and details regarding each individual boss in the Crucible of Storms raid. This section will attempt to detail the finer points of what your specialization is capable of, but for standard information on the fight, please refer to the generic boss guides provided on the site.

1.1. Note on Enhancement Build Diversity

Due to Enhancement now having multiple divergent builds based on Azerite traits, the recommendations will require extra detail. Currently, an ideal build will be recommended based on the fight archetypes, and Talents + Azerite will be added.

2. Talent Cheatsheet for Enhancement Shaman

3. The Restless Cabal

3.1. Talents

Recommended Build: Generic

Azerite:

3.2. Talent and Build Notes

The Restless Cabal has an overwhelmingly high uptime of cleave opportunities, allowing you to make use of Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning throughout the majority of the encounter. This means having talents and traits that lean into that and heightened Stormbringer Icon Stormbringer procs caused by it will provide the best damage output.

  • The Level 45 tier only has Spirit Wolf Icon Spirit Wolf as a useful option. This can be used to mitigate some of the high damage portions of the fight such as the Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt detonations if you are forced out, or the Witness the End Icon Witness the End casts when they complete if the raid is unstable. This also provides some extra mobility when moving the boss or having to get out of range with Crushing Doubt yourself.
  • Level 75 has either Nature's Guardian Icon Nature's Guardian or Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem. The former provides an emergency backup heal if Witness the End Icon Witness the End the end is handled poorly. Wind Rush on the other hand can help the entire raid reposition with the boss, or assist other players trying to get out of range with Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt.
  • If you have two or more instances of Natural Harmony Icon Natural Harmony on your gear, make sure to use Hailstorm Icon Hailstorm as your Level 60 talent to make use of the additional Mastery Frost damage grants.
  • Thunderaan's Fury Icon Thunderaan's Fury is especially useful here due to the additional casts of Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning, so make sure to have a point of this.

3.3. Tips

You should make sure to look at the The Restless Cabal guide to make sure you have a strong bearing on the mechanics of the encounter, as this section will cover small specific tips related to Enhancement.

  • For the majority of the encounter both bosses will be tanked together, meaning you should maintain Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning at all times for additional cleave damage.
  • Wind Shear Icon Wind Shear is one of the best tools to deal with Witness the End Icon Witness the End casts, and you should co-ordinate with your raid which add you need to interrupt. Make sure to only interrupt when needed, so as to stagger the three individual activations and prevent a cast from completing when the debuff is present on the raid.
  • Astral Shift Icon Astral Shift should be used during the Storm of Annihilation Icon Storm of Annihilation as this is the most lethal portion of the encounter. Otherwise, use this if you find yourself with high stacks of Promises of Power Icon Promises of Power and cannot be dispelled, or when out of the group with Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt.
  • Use Spirit Walk Icon Spirit Walk to get out of the group before the Crushing Doubt Icon Crushing Doubt effect expires if it is applied to you. The remainder of the encounter should not require much heavy movement so you can often save it for this.
  • Focus down the Visage from Beyond Icon Visage from Beyond when it spawns, making use of your ability to funnel your cleave damage into it to prevent the Terrifying Echo Icon Terrifying Echo cast. Use the left behind corpse to also increase your funnel damage on the boss, but otherwise ignore it unless it begins to cast again.
  • Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Heroism Icon Heroism will generally be used during the first or second Custody of the Deep Icon Custody of the Deep activation to burn down the shield, so try to line up your Ascendance Icon Ascendance and Feral Spirit Icon Feral Spirit cooldowns with this whenever possible.

4. Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void

4.1. Talents

Recommended Build: Primal Primer

Azerite:

Optional:

4.2. Talent and Build Notes

Uu'nat is made or broken by your single target damage, so you should aim to build around dealing as much as possible. This makes Primal Primer the ideal choice, alongside having more convenient cooldown timers to fit with the cycle of the fight.

  • Always make sure to maintain 3 points in Primal Primer Icon Primal Primer if opting into this build and after this, you should take 3 points in Natural Harmony Icon Natural Harmony. A single point of these Natural Harmony traits can be subbed out for either Ancestral Resonance Icon Ancestral Resonance as this will increase Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust/Heroism Icon Heroism duration in the most important final phase, or Roiling Storm Icon Roiling Storm as a strong single target damage boost.
  • The Level 45 tier only has Spirit Wolf Icon Spirit Wolf as a useful option. This allows you to stick to the boss using Ghost Wolf Icon Ghost Wolf more effectively, and provides additional damage reduction when navigating some portions of the boss arena during some positionally sensitive moments.
  • All 3 Level 75 choices are useful depending on the situation. Nature's Guardian Icon Nature's Guardian is useful as a safety net as usual, as there are a number of situations where additional damage can happen when out of range or unable to be targeted by your healers. Feral Lunge Icon Feral Lunge can provide extra sticking power to the boss, and also help navigate the beams spawned by Maddening Eyes of N'Zoth Icon Maddening Eyes of N'Zoth after your first debuff has expired. Wind Rush Totem Icon Wind Rush Totem on the other hand provides good raid utility allowing you to speed your entire raid up to move through these beams.

4.3. Tips

You should make sure to look at the Uu'nat, Harbinger of the Void guide to make sure you have a strong bearing on the mechanics of the encounter, as this section will cover small specific tips related to Enhancement.

5. Changelog

  • 01 May 2019: Updated with notes for each boss.
  • 15 Apr. 2019: Guide added.
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