Enhancement Shaman DPS Stat Priority — Shadowlands 9.0.2

Last updated on Nov 24, 2020 at 01:28 by Wordup 6 comments
General Information

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 — Shadowlands 9.0.2.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Enhancement Shaman DPS stat priority.

1.

General Stat Priority

The general stat priority for a Enhancement Shaman is:

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

Agility has once again risen to the strongest stat after the stat squish that has happened in Shadowlands, with Haste winning out on the secondary front, due to the cooldown reduction it provides in your rotation.

Mastery is weaker overall, but gains a lot of ground in AoE situations. Remember that due to secondary stat diminishing returns, stat values vary a lot between characters, so we strongly advise simulating your own character here.

2.

Gems, Enchants, and Consumables

The gems, enchants, and consumables you will use are directly derived from your stat priority and you can find our advice on this topic in our dedicated page.

2.1.

Breakpoints & Ratios

Enhancement does not run into any hard breakpoints on its own, but will be affected by the secondary stat diminishing returns at higher gear levels. Agility is expected to remain dominant, and Haste to scale well enough to always stay a solid stat, however, due to the extra cooldown reduction and flow improvements it provides. After this, you should be aiming to keep your stats as balanced as possible. As always, we recommend you sim your own character on Raidbots when possible, due to the stats present on your other gear pieces often having a big impact on what you should equip.

3.

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. This increases the frequency of your Windfury Weapon Icon Windfury Weapon procs (and by extension Stormbringer Icon Stormbringer chances), and your Maelstrom Weapon Icon Maelstrom Weapon stack generation. Haste also decreases the your Global Cooldown to a minimum of 0.75 seconds, and reduces the cooldown of your Stormstrike Icon Stormstrike, Lava Lash Icon Lava Lash, Crash Lightning Icon Crash Lightning, and Frost Shock Icon Frost Shock/Flame Shock Icon Flame Shock abilities, alongside some talent selections.

Mastery, through Mastery: Enhanced Elements Icon Mastery: Enhanced Elements, increases all Fire, Frost, and Nature damage you deal alongside increasing your chance to proc Stormbringer Icon Stormbringer and Windfury Weapon Icon Windfury Weapon.

Versatility increases all damage and healing you do, and reduces all damage taken.

4.

Changelog

  • 24 Nov. 2020: Page updated for Shadowlands launch.
  • 13 Oct. 2020: Page updated for the Shadowlands pre-patch.
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