Enhancement Shaman PvP Guide in Battle for Azeroth (BfA 8.3)

Last updated on Jan 16, 2020 at 18:54 by Mysticall 2 comments
General Information

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to play in a PvP environment. The guide will cover everything from talent choices, PvP talents, gameplay and rotation, and useful racial bonuses. It is most applicable to Arena content, but most talents and racial bonuses will work in Rated Battlegrounds and skirmishes.

If you were looking for WoW Classic content, please refer to our Classic Shaman PvP guide.

1.

Enhancement Shaman in the Current Meta

Enhancement Shamans have flown under the radar as far as damage goes. Although their sustained damage is low, what makes them scary is how strong their burst is. With tools such as Purge Icon Purge to dispel important enemy buffs and Heroism Icon Heroism/Bloodlust Icon Bloodlust being able to be used in Arenas they are certainly a threat to any class.

2.

Strengths of Enhancement Shaman

  • Strong burst damage
  • Decent mobility
  • Purge Icon Purge is crucial in matchups
3.

Weaknesses of Enhancement Shaman

  • Low sustained damage
  • Predictable burst damage
  • Very few defensive cooldowns
4.

Content of the Guide

This guide ended up being very long, so we decided to split it in different pages.

5.

Changelog

  • 16 Jan. 2020: This page was checked for patch 8.3 and no updates were necessary.
  • 05 Jan. 2020: Reorganized the guide in 7 different pages.
  • 24 Aug. 2019: Updated Horde races.
  • 16 Aug. 2019: Updated Alliance races.
  • 21 Jul. 2019: Several changes made for Patch 8.2.
    • Added Azerite Essence section.
    • Added Major and Minor Essence section.
    • Updated Azerite Traits section.
    • Updated Gear section.
    • Updated Burst Damage rotation.
  • 28 Apr. 2019: Several changes made to the guide.
    • Updated Gear section.
    • Updated Talent Table.
    • Updated Tier 7 regular talent.
    • Updated Burst Damage rotation.
  • 14 Mar. 2019: No major changes needed for Patch 8.1.5.
  • 31 Jan. 2019: Updated Gear Recommendations section.
  • 21 Jan. 2019: Updated Guide for patch 8.1.
    • Updated Stat Priority.
    • Updated Azerite Traits section.
    • Updated Talent Table.
    • Updated Tier 3 and 4 regular talents.
    • Updated PvP talents.
  • 05 Nov. 2018: Added Gear Recommendation section.
  • 08 Oct. 2018: Added talent table.
  • 02 Oct. 2018: Removed PvP Gear and War Mode sections.
  • 28 Sep. 2018: Added Azerite Traits section.
  • 06 Sep. 2018: Updated guide for Patch 8.0.1.
    • Updated Introduction and spec overview.
    • Added Stat priority.
    • Updated tier 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 regular talents.
    • Added PvP (War Mode) talents and gear sections for the new BfA system.
    • Updated Racial Bonuses section.
    • Updated Burst Damage and Sustained Damage sections.
    • Updated Defensive section.
    • Updated Macros section.
    • Removed Gear section.
    • Removed Artifact Traits and Relics sections.
  • 23 May 2018: Added an Arena Compositions section.
  • 07 Apr. 2018: Made several updates to the guide and its structure.
    • Added sections for Macros, Strengths, and Weaknesses.
    • Moved Gear, Artifact Traits, and Relics sections to the end, since they are not that important.
  • 20 Feb. 2018: No major changes needed for Patch 7.3.5.
  • 11 Nov. 2017: Fixed an error whereby we were referring to a golden trait by an incorrect name.
  • 15 Sep. 2017: A few changes were made for Patch 7.3.
    • Removed Artifact Trait descriptions.
    • Changed recommended Tier 5 and 7 regular talents.
    • Updated burst and sustained damage rotations.
  • 17 Jul. 2017: Changed recommended Tier 1, 4 and 7 regular talents. Updated opener and sustained damage.
  • 01 Jun. 2017: Enhancement Shaman PvP Guide was created.
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