Enhancement Shaman DPS Gear and Best in Slot — Dragonflight 10.2

Last updated on Nov 07, 2023 at 23:00 by Wordup 34 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 Dragonflight 10.2.

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

1.

Gearing an Enhancement Shaman

Welcome to our Gear and BiS Page for Enhancement Shaman for Dragonflight 10.2. Check this page to learn everything you need to know about gearing a Enhancement Shaman, including the BiS Gear from all sources, Raiding, and Mythic+, information on the best Trinkets, Tier Sets, and much more.

2.

BiS Gear Guide for Enhancement Shaman

Enhancement generally aims for the highest item level pieces available, aiming for a mixture of Mastery and Haste on gear pieces, with some deviations depending on build. The only items that tend not to follow the item level rule is Jewelry, as these have no Agility. Thus, power is weighted more toward ideal secondary stats. Visit our Stats page for more details.

3.

BiS Gear for Enhancement Shaman

Overall BiS List Mythic+ Gear BiS List Raid Gear BiS List
4.

BiS List for Enhancement Shaman

This list is the ideal DPS setup, including all sources available to us. This includes Crafting, Raids, Mythic+, and even The Great Vault. Therefore, think of this more as an end goal to work toward, as this list provides the most balanced end setup, assuming you have access to everything. All crafted pieces listed will be using a Draconic Missive of the Feverflare Icon Draconic Missive of the Feverflare

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapons Soulrending Claw Icon Soulrending Claw (489) The Great Vault / Atal'Dazar
Alternatives Igira's Flaying Hatchet Icon Igira's Flaying Hatchet (489) Mythic Igira the Cruel
Helm Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws (489) Revival Catalyst, or Mythic Tindral Sageswift
Neck Eye of the Rising Flame Icon Eye of the Rising Flame (489) Mythic Tindral Sageswift
Shoulder Greatwolf Outcast's Companions Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Companions (489) Revival Catalyst, or Mythic Smolderon
Cloak Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl (486) Crafted by Tailoring, using Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch
Chest Greatwolf Outcast's Harness Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Harness (489) Revival Catalyst, or Mythic Nymue, Weaver of the Cycle
Bracers Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards (486) Crafted by Leatherworking
Gloves Greatwolf Outcast's Grips Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Grips (489) Revival Catalyst, or Mythic Igira the Cruel
Belt Reality-Warping Waistband Icon Reality-Warping Waistband (489) The Great Vault / Dawn of the Infinite
Legs Nettle-Scarred Greaves Icon Nettle-Scarred Greaves (489) The Great Vault / Waycrest Manor
Boots Whelp Handler's Lined Boots Icon Whelp Handler's Lined Boots (489) The Great Vault / Darkheart Thicket
Ring #1 Band of Burning Thorns Icon Band of Burning Thorns (489) Mythic Larodar, Keeper of the Flame
Ring #2 Arch-Druid's Tainted Seal Icon Arch-Druid's Tainted Seal (489) The Great Vault / Darkheart Thicket
Trinket #1 Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge Icon Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge (489) Mythic Council of Dreams
Trinket #2 Cataclysmic Signet Brand Icon Cataclysmic Signet Brand (489) Mythic Smolderon
Alternative Porcelain Crab Icon Porcelain Crab (489) The Great Vault / Throne of the Tides
4.

Mythic+ Gear BiS List for Enhancement Shaman

This list contains the ideal options for each slot available from Mythic+ dungeons added in the Season 3 pool. These are items that are worth target farming if you are looking to gear up a character and have holes in your gear set. This does not include any Raid or Crafted items.

