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Enhancement Shaman DPS Easy Mode

Last updated on Jun 12, 2017 at 17:06 by Wordup 395 comments

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This section is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty, or simply want a more straightforward way to play their specialization without being overwhelmed by the numerous priorities and active abilities that need to be taken into consideration for optimal play.

1. The Basics for Enhancement Shaman

Enhancement in Legion is very focused around the flow of your Maelstrom and reacting to your Stormbringer Icon Stormbringer procs. There are some ancillary effects that must be maintained between your Flametongue Icon Flametongue buff and some talent effects that are used in this build to enhance your damage, but the core gameplay plays itself in many ways.

The vital aspect to understand is that maintaining your two core buffs with this build in Flametongue Icon Flametongue and Landslide Icon Landslide is crucial, whilst making sure you keep Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike on cooldown, alongside maintaining enough of a Maelstrom reserve to be able to react to Stormbringer Icon Stormbringer procs as they happen.

2. Enhancement Shaman Talent Choices

The Enhancement build is already quite strict even in more performance oriented choices, but the build listed below removes the more extreme buff juggling mechanics in lieu of free stat bonuses to ease that mechanic out. Whilst there are alternatives to push damage higher, this will provide the easiest path into learning Enhancement without any significant performance drops.

3. Enhancement Shaman Stat Priorities

The current Enhancement stat priority is as follows when using this build:

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

Enhancement stats are somewhat fluid, depending on the gear you are currently wearing. Mastery is universally valuable to increase your Stormbringer Icon Stormbringer chance, whilst Haste synergizes very well with this alongside the rest of the toolkit. Both Versatility and Critical Strike are noticeably weaker, but not so much that you should disregard all items with this on.

4. Enhancement Shaman Basic Rotation

Note here that there are a lot of small optimisations that can be done with the priority list in certain situations, but I have foregone listing these in a simple section to cover the most important aspects. Consult the advanced sections on the rotation page to delve deeper.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Wordup, a frequent theorycrafter involved in a number of class communities. He is also an experienced player who has been in the world top 100 since the days of Sunwell, currently raiding in Echoes. You can also follow him on Twitter.

5. ChangeLog

  • 27 Nov. 2017: Checked for 7.3.2 and opening of Antorus.
  • 12 Jun. 2017: Updated for Patch 7.2.5 talent choice changes.
  • 27 Mar. 2017: Very slight change in the default build and priority.
  • 09 Jan. 2017: Updated for 7.1.5 with new talent selections.
  • 27 Nov. 2016: Added section for easier playstyle.
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