Enhancement Shaman DPS Easy Mode — Dragonflight 10.0.7
On this page, we explain how to easily play Enhancement Shaman in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.0.7, using the simplest rotation, talent tree, stat priority, gear setup, etc., without sacrificing performance.
This section is intended for players who are new to the game or class, have no intentions of raiding Mythic difficulty, or 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.
The Basics for Enhancement Shaman
Enhancement relies on you using your different rotational ability cooldowns to ensure you are filling as many Global Cooldowns as possible with damaging abilities. This makes your rotation quite hectic, as you will be juggling multiple different cooldowns all at once, alongside dealing with Stormbringer and Maelstrom Weapon procs as and when they occur.
The core gameplay loop involves making sure that you keep your abilities on cooldown as often as possible while prioritizing weaving in casts of Lava Burst/ Elemental Blast and Lightning Bolt/ Chain Lightning whenever your Maelstrom Weapon stacks allow (making sure not to waste any by going over 10), as these spells are empowered and made instant whenever you have at least 5 available.
If you are completely new to Enhancement or want a run down on the new Dragonflight abilities, you can check out our Spell Summary page.
Enhancement Shaman Talent Choices
In Dragonflight, Enhancement has a few talent choices focused on different damage types. Most of these are easy to incorporate into your rotation but can clash with each other and add many extra things to juggle all at once. Although a highly specialized build that focuses on the type of encounter you are facing will be much more optimal, a quick plug-and-play build that is easier to get to grips with is as follows:
Remember that you can easily import the talent tree below into the game with either of the two "Copy Export String" buttons.
While a number of these selections do compromise on performance to pick the most simple combination of abilities, it does aim to provide versatile tools in most situations. It presents an easier starting point to learn the basics of the core rotation. The essential tools that provide a core block of damage are present here, though, so there are still several things to grasp at the outset. This build focuses more on a more straightforward Physical style build because it is less punishing and hectic. Still, it provides a more focused view of the spec when starting.
Should you wish to learn more and pick a more tailored build that specializes in a particular damage profile to get the most out of Enhancement, though, we recommend our dedicated talents page:
Enhancement Shaman Stat Priorities
The most versatile Enhancement stat priority when using this build is as follows when using this build.
- Haste / Mastery
- Critical Strike
Enhancement stats are defined mainly by Agility in Dragonflight, relying heavily on its high scaling. After that, Haste provides the most considerable tangible increase to your ability casts and reduces downtime caused by cooldown clashes. Mastery is generally the better stat in specific, more specialized builds and will often compete with Haste with this too, so these two stats are primarily interchangeable.
In most cases, we aim to keep our Easy Mode pages aligned with our Stats pages. Still, in cases where additional nuance is required for different priorities, we cover that on our full stats page.
If you want more information about what gear to look out for when playing, you can also check our Gear page linked below.
Enhancement Shaman Basic Rotation
For a better understanding of what all of the abilities mentioned here do and how they impact your performance, along with many more not covered below, it is highly recommended to glance at the Spell List/Glossary page linked just below.
While Enhancement operates on a priority list, in some situations you may find yourself casting things based on their current cooldown state rather than which provides the most immediate damage. This is to offset cooldowns and prevent clashes, and a basic ruleset to get yourself started with the spec is as follows:
- Cast Flame Shock if it is not active on your target.
- Cast Feral Spirit and Doom Winds on cooldown.
- Cast Elemental Blast in single target whenever you have 5 or more Maelstrom Weapon stacks.
- Cast Lightning Bolt / Chain Lightning (3+ targets) if you are about to cap Maelstrom Weapon stacks at 10.
- Cast Windstrike if Ascendance is active.
- Maintain the Crash Lightning buff in AoE, and use Lava Lash to spread Flame Shock to nearby enemies in AoE situations.
- Cast Ice Strike.
- Cast Frost Shock with Hailstorm stacks.
- Cast Stormstrike.
- Cast Lava Lash.
- Fill your remaining GCDs with Frost Shock, Crash Lightning and refreshing Flame Shock. Try to keep as many of these abilities on cooldown as often as possible. The exact priority of these abilities fluctuates depending on the current cooldown state of each of these.
- Cast Lightning Bolt / Chain Lightning (AoE) if at 5 stacks of Maelstrom Weapon and nothing else is ready.
This should provide an excellent springboard to get to grips with the basics of managing your cooldowns and Maelstrom Weapon at its most basic level. There are a lot of small optimizations, especially when other talents enter into the mix, so getting a grasp with a simpler form that is more focused is a good springboard to get into the more complex aspects of Enhancement, which you can learn on the dedicated rotation page.
- 20 Mar. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.7.
- 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed and Updated for Patch 10.0.5.
- 11 Dec. 2022: Reviewed for Dragonflight Season 1.
- 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
- 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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