Enhancement Shaman DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.0.5

Last updated on Mar 09, 2021 at 14:58 by Wordup 12 comments
General Information

On this page, you will find the best gear and best in slot items for your Enhancement Shaman in World of Warcraft Shadowlands 9.0.5.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Enhancement Shaman DPS gear and best in slot.

1.

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.

2.

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, Azerite traits, 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.

3.

Droptimizer

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.

4.

Gearing Early in Shadowlands as an Enhancement Shaman

In Shadowlands Season 1, the majority of your gear will be coming from more focused activities such as Raiding, Mythic+, PvP, or your weekly Vault cache. However, you can still augment your choices with the following activities:

  • Covenant Callings: these are daily emissary quests that can provide powerful gear pieces, and also grant Conduits when completed.
  • Covenant Campaign: This will give you a full set of gear that can be upgraded with Anima up to 197, and when complete also gives a single 187 weapon token.
  • The Maw: the Wrath of the Jailer events in The Maw have a chance to drop item level 183 gear once a week.
  • Battlegrounds: you can exchange Honor points earned in PvP to upgrade PvP gear up to item level 197.
  • Mythic dungeons: Regular Mythic dungeons can be done once per week with access to gear up to item level 184.
  • Reputations: raising reputation with each zone's faction allows you to buy gear at Honored and Exalted.
4.1.

General Simulations

While we heavily recommend simming yourself, you can find some of our general simulations on the dedicated page below.

5.

Legendaries for Enhancement Shaman

Currently there is an ideal first-craft Legendary for Enhancement in Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds. This is recommended to get early on, with the pattern dropping from Spires of Ascension.

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:

6.

Conduits for Enhancement Shaman

6.1.

Best Potency Conduits for Enhancement Shaman

  1. Unruly Winds Icon Unruly Winds (from De Other Side)
  2. Magma Fist Icon Magma Fist (from Sanguine Depths)
  3. Focused Lightning Icon Focused Lightning (from Spires of Ascension)
6.2.

Best Endurance Conduits for Enhancement Shaman

  1. Refreshing Waters Icon Refreshing Waters
  2. Vital Accretion Icon Vital Accretion

For more details regarding each individual Conduit, you can look at our dedicated Covenant, Soulbind, and Conduits page linked below:

7.

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:

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For the complete simulation results, check out Bloodmallet.com
8.

Stats

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.

9.

This is a recommended set of gear available exclusively from Dungeon drops. This excludes open world drops because of how random it can sometimes be to acquire them, so these serve as items to slot in whenever you can. Trinkets are not listed, as they are covered in the dedicated section above.

Note that as of Patch 9.0.5 these items can also be upgraded all the way up to 220 item level via the new Valor system, so if possible, hunting these items and upgrading them to fill any gaps in your gear is ideal.

Slot Item Source
Helm Nathrian Usurper's Mask Icon Nathrian Usurper's Mask Halls of Atonement
Neck Sin Stained Pendant Icon Sin Stained Pendant Halls of Atonement
Shoulder Plagueborne Shoulderguards Icon Plagueborne Shoulderguards Plaguefall
Cloak Drape of Twisted Loyalties Icon Drape of Twisted Loyalties Spires of Ascension
Chest Harness of Twisted Whims Icon Harness of Twisted Whims De Other Side
Wrists Fallen Paragon's Armguards Icon Fallen Paragon's Armguards Spires of Ascension
Gloves Grips of Overwhelming Beatings Icon Grips of Overwhelming Beatings Theater of Pain
Belt Executor's Prideful Girdle Icon Executor's Prideful Girdle Sanguine Depths
Legs Lichbone Legguards Icon Lichbone Legguards The Necrotic Wake
Boots Spatial Rift Striders Icon Spatial Rift Striders De Other Side
Ring #1 Stitchflesh's Misplaced Signet Icon Stitchflesh's Misplaced Signet The Necrotic Wake
Ring #2 Bloodoath Signet Icon Bloodoath Signet Theater of Pain
Weapons Stone General's Edge Icon Stone General's Edge Sanguine Depths
Alternative Gorebound Predator's Gavel Icon Gorebound Predator's Gavel Theater of Pain
10.

This section contains the best gear to look for in the Castle Nathria raid. It does not include anything from outside sources, so with some drops you have access to you might have better choices.

Note that the weapons come from Venerated Anima Spherule Icon Venerated Anima Spherules that are tokens. These provide different weapons depending on your covenant, but all require this token to purchase.

Slot Item Source
Helm Helm of Insatiable Appetite Icon Helm of Insatiable Appetite Hungering Destroyer
Neck Charm of Eternal Winter Icon Charm of Eternal Winter Huntsman Altimor
Shoulder Pauldrons of Fatal Finality Icon Pauldrons of Fatal Finality Sire Denathrius
Cloak Crest of the Legionnaire General Icon Crest of the Legionnaire General Stone Legion Generals
Chest Consumptive Chainmail Carapace Icon Consumptive Chainmail Carapace Hungering Destroyer
Wrists Bangles of Errant Pride Icon Bangles of Errant Pride Sun King's Salvation
Gloves Oathsworn Soldier's Gauntlets Icon Oathsworn Soldier's Gauntlets Stone Legion Generals
Belt Load-Bearing Belt Icon Load-Bearing Belt Sludgefist
Legs Memento-Laden Cuisses Icon Memento-Laden Cuisses Lady Inerva Darkvein
Boots Legionnaire's Bloodstained Sabatons Icon Legionnaire's Bloodstained Sabatons Castle Nathria Trash
Ring #1 Most Regal Signet of Sire Denathrius Icon Most Regal Signet of Sire Denathrius Sire Denathrius
Ring #2 Ritualist's Treasured Ring Icon Ritualist's Treasured Ring Lady Inerva Darkvein
Weapons Venerated Anima Spherule Icon Venerated Anima Spherule Sire Denathrius
Alternative Venerated Anima Spherule Icon Venerated Anima Spherule Hungering Destroyer
11.

Changelog

  • 09 Mar. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.0.5 with small note regarding Valor.
  • 21 Jan. 2021: Updated item levels for rewards, removed trinket recommendations due to Bloodmallet support.
  • 08 Dec. 2020: Updated with Castle Nathria gear.
  • 24 Nov. 2020: Page updated for Shadowlands launch.
  • 13 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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