Enhancement Shaman DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.0.2
Gearing a Enhancement Shaman
Welcome to our Gearing Page for Enhancement Shaman, where we cover everything you need to know about your character's gearing process.
If you have a new piece of gear that you need gems and enchants advice for, you can find everything you need on our dedicated page below.
The Importance of "Simming Yourself" as a Enhancement Shaman
At this stage in the game, there are so many variables and so many layers of optimization that you can apply to your character, that there is no way for a guide or anything else to tell you exactly what gear you should wear. This is why we always recommend simulating your own character using Raidbots. The website can help you choose set bonuses, Covenant choices, trinkets and combinations thereof in a way that is tailored completely to your specific character. Learning to use this tool is essential to maximizing your potential, as there is simply no other way to take all the variables into account.
The Droptimizer feature from Raidbots lets you identify which dungeons and Raid Bosses you should spend your Bonus Rolls on. It simulates all of the potential upgrades in a raid or a dungeon, and lists the bosses/dungeons by rank order of how much DPS you can expect to gain from bonus rolling on it. We have a guide for it that you can access using the link below.
While we heavily recommend simming yourself, you can find some of our general simulations on the dedicated page below.
Legendaries for Enhancement Shaman
Enhancement is quite reliant on Legendaries to define the builds used, therefore having at least two is quite important. What you equip is strongly dictated by the type of damage profile you are looking for and the talent build supporting it. In the Dragonflight pre-patch, the generally most useful legendary will be Skybreaker's Fiery Demise run in conjunction with the Hot Hand build; however, Doom Winds is a viable alternative for more Physical-based builds, since the legendary effect is significantly stronger than the talented version of Doom Winds.
Note that Legendaries are still stuck at item-level 291 and are not getting a new upgrade. Because of this, the old rule of crafting the piece on the highest stat budget has reversed and instead should be put on the lowest (e.g. Cloak, Bracer etc.) if possible. Also, note that Shadowlands legendaries do not work outside of Shadowlands zones, and we will not be carrying them forward with us into Dragonflight.
For a more detailed explanation of Legendary picks worth looking at, and when you should consider crafting or using them, look at our dedicated Legendary page below:
Conduits for Enhancement Shaman
Best Potency Conduits for Enhancement Shaman
- Focused Lightning
- Magma Fist
- Elysian Dirge (Kyrian), Tumbling Waves (Necrolord), Essential Extraction (Night Fae) or Lavish Harvest (Venthyr AoE)
- Chilled to the Core (if playing Hailstorm)
Best Endurance Conduits for Enhancement Shaman
For more details regarding each individual Conduit, you can look at our dedicated Covenant, Soulbind, and Conduits page linked below:
Trinket Notes for Enhancement Shaman
Due to how strong trinkets can sometimes be, and that they are not always easily accessible from Mythic+, raiding, and PvP sources, we recommend always using Raidbots' Top Gear to determine what your optimal trinkets are.
Bloodmallet.com also provides rankings for Shadowlands trinkets to give a general overview of relative power levels, and things to look out for:
Many people have a tendency to overthink the distribution of their secondary stats. An important thing to remember is that a higher quantity of stats is nearly always better than a better quality of stats. Because of this, wearing higher item level gear with worse stats tends to be better than lower item level gear with great stats. Keep this in mind when considering gear. For more stats information, please refer to our dedicated page.
Although tier set bonuses have been disabled in the Dragonflight pre-patch, the Creation Catalyst can still be used to convert items in your inventory into ones with different (and potentially more favorable) stat distributions. Whenever you feed an item into the creation catalyst, the item you receive will retain certain aspects of the original item, such as its item level, upgrade level (if applicable), tertiary stats, and sockets; however, the item's secondary stats and appearance will be changed. Each item produced by the creation catalyst is predetermined (i.e. every pair of boots it gives you will have the same secondary stat breakdown).
Season 4 has completely disabled Domination Shards in all content, and removed Domination sockets from any gear pieces that had them on previously.
Recommended Dungeon Gear for Enhancement Shaman
This is a recommended set of gear available exclusively from the active Mythic+ Dungeons in Season 4. This is not a definitive best to equip, and moreso the best pieces in each given slot that can be adjusted around depending on your currently equipped gear. Trinkets are not listed, as they are covered in the dedicated section above.
