Enhancement Shaman DPS Stat Priority — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1
On this page, you will find out the optimal stat priority for your Enhancement Shaman. We first present the stat priority, before delving into more complex explanations. Our content is updated for World of Warcraft — Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1.
1. The Basics of Stats for Enhancement Shaman
The simple stat priority for an Enhancement Shaman is:
- Critical Strike = Versatility;
Note that in AoE and Cleave situations, Mastery rises to the value of Haste, making it extremely strong in current BfA content.
1.1. Breakpoints & Ratios
Enhancement in Battle for Azeroth, much like most classes, heavily relies on Primary stats, and this means item level is (as a very general rule) preferred on most gear. It also does not currently appear to have any fixed ratios to aim for between secondaries. Ideally, to decide on specific gear, you should generate your own stat weight plot within SimulationCraft, as due to this, the stats currently present on your gear can drastically alter which is the ideal choice.
Currently, there is a small bump for Enhancement that exists at approximately 21% Haste. This is caused by granting an additional Global Cooldown and Auto Attack within a 15 second window, granting extra strength for both Ascendance and Elemental Spirits talents, which is the period in which we are doing the highest damage. This however is very difficult to reach in early Battle for Azeroth, and you should not worry about it.
Note, after this point Haste only increases in value, so it does not discourage the stat after reaching this.
2. Getting a Better Understanding of Enhancement Shaman Stats
Agility provides you with Attack Power, which increases the damage of your melee attacks and abilities.
Critical Strike increases the chance for your attacks and abilities to critically strike, dealing double damage.
Haste increases the speed of your melee autoattacks, enabling you to get more procs Stormbringer and Windfury procs. You will also generate more Maelstrom due to your Maelstrom Weapon passive. Haste also decreases the your Global Cooldown to a minimum of 0.750 seconds, and reduce the cooldown of your Stormstrike, Rockbiter, Crash Lightning, Overcharge, and Flametongue abilities.
Versatility increases all damage and healing you do, and reduces all damage taken.
- 15 Sep. 2018: Added note regarding Mastery being strong in AoE.
- 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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