Enhancement Shaman DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Shadowlands 9.2.5

Last updated on May 31, 2022 at 00:05 by Wordup 25 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 9.2.5.

If you were looking for TBC Classic content, please refer to our TBC Classic Enhancement Shaman 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.

3.1.

General Simulations

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

4.

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 pick is strongly dictated by the type of damage profile you are looking for, and also decides a lot of the other options you make:

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:

5.

Conduits for Enhancement Shaman

5.1.

Best Potency Conduits for Enhancement Shaman

  1. Focused Lightning Icon Focused Lightning
  2. Elysian Dirge Icon Elysian Dirge (Kyrian), Tumbling Waves Icon Tumbling Waves (Necrolord), Essential Extraction Icon Essential Extraction (Night Fae) or Lavish Harvest Icon Lavish Harvest (Venthyr AoE)
  3. Magma Fist Icon Magma Fist (with Hot Hand), Unruly Winds Icon Unruly Winds (with Doom Winds), Chilled to the Core Icon Chilled to the Core (with neither).
5.2.

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

6.

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
7.

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.

8.

Tier 28 Set Bonus

Patch 9.2 adds in two- and four-piece set bonuses available for all specializations, adding in effects built around class mechanics when equipped. The Enhancement effects are as follows:

This can be obtained from bosses within the Sepulcher of the First Ones and the Great Vault. First and foremost you should aim to activate the four piece bonus, but the weakest piece is the Helm, so if you have the choice this is the one to avoid. You can find more details on our Rotation page covering the impact of the bonuses for Enhancement:

These pieces can also be accessed outside of the regular drop sources through the new Creation Catalyst system, which will become active roughly 8 weeks after the patch launches. This allows you to use resources gathered on Zereth Mortis to convert items that share slots with Tier pieces into Tier, enabling the set bonus requirements.

8.1.

Domination Shards

Patch 9.2 disables these effects in all forms of content outside of Torghast, The Maw and the Sanctum of Domination raid, so they are no longer something to worry about optimizing.

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.

Slot Item Source
Helm Amphitheater Stalker's Hood Icon Amphitheater Stalker's Hood Theater of Pain
Neck Sin Stained Pendant Icon Sin Stained Pendant Halls of Atonement
Shoulder Wintersnap Shoulderguards Icon Wintersnap Shoulderguards Mists of Tirna Scithe
Cloak Drape of Titanic Dreams Icon Drape of Titanic Dreams Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
Chest Embrace of the Relicbinder Icon Embrace of the Relicbinder Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
Wrists Confiscated Bracers of Concealment Icon Confiscated Bracers of Concealment Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
Gloves Gavel Pounders Icon Gavel Pounders Tazavesh, the Veiled Market
Belt Executor's Prideful Girdle Icon Executor's Prideful Girdle Sanguine Depths
Legs Wind Dancer's Legguards Icon Wind Dancer's Legguards Sanguine Depths
Boots Spatial Rift Striders Icon Spatial Rift Striders De Other Side
Ring #1 Death God's Signet Icon Death God's Signet De Other Side
Ring #2 Signet of the False Accuser Icon Signet of the False Accuser Halls of Atonement
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 Sepulcher of the First Ones raid. It does not include anything from outside sources, so with some drops you have access to you might have better choices.

Slot Item Source
Helm Theurgic Starspeaker's Howl Icon Theurgic Starspeaker's Howl Anduin Wrynn
Neck Worldkiller Iris Icon Worldkiller Iris The Jailer
Shoulder Theurgic Starspeaker's Adornment Icon Theurgic Starspeaker's Adornment Lords of Dread
Cloak Shroud of the Sire's Chosen Icon Shroud of the Sire's Chosen Lords of Dread
Chest Theurgic Starspeaker's Adornment Icon Theurgic Starspeaker's Adornment Rygelon
Wrists Interdimensional Manica Icon Interdimensional Manica Rygelon
Gloves Theurgic Starspeaker's Runebindings Icon Theurgic Starspeaker's Runebindings Lihuvim, Principal Architect
Belt King's Wolfheart Waistband Icon King's Wolfheart Waistband Anduin Wrynn
Legs Epochal Oppressor's Greaves Icon Epochal Oppressor's Greaves The Jailer
Boots Winter's Stampeding Striders Icon Winter's Stampeding Striders Prototype Pantheon
Ring #1 Loquacious Keeper's Peridot Icon Loquacious Keeper's Peridot Lihuvim, Principal Architect
Ring #2 Rygelon's Heraldric Ring Icon Rygelon's Heraldric Ring Rygelon
Weapons Domination's Deliverance Icon Domination's Deliverance The Jailer
Alternative Maestro's Malice Icon Maestro's Malice Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle
11.

Changelog

  • 31 May 2022: Page reviewed for Patch 9.2.5.
  • 21 Feb. 2022: Updated for Patch 9.2.
  • 01 Nov. 2021: Checked for Patch 9.1.5, small touch ups regarding Domination Shards.
  • 29 Jun. 2021: Updated for Patch 9.1.
  • 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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