Note: this is not a list for the best gear to wear when doing Mythic+, and instead a list of the best gear available from these dungeons in each respective slot. For that, see the overall list.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapons Soulrending Claw Icon Soulrending Claw Atal'Dazar
Alternative Fallen Drake's Bonesplitter Icon Fallen Drake's Bonesplitter Dawn of the Infinite
Helm Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws Revival Catalyst
Neck Chain of the Green Flight Icon Chain of the Green Flight Darkheart Thicket
Shoulder Greatwolf Outcast's Companions Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Companions Revival Catalyst
Cloak Drape of the Raven Lord Icon Drape of the Raven Lord Black Rook Hold
Chest Greatwolf Outcast's Harness Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Harness Revival Catalyst
Bracers Slaughterhouse-Chain Bracers Icon Slaughterhouse-Chain Bracers Waycrest Manor
Gloves Greatwolf Outcast's Grips Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Grips Revival Catalyst
Belt Reality-Warping Waistband Icon Reality-Warping Waistband Dawn of the Infinite
Legs Rockhide Leggings Icon Rockhide Leggings The Everbloom
Boots Whelp Handler's Lined Boots Icon Whelp Handler's Lined Boots Darkheart Thicket
Ring #1 Arch-Druid's Tainted Seal Icon Arch-Druid's Tainted Seal Darkheart Thicket
Ring #2 Band of Twisted Bark Icon Band of Twisted Bark Darkheart Thicket
Trinket #1 Porcelain Crab Icon Porcelain Crab Throne of the Tides
Trinket #2 Witherbark's Branch Icon Witherbark's Branch The Everbloom
4.

Raid Gear BiS List for Enhancement Shaman

This list provides the best item in each slot available within Amirdrassil if you need to inform your organized group of items you are looking out for. This does not include any Crafted pieces.

Note: this is not a list for the best gear to wear when Raiding, and instead a list of the best item available from the current raid in each slot. For that, see the overall list.

Slot Item Source/Note
Weapons Igira's Flaying Hatchet Icon Igira's Flaying Hatchet Assault of the Zaqali
Alternative Thorncaller Claw Icon Thorncaller Claw Council of Dreams
Helm Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Jaws Tindral Sageswift
Neck Eye of the Rising Flame Icon Eye of the Rising Flame Tindral Sageswift
Shoulder Greatwolf Outcast's Companions Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Companions Smolderon
Cloak Mantle of Blazing Sacrifice Icon Mantle of Blazing Sacrifice Smolderon
Chest Greatwolf Outcast's Harness Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Harness Nymue, Weaver of the Cycle
Bracers Twisted Flamecuffs Icon Twisted Flamecuffs Larodar, Keeper of the Flame
Gloves Greatwolf Outcast's Grips Icon Greatwolf Outcast's Grips Igira the Cruel
Belt Forlorn Leaf Clasp Icon Forlorn Leaf Clasp Gnarlroot
Legs Aerwynn's Ritual Sarong Icon Aerwynn's Ritual Sarong Council of Dreams
Boots Cleats of the Savage Claw Icon Cleats of the Savage Claw Council of Dreams
Ring #1 Band of Burning Thorns Icon Band of Burning Thorns Larodar, Keeper of the Flame
Ring #2 Daydreamer's Glimmering Ring Icon Daydreamer's Glimmering Ring Amirdrassil Trash
Trinket #1 Cataclysmic Signet Brand Icon Cataclysmic Signet Brand Smolderon
Trinket #2 Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge Icon Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge Council of Dreams
3.1.

Enchants and Sockets

If you have a new piece of gear containing prismatic sockets or are eligible to be enchanted, you can find everything you need to pick the best one for the job on our dedicated enchants page below.

4.

"Simming" Yourself as a Enhancement Shaman

Throughout this page and elsewhere in our guide, we regularly refer to the importance of simming yourself on Raidbots. This is because every character is unique, and each individual gear piece you have access to can change the overall balance and alter what is best right now for you.

While we do offer generic sim charts for Trinkets and offer recommendations, these are not complete replacements for simming yourself. The only way to truly optimize your character to that degree is by making use of the tools available!

If you are new to simming and Raidbots, check out our detailed guide below.

5.

Tier Set Bonus for Enhancement Shaman in Season 3

6.

Dragonflight Set Bonuses

Season 3: Amirdrassil Season 2: Aberrus Season 1: Vault
5.1.

Amirdrassil Tier Set bonus for Enhancement Shaman

Tier sets are unique bonuses tied to each Season of Dragonflight, comprised of 5 gear pieces. Bonuses are unlocked at 2 and 4 pieces equipped, and the Vision of the Greatwolf Outcast focuses on your Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave ability:

  • Shaman Enhancement 10.2 Class Set 2pc Icon Shaman Enhancement 10.2 Class Set 2pc - Casting Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave summons one Lightning imbued Feral Spirit Icon Feral Spirit that increases your Nature damage by 20% for 15 seconds.
  • Shaman Enhancement 10.2 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Enhancement 10.2 Class Set 4pc - Each Feral Spirit Icon Feral Spirit wolf you spawn reduces the cooldown of your Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave ability by 7 seconds.

