Enhancement Shaman DPS Easy Mode — Dragonflight 10.2.7

Last updated on May 07, 2024 at 11:20 by Wordup 36 comments
General Information

On this page, we explain how to easily play Enhancement Shaman in World of Warcraft — Dragonflight 10.2.7, using the simplest rotation, talent tree, stat priority, gear setup, etc., without sacrificing performance.

1.

Foreword

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.

2.

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 Icon Stormbringer and Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon procs as and when they occur.

One rule comes before anything else though, and that is to always be pressing something. While knowing the priority leads to the most damage, the single biggest factor in lost damage is time spent idle. If in doubt, at least commit to something.

The core gameplay loop involves making sure that you keep your abilities on cooldown as often as possible while weaving in casts of powerful Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon spenders such as Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt (while making sure not to waste any stacks by going over 10). Most of our strong spells are empowered and made instant whenever you have at least 5 stacks of this effect available to spend.

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.

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Best Enhancement Shaman Talent Build for Beginners

In Dragonflight, Enhancement has a wide array of talent builds and choices that can be very overwhelming at first glance. Some of these are more complex to adjust to early on and have higher asks of you as a player. Although each build is optimal for certain situations and are more specialized, here we present the most beginner-friendly option that is both plug-and-play and very flexible for different content.

Remember that you can easily import the talent tree below into the game with either of the two "Copy Export String" buttons.

Due to the state of Enhancement's talent options in Season 4 alongside the set bonus selected, the recommended choice is Elementalist. While it is more difficult to execute, the performance and flexibility is too much to sacrifice for ease of gameplay and there are no smooth alternatives available elsewhere on the tree unfortunately. This build aims to cover the broadest amount of content while getting you used to the most powerful tools used in advanced builds, and while it is less specialized it removes some of the burdens of the most complex builds.

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:

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Enhancement Shaman Stat Priorities

The most versatile Enhancement stat priority when using this build is as follows when using this build.

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

Enhancement, like most classes, wants to get as much primary stat as possible, which in our case is Agility. Following that, Mastery provides the most benefit to this build, with Haste a little behind it. With some builds, these two flip, but no matter what, these two stats are what you want to aim for whenever possible.

In most cases, we aim to keep our Beginner 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.

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Enhancement Shaman Beginner 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.

All Enhancement builds operate on a priority list with varying degrees of complexity based on which talents are taken. This aims to remove some of the most difficult picks, but it is hard to eliminate them entirely. This should give you the best onboarding experience to our most powerful build, with a basic priority to get started being:

  1. Cast Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave.
  2. Apply Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock if it is missing from your target.
  3. Cast Feral Spirit Icon Feral Spirit.
  4. Cast Lava Lash Icon Lava Lash with Hot Hand Icon Hot Hand active, or to spread Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock in AoE.
  5. Cast Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt with 5+ Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon and the Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave buff.
  6. Cast Elemental Blast Icon Elemental Blast with 5+ Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon (3 or less targets).
  7. Cast Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt / Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning (2+ targets) with 10 Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon.
  8. Maintain the Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning buff if 2 or more targets are active.
  9. Cast Ice Strike Icon Ice Strike.
  10. Cast Frost Shock Icon Frost Shock with Hailstorm Icon Hailstorm active.
  11. Cast Lava Lash Icon Lava Lash.
  12. Cast Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike.
  13. Cast Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning.
  14. Fill with Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock / Frost Shock Icon Frost Shock.

While this is more complex than Storm builds, it has a much more rounded damage style that can work regardless of content. The above rotation is also somewhat simplified to give the best onboarding experience when learning (in particular related to Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon). The more complex aspect of Lashing Flames Icon Lashing Flames is something you will eventually need to learn, but can mostly be relegated to a side requirement when just starting out. If you still find yourself struggling or want to dive even deeper with more complex priorities, you can learn more on our dedicated Rotation page:

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Changelog

  • 07 May 2024: Reviewed for 10.2.7.
  • 22 Apr. 2024: Updated for Season 4.
  • 19 Mar. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.6, switched recommended build to standard Elementalist.
  • 15 Jan. 2024: Reviewed for Patch 10.2.5, build remains the same.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.7, no changes necessary.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.1.5.
  • 10 May 2023: Updated to add an even simpler build for beginners that remains competitive.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1 with a more beginner friendly build, and revised starter rotation.
  • 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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