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Enhancement Shaman DPS NetherLight Crucible Relic Paths (Legion 7.3)

Last updated on Sep 12, 2017 at 16:11 by Wordup 377 comments

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General Information

This page will help you choose the right paths on your Netherlight Crucible as a a Enhancement Shamans. It is updated for World of Warcraft Legion 7.3. For more information, please read our Guide to the Netherlight Crucible.

The other pages of our Enhancement Shaman guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Wordup, a frequent theorycrafter involved in a number of class communities. He is also an experienced player who has been in the world top 100 since the days of Sunwell, currently raiding in Echoes. You can also follow him on Twitter.

1. Optimization between Light/Shadow Tier 2 and Relic Tier 3 Choices

Netherlight Crucible

Optimizing the Netherlight Crucible for Enhancement is slightly different to some other specs, largely due to the relatively low value of many Relic traits that can be improved that will be presented to you as an option, and the general strength of the Tier 2 Light/Shadow traits that you have available to you. Due to that, it will be quite specific to you and the choices the Crucible gives you as to the path you take, rather than a universal rule.

For each of the Tier 2 and Tier 3 options on the Crucible then, I have added a value next to each choice that has been calculated through SimulationCraft, based on the equivalent Item Level value each trait is. To work out your best choice with the options, simply take the values of the Tier 2 and tier 3 options you use, combine them and select the highest possible combination.

2. Tier 2 Priorities

The Light/Shadow traits on Tier 2 present the highest possible value for you to gain on the Crucible. Below, I have listed them into 3 brackets of strength, alongside a relative Item Level equivalency:

2.1. Best

2.2. Good

2.3. Weak

Note that anything with defensive added next to it has additional benefit from through the defensive bonuses they also grant. This has no value for dealing damage, but some players may want to focus on this depending on the content they participate in.

3. Tier 3 Priorities

Ideally, you should attempt to take the best Tier 2 trait to lead to the highest value Tier 3 trait. However, if you find that the Tier 2 option would outvalue any of the Tier 3 options available to you, then deciding instead based on the Light/Shadow choice is optimal. Note that these values are much more specific than those on the Relic page, as they have been done at a much more specific gear level to allow for more focus. These may be different on specific characters, but these are a good general outline:

  1. Crashing Hammer Icon Crashing Hammer 1.3/AoE focused - 3.2
  2.  Icon Wind Strikes - 2.5
  3.  Icon Gathering of the Maelstrom - 2.1
  4.  Icon Wind Surge - 2.0
  5.  Icon Weapons of the Elements - 1.7
  6.  Icon Forged in Lava - 1
  7.  Icon Gathering Storms - 0.6

The traits not listed here ( Icon Elemental Healing,  Icon Spiritual Healing, and  Icon Spirit of the Maelstrom) are very low value traits that are either defensively oriented or provide little to no benefit, and should be avoided wherever possible.

4. ChangeLog

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  • 12 Sep. 2017: Added Netherlight Crucible page for Enhancement Shaman.
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