Much like last season, this requires you to spend at least one talent point to gain access to Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave to trigger the effect. For Elementalist builds, this talent path is already part of the loadout, while Storm sacrifices either a point in Elemental Assault Icon Elemental Assault or Legacy of the Frost Witch Icon Legacy of the Frost Witch (depending on single-target or AoE) to get the base ability.

The 2-piece wolf counts as an Elemental Spirits Icon Elemental Spirits imbued wolf , so it increases all Nature damage in the same way, and activates the ticking Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon from Feral Spirit Icon Feral Spirit when summoned. The 4-piece grants the cooldown reduction for each individual wolf including the 2-piece, meaning a Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave cast into Feral Spirit Icon Feral Spirit reduces the cooldown by 21 seconds each cycle.

The priority is usually to ignore the Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon CDR for Feral Spirit Icon Feral Spirit via Witch Doctor's Ancestry Icon Witch Doctor's Ancestry and prioritize cycling Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave faster, but do not hold either for too long to do this. It will vary significantly throughout an encounter because of the variable cooldown rates of Feral Spirit in particular. The gameplay of the bonus is just a faster rotational pace, but otherwise is played much like Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave usually is. Additional details on how to play around this window correctly can be found in a dedicated section on our Rotation page below:

5.2.

When to Switch Set Bonuses

Ideally, you should switch to the Season 3 bonus as early as possible as a priority, but only do so when you have full access to the new 4-piece. This is due to each requiring a talent point investment, diluting the value until you can focus on one or the other, and strongly weighting toward the 4-piece effects.

5.2.

Aberrus Tier Set bonus for Enhancement Shaman

The Runes of the Cinderwolf bonuses from the Season 2 are still usable, focusing on Sundering Icon Sundering. The bonuses were as follows:

  • Shaman Enhancement 10.1 Class Set 2pc Icon Shaman Enhancement 10.1 Class Set 2pc - Sundering Icon Sundering grants you 24% Mastery for 15 seconds.
  • Shaman Enhancement 10.1 Class Set 4pc Icon Shaman Enhancement 10.1 Class Set 4pc - Sundering Icon Sundering also increases your Physical and Fire damage dealt by 20% for 15 seconds. Additionally, your next two Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning casts within 15 seconds will deal 20% additional damage and refund 50% of the Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon stacks spent.

While these bonuses do remove your ability to use Sundering Icon Sundering as a CC tool (mostly because so much is baked into it), it provides a very potent burst tool. This lines up with Primordial Wave Icon Primordial Wave or Doom Winds Icon Doom Winds for extra layered burst, and in AoE, the bonus Chain Lightning Icon Chain Lightning damage is very powerful. While still using this bonus, talenting into Sundering Icon Sundering is mandatory.

Ideally, we switch out either the Chest or Gloves, as both of these have neither Haste or Mastery present.

Additional details on how to play around this window correctly can be found in a dedicated section on our Rotation page below:

5.3.

Vault of the Incarnates Tier Set Bonus for Enhancement Shaman

The Elements of Infused Earth bonuses from the Season 1 are still usable, and were as follows:

  • Enhancement Shaman 2pc Icon Enhancement Shaman 2pc causes Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike casts to increase the damage of your next direct Fire, Frost, or Nature spell by 10%, and generate a charge of Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon.
  • Enhancement Shaman 4pc Icon Enhancement Shaman 4pc causes your Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon consuming spells to grant 0.5% Haste per stack consumed for 3 seconds.

Both of these bonuses are powerful for all situations. It further increases our Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon generation and increases an incentive to spend efficiently, but requires no rotational changes to make use of.

6.

Best Crafted Items for Enhancement Shaman

With Dragonflight Professions, you can craft items with customizable stats in nearly all slots with up to Item Level 486. This means that for many non-tier slots, Crafted items are a competitive alternative when gearing quickly or to fill up gaps in your gearset.

