Enhancement Shaman DPS Easy Mode — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Wordup 25 comments
General Information

On this page, we explain how to easily play Enhancement Shaman in World of Warcraft — Shadowlands 9.2.5, 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 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.

2.

The Basics for Enhancement Shaman

Enhancement relies on you making use of your different rotational ability cooldowns to make sure you are filling as many Global Cooldowns as possible with damage events. This makes your rotation quite hectic, as you will be juggling different cooldowns all at once, alongside dealing with Stormbringer Icon Stormbringer and Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon procs that come in.

The core concept is to make sure that you keep Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike, Lava Lash Icon Lava Lash, Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning, and Frost Shock Icon Frost Shock/Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock on cooldown and make use of every Global Cooldown you can. You should also be weaving in casts of Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt/Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning whenever your Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon stacks allow (making sure not to waste any by going over 10), as they are made instant whenever you have 5 available.

If you are completely new to Enhancement, or want a run down on the new Shadowlands abilities, you can check out our Spell Summary page.

3.

Covenant Choice for Enhancement Shaman

For Enhancement, all Covenants have a place, with the only one falling behind being Kyrian after double legendaries come into play, so it is hard to make a wrong choice. With that being said, to start off with I would recommend Night Fae as it provides the biggest increase to our single-target, the damage profile we are strongest at.

When it comes to what specific Soulbind to use, the ideal pick is Dreamweaver. Although Field of Blossoms Icon Field of Blossoms can be awkward to play around, it does not require full uptime to make use of to make the tree the strongest and works in the most situations. A recommended build is as follows:

3.1.

Conduit Choice for Enhancement Shaman

3.1.1.

Best Potency Conduits for Enhancement Shaman

  1. Focused Lightning Icon Focused Lightning
  2. Magma Fist Icon Magma Fist
  3. Essential Extraction Icon Essential Extraction
3.1.2.

Best Endurance Conduits for Enhancement Shaman

  1. Vital Accretion Icon Vital Accretion
  2. Condensed Anima Sphere Icon Condensed Anima Sphere
  3. Refreshing Waters Icon Refreshing Waters

For more info regarding what Soulbind and Conduits to pick for what situation, check our full Covenants, Soulbinds & Conduits page.

4.

Enhancement Shaman Talent Choices

In Shadowlands, Enhancement has a few choices that are very focused on different damage types. Most of these are quite easy to incorporate in your rotation, but can clash with each other and add a lot of extra things to juggle all at once. We are much more oriented toward having a "complete" build that all focuses on one thing, but an easy to pick up and play sample build is as follows:

Some of these choices do compromise on performance for the sake of ease of use, and are focused on trying to open up the power of the spec in as many situations as possible rather than focusing on one damage profile. If you want a more in-depth breakdown of each talent and where to use them, check our dedicated talents page.

5.

Enhancement Shaman Stat Priorities

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

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

Enhancement stats are mostly defined by Agility in Shadowlands, relying heavily on its high scaling. After that, Haste provides the biggest tangible increase to your ability casts and reduces downtime caused by cooldown clashes. Mastery is build-dependent, but the recommended one favours it, while Critical Strike is only focused when playing the Venthyr Covenant.

In most cases, we aim to keep our Easy Mode pages aligned with our Stats pages, but in cases where there is additional nuance required for different priorities, we cover that on our full stats page.

6.

Legendary Choice for Enhancement Shaman

In Patch 9.2 Enhancement has a variety of different options for Legendaries depending on fight style, build, and Covenant so there is no real catch-all first craft. However, given the other recommendations I would pair all of this with Witch Doctor's Wolf Bones Icon Witch Doctor's Wolf Bones to round out the single-target focus.

For more detailed explanations of Legendaries, and some alternatives in different scenarios you can always refer to our dedicated Legendary page.

If you are looking for more information about what gear to look out for when playing, you can also check our Gear page linked below.

7.

Enhancement Shaman Basic Rotation

Enhancement operates on a priority list, but, in some cases, you will be casting things based on their place in the cooldown cycle, rather than if it deals the highest damage immediately.

  1. Cast Windfury Totem Icon Windfury Totem if not active.
  2. Cast Lava Lash Icon Lava Lash if Hot Hand Icon Hot Hand is active.
  3. Cast Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock if it is not active on your target.
  4. Cast Feral Spirit Icon Feral Spirit on cooldown for Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon stacks.
  5. Cast Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt/Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning (AoE) if at 8 stacks or more of Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon.
  6. Cast Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike on cooldown.
  7. Cast Lava Lash Icon Lava Lash.
  8. Cast Sundering Icon Sundering.
  9. Cast Frost Shock Icon Frost Shock.
  10. Cast Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning (even in single target).
  11. Cast Lightning Bolt Icon Lightning Bolt/Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning (AoE) if at 5 stacks of Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon and nothing else is ready.

This should provide a good springboard to get to grips with the basics of how to manage your cooldowns at its most basic level. There are some small optimizations that can be made (especially with talents involved) to improve your damage, and you can find that on the rotation page.

8.

Changelog

  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 21 Feb. 2022: Updated with Patch 9.2 recommendations.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Checked for Patch 9.1.5, no changes needed.
  • 29 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 09 Mar. 2021: Reviewed for 9.0.5 — small shift on Sundering priority to align with main page.
  • 18 Jan. 2021: Updated to align with talent updates.
  • 24 Nov. 2020: Updated for Shadowlands launch.
  • 13 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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