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Enhancement Shaman DPS Stat Priority (Legion 7.3.2)

Last updated on Aug 28, 2017 at 21:30 by Wordup 381 comments

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General Information

On this page, we explain what the best statistics are for Enhancement Shamans in World of Warcraft Legion 7.3.2, how the class benefits from each of them.

The statistics priority is important as it influences itemisation choices (gear, enchants, and gems).

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. Basics

The stat priority for an Enhancement Shaman is:

  1. Haste = Mastery;
  2. Agility;
  3. Versatility;
  4. Critical Strike.

1.1. Breakpoints & Ratios

Currently there is a soft breakpoint for Enhancement that exists around 25% Haste. This is due to fitting in an additional Global Cooldown within the  Icon Doom Winds effect, and the  Icon Unleash Doom proc. Whilst this is not necessary and you should not sacrifice excessive stats to achieve this, it is beneficial and if you find yourself in a situation where you can achieve this, you should aim for it.

2. Getting a Better Understanding

Agility provides you with Attack Power, which increases the damage of your melee attacks.

Mastery, through Mastery: Enhanced Elements Icon Mastery: Enhanced Elements, increases all of your Fire, Frost, and Nature damage and further increases the chance to proc Stormbringer Icon Stormbringer and Windfury Icon Windfury.

Haste increases the speed of your melee autoattacks, enabling you to get more procs on Stormbringer Icon Stormbringer and Windfury Icon Windfury. You will also generate more Maelstrom Power due to your Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon passive. Haste also decreases the cooldown of Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike, Rockbiter Icon Rockbiter, Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning, and Flametongue Icon Flametongue.

Critical Strike increases the damage of your attacks and spells.

Versatility is a flat-out damage done increase and damage taken reduction.

3. ChangeLog

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  • 28 Aug. 2017: No changes needed for Patch 7.3.
  • 12 Jun. 2017: Updated for Patch 7.2.5 to note Haste and Mastery being equal.
  • 27 Mar. 2017: No changes needed for Patch 7.2.
  • 09 Jan. 2017: Checked and confirmed for 7.1.5, changing Vers vs. Crit
  • 28 Oct. 2016: Updated stat priority and descriptions (Vers>Crit)
  • 11 Oct. 2016: Updated stat priority to note Mastery:Haste ratio is no longer present.
  • 29 Aug. 2016: Updated for Legion's launch.
  • 24 Jul. 2016: Addendum with mastery haste scaling.
  • 18 Jul. 2016: Updated for the Legion pre-patch.
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