If you want to learn more about the Crafting system in general and potentially craft your own items for less Gold, check out our dedicated page below.

7.

Best Enhancement Shaman Crafting Order

Crafting Order Crafting Details
7.1.

Best Crafting Order for Enhancement Shaman

This is our general recommendation for the best Crafting Order. Due to weapons providing an extremely high amount of value for one spark, it always comes first, then Embellishment items. All crafts, unless otherwise stated, use a Draconic Missive of the Feverflare Icon Draconic Missive of the Feverflare wherever possible.

  1. Obsidian Seared Facesmasher Icon Obsidian Seared Facesmasher Main Hand (or any Agility one-hand that is not a Dagger or Sword). Put Fang Adornments Icon Fang Adornments on this to start.
  2. Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards.
  3. Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl Icon Vibrant Wildercloth Shawl - put Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch on and remove the Fang Adornments Icon Fang Adornments from the weapon.
  4. Signet of Titanic Insight Icon Signet of Titanic Insight (with Alchemical Flavor Pocket Icon Alchemical Flavor Pocket)

After this point, we recommend using sims to judge if there are any gaps in your gearing that could be improved with the right craft. When it comes to upgrading with Aspect's Dreaming Crest Icon Aspect's Dreaming Crest, you should immediately upgrade your weapon (you can also skip this craft if you get a very early Mythic weapon drop). After that, the priority is Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards and then your off-piece.

7.1.

Enhancement Shaman Crafting Details

Embellishments either come set on items as standard or can be added with an optional reagent when crafting the piece. These provide additional bonuses (and in some cases quite large ones) but are limited to two. Due to there being so many options, here we explain in detail the ones available that are worth considering:

  • Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards - a strong all-round performer, coming with good uptime on both sides of the buff, which can be activated simultaneously. Its main issue is clashing with the Engineering bracers for those who want to make use of them.
  • Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch Icon Shadowflame-Tempered Armor Patch - the strongest single-target single embellishment that can be paired with the above bracers. While not very good in AoE scenarios; other options are harder to get full value out of.
  • Blue Silken Lining Icon Blue Silken Lining* - in AoE situations this is one of the strongest options in theory, but realistically keeping yourself above 90% throughout an encounter when we struggle to survive to begin with is a big ask.
  • Elemental Lariat Icon Elemental Lariat - provides an additional secondary proc dependent on your current gem setup. This is an ideal second embellishment, but requires 6+ gem slots to compete, which is very hard to come by early in the season. Consider crafting later.
  • Alchemical Flavor Pocket Icon Alchemical Flavor Pocket* - this does not require an Embellishment slot, and as such, it is worth using to avoid losing your Well Fed buff should you die.
  • Fang Adornments Icon Fang Adornments - (Weapon only) adds a single-target damage proc. These are an option very early on if you craft a weapon first and can be replaced after you get new sparks.
  • Undulating Sporecloak Icon Undulating Sporecloak - While Patch 10.2 added Versatility while above the health threshold, unfortunately, the nerf just before patch launch killed its momentum. While this has some small defensive benefits, it is not nearly as potent as before and is harder to recommend outside of key pushing.
  • Infurious Boots of Reprieve Icon Infurious Boots of Reprieve - These were strong in Season 2 due to the synergy with the set bonus follow-up after Sundering Icon Sundering. With that bonus going away, the strength of these goes down, and are no longer worth considering.
  • Horizon Strider's Set - While a good effect, we hit Haste diminishing returns too quickly in Season 3, and since this costs two Embellishments, is no longer worth it in Season 3.
  • Acidic Hailstone Treads Icon Acidic Hailstone Treads - while these do technically sim well and perform in single-target, the downside of losing 10-20% movement speed when using a Toxified Armor Patch Icon Toxified Armor Patch is significant, which can (and likely will) get you killed. Craft at your own risk.
7.1.