Note: Due to the large number of similar loot pieces present within them, Grimrail Depot and Iron Docks are currently excluded from this table until more is known about the Season 4 loot table.
Recommended Raid Items
As part of Shadowlands Season 4, all three raids of the expansion — Castle Nathria, Sanctum of Domination, and Sepulcher of the First Ones — will be dropping higher item level gear and be brought up accordingly in their tuning. However, only one of these "Fated Raids" will be active per week. Because of this, there are multiple tables featuring gear from each raid that you may wish to seek out — simply select the button for the current week's raid. Remember, however, that these are general recommendations. It is highly likely that any piece featuring a higher item level than your current gear will remain an upgrade for your character, and you should consider simulating your character using Raidbots when optimizing for offense.
It should also be noted that the Creation Catalyst in Zereth Mortis is still available with all of its accumulated charges. This will be very useful as a way to upgrade your Tier Set, given that the individual tokens will still only be dropping from bosses in Sepulcher of the First Ones. You should always aim to maintain the 4-piece bonus at all times no matter what gear setup you are using, so using this system is a perfect way to keep it active with your new gear!
|Recommended Raid Gear Table Display|
|Combined||Castle Nathria||Sanctum of Domination||Sepulcher of the First Ones|
Combined Recommended Fated Raid Gear
|Neck||Worldkiller Iris||The Jailer|
|Shoulders||Theurgic Starspeaker's Adornment||Lords of Dread|
|Cloak||Crest of the Legionnaire General||Stone Legion Generals|
|Chest||Theurgic Starspeaker's Ringmail||Rygelon|
|Wrists||Bands of the Fallen House||Kel'Thuzad|
|Belt||Ceremonial Construct Clasp||Kel'Thuzad|
|Boots||Winter's Stampeding Striders||Prototype Pantheon|
|Ring 1||Most Regal Signet of Sire Denathrius||Sire Denathrius|
|Ring 2||Sworn Oath of the Nine||The Nine|
|Weapon (General)||Domination's Deliverance||The Jailer|
|Weapons (Single-Target)||Cruciform Veinripper||Painsmith Raznal|
Recommended Castle Nathria Gear
Recommended Sanctum of Domination Gear
Recommended Sepulcher of the First Ones Gear
Puzzling Cartel Dinar Purchases
As part of Fated Raids in Season 4 of Shadowlands, you will have the opportunity to acquire up to three Puzzling Cartel Dinars. With these special coins, you can purchase weapons or trinkets from any of the raids for one Dinar each. These take multiple weeks to acquire, so your exact purchases may vary depending on what loot you are able to naturally obtain while progressing the quest toward each Dinar. The following is a list of items to look out for with this system.
- Domination's Deliverance — provides a max item-level weapon and is also one of the more difficult items to obtain due to being sourced from The Jailer, who has a large loot table.
- Cruciform Veinripper — this weapon is powerful for single-target, and the boss has a fairly bloated loot table to boot alongside us needing two of them. This is also a fairly contested item so getting hold of one on your own might be difficult.
- The First Sigil — while this is a trinket anyone can loot, the power of this trinket has been proven after Sepulcher of the First Ones, and having a huge surge of power with our burst window is extremely valuable so is worth considering for the upgrade.
- Titanic Ocular Gland — the strongest stat stick available to us, and we generally want to pair one on use option with a passive in most situations.
- Stone Legion Heraldry — while this is not strictly as powerful as gland, it comes with the advantage of not providing a stat you are likely already over the diminishing return threshold of, so it is a consideration due to the higher item level.
Unique Season 4 Items
Season 4 does open up a few previous items and combinations that have been desirable in the past that are worth looking at. Also, Legion Timewalking is going to be available briefly as well with a powerful trinket available that is worth grabbing despite its lower potential item level:
- Logic Loops and Bit Bands — in a situation where both Ring slots are available to us, this provides free Haste when combining either Recursion or Division with the Overclocking Bit Band. These come as two separate items that work together from the Lower and Upper Mechagon dungeons, and are worth considering. The only issue currently is that it will clash with Skybreaker's Fiery Demise, so this set is only really usable for Physical builds in the Dragonflight pre-patch.
- Moonlit Prism — from Legion Timewalking, this comes from Vault of the Wardens and is a very powerful burst trinket that aligns well with each Fae Transfusion cast. It is worth grabbing if you can manage to get ahold of one, but remember you need to be set to Elemental loot spec to get it.