Engineering Specialty Pieces

A specialty item worth looking at, especially for Mythic+, is the Engineering pieces. The Head (Oscillating Wilderness Opticals Icon Oscillating Wilderness Opticals) requires Engineering as your profession, while the Bracers (Complicated Cuffs Icon Complicated Cuffs) can be used by anyone and either allow you to use the Tinker: Arclight Vital Correctors Icon Tinker: Arclight Vital Correctors giving you access to a Combat res, which can be game-changing. The only real downside is that it clashes with our strongest embellishment in Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards Icon Adaptive Dracothyst Armguards, so is harder to slot in the Season 3 gear set.

If using these, they also come entirely with one stat, meaning you should craft them with either the Meticulously-Tuned Gear Icon Meticulously-Tuned Gear for Mastery, or the Rapidly Ticking Gear Icon Rapidly Ticking Gear for Haste. Non-engineers should also fit this with a Critical Failure Prevention Unit Icon Critical Failure Prevention Unit, while Engineers should use the Calibrated Safety Switch Icon Calibrated Safety Switch.

8.

Trinkets for Enhancement Shaman in Season 3

There are a number of strong options available for Enhancement in Season 3 coming from a variety of different sources. Key ones to look for in order of strength are:

Trinket Note
Cataclysmic Signet Brand Icon Cataclysmic Signet Brand Deals extremely high single-target damage but takes up to 3 minutes to fully ramp up. While the backlash damage is quite high, surviving through it is fine and definitely worth it. In Mythic+, on the other hand, the unreliability of maintaining it between pulls makes it more niche.
Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge Icon Pip's Emerald Friendship Badge Great all-rounder trinket that provides both passive stats and short extra bursts with a solid proc rate. One of our top two trinkets, providing solid increases to both single-target and AoE, and the high uptime works well with our more consistent damage profile.
Porcelain Crab Icon Porcelain Crab Very consistent Mastery proc with some free Avoidance added in. Extremely good passive option that provides our ideal stat, working well both in single-target and AoE. With a 40% uptime and some extra defense on top, this is excellent for Mythic+.
Witherbark's Branch Icon Witherbark's Branch Grants a huge amount of Mastery when used, requiring a small mini-game of collecting orbs. These orbs stack, and it refreshes the buff with each orb collected, meaning you can either collect them all quickly or play to extend them. Enhancement can deal extremely good burst AoE with this, but due to the less explosive burst cooldowns it has, it does not leverage the short duration well, so should try to stagger it as much as possible.
Coiled Serpent Idol Icon Coiled Serpent Idol Deals solid damage and has a failsafe for AoE if your target dies. Competes with other strong direct damage trinkets in single-target, but has some issues with AI and range on the procs that can limit its power.
8.1.

Trinket Simulations for Enhancement Shaman

These are generic simulations from Bloodmallet, giving you a rough overview of strong Enhancement Shaman Trinkets. It is not a replacement for simming yourself, but can still offer a quick reference point.

Check out the BiS Lists if you just want to know the best Trinkets from M+ and Raid.

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BiS Trinkets for Enhancement Shaman

Single-target Raid Mythic+ AoE
10.

Best Raiding & Single-Target Trinkets for Enhancement Shaman

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Best Mythic+ & AoE Trinkets for Enhancement Shaman

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Changelog

  • 07 Nov. 2023: Updated to remove Sporecloak recommendation, switched Dracothyst/Shadowflame.
  • 06 Nov. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.2.
  • 04 Sep. 2023: Restructured for Patch 10.1.7, information remains the same.
  • 20 Jul. 2023: Added Sporecloak to crafts for high Mythic+.
  • 12 Jul. 2023: Increased value for Accelerating Sandglass due to patch release update.
  • 10 Jul. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1.5 adding Dawn of the Infinite gear and cleaning up Crafting section.
  • 25 May 2023: Added section on Cataclysm Timewalking.
  • 09 May 2023: Updated to adjust for trinket changes.
  • 01 May 2023: Updated for Patch 10.1 and Season 2 release with new gear recommendations.
  • 24 Mar. 2023: Updated for Primordial Gemstones hotfixes.
  • 20 Mar. 2023: Updated for Patch 10.0.7 with Onyx Annulet recommendations.
  • 24 Jan. 2023: Reviewed for Patch 10.0.5.
  • 11 Dec. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight Season 1.
  • 28 Nov. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight launch.
  • 25 Oct. 2022: Updated for Dragonflight pre-patch.
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